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|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
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
| Looking for: Information on
James Thomas Barrackman who died in Brighton, Adams
County, Colorado, November 7, 1936.
Contact: Katherine Burke,
| 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
| 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
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
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
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,
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.
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?
| 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
| 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
| 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
|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
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
Contact: Allen Gray
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
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
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
|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
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
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
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
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. Paul, Quebec.
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 children.
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 second marriage.
| 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 Perl 1895.
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 Milo SCRAM.
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 California.
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
| 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
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,
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
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
Contact: Pat McCord
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
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 1900s.
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
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