Dora Fetzer, son Fred and Matilda (Schachterle) Fetzer, son Jacob and Kate (Schachterle) Fetzer, son Theodor and Rose (Neubauer) Fetzer, Leonhard Fetzer, John Fetzer

Dora Fetzer born Jan 6, 1845 in  Neuberg, South Russia, died January 8, 1920, and is buried in Loveland, Colorado

Dona arrived in New York in September 1910 on the George Washington, with son Leonhard 33, his wife Magdalena 29, and their children Karolina 7 and Johannes 4.

Loveland Daily-Herald January 8, 1920

Mrs. Dora Fetzer, sister of Mrs. John Kline, died this morning at 5 o'clock from heart trouble. She came here last fall to spend the winter with her sister, and was seemingly in the best of health last night. Her home was in Haxton (sp), Colorado. She is survived by four sons, who reside in Haxton and three in North Dakota. No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral pening word from relatives. 

Fredrich, Mathilde and Reinhold arrived April 26, 1910 in New York - third class - on the S.S. George Washington, sailing from Bremen. Fred proved up a quarter in 18, 6N 48W in 1917.

Reinhold may be the Leonhard Fetzer proving up a quarter in 21, 7N 48W in 1918.

In 1920 Rockland precinct Frederic, 38, and Matilda 35, both immigrating in 1910, with Reinhold 10, born in Russia, Oscar 8, and Henry John 6 - both born in Colorado.

In 1930 New Haven precinct Fred and "Tillie" have Rineholt, Osar, Henry, and Freda 9.

In 1940 Fleming precinct Fred and Tillie have Freda M. 20, and Reinhald 30.

    Thanks to ColoHyFan

April 1, 1961 Sterling Journal Advocate

Fred Fetzer, 79, longtime Fleming resident, died late Friday evening in Loveland following an illness of six months.
Mr. Fetzer was born May 1, 1881, in Russia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fetzer. He married Matilda Schachterle. March 30, 1908, in Russia and the couple came to this country in 1910, homesteading south of Haxtun. He retired from farming in 1935 and moved to Fleming to make his home, and recently moved to Loveland.
Mr. Fetzer was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Fleming.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Matilda Fetzer of Loveland; three sons, Oscar Fetzer and Henry Fetzer, both of Fleming and Reinhold Fetzer of Denver; a daughter, Mrs. Frieda Lynch of Folsom, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


November 13, 1961

Mrs. Matilda Fetzer, 76, of Fleming died Sunday in a Loveland nursing home after a long illness.
She had been a resident of the Rockland and Fleming communities 51 years. Her husband Fred Fetzer died last March 31.
Mrs. Fetzer was born Jan. 15, 1885 at Neuberg, Russia, to John and Katherine Schachterle. She was married there in 1908.
Mr. & Mrs. Fetzer came to the U.S. in 1910, homesteaded at Rockland. They moved to Fleming in 1936.
Mrs. Fetzer was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Fleming.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from gardens, the Assembly of God Church with Rev. E.C. Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Sterling.
Radford Funeral Home of Haxtun is in charge.
Survivors include three sons, Reinhold of Denver, Oscar and Henry of Fleming, a daughter, Mrs. Frieda Lynch of Folsom, Calif., a sister Mrs. Maggie Fetzer of Haxtun, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Reinhold William "Reink" Fetzer died May 15, 1985 in Denver Reinhold W. Fetzer of Denver, Husband of Genevieve Fetzer, Father of James L. Fetzer and Gary A. Fetzer. Brother of Frieda Lynch, Folsom, California; Henry Fetzer, Fleming, Colo. Preceded in death by brother Oscar L. Fetzer


The Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, April 6, 1932


Funeral Services for Jacob Fetzer Were Held in Haxtun Church Sunday

Funeral services were held in Haxtun Sunday for Jacob Fetzer, one of the early settlers in the Rockland district. The Rev. W.C. Johnson, pastor of the Evangelical church at Dailey preached the funeral sermon. He read the following obituary:

Jacob Fetzer was born in Seimenthal, Russia, March 15, 1869. He died at his home eight miles south of Dailey, Colorado, March 31, aged 63 years and 16 days.

