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Pioneer Families:

Pioneer Families are those who arrived in the county prior to 1915. Your photographs and stories are welcome!

Willie Abbott of Emerson Valley  
Theren and Mary (Prosser) Abrams of Goff  
Frank J. Ackerman family of Seibert  
George W. and Ellen (Clair) Ackley of Carey  
Warren Adams of Tuttle  
Adolph family of Hermes  
Albrecht family of Kanorado  
Fred Allen of Carey  
Joseph Allison of Emerson Valley  
Alspaugh family of Carey  
Alven Anderson of Kanorado  
Chris Anderson family of Carey  
Herman and Chris Anderson families of Seibert  
Sophia Anderson of Kanorado  
William Anderson of Kanorado  
Andreas family of Stratton  
Artensa Andrews family of Seibert  
William Andrews family of Hermes  
Arenschield family of Seibert  
Joseph Bowden Armitage of Goff  
Armstrong family of Seibert  
Atkeson family of Seibert  
Atteberry family of Carey  
Austin family of Hermes and Fort Morgan  
Aaron Bailey of Tuttle  
Levi Bailey family of Seibert  
Baily family of Emerson Valley  
William Baker of Emerson Valley  
Balanga family of Carey  
Frank Balliet of Hermes and his brother Dexter and mother Anna Tompkins Hugo  
Pearl Bancroft family of Seibert  
Henry Bandy of Kanorado  
Bandy family of Seibert  
Jerry Baptist family of Seibert  
Perry Barnes of Emerson Valley  
Barnesberger family of Tuttle  
Chester Barnett family of Seibert  
Baros family of Emerson Valley  
Bartel family of Kanorado  
Otto Bastian of Goff  
Andreas Bauder families of Tuttle  
John and Maggie Baughman of Goff  
Baxter / Moss family of Seibert  
Joseph Bay of Emerson Valley  
Beahm family of Carey  
Bebb family of Kanorado  
Chalkley Beeson and Buffalo Bill 1871  
Clarence Bell family of Seibert  
Bellmore family of Carey  
Biegger family of Seibert  
Birkinbine family of Seibert  
George and Cora (Prever) Bishop of Carey  
Bowers family of Carey  
Belz family of Kanorado  
William Benson of Goff  
George B. Bent - not much on him, even though he was the county treasurer  
John A. Bent family of Hermes - but most of their time was in Hugo  
Philip Bernard of Goff  
Ira Bigler of Goff  
Henry and Florence Binard of Goff  
Blair family of Kanorado  
John Blackmar family of Stratton, mother Penelope Burr  
Blake family of Seibert  
Boecker family of Stratton  
Boger family of Carey and Burlington  
Ellis and Sylvia Boling of Goff  
Bonny of Bonny  
James and Nancy Boren of Seibert  
Bortles family of Hermes  
John Borton of Kanorado  
Bowen family of Hermes  
George Bowen of Emerson Valley  
Charles Boyd of Emerson Valley  
Brafford family of Seibert  
Brandt family of Kanorado  
Brees family of Hermes  
Bretthauer family of Stratton  
Briegel family of Tuttle  
Israel Broadsword and the Outhet family  
Brodrick family of Kanorado  
Levi Brooks of 9S 42W  
Lewis Brooks of Elbert County - Burlington G.A.R. of 1888  
Charles Bronson family of Hermes  
Brookshierfamily of Carey  
Brouwer families of Carey  
Alexander Brown family of Carey  
Charlie Brown of Kanorado  
Francis Brown family of Seibert  
Joshua Brown of Kanorado  
Robert T. Brown of Emerson Valley  
William Brown of Emerson Valley  
Alice Brownlee of Carey  
Brownwood family of Carey  
Brunemeier family of Tuttle  
Bugbee family of Carey  
Burd family of Kanorado  
Joseph Burian of Vona  
Burkart family of Stratton  
Mary Burks family of Seibert  
Burlile family of Carey  
Burr family of Burlington  
Burt family of Seibert  
George P. Burton of Goff  
Isaac and Zulu Butler family of Seibert  
Reuel and Sarah (Powers) Cain of Burlington  
Robert and Margaret Cain families of Seibert  
Perry Calhoun family of Seibert  
Calkins family of Carey  
