The 1920 and 1930 census for the state of California shows one Bessie Knechtel living with Frederick A. Pierce.There are two children in the home William Zook and Martha B. - both listed as Bessie's children, Frederick's stepchildren.
Bessie is born about 1891 in TN per the census ... I know Bessie was at one time married to a Zook, and she also carries the last names Brunette, Tanner, and the blackfoot name Copete --- does anyone with Knechtel ties recognize this person.
I have no death record for Bessie .. and 1930 is the most current census available - any help would be appreciated.