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Surname Comments and Researcher
Jan. 1998
Looking for information on Cornelius Anderson, born abt 1916 or 1917, died June 1992 in Westminster, Adams Co., Colorado. I would like to make contact with any relatives and get a copy of his obituary. Is there anyone that could look-up his obituary for me? I am trying to determine if this is the father of my brother-in-law.
Contact: Linda Lipp
Sept. 1998
Would like to hear from any one with Armfield connections. Charles Martin Armfield m. Mrs. Bessie A. Glendenning 18 Aug 1921 in Adams Co. This was his second marriage. Will exchange data on this family.
Contact: gigi@seark.net.
April 1997
Looking for: Information on James Thomas Barrackman who died in Brighton, Adams County, Colorado, November 7, 1936.
Contact: Katherine Burke,
April 1997
Looking for: Descendents of Everett Hugh BRINES and Daisy Irene Allen BRINES who lived at one time in Summit Co., Colorado (1910's) and moved from there to Boulder County and then after retirement moved to Adams County.
Contact: Patti Smith Lamb
Jan. 1998
Looking for the final resting pplace of my great grandmother, Kizzie (maybe Kazaiah) BROCKMAN. She was born in Kentucky 4/1852. She probaly moved to Strasburg or Bennett, Colorado after the death of her husband in 1913. She had a daughter who lived in Strasburg, later Bennett, Colorado. The daughter's name was Martha KERBY (or KIRBY). I have a picture of Martha with two men - Floyd (or Lloyd) BROCKMAN and Leslie BROCKMAN in Colorado. Any information on Kizzie or the two men mentioned would be greatly appreciated. I have lots of information on the Brockman family in Kentucky that I will be more than happy to share.
Contact: Sarah Thompson
Sept. 1999
CLARK, James H. born ca 1820-1830 married___________.Daughter: Martha A. CLARK born 1850 in Adams Co., CO. married Andrew J. CORBIN from Highland Co. Need any information about James, his wife and family
Contact: Barbara Martin
Feb. 1999
W.W.P. Cooper was living in Denver Colorado area in 1913 when the will of his father was probated in Guthrie Co. Iowa on Oct. 20. His father was Henry J. Cooper, b. Sept. 20, 1849 in Noble Co, Ohio to Job and Catharine Cooper. He is listed as Wheelis W. Cooper, and William Cooper in some records. I have information to share on this family.
Contact: Connie Cooper Lasley
Feb. 1998
My grandfather, Adolph August Creutz, came to America from Germany in about 1880 and my grandmother from Denmark at about the same time. They met and married in Denver. (I do have a copy of their marriage certificate). Three of my aunts were born in Denver and then the family decided to homestead on 360 acres east of Denver near Watkins. I am told it was on the edge of what is now D.I.A. My father (born on the homestead in 1897) told me that it was near Box Elder Creek about seven miles north of Watkins. Nothing is left of the homesight now. In 1945 there was still an old windmill, but it has been torn down since that time. I do know that an article was published about my aunts in the Denver Post on June 2, 1907.
I would like to find out the circumstances surrounding the murder of my grandfather, Adolph August Creutz. He died April 3, 1903 and is buried in the cemetery at Brighton, Colorado. His death certificate indicates that he died of gunshot wounds. It also indicates that it was murder.
Contact: Julie Newman
November 1999
I would like to find out any information concerning Ronald Lee Danley, born April 4, 1955. and died Oct of 1986.
Contact:Dusty Owens
October 1999
Am researching Angela Durick. I found information on the SSI Death Index listing her birth as 30 July 1889. It lists her death date as Aug 1971. It lists her last residence as Denver, Adams County, Colorado.I would like to get a copy of her obituary. I am trying to determine if this Angela Durick is the step daughter of my great uncle Peter Motzko. He married Nellie Durick, who had a daughter Angela.Angela lived in Butte, Montana until the middle 1920's. She was listed in the city directories in Butte as a nurse. She lived with her mother who was a widow, as my great uncle died in 1922. I believe that when Angela moved that her mother went with her. No one in the family ever heard from them after my uncle died. Is there anyone that could look up the obituary for me? Thank you.
