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Rudolph Good, wife Margaret (Broll) who probably never was in Yuma County

In 1850 Luzerne County Pennsylvania, John Broll is a miner, 34, Catharine 40, Mary 11, Margaret 8, all four born in Germany. John 3 and Louisa five months both born in Pennsylvania.

In 1860 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth is 30, Margaret 17, both born in Hesse Casssell. John 12, Louisa 10, and Philipena 6 were born in Pennsylvania.
Margaret's sister :(Louisa Miller, born March 25, 1850 to John Broll, died in Lackawanna County November 29, 1914, to be buried in Pittston Cemetery.
Louise is buried in Pittston Avenue Cemetery # 27908011. On the stone is George Dec 31 1839-January 17, 1889 and George Miller January 29, 1859 - January 10, 1929.)

Margaret Broll married Christian Adrian in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania August 31, 1862.

Another sister of Margaret : Philipine Kloz, born May 8, 1854 in Pittston to John Broll and Elizabeth Mantte, died March 10, 1932 in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, to be buried in Nicholson Cemetery.
The stone has John Kloz 1840-1919 and Philipine (Brolls) Kloz 1854-1932 # 91300017.

Christian Adrian 1830-1867 # 105858985 "Christian Adrian lived in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa. He served two tours of duty in the civil war as a musician in the military band. He worked as a coal miner, and died from injuries suffered in the collapse of a mine roof in Pittston. He is buried in The Cemetery of the German People in Hughestown, Pa. "
Christian's veteran headstone was placed in 1911 by the Conynham Post, G. A. R., of Wilkesbarre."

In 1870 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Rudolph Good is a carpenter, 30, born in Germany, with Margaret 27 Germany. Christian is 7, Henry 6, Rosan 3, and John six months, all kids born in Pennsylvania. John Bran, 24, also a carpenter, is with them.

In 1880 Luzerne County Pennsylvania, Margaret is 37, born in Hesse Cassell. Christopher Adrian is 18, John H. 16, both drivers in a mine. Rosa Adrian is 14. Emma Good is 8, Mabel 5, and Bernard 2.

Rudolph cash-claimed 160 acres in sections 8, 9 and 17, 1N 42W in 1890 - two miles southeast of Laird.
In 1903 Rudolph timber-claimed a quarter in 12, 2N 43W.

In 1885 Chaffee County, Colorado, G. Good is 2, born in Colorado, R. 45 a machinist born in Germany, M. 42 Germany, daughter E. 13 born in Pennsylvania, M. daughter 10 in Pennsylvanina, B. 7 son in Colorado, and M. daughter 1 Colorado.

1886 Salida "David Hyder, David Hopkirk and Rudolph Good with their familes have recently moved to Garfield. "
November 4, 1887 "About two o'clock last Tuesday afternoon an explosion of powder occurred at Garfield which resulted in the death of one boy and the terrible wounding of another. We learned the following particulars of the disaster from parties who live in that vicinity: It seems that two boys named Lute Hatfield and Bennie Good, aged seven and ten years respectively were playing near an old building that was at one time used by Sperry Brothers for storing away powder. When Sperry Bros, moyed from that camp several years ago they left a large quantity of powder in the old bonse where it has remained unmolested for a long time. The boys effected an entrance to the house in some manner and like all boys will do commenced to take an inventory of the contents of the deserted place. Bennie Good discovered a piece of candle lying on the floor and after lighting it tried to ignite a small piece of powder that had become hardened by long exposure. The powder commenced to burn his hands and becoming frightened he threw it and the lighted candle into a corner of the building near where the Hatfield boy was standing and where there was a lot of powder that had been exposed by the cans rusting away.
A terrific explosion immediately followed and the old building was blown to atoms. Young Hatfield was horribly burned all over his body; his clothing was literally torn from his little form. The little fellow lingered in horrible agony until three o’clock Wednesday morning when death brought relief.
Bennie Good ran out of the building the moment he threw away the lighted candle, and although some distance from the building when the explosion took place he was so badly injured that little hopes of his recovery are entertained. Lute Hatfield was the son of Judge Hatfield; formerly postmaster at Monarch and a prominent mining man in that district.
Bennie Good is the son of Rudolph Good who is well known among mining men and who lived in Salida for several years. The remains of young Hatfield were brought to this city yesterday and taken to the residence of Frank Ozman where the funeral services occurred at 2 o’clock this afternoon. "

1888 "Rudolph Good moved his family down to Poncha Springs, where they will rusticate during the winter. Garfield society will sadly miss the charming Miss Emma and saucy little Mabel."

