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Ida Bohnstedt

Birth:  

Family Information: Married to Ed Bohnstedt.  

Description:  

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:  

Other Info: In 1936, she had a slight operation on her ankle for an exposed nerve that had been causing her pain for many years.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death:  

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

 

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