Jacob John Mahler and Rose Catherine Knoll

Citing this biography: Boyd, Michelle, "Jacob John Mahler and Rose Catherine Knoll," article, Olive and Eliza, last accessed [current date]."

Jacob John Mahler was born 10 April 1898 in Leichtling, Saratov, Russia to Peter Mehler and Margaretha Müller and was christened at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Leichtling. As a young man, he helped with father on his farm. After the harvest, he would go to the city of Saratov with his father and brother to sell the grain. Then, his brother, John, who had immigrated to America, asked for Jacob to come over. Fifteen-year-old Jacob traveled to Bremen, Germany, where he boarded the S.S. Koln (a steamship), arriving in Baltimore, Maryland 14 July 1913. He brought with him two Bibles and a trunk. He was listed on the ship’s manifest as unable to read or write.

Jake worked to earn money to bring the rest of the family over. However, it was after the Russian Revolution and they were prevented from leaving Russia. Jake tried to find out what had happened to his family but all he ever found out was that his father was killed, his mother starved to death, his brother-in-law was in the army. He never found out what happened to his younger sister, Barbra.

Jake worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and, later, as a farmhand in Kansas. Several times, during the winter, he returned to railroad or to Queen City Foundry in Denver, Denver, Colorado. Jake began working for the Knoll family, who owned a farm in St. Peter, Graham, Kansas, and, there, met his future wife. Rose Catherine Knoll was born 24 December 1905 in St. Peter, Graham, Kansas to John Peter Knoll and Katherine Hoffman. She was christened at St. Anthony’s Church in St. Peter.  She worked on the farm with her brothers when Jake began working for the family.

Jake married Rose 13 September 1921 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Denver, Denver, Colorado. They lived in Denver at first, where they had three children and Jake worked for the foundry. Later, they moved to Ovid, Sedgewick, Colorado, then, Logan county, Colorado (in or near Sterling and Iliff). The Mahlers owned a sugar beet farm at one point but lost it when the beets froze one winter.

In 1933, Jake and Rose got into an argument with one Charles W. Francis, whose mother owned the land that the Mahlers were farming. Francis attempted to place cattle in a field they were farming that season. What happened next after the attempt is not now known but the result was that Jake and Rose attacked him with an iron bar and a pitchfork. His daughter, Florence, stated that her father broke the other man's ribs with a pipe. Charges of assault with intent to kill were filed against the couple 29 November 1933. Florence remembered her mother and brothers visiting her father in jail, so it seems that her father did go to jail but her mother did not. However, no records have been recovered yet to confirm this.

On 25 July 1934, the Denver Post reported that Jake had previously been released from jail by Logan county commissioners and had been receiving county relief. They reportedly released him on condition that he, his wife, and seven children leave Logan county and go to Denver. They arrived in Denver without funds and were given relief by the city. On 25 July, Denver sued Logan county for $1,800, the amount the city spent in relief for the Mahlers.

In Denver, Jake did, at some point, find work, first for the foundry and then for an iron smelter. In 1937, Jake began working for the public service in Denver (working, at least at one point, as a meter repairman).

Jake became a citizen of the United States of America 31 Dec 1942 in Denver, Colorado. His naturalization certificate described him as 5 foot 8 inches with a dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, and a scar from a wire cut on his nose and the left of his upper lip (previous descriptions reported no distinctive marks, such as scars).

Rose died 4 December 1979 in Denver, Denver, Colorado and was buried 8 Dec at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado. Jake died 9 November 1988 in Englewood, Arapaho, Colorado and was buried 14 November at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado.

Jake and Rose’s children are:

1 John George Mahler, born 9 Jun 1922 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, christened 11 Jun 1922 at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Denver, served in World War II, married Bertha Mary Langfield 1 Mar 1949 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, occupation listed as postal telegraph in 1942, an electrician, died 2 Nov 1951 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, buried 6 Nov at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado.

Wife: Bertha Mary Langfield, b. 7 Aug 1926 in Denver to Edward H. and Bertha W. (Sedlmayer) Langfield, m. 2nd Ralph Edward Wilson, d. 26 Dec 2004, bur. Mount Olivet Cemetery.

2 Jacob Adam Mahler, born 27 Nov 1923 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, christened 2 Dec 1923 at Annunciation Church in Denver, married Mary Bertha Ziass 1 May 1946 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, died 25 Dec 2014.

Wife: Mary Bertha Ziass, b. 19 Feb 1924, d. 5 Apr 2008.

3 Josephine Catherine Mahler, born 12 Aug 1925 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, christened 16 Aug 1925 in Denver, married 1) Alexander Leo Perreault 18 Jun 1944 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (divorced) and 2) Arthur Joseph Rodrigue 23 May 1959 in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, a factory worker living in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts at the time of her second marriage, died 25 Aug 1999.

Husband 1: Alexander Leo Perreault, called Alex for short, b. 9 Feb 1920 in Lowell, Middelsex, Massachusetts to Alexander and Mary E. (--) Perreault, lived in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts in 1930, 1940, and at the start of World War II, a laborer at Murphy's Storehouse in Lowell at the start of World War II, d. 8 Nov 1964 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Husband 2: Arthur Joseph Rodrigue, also appears in records as Joseph Arthur Rodrigue, b. 16 Oct 1909 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts to Eugene and Celia (Gaudette) Rodrigue, lived in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts in 1910 and 1930, lived in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts in 1940 and at the start of World War II, a stone cutter in 1930 and 1940, m. 1) Jennette Camille Belisle, served in the Army in World War II, honorable discharged 1 Oct 1945, a craneman living at Lowell at the time of his second marriage, d. 4 Sep 1991 in Denver, Denver, Colorado.

4 Florence Rose Mahler, born 14 May 1927 in Ovid, Sedgewick, Colorado, christened 29 May 1927 at St. Anthony’s Church in Julesburg, Sedgewick, Colorado, married Frank Richard Boyd 4 Jul 1945 in Marion, Marion, South Carolina, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1965, died 17 Mar 2010 in Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa, California, buried 20 Mar at Oakmont Cemetery, Lafayette, Alameda, California.

Husband: Frank Richard Boyd, b. 5 May 1922, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, son of William Henry (Richardson) and Bertha Amanda (Brown) Boyd, bapt. a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1965, d. 8 Jun 1997, Martinez, Contra Costa, California, ironworker, World War II veteran

5 Andrew Paul Mahler, born 17 Jan 1929 in Sterling, Logan, Colorado, christened 20 Jan 1929 in Sterling, Logan, Colorado, married Naomi Bell Kephart 24 Jul 1949 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, died 7 Sep 2020 in Colorado.

Wife: Naomi Bell Kephart, b. 14 Nov 1929, Parsons, Labette, Kansas, dau. of Archie and Cecile Kephart, d. 5 Nov 2002, Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado.

6 Peter George Mahler, born 8 Jul 1931 in Iliff, Logan, Colorado, christened 12 Jul 1931 in Iliff, married Alice Ladene Troupe 25 Aug 1956 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, served in the Navy, died 31 Dec 1987 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, buried 6 Jan 1988 in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Wife: Alice Ladene Troupe, b. 22 Dec 1929, Greeley, Weld, Colorado to Jake and Katharina (Eckedardt) Troupe, m. 1) -- Patrick, d. 17 Apr 1998, Westminster, Jefferson, Colorado.

7 Lorraine Ann Mahler, born 21 Jul 1933 in Iliff, Logan, Colorado, christened 25 Jul 1933 in Iliff, married Paul Donald Barringer 25 Apr 1954 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, died 26 Jul 2017, buried next to Paul 3 Aug 2017 at Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver. Note that her first name was spelled Lorraine on her birth certificate and other documents but, according to her son, she preferred to spell her name Loraine in her adult life.

Husband: Paul Donald Barringer, b. 5 Dec 1932 in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, served in the Navy during the Korean War, d. 17 Oct 2016, bur. Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Denver, Colorado.

8 Michael Elmer Mahler, born 2 Sep 1938 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, christened 2 Sep at Annunciation Church in Denver, married Donna Lee McDermott 28 Nov 1959 in Denver, Denver, Colorado (divorced), served in the Armed Forces, owned a liquor store, died 27 Aug 1999 at his home in Denver, Denver, Colorado, buried 17 Sep at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado.

Wife: Donna Lee McDermott, b. 25 Aug 1938, Denver, Denver, Colorado to John C. and Edith A. (Logan) McDermott, d. 30 Jan 1999, Denver, Denver, Colorado.

9
Janice Ann Mahler, born 19 Jul 1942 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, christened 25 Jul 1942 in Denver, married 1) Ronald Earl Beasley 5 May 1962 at Annunciation Church, Denver, Denver, Colorado, d. 31 Dec 2019 in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, bur. 16 Jan 2020 at Mizpah Cemetery, Platteville, Weld, Colorado) 5 May 1962 in Denver, Denver, Colorado (divorced) and 2) Russell Hale Keithline Jr. 25 Feb 1986 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, died 8 Jun 1998 in Lakewood, Jefferson, Colorado, buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado.

Husband 1: Ronald Earl Beasley, b. 7 May 1937 in Ogden, Weber, Utah to Alfred Dudley and Bernice Mable (Shea) Beasley, served in the US Army with the rank of Private First Class as an Armor Intelligence Specialist in Kirch Gons, Wetteraukreis, Hesse, Germany 1956-1958, worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company 1958 (working in route sales) to 1989 (retiring as fleet maintenance manager.

Husband 2: Russell Hale Keithline Jr.


