Harry Augustus and Ida Esther (Marks) Cook, William and Anna (Marquardt) Marks

John Cook cash-claimed a quarter in 14, 6N 51W in 1891, and Charles L. Cook proved up a quarter in 8, 9N 51W in 1919. (Don't look like brothers to Harry)

In 1900 Valley County Nebraska, Harry is 16, living with his brother Andrew J. 23 and his wife Mary A. 17.

In 1910 Valley County, Harry "Koch" is 25, farming, with his father Jacob D. 59, who's been married 13 years to "Hamash" 50. Frederick 20, born in Nebraska, and then George 9 and Daniel 12 born in Nebraska.

 1910 Ida Marks is with parents William and Annie in Logan County.

Ida E. Marks and Harry A. Cook married March 12, 1913, recorded in Logan County.

Ida E. Cook "formerly Ida E. Marks" proved up a quarter in 17, 6N 50W in 1914.

Harry proved up  a quarter in 21, 9N 51W in 1906, and another in 21, 9N 51W in 1917.

Harry  registered with a Fleming Address, with Ida "Estir", wife.  He was born April 29, 1884.

In 1920 Logan County Harry and Ida have Lester N. 4 and Velma A. 2.

In 1930 Logan County, Harry is 45, Ida 40, with Lester 14, Velma 12, Inez 10, Eleanor 7, H. Merle 5, Arlo and Elmo, both 3.

Harry A. and Ida Esther (Marks) Cook 1889-1981 are buried in the Leroy Cemetery.

FindAGrave has his parents as Jacob Daniel Cook and Mary (Janssen) Cook ) (Buried in Nebraska), hers as William and Anna (Marquardt) Marks (both buried in Leroy)

  Virgil Cook (1914 - 1914)*
  Vern Cook (1914 - 1914)*
  Lester Marcus Cook (1915 - 2009)*
  Inez Ethel Cook Andersen (1920 - 2009)*
  Eleanor Marie Cook Carlson (1922 - 2013)*
  Herbert Merle Cook (1924 - 1984)*
  Arlo Eugene Cook (1927 - 2000)*
  Elmo Armin Cook (1927 - 1999)*


REDDICK ILLINOIS "The Paper"  – Inez Ethel (Cook) Anderson, 89, of Reddick went to her eternal home on Thursday, October 1, 2009, while resting at her rural Reddick home.

Visitation was held Sunday, October 4, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Zoar Community Church, Reddick.  Funeral services followed with Pastors William and Joan Dean officiating.

Burial was in Round Grove Cemetery, Dwight.

Inez was born February 7, 1920, on the family homestead at LeRoy, Colorado, the daughter of Harry August and Ida Esther Marks Cook.  She graduated from North Central College in Naperville in 1941 with a degree in home economics education.  Then she taught home economics and Latin at the high school in Gardner.  While teaching she met Dale Howland Andersen; they were married in Gardner on June 27, 1943.

She devoted her life to caring for her husband, children and grandchildren and inspired all with her loving devotion to her Lord.  Inez volunteered her skills, teaching many of the community’s 4-H girls how to sew.  Many happy times were spent being involved with her local Home Extension group.  She was an active member of Zoar Community Church from its inception, volunteering to serve for various church events.  She especially enjoyed raising Schnauzers, tending her flowers, creating quilts, and sharing her love of reading with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Inez is survived by her husband of 66 years; four daughters, Sharon Halpin (Don Wallen)  of Cornell, Diane (Dale) Seabert of Dwight, Janell (Bill) Satler of Marseilles, Tammi (Kevin) Stone of Tinley Park; a daughter-in-law, Michaela Anderson of Chandler, AZ; two sisters, Velma Richards of Arvada, CO and Eleanor Carlson of Sterling, CO; 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dennis Dale Anderson; a son-in-law, Daniel Omer Halpin; brothers Lester Cook, Herb Cook, Arlo Cook and Elmo Cook.

Memorials in Inez’s name may be made to Zoar Community Church, Reddick.




