Ira and Pearl Kyger, Charles and Edith Kyger

Daniel Kyger, Danville, proprietor of Kyger's Mill. This gentleman was born in Monroe county, Ohio, on the 22nd of January, 1829, and is the son of John and Mary (Sheets) Kyger. He started from Grandview, Ohio, on the Ohio River, in a flatboat for Illinois. They floated down the Ohio River to the mouth of the Wabash, and with ropes pulled the boat up stream to the Vermillion River, and camped a short distance up that stream. They landed and located in Vermillion county, Illinois, on a farm near Georgetown. Here Mr. Kyger was raised on a farm until he was about eighteen years old. He then commenced to work at the millwright business. In 1849 he, in company with Wm. Sheets, Thomas Morgan and H.T. Kyger commenced the erection of a steam flour mill in Georgetown, which was thr first steam flour mill built in Vermillion county. In 1850 it was finished by Daniel Kyger, Thomas Morgan and N. Henderson and Son at a cost of about $6,000. This mill had three run of stone. Here Mr. Kyger remained in the mill until 1854. This year, in company with Nathaniel Henderson and Sons, he went to Danville and commenced the erection of what is now known as the Danville Flour Mills. This was also the first steam flour mill erected in Danville. It had three run of stone and commenced grinding in 1856. Here Mr. Kyger remained about eight years. In 1865 he came to the present mill. This mill was first built by William Sheets and and Thomas Morgan in about 1833, and commenced grinding in 1834. It was known for a number of years as the Morgan & Sheets Mill. In connection with their grist-mill they erected a saw-mill. This was one of the first water mills in this neighborhood, and drew custom for forty miles around. They first commenced with one run of stone, but soon after had two run of stone. Morgan and Sheets continued until about 1842. In 1850 Henry Kyger became owner of the mill. In 1865 the firm of Kyger Brothers was formed, and continued until 1873, when Mr. D. Kyger took full charge. In 1865 the Kyger Brothers made improvements to the mill at a cost of about $8,000."

In 1900 Danville, Illinois, William Kyger born Jan 1860, married 17 years to Susan B., June 1863, both born in Illinois, have Ira June 1884, Charles Mar 1888, and Leota Sep 1890, all in Illinois.  Susan's brother Gabe Rodgers March 1861 is a day laborer living with them.

One tree says that Leota died May 12, 1912 in Haxtun

In 1900 Logan County Ada P. Kinzie, born July 1890 in Kansas, is with Joel Kinzie Dec 1856 and Emily A. Aug 1857, both Virginia.  Clark W. Oct 1883, Effie S. June 1885, Maud C. Feb 1887, and Martha Aug 1888 were also born in Kansas.  Mary Oct 1892 an Fred C. Sep 1897 were born in Colorado.

Ira Kyger married Ada Pearl Kinzie March 20, 1910, recorded in Logan County.

 In 1910 Logan County Ira Kyger is 25, born in Illinois,  Pearl 19 in Kansas.

Also in Logan County in 1910, Charles, 22 is married to Ethel 16, both born in Illinois, just married.  She's likely the Ethel Jenkins born April 1894, with Lon and Lyde Jenkins in 1900 Vermilion County, Illinois.

On the same census page are William 50 and Suzan B. 40 Kyger, both born in Illinois.  Their daughter Leota is 19, married to Ernest Haworth 25, with Hazel Belle Haworth, 1.  All five were born in Illinois.

In 1920 Logan County William H. 59 and Susan B. 56 have Hazel B. 11 and Edna M. 8.

In 1930 Vermillion County, Indiana (Perrysville, where a lot of Logan County people resided) William H. is 70, Susan B. 66 - and they were married about 1883.  Granddaughter Edna M. Haworth, 19, is with them.

Edna May Snoddy Dunivan, 87, of Perrysville, Ind., died at 10:43 p.m. Saturday, (March 27, 1999) at Provena USMC Logan campus. She was born March 29, 1911, in Haxtun, Colo., the daughter of Ernest and Leota Kyger Haworth.
She married James Elmer Snoddy on Aug. 3, 1930. He preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1960. She married Otis Dunivan on Aug. 18, 1964. He preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1996. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Anna Louise Snoddy, on Jan. 13, 1937.
Survivors include a son, Dr. James (Joanne) Snoddy of Okemas, Mich., a grandson, Ryan (Kristen) Snoddy of Kokomo, Ind.; and a granddaughter, Elise (Lloyd) Ramel of Fort Wayne, Ind.; great grandchildren, Adria and Aaron James Snoddy and Clara Ramel; She was a member of Perrysville United Methodist Church and lived in Perrysville most of her life. She graduated from Perrysville High School.
Funeral Services: 3 p.m. EST Tuesday, March 30, at Shelby Funeral Home in Covington; Officiating: Rev. Larry Platt; Burial: Hicks Cemetery in Perrysville. The family will receive friends: 4-7 p.m., Monday March 29, at the funeral home. Memorials: Perrysville United Methodist Church." (Obituary, Edna Dunivan, Danville (IL) Commercial News, 29 Mar, 1999

Buried in Niccum Cemetery Vermilion County, ILLINOIS are Susan Belle Kyger 1863-1939, William H. Kyger Jan 30, 1860- Apr 12 ,1945, and Leota (Kyger) Haworth 1890-1912.

