I am Researching the Robert C. Elze family of Westcliffe, Colorado who originated from Germany and migrated to Westcliffe, Colorado and the surrounding Colorado cities and towns.

Anyone having any information on the Robert C. Elze or Martha L. O'Graske family is encouraged to contact me with family tree information.

Robert C. Elze was born April 29, 1858 in Germany, migrated to Colorado in 1881. Married Martha Louise O'Graske on April 16, 1882 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado aka Westcliffe, Colorado. Together Robert and Martha had 10 children:
1. Robert Carl Elze born 21 Feb 1883 in Westcliffe, Colorado.
2. Christiana Susanna Elze born 26 June 1884 in Westcliffe, Colorado.
3. Otto Friedrich Elze born 9 Nov 1885 in Westcliffe, Colorado.
4. Charles F. Elze born 18 May 1887 in Westcliffe, Colorado.
5. Arnold Heinrich Elze born 23 Jan 1889 in Westcliffe, Colorado.
6. Bertha Marie Louise Elze born 15 Aug 1893 in Westcliffe, Colorado.
7. Selma Alma Friedrich Elze born 2 Oct 1891 in Westcliffe, Colorado.
8. Lena Martha Johanna Elze born 14 June 1897 in Westcliffe, Colorado.
9. Gottleib Friedrich Elze born 11 April 1899 in Westcliffe, Colorado.
10. Friedrich Albert Elze born 1 Mar 1901 in Westcliffe, Colorado.

Robert C. Elze died 18 Aug 1951 in Westcliffe, Colorado and is buried in the Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery in Westcliffe, Colorado. Martha Louise O'Graske Elze died 23 March 1950 in Westcliffe, Colorado and is buried in the Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery in Westcliffe, Colorado right next to her husband.
The Elze's of Colorado
Updated July 12, 2006

Henny Elze
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO United States
hennye@adelphia.net

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