Elizabeth Alden appears living with her sister, Sarah Ross (a widow with 5 children), in 1880, with the age of 24 born in MN and single. Their mother was in the hospital at St. Peters, Nicolett, MN in 1880, a widow. In 1875 Elizabeth was 17 MN. The 1860 census shows Malissa A age 3 born in MN. Oct 1857 census show Malissa A. age 4/12 born MN.
It appears that Elizabeth was called Malissa at birth, but changed her name after 1860. The family lived in the area of Blue Earth, MN. I would like to know what happened to Elizabeth/Malissa.