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Ed Bohnstedt


Family Information: Married to Ida Bohnstedt.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In December 1930 a house (known as the Bachelor House) was being built near the Banta house for Comrades Price and Gill. They wanted to enlarge their family to help fill the extra space in the home and were hoping to find a man and wife who would be glad to use the extra rooms and help make a home for the two comrades, giving a family touch and a woman's care.

In 1931 Mr. and Mrs. Bohnstedt were living there with them to help them keep house.

When Mr. and Mrs. Cole moved into the house with them in 1936, they noticed that they were also "Ed" and "Ida", so the Cole's became "Big Ed" and "Big Ida" while the Bohnstedt's remained only plain "Ed" and "Ida".

Job in Colony: In April 1933 he was working at the transplanting garden with Bill Shipman.  

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Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": August 1, 1931, April 29, 1933, February 29, 1936  


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