Pringle-930 was created by Gary Kueber through the import of nancymiles_desc_2016-01-11.ged on Jan 11, 2016.
1852 Jennette Pringle was born on 1 Jan 1852 in Keokuk CO Iowa. Her parents were involved in the Underground Railroad and had a false bottom wagon. Because her father was part American Indian her maternal grandfather wrote her and her siblings out of his will. She was 7.
1860 When she was eight years old, Jennette was living in Morgan Township, Mercer, Missouri with her parents and siblings. Her father William was a clergyman.
She worked as a cook at a hotel in Kent IA and on 4 Feb 1876 she married Henry Siemiller, a widower with 12 children. They lived north of Blockton, IA and had 5 children including my grandmother, Amy Siemiller Keplinger, and a son who drowned at age 13. Both her father and husband were ministers. I think I get some of my feminist leanings from her. Henry's 1st wife would ask him for permission to bake a pie. Jennette said, "If I want to bake a pie, I'll bake a pie." She died of cancer at the St Joseph MO hospital 25 Oct 1912."
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"Happy 139th wedding anniversary to my great-grandparents, Rev. Henry and Jennette Pringle Siemiller. They were married in Taylor CO IA. She was 24 and he would turn 45 the next day. They lived all their married life near Blockton IA and had 5 children including my grandmother, Amy Siemiller Keplinger. Henry had asked Jennette to marry him in June of the previous year but she said it was too soon (3 months) after his 1st wife died of childbed fever. I imagine he thought she would be a good wife being a preacher's daughter and a hotel cook so she would be used to the minister's lifestyle and cooking for a large group. Henry had 12 children with his 1st wife including 10 surviving when they married (and 6-9 of those still living at home). The youngest had died about a month after Henry's 1st proposal and Jennette always felt some guilt that she didn't marry Henry that time and perhaps have kept the baby alive." by great-granddaughter, Mary Lay Stephenson
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