Nancy Jane Underkoffler (Inman) (1852 - 1916)

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Nicknames: "Underkoflens"
Birthplace: Kane, IL, USA
Death: Died in Warroad, Roseau, MN, USA
Cause of death: House fire
Managed by: Dan Wych
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About Nancy Jane Underkoffler (Inman)

John J and Nancy Denney arrived in Illinois at about the same time as another immigrant named Daniel Inman. Eventually John and Nancy’s eldest daughter, Laura Jane, married Daniel Inman’s son Nelson Proctor Inman. Laura and Daniel moved to Iowa, to a town named Union (Floyd county), where Nelson died sometime around 1872. After her husbands death Laura moved in with her daughter Nancy who had previously married a man named Mike Underkoffler, but by 1900 was a widow with three children. The three generations of Laura and Nancy and Nancy’s son Fred homesteaded in the Dakotas (still a territory, not yet a state). Nancy and her son Fred build cabins close to each other. They lost essentially all their possessions in a prairie fire about 1910. After the fire they moved for a time to Emmetsburg, Iowa, where Laura’s son (Nancy’s brother) Daniel Alonzo and his wife Delphia Elvira and their family was living. (One of Daniels and Delphia’s eleven children has Denny for a middle name: Howard Denny Inman). In the fall of 1915 the extended family (that is, Laura and her son Daniel and his wife and family, as well as daughter Nancy and her children) moved to Warroad, Minnesota, where Daniel started a sawmill. It was in Warroad that, tragically, their house caught fire on the 7th of May, 1916 in an accident that took the life of Laura Jane, her daughter Nancy, her son Daniel Alonzo, and Daniel's son, George Washington Inman. Daniel, having carried one of his young children downstairs and outside, turned to go back into the house and fell just outside the door. He was found there after the smoke had cleared. Daniel's wife Delphia eventually moved to Hibbing, Minnesota, and then to Portland, Oregon where she died in 1953.

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Nancy Underkoffler's Timeline

December 31, 1852
Kane, IL, USA
February 21, 1874
Age 21
Franklin, IA, USA
November 21, 1874
Age 21
Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States
May 29, 1877
Age 24
May 7, 1916
Age 63
Warroad, Roseau, MN, USA
Warroad, MN, USA