John F. and Amanda E. (Meyer) Frese, 10N 48W

In 1870 Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Amanda is 3, with Charles Meyer 53 and Louisa 28. August is 21 - all three born in Prussia. Rica Meyer is 8, Bertha 6, Ida 5, Amanda 3, and Julius newborn, all five born in isconsin.

August possibly is a nephew???
"Chrisian Heinrich August Meyer was christened in Eidinghausen, Germany, a small village a few miles southwest of Minden. In October of 1852 his family emigrated to America aboard the Ship George with other German families from the Minden area. These families settled in an area east of Madison, Wisconsin along the boundary of Blooming Grove and Cottage Grove townships, now known as the community of Hope. August's father, Christian Diedrich Meier, died in Watertown, Wisconsin on the overland journey from Milwaukee to Dane County. About 1872 August and his sister Louise, who had married Christian Gausmann, also from the Minden area who had come to Hope in the same year as the Meier's, made their way to Seward County, Nebraska. In 1877 August married Caroline Brandt, whose family had come from Clayton County, Iowa to Nebraska in 1867. August and Caroline had at least five children, Ida, David, Harriet, Henry, and Charles. "

FindaGrave # 8992855 has Charles F. Meyer 1817-1882 buried in Waukesha County.

Louise Meyer 1841-1892 is in the same cemetery # 10570236.

In 1880 Waukesha County, Louise Meyer is 38, Ida 15, Amanda 13, Julius 10, Emma 7, and Willie 3.

John Frederick Frese, 25, and Amanda Emily Meyer married in Wisconsin in 1887.

In 1900 Dawson County, Nebraska, John Frese is farming, born Dec 1862 in Germany, immigrating in 1881. Amanda May 1868 Wisconsin, Freda April 1888, Emma Oct 1890, and John Nov 1892 were born in Illinois. Della May 1895 and Eda January 1898 were born in Nebraska.

Emma A. Frese 1890-1906 is buried in Exeter, Fillmore County, Nebraska.

In 1910 Fillmore County, Nebraska, John F. Frese is a mason, 46, born in Germany, immigrating in 1885. Amanda is 43, born in Wisconsin, married 23 years. Freda is 22, John 18, both born in Illinois. Della H. 14, Eda 12, William 9, Carl 9, August 3, and Bert 1 were born in Nebraska.

John claimed 240 acres in sections 27 and 34 in 1917, and two quarters in sections 27 and 28, 10N 48W in 1918.

John is farming in 1920 Logan County, 58, Amanda 53, William 19, Carl 17, August 14, and Bert 11.

John and Amanda are alone in 1930 Logan County, still farming.

Amanda's estate was in Logan County probate court on June 9, 1941.

In 1940 Logan County, John is widowed, and August 22, divorced, is a farm hand for him.


Carl Jacob Christensen registered for WWII in Sterling, working for the W.C. Harris Grain Company, tborn February 18, 1886 at Mariebo, Denmark, with Della at 530 Cleveland Street in Sterlilng.

Carl Jacob Christensen claimed two quarters in sections 22, 26 and 27, 10N 48W in 1919.

In 1920 Bennett County, South Dakota, CArl is 33, immigrating in 1914 from Denmark, with Della 23 born in Nebraska.

In 1930 Cherry County, Nebraska, Carl J. is farming, 44, Della H. 34, Edna K. 9, Dorothy E. 7, and Roberta G. 4 bornin South Dakota, Carl J. 1 in Colorado.

Carl is a carpenter in 1940 Sterling, 54, with Della 44, Dorothy 17, Robert 14, CArl J. 11, and Goldie 8.

"Dorothy Loos Dorothy E. Loos, 86, of Sterling, died Thursday, April 29, 2010. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home with Blaine Malmedal officiating.
Mrs. Loos was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Patricia, S.D., to Carl Jacob and Della Helen (Frese) Christensen.
She married Jack Richard Loos on Aug. 17, 1978 in Sterling. He died in 2002. She worked at U-Save for 23 years. She enjoyed golfing when she could.
Mrs. Loos is survived by sister, Goldia Knowles and husband Bud of Sterling; brother, Carl Christensen and wife Rose of Sterling; seven nieces and four nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, Jack; parents, Carl J. and Della H. Christensen; two nieces and one nephew; brother, Robert Christensen and sister, Edna Thompson.

