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Jennie May Tillotson


My grandmother's sister, Jennie May Tillotson, was born November 4, 1882 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Jennie May Tillotson

Jennie May Tillotson as a child.

Jennie May Tillotson

Jennie May Tillotson as a young girl.

Jennie May Tillotson

Jennie May Tillotson at age 16.

Jennie May Tillotson

Jennie May Tillotson.

Jennie May Tillotson

Jennie May Tillotson.

Jennie married Harry Vandenberg, a widower, on June 30, 1926 in Chicago. Harry was born October 12, 1860 in Groningen, Holland. He was the son of Derk Roelof Vandenberg and Helena Norbruis. Harry's birth name was Hendrickus, but he always used Harry after moving to the United States. Harry and Jennie had no children.

Jennie was Harry's second wife. He and his first wife, Belle, had one adopted daughter, Dorothea Nielsen, who later married Fred Gill. Belle died in 1922.

Harry owned a building company specializing in mill work. He was a Mason, a member of Vattier Lodge No. 386, F. & A. M., Cincinnati, Ohio & Oriental Consistory.

Harry died June 19, 1936 in Chicago.

Jennie was a schoolteacher, and later kept the books for Harry's business after they married.

Jennie died March 21, 1963 in Chicago.


Harry Vandenberg

Harry Vandenberg.


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