Kit Carson County, Colorado
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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Thomas Dillon, son Thomas, daughter G. Vera Dillon, 6 South 45 West


Helenam Victoriam Dillon was born June 8, 1873 to Thomas Dillon and Ludovica Dygert, christened in Erie County New York Nov 3, 1910.

In 1875 Erie County, New York, Thomas Dillon is 34, farming, with Louisa 28, Ida 8, Wilber 6, William 4, and Victoria 2.
In 1880 Erie County, they're living with Louisa's father Robert Dysert, 66. Louisa is 32, Thos 37, Ida B. 13, Weber 11, Wm. 9, Victoria 7, and Lola E. eight months.
In 1892 Erie County, Thos is 49, farming, Louisa L. 44, Ida B. 26, Victoria 19, Lulu 18, Eva M. 10, Thos 7, and Vera 5.
Next household is Matthew Dygert 40, Robert 35, and Mattie 27.

1895 New York "A re-issue of pension has been granted to Thomas Dillon, of Springville.

In 1900 Erie County, Tom Dillen, born Dec 1844 in Ieland, married 34 years to Louise Aug 1846 New York, have Ida Nov 1867, Lucresia Oct 1879, Eva May 1882, Tom Jr. Dec 1884, and Vera March 1887, all kids born in New York. Tom is a day laborer.
In 1905 Erie County, New York, Thomas Dillon is 60, Louise 56, Ida 36, Eva 22, Thomas 20, and Verah 18.

Louisa L. Dillon, 1847-1908 is buried in Springville, Erie County # 55171596.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Thomas Dillon is 72, widowed, born in Ireland, - with Thomas Jr. 24, Dessica his wife 27 married five months, Vera 23 and Ida 22, all four born in New York.
April 1911 Burlington "Miss Vera Dillon and Inez Chase of Hermes, visited several days with Mr. C.L. Chase and family.
In 1912 Vera was in her second year of teaching District # 22, Kit Carson County, with 39 pupils.
1912 "Mrs. Thos. Dillon of Hermes departed for Buffalo, New York to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg."

Thomas proved up two quarters in 22, 6 South, 45W in 1914.
And Thomas Dillon proved up two quarters in 14 and 23, 6S 45W, also in 1914.
(Wonder if the Carl A. Dillon who proved up a quarter in 12, 8S 43W in 1916 is related...._



In 1920 Kit Carson County, Thomas is 77, widowed, living with Thos H. Jr. 34, Jessica 35, and Carlos 5.
Thomas Dillon 1839-1925 is buried in Springville, with the same style of stone as Louisa "Co A. , 100th NY Infantry # 55171638.

VERA
Vera is likely in the 1910 census twice, once in Kit Carson County with her father, and then in Red Willow County, Nebraska, with her sister Eva Weidenheimer, 26, just married to Mark A. Weidenheimer, 29, born in Kansas. They're running a hotel, with Vera as a waitress.

Vera proved up two quarters in 15, 6S 45W in 1913.
G. Vera Dillon married Arnold A. Thomann in Bethune on Sept 6, 1916. He was 28, she as 29.. Witnesses were Arnold A. Thoman and Miss Marie Thoman.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, Arnold is farming, 32, born in Colorado, G. Vera 32, born in New York. His mother Lucy, 59 born in Iowa is with them.
The baby Thomann, March 8, 1923 buried in Burlington is likely their child # 89686497.
They're in Colorado Springs in 1930, where Arnold is managing a men's furnishings store.
In 1942 Colorado Springs, living at 315 E. Dale, Arnold is a carpenter. They're still there in 1956 and 1963.


Arnold 1887-1975 # 89686404 and Vera 1887-1970 # 89686576 are buried in Burlington.
November 28, 1970 Colorado Springs "Mrs. G. Vera Thomann. 315 E. Dale. Rebekah services by Monte Rosa Rebekah Lodge No. 4 at Swan Drawing Room 9 a.m. today. Service Hendrick Mortuary. Burlington. Colo. 2:30 p.m. today. Interment Burlington."
November 26 " Services for Mrs. G. Vera Thomann will be held at 9 am in Funeral Memories of Monte Rosa. Rebekah Lodge 4 will conduct the rite. Burial will be in Burlington with services arranged by Hendricks Mortuary. Mrs. Thomann died Wednesday at her home, 315 K. Dale. She was born March 23, 1887 at 5pringville, N. Y., and homesteaded in 1908 near Bethune. She taught school in the Kit Carson area for 10 years and formerly lived in Burlington. She belonged to Monte Rosa Rebekah Lodge 4 and the Past Noble Grands Association. She is survived by her husband. Arnold A. Thomann, and several nieces and nephews."


