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Clarrissa J. "Clara/Jennie" Westfall Keim
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1836
Champaign County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1906
Jefferson County
Nebraska, USA

Daughter of Jacob J and Amy (Jones) Westfall. She was their first born child and only daughter of 7 children. Born in Union City, Champaign, Ohio.

She married on March 8, 1854, Thomas G. Brown in Champaign County, Ohio, who was about 14 years older than her. In the 1860 census in Urbana, Champaign, Ohio, she is living with a family as a boarder, job is listed as seamstress. It does not list if she is widowed, married or single, but she is listed with her married name of Brown. Unknown if he died or what became of the marriage, and it is believed no children were born or survived.

On Jan 2, 1880 she was united in marriage with Edward Aretus Keim in Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas. He was 15 years her junior. No children to this union.

They farmed in Kansas for sometime, then returned to Nebraska to farm in Jefferson County. It is believed that they moved there because one of her brothers, Michael Blue Westfall was in the area.

Photo (attached) looks as though Ed may of had health problems since he appears to of had a stroke or other health issues. This photo we believe was taken in late 1890's or 1900.

Family links: 
  Jacob Jethro Westfall (1815 - 1861)
  Amy Jones Westfall (1811 - 1873)
  Edward Aretus Keim (1851 - 1904)*
  Clarrissa J. Westfall Keim (1836 - 1906)
  Michael Blue Westfall (1838 - 1914)*
  Amos Morgan Westfall (1841 - 1899)*
  Newton Crawford Westfall (1844 - 1927)*
  Infant son of J & A Westfall (1853 - 1853)*
  Thomas George Westfall (1854 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
70 Years, 3 Months, 15 Days
Fairbury Cemetery
Jefferson County
Nebraska, USA
Maintained by: W. Loy Frisk Simmons
Originally Created by: milejo77
Record added: Jun 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19817183
Clarrissa J. Clara/Jennie <i>Westfall</i> Keim
Added by: W. Loy Frisk Simmons
Clarrissa J. Clara/Jennie <i>Westfall</i> Keim
Added by: milejo77
Clarrissa J. Clara/Jennie <i>Westfall</i> Keim
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Added by: John Melton
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- Melissa
 Added: Mar. 31, 2013
Great Grand Aunt may you be at peace.
- Gene & Loy
 Added: Mar. 15, 2012

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