Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Christian and Emma (Rockwell) Fluhrer , 8 South 49 West

Possibly the Christian Fluhrer naturalized in 1878 in Wheaton, Illinois. Witnesses were Christian Siddler and Michael Siddler.

Christian proved up a quarter in 3, 8 South, 49W in 1892, and timber-claimed one in 1896.

Christian and Emma married June 25, 1898, performed by minister H.S. Feix, recorded in Arapahoe County.
In 1900 Arapahoe County (Valverde) Christ Fluher is a garden laborer, born Dec 1860 in Germany, married two years to Emma Aug 1863 Germany, have David born June 1899. Christ immigrated in 1875, Emma in 1888.

Christ Fluhrer -1856-1904 is buried in Denver, # 35884626.
In 1907 Denver, Mrs. Emma Fluhrer is livng at 430 S. Pecos.

In 1910 Denver, Emma is 46, widowed, born in Switz, with David 10, born in Colorado. Jacob Augster, 43, also Switz is with them.
In 1930 Denver, Emma is widowed, 65, and David is 20, a truck driver for a lumberyard.
In 1932 Denver, Emma (wid Christian D.) lives at 120 S. Pecos. So does David Fluhrer, a driver for University Park Lumber Company.
Emma is widowed, naturalized, living alone in 1940 Denver.
David Fluhrer 1899-1996 "CM2, US NAVY" is buried in Fort Logan # 656446. David served in the 119th SeaBees in WWII Pacific. ----------------------------------------------- 1920 CANNELTON, Ind., April 22.
"Seeking happiness, George Fluhrer, wealthy Denver, Colo., man, is speeding westward today with his invalid wife, whom he kidnapped from her mother. Outwitting a group of farmers, Fluhrer approached Cannelton on the Ohio river in a chartered motor boat, fitted up a dray as an ambulance and with a corps of doctors and nurses raided the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Philip Dick. Fluhrer came east when a divorce suit asking $50.000 alimony was filed against him in Denver to learn whether It was done on his wife's initiative. He found his wife still loved him, he said, but was detained by her mother. He filed habeas corpus papers, but decided to try other means when the hearing was delayed. Local officers hold a warrant for Fluhrer's arrest on a kidnapping charge. "

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