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Marriage: Children:
  1. Gregor Bies: Birth: 6 MAY 1895 in McCook County, South Dakota. Death: JUL 1977

  2. Pauline Mary Bies: Birth: 21 SEP 1896 in McCook County, South Dakota. Death: 18 JUL 1990 in Salem, South Dakota

  3. Frank H. Bies: Birth: 4 MAY 1900 in McCook County, South Dakota. Death: JUL 1975

  4. John Baptist Bies: Birth: 17 MAY 1902 in Salem, South Dakota. Death: 11 FEB 1994

  5. Lawrence M. Bies: Birth: 12 NOV 1905 in McCook County, South Dakota. Death: 7 SEP 1988

  6. William Bies: Birth: 12 NOV 1905 in McCook County, South Dakota. Death: 3 AUG 1971

  7. Rose M. Bies: Birth: 8 MAR 1907 in Salem, SD. Death: 1 OCT 2003 in Salem, SD

  8. Evangela (Barbara) Bies: Death: APR 1965

  9. Cherubim (Theresa) Bies: Death: 1929


Notes
a. Note:   ARTICLE TAKEN FROM "100 YEARS OF FAITH 1885-1985" PUBLISHED BY ST MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, SALEM, SOUTH DAKOTA IN 1985. JOHN BAPTISTE BIES WAS THE SIXTH CHILD OF ETIENNE AND ANNA FEYERIESEN BIES, BORN IN HOBSCHEID, LUXEMBURG IN 1861. THEY CAME TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1868 AND WENT TO DECATUR, WISCONSIN FOR TWO YEARS. FROM THERE THEY WENT TO ST LUCAS, IOWA FOR A TIME AND THEN CAME TO SOUTH DAKOTA. JOHN B. BIES BATCHED NORTHEAST OF SALEM, S.D. WITH THEO REICHER ON A HOMESTEAD. HE BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH ELIZABETH REICHER WHEN SHE ARRIVED FROM IOWA AND THEY WERE MARRIED OCTOBER 26, 1892. JOHN B. AND ELIZABETH BIES MOVED SOUTHWEST OF SALEM ONTO HIS FATHER'S FARM IN DECEMBER 1896. A CYCLONE ON MAY 26, 1908 DESTROYED ALL THE BUILDINGS EXCEPT PART OF THE HOUSE. GRANDPA BIES, EITIENNE BIES, WAS VERY DISGUSTED WITH IT ALL, SOLD THE FARM TO SCHEIER'S AND WENT TO IOWA TO LIVE. SO JOHN B. BIES BOUGHT A FARM SOUTHEAST OF TOWN IN 1909 WHERE THE FAMILY GREW UP AND LEFT FOR THEIR OWN HOMES. JOHN B. DIED UNEXPECTEDLY AND LEFT HIS FAMILY OF NINE CHILDREN TO BE RAISED BY THE MOTHER WITH THE HELP OF THE OLDER FAMILY MEMBERS. THE CHILDREN OF JOHN B. AND ELIZABETH BIES WERE: BARBARA WHO WENT TO THE CONVENT. GREGOR BIES, WHO NEVER MARRIED. PAULINE BIES MARRIED WILLIAM WESTHOFF THERESA BIES WENT INTO THE CONVENT. FRANK BIES MARRIED SHIRLEY DICKENSON. JOHN BIES MARRIED ALVINA SEIDL LAWRENCE BIES MARRIED HAZEL KRANTZ. WILLIAM BIES MARRIED HELEN THOMPSON. ROSE BIES MARRIED GUY MC CULLOUGH. THE FAMILY BIES FARM SOUTHEAST OF SALEM IS STILL OCCUPIED BY A GRANDSON. ARTICLE TAKEN FROM "100 YEARS OF FAITH 1885-1985" PUBLISHED BY ST MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, SALEM, SOUTH DAKOTA IN 1985. JOHN BAPTISTE BIES, SR. WAS BORN MARCH 29, 1861 IN HOBSCHEID, LUXEMBOURG. ELIZABETH REICHER WAS BORN MARY 10, 1865 IN NEW VIENNA, IOWA. THEY WERE MARRIED IN SALEM, S.D. ON OCTOBER 25, 1892. JOHN BAPTISTE BIES HELPED BUILD ST MARYS PARISH AND HAD NINE CHILDREN, FOUR OF WHOM ARE STILL MEMBERS OF THE PARISH: PAULINE BIES WESTHOFF, JOHN B. BIES, LAWRENCE BIES, AND ROSE BIES MC CULLOUGH.


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