Summary of Sources

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Photo of Jacob Mahler as a young man
Jacob as a young
man
Photo of Jacob Mahler from his passport
Jacob's passport
photo
Jacob Mahler and others on the back of a train car
Jake (at center)
with others on train
Jacob Mahler
Jake as a middle
aged man
Jacob Mahler
Jake as a middle
aged to older man
Jacob Mahler and a toy train set
Jake working with
his toy train
Magdalina (Mahler) Mildenberger and Jacob Mahler
Jake (right) with his
sister Magdalina
John and Jacob Mahler
Jake (right) with his
brother John
Jacob Mahler showing off a gift with a Christmas tree next to the couch
Jake at Christmas
Jacob Mahler, Florence (Mahler) Boyd, and Frank J. Boyd talking
Jake with daughter
Florence and
grandson Frank J.
Boyd during an
interview
Jacob Mahler as an older man
Jake as an older
man
Jacob Mahler as an older man
Jake as an older
man
Photo of Rose (Knoll) Mahler
Rose (Knoll) Mahler
Candid photo of Rose in a shair
Candid photo of
Rose
Rose with several family members
Rose, probably with
family members at
Christmas
Photo of John Mahler in sailor uniform
John Mahler
John in uniform on a bicycle
John
John Mahler in uniform standing in a field
John, 1944
John in uniform standing in front of a brick building
John, 1944
John in uniform by a tree
Sarah Olive Ennis
John holding his baby son George
John with his son
George
Two girls and Bertha (Langfield) Mahler holding her infant son George
John's wife Bertha
(Langfield) Mahler
with son George
(identity of girls
unknown)
Bertha with her young sons Michael, John, and George
John's wife Bertha
(Langfield) Mahler
and sons Michael,
John, and George
Some of John's family in 1979
Some of John's
family, Dec 1979
Photo of Jake Mahler in uniform
Jake Mahler
Wedding photo of Mary Ziass and Jacob Mahler
Mary Ziass and
Jake Mahler
Jake Mahler
Jake in his later
years
Photo of Josephine Mahler
Josephine Mahler
Josie in a polka dot dress
Josie
Josie and a friend
Josie (left) and a
friend
Alex Perreault and Josephine Mahler
Alex and Josephine
(Mahler) Perreault
Josie and her baby daughter JoAnn
Josie and
daughter JoAnn
Josie and JoAnn
Josie and JoAnn
Arthur and Josephine (Mahler) Rodrigue and their children
Arthur and
Josephine (Mahler)
Rodrigue and their
children
Arthur and Josephine (Mahler) Rodrigue and their children
Arthur and
Josephine (Mahler)
Rodrigue and their
children
Photo of Florence Mahler
Florence Mahler
Frank and Florence (Mahler) Boyd
Frank and Florence
(Mahler) Boyd
Frank and Florence Boyd
Frank and Florence
Florence with her baby son Frank
Florence and her
son Frank
Frank and Florence with a birthday cake
Frank and Florence
Frank and Florence in front of the Oakland Temple
Frank and Florence (Mahler) Boyd,
Oakland Temple
Frank and Florence on a foot bridge
Frank and Florence
(Mahler) Boyd
Frank and Florence Boyd and family
Frank and Florence
(Mahler) Boyd
family
Florence and Frank watching TV together in their home
Florence and Frank,
at home in Martinez, California, Christmas
1995
Frank and Florence in their living room
Frank and Florence
Boyd, at home,
Martinez,
California, 1995
Frank with Florence sitting on his lap
Frank and Florence
Boyd, at home,
Martinez,
California, 1995
Photo of Andy Mahler in uniform
Andy Mahler
Andy as a young man
Andy as a young
man
Andy and a young woman at perhaps a soda fountain
Andy Mahler
(woman on right
unidentified,
labeled Carline?),
Colorado Candy
Company, 8 Nov
1944
Wedding photo of Naomi Kephart and Andy Mahler
Naomi Kephart and
Andy Mahler
Wedding party of Andy and Naomi (Kephart) Mahler
Andy and Naomi's
wedding party
Andy and Naomi (Kephart) Mahler
Andy and Naomi
Andy and Naomi Mahler
Andy and Naomi
Andy and Naomi Mahler and child
Andy and Naomi
and child
Andy and Naomi Mahler and their children
Andy and Naomi
and their children
Andy and Naomi Mahler
Andy and Naomi,
Nov 1977
Naomi standing on a rock in a river
Naomi (Kephart)
Mahler
Andy and Naomi holding hands at an event
Andy and Naomi,
10 May 1988
Andy, Naomi, and Grandma Murray at a party with others
Andy (standing),
Naomi (sitting in
front of him),
Naomi's mother
Mrs. Cecile Murray
("Grandma Murray")
(on right),
10 May 1988
Andy at a table
Andy, 14 Nov 1988
Formal portrait of Andy and Naomi
Andy and Naomi
Andy in his later years
Andy, photo from
his obituary
Photo of Peter Mahler
Pete Mahler
Pete as a young man
Pete as a young
man
Pete in uniform, holding a doll
Pete in uniform
Pete in uniform, sitting in an armchair
Pete in uniform
Pete in uniform, kneeling by a fireplace
Pete in uniform
Pete in uniform, standing by a fireplace
Pete in uniform
Pete on right with an unidentified shipmate
Pete (on right) with
unidentified
shipmate
Pete standing with his young nephew Frank
Pete and his
nephew Frank
Pete holding his nephew Frank
Pete and his
nephew Frank
Pete lifting up his nephew Frank
Pete and his
nephew Frank
Pete on a sidewalk
Margaret (Hardy) & Sylvester Ennis
Wedding photo of Pete Mahler and Alice Troupe
Pete Mahler and
Alice Troupe
Alice (Troupe) Mahler, sitting on rock near the woods
Alice (Troupe)
Mahler
Pete and Alice Mahler and their children
Pete and Alice
Mahler family,
Dec 1979
Pete and Alice and their daughter
A daughter, Pete,
and Alice,
14 Nov 1988
Photo of Lorraine Mahler
Lorraine Mahler
Lorraine as a girl
Lorraine as a girl
Lorraine as a young woman
Lorraine as a young
woman
Paul Barringer as a boy
Paul Berringer
Paul in uniform
Paul as a young
man
Paul as an older man
Paul later in life
Paul and Lorraine Berringer and their children
Paul and Lorraine
(Mahler) Berringer
family, Dec 1979
Paul and Lorraine Berringer
Paul and Lorraine
Lorraine late in her life
Lorraine later in life
Photo of Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler
Michael as a boy
Michael as a boy
Michael as a boy
Michael, 1950
Michael as a boy, sitting on a couch and holding a cat
Michael as a boy
with a cat
Donna McDermott and other grade council members
Grade council
members, North
High School, Denver,
Colorado, 1954
(Donna McDermott
in first row, last
person on the right)
Yearbook picture of Donna McDermott
Donna McDermott,
1954
Yearbook picture of Donna McDermott
Donna, 1955
Michael and Donna (McDermott) Mahler and their children
Michael Elmer and
Donna Mahler
family, Dec 1979
Michael Mahler
Michael, Dec 1979
Photo of Janice Mahler
Janice Mahler
Janice as baby, running in front of a building
Janice as a baby
Janice, probably in first communion dress
Janice, probably
on her first
communion day
Janice holding a cat in front of a radio set
Janice as a child
School photo of Janice, dated 1948-49
Janice, 1948-49
school year
School photo of Janice
Janice in an
undated school
photo
Janice holding her baby nephew Andy Mahler
Janice with
nephew Andy
Mahler
Janice as a young woman
Janice as a young
woman
Ronald and Janice Beasley and their children
Ronald and
Janice (Mahler)
Beasley, Dec 1979
Janice with her children
Janice (Mahler)
Beasley with her
children
Margaret and Sylvester Ennes
Ronald Beasley
Josephine, Lorraine, and Florence Mahler
Josephine, Lorraine,
and Florence,
1935
Jacob and Rose Mahler family
The Mahler family
(left to right):
Jacob, Rose,
Janice, Josie,
John, Andy
In front: Mike,
Lorraine, Pete
Jacob and Rose Mahler family
Mahler family, 1943
(left to right):
Florence, Rose,
Janice, John,
Jacob, Josie
In front: Lorraine,
Pete, Mike, Andy
John and Josie
John and Josie
John and Florence
John and Florence
John and baby Janice
John and Janice
Josie, Lorraine, Janice, and Florence
Josie, Lorraine,
Janice (baby),
and Florence
Josie holding baby Janice
Janice and Josie
Florence holding baby Janice
Florence and Janice
John, Andy, Pete, and Mike Mahler and Smokey the dog
John and Andy in
back, Pete and
Mike in front,
Smokey the dog
Jake holding baby Janice
Janice and Jake,
1943
Andy and Pete with bicycles
Andy and Pete,
1944
Lorraine and Janice as children
Lorraine and
Janice
Florence and her son Frank walking with Pete on a beach
Pete with Florence
and her son Frank
Florence and her son Frank standing with Pete on a beach
Pete with Florence
and her son Frank
Pete and Florence, Florence's son Frank on Pete's shoulders
Jake, Florence,
Florence's son
Frank
Jacob, Rose, their daughter Florence, and her sons
Jacob and Rose
with daughter
Florence and her
sons
The Mahler home in Denver
Mahler home,
Denver, Colorado,
December 1979
Frank Boyd talking to Jake Mahler
Frank Boyd and
Jake Mahler,
Dec 1979
Pete, Andy, Florence, Jake, and Josie
Pete Mahler, Andy
Mahler, Florence
(Mahler) Boyd, Jake
Mahler, and Josie
(Mahler) Rodrigue,
Nov 1988
Pete, Andy, Florence, Jake, and Josie
Pete Mahler, Andy
Mahler, Florence
(Mahler) Boyd, Jake
Mahler, and Josie
(Mahler) Rodrigue,
Nov 1988
Pete, Florence, Jake, Josie, and Andy
Pete Mahler,
Florence (Mahler)
Boyd, Jake Mahler,
Josie (Mahler)
Rodrigue, and Andy
Mahler, Nov 1988
Andy, Florence, Jake, and Josie
Andy Mahler,
Florence (Mahler)
Boyd, Jake Mahler,
and Josie (Mahler)
Rodrigue, Nov 1988


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Transcripts of an Interview with Jacob John Mahler by grandson, Frank Jaycob Boyd  

HOW MANY WERE IN YOUR FAMILY?  HOW MANY BROTHERS AND SISTERS DID YOU HAVE?
Four brothers and sisters, two of each.

WHAT WERE THEIR NAMES?
John and Jake and Margret and Barbra.  Barbara es war die Younge, the little one.

WHEN YOU LIVED BACK THERE, WAS YOUR DAD A FARMER?
Ya, he had a section of land in the old country.  Now how much is a section of land here?  That's four, four, and 160 on each corner, a 160 acres.  Four times six is how much?  24, OK and four times six again, that's ten acres, see, and then the other, that's two acres or three acres, see, it's all figured out.  Mama, she figured all that out.They send over here how many acres and she went in the book and find out what that was.  It was a little more than an acre here.  I don't know how much but a little more than an acre here.

DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR GRANDPA?
Ya, just a little.

WHAT WAS HIS NAME?
Johnnas...John.

WHAT WAS YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S NAME?
Margret, I don't know, I never, she died young. I wasn't even born when she died.

HOW MANY AUNTS AND UNCLES DID YOU HAVE?
Four uncles.

WHAT WERE THEIR NAMES?
Andrew, Mike, and Pete and...I don't know.

WHAT WAS THE FIRST ONE AGAIN?
Andrew.

SO THERE WERE FOUR BROTHERS?
Uh huh.

AND WHICH ONE WAS YOUR FATHER?
Peter.  Did I didn't name that?  Didn't I name that?  Didn't I name Peter?

UH HUH.  WHAT DID YOUR GRANDFATHER DO?  WAS HE A FARMER TOO?
Oh, he had, I don't know how many.  He had a lot of land. Oh ya, he gave my father a section of land, five-hundred and some acres.  That's what we got and we got a pair of oxen and four head of horses, cows, sheep, hogs, chicken, anything and that's what I got my father from his dad, that's what he got from his dad.

YOU TOLD ME BEFORE THAT HE BUILT THEM A HOUSE OR HELPED THEM BUILD HOUSES.
They did...No.  You know them houses were built like that,...what they call them?...a section...or a half-section...or 160 acres?  Whatever they call them.

A HOMESTEAD?
Ya, my grandfather had a homestead from Germany.

HE CAME FROM GERMANY?  YOUR GRANDFATHER DID?
My grandfather did!  No!  My grandfather's father.  They came from Germany!  The Germans pushed them over there and gave them all the land they want.

THAT'S YOUR GRANDFATHER'S FATHER?
Father, ya.  Great-grandfather came from Germany.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT HIS NAME WAS?
No, I don't know.  We don't have much talk about it. So, I don't know what the heck to tell you.

NOW, HOW DID YOU HAPPEN TO COME TO THE UNITED STATES?
My father, he was an inspector.  He was a man, find out what the world does.  Now here, they had a section of land or more and you know we bought machinery and out there the neighbors, I, and the machine.  On a machine, we harvest, we scythe it, we plant our seed, we farm a farm.  And I used my machine, whatever it was and the neighbors used it but they had four or five men and they helped me.

NOW, WAS THAT AFTER YOU GOT TO THE U.S. OR BACK IN RUSSIA?
Back in Russia.  Ya, and then my father wasn't satisfied he gonna give him the money to send him over here.  And, then, when he was over here one year and he says,"Daddy, I want Jakob over here, Jacob, Jake, your brother.  Came over one year and said he wanted Jake.  Ya, he wanted me over here and that's what I got.

NOW, WHAT DID YOU DO ON THE MACHINE?  DIDN'T YOU RIDE ON IT, YOU TOLD ME?
Ya, I put four head of horses on it and I cut the wheat, barley, pats, whatever we had.  Potatoes, the potatoes are stuck on the top, you know, they cut them off.  They used everything and we had the machine.  Plows, we had a plow and put a tractor on the farm.

A TRACTOR?
A machine.

IT WAS HORSE DRAWN, THOUGH?  PULLED BY HORSES?
Ya, some we had was pulled by horses.  The double header was with a machine and one plow.  We had one head of horses on one plow,you know what one plow is?  And the other one was two plows and it had a motor on it. They had a machine on it.

AND THAT'S WHEN YOU WERE A BOY IN RUSSIA?
Uh huh.

SO YOU CAME?
Uh huh.  I was over a couple of years and we had money saved.  We worked in one pocket book, not split.  We had enough money to bring them over here.  Sister and the Brother-in-law, Mother and Dad.  That's four, five of them.  ---------------------------------------

TELL ME THAT AGAIN IN ENGLISH.
Oh, Russia stopped them from coming and Germany.  He went home to Germany.  I don't know how they work that.  You know, he paid to get me back or whoever it was and my Mama and Dad and sister and her husband.  They made us go back.Tell them they couldn't do nothing. We had $4,000.  We had to put $2,000 extra to support and the rest of 'em was for fare and support for coming over here.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THEM?
They took 'em back.  They starved my dad to death.  They didn't give 'em nothing to eat. And we sent them $27,000 now.  Rubles, we send 'em out to bring them over, see?  That would take that much and a little bit more and they had a good security to come over and they stopped and took everything from them.

WAS THAT THE BOLSHEVIKS?
Ya, Bolsheviks. '13 or '14.  I still remember that.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR MOTHER?
They died!  Starved 'em to death.  Well, they were old.  Mama was 70 and my Dad was 80 or something, an old man, too!  Like I am now.  And mother was 70, maybe 75, or whatever it is.  You know they didn't have no way to know.  I had a passport.  I still got it.  Tells my time on there.