Contact: Linda,
August 1997
Looking for: Any information on an family with this name. Seeking history of birth father, name unknown. Family included sons George, John, Joseph, Peter, Sylvester, and daughter Mary.
Contact: Robert Snyder
August 1998
Looking for: Gladys (Winne) & William Eichele who lived in Adams County, near Denver, CO. They were there in the 1940's and 50's. It's been suggested that they had some kind of Dude Ranch. Gladys was b. 25 Apr 1898 in NE and William was b. 01 Aug 1902 in (unknown). Gladys d. Aug 1967 in zipcode 80211 (acc. to SSI), Adams Co, CO and William d. Nov 1966, zipcode 80204 (again, acc. to SSI), Adams Co, CO. Any info on Gladys or her husband is greatly appreciated.
Contact: Ardyce Boyd
Jul 1999
James Delmar Ellis was a U.S. Marshall in Brighton, Co. and the early l900's. He was shot and killed during a robbery attempt that he was trying to foil. He is my Grandfather and I would like more information about him, such as d.o.b., where he is buried, children, wife's name, etc.
Contact: James Delmar Ellis, II
Dec. 1997
I am looking for Donna and Pauline Fouchey/Ramsey/???. Donna was living in Walla Walla, Washington in 1978. Their father is my father. I have a picture of Donna and Pauline standing in front of an old truck. Dad has some pictures of these sisters of mine when they were in school. They were given to him by a friend of the family. When I was born we lived in Derby/Commerce City.
Contact: Paula Nims
May 1997
Looking for information on John FURRER, b. 1862 in Switzerland, and d. 1937 in Adams County. John FURRER ran a grain elevator and farmed west of Brighton. He was married to Julia PRESENKOWSKI.
Contact: Allen Gray
Oct 1998
Arthur Gemberling was born in 1891 and died in 1980 while living in Denver. He is from my Gemberling line. I just don't know where he ties in! The Gemberling's came from Germany. Most of the family have lived in Pennsylvannia but there were some who ventured out west. I have photos of some Gemberling monuments in Elkhart Co, In. There are also Gemberling who ventured into NJ, MI, CA and other IN counties. I am trying to see if they connect directly into my line which is with George Gemberling. Any information or new-found families will be most appreciated.
Contact: Maggie
Apr 1999
GRIFFITH, Mary Idelia: I am looking for any information on the Griffith family. My great-great grandmother Mary was born in Denver in or about the year 1861. I have no knowledge as to what county the birth took place in. From her son's affidavit of birth I know that her birthplace was in Denver, Colorado. She was 26 years old on the date of his birth in 1887. The father of her son was Samuel Grant from Toronto, Canada. Mary and Samuel resided in Concord, Contra Costa County, California when their son John E. Grant was born. I have no information about Mary's life or ancestry in Denver, nor do I know when or where she died or was buried. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Contact: JHanley99@aol.com
November 1999
I seek information on William Hall, son of William & Jane 'nee McDermott b. 1846 Lanark, Ontario, millwright died in the Denver area c. 1884. He was married to Ellen 'nee Foley who emigrated from Ontario to Benton Co. Minnesota with 4 daughters and 3 sons.
Contact: Joe Hall
November 1999
in search of the death place of ROBERT COLONEL HARRISON and QUEENIE VERNA HARRISON. i know they migrated from custer county to fremont county to Adams County. the names show up in the ssdi listings as having died in adams county. i need the cemetery name.
Contact: BEastburn@aol.com
HART Katie HART was born in 1879 in PA. What PA County was she born in? When did she die? She was alive in 1929. Her married name was BYRNE. Her husband Charles was the Capt. of the Denver Police Department.
Contact: Shirley Lillie
June 1998
Looking for information on the death and burial of Oscar Franklin Kelley, who was killed near Brighton, Colorado about 1902. He is said to be buried in Brighton.
