John W Reynolds

John W Reynolds
b. 9 February 1849, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, to Jacob and Nancy (Dolphe) Reynolds
d. 15 September 1913, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

m. 4 December 1871, Brown County, Minnesota
Sarah Ellen Etter
b. 25 September 1856, McDonough County, Illinois, to Martin Luther and Lourena (Long) Etta
d. 30 January 1921, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children with Sarah Ellen Etter:

  • William Ernest (1874-1952) married Kristine Larson
  • Samuel (1876-1916) married Martha Simon
  • Carrie (1878-1973) married Al Wurgler
  • Henry (1883-1971) married Jessie Dungan
  • LaPearl (1885-1909)

John migrated to Brown County, Minnesota, in the late 1860’s but there is no evidence that his parents ever left Indiana.

John and Sarah had a double wedding ceremony with Sarah’s twin sister Martha Ann, who married Alford Keech. In 1880 John and Sarah were living in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, in a household headed by Alford Keech. Later they moved to Madelia, Minnesota, where John manufactured brooms from corn that he raised. John, who was known as quite a machinist, manufactured window stops and a door check in 1889. Subsequently he worked in several different machine shops. By 1900 John and Sarah were divorced.

Submitted by:
Judy Reynolds
Kenosha WI

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