(William H. Kyger, 27, married Ocie E. White, 26 on February 4, 1895 in Windsor, Weld County.

In 1900 Weld County Wm. H. and Ocie E. are both 32, born in Virginia, with Clayton F. Kyger 5, and Glendale B. 3.  Ocie's sister Belle White, 39, Virginia, is also with them - and they're in Montana in 1910, 1920 and 1930,  two William Kyger families.  In 1913 Wray, Colorado, "Homer Kyger has accepted the position left vacant by Ted Ohler at the J.L Shumaker drug store.  He came Sunday night and is from Windsor, Colorado."   Also in 1913 "Homer Kyger, who has had the position of pharmacist in the Shumaker drug store for some time, resigned the same and left Saturday morning for his home in Windsor, Colorado."

Ira proved up a quarter in 11, 8N 48W in 1914.

Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, March 4, 1920

Lida, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kyger passed away Monday at their home near Dailey, death following an attack of bronchial pneumonia. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the Church of the Brethren, Rev. S.G. Nickey conducting the services, interment being in the Haxtun cemetery under direction of the Radford Mortuary.

The entire community will sympathize with these parents in their hour of affliction.

Ethel Jenkins Kyger born April 27, 1894, dying 1943  is buried in Niccum Cemetery, Vermilion County, Illinois, per 14276409

In 1930 Vermillion County, INDIANA, Charles is a railroad car inspector, 42, Ethel B 35, Verda B. 18 born in COlorado, Mildre S. 15 Illinois, E. Lucile 13 Colorado, a. Charles 6 and Iris J. 3 both born in Indiana.

In 1940 Danville, Illinois, Charles is a railroad freight car-man,  52 and Ethel 45 have Charles 16 and Iris I. 13.

She was the daughter of Alonza Jenkins and Lydia Cromer.

In 1920 Logan County Ira 35 and "Ada P." 29, have Kenneth W. 7, Leonard K. 6, Virginia L. 5, and Gerald I. 2, all born in COlorado.

1925 Haxtun "Dr. Kinzie and Ira Kyger are in Wyoming at present enjoying a hunting trip."

In 1930 Logan County Ira is 45, Pearl A. 39, with Kenneth W. 18, Leonard K. 17, Virginia L. 15, Gerald I. 13, and Emile B. 6.


In 1939 Denver Ira (A. Pearl) is a caretaker, living at 1200 Emerson.  At the same address is Gerald I. Kyger, a machine operator.

Born on the eastern plains of Colorado to Ira and Pearl Kyger, Virginia Leota attended schools in Dailey and Haxtun and worked on the family farm. She met James W. Boggess in Denver and they married March 5, 1936 (records say July 5, 1936) . Three children were born to this union. Her family was her life; she was a fabulous cook, loyal friend, a quintessential lady never without rouge and lipstick even if doing laundry! She doted lovingly on her 5 grandchildren, spoiling and loving them unconditionally; she equally delighted in her 9 great-grandchildren. She was actively involved in her church, volunteering, and crafting. She and Jim enjoyed traveling in retirement and lived several years in Sun City, Arizona. She moved to Fort Collins after his passing in 1989, devoting herself to family and new friends in her adopted home. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Circle Vashti.

She was a sweet, gracious, and generous woman who will be remembered tenderly. We were so blessed by her presence. She is survived by children, Bev Newton-Moore (Jack) of Fort Collins; Jim Boggess, Jr. (Glenda) of Longmont, and Becky Anderson of Midland Texas. Grandchildren, Jim (Lynn); Stacey (Steve); Pat (Denise); Audrey (Warren), and Nicole. Great Grandchildren, Lindsay and Brandy; Steven, Darby and Taylor; Kaitlin, Brayden, Taylor, and Brianna. Sister, Emilie Fulfer of Roswell, NM.

Preceding her in death were husband, Jim; special friend, George Ecret; son-in-law, Arnie Newton; parents; and 3 brothers.

No flowers please; if you so choose, gift your favorite cause or charity in celebration memory of her long and happy life. The family offers special thanks to the staff and caregivers of Columbine West Health & Rehab. We are so grateful for the compassionate and gentle care she received in your hands.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church Chapel, 1005 Stover, Fort Collins, Colorado.


Ira and Ada P. are in Denver in 1960, living at 817 S. Grant. 

Gerald I. (Lillian G.) is a mechanic for Gardner-Denver, and they live at 1184 S. Vine.

