Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Fred C. and Hazel (Searcy) Reuschling , 8 South 49 West

In 1910 Washington County, Colorado, Cope precinct, Conrad Reuschling is 67, Germany, Mary L, 57, Massachusetts, and Frederic C. is 15, born in Iowa.
1915 Harrisburg doings - in the Akron Colorado newspaper "Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Gibbons and Clyde autoed to C. Reuschling's, near Cope, last week."
Conrad Reuschling proved up two quarters in 5S 50W (Washington County, Colorado) in 1916.
Harry A. Reuschling, also in 1916, proved up two quarters next to Conrad.
Henry Reuschling proved up two quarters in 4S 49W, Washington County, in 1915.

Conrad died in 1918, and is buried in Sioux City, Iowa
Mabel Reuschling b: 12 JUN 1871 in Cedar Falls, Blackhawk County, Iowa
Stillborn Reuschling b: MAR 1875
Maude Luella Reuschling b: 14 JUL 1876 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Anna Mary Reuschling b: 2 SEP 1878 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
Harriett Jessie Reuschling b: 16 JUN 1881 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
Willie Reuschling b: MAR 1883 in Akron, Plymouth County, Iowa
Fred Reuschling b: NOV 1884 in Akron, Plymouth County, Iowa
Arthur E. Reuschling b: 7 AUG 1886 in Akron, Plymouth County, Iowa
Harry Alfred Reuschling b: 28 AUG 1888 in Richland, Union County, South Dakota
Ethel Luverne Reuschling b: 8 FEB 1891 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
Clara M. Reuschling b: 5 DEC 1892 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
Fredrick Christopher Reuschling b: 23 DEC 1894 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

Mary is buried in Sioux City
"Mary Lucy Brown Reuschling
Birth 12 May 1850 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death 28 Aug 1919 in Flagler, Kit Carson, Colorado
Father William Slocomb Brown Mother Sarah Ann McCracken

Mrs. Mary L. Reuschling, who for some time has been in very poor health, last night departed this life.
About two months ago Mrs. Reuschling was taken sick and was brot to Flagler, at the home of her son, Harry, in order that a doctor might be more accessable. All that human hands could do was done for this mother, but the Infinite One had said "Not so" and at one o'clock Thursday morning, August 28th, her spirit took it flight.
Mary Lucy Brown was born May 12th, 1851, at Lowell, Mass. She was married to Conrad Reuschling at Cedar Falls, Iowa where they lived for a number of years, later locating at Sioux City Iowa. Nine years ago Mr. and Mrs. Reuschling came to Colorado, locating on a homestead nine miles from Cope, which place was the home of Mrs. Reuschling at the time of her death.
Mrs. Reuschling was of a happy disposition but the death of her husband who passed away in March of 1918 was sadly mourned.
Mrs. Reuschling was the mother of 12 children, three of whom died in infancy. One daughter died six years ago. She is survived by five daughters and three sons: Mrs. Hugh Melott, Mrs. W. G. Gibbons, Mrs. F. M. Walcott and Mrs. A. R. Kudrle, all of Sioux City, Ia., Mrs. L. S. Pocock of Cope, Colo., A. E. Reuschling, of Isabel, S. Dak., Fred C. Reuschling and Harry A. Reuschling, of Flagler. Mrs. Reuschling was long a consistant member of the Baptist church. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Heiserman Chapel, and the body will be taken to Sioux City to be laid to rest by the side of her husband. Mrs. Melott and H. A. Reuschling and family will accompany the remains to its last resting place tomorrow night. The News joins the community in extending sympathy in this time of sadness."

In 1900 Pottawatomie County, Kansas, Hazel Searcy, born August 1896, is with parents Francis M. Searcy, born March 1871 in Kansas, married four years to Louisa Feb 1868 Missouri.

On the same page are Bartlet Searcy Sept 1847 Missouri, married 14 years to Ruth Aug 1856 Tennessee. They have mary P. March 1888 Kansas, Lillian M. Sept 1890 Kansas, Jessie W. Jan 1896 MIssouri, and Claud Aug 1899 Missouri.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Frank M. and Luisa L. have Hazel F. 12 and Orly E. 8, both born in Kansas.
Frank M. Searcy proved up two quarters in 8S 50W, Kit Carson County, Colorado in 1913.

