George Rush Hillyer, Emma M. (Rauscher) Hillyer

In 1900 George, born Aug 1874 in Iowa, is in Smith County, Kansas.

Emma Rauscher is 14, with parents Michael and Christina in Sutton, Clay County, Nebraska. Siblings are Sophia 19, Edward 16, Martha 11, Christina 10, Samuel 7, Olinda 5, and Olga 2.

In 1910 Rockland precinct Emma Rauscher is listed as a head, but right next to Edward Rauscher, his wife Minnie, their son Leon, two months old.  Then Martha 22, Emma 24, and Sam 17, all born in Nebraska.  Sam's birth record said he was born to Michael Rauscher and CHristine Becker.

Sam registered with a Haxtun address, saying he was born August 22, 1892 in Sutton, Nebraska, was farming by himself wit h a wife and child.

George proved up a quarter in 19, 6N 48W in 1913.

Emma proved up a quarter in 12, 6N 49W in 1915.

Martha E. Rauscher (Becker) a quarter in 7, 6N 48W in 1916, Edward in 12, 6N 49W in 1916, and Michael in 12, 6N 49W in 1909.

George Rush Hillyer, born August 17, 1874, registered with a Fleming address, married to Emma

In 1920 Fleming precinct he and Emma M. 33,  born in Nebraska,  have Lillian, eight months.

In 1930 Rockland precinct George and Emma have Lillian C. 11 and Wilbur S. 9.

In 1940 Sterling George and Emma have Wilbur, now 19.  - they filed on the Nonresident Schedule as not residents but living in Fleming.

George R. - Aug 17, 1875-Oct 1, 1942 - and Emma Magdalena (Rauscher) Hillyer 1886-1958 are buried in Sterling Riverside.

Wilbur Hillyer, 83, Buena Vista, died Sept. 16, 2003, exactly three months after the death of his beloved wife, Mildred. Memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 20, at Cornerstone Church in Buena Vista. Wilbur was born June 29, 1920, in Sterling to George Rush Hillyer and Emma (Rauscher) Hillyer.He was married to Mildred Stephens on Sept. 6, 1941. Wilbur and Mildred moved to Climax after their marriage, and Wilbur went to work at the Climax Molybdenum Mine. During World War II, Wilbur was in the U.S. Army in Europe for 35 months from 1943-1946.He returned to the mine on a mine repair crew and moved up to shift boss on various crews, a ventilation engineer, then ended his mining career as a safety inspector, retiring in 1977. His career as a miner spanned 36 years. They lived in the Climax and Leadville areas until August 1977, when they moved to the "banana belt" -- Buena Vista. They also spent several months each year in Phoenix, Ariz. Wilbur loved to hunt, fish and work in his yard and his workshop. One of his greatest accomplishments was to completely build the family home -- a beautiful log house -- in Leadville. While living in Leadville, he was a member of the Leadville Assembly of God Church and then attended Cornerstone Church in Buena Vista. Survivors include: daughter-in-law, Betty Hillyer, Buena Vista; daughter Sharon (John) Stonehocker, Littleton; son Bob (Debbie) Hillyer, Cedaredge; daughter Judy (Frank) Centanino, Casper, Wyo.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; son Jerry and daughter Sherril. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Fund at Cornerstone Church, 205, S. San Juan, Buena Vista, CO 81211.

"Marha" E. Rauscher married John E. Becker Feb 18, 1915, recorded in Logan County.

In 1919 John E. Becker was the president of school district # 13, with Lynel Bortels secretary, and Edward Schacterle, treasurer, all of Haxtun.

In 1920 Rockland precinct, Martha E. 33, is married to John E. Becker, 44, with Gertrude E. 16, Harold E. 12, Doras T. 11

It must be the second marriage for John - in 1910 Rockland precinct he's married to Lidia, 30, with Malita 9, Gertrude 6, Harold 3 and Doris 1.

Lydia (Rauscher) Becker - Mar 25, 1880 - Dec 13, 1910 is buried in the Leroy Cemetery, Logan County.

In 1930 Rockland precinct John E. is 55, Martha 43, with Lester L. 8, and daughter Melitta S. 29 and Robert B. Meadows 26., and grandson Raymond J. Meyer, 8.

In 1940 Sterling Martha Becker, 51, widowed, has Lester 18 and Harold 33, both born in Colorado.

One tree said Martha Elizabeth Rauscher married in 1915, and died 1961 in Sterling.

John E. Becker - Apr 17, 1886 - Sep 18, 1936 is buried in Sterling Riverside.