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John and Katherine Kunz, daughter Mary (Kunz) Nickolaus, 3 North 47 West

In 1910 Denver, John Kunz is a day laborer, born May 1860 married 16 years to Kate May 1860, with Mary January 1887, all in switzerland. Next household is Pauline Schlegel and her two kids.

August 1909 A jolly good time is reported at the home of Miss Mary Kunz last Sunday when about thirty people gathered and had a good old homestead dinner."

In 1910 Yuma County, John and Katherine Kunz both 49, born in Switzerland, have been married 27 years, with Mary, 23, all immigrating in 1890.  They're on the same census page as Antone Schlegel.

John proved up land in 1913 in 28, 3N 47W, witnesses Jacob Schlagel, John M. Harth, Cornelius Base, and Frank Nickolaus.

January 1914 "For Sale—My improved farm , 320 acres, 10 miles northeast of Yuma, $ 10 per acre. Also 100 acres , unimproved , 5 1-2 miles from town , $ 10 per , acre
John Kunz, Yuma , Colorado."
March 1914 John Kunz has out bills advertising a public sale at his farm, 10 miles northeast of Yuma, on Tuesday, March 17 th."

June 12, 1914 "Mr. and Mrs. John Kunz departed Wednesday evening for Denver for an indefinite stay, the move being made for the benefit of Mrs. Kunz' health.
March 1917


Nickolaus, Frank, Farmer, PO Yuma, came to Yuma County 1906, Born Russia 1887, married Mary Kunz, four children.

Mary Kunz married Frank Nickolous January 11, 1911, recorded in Yuma County.

 Frank was a witness in 1912 for the claim of John Kunz for land in 21, 3 47W.

June 24, 1926
April 30, 1931
John, dying 1931, Carolina 1926, and Catherina 1915 are all buried in the Yuma cemetery.


April 18, 1913 "Frank and Martin Nickolaus were down to Wray Monday and Tuesday, taking out their naturalization papers."

April 25 "David Donaldson, Jr., of Eckley, a native of Scotland, Martin Nickolous and Frank Nickolous, of Yuma, natives of Russia; Alois Landtwig, of Yuma, a native of Scotland; William Brochardt and Edward Linzert, of Yuma, natives of Germany; William D. Pritchard, of Yuma, a native of England, and Con McCoale, of Happyville, a native of Ireland, were those who received their final papers of naturalization at Wray last week."

Frank registered for WWI in Yuma, and the typed card said he was born February 14, 1918 in Russia, relative Mary Nickolaus.

In 1920 Yuma County "on the east-west road in township 3 North", Frank Nichalaus is 33, born in Russia, with Mary 33 Switzerland.  They have Joseph 8, Frank 6, Katherine M. 3, and Paul 1, all four born in Colorado.  That must have been about when this photograph was taken.

In 1930 Yuma County, Frank and "Marsey", both 42, have Joe L. 18, Frank A. 15, Catherine M. 13, Paul A. 10, Clara M. 8, and Helen 7.

In 1940 Yuma County, Frank is farming, with A. Mary, 53, Katherine M. 23, and Clara M. 18.

Frank 1886-1947 #  74074097 and Anna Mary Nickolaus 1885-1970 # 74074179 are buried in Yuma. "Children include: John, Joe, Frank, Paul, Helen, Catherine"

June 11, 1970

Joseph L. Nickolaus married Ruby E. Crabtree, and they're in north Yuma County in 1940, with Ruth A. 4.  Ruth's parents H. Elmer 58 and Edna Crabtree 57 are with them.

Joseph L. Nickolaus 1911-1995 is buried in Eckley.  53151212

Paul A. Nickolaus 1918-1962 is buried in Yuma.

Helen C. married Paul D., and they're buried in Vernon Glendale cemetery # 118568077

  Catherine is buried in Yuma, too # 49577230

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