Frank 1871-1941 # 32609506 and Louisa Search 1868-1944 are buried in St. Joseph Missouri. So are Bartlett E. Searcy and his second wife Ruth C. (Lanning) Searcy 1857-1943. Bartlett's first wife Martha Elizabeth (Parr) Search 1850-1883 is buried in Atchison, Kansas.

Fred Reuschling married Hazel Searcy June 4, 1916, recorded in Kit Carson County.

Fred Christopher Reuschling registered for WWI with a Flagler addres, born Dec 23, 1895 at Surety, Iowa, with a wife and child.
Fred proved up a quarter in 18, 8S 49W in 1920.
In 1920 Cope precinct, Fred is 35, Hazel 22, Kansas, with Francis Theodore, 2.
In 1930 Fred is a janitor in Sioux City, Iowa, with Hazel, Frederick, Esther, 10, and Virgil 6, all three kids born in Colorado.
Fred is still a school custodian in 1940 Sioux City, and they have Esther, a packer in a wholesale biscuit company, and Virgil is a delivery boy for a drug store, and Howard 5 born in Iowa.
Fred died Dec 1, 1971, and Hazel - born Aug 16, 1897 in St. Clere, Pottawatomie County, Kansas , died November 1, 1975.

Francis Theodore Reuschling, age 22, born in Colorado, married Lucille Gladys Dongstel in Orange City, Iowa on May 11, 1936.
Frank T. Reuschling, born in Seibert, is in the obituary listings of Sioux City of Sept 8, 1997.

"SIOUX CITY -- Howard Richard Reuschling, 73, of Sioux City passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Crescent Park United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Scott Squires officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Condolences may be sent online to
Howard was born March 24, 1935, in Sioux City, the son of Fred and Hazel (Searcu) Reuschling. He graduated from Central High School in June 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1952 and was called into active duty from Dec. 12, 1956 to Dec. 19, 1958.
He married Dianne F. Conway on Aug. 23, 1959, in Sioux City. They lived in Sibley and Le Mars, Iowa, before settling in Sioux City in 1964. He worked as a food broker for Premier Marketing until retiring in June 1997.
He was a 53-year member of Crescent Park United Methodist Church. A big part of his life was spending time at his trailer on Round Lake in Minnesota. There, the couple met wonderful, lifelong friends. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Dianne Reuschling; a son, Rick Reuschling and his special friend, Lori Nyreen, of Sioux City, and his son, Rick Reuschling Jr. and his wife, Whitney, of Indianapolis; identical twin daughters and their husbands, Cindy and Russ Hauser and her sons, Jeff Morehead and his wife, Heather, and Chad Morehead, all of Akron, Iowa, and Becky and Scott Morehead and their sons, Marcus Morehead and Mathew Morehead, all of Westfield, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Hazel Reuschling; a brother, Frank Reuschling; a brother-in-law, Byrnes Johnson; and two sisters-in-law, Terry Reuschling and Nancy Conway Luikart. "

# 134365153 has Virgil buried in Nassau County, New York
Virgil O. "Dutch" Reuschling, aged 91, a resident of Garden City Park, NY died on August 14, 2014 Beloved husband of the late Theresa.

Beloved dad of Jan Quinn (Jimmy) and the late Virginia. Loving grandpa of five and seven great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Esther Johnson, the late Frank, and the late Howard. Cherished brother-in-law of Dianne Reuschling and Betty Collins.