In 1880 Valley County Nebraska, Frederick is 29, Louise 29, both born in Prussia. Caroline 6, Wisconsin, Minnie M. 4, Iowa, and Charles 1, Nebraska.

Carlina Marks married george A. Nenstiel October 25, 1892, at Leroy, Colorado , the ceermony performed by Frederick Reutlinger? , minister at Leroy, Colorado.

In 1900 Crook precinct, Logan County, Charles is a boarder, born Sept 1878 in Nebraska.

In 1900 Logan County, Frederick 50 and Louise 48 have George 17, Annie R. 14, Lillie E. 11, Elias O. 9, and Roy H. 5.

Anna R. Marks in 1911 claimed land in 9N 53W  -

April 22, 1911 Anna R. Marks married Fred J. Estes, recorded in Logan County.

In 1920 Logan County, Fred J. Estes is 50, Anna 34, with Ruth 5 and Ray 2.

In 1930 Logan County they have Ruth A. , Ray O., and have added Lendyl, 9.

In 1940 Sterling, Fred, 70, with a "Married" crossed out and a question mark, has no occupation.  Fred J. Estes, 1869-1948 is buried in Riverside.


George Marks married Lillian Harvey October 9, 1904, recorded in Logan County.  The ceremony was performed in Sterling by Presbyterian miniser J.E. Aubery of Sterling.

In 1910 George 27 and Lillian 25 are in Atwood precinct, Logan County, with William G. 2.

Per one tree " Elias O Marks (son of Frederick C Marks and   Louisa Nearmyer ) was born 03 May 1891 in LeRoy, Colo, and died 09 June 1915."

Sterling Riverside cemetery records have MARKS, ELIAS FLEMING buried 06/14/1915.

 Roy H. Marks married Mary C. Eskelsen Feb 2, 1916, recorded in Logan County.

Lillian is widowed in 1920, a nurse in Sterling, with William G. 11, Harry J. 8, and Charles A. 41 (feeding cattle at a sugar factory).

In 1930 Charles A. and Lillian B. are married, with William 20 and Harry I. 19.

In 1940 Sterling, Charles 61 and Lillian 55 have Harry I. 29, Cora 25, George 6, Doris and Dora 4.


Frederick 1849-1947 and Louise (Neimeier) Marks 1851-1935 are buried in Sterling

Charles A. Marks 1878-1949  George W. Marks 1883-1919 and Lillian B. (Harvey) Marks -1885-1964 share a tombstone in Sterling. 

Funeral is Friday for Harry Irvon "Red" Marks, 80, of 425 N. Third Ave. He died Monday, Feb. 17, 1992, at Sterling Regional MedCenter.
Rev, Greg Fitch of First Christian Church is officiating for the 11 a.m. service at his church. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Sterling VFW Post 3541. Mr. Marks was born April 9, 1911, in Atwood to George and Lillian (Harvey) Marks.
He attended school in Sterling and began working as a "knock-about" at the Rialto Theatre in 1923. He began working as a projectionist at the Rialto in 1931 and also worked at the American and Fox theatres.
He married Cora Stewart on the stage of the Rialto during the intermission on July 21, 1932. He joined the Navy on March 2, 1944, and was discharged Nov. 6, 1945. Mr. Marks returned to Sterling and worked at the Fox Theatre until his retirement in 1976.
He was a member of First Christian Church, a life member of Sterling VFW Post 3541 and an active ham radio operator.
Survivors include his wife, of Sterling; three daughters, Dora Kindsfater and husband Robert of Sterling, Doris Mock and husband Bud of Ogallala, Neb., and Patricia Lambrecht and husband Eugene of Sterling; a son, Donald and wife Myra of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter- in-law, Pauline Marks of Sterling; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grand children; 10 stepgrandchildren, and 17 stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, George; a brother, William; and a sister.
Chancy-Walters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Contributions to Pulmonary Lung Association or First Christian Church. 

