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John Steffens, of Steffens

1909 "Alf B. Dows, who has been employed as a clerk in the Yuma Mercantile company, ....place has been filled by John Steffens, of Tecumseh, Nebraska."

In 1910 John is in Yuma in the Hudson Jackson boarding house, 22, born in Germany, a salesman in a general store.

John Steffens married Marion Holstead Oct 5, 1910.

1910 "John Steffens is the possessor of a new piano."

1911 "Frank W. Kuhring of Yuma and Miss Eleanor Gilmore of our burg were married at the home of John Steffens in Yuma on last Monday, Rev Woodworth of the M.E. church officiating."

1911 "Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Halstead, of near Vernon, were the guests of their daughter, Mrs. John Steffens, Wednesday and Thursday."

1911 "Lester Dickson and John Steffens are new clerks at the R.A. Fisher store."

1912 "Edwin Short, of Almena Kansas, was a Yuma visitor Wednesday and Thursday, the guest of his cousin, Mr. John Steffens."

1913 John Steffens received his naturalization certificate from District Judge H.P. Burke.

1913 "Mrs. Frank Kuhring is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Steffens.  Mr. Kuhring is expected to arriveyu
Frank W. Kuhring and Eleanor E. Gilmore had Evelyn in Alba, Missouri on March 6, 1917. Evelyn died as Segelke on March 19, 1992.

Frank and Eleanor had Helen L. on Feb 1, 1913 in Yuma County, and she died September 1977 as Helen L. Jones.
Helen married Charles E. Jones on November 29, 1936 in Edgewater, Colorado.

In 1920 Yuma County, Frank is a farm laborer, 33, born in Illinois. Eleanor 27 was born in Wisconsin. Helen 6 was born in Colorado, Evelyn G. 2 in Missouri.
Frank W. Kuhring 1888-1924 is buried in Sterling # 55609611.

May 22, 1924 "

Eleanor married Cecil Roberts, and they're in Yuma County in 1930, with Evelyn.
Eleanor 1892-1990 is buried in Fort Logan # 1124345. So is Cecil B. Roberts 1896-1982 # 1124138.

Evelyn G. Segelke 1917-1992, mother Gilmore, father Kuhring, died in Orange County, California March 19, 1992.

1913 "the arrival of a fine boy at the home of John Steffens, on Sunday, June 8th.  Dr. Miller was in attendance and reports all doing nicely."

He was appointed postmaster at Steffens August 25, 1915, until January 18, 1917 when Furness C. Kelso took over.

July 1915 age was done to the buildings.


John proved up two quarters in 18, 1S 48W in 1920

In 1920 Sumner County, Kansas are John, Marion, Mary R. 8, George 6, and Marcia L. 2.

In 1930 San Bernardino John is a life insurance agent, with Marion , both 41, Mary R. 18 George E. 16 both born in Colorado, and Marcia L. 12, Kansas.

In 1940 San Bernardino California, John Steffens, 50, born in Germany, is an insurance agent.  Marion, 50, Illinois, their daughter Mary Dodson, 28, Colorado, and her husband Heaton 29, Oklahoma, with Monty 6, California.

Marion, born Dec 13, 1884 in Illinois, died Feb 5, 1967 in San Bernardino - mother's maiden name Black

John 1884-1973 and Marion 1884-1967 are buried in Montecito Memorial Park, San Bernardino County.

Marcia Di Carlo Szecsy
went to be with her Lord on August 8, 2009. Marcia was born to John and Marion Halstead Steffens in Wellington, Kansas on November 27, 1917. The family moved to California when Marcia was quite young and she attended and graduated from San Bernardino High School. She has always enjoyed sports and played on the tennis team while in high school. She met and married Tony Di Carlo shortly after high school. Tony was the son of one of the original grape growing families in the Rancho Cucamonga area, and Marcia enjoyed raising their two children, Nick and Saralee, in the country atmosphere of Etiwanda. She was active in the community being a Cub Scout Den Mother and P.T.A. President. She also belonged to Sons of Columbus Council #92 of Ontario. Her home was always open to her children's friends and Sunday meant a big pot of spaghetti to feed anyone who showed up. She loved people and especially her family. She was known for her sparkling eyes and beautiful smile. Tony Di Carlo died at a young age and Marcia married Ferenc Szecsy. They moved to Banning where they could raise some animals and Marcia could continue to enjoy the rural life. Frank and Marcia loved to dance and enjoyed many a Sunday with their friends at the Hungarian Club. Marcia was still showing off her dance steps at 90 years old. She had gotten involved in real estate and had a broker's license which kept her active into her later years. Another activity that she loved was bowling. She and her daughter bowled together in Banning and Redlands until Marcia was eighty years old. Marcia was preceded in death by her mother and father, her sister, Mary R Dodson and her brother Rev. George Edgar Steffens. She is succeeded by her son Nick Di Carlo (wife Irene) of Portland, OR, daughter Saralee Duffy (husband Don) of Upland, CA. She has eight grandchildren: Michael Duffy(wife Brenda), Mark Duffy(wife Cindy), Dawn Duffy, Cathy Haus (husband Steve), Marci Di Carlo, Nicki Mattecheck, Toni Di Carlo, Mary Di Carlo, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services entrusted to the care of Desert Lawn Funeral Home, Calimesa, CA

Lillian Sally POAT


Jennie Maraway Steffens born Aug 11, 1868 in Wittmund, Lower Saxony, Germany, married George Walter Atkinson Nov 4, 1889 in Cass County, Iowa.  The record says Meroway J. Steffens, father John E. Steffens, mother Maria Heiken.  George W. Atkinson's father was Geo. Atkinson, mother Susannah Schneider.

