Mary Landridge was born on November 1, 1898, in New York City. Her parents' names are not found. She was left at the New York Foundling Hospital on December 14, 1898, by her mother, who was in ill health. Her mother passed away on December 29, 1898. Her father died when she was ten years old, according to Sister Mary Virginia of the Foundling Hospital. No other information was available. Mary came to Kansas on the Orphan Train and was placed as a foster child in the home of John and Mary Elizabeth Rohr on November 4, 1901. She was raised along with Alois and Leo Rohr, grandsons of John and Elizabeth Rohr. Mary attended St. Francis Grade School in Munjor. She met Joe Getz, Jr. , from Sterling, Colorado, when he came to Munjor in 1919 to help harvest the Rohr family wheat. Joe's father harvested the wheat in 1918 and was impressed by Mary and told her step-mother he wanted Mary for a daughter-in-law. He brought his son joe, Jr., along for the harvest in 1919 and a match was made. Mary and Joe were married on October 18, 1920, in Sterling, CO, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. They had five children.
This was submitted for the book At Home in Ellis County, Kansas.by their daughter, Ella Mae Tackett.
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