Robert George Christensen Robert G. Christensen, 82, of Sterling, died Sept. 19, 2007, in Sterling. Private family services will be held. There was cremation. Arrangements were made by Chaney-Reager Funeral Home.
Mr. Christensen was born Sept. 28, 1925, to Carl Jacob and Della (Frese) Christensen in Bennett County, S.D. He attended high school.
He was an auto mechanic for Bill’s Motors, Holloway Chevrolet, Slim’s Auto Repair and his own business, R.C. Automotive.
On July 7, 1945, he married Jacsqueline Samuelson in Hamilton City, Calif. He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was active in door to door ministry and teaching others the Bible’s message. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.
Mr. Christensen is survived by his wife, Jacqueline of Sterling; children, Susan K. Malmedal and husband Blaine, Robert Christensen Jr., Melody Raffaeli and husband Tom, and James Christensen and wife Cassie; sisters, Dorothy Loos, and Goldie Knowles and husband James “Bud”; brother, Carl Christensen Jr. and wife Rose; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl J. Christensen; mother, Della Christensen; and sister, Edna Thompson.

Carl J. "Chris" Christensen Jr., 81, of Sterling, died Sept. 29, 2010, in Sterling. Memorial services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Roberts officiating. Services will conclude at the church.
Mr. Christensen was born March 7, 1929, in Crook to Carl J. Christensen Sr. and Della H. (Frese) Christensen.
He served seven years in the Army Air Corp and the Air Force, three years in Japan after World War II. He returned to Sterling after his discharge and became a construction and residential painter. Many years after he retired, many former customers called for his painting services. On Aug. 20, 1950, he married Rose Marie Pettit.
Mr. Christensen was a member of First Baptist Church. In his younger years, he was an avid golfer who always finished near the top of many local golf tournaments. He enjoyed growing tomatoes, watching the Broncos and CU Buffs play football. His favorite thing was spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Christensen of Sterling; son, Mike Christensen and wife Selena of Boulder; daughter, Sheila Ridnour and husband Tim of Briggsdale; sister, Goldia Knowles and husband Bud of Sterling; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and many who loved him.
Mr. Christensen was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Thompson and Dorothy Loos; brother, Robert Christensen; and daughter, Cindy Christensen.

John Thomas Lowery,65, of Denison, Texas went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 6th, 2007 after a short courageous battle with cancer.
John was born January 18, 1942 in Carlyle, Texas to John Angus and Verna Jane Lowery. He was a member of the “Church of Christ” and he attended school at Mt. Enterprise. After high school, John served as an M. P. in the Army. After his time in the Service he moved to Sterling, Colorado where he met and married the love of his life, Marion Thompson. While living in Sterling, John became a Police Officer and served on the Force along side his father-in-law. In 1977, John moved his family to Sherman where he was employed by Fisher Controls, Reedrill and for the last seven years,Redi-Mix.
John enjoyed reading and was a WWII enthusiast. John strived to live his life according to God’s Will. Everything he did was unselfishly for his family. His grandchildren were the sunshine in his life.
Surviving is his wife of 44 years, Marion, and their three children, Mark Lowery and his wife, Kelly and their children, Alex and Chase all of Bells, Texas; John Lowery and wife, Martha and two daughters, Mallory and Hannah all of Sherman, Texas and, his daughter, Jennette (Lowery- Stevenson) her husband, David Stevenson and their five children, James, Greg, Mathew, Katy and Emily. John is also survived by his twin sisters, Alice Kesler of New York, Leah Yandell and husband, Lowell of Florida; brothers-in-law, Neal “Danny” Thompson of Denison, Texas and Kevin Thompson of Arizona and sister-in-law, Carolyn Wilson of Colorado.
John was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Erin Stevenson, his parents, John and Verna Lowery and his parents-in-law, Neal and Edna Thompson.
John was a loving, kind and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be deeply missed.
In John’s honor, a memorial service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Sherman, Saturday, October 13th at 2:00

