|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1893|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 1936|
Dau of Randolph Wells and Julia Alice Bellomy.
Her mother died giving birth to Minnie. Her father handed her to the Ropp family (Samuel Ropp and Mary Alice Fahnestock Ropp) at Julia's gravesite.
Minnie was raised as Ropp from infancy, it is not known if she was formally adopted or just given the name of Ropp.
In 1900 Henry MO: ROPP Samuel/1850, Mary Alice (Fahnestock) with ch Fred/son and Minnie Belle/Nov 1893/adopted dau.
1910 Linn KS: Minnie B/16/niece with her adoptive parents are in home of Major Godfrey ROPP and family, who is brother of Minnie's adoptive father, Samuel.
The Ropp family moved west, settling in Idaho. Minnie did not know she was adopted until she had married and had her own child. As soon as she learned of her biological family she brought her son to Missouri by train to meet her siblings. She and her sister, Amanda (Wells) Coleman, had a striking resemblance to each other and became very close, corresponding frequently throughout the rest of their lives. The photo at right is of sisters Amanda (on left), her son, and Minnie (right) holding her baby. It was taken the first time they ever saw each other, note how alike they are in dress, hair style and facial features.
Samuel S. Ropp
Mary Alice Ropp
Julia Alice Bellomy
Randolph Wells (1852 - 1941)
Julia Alice Bellomy Wells (1854 - 1893)
Miles Albert Pea (1889 - 1974)
Harold Arthur Pea (1914 - 1993)*
Loren Pea (1917 - 1917)*
Merle Edwin Pea (1919 - 1920)*
Dorothy Fay Pea Rupp (1921 - 1997)*
Marjorie Lucille Pea Whittier (1923 - 2009)*
Arvene Pea (1931 - 1932)*
Joyce LaVon Pea Swearingen (1932 - 2012)*
Alfred White Wells (1873 - 1952)**
John Henry Wells (1876 - 1955)**
Maggie May Wells (1877 - 1877)**
Frank D. Wells Winkler (1885 - 1965)**
Amanda Jane Wells Coleman (1886 - 1972)*
William Harrison Wells (1888 - 1888)*
George Randolph William Wells (1890 - 1969)*
Ella Mae Maria Wells (1891 - 1893)*
Minnie Belle Wells Ropp Pea (1893 - 1936)
Riverside Thomas Cemetery
Maintained by: LaDon Brennan
Originally Created by: LDS Family History Cente...
Record added: Sep 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42483887
Blessings to my great aunt, sister of grandpa George Wells. The Wells family had a big family dinner at Aunt Mandy's when Minnie came to Missouri to meet her "lost" family.|
Added: Jun. 20, 2015
Richard & Cheryl Justice
Added: Jan. 1, 2015