Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Elizabeth E. Gerber, son Christian Gerber, 6 South 43 West

Christian 'private claimed" a quarter in 15, 8 South, 49W in 1891.

Francisco Adante claimed thirty arpens front of land, by the depth of forty arpens, equal to 1015 acres, situated in Ouachita post on the Bayou Macon, granted by Governer Miro at New Orleans July 9, 1788. An unsatisfied claim was made in January 1821 for Louisiana "register for District North of Red River", Victor H. Provensal was a New Orleans lawyer who was representative for many land claims.
In 1850 Tuscarawas County, Ohio, John Daugherty is farming, 54, born in Maryland, Mary M. 44 Maryland, with Ann C. 20, Mary A. 17, Hannah 15, Lydia R. 12, Elizabeth 10, and John F. 9, all kids born in Ohio.
John Daugherty died of wounds received in action, February 13, 1864 at Chattanooga.

Joseph Gerber married Elizabeth "Dougherty" July 29, 1858 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
Christian might be in Dallas County, Iowa in 1870, 6, Indiana, with Joseph - no occupation - 37 and Elizabeth 30 both born in Ohio, Lydia A. 9 Indiana, John 4 Indiana, George 2 Iowa, and Susana nine months Iowa.
In 1880 Dallas County, Iowa, Joseph "Gurber" is a miller, 48, with Elisabeth 40, Lydia 19, Christian 16, John 14, George 12, Sarah E. 9, born in Iowa, Hannah J. 6 Iowa, and David S. 4, Iowa.
In 1885 Dallas County, Sugar Grove township, Elizabeth is 45, widowed, with Lidda 24 helping in the house, Christian 20 and John 19 and George 17 helping on the farm. Sarah E. is 13, Hannah J. 11, and David 8.

Lydia A. Gerber, age 26, daughter of Joseph Gerber and Elizabeth Daugherty, married William F. Henderson, age 30, October 8, 1886 in Dallas County, Iowa.
Hannah Gerber, daughter of Joseph Gerber and Elizabeth E. Daugherty, married Leonard Davis December 8, 1897 in Owen County, Indiana. She was a resident of Clay County, Indiana, born in Iowa.
Elizabeth E. Gerber proved up a quarter in 21, 8S 49W in 1896.
Not likely, because Elizabeth was listed as a widow in 1885, Joseph is the one who cash-claimed a quarter in 5S 52W - Washington County - in 1893 and proved up another in 1898 (although it's twenty miles away).

In 1900 Clay County, Indiana, Elizabeth E. , born 1839 in Ohio, has had 14 kids, six living. She's married two years to George W. Smith born March 1838 in Ohio. David Gerber, farming, stepson born 1877 in Iowa, is with her.

Christian is a farm laborer in 1900 Carbon County, Wyoming born March 1864 in Indiana, working for David and Jane Wagoner.

In 1910 Laramie, Wyoming, Christian 46, brothers John 44 and Dave 34 are running a general store, and their widowed mother Mrs. E.E. Sunter, 70 is with them.

In 1920 Denver, John and Christian are running a boarding house, with George D. Davis, nephew, 19, born in Indiana, working for them - five boarders.

John and Christian are living alone in Denver in 1930 and 1940, no occupations.
A.S. Senters is in Cushing, Iowa in 1905, farming, 48, born in Ohio.
Aratus S. Senter, Jr. was born Nov 24, 1881 in Cedar County, Iowa to Aratus S. Senter, and Maggie Davis Senter.

Hanna Gerber, per one tree, married Leonard Davis in 1897, and in 1900 they're in Owen County, Indiana. Leon is 41, Hannah 26, and Ira 11, Zella 8, and Nora 6.
. They're in Owen County in 1910, with Ira 20, Zella 18, and George O. 9.
"Anna Mae Davis of Applewood, a homemaker, died March 25, 2000 in Wheat Ridge following a stroke. She was 86. Services were March 29 at Beth Eden Baptist Church. Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery. She was born Nov. 10, 1913, in Denver. In August 1930, she married George D. Davis. He preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Simpkins, Littleton, and Shirley Leake, Denver; three sons, George E., Dorrance, Kan., Paul, Lakewood, and Allen, Phoenix; a brother, George Cheatwood, California; a sister, Hazel Albertson, Missouri; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Beth Eden Baptist Church, 2600 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood 80215. "
In 1895, Charles M. Riggs, 38, and Sarah E. Rigg, 24, are in Adair County, Iowa, with Elstun 4, Charles W. 3, Theadore O 2, and Hanna 82.