Marion Lois Lowery was born April 14, 1944 in Sterling, Colorado, to Neal & Edna Thompson. Marion met, fell head over heels in love with and married John Thomas Lowery September 21, 1963, in Sterling, Colorado. Marion and John had 3 children, Mark, John and Jennette. They moved to Sherman 1977 where they raised their children and enjoyed their grandchildren. They moved to Denison in 1997.
On Sunday morning, March 15, 2015, Marion peacefully left this earth with her family by her side and her Father in Heaven awaiting her arrival. Marion left this world with all of her faith in God and knowing she was truly loved by her family.
Marion is survived by her eldest son, Mark, his wife, Kelly, their 3 sons, Alex, Chase and Gavin, middle son, John, his wife, Martha, their children, Mallory, Hannah and Olivia and her youngest daughter, Jennette Stevenson, her children, Mathew, Katy and Emily; sister, Carolyn Wilson; brother, Kevin Thompson.
Marion is proceeded in death by her parents, Neal & Edna Thompson, the love of her life, John Thomas Lowery, her eldest Granddaughter, Erin Stevenson and her brother, Danny Thompson.
The family would like to thank Guardian Home Hospice for their loving care for our mom during the last week of her life. You truly were a God send, not only for her but for our family. May God Be With you all.
The family will celebrate Marion's life everyday in her memory and the legacy of family she began so many years ago. Services will be held privately with family at a later date.

"Bud and Goldie Knowles will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 12, 2012 with an open house at the Old Fire Station in Sterling, Colorado from 2 to 4 p.m."
James Grant "Bud" Knowles, 88, died on November 11, 2014, in Sterling, Colorado. Memorial services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 15 at Tennant Funeral Home with Pastor Lew Champ officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery.
Bud was born in Madison, KS, on January 13, 1926 to Earl Knowles and Ruby (Hockaday) Knowles. He grew up in Wewoka, OK. He served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945.
Bud met Goldia Christensen in 1950 while working in the oil fields outside of Sterling. It was love at first sight, and they were married in Price, Utah, on April 26, 1951. Their love was inspirational, unconditional and unending. Bud worked in the oil field and for Virg's Testers for many years before owning/operating Sterling Machine and Specialty. He was a master machinist, a master woodworker and a mentor to many. He spent endless hours teaching his daughters and grandson how to use the tools in his workshop.
Bud was a proud member of the Sterling Elks Club, and served as Exalted Ruler from 1969 to 1970. Many of his best friends were fellow Elks. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, snooker, cards and spending time with his family and his little dog Twila Mae. He loved chocolate and good barbecue.
Bud is survived by his wife of 63 years Goldia, daughters Debbie Couch of Sterling and Kristi Knowles of Fort Collins, grandson Adam Emarine and wife Christina of Dillon, special friend Larry Jackson and family of Sterling, many nieces and nephews, and that little dog Twila.
He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Vicki Emarine, his parents, and his brother Jack Earl Knowles. "


In 1920 Edith is 21, married to Lloyd E. Stanbary 28, farming in east Logan County. Letha is 2, Marjorie M. four months.

In 1930 Logan County, Lloyd and Edith have Letha J. 12, Marjorie M. 10, Foster H. 7, and her brother August H. Frese 23 is with them.

Edith E. (Frese) Stanbary 1898-1973 is buried in Sterling, with Loyd E. 1891-1958.


William is next to John in 1940, farming, 39, with Hazel 29, both born in Nebraska. Darlene is 9, Dora and Donald both 1.

Hazelle I. (Marshall) Frese is buried in Sterling 1908-1997.


Freda was born April 6, 1888 in Chicago on April 6, 1888.

Lucas Marion Ward registered for WWI in Sterling, a carpenter for the C B & Q railroad, born Sept 6, 1873, nearest relative Samuel Ward of Ordway, Colorado.

Freda L. Durdin married L. M. Ward on November 26, 1918, recorded in Logan County.

