Hi, In 1880 C. Henry Ries and family were living in Washington, Chickasaw, IA. C. henry Ries, b. Prussia, 29, farmer but had hydrocepholaus at this time. Phoebe C., wife, b. MO, 23. Cory A., dau, b. IA, 4. Nicholas W., b. IA, 1.
Peter Ries and family were there neighbors.
A Nicholas Ries owned land in Delana, Humboldt Co., IA in 1896. Source=U.S. Indexed County Land Ownership Maps 1860-1918.
In 1930 Nicholas and family were living in Olex, Gilliam Co., OR. Nicholas W. Ries, b. IA, 51, marr @ 22, farmer. Lillian D., wife, b. OK, 47, marr @ 18. Bentley C., son, b. OR, 12. Calvin A., b. OR, 9.
However a Lillian D. Ries and N. W. Ries were granted a divorce in 1926 in gilliam Co., Case #3187. Source=Oregon State Archives, Oregon Historical Records Index, http://genealogy.state.or.us/detail.php?id=528896http://genealogy.state.or.us/detail.php?id=528896.
A Nichlos Ries died 19 July 1941, Gilliam Co. Spouse=Lillian. Source=Oregon Death Index 1903-98.
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