Col Mark Phillips. He was career military and retired in Florida. Born 1910 in WV died 1985.
Antone and Mary Rieger came to Victor, Colorado, near Cripple Creek in the gold boom days. Joining them were 3 of their sons, Charles, George and Antone Jr, each with their own growing families. This family engaged in many industries in the growing town..including hauling water, railroad building, freighting as well as mining. They are both buried at Sunshine Cemetery in Victor.
Staunch Quakers, Joseph Shackleford Brock and wife Sarah Jane Freeman/Brock.
Albert Henry "Dutch" Behnke taken about 1924 shortly before he married Helen Marie Rieger. They later had 2 sons Albert and Robert. This was probably taken in Lost ills CA. [Bakersfield area].
Levi and Elizabeth Morgan. They lived in Doddridge Co. WV for at least 50 years. I cannot find who Levi's parents were. He is supposedly related to the earlier Levi Morgan born 1766.
Abraham Brock born 1838, enlisted Union Army on 8 July 1863 in Co. 'L' 4th Reg. WV Calvary. He deserted 14 Sep 1863, only to re-enlist on 29 Sept, to join the same unit as his brothers. He was mustered out 9 Aug. 1865 at Richmond VA. It would appear he deserted in order to be with his brothers. There were 4 siblings of my Grandmother, all fighting for the Union forces. [Abraham; Burbridge; Isaac and Jacob Brock]
Cpl. Burbridge Brock served with the Union forces. He enlisted 17 Oct 1861 and died of typhiod fever at age 25 on 30 May 1862. He is buried in Veteran's Cemetery in Washington D.C. He served in Co. 'K' 1st WV Infantry.
Isn't this some picture? This is Helen Rieger born in 1901 in Victor Colorado, a small mining town. Picture taken shortly before marrying Albert Behnke.
The Phillips kids about 1934. Doris [in the cart] Arnold, Vera and Donald. Note oil derrick in background. Dad was employed as a mechanic in gasoline production and we lived on the oil lease adjoining.
The three Rieger brothers in Victor Colorado. Left to right Charles, George and Anton. They were engaged in mining and early settlement of this mining town near Cripple Creek CO. Each man arrived with their parents, Antone and Mary Susan Rieger and their own growing families.
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