Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Mantz (this must be Hans) Lutzmann, 9 North 50 West


Arriving in Portland, Maine on the S.S. Vancouver from Liverpool, December 10, 1901, Karl Lutzman is 17, Danish, Hans 31 Danish. Further down the page is Leana Lutzman 39. - all three were goin gto New York.

Mantz (Mantz on the data base, but the certificate looks like Mentz) claimed a quarter in sections 4 and 5, 9N 50W and 33, 10N 50W in 1920.

In 1917 that land was in the atlas under "M. Leitzman."

In 1910 Lincoln County, Wisconsin, Hans Lutzman is 50, married 28 years to Lena 28, both born in Russia "Lettish."
Next household is Chas. 26 and his wife Mary, married one year.

Carl John Lutzman registered for WWI with a Sterling address, born January 26, 1884, naturalized, with Mary as his closed relative.

In 1930 Logan County, Atwood precinct, Lena is widowed, 68, born in Estonia, immigrating in 1906, a permanent alien.
She's with son Carl 46 and Mary 43, both born in Estonia. Edward 19, Ella 18, Helen 16 were born in Wisconsin, Minnie 11 and Amanda 1 born in Colorado.

Carl Lutzman claimed land in Logan County, 36, 7N 53W in 1937 - that would have been a "School Section."

Hans Lutzman 1860- March 10, 1930 is buried in Sterling # 55813545.

Lena Lutzman 1862- November 7 1930 is buried in Sterling # 57172147.

Carl registered for WWII with an Atwood address, born January 26, 1884 in Estonia, reference Deon Drefke of Sterling.
Buried in Greeley are Carl J. 1884-1958 and Mary (Aulick) Lutzman 1885-1971.


1934 Greeley, Colorado regarding placement of teachers from Colorado State Teachers College "Miss Helen Lutzmann of Atwood. Colorado, will teach a Rural School, District 50, near Proctor, Colorado."

Helen Lutzman Attergott recorded teacher experience in Logan County in June 1934.


Mynnie P. Lutzman was born April 7, 1919, dying as Mynnie P. Gosney in San Bernardino County July 17, 1996.

William Kenneth Gosney, son, born September 16, 1955 in Colorado, died October 21, 1983 in San Bernardino County, California.

"William Kenneth "Kenny" Gosney, 28, a 23-year resident of Bloomington, died October 21, 1983, in Fontana. Born in Sterling, Colorado, he was a 1974 Bloomington High School graduate and worked as a Plumber for 3 years for Landmark Plumbing.
Survivors include his son, Shawn Marshall of Fontana, mother, Mynnie Gosney of Bloomington; brothers, John of Bloomington, Terry James of Bloomington, Gary of Yucaipa and Leslie of Bloomington; sisters, Billye Kiss of Morgan Hill, Debbie Slocum of Kansas, Gale Gosney, of Bloomington and Peggy Gosney of Rialto; 15 nieces and nephews; many loving friends"

William Henry Gosney, born November 28, 1908 at Sterling, died Decembe 1, 1963 in San Bernardino County, one post sayhing he was murdered.
It said he was to be buried in San Diego.
"William Henry Gosney, 55, of 19314 Pomona St., Bloomington, died Sunday at a Fontana hospital. A native of Sterling, Colo., he had lived in Bloomington ..... He was owner of Gosney's Flying A service station on Riverside Avenue in Rialto.
Survivors include the widow, Mynnie P., of Bloomington; four daughters, Billye J., Debra A., Gale M. and Peggy D.; seven sons, John C., Terrence A., David M., James E., Roy and George Etheridge of Santa Ana, Jack Carter of Santa Ana.

He might be related to the Vernon Gosney, who in 1981 " Blinking back tears, a Peoples Temple defector recalled Thursday how Larry Layton shot him as they sat in small plane at a jungle airstrip while a storm of bullets rained oa a larger plane nearby. Vernon Gosney told the federal court jury at Layton's murder-conspiracy trial what took place on the smaller of two aircraft preparing to leave Guyana Nov. 18, 1978, when Rep. Leo Ryan and four others died at Port Kaituma airstrip. "I looked out the window. I said, They're killing everyone.' I turned and Larry Layton shot me," said Gosney.
"He shot Monica Bagby. He aimed at Dale Parks' heart. Parks said, 'Help me get the gun away from him.'
"I struggled with Layton. He was kicking me, beating me. I finally overpowered him and got out through the pilot's door."
Gosney was wounded three times at point-blank range in the attack. The bullets obliterated his spleen, damaged his liver and ripped open his stomach, be said. Gosney said that Parks, whose mother, Patricia, died in the ambush while trying to defect, never tried to shoot Layton, as Layton has said. Layton, a 35-year-old former temple member, is charged with conspiring to murder Ryan and conspiring to harm State Department official Richard Dwyer, who was wounded in the airstrip ambush. Ryan, D. Calif ., was killed along with three journalists and a temple defector as they prepared to board a plane for home. The Ryan party went to Guyana to investigate charges temple members were being mistreated and held against their will at the Jonestown settlement.
Hours after the airport massacre, cult leader Rev. Jim Jones led 912 members in a mass murder-suicide at Jonestown. Gosney, whose young son died in Jonestown, said be went to the jungle settlement "to make a better life for me and my child." He said when he decided to leave, Jones' wife, Marceline, told him Jones would rather see Gosney's son dead than allow the child to leave with him.
"Jones told us the people we were leaving with were CIA. That they were up to no good," said Gosney. "
"Vernon Gosney was a survivor of the Jonestown Massacre. Gosney was born on March 19, 1953 in San Francisco, California. He was married to Cheryl Wilson until her death in 1974. Gosney lost his four-year-old son, Mark, to the Jonestown Massacre in November 1978."


