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Ira Bigler,6 South 43 West


JACOB BIGLER came to Kansas in February, 1871, and after a short stay in Osage County, located on a farm in Butler County. Cultivated his farm a few years, then rented it and did mason work in Butler, Chase and Greenwood Counties until 1879, then returned to his farm, and in the spring of 1882 moved to Toronto, where he now lives. He was born in York County, Penn., October 10, 1846, son of Abraham and Sarah Ann Bigler. Lived in his native county until he came to Kansas in 1871. He was married in El Dorado, Butler County, October 21, 1879, to Anna E. Luke, daughter of David D. and Mary J. Luke. She is a native of Missouri, was educated at Keosauqua, Iowa, and taught one term in the same school when only fifteen years of age. She now carries on a millinery store in Toronto. Their only child, Ira Stanford Bigler, was born August 6, 1880.
Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas 1883
Jacob B. Bigler 1846-1923 # 10669703 and Annie E. (Luke) Bigler 1857-1914 # 10669693 are buried in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Jacob S. Bigler 1860-1931 # 121080529 and Emma Jane Bigler 1868-1929 # 121080497 are buried in Clay Center, Kansas.
In 1895 Butler County, Kansas, Jacob Bigler is 47, born in ennsylvania, Anna E. 38 Missouri, Ira S. 14 Kansas, Jacob F. 8, ansas, and Mary E. 3 Kansas.
In 1900 Stillwater, Oklahoma, Ira is 19, Jacob F. 13, and Mary E. 9, with parents Jacob 53 and Annie E. 43 Bigler.

1905 Burlington " I. S. Bigler is putting up a small house on the three lots bought of George Kelly. The house is located on Clark avenue. West of the Coffee mill row."
1909 Armel items "Miss Bigler left Friday for Denver to visit relatives during the holidays."

In 1909 Ira S. Bigler, of Hale, Colorado, was a witness for the land claim of James W. Winfrey for land in 5 1/2 Sounth 43 W, along with J. L. Cunningham, Henry Armitage, and George Broadsword of Morris, Colorado.
In 1910 Yuma County, Ira S. 28, born in Kansas, with Addie 24, Kansas, have Olive L. 7 Oklahoma, Noel S. 5 Oklahoma, and Leio H. 3 Colorado.
1910 Armel items "Messers Bigler and Lutz of Denver recently spent a few days at C. Morris' the guests of Miss Bigler."
Ira proved up 140 acres in 35, 5 1/2 South 43W in 1910. The odd amount and description reflects the transfer of a strip of land from Yuma County to Kit Carson County.
In 1920 Baca County, Colorado, farming, Ira and Addie have Olive 17, Noel 14, Leo 11, and Helen 7.
In 1930 El Paso County, Colorado, farming, "Harry" is 49, Addie 45, with Helen 17.
Ira Stanford Bigler 1880-1944 is buried in Canon City, per # 11671155, with Minie Adeline (Coleman) Bigler 1885-19963 # 11671136.

"Jacob Bigler and his father.Jacob was my husbands grandfather, he is buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Ok.,
He had three children, Ira, died in Canon City, Co., his wife was Helen-----.Will check what records I have.
The other son was Jacob Frank, my father-in-law, he died in 1945, Stillwater, buried by Jacob and wife Anna,
the other a dau. was Mary, don't have her death in front of me, but she died in Stillwater.
She gave me some of the history. Also have 2 diaries of Jacob Bigler when he was in Pa.
Some of Uncle Ira's family is still around Canon City, Co.Ira lived there most of the time after he was married.They were all three born in Ka., came with parents to Ok., 1897, Payne Co., Ok.Hope this helps some.Nina Bigler "

In 1930 Fremont County, Clinton L. Irwin is an auto mechanic, 31, born in Missouri, with Hazel L. 21 Colorado, have Leon 1, Colorado.
In 1940 Fremont County, Colorado, Clinton L. Irwin is 41, Hazel L. 31, with Leon Allane Irwin, 12.
Clinton L. Irwin 1898-1980 has a tombstone in Canon City, with "Maryh S. 1918 -"
Lois Arlea Irwin -1930-1931 is buried in Canon City # 114518414.
In 1958 Pueblo COlorado, Leon A. (Anne M.) is a mechanic at Merrill Axle & Wheel, klivin ga 2100 E. 4th.
1971 Belfair, Washington guests at Corinne Udean's fourth birthday party Mr. and Mrs. Leon Irwin, cousin Clinton Irwain, and Grandma Harris.
Leon A. Irwin, age 68, died in Kitsap County Washington Nov 17, 1996.
When Almira A. Ritter died in Mora Minneosta in 1988 "She is survived by fifteen children, Lloyd Ritter of Memphis, Bill Ritter of Mora, Mrs. Vernon (Elizabeth)Forstad of Bloomington, Iren Udean of Bremerton, Washington, Mary Bradley of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Clifford (Dorothy) Udean of Pine City, Frank Ritter of Inver Grove Heights, Mrs. Leon (Anne) Irwin of Silverdale, Washington,"

"Helen May (Bigler)Goltl, 81, of Canon City died July 6, 1994. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Holt Family Chapel of the Garden in Canon City, with the Rev. Bob Farrell officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City. Mrs. Goltl was born Nov. 27, 1912, in Yuma County to Ira S. Bigler and Minnie Adeline Coleman. She was married Nov. 10, 1931, to Henry Joseph Goltl, who is deceased. She is survived by a son, Darrel L. of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Lynette W. Mondy of Canon City; a sister, Hazel L. Lucero of Canon City; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Mrs. Goltl and her husband had lived in eastern Colorado and Herndon, Kan., and for 10 years in the Ellicott area before moving to Colorado Springs. They retired to Canon City in 1971, where she was a member of First Southern Baptist Church. " # 66282588

Olive (Bigler) Preston 1903-1939 is buried in Canon Cit5y, per # 112350977.
She originally was buried in Springfield, Colorado "Preston, Olive Bigler d 23 Dec 1939. Body removed 10 Jun 1969"

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