Foster Children Tragedy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 35.233 W 096° 48.697
14T E 676665 N 4828354
Quick Description: After emigrating from Ireland in 1872....
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/16/2006 12:06:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMCRF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
Robert and lillie settled into a little sod house about 3 miles northwest of this marker. Six of their 9 children shared the primitive home. Within months, 2 of them parished in a savage storm. The winter morning of January 7, 1873 was unusally warm and Robert Jr. 14 and Sara 12 left their home, lightly dressed, to go check on fox traps 1/2 mile north of their home. While they were out a blizzard hit without warning and disorientated them. They got lost and wandered 2 miles from their home. They came upon an old sod shanty while the blizzard went on for 3 days. People spent weeks after trying to find the children. A neighbor told her husband of a dream she had that the children would be found and he immediately located them. The children were first buried on the family farm and then moved to Bethel Cemetery.
Marker Name: Foster Children Tragedy

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text: Not listed

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