Roy Camp  
Roy Camp family of Seibert  
John Campbell family of Stratton  
William Campbell of Emerson Valley  
James Cannon family of Carey  
Carey family of Carey  
Michael Carrigan family of Carey  
George Carter family of Seibert  
Caster family of Carey  
Chadbourne family of Tuttle  
Chase family of Tuttle  
James Cherry family of Carey  
Childers family of Seibert  
Ralph Childers family of Hermes  
James Christenson of Emerson Valley  
Churchill family of Emerson Valley  
Clair family of Hermes  
Edward Clapp of Goff  
Frederick Clark family of Hermes  
George Clark family of Carey  
Harrison and Nellie Clark of Goff  
John Clark family of Seibert  
Claussen family of Tuttle  
Clawson family of Tuttle  
Clayton family of Seibert  
Milan Cochran father and son of Carey  
Byron Cole of Goff  
Gilfred Collins of Goff  
Edgar Comstock family of Carey  
Conarty family of Seibert  
Conger family of Tuttle  
Clarence Cooper of Goff  
Corliss family of Hermes - but most of their time was in Yuma County  
Cottrell families - Charles, Fred, Estelle of Carey  
George Cottrell of Carey  
Charles Cowger of Goff  

Charity Cox of Emerson Valley  
Harry Cox family of Hermes  

Homer Cox family of Hermes  
Claude Cozad family of Carey  
Crabtree family of Hermes  
Catherine Cramer family of Seibert  
Creekpaum family of Tuttle  
Arthur L. Crist of Goff  
John and Nora Cunningham of Goff  
Currier family of Kanorado  
Dake family of Kanorado  
Dannies family of Emerson Valley  
Thomas Davis family of Seibert  
Dean family of Kanorado  
Decker family of Kanorado  
Degering family of Stratton  
Sarah Dickson of Emerson Valley  
Dillon family of Hermes  
Dirstein family of Seibert  
Dixson family of Stratton  
Alfred Doane family of Seibert  
Frank Dobish family of Carey  
Alice Dodd of Emerson Valley  
James Douglasfamily of Seibert  
Nelson and Flora Dristy of Goff  
Ducharme family of Seibert  
Dumars family of Kanorado  
Abigail Dunbar family of Stratton  
Robert Dunbar family of Stratton  
Very Dutton of Emerson Valley  
George Earl of Tuttle  
Eccleston family of Carey  
Arnold Elder of Tuttle  
Elder family of Emerson Valley  
Earnest Elsey familly of Carey  
Elzinga family of Carey  
Emens family of Tuttle  
Emery family of Seibert  
English family of Tuttle  
Harry English family of Carey  
Christopher Erb of Goff and Akron  
Ernst family of Emerson Valley  
Roy and Bertha Ettleman of Goff  
George Fahrion - of Kiowa - county judge before there was a Kit Carson County, first commander of the Burlington G.A.R.  
Fanselan family of Tuttle  
Russell Ferguson family of Stratton  
Fink family of Kanorado  
Finley family of Carey  
August Fischer family of Carey  
Albert Fisher family of Carey  
John Fisher family of Carey  
John Flageolle family of Carey  
Fleming family of Kanorado  
Fluhrer family of Seibert  
George Foote family of Carey  
William Ford family of Carey  
George and Martha Foulk of Goff  
Frankfather family of Seibert  
Charles and Lenora Frazier of Goff  
James Frazier family of Seibert  
Carl Free family of Carey  
Freeman family of Hermes  
Friedhofer family of Carey  
Frost family of Emerson Valley  
Fugate family of Emerson Valley  
Aaron and Ira Gaines of Goff  
Gallentine family of Seibert  
Gardiner family of Tuttle  
John Garlits of Emerson Valley  
Garnhart family of Carey  
Garrison family of Emerson Valley  
William Gates of Goff  
Gaunt family of Seibert  
Gedney family of Emerson Valley  
Fred George of Tuttle  
William George family of Carey  
Gerber family of Seibert  
Charles and Nellie Gergen of Goff  
Clarence Gill family of Seibert  
Florence McCarl Gill family of Seibert  
Gilmore family of Kanorado  
