looking for info on "Nellie" (Helen?) M. King born abt 1868 and her parents who are unknown to me

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Hello. I am trying unsuccessfully to find info on my g g grandfather's wife Nellie" (Helen?) M. King. Born abt August1868 died 1920 in Ramsey county, Minnesota, usa. She married John J Geisenhoff abt 1889... My Great grandmother told me many yrs ago that her mother's family was from county clare. Any info or help on where else I should search would be appreciated. Thank you. Heather. Spiralpipedream@gmail.com
in Genealogy Help by Heather Shaw G2G1 (1.2k points)

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This Ellen/Nellie's b. MN abt 1869/1870,  mother and from the census data - all her grandparents were born in Ire. Her father is listed as b IA, PA, NY etc???  Maybe you will recognize the names of the siblings - Effa, Edwin, Agnes to be able to tell if there is a connection?   In 1900 Agnes, dau of James and Sarah are in ND with a brother William b ND.

Minnesota, Marriages, 1849-1950

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groom John Geisenhoff

bride's name: Nellie M. King

marriage date: 20 Nov 1888

marriage place: St. Paul, Ramsey, MN

Minnesota, State Census, 1875   Ellington, Dodge, MN

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 James King M 26  IA/IRE/IRE

 Sarah King F 27  IRE/IRE/IRE

 Nellie King  F 5 MN

 Eddie King M 3 MN

 Effie King F 2  MN


United States Census, August 1870  Elba, Winona, MN

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 Michael Mcguire M 50y IRE

 James King M 22y PA

 Sarah King F 24y IRE

 Etta King F 1y MN

 Ellen King  F 3m MN

 Patrick King M 34y IRE


U S Census, 1880 Ellington, Dodge, MN

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self  James King M 33 NY

wife  Sarah King F 35 IRE

son  Edwin King M 11 MN

dau  Ellen King  F 10 MN

dau  Effa King F 7 MN

Minnesota, Births and Christenings, 1840-1980

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Agnes King Female

baptism/christening place: , DODGE, MINNESOTA

birth  31 Mar 1881 birthplace: , DODGE, MINNESOTA

father's name: James King

mother's name: Sarah



by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (772k points)
selected by Heather Shaw
These are the right ppl, thank you for the help
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Under Minnesota Marriage index 1849-1950 it shows:

John Geisenhoff married Nellie M. King 20 Nov 1888 at St. Paul, Ramsey, MN.


Under Minnesota Birth and Christenings Index 1840-1980 it shows:

Jerome Bockman Geisenhoff born 27 Jun 1896 at St. Paul, Ramsey, MN. The parents named are John Geisenhoff and Nellie King.

The 1910 US Census for St Paul Ward 4, Ramsey, MN has C. C. King as head of the household, widowed. She is 81y old and was born in WV. Daughter named Virginia M. is 55y born WV, Nellie J. is 43y and divorced, born MN; Walter King is 35y born MN. A Minnie Duprand is 35y born Germany with Horace D. Duprand 6y, born MN.

There was an Owen King in the 1910 US Census in St. Paul Ward 7, Ramsey, MN who was 76y old and born in Ireland. It's possible that he could be related to Nellie M. King's father who may have been born in Ireland.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Not sure these are the right ppl as I believe c.c. king and wife were from germany, but I will look into it further. Thank you for the assistance

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