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Theodore and Nellie (Schafer) Nieweg, Yuma

In 1880 St. Charles County, Missouri, T.H. Nieweg is 4, with parents F. H. and Elise, and brother F.W 3.
Theodore H. Nieweg married Clara A. Bredensiescher in St. Charles County Feb 14, 1900.
They're in Harlan County, Nebraska in 1900.
In 1910 Thayer County, Nebraska they have Nora, 5
July 31, 1914 "R.M. Gimeson this week sold the John H. Stoner 160 \0acre farm, nine miles northwest of Yuma, to Theo H Nieweg, of Chester, Nebr."

Clara A. Nieweg died Dec 10, 1917, and is buried in Yuma.
April 27, 1917 "Mrs. T.H. Nieweg and children, of nine miles northwest of Yuma, left for Chester, Nebaska on the evening train Monday.

In 1920 Yuma County, Ted H. Nieweg is widowed,, with Nora 15 and Edna E. 9. Frieda and Fred Speth are working for them.

Nellie Schafer is in Washington County, Colorado in 1920, with her mother Dora B. Tanke, married to William.
Louisa Shafer born Oct 1875 in Iowa, is widowed in 1900 Cherokee County, Iowa, living with her mother Katie, Schmidt and her husband Carl. Nellie Shafer born July 1896 in Iowa is with them.
One likely father for Nellie is Wilhelm Schafer, 1866-1896 buried in Meriden, Iowa, # 79414202.

1920 "Miss Flora and Edna and Freda Speth returned last Saturday from a few weeks visit with relatives and friends at St. Louis.

Theodore H. Nieweg married Nellie Schafer March 15, 1922, recorded in Washington County, Colorado.

May 7, 1925

October 25, 1928

In 1930 Theo is in Washington County, Colorado, 54, with Nellie 35 and Howard 2.

February 1934 Mr. and Mrs. Ted Neiweg, Howard and Frances called at the Fred Brockmeier home Sunday evening.

November 21, 1935
In 1940 Theodore, Nellie, and Howard are living on N. Albany in Yuma.
August 16, 1956

October 10, 1963
October 17, 1963

August 3, 1967
Nellie is buried in Yuma # 74074802.


December 26, 1929

December 19, 1935 Prairie View items "The school program will be at the schoolhouse Friday evening and the Christmas vacation will begin then. Miss Nieweg, the teacher, expects to leave Saturday afternoon to spend the holidays at ther home at McCook, Nebr.."
January 2, 1936 "Miss Frances Nieweg returned.."


May 20, 1943 Howard Nieweg was one of the three students of West Point school, Washington County graduating from the eighth grade.

August 5, 1948

October 4, 1951 "Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nieweg of Longmont are the parents of Ronald Eugene Nieweg, joining Linda Kay - two years old. Grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ted Nieweg and Mr. and Mrs. James Ridgeway of Yuma.

Howard T. (Curly) Nieweg, passed away at Life Care Center of Longmont on May 26, 2015. Curly was born March 30, 1928 in Yuma, CO to Theodore and Nellie Nieweg. He spent his young life farming with his parents at Yuma. On August 4, 1948, he married Lucille Ridgeway of Yuma, and to this union a daughter Linda and a son Ron were born. They later divorced.
On February 18, 1977, he married his "Best Friend" Verna. He retired from Rocky Flats after 22 years. In 1964, he became a life-long member of the Longmont Red Dale Drifter's R/V Club. He had many hobbies which included wood working, fishing, camping and traveling. Curly is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Verna Nieweg of Longmont. He is also survived by two children, Linda Kalisch Rook of Longmont, and Ron Nieweg of Idaho Falls; two step-daughters; Connie Hazard (Randy) of Longmont and Kristi Allen-Cruz (Gabe) of Colorado Springs; 4 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; and brother-in-law Elwin Garretson of Laramie, WY. Share condolences at www.carroll-lewellen.com or by mail to Carroll-Lewellen Funeral & Cremation Services at 503 Terry St. Longmont, CO 80501. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Life Care Center of Longmont and mail to Carroll-Lewellen at the above address. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. at Foothills Gardens of Memory.

October 25, 1923


August 23, 1928
February 6, 1930 "John Utz, Sr., left Saturday Morning..will visit his daughter at Dakan, Nebraska for a few days."
March 20, 1930 "Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Weekworth drove in from Minnesota and visited several days with the latter's uncle, John Utz. They left Saturday for Windsor, Colorado, where they expect to locate for the present."
Sept 11, 1930 "Mr. and Mrs. John Utz, with their guests, a sister of Mr. Utz, with her family from Fairbury, Nebraska, drove to Limon, Colorado last Friday and spent the day at the Wm. Utz home there.

April 27, 1933

Bertha Koppleman was in North Dakota in 1920, born there June 26, 1901
In 1930 She's married to John Schultz, both 28, living in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
John Utz married Bertha Koppelman August 24, 1934, recorded in Yuma County.

December 9, 1937
September 17, 1942 "Mrs. Henry Koppelman and Mrs. Minnie Steffens, mother and aunt of Mrs. John Utz, left Tuesday for their home in Great Bend, North Dakota, after a two weeks' visit in Yuma."
John's farm location
September 12, 1957

July 4, 1991

Bertha 1901-2002 # 74382147 and John Utz 1896-1981 are buried in Yuma.

June 20, 1996

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