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Bessie A. LEEMAN

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  • Name Bessie A. LEEMAN 
    Born Apr 1891  Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Notes 
    • There were two individuals named “Bessie Leeman” living in Itasca County, Minnesota during roughly the same general time period. The 1900 U.S. Federal Census lists a Bessie Leeman, servant, age 18, born in June 1892 in Minnesota with her father and mother being born in Indiana. The second Bessie Leeman is listed as Bessie A. Leeman, with the ancestry as indicated in Connected Bloodlines. The Minnesota Death Index record listed below is for the first Bessie Leeman. This death record does appear within various genealogy family trees, incorrectly assuming that the death record is for Bessie A. Leeman.

      Incorrect death record:
      Minnesota Death Index:
      Bessie Mitchell
      D: 12/30/1940
      DP: Cass

      NOTE: Per grandson Thomas Mitchell, in an email received on 29 Jul 2013, Bessie Mitchell did not die in 1940. Grandson Thomas stated that he was born in 1957 and that he remembered her when he was growing up in Bigfork, Minnesota. In a follow-up email, in response to questions posed by Gerald Lowell, Thomas Mitchell wrote: “Bessie died around the end of the 1960’s to early 1970’s. I think between 1969-1972, somewhere in the time frame. I believe she died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. That was where her funeral was. She did have a daughter, Mary, who was my fathers step sister. She died in the late 1980’s. I think she lived in Washington state. I do not know of a George Kanz. I think I rememer hearing that Bessie and William were divorced. My dads other brother Marvin lived in California and the last I heard he was still alive. But that was several years ago.”


      The 1895 Minnesota Census for Itasca county lists Charles Leeman with wife Ottilla, daughter Bessie, daughter Abbie and son Arthur, all born in Minnesota.
    Person ID I3575  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2013 

    Father Charles Edwin “Charlie” LEEMAN,   b. Jun 1861, Anoka, Anoka, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1937  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Ottilla “Tillie” F. DETTMAN,   b. May 1870, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William (Wilhelm) J. KANZ,   b. Abt 1887, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1910, Itasca Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Married 18 May 1907  Cass Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George A. KANZ,   b. 16 Feb 1909, Itasca Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1912, Itasca Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. Mary MITCHELL
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F1905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rufus Lloyd MITCHELL,   b. 28 Jun 1877, Itasca Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1951, Itasca Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1913  Cass Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ralph Earl MITCHELL,   b. 28 Jul 1914, Cass Lake, Cass, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 2002, St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Delbert Donald MITCHELL, Sr.,   b. 20 Feb 1917, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1989, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Etta Grace MITCHELL
     4. Marvin MITCHELL
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F1501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Apr 1891 - Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 May 1907 - Cass Co., Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Apr 1913 - Cass Co., Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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