Glad family of Hermes  
Ada Glenn family of Carey  
Goble family of Kanorado  
Godfrey family of Carey  
Henry Goebel of Tuttle  
Francis Goff of Goff  
Gonnerman family of Kanorado  
Goodell family of Seibert  
John W. Goracke of Goff  
William Gourd family of Seibert  
Gramm family of Hermes  
Ernest Griggs family of Carey  
Grove family of Seibert  
Gruber family of Seibert  
Guinn family of Kanorado  
Ollie Gulley family of Carey  
Gunther family of Carey  
Gutting family of Hermes  
Hachenberger family of Emerson Valley  
George Hadley of Emerson Valley  
Hagerty family of Emerson Valley  
Charles Hall of Kanorado  
George and William Hall families of Seibert  
John Hall family of Carey  
Hambleton family of Seibert  
Hamilton family of Carey  
Handley family of Tuttle  
Carl Hansen family of Carey  
Christian Hanson family of Seibert  
Andrew Harlan family of Hermes  
Loyd Harman of Siebert  
Otto Harmon of Tuttle  
Lewis Harned of Emerson Valley  
William Harrison family of Stratton  
Samuel Harwood family of Flagler  
Havey family of Kanorado  
Wright Hawthorne of Kanorado  
Hedding family of Tuttle  
Hefner family of Seibert  
Heimbach family of Seibert  
George Heller family of Seibert  
Helmick family of Tuttle  
Helvey family of Seibert  
Alfred Hembree family of Seibert  
Alexander Henderson of Goff  
Cynthia Henderson of Emerson Valley  
Herrell family of Carey  
Hess family of Emerson Valley  
Lee Hetzel of Goff, Fred and Lena Hetzel of Stratton  
Hetzel family of Tuttle  
Hewitt family of Seibert  
Hickel family of Seibert  
Charles Hicks of Kanorado  
Hilborn family of Kanorado  
William Hill of Kanorado  
Hobbs family of Kanorado  
Jason Hodges family of Stratton  
Holbrook family of Stratton  
Amos Holland  
Hollowell family of Seibert  
Fay Holstein family of Stratton and Kirk  
Holterman family of Seibert  
Homrighous family of Stratton  
Hook family of Emerson Valley  
Clarence and Elizabeth Hover of Goff  
Howland family of Seibert  
Huff family of Kanorado  
Claude Hughes family of Seibert  
Hulett family of Kanorado  
Clarence Hull family of Carey  
Angeline Hunter family of Carey  
Albert Hunzinger of Emerson Valley  
Hustead family of Seibert  
John Iler family of Carey  
Sim Ingels of Emerson Valley  
Roy Ingram family of Carey  
Jacober family of Tuttle  
Frank James family of Seibert  
 
Lyle and Blanche James of Goff
Robert Jellison family of Seibert  
Asa Johnson family of Seibert  
David Johnson family of Seibert  
Henry Johnson of Emerson Valley  
John Johnson, Elizabeth Johnston, Sanford Johnston of Goff  
John Johnson of Kanorado  
Nell Johnston family of Seibert  
Johnstone family of Emerson Valley  
Aquilla Jones of Emerson Valley  
Jones families of Seibert -Florry, Orville, Ella, Edna, Frank, Clyde, Clinton  
Howard Jones family of Carey  
Sidney and Nancy Jones of Goff  
Sidney Jones (another page) of Tuttle  
Nellie Kean Gergen of Goff  
John Keely family of Carey  
James Keim family of Seibert  
Kelso family of Seibert  
Kieran family of Hermes  
Kinzer family of Seibert  
Kistler family of Seibert  
Kivett family of Seibert  
Dulmer Klassen family of Carey  
Kleweno family of Tuttle  
Klise family of Stratton  
James and Celia Knapp of Goff  
Knies family of Seibert  
Knodel family of Hermes  
Knowles family of Seibert  
Koel family of Tuttle  
Koeller family of Carey  
Kolacny family of Kanorado  
Gottlieb J. Kollman of Goff  
Konkle family of Emerson Valley  
Koons family of Hermes  
Korth family of Tuttle  
Korthas family of Tuttle  
Kribbs family of Emerson Valley  
John Kuiper family of Carey  
Lafluer family of Seibert  
George Lambert family of Carey  
Calvin Landau family of Seibert  
