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Jesse Jelsma, Idalia

In 1880 Marion County, Iowa, Jessie "Yelsma" is 10, with parents Zach 55 and Ollie 43, siblings Martin 16, John 7, Seits 5, and Fred 3.

They're in Gage County, Nebraska in 1885, Zachard Jelsma 60, Ellen 49, Martin 21, Jessa 16, John 13, Seich 10, and Freddie 8.  Maggie Engelsma, 80, mother-in-law, is with them.

Jesse proved up a quarter in 3, 4S 44W in 1899.

In 1900 Lancaster County, Nebraska, Jess born Oct 1869 in Iowa, is single, Fred Dec 1876, mother Ellen Dec 1836 Netherlands, nephew Edward Dunink June 1881 Iowa and niece Maggie Dunink June 1883 Iowa are with them.

In 1910 Holt County, Nebraska, Jesse is 38, Alice 73.

He registered in Holt County, nearest relative John Jelsma of Scotts Bluff.

Jess is living alone in 1920 Holt County. In 1930 he's in Scotts Bluff, a watchman for a hide and fur company.

In 1940 Scotts Bluff he's living with nephew Leo 34, his wife Esther 35, and their daughter Margie, 11.
Jesse 1868-1944 is buried in Scotts Bluff, per # 107597075.

Brother Seech Jelsma 187401946 is buried in Lincoln, Nebraska # 70498268.

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