Brennecke and Russell families, 1880-1900
Looking for information on Marcella Bell Russell who married Fred Brennecke in 1891 in Clay County.I believe Marcella was my mother's aunt.
My mother was born Clara Ethyl Hay in 1895 in Lawrence County.Her parents were John Hay and Anna Russell.My mother's parents both died about 1899, leaving my mother and four sisters orphaned.My mother was sent alone to live with a foster family in Michigan and knew very little about her family history in Arkansas.
I have found one of my mother's sisters, Cordie Hay, age 11, in the 1900 census living as a "niece" with the family of Fred and Marcella Brennecke in Clay County.
I would appreciate any information or suggestions. Thanks.
Smith River, CA