Family Registry -- Bethune, Colorado
Mission of the Settlement Family Registry is to chronicle the immigrant
families of the German-Russian Settlement north of Bethune (Burlington),
Colorado by gathering information relating to them, organizing it
in a useful systematic method, and providing access to it for family researchers.
Access to Information
Implicit in the mission, there
are three primary limits that provide focus for the research.
research is limited to the area traditionally known as "The Settlement"
-- north Bethune, Colorado. However, in some cases this is extended to
the area traditionally know as "The Launchman Church" further north on
the Yuma County line. There is also a natural research link to the German
Russian Settlement in St. Francis, Kansas because of close proximity, family
migration and intermarriage. The research is limited to the
and their descendants. This precludes extensive research on the ancestral
lines of these people. More specially, the research is limited to the German-Russian
immigrants of the area.
Establish a complete, documented
of Immigrants that settled in the area and a timeline of their arrival.
Collect Obituaries on
area immigrants and their descendants.
Collect and develop Biographical
Notes on the immigrants and their descendants, including: genealogy
information, photographs, personal stories and accounts.
access to family researchers by serving as an Internet repository for
a privately developed ambition that was started as a history project by
Nathan Krämer for the centennial celebrations of the statehood of
Colorado in 1976. It is neither a formal, non-profit organization nor a
profit-seeking venture. This work may be used for non-profit purposes
only. Please give credit and notification. The project relies heavily
on the accessibility of resources from the descendants
of the original immigrates and other researchers. Information is
presented only of individuals who are deceased to protect privacy.
Collect articles on related
historical topics concerning the life and culture of the community.
Provide historical resources
on the area German-Russian Churches.
to help coordinate joint research.
others with family history research, present research for publication,
and serve as a historical resource on the Bethune Settlement.
work is dedicated to my grandparents: Christian (Chris) Jacob
Maria (Mary) STAHLECKER Kramer, John
SCHRITTER, Anna SCHULZ
& Avis WAGNER Bader Schritter. -- Nathan Krämer
about Copying and Use of Material.
This material is intended
for the private, non-commercial use of family researchers. While
much of this information and photographs have been gathered from a variety
of sources, please ask for permission before copying lists,
passages and pages or any photograph on this site.
Generally permission is
grated and you are asked that credit be given to the Settlement Family Registry
with a web link back to the Registry site. You may link freely to
pages on this site, however, it is preferred to include a second link to the Registry main
Some people say that this information belongs to
"family." Yes it does! That's why I have made my
information available to the public through this website. However,
the mission of this site must continually be promoted in order for it to
grow. As more people steal content from the site, it undermines
the many thousands of hours and dollars that I've put into gathering, interpreting
and exhibiting this information. Far too often, I find that
someone has taken material, (i.e. photographs, lists etc.) and used it
in other websites or in books as if they owned or found it through their
own research. I consider this stealing and violation of copyright.
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