Samuel, 9, and Lucas, 7 were in Washington County, Kentucky in 1880, with John C. F. Ward 35 and HArriaet E. 25. John W. is 5, Johaner 2, adn Charles G. three months.

In 1920 Sterling, Lucas M. Ward is a carpenter, 44, born in Indiana, with Freda L. 31 Illinois. Helen Durdin is 8, Emma 7 born in Nebraska. Emma Pearl 4 in Colorado.
Lucas Marion Ward, born Sept 26, 1873 in Bloomfield, Kentucky, died Oct 17, 1923 in Urbana, Illinois, buried in Woodlawn. His spouse was "Froda" Ward.

POSSIBLE January 6, 1965 Deadwood, South Dakota "Funeral services will be held Friday in Lead for William A. Hall, Burlington railroad agent, who died Tuesday morning at his home. The final rites are set for 2 p.m. at the McColley Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Sylvan Williams, Presbyterian Church, officiating. Masonic rites will also be conducted by the Deadwood Lodge No. 7, A.F.&A.M. Interment will be in the Mountain Lawn cemetery."
This one was in Nebraska in 1940, 34, married to Belva E. Hall, 28. He might be too young to have Freda in 1926.

Daisy Viola (Mendenhall) Jones 1874-1921 is buried in Peetz, with Clarence Jones 1867-1949 # 50920747. Their daughter Nora M. (Jones) Still is also buried in Peetz 1894-1974 # 47656904.
Their daughter Mildred, 22, married Louis Michaels in Sterling on November 30, 1925.
Mildred is buried in Sterling 1903-1970 # 47142994, with Louis Michaels 1894-1960.

In 1930 Logan County, Freda Jones, 42, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother in Wisconsin, married to Clarence Jones 61 born in Indiana. Her daughters Emma 14 in Colorado, sand Freda 4 born in South Dakota, and William Hall 2 in Colorado. Lenora Durdin, stepdaughter 17 was born in Nebraska.

Lenora J. Durdin, 28, is in Jefferson County, Colorado in 1930, at the Colorado State Industrial School for Girls.

In 1940 Logan County, Clarence is 73, Freda L. 54, Freda Ruth Hall 14, and William E. Hall 12.

Freda Louise Livingston 1888-1962 is buried in Grand Junction, Colorado # 32167508,

Helen A. Durdin married Jacob F. Applehans on February 21, 1928, recorded in Logan County.
In 1930 Sterling, Helen Applehans is 19, married, born in Nebraska. Jacob is 21, born in Russia, a laborer, stepson of John Sweet so he's the son of Eva Sweet, 61 born in Russia., all immigrating in 1912.
Helen Amanda (Durdin) Applehans 1911-1990 is buried in Wheat Ridge # 115288203, with Jacob Frank Applehans 1909-1967.

Lenora Jeanette Durdin, 19, of Sterling, Colorado, married Sterling Starr Owens, age 60, of Martin, South Dakota on August 7, 1930 in Bennett County, South Dakota.

Sterling was in Bennett County in 1940, widowed, living alone.

Lenora Jeanne Durdin and Denny Cebalo married in Oakland, California on June 6, 1941.

They're in Burlingame, California in 1945, at 115 Anita, wher Denny is with Schwabacher Frey.
He's still working for them in 1955, and they live at 1810 Mezas Avenue, in the Redwood City directory.

Lenora Jeanne Cebalo, born October 16, 1912 in Nebraska, father Durbin, mother Frese, died April 10, 1991 in San Joaquin County, California.

William Ennis Hall was born August 20, 1927 in Sterling, dying November 5, 1989.

He registered for WWII in 1945, living in Denver, next of kin mother Freda L. Jones.
His last residence was Mesa, Arizona.

Freda Frese and William A. Hall had Freda Hall on March 10, 1926 in Martin, South Dakota. She died Dec 1, 2002, name Hall in 1942, Lang in 1944, Allmer in 1955, Jones in 1955.


Also next to John in 1940 is Carl, 37, married to Ada, 29 born in Colorado.

