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Mrs Mary Simons Andes
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1872, Russian Federation
Death: Jun. 3, 1923
Ford County
Kansas, USA

My paternal grandparents, Michael and Mary (Simons) Andes, were Volga Germans. They married in 1892 while still in Russia as evidenced by the 1910 Census of Shawnee County, Kansas; and immigrated to the United States with their two oldest daughters Elizabeth and Mary. The Manifest of Alien Immigrants, at Page 0725, reflects their place of residence was Eidkuhne.

Grandpa and Grandma Andes sailed from Hamburg Germany on the maiden voyage of the S. S. Patricia May 7, 1899 and arrived in New York on May 19, of that year. Passenger records reflect their destination was Topeka, Kansas.

A few years after arriving in the United States Mike and Mary Andes were blessed with seven other children. Those born to this marriagae were:

Elizabeth Catherine born May 10, 1893 in Kamenka Russia
Mary born July 9, 1896 in Kamenka Russia
Helen born December 4, 1899 in Kansas
Rose born September 1, 1902 in Topeka, Kansas (died as an infant)
Joseph Lawrence born September 27, 1904 in Topeka, Kansas
Peter George born March 26, 1907 in Topeka, Kansas
Anne born June 17, 1909 in Topeka, Kansas
John Patrick born March 6, 1912 in Topeka, Kansas
Josephine born April 1, 1915 in Topeka, Kansas

I am told my grandmother was a kind and gentle soul, loved by all who knew her. German was often spoken in the home, but Mary, being well educated encouraged all to speak English for the benefit of the children who would be attending school in America.

Sometime after 1915 some or all of the Andes family moved to Spearville, Kansas. These early years must have been very hard for our first known Andes ancestors. While adjusting to a new country and way of life, Michael and Mary lost two daughters, struggled through lean economic times, and endured the unfriendly welcome they sometimes recieved in their new homeland

In 1923 further heartache and hardship occured when Grandma Andes became ill. Several of the Andes children remembered their mother suffering from severe stomach pain and wanting to see a doctor, but their father thought it would pass and refused to take her. At the age of 51, Grandma Andes died of stomach cancer on June 3, 1923. She now rests, free from sorrow or pain, in St. John's Catholic Cemetery at Spearville, Kansas near the grave of her daughter Mary Andes Blottner.

Grandma Andes was survived by her husband Mike and children Joe age 18, Pete age 16, Ann age 14, John age 11, and Josephine age 8; and two married daughters Elizabeth and Helen. She was preceded in death by daughters Rose and Mary. 
Family links: 
  Michael Andes (1866 - 1949)
  Elizabeth Catherine Andes Ingenthron (1893 - 1954)*
  Mary Andes Blattner (1896 - 1915)*
  Helen Andes Lester (1899 - 1983)*
  Rose Andes (1902 - 1903)*
  Joseph Lawrence Andes (1904 - 1989)*
  Peter G. Andes (1907 - 1982)*
  Ann Lucile Andes Berberick (1909 - 2004)*
  John Patrick Andes (1912 - 1979)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Cemetery
Ford County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Patty Sturdivant
Record added: Aug 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40481887
Mrs Mary <i>Simons</i> Andes
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Mrs Mary <i>Simons</i> Andes
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Mrs Mary <i>Simons</i> Andes
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- In Loving Memory
 Added: Mar. 15, 2014
Volga German from Kamenka Russia
- David Haspert
 Added: Jan. 31, 2014
In memory of my grandmother
- Patty Sturdivant
 Added: Aug. 28, 2009

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