Cora E. Marks, 95, of Sterling, died May 19, 2010, in Sterling. Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, at First Christian Church with the Rev. Susan Barton officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.
Mrs. Marks was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Iowa to James and Elsie Stewart.
She married Harry Ivron Marks on the stage of the Rialto Theatre in Sterling during the intermission on July 21, 1932.
She was a stay at home mother for her children.
Mrs. Marks is survived by daughters, Patricia Lambrecht of Sterling, Doris Mock and husband Buell, Cora E. Marks of Fresno, Calif., and Dora Kindsfater of Sterling; and son, Donald Marks and wife Myra of Tucson, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry in 1992; son, George Marks; three brothers and two sisters; two sons-in-law; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Cora E. Marks Memorial Fund.

George Buell Mock, 90, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Aug. 10, 2012, at VA Central California Health Care System in Fresno, Calif. He was laid to rest at Fresno Memorial Gardens on Sept. 4, 2012. Buell was born on March 5, 1922, in Dailey. Buell graduated from Dailey High School, Class of 1939. Buell entered the U.S. Navy in Oct. 7, 1942, NTS, San Diego, Calif., and served as Yeoman Third Class. He was honorably discharged on March 16, 1946. After the service, Buell attended art school in Chicago. He then moved back to Sterling and found the true love of his live, Doris. After they were married, Buell worked for the U.S. Postal Service; later he started his own sign shop in Sterling. Buell's commercial art talent led him to Ogallala, Neb., then to Greeley, back to Sterling, another trip to Ogallala, and finally to Fresno. Buell is survived by his oldest brother, Cecil Raymond Mock, 92 of Albuquerque, N.M.; wife, Doris I. Mock; son, Delbert I. Mock and his family; Terri M. Mock, Ilyssa M. Mock and Christopher D. Mock, all of Fresno. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Elizabeth (Gabel) Mock, and father, Delbert Newton Mock; also his youngest brother, Richard Dean Mock.

Eugene David Lambrecht, 63, of Sterling, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in Fort Collins. Visitation is Monday, May 31 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Tennant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial is Wednesday, June 2 at noon at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Sterling, with Rev. James Baird officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Mr. Lambrecht was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Sterling to Joseph and Anna (Stieb) Lambrecht
He graduated from Padroni High School in 1958.
He married Patricia Marks on Jan. 26, 1963, in Sterling. They lived in Sterling and raised their family here.
Mr. Lambrecht worked for Excel for 32 years until the beef plant closed in 1997. He then obtained his commercial driver's license and worked for Logan County in 1998.
He enjoyed digging and looking for fossils, bird watching, gardening, and spending time doing different things with his grandchildren, like riding his three-wheeler, hiking, looking at sites and studying nature.
He is survived by wife Patricia Lambrecht, of Sterling; mother Anna Lambrecht; sons David Lambrecht and friend Judy Knap, and Danny Lambrecht; daughters Debra Irwin and husband John, all of Sterling, and Dana Holdren and husband John, of Lamar; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Lambrecht; brother Donald Lambrecht; and sister Jeannette Tscheschke.
Memorial may be made to Special Olympics, care of Tennant Funeral Home, PO Box 1547, Sterling, CO., 80751

William George Marks (son of George Washington Marks and Lillian Beatrice Harvey) was born September 07, 1908 in Atwood, Logan, Colorado, and died August 18, 1987 in Tracy, San Joaquin, CA. He married Kathryn Irene Salyers, daughter of Henry Sylvestor Salyers and Olive Ellen Barrackman.
Children of William George Marks and Kathryn Irene Salyers are:
i.Deloris Irene Marks, b. May 11, 1930, d. June 18, 1930, Sterling, Logan, CO.
ii.+Wayne Alfred Marks.
iii.William Charles Marks.
iv.Janice Arlene Marks.
v.Sandra Jean Marks.
vi.+Katherine Irene Marks.
vii.Teri Lynn Marks.

William George Marks, born Sept 7, 1908 in Colorado, died August 18, 1987 in San Joaquin County, mother's name Harvey.  William 39328717 and Katherine 1913-2003 are buried in Tracy, California.