Dietrich and Lena Lange of Goff  
Lanne family of Seibert  
Larison family of Kanorado  
Lewis Larson family of Seibert  
Candacy (Wells) Lee family of Seibert  
John Lee of Emerson Valley  
Joseph Lee family of Seibert  
Martin Lee family of Seibert  
Ben Leeding family of Carey  
Leroy family of Hermes  
John Lewis of Kanorado  
William Liming family of Carey  
Lionberger family of Seibert  
Franklin Little family of Burlington  
Lafayette Little family of Seibert  
Lloyd family of Kanorado  
Lohse family of Emerson Valley  
Dennis Long family of Carey  
Love family of Kanorado  
Lucas family of Stratton  
John Lueken family of Burlington  
Luginbill family of Seibert  
Lund family of Kanorado  
Lutz family of Tuttle  
John Maag family of Carey  
James T. Mace family of Hermes  
Madison family of Kanorado  
Joseph Mahoney of Goff  
Manion family of Seibert  
Mann family of Emerson Valley  
Jared Marshall of Emerson Valley  
Andrew Martin family of Carey  
Fred T. Martin family of Stratton  
James Martin family of Stratton  
Ralph Martin family of Stratton - included another Fred Martin  
Elijah Wilson Masker of Goff  
Matson family of Hermes  
Charles McBlair family of Seibert  
McCarl family of Seibert  
McClintic family of Hermes  
Eli McClure family of Carey  
McCormick family of Seibert  
Leroy McCoy family of Seibert  
McCrillis families of Tuttle  
McCurron family of Hermes  
Green and Florence McCutchen of Goff  
Minerva McDaniel of Emerson Valley  
McDermet family of Seibert  
McLean family of Stratton  
George McMullen family of Carey  
Norman McMullen family of Carey  
Anson McPherson family of Seibert  
John McPherson family of Seibert  
McWilliams family of Tuttle  
Otto and Faith (Meenen) Nau of Seibert  
John Mesch of Goff  
Mick family of Hermes  
Luther Milburn family of Seibert  
Gertie Miles family of Stratton  
Milhoan family of Tuttle  
Frederick Miller family of Vona  
James Miller family of Flagler  
Orville Miller family of Seibert  
Samuel Miller family of Seibert  
Susan (Miller) Camp of Seibert  
Milleson family of Seibert  
Charles and Nellie Miser, Nellie Miser of Goff  
Moffett family of Kanorado  
Moore family of Kanorado  
Hugh and Maye (Smith) Morgan, Moses and Ella Smith of Goff  
James Morris of Goff  
Israel and Margaret Morrow of Goff  
Moss family of Seibert  
Baxter / Moss family of Seibert  
Motsenbocker family of Stratton  
Motzkus family of Tuttle  
Ludwig Muller family of Stratton  
Jacob Murphy family of Seibert  
Murray family of Hermes  
Otto and Faith (Meenen) Nau of Seibert  
Nauta family of Carey  
Augustus and Abigail Nealley of Goff  
Leslie Nees family of Carey  
Frank Nelson family of Stratton  
Newberry family of Stratton  
John Nicholls of Kanorado  
Niles family of Seibert  
Noel family of Seibert  
John and Sarah Nohr of Goff  
Noll family of Stratton  
Norris family of Tuttle  
Samuel Norton  
Max Nowak family of Hermes  
Oates family of Tuttle  
Henry (Wilhelm) Obermann of Goff  
James Officer family of Carey  
Olsson family of Carey  
Osborne family of Stratton  
Oye family of Tuttle  
Padburg family of Emerson Valley  
Padden family of Tuttle  
Mary Paine family of Carey  
Charles and Frank Parmer of Goff  
Parsons family of Stratton  
Edward G. Pattee of Goff  
Donald Patton of Kanorado  
Pennington family of Emerson Valley  
Lloyd Penniston of Emerson Valley  
Josie Perkins family of Seibert  
Frank and Samuel Perrine families of Seibert  
Charles Peterson of Kanorado  
Joseph Peterson family of Carey  
Pettijohn family of Kanorado  
Marion Peugh of Goff  
Rollie Phillips family of Seibert  
Pickering family of Tuttle  
Pickinpaugh family of Carey  
Warrenton Pike family of Hermes  
