Emily Gress (Native American?)
My daughter has just stated researching her family tree on her father's side and was given a plethra of information by a now known great-aunt (Thank you Alice!)
On the family tree ahe was given, there is an Emily Gress noted as "Indian Squaw" and of course, no parents. Her 'husband' (not sure if they were actually married) was Chester McKeel b 8 aug 1844 in Chase, Luzerne Co, PA and their only child, Agnes Minnie Geho McKeel, was born 21 Mar 1864 in Gouldsboro, Wayne Co PA. Agnes was sent to live with Chester's Uncle, Daniel Lamoreaux (1870 Census)as a young child, but is on the 1880 Census at 14 living again with Chester as the father and Jennie (the step-mother). I cannot seem to find Emily Gress on any census sheets.
Does anyone know if there were , in fact, any Native Americans in the Gress Family of Luzerne Co. or Wayne Co. PA during that time frame???
Thanks in advance for any help given!