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Ian Charles was born to Mr. and Mrs. Cory Esselman

Mr. and Mrs. Cory Esselman of Jackson, are parents of a son named Ian Charles, born at 4:40 a.m., June 29, 2021, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. He has two brothers, Grady and Ward.

Mrs. Esselman is the former Adele Bohnert of Altenburg. She is employed by St. Paul Lutheran School. Esselman is the son of Scott and Lisa Esselman of Perryville. He is employed by RSW/US.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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