Yuma County, Colorado
Yuma County Pioneer Photographs:
Gottfried Itten and Magdelena Itten, children Alfred, Edward, Ida L. (Itten) Gisi,
In 1880 New Glarus, Green County, Wisconsin, Gottfried is 33, Magdalena 26,
both born in Switzerland, with Alfred 3, Wisconsin, cousin Rosina Buehler
9 Switzerland, and Daniel Itten, father 70.
Gottfried cash-claimed a quarter in 28, 4N 47W in 1891, and proved up a
quarter in 31 in 1899, witnesses Henry Gummer, Benedict Raedler, Mathew M.
Dickson, and Jacob Zwirn.
In 1898 Gottfried Itten was a candidate for county commissioner on the State
Fusion Ticket. .
April 1899 "Fred Itten has taken a homestead near Elbert, and rumor says one
of Magee's fair daughters will share it with him."
The 1900 census of Magee precinct has Godford Itten October 1847 married 27
years to Magline July 1856, both born in Sweden, with Alford Dec 1877, Ida Sept
1882, both born in Wisconsin, and Edward Nov 1887, Nebraska
August 1900 "Frank Aust of Goshen, Ind., is visiting at the home of his
uncle, Gottfried Itten."
1900 "There will be a dance at Gottfried Itten's December 31."
1900 "M.W. Haver is teaching the Itten school."
January 1900 "A spelling school will be given by John Cochrane's school
in the Itten district Friday Evening, January 19, to which all are invited.
John is doing excellent work in the Itten district, and we are glad to see these
good old-fashioned ideas revived."
July 1904 "Mr. Itten will soon commence the errection (sic) of his new
1904 "Itten & Son are putting in a dipping plant on their ranch."
1905 "G. Itten and son have ordered a new 12 ft. header"
"The boys say there will be a dance at the Itten mansion as soon as the
floors are laid."
Thanks to Richard Draper
September 1905 "The Itten mansion is about ready for the plasterers."
1906 Gottfried Itten was the Democratic committeeman for Magee
March 6, 1908 "Godfried Itten will be burried (sic) today at 1 o'clock."
Gottfried 1849-1908 # 49700044 and Magdalena 1853-1914 # 49700062 are
buried in Yuma.
Magdalena proved up a quarter in 28, 4N 47W in 1914. The newspaper notice of
that entry said it was Alfred Itten, with witnesses Wenzel Blach, Carl Landauer,
Henry F. Schmale, and Herman Brand.
|John and Emma Glantz divorced in 1914 in Yuma.
In 1920 John and
Charity are in Rock Creek precinct, Washington County, alone.
They're still alone in 1930 Yuma, with the census listing "Joshua
In 1940 Yuma, Charity N. Glantz, 76, born in Illinois and John, 80
John Glantz married Christina Yost January 9, 1906, recorded in Yuma
In 1930 Yuma, Emma Glantz, widowed, 70 is living with divorced
daughter Margaret Kuecke, 31 and her sons Fred 10 and Richard C. 9.
In 1940 Yuma, Emma is now divorced, with Margaret Kuecke, 40 a cook,
and Fred Jr. a truck driver. Richard 18 is also a cook.
John 1859-1948 and Charity 1863-1941 # 49997234 are
buried in Yuma.
So is Emma
Richard "Bud" Kuecke, 83, of Akron, died April 4, 2005, at the
Colorado Plains Medical Center in Fort Morgan. Funeral services were
held today at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Akron, with Pastor
Neil S. Kvern officiating. Burial followed at Akron Cemetery .
Mr. Kuecke was born May 21, 1921, in Yuma to Fred and Margaret (Glantz)
He attended school in Yuma, and enlisted in the Navy in 1940. He served
until 1946. The following year, he bought a liquor store in Akron.
On April 4, 1950, he married Mary Louise Gertson in Denver.
He worked in the county assessor's office for several years. He then
worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 23 years, retiring in 1987, the
same year he sold the liquor store.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, was a charter member of
Peace Lutheran Church, served on the Akron town council, was the
Veteran's Services officer in Washington County for 50 years, and was a
lifetime member of American Legion Post 66 and VFW Post 8064, having
served as past commander of both.
He is survived by wife Mary, Akron; son Bud Kuecke Jr., Longmont;
daughters Linda Kurkowski, Longmont, and Donna Baird, Arvada; eight
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church.
In 1909 Ed Itten was in the cast of "The Spy" presented at the new barn of
Mr. Mathias. Other cast members were Margaret Schmale, Eva Blach, and
Wencel, George and Herman Blach, Mike Gisi and Ben Trundy.
In 1900 Sioux City, Iowa, Lewis Draper is a street-car motorman, 39, married
seventeen years to Charity November 1863 in Illinois., May born October 1892 in
Iowa, Frank 10.
