John Fruin/Bessie Fruin Samuels

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Posted by Theresa Sherrill Reiter on March 07, 1999 at 13:53:02:

I am looking for anyone with a connection to the JOHN FRUIN family that settled in Keokuk-Lee Co.-Iowa-United States around 1864. I don't know the wife's name. Family stories suggest that the John Fruins were originally from County Tipperary, Ireland. However, one of their daughters, BESSIE E. FRUIN, was born in England on 15-JUN-1861. There were 3 other daughters: Nellie Fruin Bregenzer, Mary Fruin O'Shea, and Mrs. J.T. Fitzgerald (of Los Angeles-CA). There were also brothers; but I don't know their names - maybe a John JR. I am most interested in Bessie as she is my great grandmother. Bessie married CHARLES THEODORE SAMUELS in 1885 in Keokuk and they raised a family of 7 children: James, Charles, George, William, Madeline, Louise, and Catherine. Bessie died in Keokuk on 17-JAN-1919 and is buried there.
Any input is appreciated! Thanks for your help.

Theresa Sherrill Reiter

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