The following table holds queries received (1997-Jan. 1999) regarding Adams County families. Names are listed alphabetically with the date the query was received. You can jump directly to surnames starting with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
by clicking on the appropriate letter once the page has finished loading your query.
If you find any email addresses that no longer work, please drop me a line and let me know. Thanks!
Finally, a WARNING about something that hasn't been a problem here yet (that we know of), but has been elsewhere. Not everyone that responds to queries are necessarily researching the same lines. Some people are trying to drum up business for themselves, and will charge for services rendered! When contacted by someone offering information on your surnames, be sure to inquire about any charges involved! USGenWeb and COGenWeb volunteers will not charge fees for services rendered, but may sometimes ask for reimbursement for postage, photocopies, etc.
|Surname||Comments and Researcher|
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
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.
Information on James Thomas Barrackman who died in
Brighton, Adams County, Colorado, November 7, 1936.
Contact: Katherine Burke,
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
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
|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
|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
|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
|I would like to find out any
information concerning Ronald Lee Danley, born April 4,
1955. and died Oct of 1986.
|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.
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
Contact: Robert Snyder
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
Contact: Ardyce Boyd
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
Contact: James Delmar Ellis, II
|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
Contact: Paula Nims
|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
|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.
|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
|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
Contact: Joe Hall
|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.
|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
Contact: Shirley Lillie
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.
Looking for death information or death notice for Henry
F. KYES who died 3 July 1995 in Westminster.
Contact: Ronald L. Kyes
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Contact: Richard St. Arnauld
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
Contact: Donna Sennett
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
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
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
Contact: D. Bea Peden Price,
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
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
Contact: Candace Everett
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
Laura Roach Skeen Blocker was Richard and Baxter's mother. She supposedly owned a parking lot in downtown Denver and died around 1945.
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
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.
Seeking information on Russell STUMP, b. Jan 21, 1926, d.
June 14, 1995 in Brighton, Adams County, CO.
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
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.
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,
|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
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.
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
|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
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
Searching for any information on William Westenfield and
either of these wives:
Contact: Nancy Westenfield
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
Contact: John McGuire,.
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
Back to main page
Send Comments about this Adams County
site to the Carolyn
Golowka, Adams County Coordinator I do not live in Colorado so I am
unable to help with your personal research questions. All the
information I know about Adams County is posted
promptly on this site. Please visit the "Research
Resources" section of this site. I
would suggest that if you don't find the information your
looking for here, that you join the email list and post your
question on the query
board. The more places you ask the
question, the better your chances of getting an answer. Copyright © 2003- 2017 by Carolyn
Golowka, the COGenWeb Project, and this site's contributors.
All rights reserved. This information may be used by
libraries, genealogical societies and genealogists, however,
commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited
without prior permission of the owners. If copied, this
copyright notice must appear with the information.
Send Comments about this Adams County site to the Carolyn Golowka, Adams County Coordinator
I do not live in Colorado so I am unable to help with your personal research questions. All the information I know about Adams County is posted promptly on this site. Please visit the "Research Resources" section of this site. I would suggest that if you don't find the information your looking for here, that you join the email list and post your question on the query board. The more places you ask the question, the better your chances of getting an answer.
Copyright © 2003- 2017 by Carolyn Golowka, the COGenWeb Project, and this site's contributors. All rights reserved. This information may be used by libraries, genealogical societies and genealogists, however, commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior permission of the owners. If copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information.
This Page Was Last Updated On: 01/07/2016