HOW DID YOU FIND OUT THEY HAD DIED?
They sent over here, they sent a over. See the dead, they send a document. They let that go through.

JUST A LETTER?
Ya, just a letter.

YOU GOT A LETTER SAYING THEY WERE DEAD?
Uh-huh. And my brother-in-law, they took him in the army. I don't know. We never found out what happened to him.

AND YOUR SISTER?  YOU NEVER FOUND OUT?
No, we didn't know what happened.  You couldn't find out.

AND THEY WERE ALL FROM LEIGHTING?
Uh-huh. I and my brother, we tried to find out what they are, and we had saved money.  See, we wanted to bring them over here.  We went through the Red Cross.  They couldn't even find their names.

SO YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM?
See, we went through all the big stuff, and, well, whatever, the importing, whatever you call them where the people come in.

IMMIGRATION?
Immigration.  We went through there.  Nothing.  Through immigration, Red Cross, Blue Cross, and all kinds of ways and you send a few dollars and you get it but they couldn't get the persons.  I don't know what happened to them, I tell you, when they went over there, then, they brought 'em back. That was tough.

YOU BROUGHT THOSE TWO BIBLES WITH YOU?
Uh-huh.  They couldn't, the government...I had them tied up so they could open them up anytime they want to.  I had some kind of twine on that.  There's supposed to be the name on that when they were bought and when they were made.

THIS ONE SAYS 1871.
Okay.  This, maybe, they broke off.

YES, ONE PAGE IS GONE THAT TELLS THE DATE ON THIS ONE.
Now, here, when you read...Mama, my wife, could read from there.

GRANDMA COULD READ THIS?
Uh-huh.

WHO GAVE THESE TO YOU?
From my home. Ya, and I had them...if I gave them...I never let my kids have 'em!  Oh no!  Well, I would have given them to 'em but they go and look and look and one of 'em says, "Here, let me look at it."  You know, that's the way they do and one says, "Wait a minute!"  And they get mad and,then, they tear 'em up.

NOW, WHEN YOU CAME OVER YOU WENT TO WORK WITH YOUR BROTHER?
No!

WHAT DID YOU DO WHEN YOU CAME TO THIS COUNTRY?
I work for the Santa Fe railroad company.  I went in there.  They say, "Scrub!"  Work all kinds of stuff in the shop.  Sweep it, clean it, and put it out in the box in the car and, then, later on, I got to working and find out what I do and, then, I go out, out to Kansas.  I work one year in that shop steady and, then, Kansas.  Good money!  $75.  In ten days, you had $75.  Okay.  And I went for...and my brother went for...he was out there, too.  And he told me to come on out and I went out and worked for one family there six months, or three months, or four months.  They wouldn't let me loose!  They wouldn't let me go!  We stayed there.  "Come on we got work for you!  A dollar a day and board and room."

HOW OLD WERE YOU THEN?
Fifteen.

AND HOW LONG DID YOU WORK IN KANSAS?
Eight years.

DOING THAT SAME JOB?
No, no, no!  I had two people out there working the harvest and one on the machine.  I had three men out there I worked for every year for eight years.  Thrashed on the machine, you know, the machine you got to pitch the wheat in, whatever you got.  Barley, oats, or whatever you got.  And I done that for eight years and, then, I got hooked with Mama.

IN BETWEEN THE TIME YOU WERE WORKING WITH THE FARMING, DID YOU GO BACK TO THE SANTA FE?
Ya, in the winter time, I go back. Three times the company hired me! Three times! And I worked. I forgot that! Every time I go in and go down to the boss, "Come on in, put your clothes on, come on in!" And my brother got so mad he didn't know what to do. They hired him once and never took him back no more!

WHAT DID HE DO AFTER HE QUIT?
He got to go around some other place. Some other work, big work, heavy work.

BUT THEY HIRED YOU BACK THREE TIMES?
The Santa Fe? Ya! They hired me three times. The same darn boss, the same bird I worked on the machine. You know the machine, a long machine with a table. I built frames. I cut frames. You know them frames, they're broken and they weld them, and I put that frame on the bed. You know that's a great big bed. Well whatever, forty feet long that engine, or whatever it is, and I tie 'em down, and then I put my tools on my cutter machine. And when I get there, cut 'em off -them chips. They couldn't have 'em. You know the firebox go on there, and its got to be smooth. The frames got to be smooth to get the firebox on the engine. I didn't have no trouble at all. Three times, then the fourth time I didn't go back, I came out with Mama.

DID YOU MEET GRANDMA WHILE YOU WERE WORKING AT THE RAILROAD OR FARMING?
Farming. I worked for her mother. She hung on to me, take care of me, let nobody happen, nobody say anything. She was my protector. She had me, and nobody was nothing to do. What she said, and I done that, and that was it.

AND THEN YOU ASKED HER TO MARRY YOU?
Ya, but one time her oldest brother, he was out here, Mike, her oldest son. He says, "Mama, if you was a little younger you would have married Jake! That's what he said.

THAT WAS GRANDMA'S BROTHER?
Ya, Mike, he says, "If you were younger, you would have married Jake." That's how I got my shot whiskey every day!

WHO GAVE IT TO YOU?
Mama...Mama's mother! Every lunch, you know, when you go out harvesting, you get a lunch. Ten o'clock, and two o'clock, you get a lunch, and then's when I got my shot every day!

THEY BRING THE LUNCH TO YOU?
Ya, they were not in the house. They were out in the field and you couldn't afford to chase them guys' horses home. And they stopped, rest the horses a little bit, and eat.

HOW LONG DID YOU WORK? WHEN DID YOU START IN THE MORNING?
Oh, about 7:00...7:30. End of the day, 4:30, 5:00.

AND YOU STOPPED TO EAT TWICE?
Uh huh. We eat. At noon we have a heavy eat. Two o'clock, we got a little sandwich, on a piece of bread with a piece of meat in there, and the same way at 4:00, they had a doughnut or something. You know at that time they baked a lot of stuff, and you got something like that.

AND WHEN YOU QUIT AND WENT HOME FOR THE NIGHT, DID YOU EAT WHEN YOU GOT HOME AGAIN?
Oh, ya! You get hungry. I didn't have no dry clothes on when I got back!

YOU SWEAT LIKE MAD, HUH?
Ya, and my wife, she load the box, you know, she load the box and the elevator, bring it up, and she load it, and I unload it. And her brothers they were on the stack. You know, build the stack. Oh well, that's a long time ago, and a lot of work.

TELL ME ABOUT WHEN YOU AND GRANDMA GOT MARRIED. WHERE DID YOU GET MARRIED?
Where'd I get married? Down in the same place, in the church.

WHERE DID YOU GUYS COME FROM TO DENVER?
Hayes. At Hayes, you know, Hayes. In St. Peter, that was Mama's home.

AND THEY LIVED IN ST. PETER?
Uh huh...No! They don't live in St. Peter, they live on the farm, but they had a little home in there, a little house, in St. Peter. They cook, and eat, and whatever they had to do, and repair sometime. You know they sent for repair and that's where the repair go to in St. Peter.

YOU WENT TO THE LITTLE CHURCH IN ST. PETER?
Oh, ya!

WHAT DID THE LITTLE CHURCH LOOK LIKE?
That was a wooden frame, and they tore it down, and build a brick one, a brick church.

ON THE SAME SITE?
On the same place, but they tore it down. You know them old homes, they got old, and couldn't keep up the repair any more. They didn't hold together anymore.

COULD YOU BUY WHAT YOU NEEDED IN ST. PETER?
Ya, they had a couple stores. Whatever you want to buy, whatever you needed to buy there.

WHY DID YOU COME TO DENVER?
Well see, in the fall, the work went down on the thrashing machine. Well, I had a friend with me, he was a neighbors in the old country. He had uncles over here, oldtimers, old guys come over here in 1912, a long time ago. And he went there, and he stayed there. Well, when it was raining, or bad weather, and we couldn't work on the farm, we went over there. If you didn't go, where we stayed, they always said, "Go over there", and we all want to go, and the whole bunch go over there. They played cards, and they drink beer, whiskey, had a good time. You know, not a rough time, a good time. We came here to Denver looking for work, see.

WHO CAME?
I and my friend. My brother was out here already.

WHERE WAS HE AT?
Right here in Denver, and he came out, an we came out. The third day I was out here I got a job. Ya, three days out here, and I went to a foundry, Queen City foundry. That's on Third and Mariposa, or someplace down there, and I went there three times, and they hired me.

WHAT DID YOU DO THERE?
I worked on the machine. You know what I done, I run a screener, and I screened sand, and put water on it, and put the stuff in there where they make forms with. That's all I did them days, and they all said, "Darn it, how come you got a darn good job, and we can't get 'em?" I got them jobs all the time, good jobs, and well, when I was out there one time, I didn't have no ...... They sent letters to Denver, "Come out. We need you." They tell me what they pay me and everything. Board and room, $75, 10 days, 9 1/2, that's what they usually work.

WHEN DID GRANDMA COME OUT? YOUR WIFE?
Oh, my wife, didn't come out. That's when I worked. I was single then. I worked there a long time, see. Four or five years, then. See when I went out there, and the people found out who I was, and what I do, my people who I work for, he told me who I was, and what I do. Everybody wanted me to go, and finally I go out there, and...I don't know, her brother Mike, Uncle Mike, I call him, he was out there looking for a man, and you know they talk. We were staying there together. Well, you know we were all staying together, looking for work. OK. I don't know what I say. He came, Mike, he says, "You have a job?" I said, "Not right now, but I get one here in no time, in a day, or so I get one." First thing I know I got...girls. I got three girls, sisters. I says, "You going to hire me?" He did! Honest, he did! That's when I got hooked to Mama.

SHE STARTED TO BRING YOU LUNCH OUT TO THE FIELD?
No, she was in the header box with me. In the box. She drove the horses in the box, and I load the box, and unload it.

SHE WORKED OUT THERE WITH YOU?
Uh huh. She worked right there with me.

BUT YOU STILL WEREN'T MARRIED WHEN YOU CAME TO DENVER?
No.

WHAT DID YOU DO, SEND FOR HER?
No, I went out there every year...eight years. Back and forth, all the time. All eight months, I think...in 1920, fourteenth of...you know.

AND THEN YOU GOT MARRIED HERE IN DENVER, AT THE CHURCH?
Uh huh. Oh ya, St. Elizabeth's Church, down here. Oh that priest, he died, but he talked to me, and, that man of Christ, he just fall for me, that priest in the church. And I said, "Father, I don't know, could you marry me?" "Oh, yes", he said, "Sure! Yes! Who ya got?" I says, " I don't know who I got, but I show ya! I show ya who I got!" And then I went out and harvest, and done the harvest, done the machine, and then, I and Mama went on the train. We came to Denver.

THEN YOU GOT MARRIED RIGHT AFTER YOU GOT HERE?
Ya. I came in the day, and a couple days later, I got married.

HOW COME YOU GOT MARRIED HERE, AND NOT BACK THERE?
I don't want to tell you! No, her mother wanted me, and her brothers didn't want me.

OH, THEY DIDN'T LIKE YOU?
No. They didn't like me, and my brother didn't like them. They were against each other all the time. And I said, " Brother, you know when you get married, you got a lot of life! A good life! When I'm like you, you're single. You run around. I don't want that!"

YOUR BROTHER NEVER MARRIED?
Ya, he got married when he was sixty years old.

HE DIDN'T WANT YOU TO GET MARRIED?
No, and I didn't listen to nobody. When I met Mama, and then...goodbye wealth. You know what I say. Goodbye world, and nobody stop me. I don't know we were stupid, all the time, and we were so holy. You know, we didn't know any better, and we had eight kids, nine kids, right away. We didn't have no sense! I know what I done. Now here you don't have to have 'em.

YOU DIDN'T LIVE IN DENVER ALL THE TIME YOU HAD KIDS? YOU MOVED AROUND TO DIFFERENT PLACES?
No. I didn't have to go very far. I had a job. I stayed here in Denver. I worked thirty years for public service. I start in 1937.

WHERE DID YOU LIVE WHEN JAKE AND JOHN WERE BORN? IN DENVER?
No. They were out...John was born on 8th Street, down by St. Elizabeth's. That's where two of them were born, down there. I had a job. I worked for the foundry, Queens City Foundry. And I stayed there a long time, three or four years.

WHERE DID YOU LIVE WHEN FLORENCE AND JOSIE WERE BORN?
Down on Brighton Blvd. I owned a home. I was silly, I bought a home from the state, the county, and I give it to Mama. Her name was on it, not mine, and you know, later on we wanted to go on the farm. And I had $1,500, and I need more, and I asked my brother for $1,000, and he give us that, and I give him that darn mortgage, that house. And it was bad years then, '17 or '18, whenever it was, or '32 or something like that, and he took the house away from me.

BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T PAY HIM BACK? THE FARM DIDN'T DO VERY WELL?
No!

WHERE WAS THE FARM?
Down at Ovid, Jewelsburg, and all them little places.

WAS THERE JUST ONE FARM?
One farm, twenty acres of beets, frozen. Look at the money. There's where I lost...hog.

THE BEETS FROZE ON YOU?
Uh huh.

THAT WAS IN OVERTON?
Uh huh.

WHAT WERE YOU DOING IN JEWELSBURG?
That's not in Julesburg, was out on the farm all the time. That's just the territory, or something like that. That's what broke my neck! I had enough beets out to pay the company first. You know, that darn Great Western. You know what I'm talking about. It's the seed. You know you got quite a bit of seed, and you had enough beets sold, topped, to pay the bills, the little bills. No matter what we had of the seed and the money. If we had another check coming, and that would be ours. That shut us off.

HOW LONG DID YOU HAVE THE FARM?
One year and I quit. I had to quit. I couldn't. He took everything away, my brother. And then he took it and farmed himself, and he went broke on the deal.

WHERE DID YOU GO AFTER YOU LEFT THE FARM?
To Denver.

DID YOU START WORKING FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE THEN?
No. Not right now. I worked for a foundry. I go to the foundry. When I got experience in the foundry, then you go back there.

THE SAME ONE?
The same one, Queens City Foundry. Ya, heck ya, it's all in life.

AND THEN YOU QUIT THE FOUNDRY AFTER A WHILE?
I went for the smelter. See, I got more money over there, and I quit the foundry, and they say, "When you're ready, come back!" I went to the smelter.

WHAT KIND OF SMELTER WAS IT?
Smelter! Where they heat iron. We make rails, and stuff like that.

AN IRON SMELTER, THEN?
Ya, that was a big thing, and I got so far they give me a foreman on that job. You know when the piece of iron go through a roller, they rolled it. They're not pressed or pushed. They go in there, and the machine pulls it through, and I pulled through a couple of them, and I hot a good job out of it, and I made good money.

AND YOU WORKED THERE FOR A WHILE?
And then I went around and looked. I got a friend, worked for the public service. And then he said, "If you're in there once, you'll never quit, you never laid off, or nothing."

WHAT DID YOU DO WHEN YOU STARTED FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE? WHAT DID THEY HIRE YOU TO DO?
Sweep the floor, until they know! Then I got on a machine. It didn't take me long on the machine. Every time I go in a shop, I work on a machine. When I was fourteen years, or fifteen years old. The first job I had was on a machine.

WAS THAT FOR THE SANTA FE?
Santa Fe, ya. And I was on a machine all the time.

DID THEY TEACH YOU HOW TO RUN THE MACHINE?
No! They put you over with four men, or five men, that's according to what kind of heavy job you got. Then you learn. They keep you on there, and then they find out. The first man on the roll, that's the big job, and then the second one, and the third one, and the fourth one, and the fifth one. I was the fifth one. In three months, I was the first one. That's what made me higher! I worked on the machines all the time.

WHEN YOU CAME TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE, THEY HAD YOU SWEEPING. DID THEY HAVE YOU DIG DITCHES?
No! Sweep the floors. What they got them engines, and they tear 'em down, and put new jackets on. Sometimes new pipes in their flue, and I done that for three months, and I got a new job, and I stayed there a long time.

WHEN DID YOU DIG DITCHES?
Ditches? When I worked for the U.P. You know, I worked there, and I go out eight hours, you know, and I wasn't satisfied, and I go out, and find me a job, and I dig ditches, and put popes in people's houses for gas.

WAS THAT IN DENVER?
No, here in Denver.

THAT WAS BEFORE YOU WORKED FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE?
No! That's when I worked for the public service. That was extra work. Ya, I never was satisfied.

YOU WANTED TO WORK SOME MORE?
And I did. Worked for long time. And when I started work for the public service, I bought a home. See, with all this foolin' around, work here and there, I priced it, you know, I saved it, and I had $1,000, and I paid for my home.

THIS ONE? YOU BOUGHT THIS HOME ON HUMBOLDT STREET WITH THAT $1,000?
Downtown, not this one. Down on Brighton Blvd., down there.

AND THEN YOU BOUGHT THAT ONE?
And then I looked around, and I wanted more, another home. I didn't like that home I had, five rooms, and no porch or anything. I walked down, you know.

AND YOU BOUGHT THIS HOUSE IN 1937?
Uh huh.

HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY FOR THIS HOUSE?
$1,000, not too much. $1,000, and I paid it off in four years. I didn't have to pay no...that was city and county. I bought that from the city and county. The people died, and they didn't leave nothing here, and everything went to the county.

IT WAS REPOSSESSED, THEN?
Ya, and I found that out. I had people read that to me, see. I say, "I'm gonna get that! Oh ya, get that!"

HOW OLD WAS THIS HOUSE? WAS IT AN OLD HOUSE WHEN YOU BOUGHT IT?
Ya. This house is a hundred years old. OK. In 1937, and I bought the place. In four years I paid it off. My wife had a house. I give her all. I was foolish to do that. See, when she got old, and died, you know, I had it paid. I had to buy this house, not the house, but a paper. Cost me a hundred and some dollars to get it in my name. See, I'd saved that hundred, and but I didn't have it on there. She had it. Mama go do what she wants. That was my trouble. do what she wants, and she did.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR BROTHER THAT LIVED HERE?
He died.

WHEN?
I don't know. A long time ago. He got that house down there where I was in. He chased me out. Well, the law. He didn't do it. But I'm sorry, he drove us out. Nothing we could do. We signed it.

HE CAME FROM RUSSIA THE YEAR BEFORE YOU?
Uh huh.

FROM LEIGHTING?
Leighting...Leighting. We had three or four different guys here. My cousin, he went to South America. See, my Dad's brothers son got his share, what my Dad got. Them old people they stick together. His son got what I got, by my Dad got. He stepped in his Dad's place, and got what my Dad got, and then, he sold that, all that stuff, and went to South America. See, he had friends, you know, with his wife, he talked about it, and he done it, and he went over there, three years, and he came home with all kinds of money.

ALL YOUR AUNTS AND UNCLES LIVED RIGHT THERE IN RUSSIA WITH YOU?
Ya, all in one block. See, them people, when they bought, they bought not one, they bought the whole block........three sons. One son stays with their father, and them other two, three, they have to find a home for them, and that's what they done. They bought a half a block or more, whatever it took. The sons bought it. That's what they done.

NOW, WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE, YOU WERE ON THE FARM. DID YOU HAVE A HOUSE IN THE TOWN, TOO?
We had a house in the town. A nice house, big one.

WHAT WAS IT MADE OF?
Lumber, and inside, plaster. Mud and stone. I don't know if you ever heard of that or not, but that's what they had. You know, they used them squares.

BLOCKS?
4 x 6, or 4 x 8, or 4 x 12. You know, big logs, they had, and then they put 'em together like that.

CRISSCROSSED?
Uh huh. And they filled them up, and then they go inside, and take a hammer, and there was a point, and they hit the maul, and they made a hole in there, and put a peg in there.

AND IT WAS PEGGED TOGETHER THAT WAY?
Ya, and then they put the mud on there on the inside, and the straw. And then they...we had white paint. Go out there, and dig it, and clean it off. You can make paint out of it, and they paint that inside with the white paint, and they put the plaster on, a fine stuff, all kinds of stuff in there, and when they peg it, it stays there forever.

THEY PUT PLASTER OVER THE MUD?
Uh huh, little plaster, mud.

AND IT WAS A BIG HOUSE?
Ya.

HOW MANY BEDROOMS DID YOU HAVE?
We had four bedrooms, and our house was big. I don't know, forty or fifty feet long.

DID YOU GO BACK TO THAT WHEN YOU WERE FINISHED FARMING EACH DAY?
In the winter time, ya. In the summer time, too, when you didn't have nothing to do anymore on the farm. See, you farm, and then you got a stall in May, first of May, a holy month. Russia had churches...day in and day out in May, and that's what my people had, too. They didn't go to work or nothing unless you had to have work, then you have to go to work, but if you don't, then you didn't have to.

YOU DIDN'T WORK IN MAY UNLESS YOU HAD TO?
No. That was a holy day. You got to go to church. You got to church. Your Mother and Father, they wouldn't do that, leave you at home. No! You didn't have to dress up. You go to work out in the farm, take that clothes off, and you had extra old clothes, heavy clothes, put it on, and go to church.


HOW MAY PEOPLE LIVED AROUND YOU THERE, A LOT OF PEOPLE OR JUST A LITTLE BIT?
No! A lotta people. Oh my, ya. We had three....lines. Three rows on each side was full of houses. And people in there. We had two houses on each street.

AND HOW MANY STREETS?
Three.

SO THERE WERE SIX HOUSES?
Six houses. Six houses, and they were a mile or more long. Well, their houses were fifty feet long.

HOW CLOSE WAS YOUR NEAREST NEIGHBOR?
Neighbor. No place.

HOW LONG WERE THE BLOCKS?
Uh, no, they were just as long, or a little longer than these here.

AND THERE WERE SIX HOUSES, TWO ON EACH BLOCK?
Ya.

AND THAT WAS THE WHOLE TOWN?
They only had two families. My father had three sons, and they were on that block. And the neighbor had two sons. They were on that block.

AND THAT WAS IT?
That's it. And the side had the same thing. And wherever they had a family, they go out, they have a block.

HOW MANY FAMILIES WERE THERE IN THE TOWN? JUST A FEW?
Not very many. No, well quite a few anyhow.

AND THE LITTLE TOWN, DID THEY HAVE STORES AND THINGS?
Ya, we had a store where you buy...buy something to eat, and then they had something where you buy yard goods, see. And when you make a lot, and good stuff, you know, you go to town. Big town. Was fifty miles from us, and they go in there, and they buy our, sell our grain in there. They put four sacks of grain on the wagon behind two head of horses, and take it to town, that's fifty miles. Take 'em two days. They go one afternoon, and go until the next day at noon. We used the cool weather. We don't want to go in the afternoon. It's too hot.

SO THEY STOPPED FOR THE NIGHT, AND GO THE NEXT DAY?
Go the next day. And you buy everything you want. You buy the leather for shoes. You buy the clothes.

DID YOU MAKE YOUR OWN SHOES?
No, they had a regular man in town, he made them. Had two men. Two full paid men, apprentice, two apprentices. They learn how to make a shoe.

HOW OFTEN DID YOU GO TO TOWN?
We were in town! After we get off, we go to town. We had our house, barn, horses, cows, chickens, hogs, all in town. We had a long, well that was fifty feet, our lot. They had barns in there. Sections where we had hogs, little places. We had the hogs in someplace. We had the sheep someplace. The cows someplace, and the horses someplace.

WHERE YOU GREW THE GRAIN WAS OUT OF TOWN? WHERE YOU SOLD IT?
We had a grainery. You know what a grainery is.

YOU HAD TO TAKE THE WHEAT SOMEWHERE ELSE TO SELL IT, THEN?
Uh, ya.

WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE PLACE YOU TOOK IT TO?
Uh, Saratov......was on fifty miles. Saratov was a hundred and fifty miles.

DID YOU GO THERE VERY MUCH?
Ya, when they had a nice wheat. They clean it, fix it up, and put it in a sack. They drive it in there. They get more money.

DID YOU GO TO SARATOV?
Saratov and ___________. That was the name. I went with my brother. The brother was in the front wagon, and I had my wagon behind him. I had to follow him. My father was over there in the front with the big horse. I call him the big brother, you know, and I followed him. You know them horses, they were trained. They never go out of the line. They just follow the wagon, and all you have to do, you want to stop, is hold your line a little.

HOW OFTEN DID YOU HAVE GRAIN TO TAKE OVER THERE TO SELL?
In the winter time, two or three times, according to how much grain you have to sell.

TWO OR THREE TIMES IN THE WINTER?
Uh huh. That's where you got your money, and your living. Then you save so much grain for seed, in the spring. That's a long time ago. I remember, when my brother went over. My father says, "Jacob, what your brother did, that's what you're going to do!" And don't no mistake, ask me. Don't do it without asking, if you don't know. If you know, keep on going."

HOW COME YOUR BROTHER DECIDED TO LEAVE THE FARM AND COME TO THE U.S.?
That's not my brother, that was my father! He done that. He wanted to know what's going on! Ya, he says, "Go over there!" He gave him the money to go. Cost him $200, I think. At that time that was a lot of money, and the he was over here, and he liked it."

