Amanda Isabelle “Mandy” Story

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      Many Zimmermans always believed my great-grandfather Parker L. Zimmerman was married five times.  However, Parker was married three times to Victoria Harris, Mellie Bollinger and Lydia Margaret “Dollie” Story.  It was actually Parker’ sister-in-law Amanda Isabelle “Mandy” Story, who was married five times.      Mandy was born in Illinois on July 16, 1877 to George Washington

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Herman Johannpeter (1878 – 1921)

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     When I started researching the family history, I only knew about two of my great-grandmother Caroline “Lee” Ellis’ nee Johannpeter’s siblings.  My grandfather told me a lot about his Uncle “Jules”, Julius Johannpeter.  Grandpa lived with Uncle Jules from the time he left Missouri Military Academy in 1932 until he married my grandmother, Alvina Ellis nee Mosblech in

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Dollie Margarete Zimmerman (1885 – 1951)

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     My great-grandmother Dollie Margarete Zimmerman was born Lydia Margarete Story in Whittington, Illinois on June 23, 1885.  Her father was George W. Story.  Great Grandma’s mother was named Malinda.  I do not have much information on either of them.      Great Grandma found employment as a school teacher at Schrum School in Bollinger County, Missouri indicating she

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