Samuel and Ann Kretzer, son Raleigh M. Kretzer, 8 North 50 West


In 1880 Macon County, Illinois, Samuel is a stone mason, 51, with Ann E. 46. Raleigh 20 works on a farm, Frank 14 at a tile yard, Sarah E. 11, John 9, Rosanna 7, and Millmile 3. All were born in Maryland.

Raleigh claimed a quarter in section 24, 8N 50W in 1891, and another in 1895.

In 1896 Boulder County, Samuel B. is farming, Millie Kretzer lives with him, and so does raleigh M. Kretzer, farmer and assistant Steward of the Left Hand Grangh. (Niwot is the Indian word for Left Hand)

Also in 1896, R. M. Kretzer of Niwot was a delegate to the county Republican convention.

Viola Myrtle Kretzer was born February 1899, and died in April, buried in Niwot, Colorado.


Raleigh married Cora E. Ault in Longmont Colorado on October 7, 1897.


In 1900 Boulder County, R. M. Kretzer, born March 1860 in Maryland, married to Cora E. Aug 1881 in Wisconsin. She's had two kids , one living. Sylvia A. June 1899 was born in Colorado. Samuel B. Kritzer his bather born April 1829 and Ann August 1832, both in Maryland. Raleigh's nephew Frank Dessor Ais with them, born Ausust 1893 in Colorado.

Samuel B. Kretzer of Sterling was a witness for the 1890 land claim of Aaron R. Rowe in 22, 8N 54W.

August 30, 1905

December 1905 Niwot items "Mrs. Gittins, Mrs. Cora Kretzee, Mrs. Budd, and Mrs. Ault and F. A. Ault were Boulder visitors Tuesday."

Samuel 1829-1908 is buried in Niwot, Colorado, with Ann E. 1832-1907.

March 27, 1908

Cora and Raleigh divorced in Boulder County in 1908.

In 1910 Raleigh is in Siskiyou County, California, a mason, divorced, 50, with Sylvia A. 10.

Cora in 1910 is 30, living with her parents Francis M. Ault, 67, widowed, in Boulder County. She's just married to Rudy Fox, 29.

Raleigh 1860-1916 is also buried in Niwot.
So are his sisters Anna Milenile "Millie" "Kretzer Conilogue and Rosie B. Kretzer Poppe 1873-1930..

Sylia Ann Kretzer married John J. Callahan on November 29, 1917, recorded in Boulder County.

Cora is buried in Boulder 1880-1973.
"Cora Edna Ault was the daughter of Francis Marion Ault and his wife Susannah Reynolds Ault who was born in Claro, Green, Wisconsin, Aug 17th 1880. She married and was widowed four times. Her first husband was Percy J Fox. Samuel Walter Bell was second. After Samuel Walter Bell's death Cora married Remedius Joseph Stolns July 3rd 1947 in Fort Collins, Colorado. She married a final time to Claud Samuel Bashor in Los Vegas, Clark, Nevada. She had a child with Percy J Fox, Silva Fox (Calhoun) and they also adopted a daughter Shirley Pounds (Chamberlain). Cora passed Dec 19th 1973 in Valmont, Boulder County, Colorado. She is buried in Mt View Cemetery in Boulder, Colorado with her 3rd husband Remedius Joseph Stolns.

Cora is not actually buried in the Ault Cemetery altho their is a stone for her in the Ault Cemetery with her second husband Samuel Walter Bell. Her name is inscribed on the stone with her birth date but does not have the death date inscribed. *This is a Cenotaph. Please see #94010904 for her actual burial place* 

Sylvia Ann Kretzer was born December 19, 1899 at Niwot, and died August 27, 1996 as Sylvia Callahan.
She's buried in Boulder 1899-1996 # 26859520. John Callahan 1893-1970 is also buried in Sacred Heart cemeetery # 26859514.

"Mila Joanne Callahan (daughter of John Joseph Callahan and Sylvia Kretzer) was born 15 June 1937 in Denver, Colorado.She married Joseph Petrelli on 9 October 1955 in Louisville, Colorado. "
September 21, 1923 Decatur, Illinois "Sarah B., widow of Henry H. Colter died Thursday morning at 7 o'clock in her home 304 South Main street. She had been an invalid for more than 20 years as a result of rheumatism. Sarah B. Kretzer was born in Washington county, Md., Sept 1868. She had been a resident of Decatur for 35 years.
She leaves two brothers, R. F. Kretzer of Warrensburg and John Kretzer of Denver, Co., and her sisters Mrs. Rose B. Poppe and Mrs. Millie Conilogue. both of Niwot, Colo. The body was taken to the rooms qf Moran & Sons, f uneral services wjll be in St. James' Catholic church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. The burial will be in Calvary."

1929 a company magazine reported "Mrs. R. F. Kretzer died in the family home in Warrensburg April 17. She was grandmother of Hollis Hise of the purchasing office, and an aunt of Percy Robinson of the store room."


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