|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1871|
Värmlands län, Sweden
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1970|
Jennie Nutter (some sources cite Jenny) was born in Varmland Sweden on March 27, 1871.
Her parents were Olof Reinholdson and Britta Jansdotter. As a young girl she lived with her grandmother in a picturesque little cottage in the forest where the snow would come up to the eves in the winter, later she lived with her father.
Jennie worked for various families as housekeeper/child care, later, to become an indentured servant, which was her ticket to America.
After arrival at New York she eventually found herself working at the remote location of Nebraska for the John Nutter family. Her life was filled with servitude up until John Nutter, who had recently been widowed, asked her to marry him (1893). She was already keeping his house and raising his children for him (said to numbered at 5).
Jennie and John were to have many children themselves. The Nutters lived a comfortable farm life on a large parcel in Hall County Nebraska. Nutter, being one of the oldest and most prominent pioneer families in the region.
John and Jennie Nutter had 2 dwellings, one, a large farmhouse on the edge of Gibbon, and two, a farm called the "island farm", but not at Grand Island. John would work the farm in the summers whilst Jennie would stay in town at the house in Gibbon (this may have been more so in the later years).
Jennie lived a long full life as an American immigrant. It is stalwart women like her who were the mothers of this great country nurturing the children and men who were the very foundation of America. Hard working, devoted to her family, with skills learned the hard way, Jennie was a family icon who at the end of her life was greatly beloved and treasured.
Laid to rest November 02, 1970 (99 years old)
Gibbon Baptist Church
This bio will be updated as research reveals more facts
Children (not all linked on Find A Grave)
John Newton Nutter (1856 - 1935)
Inez Virginia Nutter Reynolds (1894 - 1968)*
Marjorie I. Nutter (1898 - 1990)*
Harold Kenneth Nutter (1903 - 1999)*
Donald O. Nutter (1912 - 1980)*
Jean Helen Nutter Nelson (1915 - 2003)*
Maintained by: Randall Reynolds
Originally Created by: Jim
Record added: Aug 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57173899
Life was not easy but you made the very best of it. To my Great grandmother....|
Added: Sep. 16, 2012