Jessie (Greenhair White) LaMere

Jessie (Greenhair White) LaMere (1881 - bef. 1907)

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Jessie LaMere formerly Greenhair White
Born in Nebraska, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 26 Jan 1901 in Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska, United Statesmap
Died before in Nebraska, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 13 Sep 2019
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Jessie (Greenhair White) LaMere was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.




The name "Greenhair" in Hočąk would be Hįčowįga, from , "hair, fur"; čo, a color that span the spectrum from green through blue ("breen"); -wį-, an infix indicating female gender; -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This is known to be a name in the Wolf Clan. Her father had the name Green Hair, but her marriage certificate shows that she adopted the Anglo name "White."


Listed in the census of 1925 (#504) as having been the mother of Pearl LaMere, the oldest daughter of Oliver LaMere. However, the 1910 census lists a number of children not those of Oliver's second wife, Emma Rave. This census says that the mother of the aforesaid children was born in Nebraska.


  • 1910 Census, Indian Population, Winnebago Reservation, Village of Winnebago, Winnebago Precinct, Thurston County, Nebraska. Edward Kellner, Enumerator, 11 May 1910.
  • Census of the Winnebago Indians of the Winnebago Agency, Nebraska, June 30, 1925, F. T. Mann, Superintendent.
  • Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908. State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. County of Thurston, Marriage Certificate #336.

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