Elmer and Rachel enroute to marriage in Palouse, Washington

Family lore says Rachel is holding ferns picked by Elmer along the way

A woman half his age -- but it was his second marriage

Take note of #12 and #14 -- Father "John Jefferson Fry" and mother "Susan Wilkerson" as compared to the snippet below from "A History of Hardin County, Ohio".  Also #9 "Hard County, Iowa".
C. J. FRY, farmer, P. O. Dunkirk, was born May 5, 1833, in Knox County, Ohio, and is a son of John and Mary (Mowry) Fry, of German and English descent.  He moved to Hardin County when six months old and, with the exception of three years, spent in Illinois and Iowa, has remained here since.  By occupation, he is a farmer and stock-raiser and makes a specialty of hogs.  He is the owner of seventy acres of land in Section 21, Blanchard Township.  On the 10th of September, 1857, he was united in marriage with Susan Wilson, a native of Hardin County, and a daughter of John Wilson.  This union resulted in five children -- Lell F., Mary M. Cynthia, Elmer and Nettie.  He enlisted in the Eighty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company C, and served three years and seven months, participating in the battle of Dallas, Ga.: was taken prisoner at Fayetteville, S. C., and was in the Andersonville, Danville, and Libbey prisons for twenty-one days.  Mr. Fry and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Fry has filled the office of School Director, and for three years as Township Trustee, and, in politics, is a Republican.

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