WHAT WAS IT LIKE COMING OVER IN THE BOAT?
Oh ya, good!

WHAT DID THE BOAT LOOK LIKE?
It's a great big boat! I had it on the paper.

A STEAMSHIP?
A steamship, a great big one. There were three certain men on there, the married men, the single men, and the family men. They were all on the ship together, and each people had their own place on the ship where they go. They don't go all together. Single men and married, all were separated. If you were married, you go in the married business.

WERE THERE ALL GERMANS ON THE SHIP?
Almost all, ya! Almost all the time, them people they worked together more than they do now. My father he hired somebody. They took me to the railroad, 35 miles. 35 miles I had to go to the railroad.  I go to the train, go through Russia, and through Germany, and to the water.

WHERE DID YOU GET THE BOAT AT?
In Baltimore!

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO COME ACROSS THE OCEAN?
Seventeen days.

THEY GAVE YOU FOOD TO EAT AND EVERYTHING?
Food to eat and everything.

DID YOU GET SICK?
I didn't get sick, but I wasn't far from it, either. My father gave me a little whiskey with me...vodka. I didn't take too much, just a shot if you feel really bad.

DID YOU MAKE THAT?
I brought it from home. They bought it cheap - two or three cents for a gallon.

SO YOU TOOK THAT, AND IT KEPT YOU FROM GETTING SICK?
Uh huh.

WHAT DID YOU DO ON THE BOAT?
Nothing, walk around. They had the sailors with you all the time, and you go on the rail, and look there, and they watched you. If you done too much, they come and tell you to stay away. They go there and look down.

WAS THE WEATHER PRETTY GOOD COMING ACROSS?
We had one or two days of bad weather. Wind, rain, ice in the summer time! That was a nice trip, and they eat. Every day you got your plates, and they give it to you, and you have to keep it, and when every day come. The eats came in the morning and at noon. You take your plate, and go alone, and they fill it. Whatever you want. You say it's enough, and they quit. You say put more in, and they put more in.

AND THAT WAS THREE TIMES A DAY YOU GOT FED?
Two times a day. In the morning, and in the afternoon. People didn't, they laid a long time. You eat heavy, and they give you sometime baked stuff, doughnuts, whatever they make.

WERE YOU GLAD TO SEE LAND AGAIN?
Ya, we came to Philadelphia first. That's where we landed first, but we couldn't get off. We had to go to Baltimore. They let the men off to buy tickets where we go.

YOU DIDN'T SPEAK ANY ENGLISH, DID YOU?
No, just German.

THE GUYS ON THE BOAT SPOKE GERMAN?
Ya.

DID YOU STOP AT ELLIS ISLAND IN NEW YORK?
No. Philadelphia, and then to Baltimore. See those bunch of people go there. They had a load of heavy weight on the bottom. Pipes, four feet or six feet, and they took them off. They had to put the weight on to keep the people balanced.

WAS YOUR BROTHER THERE WAITING FOR YOU AT BALTIMORE?
No.

WHAT DID YOU DO WHEN YOU GOT OFF THE SHIP?
I went to Baltimore, and then I went out to Denver.

AND YOUR BROTHER WAS THERE?
__________________and then we went to harvest, and then we went back to Denver. That's a lot of things, how you get over here, and how you have to do things. Feed yourself. You have to wash your clothes. They give you hot water, but you got to wash it yourself, your soap.

HOW MUCH STUFF DID YOU BRING OVER WITH YOU?
I had quite a bit of stuff. I got a trunk. Out there is the lid for my trunk. The trunk is downstairs. I had it down there in the basement. All at once I thought, I'm gonna do that. I'm gonna get up, and go open it up, and clean it out, and fix it up, and I did. And I got the lid, the top, the lid. It's up here on the porch.

CAN I SEE THE TRUNK?
Ya!

LET'S GO SEE THE TRUNK!


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Notes taken by Alice C. Boyd of Florence (Mahler) Boyd's memories and knowledge of her family:

Notes taken of Florence (Mahler) Boyd's recollections

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St. Anthony Church, St. Peter, Graham, Kansas

Baptismal record of Rosa Knoll
Baptism,
Rosa Knoll,
24 Dec 1905

St. Elizabeth's Church, Denver, Denver, Colorado

Certificate of marriage of Jacob Mahler and Rosa Knoll
Marriage,
Jacob Mahler and
Rosa Knoll,
13 Sep 1921
Baptismal record of Joannes Mahler
Baptism,
Joannes Mahler,
11 Jun 1922

Annunciation Church, Denver, Denver, Colorado

Baptismal record of Jacob Mahler
Baptism,
Jacob Mahler,
2 Dec 1923
Baptismal record of Josephine Mahler
Baptism,
Josephine Mahler,
16 Aug 1925
First communion certificate of Florence Boyd
First communion,
Florence Mahler,
24 May 1936
Baptismal record of Michael Elmer Mahler
Baptism,
Michael Elmer
Mahler,
2 Sep 1938
Baptismal record of Janice Ann Mahler
Baptism,
Janice Ann Mahler,
25 Jul 1942

St. Anthony's Church, Julesburg, Sedgwick, Colorado

Baptismal record of Florence Rose Mahler
Baptism,
Florence Rose
Mahler,
29 May 1927

Source: Photocopies of church records from the files of Darryl W. Boyd.


Event Type    Census
Name    Alfred D Beasley
Sex    Male
Event Date    1940
Birth Date    1906
Birthplace    Slaterville, Utah
Relationship to Head of Household    Head

Event Type    Census
Name    Bernice Shea Beasley
Sex    Female
Event Date    1940
Birth Date    1905
Birthplace    Calhan, Colorado
Relationship to Head of Household    Wife

Event Type    Census
Name    Delbert Beasley
Sex    Male
Event Date    1940
Birth Date    1936
Birthplace    Rock Springs, Wyoming
Relationship to Head of Household    Son

Event Type    Census
Name    Ronold Beasley
Sex    Male
Event Date    1940
Birth Date    1937
Birthplace    Ogden, Utah
Relationship to Head of Household    Son


Source: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:8H91-5C3Z : 17 March 2021), Ronold Beasley in entry for Alfred D Beasley, 1940.


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Chelmsford Birth Register

Birth record of Joseph Arthur Rodrigue
Joseph Arthur
Rodrigue,
16 Oct 1909

Source: Chelmsford (Massachusetts) vital records (1843-1910) and indexes (1843-1910), Birth index 1843-1910; marriage index 1844-1910; death index 1852-1910; register v. 2: B 1843-1870, M 1844-1853, D 1844-1861; marriage register 1854-1886; volume 3 of: B 1871-1899, M 1887-1900, D 1862-1900; volume 4 of: B 1900-1910, M 1901-1910, D 1901-1910, FHL film 2217570, image 27 of 76. Available at Familysearch.


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Denver County Marriages

Marriage record of Ralph Edward Wilson and Bertha Mary Mahler
Ralph Edward
Wilson and Bertha
Mary Mahler,
10 Oct 1953
Marriage record of Paul D. Barringer and Loraine A. Mahler
Paul D. Barringer
and Loraine A.
Mahler,
25 Apr 1954
Marriage record of Peter G. Mahler and Alice L. Patrick
Peter G. Mahler
and Alice L. Patrick,
25 Aug 1956
Marriage record of Michael E. Mahler and Donna Lee McDermott
Michael E. Mahler
and Donna Lee
McDermott,
28 Nov 1959
Marriage record of Ronald Beasley and Janice Mahler
Ronald Beasley and
Janice Mahler,
5 May 1962

Source: Ancestry.com. Colorado, U.S., Select County Marriages, 1863-2018 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2020.


New Hampshire Marriage Records

Marriage record of Arthur Joseph Rodrigue and Josephine Catherine Perreault
Arthur Joseph
Rodrigue and
Josephine Catherine
Mahler,
23 May 1959

Source: Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, U.S., Marriage Records, 1700-1971 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2021. Original data:New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1700-1971. New Hampshire Department of Health, Concord, New Hampshire.


Nevada Marriage Index

Name: Janice A Beasley
Gender: Female
Residence State: Colorado
Spouse: Russell H Keithline Jr
Spouse Residence State: Colorado
Marriage Date: 25 Feb 1986
Marriage City: Reno
Officiant Type: Religious celebrant
Recorded Date: 3 Mar 1986
Recorded City: Reno
Book: 817
Page: 766
Instrument number: 134553

Source: Ancestry.com. Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. (Also found at https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VVQM-HVK).


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Denver Post
(Denver, Colorado)

Article: "Pitchfork Attack Brings Charges"
29 November 1933
Article: Denver Sues to Recover Relief Spent on Family"
25 July 1934

Cleveland Morning Leader
(Cleveland, Ohio)

Birth announcement for a son of Alfred D. and Bernice Shea Beasley
16 May 1937

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The Russian Passport of Jacob Mahler

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Source: Passport of Jakob Mahler, issued at Saratov, Russia, 20 May 1913.


Passenger List for the Köln, sailing from Bremen to Baltimore, 1913

Passengers' list, including Jakob Mahler
Passengers' list,
including an entry
for Jakob Mahler

Source: Photocopy of a passenger list from the files of Darryl W. Boyd.


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Naturalization papers for Jacob Mahler

Declaration of intention of Jacob Mahler
Declaration of
intention, page 1
Declaration of intention of Jacob Mahler
Declaration of
intention, page 2
Petition for naturalization of Jacob Mahler
Petition for
naturalization
Certificate of naturalization of Jacob Mahler
Certificate of
intention

Source: Photocopies of naturalization records from the files of Darryl W. Boyd.


World War II Army Enlistment Records

NAME:    Jacob A Mahler
BIRTH YEAR:    1923
RACE:    White, citizen (White)
NATIVITY STATE OR COUNTRY:    Colorado
STATE OF RESIDENCE:    Colorado
COUNTY OR CITY:    Denver
     
ENLISTMENT DATE:    28 Jun 1943
ENLISTMENT STATE:    Colorado
ENLISTMENT CITY:    Denver
BRANCH:    No branch assignment
BRANCH CODE:    No branch assignment
GRADE:    Private
GRADE CODE:    Private
TERM OF ENLISTMENT:    Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
COMPONENT:    Selectees (Enlisted Men)
SOURCE:    Civil Life
     
EDUCATION:    3 years of high school
MARITAL STATUS:    Single, with dependents
HEIGHT:    24
WEIGHT:    443

Source: National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; ARC: 1263923. World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park. College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.


U.S. Veterans Gravesites

Name: Peter G Mahler
Service Info.: SW2 US NAVY KOREA
Birth Date: 8 Jul 1931
Death Date: 31 Dec 1987
Service Start Date: 13 Oct 1950
Interment Date: 6 Jan 1988
Cemetery: Ft. Logan National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 4400 West Kenyon Avenue Denver, CO 80236
Buried At: Section V Site 1701

Name: Alice L Mahler
Service Info.: SW2 US NAVY
Birth Date: 22 Dec 1929
Death Date: 17 Apr 1998
Relation: Wife Of Mahler, Peter G
Interment Date: 24 Apr 1998
Cemetery: Ft. Logan National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 4400 West Kenyon Avenue Denver, CO 80236
Buried At: Section V Site 1701

Source: National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.


World War II Draft Registration Cards for Colorado

World War II draft card of John George Mahler, page 1
John George
Mahler, page 1
World War II draft card of John George Mahler, page 2
John George
Mahler, page 2
World War II draft card of Andrew Paul Mahler, page 1
Andrew Paul
Mahler, page 1
World War II draft card of Andrew Paul Mahler, page 2
Andrew Paul
Mahler, page 2

Source: The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Draft Registration Cards for Colorado, 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 148. Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.


World War II Draft Cards, Young Men

Draft card for Alexander Leo Perreault
Draft card for
Alexander Leo
Perreault
Draft card for Joseph Arthur Rodrigue
Draft card for
Joseph Arthur
Rodrigue

Source: Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.


Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans

Application for a military headstone for John George Mahler
Application for
John George
Mahler

Source: National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Applications for Headstones for U.S. military veterans, 1925-1941; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A1, 2110-C; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; Record Group Number: 92, Ancestry.com. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


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1910

Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Eugene Roderick family in 1930
Household: Eugene Roderick;
Year: 1940;
Census Place: Lowell,
Middlesex, Massachusetts;
Roll: m-t0627-01693;
Page: 2B;
Enumeration District: 18-92

Source: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1930

Precinct 3, Logan county, Colorado

Jacob Mahaler family in 1930
Household: Jacob Mahaler;
Year: 1930;
Census Place:
Precinct 3, Logan, Colorado;
Page: 7A;
Enumeration District: 0004;
FHL microfilm: 2339981.
District: 0004;
Description: PRECINCT 3,
ILIFF, EXCLUDING ILIFF TOWN

Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Eugene Rodrick family in 1930
Household: Eugene Rodrick;
Year: 1930;
Census Place: Chelmsford,
Middlesex, Massachusetts;
Page: 5B;
Enumeration District: 0195;
FHL microfilm: 2340652

Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Alexander Perreault family in 1930
Household: Alexander
Perreault;
Year: 1930;
Census Place: Lowell,
Middlesex, Massachusetts;
Page: 6A;
Enumeration District: 0119;
FHL microfilm: 2340656

Source: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.


1940

Denver, Denver, Colorado

Jacob J. Mahler family in 1940
Household: Jacob J. Mahler;
Roll: m-t0627-03084;
Page: 10B;
Enumeration District: 35-30
Supplementary questions for Michael E. Mahler
Supplementary
questions for
Michael E. Mahler

Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Mary Perrault family in 1940
Household: Mary Perrault;
Year: 1940;
Census Place: Lowell,
Middlesex, Massachusetts;
Roll: m-t0627-01691;
Page: 4A;
Enumeration District: 18-16
Arthur Roderick family in 1940
Household: Arthur Roderick;
Year: 1940;
Census Place: Lowell,
Middlesex, Massachusetts;
Roll: m-t0627-01693;
Page: 2B;
Enumeration District: 18-92

Source: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.


Lowell, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1952

Perreault    see Parrott
...
-Alex L (Josephine) opr h 8 Brown's ct


Source: Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.


Jacob J. Mahler

MAHLER--
Jacob J. Mahler, Englewood, CO. Husn of the late Rose Knoll Mahler; also preceded in death by sons John and Peter; father of Jacob Mahler, Josephine Rodrique, Lorraine Barringer, Michael Mahler, Janice Keithline, all of Denver, Andrew Mahler, Arvada, Florence Boyd, Martinez, CA; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3-9pm, Berkeley Park Chapel, W. 46th & Tennyson. Mass of Christian Burial, ST. ELIZABTEH [sic] CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1060 St. Francis Way-Denver, Monday 9am. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements, Moore-Howard, Berkeley Park Chapel, W. 46th & Tennyson.

Source: Rocky Mountain News, 12 Nov 1988, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012", index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVS3-SR3Z : accessed 19 Jul 2014), Jacob J Mahler, 1988.


Jacob John Mahler
Retired meter repairman, 90
Jacob John Mahler, a gas meter repairman, died Nov. 9 at Julia Temple Care Center in Englewood. He was 90. Mass of Christian Burial was said Nov. 14 at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church. Interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery. He was born April 10, 1898, in Leichtling, Russia, and emigrated to America in 1913. He married Rose Knoll in Denver. She died in 1979. Mahler retired from Public Service Co. in 1966. His hobby was model railroading and he built much of his own equipment. He is survived by three sons, Jacob and Michael, Denver, and Andrew, Arvada; four daughters, jospehine Rodrique, Lorraine Barringer, Janice Keithline, all of Denver, and Florence Boyd, Martinez, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Source: Denver Post, 6 Dec 1988, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012", index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVS3-SR3L : accessed 19 Jul 2014), Jacob John Mahler, 1988.



Josephine C. Rodrigue

Josephine C. Rodrigue
Denver homemaker, 75
Josephine C. Rodrigue of Denver, a homemaker, died Aug. 25 in Denver. She was 75. Services were Sept. 2 at St. Paul's Community Church. Interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery. She was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Denver. Her husband, Arthur Rodrigue, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Arthur Perreault and Eugene, both of Denver; three daughters, Josephine Ann Shank, Dorene Silmon and Jacquelyn, all of Denver; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Posted 13-Sep-99

Source: Denver Post, 13 Sep 1999, http://extras.denverpost.com/news/obits/rod0913.htm, accessed 13 Oct 2019.



Frank Richard Boyd

Frank Richard Boyd
Martinez
May 5, 1922-June 8, 1997
Frank Boyd, an ironworker for Romak Iron works, died Sunday at his home in Martinez. He was 75.
The native of Phoenix grew up in Oakland and lived in Pleasant Hill before moving to Martinez 18 years ago. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Martinez Second Ward.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Florence Rose Boyd of Martinez; sons, Frank Jaycob Boyd of Fallon, Nev., and Darryl William Boyd of Pleasant Hill; and five grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. graveside Wednesday at Oakmont Cemetery in Lafayette. Arrangements by Oak Park Hills Chapel in Walnut Creek.

Source: Contra Costa Times, Tuesday, 10 June 1997.



Naomi B. Mahler

Naomi B. Mahler, age 72, survivors include her husband Andrew; mother Cecile Murray; children Andrew Mahler, Diana Egan, Kenneth Mahler, and Sharon Mahler; sisters Marjorie Stubert and Vickie Stafford; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Rosary, 6 p.m., both Sunday at Olinger Wadsworth Chapel (N.E. Corner). Services, Monday 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Anne Catholic Church, 7555 Grant Pl., Arvada 80002 (58th & Webster). In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Anne's Comb's Committee. See www.mem.com

Source: Rocky Mountain News, 8 Nov 2002.



Michael E. Mahler

MICHAEL E. MAHLER, 60, of Denver died Aug. 27. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Mahler was born in Denver on Sept. 2, 1938. He married Donna McDermott, 1959. He was a business owner. Survivors include his daughter Lynn Moreland of Westminster; son Michael of Westminster; brothers Jacob of Denver and Andrew of Arvada; sisters Florence Boyd of California and Lorraine Barringer of Denver.

Source: Rocky Mountain News, 17 Sep 1999, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012", index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVSQ-P1H9 : accessed 20 Jul 2014), Michael E Mahler, 1999.



Donna Lee Mahler

DONNA LEE MAHLER, 60, of Westminster died Jan. 30. Services were Jan. 4. Mrs. Mahler was born in Denver on Aug. 25, 1938. She was a manufacturer for Lucent Technology for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Eagles F.O.E. No. 3226. Survivors include daughter Lynn Moreland of Longmont; son Michael of Broomfield; sisters Opal Hack of Arizona, Mary Pennetta of Westminster, Violet Talarico of Thornton; brother Kenneth McDermott of Arvada; husband Michael of Denver; two granddaughters.

Source: Rocky Mountain News, 6 Feb 1999, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012", index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVSS-NY7F : accessed 20 Jul 2014), Donna Lee Mcdermott Mahler, 1999.



Arthur J. Rodrigue, Sr.

Deceased Name: ARTHUR J. RODRIGUE SR. 81, of Denver died Sept. 4 in his home. Services were Sept. 9 in St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Rodrigue, a native of Chelmsford, Mass., was a retired forklift operator. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; two sons, Arthur Jr. and Eugene; two daughters, Jacquelyn Rodrigue and Dorene Silmon, all of Denver; and four granddaughters.

Source: Rocky Mountain News, September 22, 1991.



Jacob A. Mahler

Jacob A. Mahler

91, of Paonia, formerly of Denver, passed away December 25, 2014 to join his precious wife, Mary, and sons, Jim and John. Mr. Mahler is survived by his loving daughter, Barbara (Carl) Limone of Paonia, 4 cherished grandchildren, daughter -in-law Cindy ; brother Andrew of Arvada, and sister Lorraine Barringer of Denver.

Visitation 8:00 am Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial 9:00 am Tuesday, all at the mortuary chapel. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Source: Denver Post, Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2014, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jacob-a-mahler&pid=173622270#sthash.oLiLLTg3.dpuf, retrieved 27 Dec 2014.



Mary B. Mahler

MAHLER, MARY B. 84, of Denver, passed away April 5, 2008. Preceded in death by her son John. Mrs. Mahler is survived by her loving husband Jacob, precious children James of Denver and Barbara (Carl) Limone of Paonia, 4 cherished grandchildren, and sister Mary Lou Hallinan of Denver. Visitation 10:00 am Thursday; Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 am Thursday, all at the mortuary chapel. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to either the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the Alzheimer's Association.

Source: Denver Post, Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2008, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=mary-b-mahler&pid=107198288#sthash.4r8uBb9t.dpuf, retrieved 27 Dec 2014.



Bertha Wilson

Bertha "Berf" Wilson of Denver, Preceded in death by daughter, Teena. Wife of Ralph; Mother of Tim, George, Trudy, Mike, John, David, Edward; Sister of Ed, Dave, Lou, Theresa, Pauline, Lorie. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.Rosary Wednesday, 7p.m. Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3020 Federal Boulevard, Denver. Funeral Mass, Thursday 10a.m. at Saint Rose of Lima, 1320 W. Nevada Pl. Denver. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery,12801 W. 44th Ave. Memorials Franciscan Sisters Charitable Fund.

Published in Denver Post from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2004.

Source: Denver Post, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=2967144, retrieved 4 May 2016.



Florence Rose Mahler

Eulogy for Florence Rose Mahler Boyd
Delivered by Michelle Boyd, her granddaughter
20 March 2010, Lafayette, California

Early Years
Grandma was born Florence Rose Mahler on 14 May 1927 in Colorado to Jacob and Rose Mahler. Her parents farmed sugar beets and Grandma would help care for the younger kids.

One of her early memories was of a time when she and her siblings saw something frightening outside—a great big black thing standing on the hill. They stood on chairs behind the door and peered outside terrified until their mother came home. Later on, she found out that the thing was just a cow.

Marriage
During her childhood, Grandma moved to Denver and it was here that she lived when World War II began. Grandpa met Grandpa, an Army medic, at a skating rink in that city a couple of years after the start of the war.

Grandpa later said that he thought she was a "nice girl, innocent, clean-living, pretty." He wrote a letter asking her for a date and on their first date, they walked five miles to the city park and saw a movie.

Later, when Grandpa was in North Carolina, Grandma took a train all the way across the country to visit him. The night before they married, Frank and Florence went dancing. Just before he died, Grandpa told me that they had danced to a song called Something to Remember.

On the Fourth of July 1945, Frank and Florence arrived at the preacher's house in Marion, South Carolina, just as he was leaving to go fishing. He ended up marrying them still wearing his fishing gear! At the end of his life, Grandpa was recorded saying, "We've been bosom buddies for 53 years and my love never any stronger than the love for her that l have and her for me."

Life After the War
After the war, Grandma and Grandpa moved from Oakland to San Leandro and eventually to Pleasant Hill.

In Pleasant Hill, Grandma noticed some men going from door-to-door but that they did not stop at the Boyds' house. Curious, she went to their neighbors. She was told that the men had left a book about Mormons but that the neighbors probably weren't going to read it. Grandma, knowing that Grandpa was interested in learning about different churches, asked if she could borrow the book.

Soon, the men—stake missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—came to pick up their book. They were directed to the Boyds and learned that they were interested in learning more. They joined the LDS Church in 1965.

Family
Grandma and Grandpa had two sons, five grandchildren, and recently, a great-grandson. Grandma dearly loved her family. She had nicknames for each of her grandkids. For example, Kristin was called Kristy and I was called Michellie. Adam happened to be called Rascal.

She didn't like to write notes but she often sent cards that said simply, "Lots of love, Grandma Boyd." She sent packages to me and Kristin while we were at BYU and made very sure that we each got an equal number of items. Once when we both got Easter packages, Kristin was able to accurately guess how many of each kind of candy I received. I wonder if Grandma had counted the jelly beans to make sure neither of us got more than the other.

She liked feeding the birds, doing her family history, gardening in her big garden, and sewing. For many years, I remember Dad going to work in flannel shirts she had made. She also loved watching football, especially the 49ers and BYU.

She was very proud of us. She proudly displayed our gifts to her in her home. I once gave her a mug that said Dear Grandma in German. I went to her house later and found that instead of using it, she had put it in the curio cabinet Uncle Frank had made. She was excited for us when we were baptized, when we went to college, when we married, when we went on missions, and so on.

She died quietly in the early hours of March 17 but l have no doubt that she is on the other side of the veil with her beloved companion, many of her siblings, and her forebears, and is still very interested in our doings and very proud of us.


Source: Notes for the eulogy for Florence Rose Mahler Boyd, delivered by Michelle Boyd, 20 March 2010, Lafayette, California.



Paul D. Barringer

Paul D. Barringer

December 5, 1932 - October 17, 2016
Resided in Denver, CO
Paul D. Barringer, known to his family as "Pop", a long time Denver resident passed away at the age of 83 on October 17, 2016.

He lived his life for his family and dedicated his "Eternal Love" to each of them.