One tree said William Marks was born September 28,1858 in Westphalen, Germany, married Anna Marie Marquardt in 1881 Hastings, Nebraska.

In 1885 Thayer County, Nebraska, Wm. Marks 28 and Annie 25, with Henrietta 3, "Wodore" - must be Theodore, 2, and Clara two months.

1899 Sterling "Mrs. William Marks left on the Union Pacific last evening for a visit with relatives at Ord, Neb.."

W.C. Harris sold fifty head of steer calves to E.E. Ellis and fifty head of heifer calves to Wm. Marks to-day."

William Marks proved up a quarter in 15, 6N 50W in 1899, and timber-claimed a quarter in 22, 6N 50W in 1903.

In 1900 Leroy precinct, Logan County, Colorado, William has been married 19 years to Anna, born January 1860 in Iowa.  Theodora A. May 1883 Nebraska, Clara A. March 1885 Nebraska, Alvina C. June 1887 Nebraska, Ida E. April 1889 Colorado, Elsie L. January 1891 Colorado, Gustave A. Nov 1892 Colorado, Walter W. October 1894 Colorado, and Oscar McKinley Marks Oct 1897 Colorado.

In 1910 Leroy precinct, William is 53, Annie 50, Ida 21, Elsie 19, Gustave 17, Walter 15, Oscar 12, an Florence 9.

In 1920 Leroy William and Annie have Walter, Oscar, Florence, and Oscar's wife Alma, 25, born in Iowa.

William and Anna are alone in 1930 Logan County.

In 1940 Anna is widowed, in Leroy precinct, on the same census page as son Theodore.

William -1856-1938 and Anna 1860-1949 are buried in Leroy.


In 1900 Richmond County, New York, William  48 and Marion 43 hae Calvin 18, Judson September 1889, Benjamin 10, and Esther 7.

In 1910 Judson Johnson is 21, in Richmond County, New York, a machinist in a shipyard, with parents William 58 and Marion E. 54.

Elsie L. Johnson, (formerly Elsie L. Marks) proved up a quarter in 29, 6N 50W in 1918.

Elsie T. Marks, 23, married A. Judson Johnson, 25, on April 8, 1914 at LeRoy, Colorado.  The ceremony was performed by Theo. A. Marks, Evangelical minister at Beaver Crossing, Nebraska.

Adoniram Judson Johnson, born September 4, 1888 in New York City, registered with a LeRoy address, farming, with a wife and child.

In 1920 Kelly precinct, Logan County, A. Judson is 30, Elsie 29.  They have Melvin 4 and Walter, five months.

In 1930 Sterling, Judson is a mail carrier.  They have Melvin J.  14, Walter W. 10, Benjamin E. 8, Arthur R. 6, L. Calvert 5, Marion E. 3, and Clarice M. 1.

Judson is still a mail carrier in 1940, in Kelly precinct.  They have Ben 18, Arthur 16, L. Calvert 15, Marion 13, and Clarice M. 11.

Adoniram 1888-1953 and Elsie 1891-1980 are buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Sterling.


In 1939, Cal and Beverly Johnson met as students of the Harding School. “The first time I saw him was in a school bus built on the back of a pickup,” Bev said of her husband of 67 years.

They met in the eighth grade. “Locally manufactured” school buses were common in that time. Their meeting came after her family moved from the Lone Star community to “a country mile” from Cal’s family. When they met, there wasn’t the automatic spark, a view of the future with a house full of children. She says the first impressions were not altogether positive. She described him as a tall, lanky boy who liked to be a prankster. “It wasn’t love at first sight,” he said. Almost 70 years since their first meeting, they still enjoy a good laugh between them. She says his jokster, prankster way about himhasn’t changed in their 67 years of marriage.

