AA Knott

1 A A Knott #151 [12A] b. 1848 Hillsdale Co., MI d. 1947 
  m. 1870 Margaret Ann WELTY #144 [12A] b. 1850 OH  (see WELTY section for her family)

  2 Effie KNOTT #152 [12A1]   m. 1896 Frank Jackman #1433 [12A1] 
  2 Elza H KNOTT #153 [12A2] b. 1871 IA 
  2 Frank N KNOTT #154 [12A3] b. 1873 IA 
  2 Bert? KNOTT #155 [12A4] 
  2 Elizabeth Alice KNOTT #156 [12A5] 
  2 A T KNOTT #157 [12A6] 
  2 Leslie KNOTT #158 [12A7] 
  2 E H? KNOTT #159 [12A8] 

    They lived in Illinois and Kansas a few years and in the They had one old plug team of
horses and a yoke of bulls.  He landed in Leadville in June where he worked in the mines for 
a short time and in July  came to Longmont and took charge of the old flour mill at Pella, 
on St. Vrain Creek.  His family and Mr Welty joined him in the fall of 1880.spring of 1880 
he came overland to Colorado with a party of thirteen men. 
   In 1884 he bought a farm of 400 acres near Berthoud.  In 1890 he fed a small bunch of
lambs in partnership with his brother in-law, J H Welty.  These were the first lambs ever
fed in Colorado south of Fort Collins, and was the beginning of one of the best means of
income on a farm today.  Lamb feeding and cattle feeding being one of the main industries
on the farms of this region.           ref's:


          A Reply to those Stolen Fish.
Sept 2, 1892             Sunny Side, Aug 29
Editor    Blade.
   Your correspondent from this "neck woods" in last weeks Blade seems to be a little off
his base and I thought it best to make a little explanation in behalf of the fellow south 
east of the lake who was too late to get any fish", and to give Mr. Smith a few pointers in
regard to my lake and fish that he has been selling.  In the first place one third of that 
lake happens to be on my land while the water right on it belongs to J. H. Welty for 
Now if Mr. Smith ever put a fish in this lake no one knows it some four years ago I put
over 3000 growing cat fish in the lake and posted notice for no fishing and kindly asked
Mr. Smith to do the same and he promised to do so, thinking that in a short time we could
have some fine sport catching fish for our table.  Now when the fish are nicely grown Mr.
S. thinks there is a chance to make 5c or so and take in a marker fisherman to camp on his
land and fish out the lake for the paltry sum of 3cts a pound.  Now it seems that some of
Mr. Smiths neighbors thinking there was no harm to "steal from a thief", has made a raid
on the "purioined cats" and friend Smith is on his ear.  Suppose he was out 10 or 15 cents. 
I think Mr. Welty can ask neighbor Smith a few questions in regard to who keeps up this
lake and furnishes the water to fill it.  Think it is too bad about Mr. Smith running  that
12 year old boy through the wire fence. I would advise parties sending such boys out fishing
in Smiths wheat field to yoke them and if friend Smith will come over I will lend him an
old bull yoke I have here to keep him out.
   Mr. Welty just came in and says that about the time most of those fish was "Stolen" he
(Welty) missed the water from his horse pasture and sent a man up to the lake to turn it in
again.  And if Mr. Smith or his fisherman had taken the trouble to look they could have
found the fish along down the ditch, and also says that this same water has been stopped
since then and if it is tampered with any more someone will be made an example of.  Mr
Welty further states that he has 27 shares of water to run into this lake while Smith has
only 7 and was never known to hire any, and most Springs Mr. Welty gets my ditch stock
(40 shares) to help fill the lake and then while Welty is irrigating out of the lake, Smith
gobbles all of Welty's water from the ditch to irrigate his farm, this is rather cheap
irrigation 1/4 sec, with 7 shares supply stock and yet neighbor Smith calls this my lake and
my Fish. "Rats". 
     Yours Very Respectfully.
                        A.A. Knott (12A)

Oct 14, 1892..A A Knott returned last week from Corono, Colo. where he owns a large
tract of land that he has converted into a sheep ranch.  Mr Knott has a large herd of fine
and well bred sheep, and expects to follow sheep raising to a considerable extent; but what
puzzles us is how can a man invest his money in sheep and then vote for free wool?

Nov 11, 1892..A A Knott is doing jury service at the November term of the district court
at Greeley this week.

Dec 9, 1892..A A Knott has sold one of his farms to a Mr William Greip of Iowa.