Pilling family of Kanorado  
Pivonka family of Emerson Valley  
Pollitt family of Emerson Valley  
Poppert family of Stratton  
David Pound family of Carey  
Power family of Tuttle  
Hannah Prime of Seibert  
John and Jane Pugh  
Richard Puls family of Stratton  
Myrtle Queen family of Carey  
Ragan family of Tuttle  
Ramesberger family of Tuttle  
Jens Rasmussen family of Seibert  
Julius Rasmussen family of Seibert  
James Read family of Seibert  
Ira Reed of Tuttle  
Alvy Reese family of Hermes  
Alzinas Regenes of Goff  
Regester family of Carey  
Frank Rehor family of Carey  
William and Maybelle Reish of Goff  
Remillard family of Carey  
Renner family of Seibert  
Reuschling family of Seibert  
Bert E. and Pearl Rice of Goff  
Charles Rich of Emerson Valley  
Frank Rich family of Stratton  
John Richard family of Seibert  
Richards family of Emerson Valley  
William Richards family of Stratton  
Rindt family of Emerson Valley  
John Ringer family of Carey  
Edwin Roberts family of Seibert  
Marion Roberts family of Seibert  
Thomas Roberts of Emerson Valley  
Roby family of Tuttle  
Mary A. Rockwell of Goff  
Addison Rogers family of Seibert  
Allen and Rosa Rogers, Leander and Luella Rogers, George and Mahala Rogers of Goff  
John and George Rose families of Seibert  
John and Luella Rough, Franklin and Kate Rough of Goff  
John Rowland family of Seibert  
Ruch family of Kanorado  
Rudat family of Tuttle  
Oscar Rush of Carey  
William Ryan family of Hermes  
Santee family of Emerson Valley  
Sater family of Kanorado  
Gustav Saterberg of Goff  
Sawhill family of Seibert  
Eugenia St. John of Vona  
Mathias Schaal family of Hermes  
Schaffert family of Tuttle  
Drusilla Scheidegger family of Seibert  
Nicholas Scheidegger family of Seibert  
Schlichenmayer family of Tuttle  
Henry Schmidt of Tuttle  
Henry U. Schmidt family of Bethune  
Arnold Schuetz family of Seibert  
John Scott family of Seibert  
Charles Scruby family of Tuttle  
Seaman family of Emerson Valley  
Selby family of Seibert  
Selder family of Tuttle  
Addie Sell family of Carey  
Garmer Shaffer family of Carey  
Shanahan family of Seibert - daughter of Jonathan Cope of Cope, Colorado  
Chalmer Shannon family of Seibert  
Jacob Shelley of Emerson Valley  
Virgil Shelley of Emerson Valley  
Floyd and George Shields of Tuttle  
Solomon Shaw of Kanorado  
Wilbur Shively family of Carey  
Shores family of Tuttle  
Shumate family of Tuttle  
Simmonds family of Seibert  
James Simmons family of Carey  
Skinner family of Kanorado  
Merit Slade family of Seibert  
Slusser family of Tuttle  
Jacob Smit family of Carey  
Elmer Smith family of Seibert  
Ida Smith family of Tuttle  
Isaac Smith family of Seibert  
Ransey Smith family of Carey  
Ray and Roy Smith families of Hermes  
Robert Smith of Emerson Valley  
Truman Smith family of Tuttle  
William Soule of Goff  
South family of Seibert  
Cleveland Sparks of Goff  
William and Alice Sperry of Goff  
Stafford family of Seibert  
Alfred Stacy of Emerson Valley  
Isaac Stage family of Tuttle  
Stalgren family of Kanorado  
Melvin S. Stanley of Goff  
Starkey family of Hermes  
Steckelberg family of Tuttle  
Steininger family of Carey  
Lee Stephenson of Emerson Valley  
Storrer family of Kanorado  
Stott family of Seibert  
Eustace and Elizabeth Straughn of Goff  
Victor Strode family of Carey  
James Stuart of Emerson Valley  
George Stuart family of Carey  
Stuckey family of Kanorado  
Sublett family of Seibert  
Sugden family of Kanorado  
Timothy Sullivan of Kanorado  
Arthur Sumner of Emerson Valley  
Swaim family of Emerson Valley  
Reuben Swain family of Seibert  
John Swanson of Emerson Valley  
Sweaset family of Carey  