Gerald I. Kyger - Jan 28, 1917 - Feb 10, 1995 is buried in Fort Logan.36077807 - so is his wife Lillian G. Kyger - Sept 8, 1915 - Feb 21, 2002.

In 1940 Fairbanks, Alaska, Leonard K. Kyger is living alone, 25, an agent for dairy products.

Leonard Kyger -1913-1983 "U.S. Navy"  is buried in Lynden, Whatcom County, Washington, on a stone with Ann.

KYGER, Leonard K. - Funeral services for Mr. Leonard K. Kyger, age 70, of 315 Kwanzan Drive, Lynden, were conducted on Friday, June 3, (1983) at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Gillies Funeral Home, with Rev. Thomas Carlson officiating. Burial and military honors followed in Lynden Cemetery. Mr. Kyger, who died at his home on Tuesday, May 31, was born in Haxtun, Colorado and moved to the Lynden area with his wife Ann from Anchorage, Alaska where he had resided for 42 years. A retired plumber, he was a member of the Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union Local No. 367 in Anchorage and Elks Lodge No. 1842 in Palmer, Alaska. He was a member of the Lynden United Methodist Church and served in the US Navy during World War II and was also a member of VFW Post No. 9365 in Wasilla, Alaska. He is survived by his wife Ann; a son Peter and his wife Bonnie of Lumby, British Columbia; two sisters, Mrs. Emily and husband Tess Fulfer of Lubbock, Texas and Mrs. Virginia and husband James Boggess of Sun City, Arizona; and a brother, Gerry and his wife Lillian of Denver, Colorado. Memorials may be made to the Lynden United Methodist Church.

Services for C.W. ``Tess'' Fulfer, 83, of Lubbock will be at 4 p.m. today
in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Wood, pastor of First
Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Fulfer died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 27, 1913, in Erath County. He graduated from Idalou High School, and he attended Draughon's Business School. He married Emilie Kyger in 1968, in Roswell, N.M. He moved to Lubbock from Roswell in 1974. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and BPO Elks Lodge 1348. He owned a restaurant in Brownfield from 1945 to 1961, and he moved to Roswell in 1961 and continued in the restaurant business.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Jon of Lake Dallas; a daughter, Jayne Pruit of Carlsbad, N.M.; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Naylor of Roswell; a stepson, Randy Davis of Napa, Calif.; a sister, Lucille Peeples of Lubbock; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, May 29, 1963


Dr. John W. Kinzie, 83, who had resided in Haxtun for the past 63 years, passed away at a hospital in Greeley after a few days critical illness. Dr. Kinzie had been in failing health for the past year, but was able to be up and about. In company with Mrs. Kinzie and their son, George, he was returning to Haxtun from a trip to Lyons. They had stopped at Ault to visit a friend, Mrs. Smith, and while there, Dr. Kinzie became ill and was taken to a Greeley hospital, where death occurred Saturday, May 25.

Dr. Kinzie came to Colorado in 1891 from Kansas with his parents and lived in the Sterling and Iliff communities for a few years before moving to Haxtun in 1900. He was born August 22, 1879, at Roanoke, Virginia, the son of Joel and Emily Paterson* Kinzie. On December 28, 1904 he was married to Miss Winnie Frost at Beaver City, Nebraska.

He received osteopathic training at Kirksville, Missouri and later attended medical schools at Kansas City, Missouri and Los Angeles, California. Dr. Kinzie was a member of Haxtun Lodge No. 154, A.F.&A.M., and the Haxtun Odd Fellows lodge.

Dr. Kinzie is survived by his wife, Winnie, a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Pollock of Denver; a son, George Kinzie, of Lyons; four sisters, Mrs. Effie Clark of Haxtun, Miss Maude Kinzie and Mrs. Pearl Kyger of Denver, and Mrs. Mary Snell of Filer, Idaho; a brother, Fred Kinzie of Spindale, North Carolina, two grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the First Methodist Church with Rev. Virgil Weimer, pastor of the Church of the Brethren in charge. Pallbearers were Lloyd Atkins, Veylord Baker, A.B. Dunbar, J.A. Goddard, Fred Swisher and Reginald Meakins. Roy Fleming was usher.

Music was furnished by Miss Nancy Starkebaum, organist, and Miss Betty Sullivan, soloist, who sang, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," and I'll Walk With God."

The Radford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements and graveside services were in charge of the Haxtun Masonic lodge with burial in the Haxtun cemetery.

Among the out-of-town people who came from a distance to attend the funeral were Fred Kinzie, Spindale, North Carolina; Mrs. Homer Snell, Filer, Idaho; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Kyger, Miss Maude Kinzie, Mr. and Mrs. James Bogess, Mrs. Josephine Pollock and Mrs. Eddie Botel, all of Denver; Mrs. Claude Cheatum and her daughter and four children of Pueblo; Mrs. Helen Nicholson of Greeley; Mrs. Smith of Ault, and Mr. and Mrs. Willard of Wyoming.