1899 Salida, Colorado "The Columbus mine at Garfield is rapidly coming to the front as one of the producers of that district. Superintendent Brooks reports 17 men at work on the property, with Rudolph Good, one of the oldest miners in the county, in charge. "


"Last summer Mr. Jewitt became the sole owner of the property and Rudolph Good, an old pioneer of these parts, applied to him for a lease, he being acquainted with Mr. Jewitt, having worked in the mill and mine for him for several years, and it was granted. He worked last fall and through the largest portion of the winter. He had a partner, but owing to the large amount of money which would have to be expended to put the mine in shape, he withdrew. Mr. Good not being blessed with any too much of this world's goods, had to look for some one else in order to prove his assertion that the Columbus is a mine and a good one, too. He found the party in the person of Ben T. Brooks. Mr. Brooks is so well known that he needs no introduction; he is one of the most successful mine managers in the state. Ben knows a good thing when he seen it. He took hold of the property for the Sedalia Copper Mining company, a Boston syndicate for whom he is agent and manager. Things at once began to assume a lively aspect in Columbus gulch. Mr. Good has been retained as foreman at the mine. "

September 13, 1898 "Harry Adrien died yesterday at 5 o’clock at the residence of bis mother, Mrs. Rudolph Good, on the lower mesa, after a week’s illness from typhoid fever. Mr. Adrien was employed as fireman on the Rio Grande, was a member of Shavano tribe of Red Men, was 28 years of age and very popular among a wide acquaintance. At the time ot this writing no definite arrangements have been made for the funeral. "
"Among the relatives in attendance at the last rites were Mrs. Allen of Silverton, Mrs. Haskett of Victor, and Mrs. Hamilton of Marshall Pass, sisters of the deceased, and a brother from St. Louis."

Rudolph Good and Margaret Good divorced in Chaffee County in 1903.

In 1910 Ouray County, Rudolph is widowed, born about 1840 in Germany, immigrating in 1865,

April 1911 "The Ouray Herald has a feature story concerning old time prospectors. One of the characters is a former Salida man. who is well known all over tne county and surrounding country. “In this connection,” says the Herald, “the writer cannot help refer ing to the fast disappearing type of old time pospector, whose place pan never be taken by the present day hustling, bustling, talkative mineral searcher, whose activity and mental equipment may at first strike one as superior, but whose lack of patient persistency is his greatest detriment. It has been the writer's good fortune in the past two years to be brought into contact with one of the old fashioned type, man whose age is beyond the allotted three score years and ten, and yet whose good, reliable work and conservative judgment as a prospector in any mineralized section of the country cannot be overestimated. This is Rudolph Good who has just finished four months work on the Lloyd group. He has now joined Ike Owens on Mt. Hayden, where they are now carrying out their plan of development work while continuing prospecting in and arduod their holdings where they found the big boulder of high grade silver and lead ore that was on the pavement outside the Miners and Merchants bank all last summer. Good's early discoveries near silverton some years ago were abandoned on account of lack of cooperation of the men with whom he was associated. Salida and Buena Vista residents remember Good when he was superintendent and foreman of the Columbus mine."
Margaret is living alone in 1910 Salida, widowed,. She's had nine children, five living.

In 1920 Ouray, Rudolph is 79, divorced, a patient of Fran Perchio, 36. There are two other patients.
Margaret Good 1843-1932 is buried in Salida # 42113805.

Emma Good married George L. Haskett February 12, 1892, recorded in Chaffee County.
"Mr. George Haskett of Monarch and Miss Emma Good of Salida were united in marriage in tbis city. Mr. and Mrs. Haskett were to reside permanenlty at Monarch."
1909 Salida "Mrs. E. Haskett, daughter of Mrs. Good, arrived on No. 1 from Cripple Creek Thursday to remain about ten days during which time Mrs. Good will go to Salt Lake"
1911 "Mrs. Louis Wenz, Mrs. M. Good and daughter, Mrs. Emma Haskett, of Cripple Creek, started Saturday evening for California for a sojourn of about two months. "

Mabel Good married John Hamilton November 25, 1893, recorded in Chaffee County.

Rudolph and Margaret's daughter Mayetta V. Good 1884-1885 is buried in the Fairview cemetery, in the same block as Margaret 1843-1932, J. H. 1864-1898, and Bennie J. 1877-1887.

Rosa Louise Adrain married Thomas Allen October 7, 1890, recorded in La Plata County.
One post says "Rosa Louise ADRIAN was born 1866 in Pittston, Pennsylvania.
When her father, Christian ADRIAN died her mother Margaret married Rudolph GOOD, and they moved to Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado sometime after 1880.
Rosa ADRIAN was married twice. Her second marriage was to David S. Moore (or Mora). Her brother, Christian ADRIAN, who was born July 1862 in Pittston, Pa.
August 1899 "Mrs. Rose Allen arrived from Victor Wednesday and is visiting her mother, Mrs. Rudolph Good on Second street"

November 1904 "Thomas Allen and wife of Ouray are visiting in the city. Mrs. Allen is a daughter of Mrs. Rudolph Good and is an old time resident of this city."
Rosa Louise (Adrian) More died in Los Angeles County, California December 1944, and is buried in Salida, per # 127182290.

