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Christopher (Kit) Potter

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Christopher (Kit) Potter

Posted: 28 Aug 2012 9:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Potter, Vela, Viele, Wakman
Potter, Christopher, married Catherine Vela (Viele) 23 Apr 1856 (license #1053, Stephenson County, IL, Volume B, Page 65). [Catherine Viele was born 16 Apr 1836 in IL. Her parents were James Boyd Viele 1809–1895)and Lucinda Emerson (1816–1867)]. Their daughter, Ada Frances Potter was born 2 Sep 1863. In 1865, Catherine and Ada traveled by wagon train, moving with the Viele family from Illinois to Colorado. They arrived in Boulder 1 Aug 1865. Family tradition holds that Christopher (Kit)Potter died in the Civil War. However, records show that Christopher Potter married Rebecca Wakman 9 Dec 1866 (license #00005208, Rock Island County, IL,Volume 00C, 0081. Does anyone have further information about this particular Christopher Potter or his ancestry? I can't find any divorce records or death records for him. Thank you.

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