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Rita McDermott (#47250046)
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I am a fifth generation native to the Gunnison area and enjoy assisting folks with their genealogy searches. Our local museum has a great collection of old newspapers that I have access to and am willing to look up information if dates are provided.

Please feel free to use any of the photos I have submitted.
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Johnny Wesch
Jacob Pressler
Thanx Rita appreciate the response :)
Added by Johnny Wesch on Dec 31, 2016 1:37 PM
Johnny Wesch
Jacob Pressler
regarding memorial #79556764

Hi Rita, I see you manage the memorial for Jacob, yet it was originally entered by someone else, so Im hoping that perhaps it was transferred to you being a relative? I am pursuing a genealogical lead through the Pressler, Goetzinger, and Kurtz families, looking for a place they conjoin. My ancestors the Goetzingers lived in Alsace-Lorraine but were of German ancestry. The wife was maiden named Pressler. The daughters came to Colorado singly as teenagers to work in a'hotel or boarding house as housekeepers and then married. One married John Kurtz, who was killed in a mining explosion of I believe the Forest Queen mine, in Irwin in 1892. One married John Lamberty another miner of the day, and one married Peter Lofquist, my great grandfather, who was working for Governor Eaton in some capacity. He met her in a hotel
where she was working for her Uncle as a maid. I suspect the hotel was run by the Pressler family. I know a lot of mines built rooming houses for the miners, perhaps it was one such. In any case even a negative reply can be helpful in telling me where not to look ;) Thanx for your time.
Added by Johnny Wesch on Dec 29, 2016 3:27 PM
amys
Trevarthens (cont)
... sorry! I forgot to add "... and the headstone photos, too!" That is hugely helpful to see that all these people have the same style headstone, that's a significant clue. (-: Take care, Amy
Added by amys on Nov 10, 2016 4:53 PM
amys
Trevarthens (cont) ...
Added by amys on Nov 10, 2016 4:51 PM
amys
Trevarthens in Gunnison Cemetery
Hi Rita - I just sent you a bunch of edit requests to link these family members together. Please let me know if you need to see the research I've done to figure this out. (-: Also, I don't know who is responsible for the addition of the grave locations to these memorials --- you or RobMinteer57 --- but whoever added that info, THANK YOU! It's surprising how helpful that detail can turn out to be. Thanks for your contributions to findagrave, and keep up the good work. -Amy
Added by amys on Nov 10, 2016 4:49 PM
Shock
RE: Clinton Judy
You are so welcome. Thank you so much for posting the obituary. Greatly appreciated.
Added by Shock on Oct 04, 2016 6:46 AM
JayWsNana
RE: J S Farley
No, I did not receive anything. Sherry
Added by JayWsNana on Sep 08, 2016 7:21 AM
JayWsNana
J S Farley
Hi! I am trying to determine if this is twin of my ancestor. Joseph Farley was born in 1917 April 15, to Jessie Aretta Rose Farley, his twins name was John Bernard. Possibly born in LaPlata County, CO. Could this be my missing Joseph?? Any help you could give me on this mystery would be greatly appreciated. Sherry
Added by JayWsNana on Sep 02, 2016 9:56 AM
L.Sammons
Smith, Samuel G. -Military Stone
Information to add to above entry:

Documents in Military Pension file give:

Born: 20 Dec 1831 Grafton, New Hampshire

Died: 18 Feb 1912 San Francisco, CA. at

the Pacific Branch Soldiers Home.


Thanks, Loline
Added by L.Sammons on Jan 25, 2016 3:19 PM
amanda allen
Wylie History
Hi,

I am doing a little research on a 1891 cabin we will be staying in during the Christmas holidays. I was informed by the Gunnison Museum that it was once part of Wylie Ranch and the Wylie spur of the railroad. The home is beautiful. Keeping the old cabin and restoring and adding to it keeping the old charm. I believe John Edward Wylie is part of the history and was wondering if you had any info? I love to share history with my children especially on such a special trip.

Thank you

Amanda
Added by amanda allen on Dec 02, 2015 7:58 AM
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