Rudolph married Gladys Leason June 13, 1907 in Chaffee County. This is the young Rudolph - in 1910 they're in Salt Lake City - Rudolph is 20, Gladys 21, and Freddie 2.
May 1913, Gladys Good sued Rudolph Good in El Paso, Texas for divorce and custody of minor child.

Phil Frederick Good was born APril 12, 1908 in Salt Lake City, father Rudolph Good born at Monarch, Colorado, and Gladys Leason, born at Emporia, Kansas.

1909 " Mrs. M. Good leaves today for Salt Lake City to visit her son, Rudolph. Mrs. Rudolph Good, who is visiting here, expected to accompany her but was detained by the illness of her mother, Mrs. Leason, who is stricken with typhoid fever."

In 1910 Salt Lake City, Rudolph is 20, Gladys 21, born in Kansas, married three years. Freddie is 2, born in Utah.

August 4, 1911 Salida "Born: —To Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Good at 331 W second street, last week, a seven pound girl. Mrs. Good will be remembered as Miss Gladys Leason."

Rudolph Good registered for WWI in Salt Lake City, born April 2, 1887 at Garfield, Colorado, widower, a clerk on the Oregon Short Line Railroad.

Ogden Utah November 3, 1923 ""

Rudolph Good, born April 1887, died Sept 2, 1975 in Omaha, buried in Omaha # 143413024.


Margaret's brother JOHN BROLL: In 1880 Luzerne County, Catherine Broll, 26 has Catharine 8, Mary 6, Francis 3, and George 1.
Monarch Cemetery, Chaffee County, Colorado listing has Broll, John : Killed 1882 in Monarch Mining Company Tunnel (SM March 31,1882; Maysville Miner April 1,1882; SM October 28,1957).
1943 Saguache Crescent "We wish to thank Mrs. Broll for a half bushel of lovely apricots sent from Palisade." (Probably from the Fred Griffith's)
Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Saguache, Colorado: Frank J. Broll, 1876 - 1964
Maude R. Broll 1884 - 1971
Frank N. Broll No Marker Found
John G. Broll No Marker Found

Frank John Broll, born Sept 15, 1876 in Pittston to John Broll and Katherine Karnoll, died Feb 15, 1964, buried in Saguache, Colorado # 43589225.
February 1, 1911 "After a pleasant visit with Mrs. John O'Fallon and family, Mrs. Frank Broll and children returned Wednes. day to Sapinero."

Marie Broll married Fred H. Griffeth May 20, 1899, recorded in Teller County, Colorado.
Salida May 23 1899 "On Saturday evening in the parlors of the St. Clair hotel, Mr. Fred Griffith and Miss Marie Broll were united in marriage, Rev. Ohl of the Church of the Ascension officiating, Mr. Ora Blokenstaff and Miss Sadie Yates, friends of the bride and groom, were present. On Sunday morning Mr. and Mrs. Griffith left for Ouray, where they will make their home. The contracting parties and their two friends are from Victor."

1901 " Mr. and Mrs. Fred Griffith are down from Ouray, visiting their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Fallon."

Ouray Colorado July 1905 "Mrs. Fred Griffith's sister, Mrs. Schwing and children of McCammon, Idaho, after a weeks visit here, left Tuesday for Montrose where thoy visit Mrs. S's mother, Mrs. John O'Fallon, prior to returning home.
McCammon, Idaho had a railroad in 1881, and postal service in 1883 - "John J. Schwing was the first telegraph operator and station agent. "

Katie Broll married John Schwing April 8, 1890, recorded in Gunnison County.
Catherine B. Schwing 1872-1946 is buried in Filer, Idaho, # 19597665, with John G. Schwing 1865-1936 # 19597667.

Marie L. Griffeth 1876-1952 is buried in Grand Junction Colorado # 100883237, with Fred H. Griffeth 1876-1962.

Her mother Kate O'Fallon 1855-1929 # 27404973 is buried in Montrose Colorado, per one tree.
"Montrose, Colo., Dec. 21, 1912- The remains of the late John O’Fallon, who was perhaps the last survivor of the famous guard to assist in building the Denver Rio Grande railroad over the continental divide in 1880, were interred in the cemetery at this place at 10 o’clock yesterday morning. Many people were present at the funeral.
Deceased was a pioneer of Montrose and Gunnison counties, and was widely known over this entire western slope. His active work in assisting in the construction of the "baby road" over the world-famed Marshall Pass won for him a life-long reputation. He was 67 years of age.
Death occurred Tuesday from a sudden stroke of parlaysis following a chronic attack of rheumatism, from which he had been a sufferer. A cousin, Jospeh (sic) McDonough, of 605 G street, Salida, was present at the funeral."

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