Jessie Lindner was the daughter of Ernest and Julia Schwab Lindner. She was born on her parents homestead in northwest Buffalo County. Her siblings were: Carl; Alexander; Herman; Frank, Emma Taubenheim, Minnie Trampe; Clara Kirschner, Ernest Jr., Bertha Royle, and Mable Hawkins. Jessie and her husband Felix were farmers near Mason City. They were the parents of two sons and one daughter. Francis married Vivan Nelson; Edward married LaVernice Stroh; and Corlene married Bernard Zwiener.