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John and Katie Smith
Husband's Full Name: John Smith
Husband's Place of Birth: Pierz Township, Minnesota
Husband's Father's Name: Joseph Smith
Husband's Mother's Name: Josephine Ruff
Husband's Siblings' Names: Shubert, George, Lizzi, Mary, Theresa, Rose
Married Jan 8th 1924 in Fessenden
Wife's Full Name: Katherine Jannisch
Wife's Place of Birth: Manfred Township
Wife's Father's Name: Frank J. Jannisch
Wife's Mother's Name: Maria Kohler
Wife's Siblings' Names: Theresa (Mike Seil), Mary (Patrick O’Neill), Anne (Joseph Hilbert), Josephine (Anton Breyer)
Children's Names: Joseph Smith (Nelda Palmer), Marian Smith (Norman Nelson, Jim Skow)
Grandchildren: Helen Turner (Skow), Rebecca Smith, Joseph Smith, Johnathon Smith, James Smith
Great grandchildren from Skow line: Colleen Turner, Joseph Stead, Daniel Stead
Great grandchildren from Smith line: Kristie Smith, Angie Smith, Jacob Smith
Great, Great grandchild from Skow line: Jake
John and Katie Smith retired in Manfred after moving from their farm near Heimdal. Their home was located just north of the gas station. John had a smoke house, and a tool shed in the back yard. Katie had beautiful lilac bushes and chokecherry trees too, and of course a garden. In the kitchen there was a hand pump and the cistern was in the basement.
The grandchildren have fond memories of their visits in Manfred with their grandchildren and have recently been back for another visit – although their grandparents have been dead for many years it is fun for them to come back to Manfred.