|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1890|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 1984|
She was adopted by John Hinderken Berends Gontjes and Geeske Janssen Buse. This is what we have learned about her;
Discovery Made through an Items in Sibley Paper: Through publications in a Sibley newspaper two long separated sister have been discovered to each other. About thirteen years ago Dora Todd, age 7 years was adopted into the John Goutjes family near Sibley.
She never heard of any of her blood relatives until this week, when a letter from her sister, Miss Nina Todd, of Waynoki, Oklahoma delivered to her. the name of the family to who Dora was given had been forgotten by the agent of Chicago institution woman for 20 years, and goes by the name of her foster parents. Her sister is five years older.
Pocahontas County Sun - Jan 13, 1910, Laurens Iowa also in
Sioux county Herald - Jan 12, 1910 Orange City, Iowa
Thomas Jefferson Todd born 30 Sept 1849, Ohio, died 22 May 1923, Rocky Rim, Hancock, Illinois and Emma Christine Longcor born 6 Dec 1852, Illinois and died 19 Feb 1896, Illinois.
Jan Hinderken Berends Gontjes (1830 - 1913)
Geeske Jessie Janssen Buse Gontjes (1843 - 1913)
Robert Mason Reaves (1887 - 1960)
Leonard Peter Gontjes (1858 - 1925)*
John Henry Gontjes (1863 - 1933)*
James John Benjamin Gontjes (1865 - 1926)*
Eiltje Margaret Gontjes Schuster (1867 - 1954)*
Maetje Geetjedane Gontjes Buchman (1870 - 1947)*
Emma Gontjes Schmidt (1872 - 1937)*
Christina Wilhema Gontjes Paygle (1876 - 1956)**
Dora Nellie Todd/Gontjes Reaves (1890 - 1984)
Note: Bio father: Thomas Jefferson Todd #101279968 and mother Emma Christine Longcor #10128007
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Erlene Best (Bremmer)
Record added: Jan 30, 2013
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