THOMAS
Jessie Lulu Kellogg was born October 1881 to Carlos and Mary Lina (Simmons) Kellogg, and is with them in 1900 Erie County, New York. In 1905 Carlos is a cheese box maker, 52, Mary 45, Jennie 24 a schoolteacher, Jessie 22 a dressmaker, Josie 18 at school, Alden 17.


In 1930 Kit Carson County, Thomas H. Dillon is 44, Jessica 42, Carlos K. 15, Mary L. 9, and Janet M. 6.
In 1940 Kit Carson County, Thomas H. is 54, Jessie L. 58, Mary Louise 19, and Janet M. 16.
Buried in Claremont Cemetery, Stratton, Colorado are Jessica L. Dillon 1881 - 1959 and Tom 1885 - 1967.

Carlos Kellogg Dillon was born June 26, 1914 in Springville, New York to Thomas H. Dillon and Jessica L. Kellogg, dying Oct 26, 2000.
In 1930 Kit Carson County, Arthur E. 41 and Reita L. 40 Sandstedt have Pauline L. 15, Philis J. 9, and Louisis J. 9.
(Reita Louise Sandstedt 1890-1979 is buried in Holdredge, Nebraska # 39800707. Arthur E. Sandstedt 1888-1939 # 39799265 is also buried there.)

C.K. Dillon of Burlington married Pauline Lenora Sandstedt of Burlington in Burlington on April 9, 1939.
He's in Burlington in 1940, married to Pauline 24, Nebraska - both sales people in a variety store.
Pauline Lanora Sandstedt was born April 7, 1915 at Bertrand, Nebraska to Arthur E. Sandstedt and Reita Jessen, dying May 1996 as Pauline L. Dillon.
SSDI has her last residence as Perkins County, Nebraska.

October 28, 2000 the obituary index has " DILLON, Carlos Kellogg "Matt"; 86; Springville NY>Machesney Park IL; Rockford RS."


Mary Louise Dillon was born Jan 19, 1921 at Bethune, and had a last name of Belscher in 1943, Schanfelt in 2000, and Shuck in 2002.
September 27, 1940 Douglas County, Colorado

Janet Dillon married Max K. Toland in Kit Carson County May 1, 1947.
Max 1920-1974 # 75528668 is buried in Stratton, with Janet M. 1924- - on the stone.

EVA
One tree said Mark Weidenheimer married Viva Anna Hammers in 1907 in Cheyenne County, Kansas, having a baby on August 29, 1908, and then Eva Dillon on May 5, 1909.
August 29, 1908 an infant was buried in St. Francis 127245475 "Child of Mark O Weidenheimer and Viva A. Hammers. " Viva is also buried there 1887-1908 # 125745671.


1918 Craig, Colorado "Cary Wright is having another siege with rheumatism, and Frank Hamlet and Hilda Hannawalt are both ill, making the Wright Bros. Cafe pretty short on help. M. O. Weidenheimer is assisting there for awhile, taking the night shift. "

1919 Craig, Colorado "M. O. Weidenheimer and John Miles, with their wives, picnicked, north of Steamboat last Sunday. The gentlemen report catching thirteen fine trout."
1919 "Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Weidenbeimer and two daughters. Miss Marian Weidenheimer and Mrs. Lois Sturm, and the latter’s little son, Craig, are visiting at the Martin O. Weidenheimer home. They are all from St. Francis, Kansas. Little Craig was named for our city, his parents having been married here about two years ago. Mr. Sturm, our readers will remember, lost his life while duck hunting about a year ago."
1920 Craig "Mark Weidenheimer last week purchased the Albert Douglas 80 acres of state land, south of Craig, and all improvements. Mr. Douglas has gone to Idaho to remain. "

Mark and Eva are in Craig, Colorado in 1920, where he is a trapper. No kids.
1923 " Mr. and Mrs. Mark Weidenheimer are now located at Reedley, Calif., according to letters received here this week. They say the climate there now is like Craig in springtime. "
In 1926 and 1928 M.O. Weidenheimer attended a picnic in Los angeles of former northwestern Colorado residence. There was not a Mrs. WSeidenheimer mentioned.
He married Ione Dearing, age 22, in Orange County June 29, 1928 - he was 45, divorced, son of George Weidenheimer of Pennsylvania and Myra Hummer..
Mark, born August 15, 1880 in Kansas, died Nov 1, 1951 in Los Angeles County.

IDA
In 1930 Springville, New York, Ida Dillon is 62, living with her sister Lulu O'Brien 49 and her husband John H. O'Brien 50 and their two kids.
(Lulu in 1910 and 1920 Erie County was married to John H. O'Brien, kids born 1909 and 1911, so they likely didn't go to Colorado.)
John 1882-1934 # 44988459 and Lucretia D. O'Brien 1880-1930 are buried in Sprinville.

Weber Dillon is in the El Monte, Los Angeles County, California Great Register of July 1892, born about 1870 in New York.

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