They became acquainted through social activities such as school socials, church youth activities and pie social. “That’s what you did in the country,” he said. They started out as the young kids, the tag-alongs for older siblings. Cal says in the early days, “She had an older sister, I had an older brother. They kind of went together for a while,” Cal said. “If we did like each other, we didn’t want to admit it,” Bev says. She says sometimes it makes a person wonder why. What draws the attraction between people who appear to be completely opposite, yet develop life-long relationships. “As much as you don’t want to sometimes, you’re drawn (to the other person),” she said. She said it is likely related to shared activities: school, church and community activities. “We’d go to a youth service, fellowship, things like that,” Cal said. “It was pretty much the community events that we attended, enjoyed,” she said. Cal said his realization that something was happening between them occurred between their freshman and junior years of high school. They were married when she was 20 and he was 21 on Jan. 22, 1946. “I was in the Army, got home in January 1946. Mother had to sign for me because I wasn’t 21,” Cal said. Men couldn’t sign There were a lot of tight relationships in the Kelly and Harding area.

Cal says the clear revelation of his interest in Bev didn’t fully hit him until the day he was working on his dad’s car and Bev came visiting with a rhubarb pie, her first pie. “It was delicious,” he says. Cal worked his last two years a wheat field in the New Haven area. Bev earned a scholarship to Northeastern Junior College, but went to work at Platte Valley Title as typist instead. Their marriage started with a challenge; he was still in active duty with the U.S. Army. He enlisted in the Army after his two brothers were in service, one was wounded and the other shot down over Europe. Cal was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, teaching new recruits in Basic Training. “I didn’t like it so I re-enlisted for one year,” he said. He gained a PFC rank when he re-enlisted, and an incentive bonus besides. Their honeymoon was a trip to California to visit family. He continued on to San Francisco, Calif., and she returned home by train. He was also eventually transferred to the Aleutian Islands where he finished his tour in the Army. The train ride west was cold enough it lent to cuddling, she says, to stay warm. Being a honeymoon trip just added to the experience. It was tough, she says, but they were young with very little money. The question many might ask is how can two people stay together for so many years. “The church and The Lord,” is their answer. “One key is having worship together. You can go to church and all kinds of things, but you have to have a personal relationship,” Bev said. Cal agreed; the church and their faithfulness is the glue that keeps them together. He says you need to have a relationship with your wife, and The Lord. “You can’t pull them apart. You pull them apart, you pull the family apart,” he says. Bev grew up in a family of four sisters, Cal had five boys and two sisters in the family. Cal and Bev had three sons. They have lived in Sterling all of their adult life, still occupying the family home he built.


Clarice M. Rohr, born January 14, 1929, died August 22, 2005, last residence La Habra, California.


Melvin Judson Johnson, 83, of Denver, died Tuesday, Jan.12, 1999, in Wheat Ridge after a long illness.
The funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 15 at the Moore Howard Berkeley Park Chapel.
Mr. Johnson was born on Sept. 25, 1915 in LeRoy to A. Judson and Elsie (Marks) John son. He grew up and went to the Harding School and Sterling High School. He worked at the Safeway and Albertson's food stores in the Denver area.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; three brothers, B. Edgar and wife Kathryn of Nampa, Idaho, Arthur and wife Pauline of Sacramento, Calif., and Cal and wife Beverly of Sterling; two sisters, Marion Lynch and husband Hugh of Sterling and Clarice Rohr of LaHabra, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl Johnson, on Sept. 10, 1985; and by a brother, Walter Johnson. 

Walter William Johnson 1919-1975 is buried in Forest Lawn, Glendale California.


B. Edgar Johnson joined our Lord Jesus Christ in Glory on February 17, 2012. A celebration of his life of service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2012, at the Brandt Center of Northwest Nazarene University.

Benjamin Edgar was born to Judson and Elsie Johnson on the family farm, October 30, 1921, in rural Sterling, CO, the third of seven children. He committed his life to Jesus in 1929 during a revival meeting held in a storefront and was called to ministry at age 16.

He earned a degree from Pasadena College in 1943, completing dual majors in history and philosophy/religion. During those college years, he served as a summer circuit minister in Colorado, was involved in the Los Angeles City Mission, was youth director of the Pasadena Salvation Army Corps, and pastor of Long Beach First Evangelical Church.