In 1910 Magee precinct, Charity M. Draper, 44, widowed, born in Illinois, has
had four children, three living. Frank, 20 was born in South Dakota, May
17 in Iowa.
May Draper married Edward "Itter" on July 6, 1910, recorded in Yuma County.
"Last Wednesday morning, July 6th, at 9:45 o'clock, Rev. Roy A Hawks united in holy wedlock
Edwin Itten and May Ione Draper, both well known young people of this community.
The little wedding took place at the home of the bride's mother, 15 miles northeast of Yuma.
The bride and groom were unattended. After the ceremony a delicious lunch was served.
Only immediate members of the families were present.
The happy young people are at home to their friends on Mr. Itten's farm 12 miles northeast of
Yuma, where they will reside for the present."
In 1940 Denver, Edward is 52, May 47, with Howard 22 and Dorothy 14.
He's a building maintenance man for the City of Denver.
Findagrave # 94366502 says Edward Itten died Jun 27, 1957 and is buried in
Crown Hill "employee of the City of Denver ) with Mary Jane # 94366501
Perry and Teresa (Devlin) Blach married August 2, 1948. "They
started their journey northeast of Yuma, Colorado on a farm bought from Eddie Itten, that would be their home for over 60 years."
|Howard Itten was born September 7, 1917 on a farm north of Yuma, Colorado. He
died September 1, 2003 in Temple, Texas. During his youth his family moved several times, finally settling in N. W.
Denver, Colorado. Howard loved the outdoors, nature, the mountains and animals. Several winters he tended a neighbor’s sheep, cattle and horses.
Many a time there was a newborn lamb behind the kitchen coal stove. When he was about 12 he raised Jersey calves and showed them at the
Boulder County Fair where he won State Championships in 1930, 1931 and Howard worked his way through college. During his freshman year
at Colorado University, Boulder he hashed in a fraternity house for his room and board. The next year he transferred to the Colorado
School of Mines, commuting from home to Golden, CO. where CSM was located. He did all kinds of odd jobs, delivering groceries,
working as a soda jerk, etc. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 1941 with a
Geological Engineering degree. Following graduation he joined Stanolind Oil & Gas Co. (BP-Amoco), working in various capacities advancing to
Division geophysical supervisor in Stanolind’s Ft. Worth Division. He was active in the Fort Worth Geological and Geophysical
societies and served as President of the Fort Worth Geophysical Society. He was a member of the Petroleum Club, Fort Worth Club and Ridglea
In 1952 Howard left Stanolind to co-found Empire Geophysical and
served as its President until 1962 when it was acquired by Independent Exploration Co. (IX). He then pursued other interests, becoming
an independent petroleum consultant in New Orleans and later in Houston. He owned a real estate office in Lakeway, Texas in the 1970’s
and became a licensed Real Estate broker and member of the Austin Board of Realtors specializing in Lakeway and Lake Travis properties.
He retired in Lakeway in the 1980’s before moving to Temple. He was President of the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout
Unlimited in Texas and later made an Honorary Life Member for his exceptional contributions, both as a donor and for providing service to the
Chapter. He loved playing golf, fly-fishing and hunting. He appreciated music and loved a good game of bridge. The Itten name will be perpetuated on the CSM campus through the
Howard E. Itten Endowed Scholarship, which he established several years ago. Howard was a member of St. Luke’s on the Lake
Episcopal Church of Lakeway and later of Christ Episcopal Church in Temple, Texas. His wife Eula preceded him in death.
Those of us who knew Howard and Eula always enjoyed our visits
with the Ittens. Howard was a good businessman with integrity and an abundance of common sense. We, his friends and colleagues, will miss him.
Burial will be in Wheatridge,
Colo., at a later date. He died Monday, Sept. 1, in a
He is survived by a sister, Inez M. Gamble of Boulder,
BELMONT, Utah - Dorothy Marie Itten Boyce, 77, of Malad and former Belmont, Utah resident, passed away on Wednesday July 17, 2002 in the Oneida County Nursing Home. She was born May 5, 1925 in Boulder, Colorado, a daughter of Edward and May Ione Draper Itten. Dorothy met and married Jack Reed Boyce April 7, 1944 in Denver, where he was stationed during the war. They moved to Corinne, Utah, where they farmed for a short time and then lived in Tremonton and Ogden. In 1960 they purchased a sheet metal business in Tremonton, which they named "Boyce Sheet Metal". Dorothy worked with her husband in the business as bookkeeper until 1978 when the business was sold. She continued being active in community, volunteer service and was always an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she loved serving others in many callings. The remarkable quality about Dorothy as her ability to love and be loved by all she met.