Berthoud Blade changed its name around April 1893 to Berthoud Bulletin:

June 23, 1893..C J Clennon was a caller of Mr A A Knott near Berthoud, on Friday of last

June 32, (really) 1893..A A Knott has gone down to his sheep ranch in the vicinity of Fort
Morgan, and will remain there for some time. He writes us that it will be impossible
to fulfill his promise to the Bulletin at present, with reference to writing a letter 
regarding his trip to the Worlds Fair.

Aug 10, 1894..Rev J W Knott of Holdrege, Neb spent Sunday with his brother, A A Knott,
and preached a good sermon in the Presbyterian church, Sabbath morning.

Nov 16, 1894..Mr Frank Knott was in Berthoud Saturday, laying in supplies for the sheep
ranch at Corono, preparatory to a trip on Tuesday.  Mr A A Knott will bring up about 3000
head of sheep to feed upon his farm.  Alfalfa and wheat will be the principle feed.  Mr
Knott feels encouraged over the late election, believing as he does, that the republican
policy of high protection will be beneficial to his interest as a wool grower.

Dec 27, 1894..A A Knott is a "grand pa." since Saturday night. Mr Knott was first
informed of the event by Dr McCarty of the Turner House Sunday morning and of course
had to "set um up."

Jan 3, 1895..   The Mask Ball.
  The Fireman's Mask Ball was pronounced a grand success by all who witnessed it from
the point of spectators as well as by those who indulged in the temptation to "trip the 
light fantastic" in time with the exquisite music furnished by the Italian orcbestra, says 
our reporter, and a more orderly gathering is seldom seen.  Every one seemed bent on 
having a good time and doing so in a quiet sociable way.  The house was well filled, many
attending from Loveland and Longmont.  Following are the costumes represented.  (see
WELTY for complete list)
Elsie Knott    Topsy
Frank Knott    Cowboy
Bert Knott     Little Topsy

Feb 7 1895..Frank Knott walks with a hitch of some prominence now.  He tried to split
wood with his eyes shut, one morning and the result was a hacked foot.  Better go to bed
earlier Frank, and keep your eyes open while splitting kindling.
  Lake view..Too late for last week.. Miss Effie Knott entertained a number of her friends
last Thursday evening, among whom were the Misses Brown, Davis and Hull and the
Messrs, Dana, Coleman and Lovejoy.  We learn there was no end to the merriment till the
'wee sma' hours.
   Mrs Elza Knott and son Clifford and Mrs Fred Welty visited with Mrs Wm Bader last

Feb 28, 1895..The Masquerade.
   The mask ball given by the Woodmen at Tilton Hall on last Friday night was a success. 
The new hall is a great improvement over any place for such a gathering that had
previously been used in Berthoud.  There were several couples that did not mask, but those
who did had no trouble in "outshining" the "natural" individuals.  In fact, in many cases,
the merry dancers offered more attractions before unmasking than afterwards.  Supper was
given in the lodge room.  It was not until the "weesm" hours," that the happy revelers
wended their homeward way.  Following is a list of the maskers as reported.-(see WELTY
for complete list)
Elsie Knott           Milk Maid,  A A Knott         Mexican,  Bert Knott          Brown'e

Mar 7, 1895..Frank Knott has taken out a life insurance policy.  Looks rather suspious

Apr 11, 1895..A A Knott returned from Chicago last Thursday evening.  He received good
prices for his fine car load of sheep.  He remained in Chicago only two days.

Apr 24, 1895..A A Knott shipped several car loads of sheep, Tuesday.  They joined a
number of Fort Collins shippers and made a full train of sheep at that place.

Jun 27, 1895..Lake View..Mr A A Knott has returned from his ranch near Corona Colo.
where he has been superintending the shearing of his sheep.
   Mr E H Knott finished irrigating last Saturday.  He is highly pleased with the success 
he met with this year under the difficulties of pumping.  Mr Joe Hitchinson was the 
faithful engineer and in E H's estimation thoroughly understands his business.

Dec 27, 1895..Lake View..Talk about a boy being proud of his first suspenders, just slip
around and watch Elza Knott doing up his chores.  The cause of his stepping a little high
and somewhat irregular is the arrival of a fine boy at his home.

Jul 30, 1896..A A Knott recently returned from a trip to New Mexico, where he has been
looking over the sheep ranges with a view to buying for next winters feeding.

