Joel H. and Emily Ann (Patterson) Kinzie, son Clark W. Kinzie

In 1900 Rockland precinct Joel H. Kinzie, Dec 1856 and Emily A. Aug 1856, both Virginia, have Clark W. Oct 1883, Effie S. June 1885, Maude C. Feb 1887, Martha Aug 1888, Ada P. July 1890 - these five born in Kansas, and Mary Oct 1892 and Fred C. Sep 1897 both in Colorado.

Joel proved up a quarter in 22, 8N 48W in 1907.

Was Among Earlier Settlers in Haxtun Community and An Active Church Worker

Mrs. J.H. Kinzie, one of the older residents of the Haxtun community, died at the family home here last Thursday afternoon, August 13, 1931, just four days after friends and relatives gathered at her home to assist her in celebrating her 74th birthday anniversary.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kinzie were held from the Church of the Brethren Sunday afternoon, by her pastor, who read the following obituary:

Emily Ann Patterson was born in Franklin County, Virginia, August 19, 1857 and died at the family home in Haxtun, August 13, 1931, at the age of 74 years and four days.

She grew to womanhood in her Virginia home and moved to Kansas in 1881 with Uncle Joe and Aunt Martha Flora, with whom she made her home. She was united in marriage with Joel H. Kinzie November 26, 1882, at Appanoose, Kansas. It was there they began their home-making venture which lasted almost 49 years.

They moved to Sterling, Colorado in September, 1891 and nine years later they homesteaded four miles west of Haxtun and lived there until 1919, when they moved into town where they have since resided.

To them were born eight children. They are: Dr. J.W. Kinzie, of Haxtun; Clark W. Kinzie, of Sterling; Mrs. Effie Clark, of Haxtun; Miss Maude Kinzie, of Haxtun; Mrs. Mattie Gale, of Pueblo; Mrs. Pearl Kyger, of Haxtun; Mrs. Mary Schnell, of Filer, Idaho; Fred Kinzie, of Spindale, North Carolina; one foster daughter, Mrs. Agnes Kipp. There are also 21 grandchildren. These, with the husband, Joel H. Kinzie, are all living and are left to mourn the departure of a loving wife and mother. There are also many other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Kinzie united with the Church of the Brethren while a young woman and continued faithful until death.

She and her husband were among the early members of the Haxtun church and they have labored hard to help the church succeed. She was given to much hospitality and always had a warm welcome for all.

She was an interested helper to her husband in his ministry. Though her health had been poor most of her life time, it seemed that she was specially spared to rear her large family to manhood and womanhood. As long as her strength permitted she was an active worker in the Aid society and the W.C.T.U. and was always interested in worthwhile things of life. This is the first death to come to this favored family.

The Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, CO, 21 Dec 1932


Large Number of Friends Gather to Pay Last Respects to Pioneer Who Was For Many Years Active in Affairs of Haxtun

J.H. Kinzie, 76, early settler and homesteader of the Haxtun community, died at the family home in Haxtun, last Friday morning folowing an illness of about two years. Cancer was the cause of death and during the past six months Mr. Kinzie suffered intensely. He had been active in community and church affairs at Haxtun for many years. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Haxtun and served the church in the capacity of deacon and minister over a long period of years. He was at one time a member of the Haxtun town council and served the community in various other capacities in a most creditable manner.

Funeral services for Mr. Kinzie were held Sunday afternoon from the Church of the Brethren. Music was furnished by a mixed quartet composed of Mesdames Lee Bamford and L.W. Taylor and Messrs. M. Mays Heiny and J.D. Birrell. The pall bearers were T.H. Lilly, H.W. Stryker, S.O. Switzer, Frank Amack, W.L. Decker and A.C. Heaston.

Because of the illness of the Rev. I.C. Snavely, the pastor, the services were in charge of the Rev. J.T. Coulter, who was assisted by the Rev. Roscoe Baker. The large number of friends and neighbors who gathered to pay their respects was evidence of the high esteem in which Mr. Kinzie was held by all who knew him.

