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Sterling Gazette, October 30, 1903

Jessie SHERE, son of Ambrose SHERE, who lives near Yorktown and Miss Gertie GEORGE of Annawan were married Oct. 13. 1903 at Davenport, Ia. The groom is the son of A. A. SHERE, a farmer living southwest of Yorktown and has numerous friends here. The bride is a highly respected young lady in her native town and the daughter of a policeman there.

 The 1900 census gives the following information on Gertie:

1900 United States Federal Census about Oliver George
Name: Oliver George
Home in 1900: Annawan, Henry, Illinois
Age: 52 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848 
Birthplace: Illinois 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Spouse's Name: Nettie
Race: White 
Occupation: Policeman
Household Members: Name Age
Oliver George 52. b. Sept 1841, IL, policeman (parents born in OH)
Nettie George 47, b. Oct. 1852, Canada (Eng.) 
Olin George 21. b. Sept/ 1878, IL, single,  Provision Dealer 
Gertie George 13, b. Oct. 1886, IL , at school
1900 United States Federal Census about Amos Shere
Name: Ambros Shere (mistranscribed on Ancestry as "Amos")
Home in 1900: Yorktown, Henry, Illinois
Age: 39 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861 
Birthplace: Illinois 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Spouse's Name: Linda
Father's Name: John E
Race: White 
Occupation:   farmer
Household Members: Name Age
Ambros Shere 39. b. Sept 1860, IL; married 22y; farmer 
Linda Shere 40, b. Jan. 1860, IL, married 22y
Jesse J L Shere 17, b. Oct. 1882, IL; single
Berry(I think this is mis-transcribed. Should be "Betsy" or Bessy?); L  Shere 17. (daughter), b. Feb. 1883, IL, single 
John E Shere 13, b. May 1887, IL, single 
Mabel E Shere 2, b. July 1897, IL 
John E Shere 88, Father, b. Sept. 1811, England, widowed  

The following was submitted by Les Niemi:

Tampico Tornado - October 23, 1903
Jesse SHERE, son of Ambrose Shere, who lives south-west of Yorktown, and Miss Gertie GEORGE, of Annawan, were united in marriage Tuesday, October 13, at Davenport, Iowa, by the pastor of the Congregational church.  After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. SHERE went to Mineral and spent the last Sunday at the groom's parent's home.
The groom is the son of the well known farmer, A.A. SHERE, who lives southwest of Yorktown.  He is an industrious, capable young man, who has numerous friends in that vicinity.  Mrs. SHERE, the bride, is well known in her native town, Annawan, and is the daughter of the police officer there.  For the present Mr. and Mrs. SHERE will make their home at Mineral where Mr. SHERE is organizing a Yeoman Council.  The wedding was a surprise to many, who, however extended congratulations.



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