Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

John and Maud (Officer) Fisher, Howard and Nettie (Officer) Johnson, 8 South 46 West

In 1880 Mitchell County, Kansas, John A. Fisher is 5, with Jacob N. 36 and Margaret 35 both born in Pennsylvania. Abraham W. is 11, Amaziah W. 9, Ezra B. 8, John, Anna 4, all born in Illinois, and Charles E. 1 in Kansas.

In 1885 Mitchell County, Kansas, S. O. Officer is 31, Nancy 26, Girtie 9, Maud 4.

In 1895 Mitchell County, Solomon Officer is 41, born in Jefferson County, Indiana, Gertrude 18 in Harrison County Missouri, Maud 14 in Decatur County, Iowa, and Nettie 6 in Mitchell County.

In 1900 Mitchell County, Solomon, born March 1854 in Indiana, is married but no spouse, Gertie July 1876 in Missouri adn Nettie Dec 1889 in Kansas.

Solomon Oscar Officer 1854-1927 is buried in Mitchell County # 42390163, with Nancy Verlinda (McNeil) Officer 1859-1893 buried in Harrison County Missouri # 1449983.
That FindaGrave entry says she died in Decatur County, Iowa.

John A. Fisher is in Mitchell County in 1900, born Feb 1875 in Illinois, with Maud born April 1880 in Iowa. Oscar October 1899 in Kansas.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, John is 35, Maud 29, Oscar 10, and Lettie M. 1 born in Colorado.

John proved up two quarters in 12, 8S 46W in 1913.

In 1913, the Beloit (Kansas) Daily Call "We have been notified to change the address of The Call going to John A. Fisher from Stratton, Colo., to Macomb, Missouri.
John Anderson Fisher registerd for WWI with a Stratton, Colorado address, farming, born February 4, 1875.

They're in Kit Carson County in 1920, John 44, Maud 39, Oscar 20, Amanda 10, and May 8.

1922 Beloit, Kansas "John A. Fisher, wife and son Oscar of Stratton, Colo., arrived at the S. O. Officer farm Tuesday forenoon. They visited Tuesday evening with the Charley Fisher family, Tuesday night and Wednesday morning with Mrs. Margaret Fisher and son, Simon and took dinner with the John Marzolf family. They then returned to the S. O. Officer farm. Oscar and his mother started back to Colorado on Thursday morning in their Ford and John will leave as soon as he gets his crops sold and other articles disposed of. He will go by team and wagon."

In 1940 Marion County, Arkansas, John is farming, 65, with Maud 59. They were in Mankato, Kansas in 1935.

Maude Fisher, born April 25, 1880 in Iowa to Soloman O. Officer of Iowa and Nancy McNeal, of Indiana, died in Shannon County Missouri April 17, 1947. Informant was John of Birch Tree, Missouri, to be buried in Mountain View Cemetery, # 23045009. John is buried there 1875-1966 # 23045001.


In 1940 Tulare County, California, Oscar is a hired man, 40, born in Kansas, with a Macedo / Barnes family. He was in Porterville, California in 1935.


On August 8, 1926, Amanda L. Fisher, 19, of Stratton married Bruce D. Davis, 21, of Stratton
In 1930 Kit Carson County, Bruce is 22, born in Oklahoma, Amanda 21, John 3, and Pauline 1.

In 1940 Stratton, Kit Carson County, Bruce is working in a garage 32, Amanda L. 31, John B. 13, Clara P. 11, Elsie E. 9, Heneane M. and Helen M. both 7, David Roy 5,

Amanda is buried in Cedar County, Missouri 1909-2005 # 29306252, with Bruce D. 1907-1985, # 29306254.

On March 3, 1927, Robert O. Mewes, 23, of Stratton, married Mae L. Fisher, 15, of Stratton.
Her father was John A. Fisher. Maude Fisher was a witness.
In 1920 Arthur County, Nebraska, Robert, 26 born in Missouri, and Mae 15 born in Colorado have Evelyn w born in Colorado and Robert eleven months in Nebraska.
Robert, a farm laborer, and Mae are in Marion County, Arkansas in 1940. Evelyn is 12, Robert 10, Opal 7, Hugh 6, and Violet 1 - all kids born in Nebraska.
"Mae L. Mewes, 91, of Cheyenne died June 21, 2002 at Cheyenne Healthcare. She was born May 16, 1911, in Stratton, Colo. Mrs. Mewes worked as a cook, baker, and kitchen manager at many Cheyenne restaurants. She retired in 1973. She was a member of Culinary Workers Local 337. Mrs. Mewes is survived by sons, John E. Mewes of Cheyenne and Hugh A. Mewes of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Evelyn L. Mewes of Cheyenne, Opal J. Collison of Pensacola, Fla., and Violet M. Patrick of Haughton, La.; a sister, Amanda Davis of Eldorado Springs, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Mewes Sr., whom she married on March 3, 1927; sons, Robert O. Mewes Jr. and James Mewes; a brother, Oscar Fisher; three grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Schrader Chapel with Pastor Harold Hampton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens."