Margaret Rigg was born April 7, 1900 to Charles M. Rigg and Sarah E. Garber.
Sarah Elizabeth Garber Rigg 1870-1940 is buried in Adair County #697384477
"C. M. Rigg is the owner of an excellent farm of two hundred and forty acres situated on section 28, Grove Township. He was born near Knoxville, Marion county, Iowa, on the 15th of July, 1856, and is a son of John and Hannah (Robinson) Rigg, both of whom were natives of Washington county, Pennsylvania. In childhood days they accompanied their respective parents to Guernsey County, Ohio, where they spent the period of youth and were there married. The maternal grandfather was a soldier in the War of 1812 and received a land grant for eighty acres in recognition of his services. This he gave to his daughter, Mrs. Rigg. She afterward remained with an uncle in Jefferson County while her husband made his way to Marion County and secured an eighty acre tract with the land grant. Upon that place he built a log cabin and as soon as his arrangements for a house had been completed he took his wife to their new abode. He continued in the work of the farm up to the time of his death. Subsequently his widow made her home with her son, C. M. Rigg..

In the district schools C. M. Rigg pursued his education, but his advantages were somewhat limited, owing to the necessity of his concentrating his energies upon farm work. He was the youngest son and his brothers were at the front in the Civil war, so that it was necessary for him to engage in cultivating the fields. One of his brothers was killed by the bushwhackers in Arkansas..
After the war C. M. Rigg had the opportunity of attending school in Des Moines for two years. In 1869 he arrived in Adair county, Iowa, where he had a brother-in-law living. He secured employment with Tom Harris and was thus engaged in farm work for five years, or until the spring of 1877, when he went to Des Moines and attended school, returning to Adair county to work through the harvest season. In 1878 he made an overland trip to Colorado, where he was employed as a farm hand until 1882, when he purchased a quitclaim deed on a homestead near Fort Collins. He then began farming on his own account and so continued until 1894, when he sold that property and returned to Stuart, Iowa. Through the succeeding summer he worked for his brother-in-law and in 1895 he began farming on his own account as a renter. In September, 1895, he contracted for his present home farm, to which he removed in March, 1896. His place embraces two hundred and forty acres and the land is naturally rich and arable, responding readily to the care and cultivation which he bestows upon it. He is also a stockholder in the Greenfield Creamery Company and is a stockholder in the Lincoln Township Mutual Telephone Company, of which he was the first vice president. He occupied that position for eleven years, but resigned in October, 1914, because it was demanding too much of his attention which he did not wish to spare from his farm..
Mr. Rigg was married in 1882 to Miss Maud E. Rison, of Fort Collins, Colorado, who died June 15, 1883, leaving an infant daughter, Dora M., now the wife of Sidney W. Cooper, a civil engineer in the government service. In 1890 Mr. Rigg was joined in wedlock to Miss Sarah E. Garber near Fort Collins, Colorado. She is a native, however, of Jefferson County, Iowa. Unto this marriage have been born nine children: Elstun L., Charles W., Theodore O., Bessie E., Margaret E., Hannah C., Elizabeth E. and John D., twins, and Mary L. The family circle still remains unbroken and all of the children are yet under the parental roof..
In his political views Mr. Rigg is a republican with prohibition tendencies. It is his earnest desire to see the cause of temperance grow and he has ever been active in promoting public sentiment along that line. He and his wife are consistent and faithful members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Mr. Rigg is now serving on its official board. He endeavors to shape his life in accordance with its teachings and he is guided in all of his relations by straightforward and honorable principles, making him a man whom to know is to esteem and respect "

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