Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Louis S. and Margaret (Franklin) Weisenburg, 9 North 50 West


He might be the Louis Wisenburg, a farm laborer in Erie County, New York, age 14, born in New York, parents in Baden Germany.
He's with the Morris and Eliza Oney farmers, in their late 50's.

In 1880 Erie County, New York, Margaret Franklin is 9, with John 46, farming, born in Baden, Isadora 34 in New York, Elizabeth 14, Caroline 13, John 7, Charles 6, Albert 2, and Louisa six months.

In 1900 Erie County, Louis, born January 1869 in New York, is a seaman, with widowed father Lloyd Weissenburg born Feb 1833 in Germany. John is a house carpenter, born October 1855, Mary Dec 1861, both in New York.
In 1910 Adams County, Colorado, Louis is farming, 43, Margaret C. 39, both born in New York. Charles A. is 6, Dorothy B. 3, and Catherine 1, all born in Colorado.

Louis proved up two quarters in sections 18 and 19, 9N 50W in 1920.
Louis and Margaret are alone in 1930 Logan County, farming.

In 1940 Sterling, Louis is 73, married but no spouse.
Margaret is living with daughter Katheryn Sheaffer 31 and her husband Jack 38.

Louis 1866-1947 # 57288127 is buried in Sterling, with Margaret 1871-1954 # 57288138.
Katherine, a scales operator at a sugar beet facility, and Jack, farming, are in Logan County in 1930.
She was born at Denver September 20, 1908 to Louis S. Weisenburg and margaret Franklin.
Jack 1901-1969 and Katherine 1908-1993 # 56853203 are buried in Sterling.
Dorothy is married to Ivel Gross in 1940 Logan County, next to sister Katheryn Sheaffer and mother Margaret. Ivel is farming, 35, Dorothy 33.
Dorothy 1907-1986 # 57500793, and Melvin John Gross 1904-1979 are buried in Sterling.
Charles was born July 31, 1903 in Denver.

Charles Lewis Weisenburg, age 18, married Mayetta Willoughby, also 18, in Proctor Colorado on February 11, 1922.
Mayetta might be the Etta M. Willoughby in 1920 Logan County, age 14, with divorced mother Ida M. Willoughby 52, living with cousin Jonathan and Nellie Dillenburg, with Stockler L Dillenburg 38.

Ida M. Straw married Charles L. Willoughby in Marshall County, Iowa on Jully 4, 1886.
May 5, 1922 "Two young women and one man were arrested at Nelich [probably Neligh] , Neb., charged with being concerned in the murder of John Larson, 70 years old, a farmer, whose body was found concealed under a pile of hay at his farm near Crook. Lawrence Sturbaum, former renter on the Larsen farm, his wife and his wife's sister, Ida Willoughby, are the three arrested. They were going east in their wagon when overtaken by the officers in Nebraska."
Nettie Lenora Willoughby was born Aug 17, 1889 at Neligh Nebraska to Charles L. WIlloughby and Ida M. Straw.
Ida had a son, Charles, born about 1898 in Missouri, who's a laborer in Logan County in 1920, 22, married to Josephine 19 born in Nebraska.

Another son, Cecil, L., was a baby in 1900 Atchison County, Missouri, and he's livingwith uncle Jacob M. Dillenburg in 1920 Logan County.
Ida May (Straw) Willoughby 1866-1940 is buried in Linn County, Missour8, per # 139420328 "Daughter of Isaac Newton Straw and Ellen Atkins; wife of Charles L. Willoughby. "

Charles Weisenburg is a chauffeur for the Buffalo Bus Lines in Erie County, New York in 1930, 26, born in Colorado, married to Ruth 25, born in New York.
Charles L. Weisenburg 1903-1945 is buried in Oakwood Cemetery Erie County # 149978185.


Dayton T. Braden, son of David and Stellie Braden, was born Dec. 5, 1878, in Decatur, ILL., and died March 23 at the age of 81. Mr. Braden was a retired Nodaway county farmer, moving to Savannah seven years ago.

He is survived by two sons, Lloyd Braden, Rea, MO and Howard Braden, Colton, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hepler, Savannah and Mrs. Ollie Campbell, Port Isabela, Texas; two brothers, Elmo Braden, Mt Vernon, Wash., and Ray Braden, Denver, CO; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at the Brett and Hawkins chapel March 26 by Rev. Loomis and burial at Fillmore. The year was 1960

Louise Weisenburg married Lloyd Braden on August 1, 1928, recorded in Sedgwick County, Colorado.

Louisa is in Logan County in 1930, 19, married to Lloyd Braden, a laborer, 25 born in Iowa. They have Harold newborn.
Lloyd, a door hanger, 35, and Louisa, 29, are in Los Angeles in 1940. Harold is 11, Ione L. 8, and Dayton L. 7, all three born in Colorado.


Dayton Braden, born January 15, 1933 at Proctor Colorado to Lloyd Braden and Louise Weisenberg, never married, died in St. Joseph Missouri April 29, 1957 of a cerebral Hemorrhage, to be buried in Memeorial Park, St. Joseph. In 1958 St. Joseph, Missouri, Lloyd L. is a machine operator at Letts Box, with Louise at 4507 Savannah Rd. Harold L. and Minnie are at the same address, working for LFM Mfg.

Louise Anna Margaret Braden, mother's maiden name Franklin, died Janauary 16, 1968 in San Bernardino County, and # 54449798 says there is no grave marker in Mountain View Memorial Park, Barstow.

Harold, born Feb 21, 1929 at Iliff, Colorado, died July 24, 1998.

"Minnie N. Braden, 81, of Maryville, passed away Friday Feb. 21, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Maryville.
Minnie was born Oct. 20, 1932 in Indiana. Her parents Levi Wolf and Dorothy (Noe) Wolf. She was beloved wife of Harold Lee Braden until his passing in 1998. Minnie was a homemaker.
Proceeded in death by her parents, husband and son, Harold Lee Braden Jr.
Survivors include her children, Logan Lee Braden of Arnold, MO, Gary Allen Braden of St. Louis, MO, Steven Milton of Sullivan, MO, Michael Thurman Braden, Wicksburg, AL, daughters, Linda Kristine Nelson of Edwardsville, IL, Cynthia Diane Schmitt of Belleville, IL, Sonja Yvonne Haskins of Wicksburg, AL, April Colleen Steinke of Maryville, and 22 Grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Tuesday Feb. 25th, at 10:30 AM at the Savannah, MO Cemetery. Pastor David Hugger will be the officiant."

Iona Louise Braden was born Sept 22, 1931 at Proctor, Colorado, name Ryan in 1957, and as Hughes in 1977, dying February 21, 2004, last residence Springfield, Missouri.



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