Logan County Colorado Pioneers
Joseph E. and Mary (Conley) Dillenburg, brothers Jacob M. and Alte Dillenburg, daughter Elsina and Jake L. Rodgers, 9 North 49 West
Peter DILLENBURG and Sarah ROUDYBUSH DILLENBURG started housekeeping in a log house, a quarter of a mile west of the Lincoln schoolhouse, now known as the SLAVIK place. They were the mother and father of twelve children, all born in the log house. Eight of the children grew to adulthood.
In 1911, Joseph DILLENBURG and family and Jacob (Jake) DILLENBURG moved to Colorado.
On April 18, 1912, Grandma Sarah passed away at her home near Clearwater, Nebraska, of apoplexy. Her body was brought back to Diagonal. Rev. T. S. RHOADES preached at the funeral at Uncle John's house and burial was at the Marshalltown Cemetery beside her husband, Peter. After the funeral, Louetta May and John CLAWSON, Elta and Stoughtler went back to Nebraska. In February, 1913, they all moved out to Colorado.
John E. Clawson proved up two quarters in section 9, 9N 49W in 1916, and the rest of that section for Stock Raising in 1920.
In 1910 John Clawson is farming in Antelope County, Nebraska, 27 with Etta 28 Vesta 4 - all three born in Iowa, and Goldie eleven months born in Nebraska.
John Everett Clawson registered for WWI with a Fleming address, born Sept 28, 1883, wife Etta May.
In 1920 Logan County, next to Joseph Dillenburg, the Clawsons have added Delbert L. 8, Nebraska, Claude L. 6 Colorado, Pearl B. 4 Colorado, and Ruth N. 2, Colorado.
In the fall of 1923, Stoughtler came back to Iowa. Jacob returned to Iowa in the spring of 1924. In a short time, they both went back to Colorado, but didn't stay long. They came right back to Iowa and settled in Knowlton.
In the fall of 1928, Louetta May and John CLAWSON and their eleven children came back to Iowa. Louetta May went to the Savannah Hospital for surgery for cancer, but with no success. They settled in the little square house across the road from Uncle John's house. Louetta May passed away on February 5, 1929. Her funeral was at the Methodist Church in Diagonal and burial was in the Diagonal Cemetery. After her death, John and the children went back to Colorado.
Luetta May (Dillenburg) Clawson 1882-1929 is buried in Diagonal # 11823099.
In 1930 Logan County, John is married to Lavona 25 Kansas. He has Pearl, 15, Claude 17, Ruth 12, Dorothy L. and Doris T 9, Marjorie M. 7, Everett D. 5, and Lavona's kids Junior L. Paper 3 and Hazel 5.
Junior Louis Papes was born April 8, 1927 at Ellis , Kansas to Louis G. Papes and Lavona V. Saxton, and died in October 1977.
John E. Clawson died Nov 7, 1935, and is buried in Pueblo Colorado # 100979598.
Goldia Clawson Plank, 93, of Loveland, formerly of Fleming, died Dec. 29, 2002, in Loveland. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at Tennant Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at the Fleming United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at the Fleming Cemetery
Mrs. Plank was born April 28, 1909, to John and Etta (Dillenburg) Clawson in Clearwater, Neb. At the age of 3 her family moved to Colorado. They homesteaded north of Fleming where her father bought the meat market. She received her education in the Fleming school.
On June 23, 1928, she married John Sibley Plank in Sterling.
She was a member of the Fleming Methodist Church, WSCS, Priscilla Club, Royal Neighbors and Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Plank is survived by sons Bill Dean Plank and wife Jane, Tempe, Ariz., and Russell Plank and wife lnez, Loveland; daughter Betty Kohnen and husband Ralph, Aurora; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 31, 1995."
Pearl (Clawson) Perry 1915-1993 is buried in Portland # 96073997, with Grand Edward Perry 1916-2005.
Claude L. Clawson - Sept 17, 1913-Nov 22 22, 1993 - last address of Morrison, COlorado.
Dorothy Thelma Hicks 1920-1994 is buried in Crescent City, California # 40203723, with husband Raymond Theodore Hicks 1920-1992.
( in 1956 her last name was Cox)
Doris Velma Rodgers born Dec 27, 1920, died May 15, 1993 in Los Angeles County.
Donald Everett Clawson 1924-1992 is buried in Riverside national # 3802952.
i. Charles Walters Dillenburg was born in 1878 and died in 1953 at age 75.
ii. William Nathaniel Dillenburg was born in 1880 and died in 1900 at age 20.
iii. Elsina Anna Dillenburg was born in 1882 and died in 1950 at age 68.
iv. John Peter Dillenburg was born in 1883 and died in 1922 at age 39.
John proved up a quarter in 10, 9N 49W in 1914.
v. Lulu Sarah Dillenburg was born in 1884 and died in 1964 at age 80.
vi. Fred Etta Dillenburg was born in 1886 and died in 1954 at age 68.
vii. Grace Iona Dillenburg was born in 1888 and died in 1960 at age 72.
viii. Eva Jane Dillenburg
ix. Matilda May Dillenburg was born in 1891 and died in 1957 at age 66.
x. Albina Vexdia Dillenburg was born in 1893 and died in 1959 at age 66.
xi. Flonenes Maggie Dillenburg was born in 1895 and died in 1896 at age 1.
xii. Floyd Elmer Dillenburg was born in 1897 and died in 1957 at age 60.
xiii. Dewey Delbert Dillenburg "Twin" was born in 1899 and died in 1957 at age 58.
xiv. Truey Elbert Dillenburg "Twin" was born in 1899 and died in 1922 at age 23.
xv. David Dean Dillenburg was born in 1903 and died in Kansas.
xvi. Terse Gladys Dillenburg was born in 1904 and died in 1904.