Paul is survived by his wife Loraine and his three sons, Paul D. Barringer (Karen), Steven W. Barringer, and Robin J. Barringer (Michelle). He also had nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Paul was the oldest of three children. He was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to Robert and Gladys Barringer. Along with his brother Wayne and sister Laverne, Robert and Gladys relocated their family to Denver, Colorado where Paul resided his entire life.

At a very young age Paul took a liking to old time radio (sometimes referred to as The Golden Age of Radio) and also the Superhero comics genre, with Superman being his favorite. In the 1930s and 1940s it was a nightly routine, along with his brother and sister, to sit next to the family's radio on the floor and listen to programs such as The Shadow, Dick Tracy, The Lone Ranger, Little Orphan Annie, Red Ryder and Superman (his favorite). Any money earned as a young boy Paul was sure to spend it on the latest issue of his favorite comic books. (Again ... Superman being his favorite). The influence of Superman's character rubbed off onto his dedication to protect and serve those around him. He was commonly referred to: as Superman by his family and friends.

He attended Manual High School through the 9th grade then dropped out of school to begin working to help support his family. His first job was as an "iceman" where he drove a truck to deliver blocks of ice for household cold closets. This is where he then saw for the first time his eventual wife Loraine.

He attended the Navy from April 29, 1950 to November 3, 1953 where he served as a Flag Semaphore on the USS Comstock and the USS Askari during the Korean War. Paul had the duty to communicate with other ships with signal flags and signal lamps while under radio silence. He often bounced Morse code off of clouds when Navy ships were too far away. (Up to his death, he could still send and receive Morse code!)

Upon returning from the Korean War, he married his first love Loraine. From that day they spent "EVERY SINGLE DAY" together until his death.

Paul and Loraine raised their family on the north side of Denver in a small community best known as Perl Mack."

In 1954 Paul began employment with The Public Service Company of Colorado whom he retired for after 37 years in 1991. In those 37 years of employment, he never missed one day of work!

Paul's hobbies and interests included painting, drawing, comic books, listening to copies of old time radio and coaching youth sports.

Early in his adulthood, his comic book interests landed him the opportunity to be a color artist for D.C Comics. Well know artists such as Bob Kane, the artist who created Batman, and others, would send penciled drawing cells to Paul's house which he would then ink and send back to the print house. Paul also painted billboards for Mile High Comics that would match covers to popular comic books that sat at the top of their store located on South Broadway.

Paul's interest in Old Time Radio continued with his desire to uphold the Golden Age of Radios legacy, by writing articles for the Radio Historical Association of Colorado.

His painting interest included the study of the "wet on wet" oil painting technique popularized by the famous Bob Ross (who was Paul's favorite) and Bill Alexander. Paul would never miss an episode of The Joy of Painting and The Magic of Oil Painting. Although he never became a famous artist, one of his works of art became notorious for its appearance on Monday Night Football in the 70's during a Denver Bronco game at Mile High Stadium. One of Paul's paintings depicted Howard Cosell on Superman's body and contained the caption "SuperMouth".

His youth sport coaching began with the coaching of his three sons, Paul, Steve and Rob, all of which became college athletes (Paul in football, Steve in basketball, and Rob in baseball). After finishing the coaching duties to his sons, Paul along with his wife Loraine, became his sons biggest fans. Through their high school and college athletic careers Paul would always be seen standing courtside, or behind a fence! Paul's coaching did not stop with his sons. He continued his legacy of coaching by also coaching his grandchildren. In the eyes of many people surrounding the Barringer family, Paul's love for sports created a passage for his family to become some of the biggest Denver Bronco fans in Denver.

In 2009, his wife Loraine suffered a massive stroke, which kept her unable to care for herself. Paul became the primary caretaker for Loraine. His devotion and eternal love exemplified his Superman like qualities by not taking a single day off!

On every birthday, anniversary, and Valentine's Day card he gave Loraine, he ended in writing the word "ETERNALLY".

Paul could spell any word backward as fast as a normal person could spell it forward and it was common for Paul to share a joke or two or three... to each and everyone he knew. As a self-educated man Paul will be remembered for his quick wit and his sense of humor.

Most of all, Paul will be remembered for his love for his family and GOD.

"We love you Pop ... ETERNALLY"

Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday, October 27, 2016, beginning at 9:30 AM (previously 10:30 AM) at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 West 80th Avenue, in Arvada, Colorado 80003, with Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM, at Spirit of Christ Catholic Church, 7400 West 80th Avenue, in Arvada, Colorado 80003. Interment with Military Honors will begin at 2:15 PM, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Area "C", 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard, in Denver, Colorado.  

Recitation of the Rosary
Horan & McConaty - Arvada
7577 West 80th Avenue
Arvada, CO US 80003
Thursday, October 27, 2016
9:30 AM  

Funeral Mass
Spirit of Christ Catholic Community
7400 W. 80th Ave.
Arvada, CO 80003
Thursday, October 27, 2016
11:00 AM

Cemetery
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Area "C"
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO US 80235
Thursday, October 27, 2016
2:15 PM  

Reception
Spirit of Christ Catholic Church
7400 W. 80th Avenue
Arvada, CO US 80003
Thursday, October 27, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM  

Source: Horan and McConaty, http://www.horancares.com/obituary/Paul-D.-Barringer/Denver-CO/1664160, retrieved 22 Jan 2017.



Loraine Ann Barringer

Loraine Ann Barringer

July 21, 1933 - July 26, 2017
Born in Iliff, Colorado
Resided in Thornton, CO
Loraine Ann Barringer, best known to her family as “Gram”, a long time Denver resident passed away at the age of 84 on July 26, 2017.

She lived her life for her husband, her children and her grandchildren and dedicated her “Love” to each of them.

Loraine was preceded in death by her loving husband Paul and is survived by her three sons, Paul D. Barringer (Karen), Steven W. Barringer, and Robin J. Barringer (Michelle). She also had nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Loraine was the seventh of nine children, born to Jacob and Rose Mahler. She was born in Iliff, Colorado. Along with her parents and 8 siblings, Loraine relocated to Denver, Colorado where she resided for the rest of her life.

In her own words she would boastfully claim “I was born in a box car!” which was a reference to a true railroad boxcar converted into a birthing room on the family beet farm near Ovid, CO. That self-confident trait in Loraine exemplified her mixed German and Russian personality by being proud of who she was.

She was raised Roman Catholic and grew up on the North-East side of Downtown Denver and attended Annunciation High School and was better known as “Rainey”. She could be found hanging around side by side with her best friend Betty Lou, who eventually became her sister-in-law.

At the age of 13 she met the love of her life, when a tall, dark and handsome young man came to her home to deliver ice. His name was Paul, and after a failed attempt by her father to “chase him away with a broomstick”, they began their love affair. Loraine married her first love, Paul, after his return from the Korean War. From that day on they spent “EVERY SINGLE DAY” together until his death.

Loraine, with her husband Paul, raised their family on the north side of Denver in a small community best known as Perl Mack.

Loraine was mostly a homemaker, she would sometimes work part time as a playground supervisor at Valley View Elementary but most of her working days were spent preparing food at Mickeys Inn and ViaVenice.

Loraine’s love for sports began at a young age while playing stickball and basketball in the alley behind their house. While she never played organized sports, she was adamant on where her three sons got their athleticism ... FROM THEIR MOM!

She was commonly found jumping rope, racing, jumping on trampolines, or simply visiting with neighborhood children on the front porch.

Her love for sports transformed Loraine, along with her husband Paul into being the most dedicated fans. It was not uncommon, and a guarantee to find Loraine at each and every sporting event her sons played in, as well as her grandchildren.

Whether it was the only Mom in the stands during a Mapleton baseball game, during a blizzard or a 6 hour drive over Monarch pass to watch college football and basketball, or a two day drive to California to watch college baseball, she was always sure to find a way to attend each and every game.

Loraine was also known to be one of the first true Denver Bronco Fans! Her love for the Broncos started with their inception in 1960. It flourished while she was working at ViaVenice, a small sandwich shop located next to the Broncos headquarters off of 58th avenue. Loraine made lunch daily for the likes of Floyd Little, Craig Morton, and Bobby Maples. The respect and gratitude the Broncos showed her in their Super Bowl run in the 70s transformed into “Broncos Sunday at the Barringer house!”

It was demanded that all Barringers and their guests, attend Bronco games at Loraine’s house during each and every game day! She would prepare extravagant amounts of food for all who attended, nothing more popular than her secret recipe brownies. She coined a celebration now known as the “Wee-Hee” in which all would hold hands and jump around in a circle after every Bronco touchdown.

But mostly, Bronco Sunday was about keeping her family close together. Loraine would enjoy watching her children and grandchildren throw the football together at halftime on Galapago Street even more than the game.

When she wasn’t hosting her family for Broncos games, Loraine could be found at her favorite bingo hall. She was known for being able to play 15 cards at once, which led to her constantly winning. However, even with her good fortune, she didn’t spend a lot of her winnings, because most of it was snuck to her grandchildren to spend on what they wanted. Loraine even enjoyed taking them to play with her on occasion to see their joy in calling BINGO!

In November of 2009 Loraine suffered a massive stroke. It found her fighting for her life and in intensive care for more than a week. The stroke was so damaging it left her paralyzed with only the use of her right arm. She was bound in a wheel chair and needed a caregiver the rest of her days, mainly her husband Paul.

On the Christmas following her stroke, she was gifted with a Denver Bronco blanket by one of her grandchildren. That blanket has been with her everyday since, and will be for everyday to come.

Loraine will be remembered for her love of Bingo, the Denver Broncos but mostly the love she gave to her family.

“We love you Gram ... Wee-Hee!”

Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday, August 3, 2017, beginning at 9:00 AM at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 West 80th Avenue, in Arvada, Colorado 80003, with Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM, at Spirit of Christ Catholic Church, 7400 West 80th Avenue, in Arvada, Colorado 80003. Interment will begin at 2:30 PM, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Area "B", 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard, in Denver, Colorado.

Rosary
Horan & McConaty - Arvada
7577 West 80th Avenue
Arvada, CO US 80003
Thursday, August 3, 2017
9:00 AM

Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Area "B"
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO US 80235
Thursday, August 3, 2017
2:30 PM

Funeral Mass
Spirit of Christ Catholic Community
7400 W. 80th Ave.
Arvada, CO 80003
Thursday, August 3, 2017
11:00 AM

Source: Horan & McConaty, http://www.horancares.com/obituary/Loraine-Ann-Barringer/Thornton-CO/1743339, retrieved 7 Aug 2017.



Ronald Earl Beasley

Ronald Earl Beasley
May 7, 1937 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 82)
 
Obituary
Ronald Earl Beasley, age 82, died December 31, 2019, at his home in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Born May 7, 1937 in Ogden, Utah he was the second oldest son of the late Alfred D. Beasley and Bernice M. Beasley.

Ronald attended East Manuel High School in Denver, Colorado.

He was a veteran of the US Army having served with the rank of Private First Class as an Armor Intelligence Specialist in Kirch Gons, Germany from 1956 to 1958.

Ronald had been employed at Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in Denver, Colorado from 1958 to 1989. He began his career in route sales and worked in positions of increasing responsibility, finally retiring from the company as a Fleet Maintenance Manager.

Ronald was a member of the Foster Lake Fishing Club from 1976 to 2004 in which he served as president in 1987. He was also a member of the Wheels West Car Club in Grand Junction, Colorado from 2005 until his death. His classic trucks often won awards in local car show events.

Ronald enjoyed fishing, camping and golf. He also dedicated many hours to gardening and taking care of his lawn. He enjoyed many summer evenings sitting on his patio where he had a beautiful view of the Book Cliffs. Ronald was an avid fan of the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos having been a Broncos season ticket holder from 1963 to 2004.

Ronald was a jokester and loved to humor those around him. He was hard working, independent, and dedicated to his family.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Bernice, son Jason, and brothers Delbert and Lynn. Ronald is survived by his sons Ronald Mark, Daytona Beach, FL, and Kent, Centennial, CO, his daughter Glenna and son-in-law Brian, Parker, CO, his brother Lowell and sister-in-law Karole, Highlands Ranch CO, and his former spouse Leanne Beasley, Fruita, CO.

Visitation Services will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Brown’s Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel, 904 N. 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501. A reception will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Munchies Pizza and Deli, 550 Kokopelli Blvd, Fruita, CO 81521.

Interment will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Mizpah Cemetery, 12641 Weld County Rd 32, Platteville, CO 80651. A reception will be held at Double Tree Restaurant, 701 Vasquez Blvd, Platteville, CO 80651 immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to one of Ronald’s favorite charities:

The Wounded Warrior Project
The Arbor Day Foundation

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald Earl Beasley, please visit our floral store.

