Born on the Prairie

Eleanor Alice Vennes

My Grandmother, Eleanor Alice Vennes was born December 16, 1908 near Reader, North Dakota

Her parents, Anton C Vennes and Maude C (Rumping) Vennes had been married in 1904 in Minnesota.  According to one story told by Maude, she and Anton met on the train on her way to the 1904 World’s Fair, fell in love, jumped the train and eloped.

They moved to Rainy River Canada and back to North Dakota where Eleanor was born.  I have found references to a Vennes Homestead and look forward to discovering when and where they homesteaded.   Shortly after Eleanor’s birth, they moved to Lake Windermere, British Columbia, Canada.

take a peak at this picture from Eleanor’s scrapbook.