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

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 before age 26 in Nebraska, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2019
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Jessie was Ho-Chunk.




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."


Jessie had the following children with Oliver LaMere:

Name Birth-Death
Francis E. 26 Oct 1896
Laura E 2 Oct 1901
Pearl 2 Dec 1905


  • 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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