Clark Sweet family of Carey  
Sypherd family of Seibert  
Tandy family of Kanorado  
Herman Taptow / Treptow of Goff  
Tatum family of Seibert  
James and Cora Taylor of Goff  
Richard Taylor family of Tuttle  
Teel family of Tuttle  
Frederick and Louise Teman of Goff  
David Thomas of Emerson Valley  
Thomas - twin brothers Thornton and Theodore - one was the Attorney General of Colorado  
William R. Thomas family of Carey  
Benajah Thompson family of Carey  
Emma Thompson of Kanorado  
John Thompson family of Carey  
Norman Thompson family of Hermes  
Susan Thompson family of Seibert  
Amanda (Thompson) Thornton of Goff  
Nels Thorson family of Carey  
Thrasher family of Hermes  
Milo Thurber family of Carey  
Thrush family of Kanorado  
Tilgner family of Kanorado  
Tillery family of Kanorado  
Tobyne family of Kanorado and Elbert County  
Todd families of Seibert  
Totten family of Seibert  
Samuel Travis family of Carey  
Traynor family of Carey  
Trull family of Seibert  
George Tucker of Seibert  
Flora Turnbull of Emerson Valley  
John Turnbull of Emerson Valley  
James Turvey family of Carey  
Ulmer family of Carey  
Umphrey family (and Rose and Christie families) of Emerson Valley  
Umscheid family of Kanorado  
Underwood family of Vona  
Vancamp family of Kanorado  
Vanderkooi family of Seibert  
VanDerMeer family of Carey  
VanDerZouwen family of Seibert  
VanLeeuwen family of Carey  
Vannida family of Tuttle  
Thomas Vanouse of Emerson Valley  
VanWinkle family of Kanorado  
Conrad Vaubel of Kanorado  
Frank Vaughn family of Tuttle  
Velharticky family of Carey  
Vermillion family of Seibert  
VerVooren family of Seibert  
Barbara Vesely of Goff  
Vickery family of Hermes  
William Vodenska of Seibert  
Vose family of Hermes  
Louie Waechter family of Tuttle  
Wagaman family of Seibert  
Wagenblast family of Seibert  
Waitman family of Hermes  
William Wall family of Tuttle  
Wamsley family of Seibert  
Elmer and George Ward of Emerson Valley  
Arthur Warner family of Tuttle  
Edgar Warner of Emerson Valley  
William Warren family of Seibert  
Wasson family of Carey  
Walter Way of Emerson Valley  
Webb family of Seibert  
Wedmore family of Kanorado  
John Wedmore of Kanorado  
Weinmann family of Seibert  
John Weisz family of Hermes  
Clinton Wells of Seibert  
Harry Wertz of Emerson Valley  
Wescoat family of Seibert  
Weststeyn family of Carey  
Wheatley family of Tuttle  
May Wheeler family of Tuttle  
Ira Whipple family of Tuttle  
Whisinnand family of Tuttle  
Lincoln White of Emerson Valley  
Whitmore families of Kanorado - please help if you can.  
Wilburn family of Hermes  
William Wilcox family of Tuttle  
Frank Willard family of Seibert  
Nathan Willard family of Seibert  
Albert and Alvin Williams families of Carey  
Andrew Williams family of Seibert  
Catharine Williams family of Hermes  
Rosebud Williams of Emerson Valley  
Orsamus Wilson, Minnie F. Wilson, John Wilson of Kanorado  
Mason Wilson family of Seibert  
Wingender family of Carey  
Arthur Wood family of Carey  
Henry Wood family of Tuttle  
Nathan Wood of Emerson Valley  
Robert Wood family of Seibert  
Charles Woodard family of Tuttle  
Edward Woods family of Seibert  
Grant L. Woods of Kanorado, then Brandon  
Wrenn family of Seibert  
Joseph and Thomas Wright - NOT MUCH FOR SURE - of Emerson Valley  
Wyatt family of Tuttle  
Wyman family of Hermes  
Sherman Yale family of Carey  
Aaron and Elvira Yarnell
 
Youngson family of Hermes  
Younkin family of Seibert  
John Zemek family of Carey  
William and Minnie Zick family of Idalia / Goff  
Harry Ziemer of Seibert  
Zollinger family of Emerson Valley  

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