He received his confirmation in the Lutheran church when 15 years of age, at Eigenheim, in southern Russia, and remained a member of that church until his death.

He came to the United States in 1889, finally settling in eastern Logan County, Colorado, where he was a successful farmer.

On June 13, 1894 he was united in marriage to Miss Kate Schachterle, who preceded him in death February 15, 1931. There were twelve children born to this union, all of whom survive him. Elizabeth, John, Fred T., Christina, Minnie, Edward, Carl, Theodore, Clara, Alvena, Jacob L. and Andrew. There is one granddaughter, Esther May.

Mr. Fetzer had been afflicted for several years, and suffered great pain at times, but was withal a patient sufferer; and though thus handicapped continued active in the management of his interests until the middle of December, when he was compelled to take to his bed, from which he passed to the other shore.

Besides his immediate family, there remain eight brothers and one sister; two brothers and a sister in Russia, three brothers in North Dakota and three in the Rockland neighborhood.

The funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Episcopal church in Haxtun, by the Rev. W.C. Johnson, pastor of the Evangelical church of Dailey-Rockland, assisted by the Rev. A.M. Carpenter of the Methodist church. Interment was made in the Haxtun cemetery. The choir of the Dailey church furnished the music. Six sons acted as pall-bearers.

The respect in which Mr. Fetzer was considered was evidenced by the large number attending the funeral. Nearly the entire Rockland community being present, as well as friends from Dailey and Haxtun 


Theoror born Jun 18, 1886, died Dec 4, 1944, and Rose (Neubauer) Fetzer -1888-1973 are buried in Haxtun.

HAXTUN—Mrs. Rose Fetzer, 84, of Haxtun, died Friday in Haxtun.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 p.m., Tuesday from the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Gordon J. Benesh officiating. Burial will follow in the Haxtun cemetery.
Mrs. Fetzer was born Oct. 7, 1888, in Sumany, Russia, the daughter of Henry and Katherine Hehn Neubauer. She came to the United States with her parents Feb. 26, 1906, and settled in the Loveland area where she married Theodore Fetzer, Feb. 13, 1910.
After her marriage the couple homesteaded in the Rockland community, south of Dailey. Mr. Fetzer died Dec. 4, 1944, and Mrs. Fetzer remained on the homestead until 1953 when she moved to Haxtun.
Mrs. Fetzer is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emma Sonneman of Haxtun, Mrs. Leona Mathies of Yuma and Mrs. Luella Lousberg of Farmington, N.M.; a son, Leon Fetzer of Haxtun; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Croissant of Johnstown and Mrs. Louise Mitzel of South Gate, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren.
Thompson Mortuary of Haxtun in charge of arrangements. 


Haxtun-Fleming Herald, Haxtun, Colorado, December 29, 2004

Emma C. Sonneman, 91, Haxtun, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 in Holyoke. She was born March 11, 1913 on the family homestead near Rockland, in Logan County, to Theodor and Rose (Neubauer) Fetzer.

She attended the Rockland School. Afterwards she worked for people assisting them with cooking and housekeeping.

She met and married Herman Sonneman in 1938. The couple moved west of Haxtun, where Emma stayed until her death.

Early in life Emma was a member of the Rockland Evangelical Church. After marriage she became a life long member of the Haxtun Methodist Church.

Her life focused on her family, church, and friends. She was active in the family farming operation, finding joy working in the flower and vegetable garden, canning the produce and sharing the bounty with others. She was famous for her cooking and baking, her meals being enjoyed by family and friends. In the 1950s she took the position as lunch cook at the Daily Grade School.

Her hobbies included crocheting items for family and friends. She enjoyed writing letters and sending cards to mark birthdays and other occasions. She will be remembered as a kind, generous woman of immense strength who will be missed by those she touched.

