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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Joseph, Charles, their father Vincentius Weinlich , 6 South 50 West

In 1885 Polk County, Nebraska, Vincent "Winelick" is 53, Francis 51, with Joseph 18, Francis 16, Mary 17, Hattie 10, and Frank 6.

Vincentius Weinlich claimed a quarter in 29, 6S 50W in 1891.

Vincennes "Weinlick" 1834-1892 is buried in Colorado Springs # 35158390.

Franziska "Fannie" Weinlich is buried in Calhan, Colorado. # 21845609 says they immigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1874.
Frank dying 1897 is buried in Calhan # 21845595.


Joseph Weinlich claimed a quarter in 28, 6S 50W in 1891.
1904 "J. H. Weinlick of Calhan received $425 for a string of cornfed steers this morning. They averaged 1,066 pounds and went to the Colorado packing company."

Joseph H. Weinlich, a well known and prominent representative of the sheep industry and farming interests in El Paso county, was born in Germany, March 12, 1871. His parents came to America in 1874, when he was but three years of age, and established their home in Polk county, Nebraska, where the period of his boyhood and youth was passed and his education acquired. When his school days were over he began work on a farm and has since been engaged in farming pursuits. In 1888 he came to Colorado, making his way to Calhan, where both he and his father filed on a claim of one hundred and sixty acres. Through the intervening period he has prospered as a farmer and stock raiser and is now the owner of three hundred and twenty acres of rich and productive land, which he has brought under a high state of cultivation and to which he has added many modern improvements. He is one of the prominent sheep men of his section of the state, feeding each winter about two thousand head of sheep.

On coming to the new world Mr. Weinlich's father at once took out his first naturalization papers and after three years took out his final papers. It was therefore unnecessary for Joseph H. Weinlich to become naturalized. He has one brother, Charles, who is also a well known ranchman and representative citizen of El Paso county, while a sister is the wife of James Myers and resides at Ault, Colorado.

In his political views Joseph H. Weinlich is a democrat and his religious faith is that of the Catholic church. He is leading a busy and active life and by reason of his close application and unremitting energy is winning success. He seems to readily recognize the value of any business situation and to utilize his chances to the utmost. He displays sound judgment in whatever he undertakes and his energy enables him to overcome all difficulties and obstacles in his path. Starting out in the business world as a farm hand, he has gradually advanced step by step, at all times gaining a broader outlook and wider opportunities, which he utilizes in the attainment of further prosperity.

In 1910 El Paso COunty, Joseph is 29, living alone, and Charles Whitnight is a visitor, 30, born in Ohio.

Joseph 1866-1920 is also buried in Calhan # 21845645.


Charles Weinlich claimed a quarter in 33, 6S 50W in 1891.
Charles "Weinlick", 43, and Tillie Thompson, 31, married in El Paso County on December 4, 1906.

Charles and Tillie Weinlich divorced in El Paso County on December 31, 1906.

In 1910 El Paso County, Charles is 44, divorced, farming, living alone.

He's still living alone in 1920 El Paso County.

Charles is buried in Calhan, # 21845627.
"Ault, Colo., Oct. 11, 1929 - Charles Weinlich, age 69, died of ulcers of the stomach in Greeley hospital at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Weinlich was born in Vienna, Austria in 1860 and moved to the United States with his parents when he was ten years old. The family located to Polk county, Neb., where the period of his boyhood and youth was passed and his education acquired. In 1866 he moved to Calhan, Colo., where he filed on 160 acres of land and later bought another additional 160 acres. He was prominent sheep man.
For the past five years he has made his home with his sister, Mrs. J.N. Myers and family. Mr. Weinlich was in failing health for several years and became seriously ill on Monday. He was taken to the Greeley hospital Tuesday morning and only lived a few hours.
He is survived by his sister, Mrs. J.N. Myers, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Armstrong mortuary in Eaton, the Rev. L.W. Coffman officiating.


Fred W. Harris, 23, born in New York, married Mary Weinlich, 19, on September 29, 1888 in Hayes County, Nebraska.
In 1900 El Paso County, Fred is 35, Mary 31, Floyd 10, Ira 9, Harley 8, George 6, Ethel 2, and newborn Ruth.

In 1910 El Paso County, Fred W. is 44, Mary 41, with Ira E. 18 and George 16 born in Nebraska. Effie 11, Ruth 10, Eunice 8, Wilbur 5, Inez 4, and Grace 2 born in Colorado.

