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Surnames: Davis, Coston, Zion. 5/6/1999

DAVIS, Leo Lincoln "Lee" (Arrived 1921)

Born December 3, 1894, Dell, Benton County, Missouri. Arrived Yuma County in 1921 and settled in Wray. Died September 22, 1976, Wray, Colorado.

Remarks: Married Lulu Buffington COSTON August 14, 1922, Fort Collins, Colorado. She was born August 30, 1899 in Wray and died Oct 31, 1967 in Wray. Their children: William Leon "Bill", LuJean (ZION) and George Walter "Butch".

Submitted by Lee Zion. Date: 5/6/1999


Surnames: Foltmer, Renzelman, Horstman, Brueggman, Edens, Shaver, Cox, Polly, Griffin. 5/6/1999

FOLTMER, Heinrich Nicklaus "Henry"(Arrived 1886)

Born: January 19, 1865 in Ihlienworth, Cuxhaven, Germany. Landed in Hoboken, NJ about 1880. Arrived Yuma County in 1886 and homesteaded near Vernon. Died September 19, 1951 in Wray, Colorado.

Remarks: Naturalized 1896 Yuma County, CO. Married Elizabeth Marie Sophie RENZELMAN on March 3, 1891 in Robb, Yuma County, Colorado. She was born January 5, 1875 in Wright City, Warren County, Missouri and died February 22, 1963 in Wray, Colorado. Their children: Conrad Henry, Adolph Nickolaus, Ferdinand Wilhelm, Anna Katharina, Wilhemina Elizabeth (HORSTMAN), Edward Garhard, Otto Freiderick, Clara Ida (BRUEGGMAN), Bertha Emma (EDENS, SHAVER) and Marie Mathilda (COX, POLLY, GRIFFIN).

Submitted by Linda Wakefield Zion lzion@plains.net. Date: 5/6/1999


Surnames: Foreman, Watt, Calloway, York, Beatty, Confer. 1/29/2001

FOREMAN, Jacob (Arrived 1888)

Born - Dec 7, 1840, Buford, Highland Co, OH. Migrated thru: c.1858 - 1878 Time, Pike Co, IL; 1878-1888 Carrollton, Carroll Co, MO. Arrived Yuma Co - 1888 and settled near Vernon. Died - May 13, 1923, Vernon, Yuma Co, CO (buried Glendale Cemetery).

Remarks - Civil War military service - Enlisted Nov 1, 1961 Co E, 28th Regiment Illinois Infantry. Discharged Jan 4, 1864 at Natchez MS. Re-enlisted Jan 5, 1864 Co B, 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry and was discharged March 15, 1865 at Brownsville, TX

Married - Sarah Elizabeth WATT, March 11, 1867, Pike Co, IL. She was born December 10, 1847 near Milton, IL and died December 27, 1928.
Their children - Mary Bell (CALLOWAY), Robert Sidney, Nora Kate (YORK, BEATTY), Artie Mesa (CONFER), Martha Jane, William Turner, John Everett, George Edwin.

Followed his brother, Rev. David FOREMAN (1887, Vernon) to Colorado.

Submitted by: Carol Singer, e-mail carolsinger@qwest.net. Date: 1/29/2001


Surnames: Gelvin, Bolander, Funk, Hickman, Carter, Dumler, VanDuyn.11/21/2000

GELVIN, Callie Francis BOLANDER (Arrived 1914)

Born: February 24, 1856 Clermont Co., Ohio, Migrated: From Clermont Co., Ohio to Mound City, Holt Co., Missouri to Republican City, Harlan Co., Nebraska to near Culbertson, Hitchcock Co., Nebraska. Arrived Yuma: 1914 Yuma Co., Colorado Died: July 24, 1932 Wray, Yuma Co., Colorado. Buried: Grandview Cemetery, Wray, Yuma Co., Colorado.

Married: George Albert GELVIN May 26, 1878 in Neville, Clermont Co., Ohio.

Children: Albert Roy, Carlos Arthur, Frank Orren, Edmond Bolander, Freddie Wayne and David Earl. Freddie Wayne died in 1912 near Culbertson, Hitchcock Co., Nebraska as did their father in 1910. Albert's family lives on their original farm, Edmond's family still lives on Callie's original farm. Callie came to Wray because she had Bolander cousins in Yuma Co. Albert Roy married Leila Belle FUNK in Wray Yuma Co., Colorado March 3, 1918. Carlos Arthur married Letha HICKMAN, October 20, 1907. Frank Orren married Druzilla Maude CARTER in Colorado City, El Paso Co., Colorado June 29, 1912. Edmond Bolander married Amalia (Mollie) DUMLER in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado October 11, 1913. David Earl married Iniz M. VAN DUYN December 27, 1924 in Sedalia, Douglas Co., Colorado.

