Am very interested in correspondence with any relatives of James Wesley Lockwood Conklin and Mary Ann Preston. James was born 7 Sep 1848 in Peekskill, New York to John Harvey and Ann Eliza (Blauvelt) Conklin. Mary Ann was born 14 Nov 1852 at Bownes Prairie, Iowa to Joseph Freeman and Emeline (Benson) Preston. They were married 11 Sep 1871 at Dubuque, Iowa and moved with their children to Holyoke, Colorado in 1898.


Would like contact with any relatives of and information on James Leroy Kinch [born 27 May 1871, Brush Creek, Iowa, to John and Margaret Blauvelt (Conklin) Kinch and Edith Rosanna Conklin [born 3 Jun 1873, Wyoming, Iowa to James W.L. and Mary Ann (Preston) Conklin]. First cousins, they married 2 Nov 1896 in Kalispell, Montana, before moving to Holyoke, Colorado. James died 27 Feb 1930 and Edith died 11 Jan 1960, both in Holyoke, Colorado.


Need to find descendants of James Lewis Fredrick "Fred" Conklin and Lina Elizabeth Perkins. James was born 7 Dec 1875 at Strawberry Point, Iowa to James and Mary Ann (Preston) Conklin. He married Lina [born 10 May 1882 in Sandusky, Ohio to Almira and Henry Perkins] on 25 Dec 1901 at Haxtun, Colorado. Fred died 9 Nov 1948 and Lina died 24 Nov 1958, both in Dayton, Washington.


Looking for information on and correspondence with relatives of John Harvey "Harv" Conklin and Sara Jane "Jennie" Helland. John was born 3 Mar 1878 at Canton, Iowa, the son of James and Mary Ann (Preston) Conklin. Jennie was the daughter of William and Ada (Adair) Helland and was born 19 Jan 1886 in New York City. They married 8 Dec 1904 in Holyoke, Colorado.


Would like correspondence and info on descendants of Minnie Amy Conklin, born 16 Oct 1880, Odebolt, Iowa to James and Mary Ann (Preston) Conklin. She was the second wife of William Alexander White, born 3 Oct 1867 in Gananoque, Canada, the son of Robert and Julia Ann (Matthews) White. Minnie and William were married on 8 Aug 1908 in Holyoke, Colorado. Both are buried at Holyoke Memorial Park, Holyoke, Colorado.


Searching for information on descendants of Nobel Julius Show, born 17 May 1878 and Aneliza Emeline "Emma" Conklin, born 16 Nov 1882 in Odebolt, Iowa to James and Mary Ann (Preston) Conklin. Nobel and Emma were married 26 Mar 1902 at Holyoke, Colorado. Nobel died 14 Oct 1945 at Holyoke. Emma died 29 Dec 1969 at Julesburg, Colorado.


Would like to correspond and share information with descendants of George Cleveland Conklin and Rosa Bell Stephens. George was born to James and Mary Ann (Preston) Conklin on 9 Jan 1885 in Odebolt, Iowa. Rose was born 7 Oct 1899 in Kalispell, Montana to James Nicholas and Sarah Katherine "Sadie Mae" (Yenne) Stephens. George and Rose were married on 9 Oct 1919 in Kalispell, Montana and then made their home in Holyoke, Colorado. George died in Holyoke 26 Nov 1952. Rose is still living.


Trying to locate descendants of Dot L. Harmon and Maria Mina Conklin who were married 1 Mar 1906 at Holyoke, Colorado. Dot was born 28 Aug 1882 in Windsor, Illinois to Marion and Sarah Jane (Storm) Harmon. Marie was born 4 Jan 1887 at Odebolt, Iowa to James and Mary Ann (Preston) Conklin. Dot died 11 Sep 1975 at Montrose, Colorado and Marie died 11 Aug 1942 at Grand Junction, Colorado. Have no contact with members of this family at the present time.

Date: May  4, 1998





Would be very interested in correspondence with any relatives of John Fredrick "Fred" William Kropp and Anna Emma Alvina Petau. Fred was born 26 Jun 1868 at Brownstown, Indiana to John Henry and Anna Maria Louisa (Jager) Kropp. Anna was born 18 Jan 1873 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to John and Friedricka (Schnase) Petau. They were married 28 Jan 1892 in Pierce County, Nebraska and moved their family to Amherst, Colorado in March of 1907. Fred died 22 Nov 1908 from health problems caused by fighting a prairie fire. Anna died 24 Dec 1937.