Dutch was a proud US Navy Veteran, a retired NYC Police Officer and a longtime member of the Garden City Park Fire Department. ESTHER

"Esther Johnson will celebrate her 89th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. March 29, 2009 at Crescent Park United Methodist Church, 2826 Myrtle St. Cards may be sent to her at 2317 Collins St., Sioux City, Iowa 51103. Her children are Al and Bev Johnson, and Wayne and Bonnie Johnson, all of Hinton, Iowa. She has six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren "

Bruce L. Johnson, 51, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Friday, May 30, 2003, in Sioux City.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin M. Richter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the 185th Air Refueling Wing. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Bruce was born June 18, 1951, in Sioux City, the son of Byrnes A. and Esther M. (Reuschling) Johnson. He graduated from Central High School in 1969.
He married Cindy R. Simon on Feb. 12, 1972, in Sioux City. He was a lifelong Sioux City resident.
Chief Master Sgt. Bruce L. Johnson was assigned to the 185th Fighter Wing, Maintenance Squadron, Colonel Bud Day Field in Sioux City. He enlisted on Jan. 22, 1970 and became a full-time technician on March 19, 1972. He provided 33 years of service to the 185th Fighter Wing. Throughout his long career, Bruce held many positions such as crew chief, Phase Dock supervisor and Accessories Element supervisor, in which he held dual Fuels and Egress Air Force Specialty Codes. Most recently, he was assigned as the Component Repair Branch chief, overseeing Aircraft Fuels, Electric, Hydraulic, Egress and Propulsion shops.
He attended the NCO Academy in residence in 1990 and completed his Senior NCO Academy course in 1994. Bruce was promoted to the permanent grade of chief master sergeant on Aug. 9, 2000. Throughout his career, he assisted in the maintenance of numerous aircraft weapons systems to include F-100, A-7 and F-16 fighter aircraft. More recently, he was an integral part of the planning and implementation of the 185th's conversion to the KC-135 tanker aircraft.
During his long career, he served as the NCOIC of numerous deployments. He was a key organizer of Operational Readiness, Unit Evaluation, Quality Air Force Assistance and other higher headquarters inspections. He was the acting treasurer of the Chief's Council of the 185th and a strong advocate for the enlisted corps. He was actively involved in the restoration and mounting of previously flown fighter aircraft for static display. He was directly responsible for the F-100 memorial display and was involved in the ongoing F-16 static display-mounting project.
His military awards include the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal in support of Operation Provide Comfort, Humanitarian Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Iowa Meritorious Service Medal, Iowa State Service Ribbon and Iowa Leadership Ribbon of Academic Achievement. He had a tremendous influence on the lives of people with whom he came in contact. His upbeat attitude toward work, family and community was infectious. He will be deeply missed by all.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy of Sioux City; his mother, Esther Johnson of Sioux City; a son, Jeremy Johnson of Sioux City; two brothers and their wives, Allen and Bev Johnson and Wayne and Bonnie Johnson, all of Sioux City; a grandson, Tyler Johnson of Sioux City; and 11 nieces and nephews, Suzanne Hanson, Lisa Brazzell, Jeff Johnson, Doug Johnson, Craig Johnson, Blake Simon, Jason Johnson, Brandee Davis, Joyce Zediker, Nicole Simon and Shanin Simon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Byrnes Johnson; a granddaughter, Lexie E. Johnson; his father-in-law, Nick Simon; and sister-in-law, Corrine Johnson.


Clara Mae Reuschling married Claude Erwin Dec 18, 1911, recorded in Kit Carson County.

Ethel L. Reuschling married A.R. Kudrle July 29, 1913, recorded in Kit Carson County.

1917 "FOR SALE: - Six room house in west part of Wray, known as the Heiserman property. Lots, 68 x 140. Large barn. Address owner, H.A. Reuschling, Flagler, Colorado, or M.M. Bulkeley, Wray."

In 1920 the Hugo newspaper reported that among the guests at Margaret Morgan's birthday were Lawrence Reuschling and Mr. Reuschling. Mrs. H.Reuschling assisted Mrs. Morgan with the luncheon. Decorations were in the Sophomore colors.

1921 "Anyone who wants the Perfecto Art Needle can send their orders to Mrs. H. A. Reuschling, Hugo, Colorado. Price of Needle, $1.00."
In 1921 Mrs. Anna Reuschling was elected Outer Sentinel of the Hugo, Colorado Royal Neighbor camp.

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