Survivors include her daughter Kathryn Andresen, Federal Way, Washington; son Melvin Sonneman, Haxtun; brother Leon Fetzer, Haxtun; sister Luella Lousberg, Farmington, New Mexico; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Leon Emil Fetzer went to the loving arms of Jesus on May 3, 2013. Visitation will be from 9 am. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Gerk Funeral Home, Haxtun. Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Haxtun United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Haxtun Cemetery.
Leon Emil Fetzer was born south of Haxtun at the family home on June 24, 1921, to Theodor and Rose Fetzer. At 4 years old, his parents built a home on the family homestead, in the Rockland community, where he lived a good majority of his life.
As a young child, Leon had many responsibilities on the farm, feeding and milking cows, gathering eggs from the chickens, tending to the garden and checking on crops. Leon attended North Rockland School. He told many stories about riding his horse, Dan to and from school.
Leon and his brother, Roland, worked for area farmers picking corn by hand. In 1944, Leon started farming for himself and in 1947 bought his first tractor, which was quite a change from farming with horses.
Leon met the love of his life, Dorothy Chamblin, and they married on June 16, 1946, in Dorothy's family home in the Highland Center community. To this union, five children were born. They raised all five children on the family farm.
Leon retired from farming in 1988, and moved to Haxtun in 1993, where he resided at the time of his death. He was a board member of the Haxtun Coop Oil Company and a member of the Rockland United Methodist Church and later at the Fleming United Methodist Church.
Leon always looked forward to opening day of pheasant hunting, spending the day with his sons and special hunting buddies. Leon enjoyed riding and working with horses, collecting antiques, and anything that involved talking about history. Leon enjoyed having coffee with his coffee buddies. He especially enjoyed taking his grandchildren out to the creek and looking for arrowheads.
Leon is preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, Edna, brother, Roland, and sisters, Emma Sonnaman, and Leona Mathies.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy; children, Pauline and husband Gary Grabowski of Lakewood, Clayton and wife Yoland (Sam) of Windsor, Rosetta Phillips and husband Darrel, Duane and wife Melanie, Max and wife Polly, all of Haxtun; sister, Luella Lousberg of Farmington, N.M.; grandchildren, Zane Phillips, Matt Fetzer and wife Amy, Billy Fetzer and wife Jennifer, David Grabowski and wife Kristen, Debbie Grabowski, Ben Fetzer and wife Katie, Josh Fetzer and wife Mandee, Greg Fetzer, Elizabeth Fetzer, Dillon Fetzer and Tejay Fetzer; along with 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, and nephews.
Leon will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Fleming United Methodist Church.
Gerk Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. Sterling Journal Advocate


Edna Fetzer, daughter of Theodor and Rose, was born Feb 23, 1911 and died July 1, 1911 - buried in the Leroy Cemetery.


Roland H. Fetzer, son of Theodor and Rose, was born Feb 5, 1915, served in the 136th Infantry, died Jan 10, 1953, and is buried in haxtun.

John Fetzer married Christine Troutman Nov 8, 1926, recorded in Logan County.

Haxtun-Fleming Herald, December 12, 2001, Haxtun, Colorado

Wilma Alice (Fetzer) Tanner, 67, Johnstown, died in Haxtun on December 4, 2001 of a heart attack.

Wilma was born in Haxtun on March 23, 1934. She was the daughter of Clara (Hoffner) and Fred J. Fetzer. She attended Rockland School through the eighth grade, then graduated from Fleming High School in 1951.

After graduation Wilma began working for the Sterling Journal-Advocate, where she met and married Marvin Tanner. They moved to Greeley while Marv attended the University of Northern Colorado, then lived in various locations in Colorado and Nebraska, eventually settling in Haxtun in 1972.

Wilma worked at Grainland Cooperative from 1973 to 1992, when she retired. For eight years, she and Marv also owned and operated video stores in the area with their son Norm. In 1995, they moved to Johnstown to be near their children and grandchildren.

Wilma was involved in the Methodist Church in Johnstown, but she loved her children and grandchildren most of all. She also enjoyed going to garage sales, morning walks, reading, sewing, doing crafts, playing games, and watching sporting events,  especially those her grandchildren were involved in. Wilma was a blessing to her family and friends, content in any situation she might be in, and an inspiration and joy to everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed, but eternally remembered.