She is survived by four children: Gordon Jack Boyce of Midvale, UT; John H. Boyce of Smithfield, UT; Diana May (Edwin) Sunday of Sonora, CA; Kenneth (Lesa) Boyce of Malad, ID. 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. One brother, Howard (Eula, deceased) Itten of Temple, TX; and one sister, Inez (William, deceased) Gambles of Brighten, CO; She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister, Mildren Itten.
Funeral services will be held on Monday July 22, 2002 at 12 noon in the Belmont, Utah LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N., Malad on Sunday evening July 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Lava Hot Springs, Idaho Cemetery.
In 1940 Inez M. Gamble, 26, is with William L. Gamble, 35, a school teacher,
lodging in Washington County, Colorado with the Rehder family. They
were in Boulder in 1935.
Inez 1913-2008 is buried in Boulder Mountain View
# 113459532 with William Gamble 1904-1985.
Inez May Gamble, 94, passed away at her home in Brighton on
Sunday, July 6. She was born on a farm north of Yuma,
Colorado November 3, 1913, daughter of Edward and May
When Inez was 6 years old, her family moved to a small
farm on the outskirts of Boulder; now the Coors Events
Center location. She attended University Hill Elementary and
State Preparatory School (now Boulder High School), where
she received a Waiver of Fees for college. Thanks to the
financial support of Fred and Kate Watts of the Watts-Hardy
Dairy, she graduated from the University of Colorado in 1936
with an Education Degree, majoring in Languages and Social
Studies. Inez met her future husband, Bill, -William L.
Gamble while attending
Colorado University. Their first teaching jobs were in Otis,
CO in 1936, where she taught Spanish and English, and Bill
taught Biology and coached football, basketball, and track.
They were married on May 22, 1938.
The Gamble family moved to Brighton in 1943. Inez did
substitute teaching at all levels, and in any subject in the
Brighton Schools. She taught first year Latin half days
until Latin was dropped from the curriculum. She retired
from teaching in 1971. In 1955, she became a “Newcomer
Hostess” to welcome new people to the city of Brighton and
introduce them to the city’s merchants. She continued in
this capacity until 1985, greeting 11,000 families to the
Inez was active in the First Presbyterian Church, P.E.O
sisterhood, Brighton Senior Center, and Fine Arts @ 4. She
enjoyed playing bridge in three clubs, dancing with the
senior center group and traveling all over the world with
her good friend Ellen Bohm.
Survivors include her son, John (Nelda) Gamble of
Brighton, Grand Daughters Jennifer Espinoza of Sumner, WA
and Gretchen Gamble (Phillip Rainey) of Oceanside, CA. Four
great-grandchildren: Zaccari Espinoza, Nicholas Espinoza,
Ryan Espinoza, and Skye Gamble-Rainey. Nieces and Nephews:
Diana Sunday, Judy Evans, Gordon Boyce, Howard Boyce,
Kenneth Boyce, and James Gamble. She was preceded in death
by her husband Bill, sisters: Mildred Itten and Dorothy
Boyce, and brother Howard Itten.
Memorial services will be held at First Presbyterian
Church, 510 S 27th Ave Brighton, CO, at 10:00am of Saturday,
July 19, 2008.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First
Presbyterian Church of Brighton or the Platte Valley Medical
Center Foundation in Brighton.
William Logan Gamble was born June 15, 1904 to James Walter
Gamble and Grace Pearl Donnelly.
1903 "Fred Itten left for Elbert county Tuesday afternoon."
1906 "Anton Trundy (has to be Trunde) and Itten & Son have built fine barns."
1908 "Jesse Dickson and Fred Itten came in from Elbert to vote at the
In March, 1908, Alfred Itten was the administrator of the late Gottfried
In 1910 Magee precinct Fred Itten is single, living alone. The next
household is Joseph 25 and Ida L. 25 Gisi, with thier one year- old daughter
August 1910 "Mr. Fred Itten is building a new two story house."
1910 "John Srunde (certainly John Trunde) has been working on Fred Ittens new
John Bryant is working for Ed Itten."
1913 Alfred Itten was installed as "right scene supporter" for the Yuma Odd
1914 "Notice - I have purchased the Hunt photo car, and will be in
every Saturday and Sunday. First class work at all times - Edward Itten."
In 1920 Yuma, on Wesley Street, Alfred is 43, married to Kizzie 29, born in
Kansas. Mary M. Graham, 31 "mother", widowed, born in Indiana, is with
In 1930 Yuma, at 119 South Birch, Fred and Kezzie A. have no kids. He's a
coal dealer. They're still in Yuma in 1940, still a coal dealer.