Contact: Gompert@prairieweb.com.
June 1997
Looking for death information or death notice for Henry F. KYES who died 3 July 1995 in Westminster.
Contact: Ronald L. Kyes
Feb. 1998
I am researching the Kinnerup family, which has its roots in Denmark, and I look for information about the following persons: Jack John Kinnerup, born November 25th 1937 in Aurora, Adams County, Colorado. Address in May 1953: 127 East 4th Avenue, Denver, Colorado. His parents: Kenneth Karl Kinnerup and Esther Marie Stockamp (?). I am especially interested in knowing the names of Kenneth Karl Kinnerup's parents.
Contact: Arne Nielsen
Apr 1999
I am looking for information on Earl Lowry who died and is buried in Adams County, Colorado. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Adams County. At the time of his death, he was residing at 1319 10th St., Denver, Co. I would like to have the location of the cemetery and an obituary. He died May 13, 1972.
Contact: Kate
Sep 1998
Charles MAGERS and wife Elizabeth lived in Adams County (and also in nearby Arapahoe and Denver) in early 1900s. They had two sons: George E. MAGERS (born in Nebraska 8/3/1881) and Martin S. MAGERS (born in Colorado 12/10/1888). Charles was living in Brighton Co on 4th Street in 1920 with wife Elizabeth and her mother Laura Hunter (age 95). George Magers was in Adams County also, with wife Dora and children Douglas and Dorcas. Brother to George, Martin S. Magers, was living in Denver. Seek to share info on Magers line dating back to Nebraska, Illinois, and Kentucky.
Contact: Mona Knight
Dec. 1997
Looking for anyone interested in the McCANNON line. Also looking for any information on the McCANNON surname in Adams County, Colorado. Need help with lookups in census and cemetery records for Adams County. Anyone searching this surname please contact me, we have your connecting McCANNON and would love to share information.
Contact: Marie Antal
Oct. 1998
I am looking for any information on my grandparents. Joe R. Montoya (2/19/07-12/7/92) and Delubina Montoya (maiden name Lopez, 8/6/07- present). They owned property in Barr Lake . I'm trying to find relatives, land titles, etc.
Contact: Laura Martinez
Dec. 1997
Searching for any information on Ovila MORIN in Strasburg, Colorado. Ovila owned a hotel in Strasburg and was living in 1935. He was considered a wealthy man. A French-Canadian immigrant to the US probably from Ontario or Quebec. Parents: Joseph MORIN and Josephine JETTE. Siblings: Josephine, born 1857 Quebec, died 5/26/1935 Meriden CT; Delphis, living 1935 Sudbury, Ontario; Mose, living 1935, Montreal Quebec; Medor, living 1935, St. Paul, Quebec.
Contact: Richard St. Arnauld
Oct. 1998
Roy E. & Winifred Nelson lived in the Denver area in 1920. They had three children: Arthur born 10-13-1913, Doris born 1-18-1916, and Roy born 8-15-1922. Roy E. died in the Denver area. Winifred is buried somewhere in Denver area. I am looking for information on the children.
Contact: Donna Sennett
Sept. 1998
Looking for a Virgina NICKOL who was born in Littleton in 1911 . Her last known location was Adams county in 1948. At that time she may have been named SMIDT. I don't know what county she married in or if Smidt was a first or second marriage.
Contact: Sandra
April 1997
Edward and Lizzie Mott OAKLEY were born 1855 and 1854, respectively in NY. They were married 1874 in Montcalm Co. MI. They were living in Pawnee County, KS from around 1875 to 1880. They moved to Adams County about 1890. Lizzie died in Denver in 1933. Edward and Lizzie were the parents of Edna, Chares, Frederick, Alice, Fernie, Lyman, Drusia, and Ida. Looking for any information on any member of this family.