On February 8, 1944, B. Edgar married his college sweetheart, Kathryn Pierret, who was his loving partner in life and ministry for 63 years. He became associate pastor of the historic Los Angeles First Church of the Nazarene, followed by pastorates in Whittier, Santa Ana, and Upland. Dr. Johnson served as district secretary 15 years and editor of the Southern California.

From 1964 to 1990, B. Edgar served as General Secretary of the International Church of the Nazarene. The role might best be described as the Chief Operating Officer for the denomination, managing the operations of a worldwide church during a period of major growth. He authored Refereeing the Meeting Game in 1979.

B. Edgar's service included: the American Bible Society Board of Trustees, World Relief Corporation, president of National Association of Evangelicals, president of Religious Conference Management Association, president/executive director of the Christian Holiness Association and president of Hands of Hope.

He received a Doctor of Divinity from Pasadena College in l965 and a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Northwest Nazarene University in 2005.

In 1990, B. Edgar and Kathryn moved to Nampa, ID, where he was on staff at College Church of the Nazarene and actively involved with Northwest Nazarene University. In his "retirement," he worked to create ways to bring families together and strengthen the Nampa community. He was instrumental in launching 15 non-profit organizations and coalitions to benefit families, underserved and at-risk youth, and seniors in Nampa. He loved his church, but his passion was to bring together people of all denominations and walks of life.

Kathryn passed away February 2, 2007. On June 21, 2009, B. Edgar married Vada Kellerer and embraced her family as his own. Together they continued to enjoy the blessings of community service and active participation with numerous Nampa service organizations.

B. Edgar is survived by his wife, Vada Johnson, of Nampa; children Lois (Dale) Van Hooser, of Nampa; Jan (Dana) Bonstrom, of Kettle Falls, WA; Elesia (Nat) Maffei, of Fortuna, CA; Alan (Patty) Kellerer, of Arcata, CA; Karen Kellerer of Sacramento, CA; Glen (Debi) Kellerer, of Daly City, CA; Rhonda (Ron Weaver) Kellerer and Eric (Paula) Kellerer, of Nampa, ID; 13 grandchildren, including Adrian (Melissa) Van Hooser, of Kirkland, WA, Alysha (Tim) Schlack, of Nampa, and Logan (Grayson) Belleque, of Pullman, WA; 11 great-grandchildren, including Kathryn Van Hooser and Abigail Schlack; siblings, Arthur (Polly) Johnson, of Fair Oaks, CA, Calvert (Beverly) Johnson and Marion (Hugh) Lynch, of Sterling, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Arthur Reuben Johnson , 88, of Citrus Heights, Calif., died March 16, 2012, at home.
Arthur was born June 1, 1923, to Adoniram Judson and Elsie Johnson in rural Sterling. He graduated from Harding High School.

Arthur enrolled in Pasadena College in 1941 and there met Pauline Gilmore.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in December of 1942. He was shot down over Yugoslavia (now Croatia) and spent the next seven weeks walking more than 300 miles to safety.

Art came home to his sweetheart, Polly, Jan. 5, 1945, and they were married the same day. After the service, Art graduated from Pasadena College in 1947. He went on to earn his master's degree from USC in 1949.

Art had a long, successful career in education, retiring in 1986. He served on various boards and committees, including serving on the Board of Trustees for Point Loma Nazarene University (formerly Pasadena College). He was a churchman at heart, and known for his faithfulness and service to his God and his church.

Art is survived his wife, children, eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marion E. Lynch, 85, of Sterling, passed away Jan. 3, 2013, in Sterling. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, and with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Berean Church, with Pastor Daniel A. Holsten officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Marion was born March 7, 1927, in the Kelley community of Logan County, to Adoniram Judson and Elsie Lydia (Marks) Johnson. She graduated from high school, Northwest Nampa College in Nampa, Idaho, and Pasadena College in Pasadena, Calif.

On June 19, 1955, she married Hugh A. Lynch in Sterling.

