I am searching for my grandmother's (Martha Jean Sheets Moore) birth family. She knew her birth name and siblings, but she died before I got the info. I remember meeting her birth sister, Marie?, when I was young, but all I remember about her was her Miniature Schnauzer, Boots.
According to post adoption birth certificate, my grandma was born April 16, 1928 in Auburn, KS. She was adopted by Clarence Roy and Ethel (Howe) Sheets, of Mission (now Topeka), KS. I believe they had a farm near Burnett's Mound in Topeka.
I was always told that my grandma's mother died during childbirth and was given up for adoption because her father was unable to care for a preemie newborn. He was a farmer as well, and had 2 other daughters and a son.
My gradma's obituary (2008) stated that she was preceded in death by 2 half sisters and a half brother. Any info I can obtain would be greatly appreciated!