Contact: Debbie Haught
Jan 1999
My grandfather Charles E. Peden was born in Denver in 1882. He was a miner until he was injured in a dynamite explosion. They may have lived in Adams County at some time in the 1880's. His parents were Reuben David Peden and Martha Elizabeth Holmes. Siblings were Mary Olive 1876, Maggie Jane 1878, Santford Earl 1880, Emily Edie 1887, Jessie Myrtle 1890, Frank Lanceloch 1892, and Aida Perl 1895.
Contact: D. Bea Peden Price,
Oct. 1997
I am looking for info on my great-grandfather George Washington RAMEY. We think George and wife Leah WARF lived in Brighton from 1890 until their deaths. We think Leah died in 1920. George died in Brighton July 29,1902. He is buried in a Ramey family plot in Fairmont Cemetery in Denver. He was born in Virginia. I'm now trying to find George's birthplace, birth date, and any information on his father.
Contact: Paul Ramey
Jan 1999
Milo SCRAM died Aug. 27, 1996. I have Denver, Adams County, Colorado as his last residence. His birth date was Nov. 23, 1929. He may have been Milo SCRAM Jr., as I have another Milo Scram of about the right age who died in California. I would like to have any information on Milo SCRAM.
Contact: Candace Everett
May 1998
Looking for information on Richard S. and Baxter SKEEN who lived in Aurora in 1948. Also looking for information on their mother, Laura BLOCKER, who died in the Aurora-Denver area about 1948. Richard and Baxter Skeen both worked in Denver. Richard and his wife Stella lived in the Aurora area. They had two daughters: LaDonna, born 1934 in St. Joseph, MO and another girl, about 1937 - name unknown. The 2nd girl died at age 3 and is buried in California.
Laura Roach Skeen Blocker was Richard and Baxter's mother. She supposedly owned a parking lot in downtown Denver and died around 1945.
Contact: Gina
Mar 1999
Looking for any information on Velma Simmonds Sparlin born in Fisherburg, Indiana, April 20, 1909. I don't know her husband's given name. Her father was George Simmonds. I believe she lived in Adams County from 1920 until her death in Adams County in 1986.
Contact: Kim Coggins
Jun 1999
Looking for imformation on Clyde Erne Stoner. Born September 3, 1898 Fresno, California. Died Aug. 1971 in Adams County. He was my mothers long lost brother who ran away (possibly to join the circus) in 1923. Trying to find obituary. Will exchange information.
Contact:Dennis Hockabout
Dec 1998
Seeking information on Russell STUMP, b. Jan 21, 1926, d. June 14, 1995 in Brighton, Adams County, CO.
Contact: DVL302@aol.com.
Jun 1999
I am looking for a Laura Taggart, I found one on the SS list that had died in Denver. She was born 5/11/1890 and died Oct. 1977. What I need to know if she was born to Katherine and Nel Hjelm of Julesburg, Colorado. If she was I would appreciate any information.
Contact: Nola Fanger
Sep. 1998
My family, THOMPSON, is an old, long time family of Adams County. Thomas THOMPSON and wife Susan Harvey THOMPSON homesteaded in 1882 (it was then part of Arapahoe County). Their son, Frederick James THOMPSON and wife Agnes Templeton Meikle THOMPSON continued with the homestead, as did two of their sons: Thomas Harvey THOMPSON and Harold Calvin THOMPSON Sr. Thomas Harvey (known as Harvey) was a former Mayor of Westminster and served on the City Council. Harold Sr. was also active in Westminster affairs and was the keynote speaker at the 50th Anniversary banquet of Westminster. I encourage all descendants of both the THOMPSON and MEIKLE families to get in touch with me, as I have an almost complete family history of both families.
Contact: Don and Mary Saban. More information at Thompson.html.
Mar 1999
George Franklin Tyler was born 3 Sep 1834 in NY. He lived in Minnesota, joined the military there and fought in the Civil War, then moved to the Denver area in the 1870's after his Civil War service was completed. He is listed as having died 1 Feb 1913 in Adams County and is buried in Riverside Cemetery. His sons were born in Minnesota, his father (Alexander Tyler) in NY, and his mother (Mary O'Brien) in Canada. George and his siblings were born in Niagara Co., NY. George married Sylvia Bisbee and had the following children: Clarence H., George W., Arthur M., Homer B., Merrill D., and Harry L. Tyler.