George was born in Canada, immigrating about 1869.

1907 "G.W. Atkinson has just completed a large house and barn on his farm south west of town."

1908 "George Atkinson is building an addition to the C.O. Johnson residence.  He is none of your try-and-fit carpenters, but lays his work out by the square and as the country develops we predict for him a great contractor"  - Hyde area news.

They were farming in Yuma County in 1910, George 46, with Susan M. 18, Nellie J 16, and Lawrence W. 10.

1910 Nellie Atkinson was one of the three graduates of the first commencement of the Yuma High School.


1912 "Mrs. Geo. Atkinson left Wednesday afternoon for Atlantic, Iowa where she was called by the death of a sister."

1913 "Misses Mae and Nellie Atkinson departed Friday for an extended vacation trip.  Their first stop was at Atlantic, Iowa and from there they will go up into the Dakotas and Minnesota.  These young ladies are successful school teachers of Yuma county, and richly deserve the pleasant outing they have planned."

George W. Atkinson proved up a quarter in 32, 2N 48W in 1914 - about four miles southwest of Yuma.

1914 George was the first general business manager of the Yuma Farmers Milling and Mercantile Co-Operative Company, and on the board of directors.

One tree said Susanna May Atkinson was born October 27, 1890 in Audubon County, Iowa, and married George Roy Glaser May 14, 1919 in Omaha, Nebraska

In 1920 George and Jennie are alone, but in 1930 they have widowed son Lawrence, 30, with Arlene 10, Robert 8, Marjorie 7, and Erma R. 5.

George died in 1932, and is buried in the Yuma cemetery.

Yuma Pioneer March 3, 1932

Jennie is widowed in 1940 Yuma - 602 South Birch - with grand-daughters Marjory J. 17, and Irma R. 15

Jennie died in 1943, and is buried in Yuma.

November 11, 1943


July 1944 "Miss Irma Ruth Atkinson returned Saturday night after having spent a week visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Atkinson of Pueblo, and her sister, Mrs. Marjorie Hay, and son of Fort Collins."

Irma married Kenneth Mountain, who was on Iwo Jima when the flag was raised.


January 31, 1946



L.W. Atkinson married Ruth Bash June 25, 1919 in Yuma.

Lawrence in 1920 was married to Ruth B., and they have Beryl A. one month.

March 24, 1927

October 3, 1935

In 1940 he's in Sterling, a garage mechanic, married to Hazel 36.  Rubylea 17 Nebraska and Virginia 16 Colorado, Munson, daughters are with them  They had been in Fort Morgan in 1935.

One tree said he married Mildred E. Johnson in Yuma Oct 10, 1946, was in Pueblo in 1948 and 1958, and died July 1974 in Canon City.

In 1959 Ruth Atkinson was deceased, daughter of Myrtle Ethel Bash. grRuth's children were Arlene Casey of Phoenix, Robert Adkinson of the 15th Ordinance Battalion of New york, Marjorie Hay of 305 Walnut, Fort Mogan, and Irma Mountain of Yuma.
Mildred L. Atkinson died in 1959
December 24, 1959

Lawrence W. Atkinson - dying 1974 - is in the Yuma cemetery.

July 24, 1974

"Out of town relatives - Mrs. Beulah Atkinson of Canon City, Mrs. Charles Casey of Phoenix AZ, Mrs. Harold Hay of Marina Del Rey CA, Robert Atkinson of San Antonio, Mrs. Hilda McCune of El Paso, Mr. and Mrs. David Glaser of Rapid City SD, Mrs. Eleanor Wade of Denver, Bob Mountain of Minturn and Steve Mountain of Fort Collins.

Beulah might be the Beulah E. (Perry) Atkinson 1908-1981 buried in Pueblo # 99797000.
The Pueblo library didn't have an obituary for her, but did have one for her first husband Eugene Brooks Perry.

June 3, 1966


Marjorie J. Atkinson Hay -March 7, 1923- Oct 8, 1989 is buried in Fort Morgan 73746617

California death index has Marjorie Jane Hay born Mar 7, 1923, dying in Los Angeles October 8, 1989.  Mother's maiden name Bash.

Robert Lawrence Atkinson, age 90, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 in San Antonio. He was born on January 11, 1922 in Yuma, CO, to parents, Lawrence and Byrce Atkinson. Robert was retired from the U.S. Army after serving for 20 years. He worked in Civil Service for 20 years in the 90th Arcom Army Reserve Unit in San Antonio. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and step-son, Keith Allen McCune. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Atkinson; Step-sons, Michael McCune and wife, Emily, Duane McCune and wife, Colette; daughters, Glenda Atkinson, Shirley Atkinson; sister, Irma Mountain; five grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

One tree said he married Neta Irene Landis in Pueblo in 1946, divorced in 1973 in El Paso, remarried in 1975.

April 1920
May died in 1971, and is buried in Wray, # 81615920.

September 6, 1918
September 1920

April 1945

January 1951
March 20, 1958

January 21, 1953

August 5, 1954
August 1958

June 1959
Nellie (Atkinson) Lane is buried in Yuma, # 60544745, with Lloyd J. Lane 1899-1953.
April 5, 1962

June 1961

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