RE: Silas L. Johns Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I have peeked at the memorials you mentioned. I am not seeing any photos I added. Maybe I am overlooking something. Let me know :) Thanks, Becky
RE: Jennie Miller Van Tassell Glad you found it. I shutter at the thought of anyone marrying at 12, although my great grandmother married at 13, had her first child at 15, so I'm not so sure why I'm surprised. And yet, I shutter.
Jennie Miller Van Tassell Got your note about Jennie Van Tassell. After getting my dropping jaw to relax, I looked for the family in a newspaper database. And yes, the dates are right. They were married Dec 10, 1907, the bride was 12, but said she was 19. Obviously, this made the paper. Fred was a farm laborer boarding in her home. The info comes from a letter from a very irate citizen. The minister apologized for marrying them, but thought she was much older.
They were married 53 years by my calculation.
If you're a relative, let me know and I'll pass the newspaper articles I found onto you. I also found a death notice for Jennie's father, and a full obit for her mother. I am going to go search for them in the database and link Jennie to them if I'm successful