Marie (Weinlich) Harris 1869-1914 is buried in Calhan # 21845566. So is Floyd W. Harris 1890-1906 and Harley C. Harris 1892-1906.


Hattie (Weinlich) Myers 1875-1932 is buried in Ault, with James N. Myers 1869-1945.

Hattie Myers Wilson was born in Calhan to James and Hattie (Weinlich) Myers March 9, 1908. In 1911, she moved with her family to Ault, where they started farming. She attended Ault schools through the 11th grade. She grew up in the era of horse farming and worked side-by-side with her father, two brothers and four sisters on the farm a mile north and three miles east of Ault. Farming with draft horses meant work sunup to sunset. They raised hay, corn, sugar beets, potatoes, oats, barley and a big garden. Her father also bred driving horses.
In the 1920s, the farm was hailed out seven years in a row causing the family to lose the farm. They moved to Grover in 1929 and started dry land farming near Geary Valley south of the Chalk Bluffs.
Mrs. Wilson worked at the Rock Port Cafe and Gas Station until 1932, when she returned to Grover to take care of her mother who died on Thanksgiving Day 1932.
On May 4, 1934, she married Everett Wilson, whom she had met at Eagle Rock Ranch. They lived in her brother’s homestead shack. In 1941, they moved to Nunn and worked for Murry Giffin. They lived at Carr on the M Box Ranch until 1959 when they returned to Nunn to their own home, where they lived until the time of their deaths.
Mrs. Wilson was a 4-H Leader and homemaker. She baked all her own bread, churned her own butter, canned meats and vegetables and raised chickens, hogs and beef. She and her husband were responsible for starting and building the Senior Center in Nunn. A member of the Order of Eastern Star in Eaton, she had served twice as worthy matron.
Mrs. Wilson died Aug. 13, 2007 at her home.

Survivors: Her daughter, Patricia and husband James of Greeley; her son, Ivan of Benson, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Casey, Alisa and Timothy; seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: Her husband and her parents.
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Adamson Downtown Chapel with services by Garden City Chapter No. 3 Order of Eastern Star service afterward.


Jerry R. Allen, born in Michigan to Joseph and Charlotte Allen, married Fannie "Meinlich" in April 15, 1888 in Osceola, Polk County, Nebraska.

In 1900 El Paso County, Fannie is 32, married to Jerry R. Allen 33 born in Michigan. Arthur was born March 1888 in Nebraska, Alice Deember 1890 in Wyoming, and Grace July 1893 Nebraska.

Fannie (Weinlich) Allen 1869-1905 is buried in Calhan # 21845549 - "Beloved wife of J.R. Allen."
Jerry is widowed in 1910 Cedaredge, Colorado, a blacksmith.

Jerry is buried in Osceola, Nebraska 1866-1933 # 68176950.
"Jerry Richmond Allen was born August 16th, 1866, at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and moving with his parents to Polk County, Nebraska, in spring 1872. Thirty-five years ago he moved to Calhan, Colo.
On April 15, 1888, he was united in marriage with Miss Fannie Weinlich and to them were born three children, a son, Arthur E. Allen of Sacramento, California, and two daughters, Mrs. Alice Allen Grossnicklaus of Oseola, Neb., and Mrs. Grace Allen Conarroe of Calhan, Colo. All of whom survive their father. Their mother having passed away on January 14th, 1905. There are also seven grandchildren and one great grand child surviving.
Later Mr. Allen was united in marriage to Mrs. Anna Bates who is left to mourn her husband’s passing.
When in Calhan Mr. Allen helped organize the Calhan M.E. Church, he and his wife being the first members. He was also a charter member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Calhan. He owned a blacksmith shop while in Calhan and had many friends in this community.
Mr. Allen passed away in a hospital in Denver, Saturday, July 22, 1833, from cancer. Funeral services were conducted in Osceola, Neb. July 25. The services were held at the Methodist Church and remains laid to rest in Osceola cemetery."

Alice Allen was born December 15, 1891 in Laramie, Wyoming, marrying a Miller, and then in Bannock County, Idaho married Earl H. Marvin on Augusut 31, 1919.
The baby died January 5, 1921.
Earl Holden Marvin born in Hamilton, South Dakota and Alice Josephine Allen born in Laramie Wyoming, had Alice Delores Marvin on July 18, 1920 in Bannockk County. Alice A. Stark 1891-1965 is buried in Sacramento, California # 152662924.

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