Right now, Larry and I are trying to distinguish between a few John Sands.
The first John we noticed was a deputy sheriff in Little Falls during the Bulow murder and hanging in 1888-89. Known as JP, we assume it meant John Peter or John Paul. Was he ours?
Added Much Later:
John Peter Sand, the deputy, and John P. Sand, here in 1885 Buckman, are the same guy, Mike's oldest brother. There was another John Sand in the family too, the one born while they lived in Iowa after emigrating. He's the one above, living east of Rice, in Graham. We think the same name was used to honor St John the Baptist....or Peter and Angelique were just messing with us,