Ehud and Caroline (Kolb) Bamford

Friedrich and Louisa Kolb were on the Elena arriving in New York Aug 5, 1864 from Le Havre, German, originating in Wurttemberg.

In 1870 Stephenson County, Illinois, "Emannel Kolp" a saloon keeper, with Louisa both 28 born in Germany, with Louisa 6 born in Germany, Julia 5 Wisc, Amelia 3, Wisc, and Caroline 1 Illinois.

Emanuel Kolb was naturalized October 3, 1870 in Green County, Wisconsin.

Constantine Hughes, II was born at Loudoun, Virginia Abt 1783. His parents were Constantine Hughes, I and Elizabeth Janney.

He married Hannah Gifford 17 Jan 1807 at Harrison, Harrison, Virginia . Hannah Gifford was born at 26 May 1787 daughter of John Gifford and Mary Jacobs .

They were the parents of 14 children:
Mary Hughes born 2 Nov 1807.
Uriah Hughes born 22 Jan 1809.
Elicha Hughes born 10 Nov 1810.
Sarah Hughes born 7 May 1812.
Penimah Hughes born 27 Jun 1813.
George Hughes born 14 Apr 1815.

Constantine Hughes  married Hannah Gifford 17 Jan 1807 at Harrison, Harrison, Virginia . Hannah Gifford was born at 26 May 1787 daughter of John Gifford and Mary Jacobs .

They were the parents of 14 children:
Mary Hughes born 2 Nov 1807.
Uriah Hughes born 22 Jan 1809.
Elicha Hughes born 10 Nov 1810.
Sarah Hughes born 7 May 1812.
Penimah Hughes born 27 Jun 1813.
George Hughes born 14 Apr 1815.
Ehud Hughes born 14 Feb 1817.
Emily Hughes born 18 Dec 1818.
Asaph Hughes born 20 Sep 1820.
Deborah Hughes born 25 May 1822.
Maria Ann Hughes born 13 Mar 1824.
Constantine Hughes born 14 May 1826.
Thomas Hughes born 18 May 1828.
William Hughes born 9 Nov 1830.

Constantine Hughes, II died 23 May 1848 at Vermillion, Indiana . Hannah Gifford died 1 Jul 1857 at Vermillion, Indiana .

Samuel C. Williams married Emily Hughes - born Dec 18, 1818 in Loudoun Virginia, August 16, 1837 in Vermillion County, Indiana.

Jefferson Bamford married Emely Williams August 5, 1850 in Vermillion County, Indiana.

In 1860 Vermillion County, Indiana, Jefferson Bamford is 29, Emily 42, with Sarah A. 9, Hannah 5, Warren 4, Thomas Williams 21, and Mary Williams 11. 

(Warren married Malissa Rogers May 17, 1877 in Vermilion County, Illinois -an adjoining county - went to Nebraska Kearney and Phelps Counties, died there in 1933 - buried in Williamsburg Cemetery, Phelps County 44356311)

Jefferson Bamford served from March thru June 1865, and was a farmer in 1901 in Perrysville, Indiana, widowed, nearest relative Hannah Smith of Perrysville.  He died Sept 4, 1908 at Perrysville.

FindaGrave 27745473 has "Emly" Bamford - wife of J. Bamford dying 1879, buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Vermillion County, Indiana.

In 1880 Vermillion County, Indiana Ehud Bamford, 19, born in Indiana, is a laborer for his widowed uncle Ehud Hughes, 63, and cousins Nancy Ann Hughes 21 and Almirah 17.

In 1880 Green County Wisconsin, Frederick and Louisa K. Kolb, both 38 born in Germany, a day laborer, have Louisa, 17, Susan 13, Amelia 14, CAROLINE 11, Frederick 9, Pauline 7, and Matilda 2.  This census says the five oldest were born in Wisconsin, Frederick ??, Pauline Illinois, and Matilda Wisconsin.

