Anna Ingeborg Hanson, daughter Anna LKoiuise Schmeercke, 6 North 51 West



Anna claimed two quarters in sections 17 and 20, 6N 51W in 1919.
Anna 1854-1939 is buried in Sterling # 56828964.


"Amy" Louise Hanson, age 22, married Fred Carl Schmeekel on June 17, 1914, at Sterling, Colorado.

In 1920 Weld County, Colorado, Fred is 32, Anna 26, farming. Annie immigrated in 1907, and was naturalized. Fred H. is 4, Ruby three months. Mother Inenborg Hanson 62 widowed, born in Norway, also immigrating in 1907, is with them.

On the same page is John Hanson 32, born in Norway, imigrating in 1907, with Olga 23 born in Iowa. Two kids were born in Colorado.
John registered for WWI in Stoneham, born May 1, 1897 at Tronsi, Norway, with a wife and child.

In 1930 Weld County, Fred is 43, Anny L. 37, Leonard 14, Ruby J. 11, Floyd 5, and Glenn 3. are farming.

Ingeborg is 75, living with son John 42, Ogle M. 33 and their six kids in 1930 Weld County. (John 1887-1980 is buried in Kalispell, Montana # 62382501, with Ogle M. 1897-1972.

The Library of Congress has a nice photo of Anna in 1932 Weld County
And the family
Fred drilling wheat

Fred Carl Schmeercke registered for WWII in Stoneham, COlorado, born Feb 28, 1887 at Eustis, Nebraska.

1975 Greeley "Dale Schmeeckle visited Fred Schmeeckle in Sterling a week ago."

Anna Louise (Hanson) Schmeeckle 1892-1953 is buried in Sterling # 53422566, with Fred C. Schmeeckle 1887-1975.

Leonard 1915-1972 is buried in Thornton, Colorado, Ruby J. Patrick 1919-2003 in Sterling with Dean M. Patrick 1916-1965, . Floyd Lester Schmeeckle 1924-1997 is buried in Weld County Prairie View Cemetery.
Glenn O. Schmeeckle 1927-1997 is buried in Prairie View Cemetery.
Julius Schmeeckle 1931-2016 is buried in Kalispell, Montana.

Norma Mae Walton, 82, 'went to be with the Lord and beloved husband Benny' on Nov. 26, 2006. Norma was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Stoneham, Colo., to John and Ogle Hanson. She grew up with four brothers and two sisters. At the age of 12 she moved to Bigfork with her family and graduated from Bigfork. High School, class of 1941. It was in high school she met the love of her life, Benny Walton. They were married on March 27, 1943, in Tacoma, Wash. At the time of Benny's death, they would have been married 60 years. Benny was drafted into the U.S. Navy one month after they were married. Norma worked at the torpedo plant in Bremerton, Wash., during the war. When Benny was discharged, they moved back to Bigfork.
Norma enjoyed gardening and was a fantastic cook. She enjoyed Bible Study and her circle group. She was also a member of the Queen League bowling group.

She was involved in her children's lives as a den mother, room mother and brownie leader, and followed her children in whatever activity they were involved with. When grandchildren arrived, she followed them in their sports. She was a devoted and loving daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Her faith and love of the Lord saw her through many trying times.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ogle; four brothers, Lee, Ing, Harold and Art; sister, Mildred; grandson, Brad; and granddaughter, Dena.
Norma is survived by her sister, Jean Day, and husband, Howard, of Bigfork; son, Dennis, and his wife, Debbie, of Kalispell; daughter, Darla, and her husband, Gerry, of Kalispell; and son, Jeff, of Beaverton, Ore. Granddaughter, Tana Smithson of Spokane; grandsons, Tyson Hall of Newport Beach, Calif., Tanner Hall of Park City, Utah, Dustin Bowers of Kalispell, and Tyler Walton also survive Norma. Norma's great-grandchildren are Julio, Marcelo, and Diego Morales of Spokane, Zaakary Walton of Puyallup, Wash., and Cydnee and Baillee Bowers of Kalispell. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Gospel Light Baptist church with Pastor Dave Sprunger officiating. Burial will take place at C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Buffalo Hill Mortuary.

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