 

Services
 

VISITATION
Tuesday
January 14, 2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Brown's Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel
904 N. 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
 
INTERMENT
Thursday
January 16, 2020
1:00 PM
Mizpah Cemetery

Platteville, CO
 
Source: Obituary, Ronald Earl Beasley, Brown's Cremation & Funeral Service, https://www.brownscremationservice.com/obituary/Ronald-Beasley, last accessed 9 September 2020.



Andrew Paul Mahler

OBITUARY
Andrew Paul Mahler
JANUARY 17, 1929 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
Andrew Paul Mahler was born in Sterling, CO on January 17, 1929 and passed away at Applewood Our House, Arvada, CO on September 7, 2020 . He met the love of his life Naomi Kephart and they married in Denver, CO at the Annunciation Catholic Parish on July 24, 1949. Naomi preceded him in death.
Andrew answered the call of duty to his country by serving in the United States Air Force for four years.
Andrew was a hard worker employed by various companies throughout his working years and retired after almost thirty years from Time DC trucking.
On a perfect day, Andrew could be found camping, fishing and spending time with his family.
Andrew is survived by children Andrew E, (Dorothy) Mahler, Diana (Jack) Egan, Kenneth Mahler and Sharon Mahler. He is also survived by grandchildren Paul (Christine) Mahler, Shana (Daniel) Hernandez, Theresa Egan (Tim Niblack), Edward (Heather) Mahler, Michael (Amy) Egan, Stacy Mahler and David (Veronica) Egan and great-grandchildren Antonio, Alicia, Daniel, Angel, Zach, Andrew and Rae. Andrew was preceded in death by his eight siblings John, Jacob, Peter, Michael, Josie, Florence, Lorraine and Janice and his treasured grandson, Andy.
His life is celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial at the Shrine of Saint Anne’s Catholic Church where he has been a member since 1969.
He will be laid to rest with his beloved Naomi at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military honors rendered by the United States Air Force.

PALLBEARERS
Eddie Mahler
Paul Mahler
Zachary Mahler
Antonio Ortiz-Mahler
Michael Egan
David Egan

Services
PREVIOUS SERVICES:
Visitation
Monday, September 14, 2020

Mass of Chrisitan Burial
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:
Committal Service

Memories
Andrew Paul Mahler
Mike Egan
September 11, 2020
I think the best memory isn’t one for me but all the camping and fighting trips with the family and grandparents. I think back on all the little tips gleamed from those trips from jerry rigging problems with campers to pointing out a better fishing hole. Those are the memory’s I’ll remember and carry on through me life.

Edward Mahler
September 10, 2020
Grandpa, I have sat here racking my brain trying to pick that one memory but my mind is flooded with so many. All of the life lessons, camping trips, fishing and the coffee! You and my father could go through so much coffee. My favorite times were all of us just sitting around the fire laughing at nothing and staring at the stars. I miss you, we all miss you. But I know you are with grandma once again.
I love you grandpa

Stacy Mahler
September 10, 2020
Granddad
My one and only Granddad.....
He was a superhero to me. If you couldn't figure out how to fix something weather it be with a vehicle or a house problem it was always call Granddad he will know how to fix it. If you needed help with it or even if you didn’t need help he was there in a flash no matter what he was doing he was always there.
He was my one and only Granddad and he will be missed dearly but never forgotten and always in my heart.
I love you Granddad
Stacy Anne Mahler

Caryl Morgan(Mahler)
September 10, 2020
Dad, you became a very huge part of my life back in 1979. First you took me graciously into your family, included me into your many camping/fishing trips, that opened my eyes to our beautiful Colorado mountains. Something I was never fortunate to have experienced. You taught me how to wiggle and place my fishing line, just where I would catch the "big one"! Then I married your son Kenneth in 1980, and we bear your first 2 grandchildren, Paul and Shana. You were always, always there in our time of need with your guidance and expertise on practically everything. You were the absolute best Grandfather and father in law I could of asked for. Grandma and Grandpa Sweetheart fit so very appropriately, that was given by Paul. You and I shared cravings of foods and would laughingly eat it together, while everybody else cringed. I have so many wonderful memories of you, but it would take hours to tell. May you dance lovingly with Mom once again. As she has been waiting for a long time for her biggest angel. You will be greatly missed.
I love you

Shana Mahler Hernandez
September 10, 2020
Grandpa,
While we do our best to prepare ourselves mentally for this day and console ourselves with the knowlege of Gods greatest promise, to be reunited, one can never prepare their heart for this. I am grateful to say that I had the best.
You and Grandma taught us to love and that after God, there is nothing more important than family. You and Grandma, along with my Father, Aunt Diane, Aunt Sharon and Uncle Andy, gifted us grandchildern with a childhood that many would envy. There is too many memories to write, but they will forever be stamped in our hearts. I love you Grandpa.... Thank you for everything.. We will see you later


Paul Mahler
September 9, 2020
Oh grandpa..... there are so many memories I have with you. From life lessons, to molding a young boy into a man. It's so hard to pick that one memory. I have hundreds and I could literally go on for days. But the memory that make me smile the most is the "can of coke". That's right. You know what I am talking about. The endless list of projects we did together and knowing no matter how big or small the project was there was always that reward at the end of the project. That reward was You and a can of coke. As we admired what we just accomplished.
I Love You Grandpa!

Source: Obituary of Andrew Paul Mahler, Olinger Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery - Crown Hill (7777 West 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO), https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/wheat-ridge-co/andrew-mahler-9349303, last accessed 20 September 2020.


Rosie C. Mahler

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Michael Elmer Mahler

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Source: Funeral programs from the files of Florence Boyd.


Social Security Death Index

Name: Rosie Mahler
SSN: 521-34-7004
Last Residence: 80205  Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
Born: 24 Dec 1905
Died: Dec 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951)


Name: Josephine C. Rodrigue
SSN: 524-20-4557  
Last Residence: 80204  Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
Born: 12 Aug 1925
Died: 25 Aug 1999
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951)


Name: Arthur Rodrigue
SSN: 022-07-2738
Born: 16 Oct 1909
Died: Sep 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951)


Name: Mary B. Mahler
Born: 19 Feb 1924
Died: 5 Apr 2008
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951)


Name: Naomi B. Mahler
SSN: 523-30-7333
Last Residence: 80003  Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado, USA
Born: 14 Nov 1929
Died: 5 Nov 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951)


Name: P. Mahler
SSN: 523-30-4584
Last Residence: 80221  Denver, Adams, Colorado, USA
Born: 8 Jul 1931
Last Benefit: 80221  Denver, Adams, Colorado, United States of America
Died: 15 Dec 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951)


Name: Alice L. Mahler
SSN: 523-38-5803
Last Residence: 80221  Denver, Adams, Colorado, USA
Born: 22 Dec 1929
Last Benefit: 80221  Denver, Adams, Colorado, United States of America
Died: 17 Apr 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951)


Name: Donna L. Mahler
SSN: 523-46-0134
Last Residence: 80030  Westminster, Adams, Colorado, USA
Born: 25 Aug 1938
Died: 30 Jan 1999
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (1954)


Name: Janice A. Beasley
SSN: 524-50-3466
Last Residence: 80223  Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
Born: 19 Jul 1942
Died: 7 Jun 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (1956)


Name:    Bertha M. Wilson
SSN:    523-24-6539
Last Residence:   
80219 Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
BORN:    27 Aug 1926
Died:    26 Dec 2004
State (Year) SSN issued:    Colorado (Before 1951)


Source: Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.



Social Security Applications and Claims Index

Name:    Bertha Mary Wilson
[Bertha Mary Langfield]
[Bertha Mahler]
[Bertha Wilson]
SSN:    523246539
Gender:    Female
Birth Date:    27 Aug 1926
Birth Place:    Denver, Colorado
[Denver Denve??, Colorado]
Death Date:    26 Dec 2004
Father:    Edward H Langfield
Mother:    Bertha W Sedlmayer
Type of Claim:    Duplicate SSN - change or replacement.
Notes:    17 Mar 1975: Name listed as BERTHA MARY WILSON; Nov: Name listed as BERTHA MARY LANGFIELD; : Name listed as BERTHA LANGFIELD MAHLER; 11 Jan 2005: Name listed as BERTHA M WILSON


Name:    Alice Ladene Troupe
[Alice Lad Patrick]
[Alice Mahler]
SSN:    523385803
Gender:    Female
Race:    White
Birth Date:    22 Dec 1929
Birth Place:    Greeley Weld, Colorado
[Greeley, Colorado]
Death Date:    17 Apr 1998
Father:    Jake Troupe
Mother:    Katharina Eckedardt
Type of Claim:    Original SSN.
Notes:    Sep 1949: Name listed as ALICE LADENE TROUPE; Nov 1950: Name listed as ALICE LAD PATRICK; Dec 1956: Name listed as ALICE L MAHLER


Name:    Donna Lee McDermott
[Donna Lee Mahler]
[Donna Mahler]
SSN:    523460134
Gender:    Female
Race:    White
Birth Date:    25 Aug 1938
Birth Place:    Denver Denve, Colorado
[Denver, Colorado]
Death Date:    30 Jan 1999
Father:    John C McDermott
Mother:    Edith A Logan
Type of Claim:    Original SSN.
Notes:    May 1954: Name listed as DONNA LEE MCDERMOTT; Mar 1961: Name listed as DONNA LEE MAHLER; 17 Feb 1999: Name listed as DONNA L MAHLER


Name:    Paul Arthur Rodrigue
[Paul A Rodrigue]
Gender:    Male
Race:    White
Birth Date:    23 Jul 1939
Birth Place:    Lowell Middl, Massachusetts
Death Date:    5 Oct 1999
Father:   
Arthur Rodrigue
Mother:   
Jeannette C Belisle
SSN:    011328185
Notes:    Aug 1957: Name listed as PAUL ARTHUR RODRIGUE; 14 Oct 1999: Name listed as PAUL A RODRIGUE


Name:    Naomi Bell Kephart
[Naomi Bell Mahler]
[Naomi Mahler]
Gender:    Female
Race:    White
Birth Date:    14 Nov 1929
Birth Place:    Parsons, Kansas
Death Date:    5 Nov 2002
Father:    Archie E Kephart
Mother:    Cecile O King
SSN:    523307333
Notes:    Feb 1944: Name listed as NAOMI BELL KEPHART; Oct 1949: Name listed as NAOMI BELL MAHLER; 15 Sep 1993: Name listed as NAOMI BELLE MAHLER; 20 Nov 2002: Name listed as NAOMI B MAHLER


Source: Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.


Images of the death certificates are shown below as thumbnails. Click on each of the thumbnails to view a larger version of the certificates in another tab.

Colorado Death Records

Death certificate of Jacob John Mahler
Jacob John Mahler
Death certificate of Rosie C. Mahler
Rosie C. Mahler
Death certificate of John G. Mahler
John G. Mahler

Source: Photocopies of death certificates from the files of Darryl W. Boyd.


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Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado

Gravestone of Jacob J. and Rosie K. Mahler
Jacob J. and Rosie
K. Mahler
Photo credit: VDR,
findagrave.com
Gravestone of John George Mahler
John George
Mahler
Photo credit: VDR,
findagrave.com
Gravestone of Arthur J., Josephine C., and Jacquelyn N. Rodrigue
Arthur J. Rodrigue,
Josephine C.
Rodrigue,
Jacquelyn N.
Rodrigue (their
daughter)
Photo credit:
David Haspert,
findagrave.com
Gravestone of Naomi B. Mahler
Naomi B. Mahler
Photo credit: VDR,
findagrave.com

Inscriptions from the Rodrigue family gravestone:

Rodrigue

Arthur J.
Oct. 16, 1909
Sept. 4, 1991
Josephine C.
Aug. 12, 1925
Jacquelyn N.
Dec. 17, 1961

Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver, Colorado

Gravestone of Peter G. Mahler
Peter G. Mahler
Photo credit: glory
bound,
findagrave.com
Gravestone of Alice L. Mahler
Alice L. Mahler
Photo credit: glory
bound,
findagrave.com
Gravestone of Paul D. Barringer
Paul D. Barringer
Photo credit: Cheryl
Hall, findagrave.com
Gravestone of Loraine A. Barringer
Loraine A. Barringer
Photo credit: Cheryl
Hall, findagrave.com

Oakmont Cemetery, Lafayette, Contra Costa, California

Gravestone of Frank Richard and Florence Rose Boyd
Frank Richard Boyd
and Florence Rose
Boyd
Photo credit:
Michelle Boyd


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