Aug 6 ,1896..Miss Hattie Weaver of Tipton, Iowa, arrived in Berthoud, Friday, and will
visit for a few months at the home of her uncle A A Knott.
   Wm Bader and family took dinner with Elzie Knott's, Sunday.

Aug 20, 1896..Mrs L R Hull and daughter and Miss Alice Iniel were calling on Mrs A A
Knott, Wednesday afternoon.
   Mesdames. Williams, Bader and E H Knott were calling on Mrs Jake Welty, Friday

Aug 27, 1896..Silver Literature..Below we give a list of the names of those of Berthoud
who have contributed toward a fund that is being collected for the purpose of
disseminating silver literature.   Like lists are being made up in other towns. (not a
complete list)
A A Knott     $1.00

Oct 1, 1896..A A Knott and son, Frank, started for New Mexico, Tuesday, where they will
purchase some lambs for J H Coleman and the Welty brothers.  There will be several pens
of sheep fed in this neighborhood this winter but not as many as last winter.

Oct 8, 1896..A A and Frank Knott arrived from New Mexico, Monday, with 2600 fine
Mexican to be fed in this vicinity for the Chicago market.  They will be fed by J H
Coleman, the Welty bros. and Wm Greip.  Mr Knott will return to New Mexico at once for
another load of lambs.

Oct 22, 1896..A A Knott and son, Frank, brought in a train load of sheep, Monday.

Oct 29, 1896..A A Knott started Tuesday, for New Mexico for another train load of sheep.
   Frank Knott went to Morgan county Tuesday to buy a car load of ewes for an Iowa
farmer who wants them to stock his farm.

Nov 26, 1896..Married..At the residence of the officiating minister in Berthoud, Nov 22nd,
by F R Wotring, D.D., Mr Frank Knott, of Berthoud, and Miss Mary Beeson, of
Longmont.  (didn't copy rest)..

Dec 17 1896..Lost-some laundrying between Berthoud and A A Knott's place, addressed
to Bert Knott.  Finder will please leave at Foresman and McCarty's Drug store and oblige

Jan 7, 1897..Several persons enjoyed the hospitality of D Colemans family New Years day
and report a grand good time.  The guests were Jake Welty and family, Mrs A A Knott and
family, H H Foresman and family, Wm Bader and family, Mr and Mrs Fred Welty, Mr
and Mrs Elza Knott, Mr and Mrs Frank Knott and Mrs Jackman.

   On the last evening of the old year our faithful hose team donned their uniforms early 
in the evening and gave a hearty welcome to the guests who attended their Eighth Annual
Masquerade Ball.
   Mr Webb, of Longmont, came up early in the morning and made a display of hideous
regalia at the hall, which was eagerly taken advantage of for the occasion.  An Italian
orchestra from Denver furnished the music, so that nothing was left undone that could
have been done to make the affair the grand success it was.  There was a large number in
attendance from neighboring towns and perfect order prevailed.  Nothing else would go
with our kind of a hose team.
   We are able to give only a partial list of those who were masked and regret that we
cannot make the list complete.  Those whom we were able to list were as follows: (see
WELTY for complete list)
Elsie Knott    Sailor Girl        F Knott         Sailor Girl

Jan 14, 1897..We received a paper this week from El Paso, Texas, through the courtesy of
A A Knott having therein a marked article pertaining to the shipping of unhealthy sheep. 
We received it too late to mention the important matters contained in the article, this week.

Jan 21, 1897..A A Knott returned from his extended trip to Mexico, Sunday.
           Mr Knott's Bad Luck...
       Five thousand Two Hundred an Eighty Sheep Slaughtered.
   We stated last week that we had received a paper from El Paso, Texas, giving
information concerning Mr Knott's difficulties with his large herd of sheep.  Since then we
have received two more copies from the same place which give us the following
   On December 27, Mr Knott brought from Mexico into Texas 5,280 head of young sheep
which were corralled in the Santa Fe stock yards at El Paso.  On December 28th the
resident government inspectors examined the sheep and notified the custom officers that
the importation was infected with scab.  Agent Dean of Kansas City, gave the importers
one week in which to return the sheep to Mexico although the United States custom
officials had collected the duty amounting to about 15cts per head.  The Mexican
government claimed that after the duty was paid the sheep became American sheep and
asked the modest sum of $2 per head upon them if they were returned and this made their
return out of the question.
   Other parties interested in the sheep were Mr Namby, Allen Packer and Thomas
Richards.  The entire lot was ordered to be slaughtered by Mr Dean and the slaughtering
was proceeded with by contractors who were to have the carcasses for their trouble.
   It seems that the government precaution ended with their order to slaughter for they
allowed the carcasses and hides to be distributed promiscuously throughout the country
wherever a hungry Mexican could be found.
   The owners will attempt to recover through the courts for their loss and the government
will commence proceedings against the transportation lines involved.
   Mr Knott claims to have complied with the law in every particular and says that he has
the papers to back his statements.
   We sincerely hope that by some means he will be able to recover for his loss.  Mr
Knott's enterprise has been very beneficial to the people of Larimer county and all regret
his misfortune.

