John F. "Freeman" Howard & Mary Jean (Knecht) Howard

I am doing research on the Swensen and Howard family from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have traced both sides of the family back seven + generations, back to the 1700s. The Swensens were and still are in South East South Dakota,Turner,Clay and Yankton counties; the Howards were from Northwestern Iowa, Sioux and Plymouth counties.

Research has been slow going but I am making progress slowly but surely. Anyone who is related or may have or need information can contact me, Cory Swensen.


Children of "Freeman" & Mary Jean Howard:

Cheryl La Rae Howard
Mary Ra Nae Howard

John Freeman Howard, son of Bertham & Johanna Howard and grandson of the above John Washington & Ida Howard

12-13 years old taken in 1944/45

John Freeman Howard and Mary Jean Knecht

John Freeman Howard

My grandfather with his country western band,

The Country Wranglers.

He was born in Akron/Merrill, Iowa, area and was raised in Akron.

The Country Wranglers

My Grandfather and Grandmother Howard band.

They are in the center (John Freeman Howard and Mary Jean Knecht.)

The Knecht family are from the Merrill, Plymouth County, Iowa, area.

John Freeman Howard, Funeral Program



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