Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Christof Blanke , 6 South 50 West

Christof claimed a quarter in section 14, 6S 50W in 1891.
Neighbors in 1891 would be Jacob Fry and William Howland in section 15, Harry Ingersoll in section 10, and William Tolstead in section 9.
The Sweet Home, Oregon Genealogical Society has a book "Title: Descendants of Christof Blanke Author: Kolusek"


In 1855 Brooklyn, New York, Ferdinand Blanck is 28, Louise 24, John 6, and Maria 4.

In 1860 Brooklyn, New York, Ferdinand is 34, Louise 29 born in Hanover, John 11, Maria 9, Clara 3, and Charles M. 1.

Ferdinand Blank and Louisa Lampreeth Blank had Louisa Blank on July 23, 1867 in Manhattan, New York.

Christopher Blanke is in Walworth County, Wisconsin in 1870, with parents Ferdinand 45 born in New York, a blacksmith. Louisa 39, New York. Maria 19, Clara 13, Charles 11, and Ferdinand 8 were born in New York, Christopher 5 and Edward 2 in Wisconsin.

In 1880 Jefferson County, Wisconsin, F. J. is 54, still a blacksmith, with Louisa C. 49, Clara 22, Ferdinand 18, Christopher 14, Edward 12, Louis 10, and Nettie 7. They have adopted John Knorrel, 14 born in Wisconsin

He might be the Christopher W. Blanke dying June 27, 1898 in Walworth County.

One family researcher wrote:
Maria, born 1851 in New York. She probably married 1873 William Andrew Sutter.

Clara, born 1858 in New York.

Charles Derby, born abt. 1860 in New York. Married abt. 1885 Kate Leon Harrison.

Ferdinand, born June 13th. 1862 in New York. Single in 1920. Lived together with his brother Louis.

Christopher, born abt. 1866 in New York.

Edward, born June 5th, 1868 in New York. Married Betty NN abt. 1897. Daughter Mabel abt. 1899.

Louis, born abt. 1870 in New York. Lived 1920 together with his older brother Ferdinand. Single in 1920.

Nettie, born abt. 1873
In the Census Record of 1900 Cold Spring Jefferson, both parents still live, aged 73 yrs. en 69 yrs. It says they produced abt. 13 children, 7 still alive. Their son Ferdinand, single 38 yrs., still lives in the same farm.


There's a Christopher Blank in 1900 Mesa County, Colorado, born January 1863 in Maryland, married one year to Ida May 1874 in Utah.

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