Funeral services for Carl P. Frese, 68 of Crook who died Friday, September 10, 1971 in a Sterling hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday from the United Church of Crook, the Rev.Charles Gill, officiating. Burial will follow at the Haxtun cemetery.
Mr. Frese was born Feb. 16 1903, on Exeter, Neb,, the son of John and Amanda Meyers Frese. He came to Colorado In 1913, settling northwest of Haxtun and moved to the Crook community in 1923. He married Edna Lambert, Feb. 19,1948. Mr. Frese had engaged in farming and was a service station attendant.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edna Frese of Crook; a son, Larry Frese of Crook; three step-sons, Bernard Slizeski of Sedgwick, Edward Slizeski of Cheyenne, Wyo and Harold Slizeski of Houston Tex two step-danghters, Mrs. Maxine Powers of Grant, Neb., and Mrs Doris Wood of Sidney, Neb.; four brothers, John Frese and Bert Frese, both of Iliff, William Frese of Sterling and August Frese of Kittredge, Colo; two sisters, Mrs. Della Christiansen of Sterling and Mrs. Edith Stanbary of Golden and 16 grandchildren. Radford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


In 1930 Logan County, Lloyd and Edith Stanbary have Letha J. 12, Marjorie M. 10, Foster H. 7, and her brother Ausuts H. Frese 23 is with them.
August H. Frese married Helen F. Brecht in Jefferson County, Colorado on Dec 10, 1935.

August H. Frese 1906-1989 is buried in Haxtun # 34442991, with Lorene M. (Kuskie) Frese 1920-2002.


John Frese married Hazel Holm on August 15, 1917, recorded in Logan County.

In 1930 Logan County, John is 39, Hazel 33, Julius 11, Esther 10, and Anna 2.

Also next to John in 1940 is John, Jr. 49, with Hazel 42 born in Colorado. Julius is 21, Annie 12, and Lawrence 9.

John Fred Frese 1893-1985 is buried in Haxtun, with Hazel Johanna (Holms) Frese 1897-1956 # 34443061.

Buried in Haxtun are babies of John and Hazel - Norma 1922, Harold 1924, and Howard 1936.

Esther Marie Frese married Jerry James Pace on October 22, 1938, recorded in Sedgwick County, Colorado.

Anna Amelia Frese was born April 7, 1928 at Buckingham, Colorado to John F. and Hazel K. Frese, name Green in 1948, Fee in 1950, Engelsgaard in 1954, Howell in 1967, and McFall in 1970.
She died March 13, 2004.

Lawrence 1930-2015 is buried in Brighton.

Lawrence L. Freese, 85, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Lawrence was one of four children and attended schools in Haxtun and Julesburg. After working in Colorado Springs as a truck driver, he served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. In 1957 he married Delores Ziegler in Colorado Springs, and they lived in Brighton for over 55 years. Lawrence worked as a pipefitter at the sugar factory until 1985, when he was forced to retire due to a debilitating injury. Survivors included daughter Vicki Lynn Frese, step-son David James, and five grandchildren.

"Myrtle G. Frese, 96, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully on May 1, 2016 at a local hospital. She was born in Muskogee, OK, the oldest of four children born to the late Charles and Estella Mae Osborn.
She married Julius Frese, June 14, 1946, in Colorado Springs where they lived together until he passed away in 1997.
Family and friends were important in her life. She enjoyed shopping, sewing and eating out with family.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother and a great-grandson. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, loving son Jay (Susan) Frese of CO. Spgs, granddaughter, Candy (Ron) Cooper, of CO. Spgs, grandsons Brian Frese, Cheyenne, WY, Sonny Arnold, Co. Spgs.,Co., great granddaughter, Brittney Howe, Co. Spgs. CO - sister-in-law Esther Giacomini of CA - several nieces and nephews."


Bert Edward Frese married Sylvia Jean Connerly on October 26, 1930 in Logan County.
Bert Edward Frese married Harriet Henrietta schoenfeld on November 27, 1937 in Logan County.

Also next to John in 1940 is Bert, 31, married to Harriet 24. They have Joyce Elaine, 1.