Looking for information on and correspondence with descendants of Elsie Louisa Marie Kropp, born 26 Jan 1893 in Pierce County, Nebraska who married George Gotlieb Naggatz [son of William and Caroline (Mitchell) Naggatz] on 25 Mar 1913, probably in Amherst, Colorado. Also need any information available on George.


Seeking information on and correspondence with descendants of Anna Fredricka Kropp, born 28 Jun 1895, Plainview, Pierce County, Nebraska. On 26 May 1915, in Amherst, Colorado, she married Harry C. Naggatz [born 28 Jan 1889 in Cook County, Illinois to William and Caroline (Mitchell) Naggatz.


On 28 May 1918, in Amherst, Colorado, Elizabeth Martha Kropp married Samuel Paul Gamewell. Elizabeth was born 5 Mary 1897 in Pierce County, Nebraska to John and Anna (Petau) Kropp. Samuel was born 11 Aug 1894, in Missouri to Ed and Elizabeth (Freeman) Gamewell. Beth died 16 Oct 1970 and Sam 28 Jan 1976, both in Greeley, Colorado. Would like to correspond with any relatives.


Ella Marie [born Sorensen] Freis was born in Vejle, Jutland, Denmark on 13 Jun 1902. On 22 Apr 1923 she married Fredrick William Kropp in Humboldt, Iowa. Fred was born 10 Sep 1899 in Pierce County, Nebraska to Fred and Anna (Petau) Kropp. Fred died 2 Feb 1985 and Ella on 23 May 1988, both in Holyoke, Colorado. Any correspondence and info sharing welcome.

Date: May  4, 1998





Looking for information on the following persons: Fredricka Guse (Konitz) Schnase, b. 1/20/1838, W. Prussia, d. 4/14/1917, Amherst, Phillips Co, (buried Cordova, NE); Mary (Schnase) Jung, b. 4/6/1867, Oshkosh, WI, d. ????, Amherst, CO; Matilda Schnase, b. ????, Cordova, NE, d. ????, Amherst, CO; Teresa (Schnase) Schmidt, b. 1/20/1873, Cordova, NE, d, 5/26/1964, Amherst, CO.

Date: January 26, 1998         Contact: Kathy Cowan





Researching the Riffenburg and Buchholz surnames in Phillips County.

Date: December 10, 1997         Contact: Bob Riffenburgh




I have some information to share regarding William Harold Lane b:1898 in Holyoke, Phillips, CO and his descendants.

Date: October 27, 1997         Contact: James Buchmiller





I am searching for Ben Dicht Gilgen who came to the Holyoke, Phillips Co. area about 1887 from Switzerland. He married a "Nannie" Zern. Their firstborn was Eugene Paul Gilgen; 23 August, 1902. Alexander Gilgen was either there or came shortly after, and may be a brother of Ben. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you. Joy Croston Gilgen McAdams

Date: September 21, 1997         Contact: Joy McAdams




Kate Montgomery m. Emil Anderson in Loveland, Larimer County, CO, date unknown. Parents: A. C. Montgomery and Anne Borland. Siblings: Frank, Ella, John H. (my grandfather) Carroll (d. age 4), Grace, Igurna and Harriet. Looking for any lead to get us started. Another possible location for this family is Haxtun, Phillips County, CO.

Date: September 16, 1997         Contact: Ronald Montgomery





Any information on the following individuals will be greatly appreciated. William Henry Warren, Sr., b. Jan 12, 1812, Woodford County, KY; d. Oct 27, 1891, Haxtun, Phillips, CO. At least 5 of his 15 children (see following) were pioneers in Haxtun (pre-1900). Samuel Warren, b. Feb 16, 1850, Liberty, Clay, MO. He was a blacksmith and mechanic by trade. Amos Warren, b. Dec 30, 1852, Liberty, Clay, MO. He was farmer and timber man by trade. It is believed he never married. Robert Napoleon Warren, b. 1853-55, Liberty, Clay, MO. It is believed he married and had children, unknown to me at this time. Alexander Warren, b. Jul 30, 1858, Liberty, Clay, MO. It is believed that he never married. Although physically challenged, he was a salesman "Watkins Man" selling household supplies. Rosella Warren, b. Mar 24, 1865, Grant City, MO; m. George Freemyer; children: Charles, Bertsell, Goldie, and Myrtle.

Date: July  25, 1997         Contact: Krist








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