Andrew KENOBBIE hitchhiked from Wisconsin to Chamberlain and walked across the pontoon bridge to Oacoma in 1900.
He homesteaded ten miles northeast of Reliance on Section 14. He married Mary KRAUSE.
Fred KENOBBIE bought a lot in Presho, 9 Nov. 1905, and built and owned a general store with Ed KENZY and Gene MARTIN. Fred and Mable KENOBBIE lived in the back of the store. Their first child was born in Oacoma and died of diphtheria. Their second child Edward "Buster" KENOBBIE was the first child born in Presho, 3 Apr. 1906. They had nine more children. There was an outside stairway to the second story, and dances were held there. It became a trading post for the Indians, as Fred could speak their language.
John Alfred and Alta KENOBBIE ANDERSON m. 12 Apr. 1928 and operated a hotel and cafe until 1941 when they returned to the family farm. They had Patricia, John, and Mary KENOBBIE. 1930 Census has in Lyman Co., SD, John A. ANDERSON, b. ca. 1907, and Alta, b. ca. 1908.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy KENOBBIE lived on the former PAULSON farm north of Oacoma.
Eugene MARTIN (1872, Belmont, WI - ) m. 19 Oct. 1898, Akron, IA, Margaret "Maggie" KENOBBIE, b. 1878, Dickerville, WI, sister of Fred KENOBBIE.