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Thumbs up Women at Swarts homestead

Mary Ann Dieter Swarts (1816-1881) and Carrie Eloise Swarts (1870-1939)

Mary Ann of Sparta took in her granddaughter, Carrie, after the death of Amanda Swarts, Carrie's mother, in 1872. Informal adoptions between relatives and friends were common and usually hinged on mother figures - single widower fathers were rare.

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