George Rebo & Brother Fred Rebo

George Fredrick Rebo

George Fredrick Rebo, born in Prairie Farms, Wisconsin on May 01, 1888  (May 01, 1888  - May 30, 1965) married Almira Ruth McIntosh (November 01, 1885 - June 27, 1956) on August 27, 1912 in Solon Springs, Wisconsin. 

George was baptised on July 15, 1888.  The certificate was translated by his granddaughter, Sharon Hanson, using Google Translate:

Baptisimal Certificate of Georg Friedrich Ribo (George Fredrick Rebo)

Top: Baptized in the name of the Triune God Bottom left: Go ye into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them. Bottom center: Name Georg Friedrich Born 1 May 1888, Baptized 15 July 1888 Parents: Rudolph Ribo m. wife Dorethea Handorf Baptism witness: Christine Ross and Johann Kahl Certified: ??? Lugenheim I couldn't read the bottom line except the date: 16 July 1888 Far Right: He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.

On June 5, 1917 George registered for the draft in Sheridan County, Montana.  He and Ruth had 2 children at home at that time and lived in Comertown, a small Montana community which no longer exists.  According to Wikipedia:

Comertown is an unincorporated community in northeastern Sheridan County, Montana, United States.[2] Founded in 1913,[1] it was established as a station stop on the Soo Line Railroad branch line to Whitetail...

Although the land around Comertown attracted numerous homesteaders during the first years following the railroad's completion, the region proved to be unsuited for intensive agricultural use, and by the 1920s Comertown was in decline. Though the railroad remains in operation, the community is now abandoned, and only a handful of buildings remain.

The post office at Comertown operated from November 14, 1914 to June 30, 1957.  A school and a cemetery were also established at Comertown.

In 1993, the entire community was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.

George again registered for the draft in 1941, now living in Aumsville, Marion County, Oregon.  George lists Mrs. Pete Fredricksen (his daughter, Georgia) and Leslie Cole as contacts, both living in Turner, Marion County, Oregon.  He signed his draft card "Geo Rebo".

Some of the following information was taken from an article written by George and Ruth's daughter, Georgia.  Record of the article is thanks to Sharon Hanson, George's Granddaughter, who has done much research on the Rebo family.

George and Almira had 11 children in total, however 4 died in infancy.  Their children, in order of birth, were:

Georgia Aurora Rebo born July 24, 1913 in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota.  Georgia lived in Turner, Oregon at time of the article.  Georgia married Peter (Pete) Fredrickson in July, 1937. Georgia died on October 20, 2006 in Keizer, Marion, Oregon.

Dorothy Rebo was born in May, 1914 in Comertown, Sheridan, Montana.  Dorothy died in May 1914 in Comertown, Sheridan County, Montana.

Rudolph Valantine Rebo, born February 14, 1915 in Comertown, Sheridan County, Montana.  Rudolph died February 14, 1915 in Comertown, Sheridan County, Montana.

Ruth Roberta Rebo (McBee), born November 22, 1915 in Comertown, Sheridan County, Montana. Ruth died on December 7, 1999 in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon. Ruth lived in Salem, Oregon at the time of Georgia's article. Ruth married Earl McBee in 1961; he died in 1964. Ruth had two daughters; Carol Ellsworth of Mulino, Oregon, at the time of Ruth's death,  and Patricia Mollett.  Patricia died in the 1980s.  Patricia had a daughter, Jacqueline Rae [Mollett?].

Elizabeth Rebo, born 1916 in Comertown, Sheridan County, Montana.  Elizabeth died in 1916 in Comertown, Sheridan County, Montana.

Morris Rebo, born about 1918 in Comertown, Sheridan County, Montana.  Morris died about 1918 in Comertown, Sheridan County, Montana.

Clinton Everett Rebo, born April 25, 1920 in Comertown, Sheridan County, Montana.  Clinton died November November 01, 1937 in Aumsville, Marion County, Oregon.  He died as the result of a car accident.

Carol Rose Rebo (Henderson), born December 23, 1921 in Sheridan County, Montana.  Carol died December 22, 2007 in Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon.  She lived in Salem, Oregon at the time of Georgia's article. Carol is buried at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, in West Salem, Polk County, Oregon, next to her husband, Leland Dean Henerson.  They had two daughters, Gayle and Lynne Henderson.

Keith Milton Rebo, born July 14, 1923, in Comertown, Montana.  Keith died September 19 2011 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

Wayne Alvis Rebo, born March 14, 1926 in Montana.  Wayne died April 7, 2004 in Aumsville, Marion County, Oregon.  Wayne lived on part of the land his father has bought.

Gene Ronald Rebo, born September 12, 1928 in Comertown, Sheridan County, Montana.  Gene died November 25, 1935 in Comertown, Sheridan, Montana, as a result of pneumonia.

In 1936 George and his family moved to Hillsboro, Oregon, followed by another move in 1954 to Salem, Oregon.

George passed away on May 30, 1965 and is buried at Aumsville Cemetery in Aumsville, Marion County, Oregon.

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