Survivors include sons, Roger Tanner and wife Gaynel, Loveland, and Norman Tanner and wife Debbie, Greeley; grandchildren, Kerstin Krueger, Mesa, Arizona, Aurielle and Lauren Tanner, Loveland, and Terrence Chessmore, Portland, Oregon; mother, Clara Fetzer, Haxtun; brothers, Albert Fetzer, Douglas, Wyoming, Bob Fetzer and wife Rhonda, Haxtun, Dean Fetzer and wife Deanna, Crook, Kenny Fetzer and wife Rosemary, Akron, and Dave Fetzer and wife Joyce, Haxtun; sisters, Alma Frank and husband Ross, Haxtun, and Lily Salyards and husband Kenneth, Haxtun; and many nieces and nephews.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband; her father; and her brother, Emil F. Fetzer. A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, December 8, at Tennant Funeral Home, Haxtun, with Peter Freytag officiating. She was laid to rest in the loving arms of her family.
Phyllis Rowan
Phyllis Arlene (Fetzer) Freemyer Rowan, 80 was born September 9, 1932, in Haxtun, Colorado, the third child of John and Christina (Trautman) Fetzer and entered into eternal life on Saturday, August 3, 2013, in Haxtun surrounded by her family.
She grew up southwest of Haxtun in the Rockland Community, attending the small church there and elementary school at North Rockland, transferring to Fleming High School and graduating in 1951.
Phyllis married James Frank Freemyer, Jr. in the same year and there were six children born to this union. Along with being a farmer’s wife, she taught Sunday School, was a member of Wages Hobby Club was involved with her family in 4-H, making her family her high priority. They farmed together until Frankie’s death in 1980 after a lengthy illness.
She later worked at NE Colorado BOCES, Miller Western Wears and many years at the Haxtun Hospital in housekeeping as well as caring for other family members.
Phyllis met and married Lloyd Rowan in 1996 and worked alongside him north of Fleming, enjoying being a farmer’s wife again. They were faithful to church, enjoyed Meet and Eat for many years and were often seen holding hands, enjoying many road trips to visit family.
She was loved by her family very much, and was a good example of a wife, mom and grandma. Phyllis was known for remembering everyone’s birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasion’s with a card and note.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Frankie, her son Timothy, an infant brother, Doane, Two sisters Esther Mae Baca and Elaine Brooks, one sister-in-law, Nina (Freemyer) Hutt, two brother-in-laws, Gerald Freemyer and Peter Baca.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd, her children: Laura Steele, Evanston, WY, James (Vickie) Freemyer, Haxtun, Beverly (Dennis) McClain, Greenville SC, Sherrie Wessel, Yakima, WA and Christina Freemyer, Haxtun, a stepdaughter, Marilyn (Bill) Carwin, and stepson, Kevin Rowan all of Fleming. Also her sister-in-laws, Janice (Freemyer) deCordoba, Sterling, Loretta (Hampton Freemyer) Jennings, Dallas, TX and Delores Wolfe, Riverton, WY and brother-in-laws Keith Brooks, Haxtun and Arlyn Rowan, Fleming. Grandchildren Teresa (Lloyd) Enninga, Tamara (Joe) Buckholz , Jeremey (Hayley) McClain, Anthony (Amy) McClain, Aaron (Jaclyn) McClain, Amanda Goodwin, Nick (Nara) Freemyer, Christopher Wessel and Tyler Wessel. Step grandchildren Ronald (Stephanie) Carwin, Erin (Corey) Zink Cory (Heather) Carwin, Warren (Megan) Carwin. Nicholas Rowan and Natalie Rowan. Seventeen great grandchildren, nine step great grandchildren and one great, great grandson, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends and remembered with much love.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 9:00am-7:00pm and Gerk Funeral Home in Haxtun, Colorado.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 9, 2013 11:00am at the Fleming United Methodist Church in Fleming, Colorado with Pastor Jodi Harless officiating.
Interment will be at the Haxtun Cemetery in Haxtun, Colorado.