The following obituary was read during the funeral services:

"Joel H. Kinzie was born at Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, December 18, 1856, and died at the family home in Haxtun, Colorado, December 16, 1932, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 28 days.

"When he was 12 years of age he moved with his parents to Appanoose, Kansas, where he grew to manhood and at which place he was united in marriage to Emily Ann Patterson.

"In September, 1891, they moved to Sterling, Colorado, and nine years later they took up their residence upon a homestead four miles west of Haxtun and lived there until 1919, when they moved into town where he has since resided. He leaves to mourn their loss, eight children. They are: Dr. J.W. Kinzie, Mrs. Effie Clark, Miss Maude Kinzie and Mrs. Pearl Kyger, all of Haxtun, Colorado, Clark W. Kinzie, of Sterling, Colorado, Mrs. Mattie Gale, of Pueblo, Colorado, Mrs. Mary Schnell of Filer, Idaho and Fred C. Kinzie of Spindale, North Carolina, one foster daughter, Mrs. Agnes Kipp, of Haxtun, Colorado, and 21 grandchildren, one brother, D.A. Kinzie, residing at Quinter, Kansas and one sister, Mrs. Louisa Sherfy, of Pittsburg, Kansas, besides many other relatives and a host of friends who will mourn the passing of a loving father, brother and friend. His devoted wife preceded him to the Great Beyond on August 13, 1931.' 

Effie S.Clark, "formerly Effie S. Kinzie" proved up a quarter in 19, 8N 48W in 1914.


Effie Susan Clark, a former Haxtun resident, died February 13, 1981 at the age of 95 at the Bonell Retirement Center in Greeley, Colorado.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 17, at the Haxtun Methodist Church with the Rev. Guy Botkin officiating. Burial followed in the Haxtun Cemetery.

Mrs. Clark, the last survivor of a prominent pioneer family, was born to Joel and Emily Kinzie on June 26, 1885 in Osage County, Kansas. She moved with her parents to Colorado in 1891, settling in the Sterling area.

She filed for a homestead west of Dailey which became the home of her and her husband, Ora K. Clark, whom she married in 1908.

In 1919 her husband purchased an automobile agency in Dailey, Colorado, where they lived until 1931, when the business was moved to Haxtun.

Mrs. Clark was a member of the Methodist church, ICU Club of which she was a charter member and WTCU. Clark died in April of 1950 and their son Grover Clark is now deceased.

Survivors include three daughters, Bess Nelson of Graeagle, California; Helen Nicholson of Greeley, Colorado; Mary Oles of Morro Bay, California; nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Dr. Ed Nelson of Ybylsante, Michigan came for his grandmothers funeral.


In 1910 Clark has a separate household, preceding Joel and Emily- with their Mary and Frederick C.  Next household is Maude C. Kinzie, 23.

Maude proved up 80 acres in 20, 8N 48W in 1915.

Clark proved up a quarter in 23, 8N 48W in 1911.

Clark Kinzie and Agnes Livingston married Dec 25, 1912, recorded in Denver.

In 1919 Clark was a sergeant in Co. I, 3rd Infantry, with 76 men sent to Routt County to maintain order during a labor dispute in the coal mines.

Clark is a real estate agent in 1920 Sterling, married to Agnes L. 31, with Ray C. 6 and Agnes Louise 4.

Clark is a lawyer in 1930 Sterling, and the same four in the house.

"Clarke W. Kinzie" was appointed census taker for Logan County in 1930.

Agnes L. Kinzie Kipp had teacher experience in Phillips County in September 1943.

Ray C. Kinzie - Oct 1, 1913 - Jan 17, 1937 is buried in Sterling.

So is Agnes L. Kinzie - Feb 28, 1915-Nov 19, 1952.

He might be related to Frank Kinzie, half-brother of Emmaline Hackenburg Hinze

Clark, born Oct 4, 1883, died Nov 19, 1952 and is buried in Sterling, with wife Agnes L. (Livingston) Kinzie - July 9, 1888 - July 12, 1984.