Marion was a charter member of the Berean Church, was a member of and state president for the Women Christian Temperance Union, and was a church pianist for more than 40 years.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh A. Lynch of Sterling; daughters, Susan Russell and husband James of Aurora and Donna M. Lynch of Sterling; sons, Dennis Lynch and wife Denise of Parker, Rick Lynch and wife Virginia of Severance, Brian Lynch and wife Donna R. of Brush; brother, Cal Johnson and wife Beverly of Sterling; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and three sisters.

Memorials may be made to Marion E. Lynch Memorial Fund in care of the Berean Church.


Henrietta Marks Grauberger 1881-1987 is buried in Leroy.


Alvine Catherine Marks - 1887-1902 is buried in Leroy.


Gustave Adolph Marks 1892-1976 and Elizabeth (Krukow) Marks 1902-1971 are buried in Leroy.

Frederich C. Marks cash-claimed a quarter in 15, 7N 50W in 1891.


Walter William Marks i-1894-1984 and Esther A. (Schroeder) Marks 1902-1971 are buried in Leroy.


  Theodore married Anna A. Remke in 1908 in Harlan County, Nebraska.

In 1910 Imperial, Nebraska, Theo A. 26 and Anna A. 22 born in Nebraska have Harvey W. five months.  Theo is a minister for the Evangelical Association.

Theodore Albert Marks registered for WWI in Denver, born May 22, 1883, a minister living at 2217 E. 44th Avenue, nearest relative Anna Marks of the same address.

In 1920 Rev. Theodore Marks performed a wedding in Greeley, Colorado.

In 1930 Theodore and Anna are in Billings, Montana, with Harvey 20 and Sylas E. 18 sons born in Nebraska.

Silas Edgar Marks, residing at Denver, born in Mason City, Nebraska, married Ingrid Madsen, age 28, residing at Cedar Falls, Iowa, daughter of Loren H. Madsen and Margaret Hansen, on August 15, 1937.  Theodore A. Marks performed the ceremony.Witnesses were Harvey W. Marks and Julia Madsen.

Theodore and Anna are in Logan County in 1940, and he is the minister.    Silas is married to Ingrid, and is in Elizabeth, Colorado in 1940. Harvey is a minister in Sterling, married to Stefia, 21, born in Michigan.  He was in Seibert, Colorado in 1935.  Stefanie Von Brakel is with parents in Kalamazoo in 1920, and in 1930 she's "Janette"  with them.  In Villa Park Illinois "1941 - Hammond organ purchased.  The Rev. Harvey W. Marks was pastor."

"Pastor, film technician; born October 22, 1909; graduated from North Central College, 1934; attended Evangelical Theological Seminary, 1941-1943; served in various churches as pastor, 1936-1944; began Visual Aid Center, 1945, and continued as President (1945- ); served as Associate Secretary in charge of audio-visual department for the Colorado Council of Churches, 1946; became Secretary of the National Audio Visual Association (1957), Treasurer (1958), Vice President (1959), and President (1960-1961); served as Secretary for Christian Film Distributors Association (1974-1976), and Executive Secretary (1976-1984)."

Silas Marks, per one tree, born August 25, 1911 , died September 8, 1985 in Denver.


Oscar M. Marks married Alma M. Calvert January 1, 1920, recorded in Logan County.

