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Thursday, July 28, 2016

#TBT—Nauvoo Nelsons

Steve's grandmother on his father's side



Verna Hohl Nelson


We think that her name was Americanized from "Vernet" to Verna.  Her high school name card is Vernet. 


Verna was the daughter of Louis E. Hohl & Odille N. Nicaise.  They were married in Nauvoo, Illinois, on 17 June 1890.

Louis E. Hohl was the son of John Hohl.  John was born 14 Jan 1815 in Zimmerschrode Dorf, Hessen, Germany

—and Elizabeth Rhuland, b. 22 Nov 1822 in Schoenstein, Hessen, Germany  

Odille was the daughter of Gabriel Nicaise.  Gabriel was born  25 Dec 1823 in France (as were his parents)

—and Rose Brunot, b. 30 Aug 1832 in France.  

Gabriel & Rose married on 2 Nov 1853 and arrived in Nauvoo in 1854 by way of New Orleans.

The name "Rose" was passed on to our daughter, Caralee, from my great-grandmother, Rose Moser, and from Steve's great-great-grandmother, Rose Brunot. 



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