"That Fred H. Cole, Sr., Alfred Itten,
H. E. Woolsey, M. I. Stebbins and M. M. Dickson
and each of them, late of the County of Yuma and
State of Colorado, on or about the 20th day of
October in the year of our Lord one thousand
nine hundred and thirty-one at and within the
County and State aforesaid being then and there
officers and directors of The Union State Bank
of Yuma, Colorado, a bank duly incorporated,
organized and existing under and by virtue of
the laws of the State of Colorado and carrying
on a general banking business in the Town of
Yuma in the County of Yuma and State of
Colorado, did then and there fraudulently,
knowingly and feloniously receive and assent to
the reception of a certain deposit of
money, to-wit, the sum of $21.79 in money, of
the value of $21.79 and a certain deposit in
bank checks, to-wit:" (A description of the
several checks enumerated is omitted here.) "The
said The Union State Bank of Yuma, Colorado, a
banking corporation, being then and there
insolvent and that they, the said Fred H. Cole,
Sr., Alfred Itten, H. E. Woolsey, M. I.
Stebbins, M. M. Dickson, and each of them, at
the time and before the reception of the deposit
had full knowledge of the fact that the said The
Union State Bank of Yuma, Colorado, a banking
corporation, was insolvent; and so the said Fred
H. Cole, Sr., Alfred Itten, H. E. Woolsey, M. I.
Stebbins and M. M. Dickson and each of them in
the manner and form aforesaid then and there did
wilfully, unlawfully and feloniously steal, take
and carry away the money and other valuable
things of the said The Equity Cooperative Oil
Company, a corporation, of the total value of
$59.64 as aforesaid, contrary to the form of the
Statute in such case made and
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provided, and against the peace and dignity of
the same People of the State of Colorado."
Following their conviction by a jury,
appellant Cole was sentenced to a term of not
less than five nor more than seven years in the
state penitentiary and appellant Stebbins
received a like sentence of not less than three
nor more than five years. They appealed the case
to the Supreme Court of Colorado and it was
April 5, 1918 Yuma, Colorado "Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Itten are now domiciled in the Herron residence, having moved to their new home Tuesday."
April 1930 "Mrs. Alfred Itten of Yuma visited over night with her mother, Mrs. W. C. Montgomery."
March 1933 "Deputy Sheriff E. M. Scheele, who with Sheriff Raymond VanHorn, took Joe Willkie, convicted Kirk bank robber, and Alfred Itten to the satate penitentiary at Canon City last Thursday, returned to Yuma Saturday evening."
March 1934 "Mrs. Alfred Itten, who had been visiting with her husband, returned to Yuma the latter part of last week."
May 1942 "Stevan B. Redwine, a brother of Mrs. Alfred Itten and an employee of the Yuma Drug Store at one time, died at San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 21 years."
August 20, 1959
Alfred # 49699993 is buried in Yuma, on the same stone as Kezzie # 49700052.
March 7, 1963
March 19, 1964
Alfred 1876-1959 # 49700052 and Kezzie 1890-1963 # 49700052 are buried in
Kissie Redwine was born at Fredonia, Kansas, daughter of William and Mary
Redwine. The Redwine family moved to Pawnee, Oklahoma when she was a child.
Kissie married Alfred Itten August 23, 1915 in Tulsa and he brought her back to
Yuma (he came to Yuma in 1886) where they lived until they died. No
children. Survivors - her mother, Mary Montgomery, then living in Yuma, a
brother, A.D. Redwine, in Atlanta, Georgia, another brother, W.D. Redwine, in
New York City and a step-sister, Thelma Hagg, in Seattle.
1904 "Miss Ida Itten is working for Mrs. George Droege."
Sept 1904 "Miss Ida Itten is running a corn binder."
Joseph Gisi married Ida "Etten" February 28, 1905, recorded in Weld
County. Joseph Gisi married Lena Pagel Nov 16, 1913, recorded in Yuma County.
In 1910 Joseph Gisi, 25, born in Russia, and Ida L. 25 have Gertrude M., 1.
Ida L. (Itten) Gisi proved up a quarter in 32, 4N 47W in 1911, witnesses
Wencil Bloch, Edward Itten, Karl Landauer, and Ferdinand Mathiss/
In 1920 Yuma, Joe is running a store. He's 36, Lena L. 25, with Gertrude M.
11, Clarence J. 4, and Lawrence C. 2.
They're still in Yuma in 1930, with Joe running a pool hall. They've
added Paul 3 and Joseph Jr. 1.
Joseph M. Gisi 1884-1955 and Lena (Pagel) Gisi 1895-1950 are buried in Saint
Paul, Marion County Oregon. # 32415401
Martin and Mary Gisi proved up a quarter in 27, 4N 47W in1913.
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