Oscar McKinley Marks of 18230 County Rd. 30, Sterling, a Logan County farmer, community leader, and former county commissioner, died Monday, May 30, 1988, at his home. He was 90.
Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Friday from the First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Ivan E. Rundus, DD., officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside cemetery.
Mr. Marks was born Oct. 7, 1897, on the Marks homestead in the LeRoy community, the son of William and Anna Marie Markwardt Marks.
In 1912, at age 15, he became one of the first members of the Boys Farm Club, organized by the late D.C. Bascom, Colorado's first county agent. As his project Marks farmed five acres of corn and selected one acre from which to take his yield. In 1913, he was awarded a rifle that he kept all these years for the second highest yield per acre.
These projects launched Mr. Marks in 4-H Club activities as a member, and leader. In 1962 he received the Colorado 4-H Alumni award and during the recent Diamond Jubilee of 4-H in Colorado, Mr. Marks was among those cited statewide for 75 years of activity and interest in 4-H youngsters and projects. In 1917, he bought a Flour City tractor, the first tractor in the community, and broke sod for his neighbors. In 1918 Mr. Marks began farming for himself and continued tilling the soil for 52 years. He raised corn, raised turkeys for five years and did mechanical work for others.
He retired from active farming in 1964 and in 1972 moved from the farm to Sterling. He married Alma Calvert, a school teacher, Jan. 1. 1920. The couple's sons, daughters, and grand children were 4-H Club members; some became 4-H leaders. The Marks 4-H Club influence and interest continues today through his great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Marks died in 1969 and in 1972 Mr. Marks married Orpha Smith of Sterling.
During his 52 years as a farmer, Mrs. Marks was active in a variety of community service activities, and was among the leaders in the advancement and development of northeast Colorado.
He served on and was president of the Harding School Board for 15 years (1928-1943). Helped plan, organize and built 65 miles of telephone lines to provide service for farmers in outlying communities and was the "trouble shooter" for the system for several years.
During the years 1936-1949, Mr. Marks built 108 windchargers along with the complete electric light and power plants and installed them around northeast Colorado. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a Logan County Commissioner for eight years (1948-1956) and was on the Logan County United Way Fund committee for three years.
Mr. Marks helped to organize the Northeast Colorado Mental Health Association, serving 12 years as president.
He was a member of the Colorado Wheat Administration Committee for seven years.
Throughout this time, he was active in the Kelly, E.U.B. Church, served as church treasurer and was a Sunday School teacher for 25 years. He also served as a delegate to the United Methodist Church conference for several years and was a delegate at the Uniting Conference of the E.U.B. and Methodist Churches.
His later contributions to communities and people were marked by his intense interest in "Senior Citizens." Since moving to Sterling, Mr. Marks was active in the Handi Ride Bus and 55-Plus Bus programs. He was a member of the Area Council on Aging and served as coordinator for the Logan County Council on Aging Handyman Program."
He reigned last June as grand marshal of the Logan County Centennial Parade, sharing the honor with another longtime county resident, Amy Worthley of Sterling.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, American Association of Retired Persons, Senior Citizens Club, Farm Bureau, Saddle and Sirloin Club, Sterling Lodge No. 54 A.F. & A.M., Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Order of the Easter Star (No. 19) Chapter No.68.
Mr. Marks is survived by his wife, Orpha Marks of Sterling; two daughters, Letha Nantz of Helton, Ky., and Erma Pulver of Montrose; a daughter, Florence Sonnenberg of Sterling; six grandchildren, Marilyn Lively of Sterling, Bradley Pulver of Durango, Roxie Davidson of Lamar, Glade Pulver of Montrose, Ted Pulver of New Mexico, and Julia Looper of Webster, Texas, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Chaney-Walters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


Florence A. Sonnenberg, 91, of Sterling, died Feb. 8, 1993, at Rose Arbor Manor.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Chaney Walters Funeral Home. Funeral service to be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Faith United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald R. Forbes will officiate. Burial will follow at LeRoy Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Sonnenberg was born to William and Anna Marquardt Marks on March 3, 1901 in LeRoy.She attended school in the LeRoy area.
On Sept. 12, 1923 she married Paul Sonnenberg in Sterling. The couple continued to live in LeRoy and farm on the family farm until Paul died in 1949. In 1951 she moved to Fleming and lived there two years. In 1953 she moved to Sterling.
She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Faith Circle of the Church, the Federated Women's Club in Fleming and Sterling, Senior Citizens and Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter Eunice Dreier of Sterling; son Delbert Sonnenberg and wife Joan of Fleming; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, daughter JoAnn Davis in 1981, two grandsons and a great-grandson. 

Ernest C. Marks cash-claimed a quarter in 33, 7N 48W in 1891.

George W. Marks cash-claimed a quarter in 25, 7N 54W in 1911.

Roy H. Marks proved up a quarter in 24, 9N 53W in 1919.

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