Submitted by: B. June Gelvin-Babcock, gelvin@tabletoptelephone.com, Date: 11/21/2000


Surnames: Horstman, Brueggman, Nau, Logston, Klue, Aikens, Renzelman. 5/6/1999

HORSTMAN, Christian (Arrived 1893)

Born: October 17, 1859, Pleasant Ridge, Madison County, Illinois. Arrived Yuma County in 1893 and settled near Vernon. Died: August 28, 1925 in Wray, Colorado. Buried in Grandview Cemetery.

Remarks: Married Marie Sophie BRUEGGMAN on October 6, 1881 in Pleasant Ridge, Illinois. She was born December 7, 1857 in Pleasant Ridge and died January 18, 1939 in Vernon. Their children: Henry, Louise (NAU), Emma (LOGSTON, KLUE, AIKENS), Christian, Marie (NAU), Frederick, Freda and Mathilda (RENZELMAN).

Submitted by Linda Wakefield Zion   Date: 5/6/1999


Surnames: Laughlin, Rambo 4/14/2000

LAUGHLIN, James Harve (Arrived abt 1909)

Born November 25, 1850 in Mercer County Missouri, died August 3, 1933 in Kirk, Yuma County, Colorado. He immigrated to Colorado abt. 1909.

Remarks: Other family members traveling with him were: his son, Willard M LAUGHLIN, b 30 Aug 1879, Mercer Co., MO died 21 Dec 1918 in Kirk, CO. Willard's wife, Dora Belle (RAMBO) LAUGHLIN, b 10 Sept 1883, Mercer Co., MO, died 5 Jan 1969 in Sterling, KS; their sons, Donnie Gerald LAUGHLIN, born Aug 20, 1901 in Lineville, Iowa, died May 1984 in California ; Cecil Clifford LAUGHLIN, b Feb 18, 1904, in Mercer Co. MO, died 16 December 1929 in Hutchinson, KS; Lorrence Olen LAUGHLIN, b 23 Dec, 1908 in Mercer Co., Mo., died 25 Oct 1993 in Hutchinson, KS. Dora LAUGHLIN'S mother Sarah Hannah RAMBO b Sept 10, 1867, d Aug 19, 1954 in Wichita, Ks. and her son Lowell RAMBO b April 25, 1897 in Mercer Co., Mo, died in Jul 1976, also immigrated to Colorado with the Laughlins. After the death of Willard LAUGHLIN in 1918 all with the exception of James Harve LAUGHLIN emmigrated to Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.

Submitted by Carol (Laughlin) Macdonald jcmacdonald@myexcel.com. 4/15/2000


Surnames: Mason, Hartman, Coston, Jones, Donovan, Hubbard, Willis. 5/10/1999

MASON, Henry Lewis "Louis" (Arrived 1890)

Born: January 13, 1850 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Migrated to Nelson, Lee County, Illinois about 1870, to York County, Nebraska in 1879. Arrived in Yuma County in 1890 and settled in Wray. Died December 7, 1893 in Wray.

Remarks: Married Susannah HARTMAN in 1872 in Nelson, Illinois. She was born February 12, 1852 in Berlin, Somerset County, Pennsylvania and died January 25, 1919 in Kansas City, Missouri. She is buried in Wray. Their Children: Emma Grace (COSTON), Lillian May (JONES, DONOVAN), Eva Florence (HUBBARD), Ida Blanche, Minnie Susan (WILLIS), Sidney Warren, Clarence Dixon "Dick", Mabel, Maud Alice, Robert "Roy", Henry "Wayne", Lewis Hartman and Thomas James "Jim".

Submitted by Lee Zion lzion@plains.net. Date: 5/10/1999.


Surnames: Northcutt, Parks, Railsback, OConnell, Rozek, Pratt, Collette, Sauer. 5/14/1999

NORTHCUTT, Ashford Clayton "A.C." or "Ash" (Arrived between 1914-1920)

Born: 6 Apr 1881, Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri. Migrated about 1904-1905 to Deer Creek (near Medford), Grant County, Oklahoma. Arrived in Yuma County between Jun 1914 and Apr 1920 and homesteaded 16 miles north of Eckley, near Wages. He later farmed 4 miles west, 1 mile north of Eckley; and later lived near Joes. Died 5 Nov 1947, Denver, Denver County, Colorado. Buried Yuma Cemetery.

Remarks: Married Idella Jane "Della" or "Jane" PARKS, 29 Dec 1903, Albany, Gentry County, Missouri. She was born 18 Jan 1885, New Hampton, Harrison County, Missouri, and died 30 Apr 1975, Fort Morgan, Morgan County, Colorado. Children: James Lemuel "Lem", Freeman Ernest "Ernie", Alice Isabel (RAILSBACK, OCONNELL, ROZEK), Ruby Viola (PRATT), and Ruth Bell Beatrice (COLLETTE, SAUER).