Nellie Ruth Bamford was born Aug 24, 1886 in Clarno, Green County, Wisconsin to Ehud Bamford and Caroline Kolb.

In 1900 Fleming precinct, Logan County, Colorado, Ehud born Sep 1860 in Indiana is married fifteen years to Carrie March 1869 Illinois.  Nellie Aug 1886 in Wisconsin, Lottie Mar 1894 Colorado, William  June 1896 Colorado, and Blanche Dec 1899 Colorado.

 Ehud proved up a quarter in 34, 8N 48W in 1902.

In 1910 Ehud and Carrie have Lettie 16, William L. 13, Blanch 10, and Emily 3.

In 1920 they have William, Blanche B., and Emilie G. 13.

In 1930 Dailey precinct, Logan County Ehud and Carrie are still farming, alone, but William is the next household, married to Mary M. 28, Kansas, with Willard A. 4 born in Kansas and Mary E. 2 Colorado.  William is a car salesman.

Ehud 46116820 - 1860-1942 and Caroline 1869-1937 are buried in Haxtun.

  Gospel Messenger

Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, January 27, 1937

Mrs. E. Bamford Had Homesteaded Here With Husband 43 Years Ago

Mrs. E. Bamford, one of the oldest residents of the Haxtun community, passed away last Thursday at her home in Dailey. Mrs. Bamford was 67 years of age, and had lived in this community 43 years.

Mrs. Bamford had been in failing health for some time, and during the last three months had been bedfast.

Like other early settlers in the west, Mrs. Bamford endured life and its many experiences on the plains. She was a home loving woman whose pride came in rearing her family and caring for the many duties of her home. She was of a likeable nature, and through the many years was held in high esteem by her neighbors and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Bamford came to Colorado in 1893, and homesteaded on a farm four miles west and one mile south of Haxtun. They later moved to another farm, and about three years ago moved to Dailey.

The funeral was held Saturday from the Brethren church, with the Rev. E.F. Weaver conducting the services. The following obituary was read.

Caroline Kolb Bamford, daughter of Frederick and Louise Kolb, was born at Winslow, Illinois, March 18, 1869. When just a child she with her parents moved to Monroe, Wisconsin, were she grew to womanhood.

On June 5, 1885 she was united in marriage with Ehud Bamford at Monroe, Wisconsin. Five children were born to this union, Mrs. Nellie Acott of Sterling; Mrs. Ben L. Lyman of Dailey; W.L. Bamford of Haxtun; Mrs. Arleigh Ames of Fort Collins and Mrs. George Overbeck of Haxtun.

In 1887 Mr. and Mrs. Bamford moved to Kearney, Nebraska and on March 13, 1893 they moved to Logan County, Colorado, where they have made their home.

About forty years ago she united with the Church of the Brethren, and remained faithful until Christ called her home on January 21, 1937 at the age of 67 years, 10 months and three days.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, five children, ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren, besides three sisters, Mrs. Louise Rease of Alabama, Wisconsin; Mrs. Ed Johnson of Osage City, Kansas and Mrs. Fred McBride of Rockford, Illinois. Her parents, four sisters and one brother have preceded her in death.

Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, March 11, 1942

Ehud Bamford, son of Jefferson and Emilie Bamford, was born at Perrysville, Indiana, September 14, 1860, where he grew to manhood.

On June 5, 1885, he was united in marriage with Caroline Kolb of Monroe, Wisconsin, who preceded him in death January 21, 1937. Five children were born to this union: Mrs. Nellie Lair of Sterling, Mrs. Lettie Lyman of Dailey, Mrs. Blanche Ames of Bend, Oregon, Mrs. Emilie Fix of Otis and W.L. Bamford of Haxtun.

In 1887, Mrs. and Mrs. Bamford moved to Kearney, Nebraska, where they were engaged in farming until March 13, 1893, when they moved to Logan County, Colorado. He made his home there until he departed this life March 9, 1942, at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 23 days.