Mynnie P. Gosney, born April 7, 1919, died in San Bernardino County July 17, 1996.
"Correctional officer Mynnie P. Gosney, 77, of Bloomington died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at her home. Gosney, a native of Sterling, Colo., lived in Bloomington for 36 years. She worked as a correctional officer for the State of California for 16 years. Survivors include six sons, John of Bloomington, Terry of Bloomington, David of Victorville, Jim of Fontana, Gary of Chester, and Leslie of Fontana; four daughters, Billye Kiss of Pacific Grove, Debbie Newman of Leroy, Kan., Gale of Bloomington, and Peggy of Rialto;
three sisters, Ella Crist of Colorado Springs, Colo., Helen Altergott of Garden Grove and Amanda Hopkins of Fleming, Colo.; 22 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McNearney Family Mortuary, 130 S. Willow Ave., Rialto. Chapel service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at McNearney Family Mortuary, J30 S. Willow Ave., Rialto. Interment will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park, 11715 Cedar Ave., Bloomington."

In 1940 Greeley " Pauline Lutzmann, Atwood."

Dallas Dean Hopkins, 89, of Fleming, passed away April 8, 2016, in Cotton City, N.M. Memorial services are planned for 11 a.m. June 15, at the Fleming High School gym. Dallas was born April 10, 1926, in Fleming to Ralph and Della (Webster) Hopkins. He graduated from Fleming High School and attended two years at Colorado State University. Dallas served for two years in the U.S. Navy, from 1944-1946, during World War II. He was a rural letter carrier for 36 years. On Sept. 27, 29147, he married Amanda Lutzman in Greeley. They were married 65 years. Dallas was a member of the VFW and Rural Letter Carrier Association. He is survived by two sons, Tom and wife Helen and Ted Hopkins; two grandsons, Jeff and wife Tammy Hopkins and Tyler Hopkins; granddaughter, Jennifer and husband Richard Turner; three great-grandsons, Reno, Jhett and Brayden Hopkins; and three great-granddaughters, Sonrisa and Savannah Bebo and Hannah Hopkins. Dallas was preceded in death by his wife, Amanda; daughter, DiAnn; parents, Ralph and Della Hopkins; three brothers, Frank, Glenn and Robert; one sister, Dorothy. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church of Fleming. Tennant Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


August 31, 1970 Greeley
Miss Janet Belina of 2329A 7th Ave., and Theodore R. Hopkins were married Saturday,Thomas D. Hopkins of Fleming, the bridegroom's brother, was best man. Parents of the couple are Mr. David D. Belina of and Mrs. Frank J. Belina of ... and Mr. and Mrs. Dallas D. Hopkins of Fleming Present from out-of-state were Mr. and Mrs. Meredith F. Crist of Sterling, uncle and aunt of the bridegroom; Mr. and Mrs. Meredith F. Crist Jr. of Colorado Springs, Mrs. Helen Allergott and daughter Karen of Garden Grove, Calif., aunt and cousin to the bridegroom; Miss Di Ann Hopkins of Grand Junction, the bride-groom's sister was an attendant. Hopkins, a graduate of Fleming High School, is an education major.

Meredith Franklin Crist, Jr. was born March 20, 1933 in Denver to Meedith F. Crist and Ella R. Lutzman, dying November 5, 1999.

In 1940 Logan County, Ella is 28, married to Meredith Crist 28, operating a creamery. Meedity Jr. is 7, born in Colorado.

Ella R. Crist 1912-2003 is buried in Fleming, # 136632637, with Meedity F. Crist 1911-1993.

Ida Amanda (Lutzman) Hopkins 1928-2012 is buried in Steling, # 98386141.

Ida Amanda Hopkins, 84, of Fleming, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in Sterling. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Fleming United Methodist Church with services concluding at the church. Ida was born May 10, 1928, in Atwood to Carl J. and Mary Aulick Lutzman. Ida attended school for 14 years then worked as a home maker, at First National Bank of Fleming and the Fleming Post Office.

She married Dallas Hopkins in Greeley in September of 1947 and they were married 64 years and 11 months.

Ida belonged to the Matinee Study Club, was president of Colorado Rural Mail Carriers, a member of Fleming Methodist Church for 61 years and past Chairman of the Church. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Co-Chairman of Voice of Democracy for 40 years, co-worker teaching students about the flag and how to fold it for 17 years, and secretary of Fleming Cemetery for 17 years.

Ida is survived by her husband, Dallas Hopkins of Fleming; sons, Ted Hopkins of Animas, N.M., Tom and wife Helen of Flagstaff, Ariz.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, DiAnn; one brother and three sisters.

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