Opal Mewes is in the 1948 high school class at Fairbury, Nebraska High School.

In 1958 Cheyenne, Wyoming, Robert O. (Mae) is a mechanic for W. J. Denneen, and they live at 1004 House Avenue. Bob Jr.(Donna) is a mechanic for Tyrell Chevrolet, and they live on Rural Route 2.

JUL 25 1968; Bob Mewes, Cheyenne, lost his balance as well as saddle during race. But the stout lad managed to hang on to halter rope and re-mounted to finish the race

In 1958 Cheyenne Hugh A. Mewes lives at 422 Central.

Tracy Quinn Mewes, 16, of Warsaw was killed in an auto accident Sunday (April 18, 1982) in Laredo, Texas.
He was born May 2, 1965, in Keokuk, Iowa, a son of Hugh and Maxine Hardy Mewes. He attended Warsaw schools.
Surviving are his mother, Maxine Shipe of Warsaw; his father of Colorado; two brothers, Virgil of Azoma, Texas, and Hugh of Warsaw; two sisters, Maudie and Melodie, both of Warsaw; maternal grandparents, Kathyrn Hall of Warsaw and Albert Finton of Keokuk; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mewes, Sr., of Cheyenne, Wyo.

Hugh Anderson Mewes of Colorado Springs, died April 21st at Penrose St. Francis Hospital from complications of a fall at home.
Hugh was born in Lewellen, Nebraska on February 9, 1934 to Robert O. Mewes, Sr. and Mae L. Fisher-Mewes.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Margaret, of Colorado Springs; his children: Debra McCarty of San Jacinto, CA,, Peggy (Rick) Rahe of Jansen, NE, Virgil Mewes, Maude ( Bob) Martin and Melody McCandless of Warsaw, IL;  step-children: Cheryl (Dave) TaFoya, of Lander, WY, John Nelson and Chris (Debbie) Nelson of Denver;  siblings:  Evelyn Mewes and John Mewes of Cheyenne, WY, Opal (Ted) Collison of Pensacola, FL, and Violet (Charles) Patrick of Haughton, LA, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers; Robert O., Jr. and James, and his sons; Tracy, Allen and Hugh, Jr.
Hugh was a man of many talents who worked as an auto mechanic in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Illinois until the early 70's.  He then began working for Dover Elevator as an elevator mechanic, ending his career as southern Colorado maintenance supervisor for Dover Elevator.
After retirement, Hugh enjoyed going to Cripple Creek, garage sales, and hanging with his friends as Overtime Sports Bar.
In accordance with Hugh's wishes, no services will be held.  Hugh is being cremated, and his ashes will be spread in the mountains west of Colorado Springs. 


James M. Officer married Myrtle Pemberton on April 16, 1902, recorded in Denver.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, James M. is farming, 28, born in Tennessee, married 8 years to Myrtle 26 Missouri. Minnie 4 and Vernise 1 were born in Nebraska.
John Alfred Officer was born at Flagler on January 17, 1911, dying February 13, 2006.
James M. Officer proved up 280 acres in section 8, 8S 51W in 1912.

In 1922 Denver, James M. (Myrtle B.) is a painter, at 2243 California.
In 1930 Rawlins County, Kansas, John A. Officer 19, Herschel 17, and Curtis J. 15, all born in Colorado, are with uncle Roger Pemberton in Rawlins County, Kansas.

John married Carroll Carter on may 22, 1930 in Littleton, Colorado.


In 1910 Kit Carson County, Nettie Johnson is 20, married one year to Howard E. Johnson 25 Iowa.

Howard registered for WWI with a Stratton address, born March 7, 1885, farming.

They're in Natrona County, Wyoming in 1920, where Howard is a carpenter, 34, Nettie 30. Pearl 8 and Lulu 7 were born in Kansas.
(Everett Johnson married Eva Sear (Scholtz) on February 11, 1935 in Toole, Montana.
Howard Everett Johnson registered for WWII in Cut Bank, Montana, born in Jefferson Iowa March 7, 1885 to William Johnson and Luella Elloiott.
He married Pearl E. Pickett on July 27 1948 in Cut Bank.
Howard died September 17, 1965 in Deer Lodge County, Montana buried in Anaconda # 95710025.)

In 1930 Chautauqua County, Kansas, Nettie is 40, married to Ralph Morton 44 an oil pumper. Lola is the stepdaughter, 14.

Ralph and Nettie are in Chautauqua County in 1940, and she's buried there 1889-1955 # 22887442, with Ralph 1885-1947 # 22887443.

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