Mr. Bamford was one of the oldest residents of the Haxtun community, having homesteaded on a farm southwest of Haxtun in March 1893.

He engaged in farming and stock raising until March 1931, when he moved into Dailey. Mr. Bamford was an ardent believer in the Haxtun community and helped many others to locate and establish homes here.

He was a staunch believer and supporter of churches and better schools and gave freely of his time and means to aid in their advancement.

About 45 years ago he united with the Brethren church and remained faithful until death.

So are daughter Lettie Lorena (Bamford) Lyman and her husband Ben.

Haxtun-Fleming Herald, Haxtun, Colorado, October 11, 2006

Goldye (Lyman) Reynolds, 84, Tucson, Arizona, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2006 in Tucson. Goldye was born September 15, 1922, the daughter of Benjamin and Lettie (Bamford) in Dailey. She was raised in Dailey, attended and graduated from the Haxtun schools. She also attended two years of business school in Denver.

On August 16, 1941, Goldye married Clyde A. Reynolds.

Goldye was a worthy matron in the Eastern Star and enjoyed playing bridge, crossword puzzles, square dancing and sewing.

Her husband Clyde, sister Marjorie Stephens, granddaughter Connie Jenkins and niece Rita Thomas precede her in death.

Survivors include her children Charlotte Jenkins, Buckeye, Arizona and James Reynolds, Cheyenne, Wyoming; grandchildren Todd Reynolds, Craig Reynolds, Curtis Jenkins and Charlie Jenkins; great grandchildren Nicole Jenkins, Nathan Jenkins, Anthony Jenkins, Krystal Klassen, Kara Klassen and C.J. Jenkins; nieces Lauretta Gibbs, Barbara Holcomb and Marilyn Paxton; and nephews Steve Salvadore and Gary Reynolds.

A funeral service was held Saturday, October 7, with interment at the Haxtun Cemetery.


Also buried in Haxtun are  son William 41487374  1896-1937 and Mary May (Baker) Bamford

Son Wilbert 41487487 and his wife Glendora 1925-1983 are also buried there.

Nellie R. Acott (formerly Nellie R. Bamford)  proved up a quarter in 32, 8N 48W in 1914.


Louisa Eliza (Kolb) Reasa 43869776 is probably a sister of Caroline -

Another is probably Matilda, who married Alvin E. Sopin,  "Alvarus E. Soper" April 24, 1896 in Green County, Wisconsin,  and they're in Lafayette County, Wisconsin in1900 with two kids, Alvin's father Samuel April 1831 in Vermont, and Mary "Kulb"  born June 1884 in Wisconsin, sister.

"Elwood Soper" 38 and Mathilde 30 are in Washburn County Wisconsin in 1910, but Elwood - Alvin is widowed in 1920, 1930, and 1940.

Found in an early Birchwood newspaper, "Severe Loss by Fire :"
"About 4 o'clock Tuesday morning the barn belonging to Elwood Soper was
discovered to be on fire. It had gained such headway, nothing could be done
to save it or any of the contents, 6 cows, 2 head of young cattle, about 2 ton
of hay, some ground feed, a quantity of mangles, corn fodder and 25 chickens.
The building was insured for $100 but nothing on the contents. So great was
the sympathy of the entire community that before night of that day $78 was
raised by friends to buy a cow and feed. The donations ranged from 50c to
$1.00 or $2.00."


FindAGrave 119880222  says Matilda died in 1918, and her  mother was Louisa Hoffmeister, father Emanuel Kolb.  The Green County index says Mrs. A.E. Soper died April 3, 1918, a resident of Birchwood.

