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Tennes, Mrs. Christina

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Tennes, Mrs. Christina
March 15, 2007 08:50PM
History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co.,
Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p.

MRS. CHRISTINA TENNES was born in Prussia, Aug. 23, 1843, and came to
America in 1865, landing in New York, May 4. She remained there two
months, and July 4, 1865, came to Owensboro, where she worked in
different families seven years and a half, and Feb. 18, 1873, was
married to Paul Tennes, a widower with three children--Mary, Albert and
Joseph. To them were born two children--Catharina and Francis. The
oldest daughter, Mary, is now the wife of Andy Oberst. The other
children are at home. Mr. Tennes died Aug. 23, 1877. He was a
brickmaker by trade, and Mrs. Tennes is still carrying on the business,
the brick-yard being near their residence. They make about 25,000 brick
per day, and always find ready sale for them at Owensboro. Mrs. Tennes
owns eighteen acres where she resides, and considerable town property,
which rents for a good price. The family are members of the Roman
Catholic church.

Tennes Oberst
Prussia NY

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