Historic Photos of General Interest
Behrendsen Family - Three Generations

First Generation

Johannes Nicolai Behrendsen and Friederica Maria Rabe

Johannes Nicolai Behrendsen

Second Generation

Julius Peter Behrendsen
b. 22 Feb 1873 in Kreis Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, Deutschland
m. Dora Sophia Kropf 23 Feb 1899 in Denison, Crawford County, Iowa
d. 9 Jun 1962 in Yuma, Yuma County, Colorado                                     

Julius Peter Behrendsen and family
L to R back row: Louie, Edna, Freda, Walter, Julius Jr.
Front row: Louise, Eddie, Julius, Albert, Dora Kropf holding Jake, Delia

Behrendsen gravestone in Yuma Cemetery

Third Generation

Darrel Behrendsen

Darrel was born and raised on a farm near Yuma, Colorado. Darrel served his country in the United States Navy and returned to Denver at the conclusion of his Naval service. Darrel began his law enforcement career with a brief stint in the Denver Sheriff’s Department.

In 1956, Darrel joined the Denver Police Department serving over twenty five years. During Darrel’s career he distinguished himself with training involving the handling of hazardous materials. Darrel wrote a book on handling of hazardous materials that has www trademark worldwide and was recognized by the State of Colorado as Safety Man of the Year.

Darrel trained individuals on the handling of hazardous materials serving as an Associate Staff member for the United States Department of Transportation and held a Vocational Instructors credential from Colorado State University.

Finally, in 1981 Darrel was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center in Denver. Darrel also has served as the President of the Denver Police Retiree Association and has been active with the museum since 2013.

West Hyde School 1938
It was located 3 miles south and 3 miles west of Hyde.

Left to right - Leonard Jingles, Darrel Behrendsen, Donald Behrendsen
Betty Behrendsen, Selma Fisher & Charlotte Church
The teacher was Lillian Judy.

Walter Behrendsen

Walter Behrendsen delayed birth certificate

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