Submitted by Derrill Langen dlangen@ozarks.net BAD ADDRESS. Updated: 5/26/2002


Surnames: Renzelman, Hoelscher, Foltmer, Bergman, Barker, Fix, Fortner, Downey, Sievers. 5/6/1999

RENZELMAN, Conrad William Albrecht (Arrived 1888)

Born: December 25, 1852 in Bahrenborstel, Germany. Migrated to Warren County, Missouri in 1869. Arrived in Yuma County in 1888 via covered wagon and homesteaded near Robb. Died April 14, 1945 in Yuma County.

Remarks: Married Katherina HOELSCHER 1873 in Wright City, Warren County, Missouri. She was born April 9, 1849 and died October 23 1882 in Warren County. Their children: Elizabeth Marie Sophie (FOLTMER) and Garard.
Married Louise BERGMAN (RENZELMAN, BAKER) June 5, 1885 in Warren County, Missouri. She was born January 26, 1863 in Germany and died April 14, 1945 near Wray, Colorado. Their children: William C, Conrad, Dorothy Wihelmina (FIX), Edward Willhelm Henry, Frederick, Emma (FORTNER, DOWNEY), Otto and Anna (SIEVERS).

Submitted by Linda Wakefield Zion lzion@plains.net. Date: 5/6/1999


Surnames: Wakefield, Eastin, Stimson, Steverns, Lohman. 5/6/1999

WAKEFIELD, Andrew Jackson (Arrived 1887)

Born May 22, 1863, Mercer County, Missouri, Migrated in 1881 to Pleasanton, Decatur County, Iowa. Arrived in Yuma County in 1887 and homesteaded south of Vernon. Died August 9, 1940, Vernon, Colorado.

Remarks: Married Sarah Francis EASTIN on March 3, 1881, Cainsville, Harrison County, Missouri. She was born March 11, 1860 in Mercer County, Missouri and died October 7, 1944 in Vernon. Their children: Mable B. (STIMSON), Nettie (STEVENS), Arch, James "Frank" and Nellie (LOHMAN).

Submitted by Linda Wakefield Zion lzion@plains.net. Date: 5/6/1999


Surnames: Weaver, Shedrick, Southwell, Wakefield. 5/6/1999

WEAVER, Lyman Fredrick "Pap" (Arrived about 1886)

Born April 8, 1846 in Monkton, Addison County, Vermont. Migrated about 1875 to Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, about 1878 to Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Arrived in Yuma County about 1886 and settled south of Vernon. Died August 6, 1924 in Palisades, Colorado. Buried in Vernon's Glendale Cemetery.

Remarks: Married Emma Gean SHEDRICK on August 18, 1872 in Bristol, Addison County, Vermont. She was born March 25, 1856 near Bristol, Vermont and died April 12, 1913 near Vernon. Children: Emma (SOUTHWELL), Charles W, John Fredrick "Fred", Orton T, Edith G. (WAKEFIELD) and Peter L.

Submitted by Linda Wakefield Zion lzion@plains.net. Date: 5/6/1999


Surnames: Younker, Webb, Northcutt, Green. 5/14/1999

YOUNKER, William Eli "Eli" (Arrived 1930)

Born: 4 Jun 1893, Union, Cass County, Nebraska. Migrated 1921 to Ogallala, Keith County, Nebraska. Arrived in Yuma County Spring 1930 and settled 8 miles south, 3 miles west of Yuma; later 8 south, 3 west, 3 south. Died 6 Apr 1980, Yuma, Yuma County, Colorado. Buried Yuma Cemetery.

Remarks: Married Marie WEBB, 15 Aug 1917, Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska. She was born 22 Jul 1898, Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska, and died 26 Feb 1963, Akron, Washington County, Colorado. Buried Yuma Cemetery. Children: Arnold William, Norman (twin), Norma Elizabeth (twin) (NORTHCUTT), Clyde Eugene, Ruby Arlene, Geraldine Bessie "Gerry" (GREEN) and Phyllis Marie.

Submitted by Derrill Langen BAD ADDRESSmailto:dlangen@ozarks.net . Date: 5/14/1999


Surnames: Zion, Starett, Wales, Hensley. 5/4/1999

ZION, Joseph Milton (Arrived 1893)

Born: August 19, 1854, Des Moines County, Iowa. Migrated: before 1873 to Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; in 1882 to Crab Orchard, Johnson County, Nebraska. Arrived Yuma County 1893 and settled near Vernon. Died: April 4, 1932, Wray, Yuma County, Colorado

Remarks: Married: Anna D. STARETT March 24, 1873 in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa. She was born Apr 29, 1858 in Iowa and died May 26, 1951 near Vernon. Their children: Nellie May, Clara, Walter, Charles, Myrtle (WALES), LeRoy, Frank, Ralph, John and Ruth (HENSLEY). Joseph followed his brother, William Harvey Zion (arrived 1886, Vernon), to Colorado.

Submitted by Lee Zion, lzion@plains.net. Date: 5/4/1999


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