Contact: Jan Stevens,
May 1998
Looking for TYLERs, who lived in Brighton, on North 5th St., South 5th St., South 13th St. Benjamin H. Tyler, 1889-1972 was long-time Adams county Treasurer. Interested in finding place of residence and date of marriage of Benjamin's father, Samuel Tyler who came from England or Wales, via Pennsylvania.
Contact: Michael Tyler
Jan 1999
Looking for any information on a family with the last name of Venerable. Specifically James Lester Venerable and Susie Rathert, with decendents of James Lester Venerable I and II. I believe that they used to reside in Adams County, in the area of Watkins.
Contact: Shellie
Sep 1997
I am searching for information on the WAIR family that resided in the Denver CO. area from the early part of the 1900's and there may be some there to date. The information that I have is that Vestal WAIR and wife Linda lived in the Denver area and had three children. They were Ruby WAIR who married a PUETT, Bessie WAIR who married and KING and a son BERT WAIR. Vestal WAIR had a brother Andrew WAIR who lived in the Denver, Co. area and he died about 1960. He was a lawyer in Denver CO. We do not know if he had any family. Any help that you can be with this family would be so much appreciated. We would love to find members of Ruby, Bessie and Bert's families if anyone knows anything about them.
Contact: Pat McCord
April 1997
My grandparents, Henry Cleveland WEBB and Mary Josephine FASSLER were married Feb 25,1911 at Fort Lupton, Weld County, near the Adams County border. There were supposedly twins born and one died at birth and the second died during the winter. I am looking for any records that might be had of the twins. My grandfather worked on a ranch and my grandmother was the cook. She supposedly came to this country from Switzerland with two cousins.
Contact: Michael Webb
March 1998
Looking for descendents of a Deloris WERNLIEN who lived in Thornton, Adams Co., Colo in 1970's. She had one daughter that I know of.
Contact: Priscilla O'Sullivan
Jun 1999
Searching for any information on William Westenfield and either of these wives:
  • Edith WETZ (could be maiden or married name) who was married to William Westenfield in Brighton, CO. Edith would have married him about 1948 and possible died by 1953 when he remarried.
  • Anna (Bohe) MILLS who was married to William Westenfield in 1955 in Brighton, CO. He died in 1976 and is buried in Ft. Logan cemetery but she is not buried there.

Contact: Nancy Westenfield

July 1998
Looking for information about my grandfather, John Wingfield, who bought a house in Brighton, Adams County, Colorado, sometime before 1915 and lived there until his death in the early 1940s. He was married to Elizabeth Smallwood Wingfield who died in the 30s. They lived near the High School, perhaps on 9th Street, one house South of Bush Street and had a daughter, Margaret Wingfield, born in 1915. I believe they attended a Presbyterian Church. He was a mechanic in a sugar beet processing facility and belonged to the Elks club. Many of his books were donated to the Elks club some years after his death. He was born in Alaska to Russian subjects, grew up in Russia, and returned to the United States in the early 1900s.
Contact: John McGuire,.
Jan 1999
Looking for information on WOERPEL, Homer b 31 Dec 1910 d May 1978. Married in St. Francis, KS to Katharina (Katie) SCHLEPP (b 24 Jun 1910 d Dec 1992). Three children: Merlin Woerpel (b 9 Aug 1942 d 15 Jan 1993), Dewayne Woerpel, and Arlene Woerpel Henderson. They had a large farm in Bennett, CO. Arlene is my mother in law. All I know about Homer is that he had at least one sister, Alice. I have a genealogy outline on Katie but any stories, newspaper clippings, etc., would make this genealogy come to life. Thanks.
Contact: Susan Henderson

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