"Born to Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Wait of Danville, Ill, Thursday, July 25, 197, a 9-lb girl.  Mrs. Wait is a daughterof Mr. and Mrs. Hanson Smith of Perryville.  Mr. Wait is a son of Atty. .C. Wait of this place "(Newport, Indiana)"

1911 Hannah Smith was the administratrix of the estate of Hanson Smith.

  Grant Smith died May 4, 1923 from the flu that developed into pneumonia. Son of Hanson and Hannah Smith. He was born on Jan 1, 1871. Graduated from Perrysville High in Perrysville IN, class of 1891. 1890 he became a member of the Christian Church. 1892 he went to Neb. the next year to Colorado, where he lived until 1923. On account of failing health he moved back to Neb and then to IN. When he died he left behind his wife, 5 children, his mother, and sisters, Mrs. Emelie Clark of Perrysville IN, and Mrs. Ray C Wait of Danville IL. services at Lowes Chapel, in Danville IL

Buried in Niccum Cemetery Vermilion County Illinois   14439143

According to information on the 1920 census, Grant Smith age 49 b. IN, along with his wife, Inis E. age 38 b. NE, and their three children; Garnet, daughter age 15 b. CO; Eldon G., son age 10 b. CO; and Geneva G., daughter age 6 b. CO, live in Fleming precinct #5 on Custer Street--household #38. In the same household resides James E. Wright, age 27 b. Missouri, and his wife Lenna G., age 19 b. CO. Both men, Grant and James, are organizers for the Farmer's League.


In 1900 Rockland precinct Grant Smith born Jan 1870 in Indiana, Inis April 1881, Nebraska have been married two years, and have Alvie Oct 1898, Colorado.

In 1910 Haxtun Grant and Inez have Alva G., Lena 9, Janella 6, and Eldon F. seven months.  Grant is a real estate broker.

Grant and Inis are in Fleming in 1920, with Garnet 15, Eldon G. 10, and Geneva G. 6. 

Grant probably came to Fleming because of his uncle Ehud Bamford's living there.

Ina E. and Eldon G. are in Eagle County, Colorado in 1940, where he does ranch work.  Garnet J. McDonald, 35, widowed, is also with them.

Ina E. Smith, born April 3, 1881 in Nebraska to Horace G. Davis 41046008 and Mary Doremus Davis, 41046066 died in Fort Worth Dec 23, 1960.  She's buried in Shannon Rose Hill, Fort Worth 46388943

"Loron" Davis is buried in Fleming 34456226

Eldon G. Smith born 8/28/1909 in Colorado to Grant Smith and Ina Davis, died in Kerrville Texas 3/11/1971 - to be buried in Ft. Sam Houston.

Garnet Baker 1904-1968 is buried in the McCoy cemetery, Eagle County, Colorado  42791559

Geneva Smith, 18, married Fred A. Kesey, 22 in Florence, Colorado October 7, 1931.Alva GA

Alva G. Smith married Marea, and they're in Nebraska in 1920, divorced i n 1930.
  Leana married William T. Kellner, and they're in Globe, Arizona in 1920 and 1940.

SMITH, LEMA (mother) , and WILLIAM T. KELLNER, had a baby, ELSIE MIRIE KELLNER born 3 Dec 1919 in GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA

 They're in Phoenix in 1957, living at 9043 N. 10th.

William 1891-1956 is buried in Globe 36545248 - and FindAGrave doesn't know where his spouse Lena Simth Kellner is buried.

Uri Everett Davis 1877-1963 is buried in Haxtun 43529652  - brother of Ina.

Grace V. Davis Gueck, 88, of Denver, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, in Haxtun. Visitation vill be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Tennant Funeral Home in Haxtun. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Haxtun United Methodist thurch with Revs. Mike Bergman and Donald Gueck. Burial will follow at the Haxun Cemetery.
Mrs. Gueck was born Aug.22, 1913, to U. Everett and Nannie (Nelson) Davis near Fleming. In 1916, her family moved to Dailey. She attended Dailey School, State Preparato ry School in Boulder, the University of Colorado, and gradu ated from Colorado State College of Education in Greeley in 1936.