1876, November 20 Born at Little
1884 Moved to Hiawatha, Kansas.
1890 Jim's Father, Morton Gernhart dies.
Jim and his mother move to Sherman County, Kansas.
1897 Jim takes up a homestead north of Ruleton,
1908 Jim trades farm for a hardware store.
1919 Jim's Mother, Katherine Gernhart dies
November 20 Jim (aged 50) Married Marie
Ruth Volmmer (aged 36) of Denver, Colorado.
They divorced shortly after. [SOURCE:
County Marriage Records Certificate #1935]
1929 Jim buys farm four miles north of Ruleton,
1943 Jim sell farm and moves to Burlington
to live with his sister, Mrs. Anna Helton.
1947 Jim's Sister Anna Helton dies
1947 Retired from Farming
1951, June 3 Held First Funeral at
the State Armory in Burlington, Colorado
1953 No funeral Held
1969 Gernhart starting he has no intention
of ever getting Married. "I've got my electric
blanket to keep me warm," he said. "I can shut
that off. You can't shut a woman off."
1973, September 24, Gernhart hold estate auction.
Moved in to the Burlington Retirement Home.
Jim's 100th Birthday Parade down main street in
January 20, Jim Gernhart dies at the
Hospital in Burlington, Colorado
1980, January 23, 1980, "Last" Funeral held at the
Sage and Smith Chapel in Goodland, Kansas.