Feb 11, 1897..A A Knott started upon another trip to New Mexico, Monday morning.  He
will deliver another lot of sheep at Fort Morgan.
   A A Knott returned from an extended trip through Mexico last Friday evening.  He
delivered a large number of sheep about Fort Morgan.

Feb 18, 1897..A A Knott came in on the midnight freight, Sunday night.

Mar 4, 1897..A A Knott returned from Fort Morgan, Saturday evening.

Mar 11, 1897..Lake View..Mr and Mrs A A Knott started for Fort Morgan, Wednesday. 
Mr Knott goes on business and his wife goes to visit friends.  Grandma Smith will be
housekeeper while they are gone, so of course things will be carried on about right.

Mar 25, 1897..John Shay, A A Knott, Wm Coleman and Jake Welty went with the sheep
shipments, Wednesday.

May 6, 1897..Bert Knott went to Fort Morgan Tuesday where he will join his father and
make a trip with him to Chicago.
   Fred Welty, Will Greip and Ed Coleman started to Chicago, Wednesday, with a
shipment of sheep.  They will join A A Knott at Fort Morgan.

May 13, 1897..The collections for the India sufferers in cash and grain through the efforts
of the Y.P.S.C.E. were as follows: Fred Welty 2 sacks of corn; E H Knott 1 Sack of corn;
(others not listed here)

May 27, 1897..A A Knott left for Chicago Monday morning.  He will stop over at Fort
Morgan and load four cars of sheep.
   Jake Welty and Bert Knott returned from Chicago last week.  Mr Welty's father joined
him in Iowa and will visit among friends and relatives here for some time.

Jun 10, 1897..A A Knott returned from Chicago last Thursday.
   The ghosts were on a rampage last Friday night.  At the Masonic hall it was childrens
night and an amusing program was rendered which was under the management of F L
Cook, who introduced a misstral feature into the entertainment with A A Knott and F L
Cook as ref men, and F I Davis as Middle man,  (rest in file)

.....No 1898 papers on film.....

Feb 16, 1899..A A Knott, Uncle Dick Hubbel and others are preparing to ship 12 cars of
sheep, about next Tuesday.
   Following are the names of those who attended a party given at Mr J H Welty's last
Thursday evening.  Mr and Mrs E H Knott, Mr and Mrs H H Foresman, Misses Luella
Clark, Maud Richards, Nellie Ellis, May Graves, Rose Zweck, May Coleman, Alice
Brown, Messer. H C Lovejoy, H D Whipple, J H Coleman and Al Hawkins.  The party
indulged in numerous games until a late hour when they partook of a dainty spread which
was done justice to by all.

Jul 22, 1899..A A Knott expects to go south in a few days to contract for sheep and calves
for next winters feeding.

   Sheep feeding has become such a common industry in this country that one seldom
gives thought to the immense importance and vast extent to which it is carried on. 
Realizing this fact, and the beneficial results to our country, we will trace its history 
and also call attention to the new departure made by one of our most prominent sheep 
feeders and cattlemen, A A Knott.  It is that of calf, or "baby beef" feeding as it is 
commonly called.
   The importance of the step taken by this gentleman is incalculable in as much as it 
has proven eminently successful and profitable business.  To many feeders it has opened a
new field in that line and will be a very safe opening for the investment of capital.  The
history of sheep feeding in the Big Thompson valley is as follows;
   In the fall of 1890, A A Knott was informed that one or two small flocks of lambs had
been fed the year previous at Fort Collins with profitable results to the feeders, both for
their hay and grain.  He concluded to try his luck at it and in November of that year he
purchased 700 head of grade Shrop Shire lambs east of Denver and drove them home, fed
them that winter and in March '91' shipped them to Chicago thinking they were fat.  But
on his arrival at the Chicago market, he was much disappointed to learn that they were far
from being fat, and he lost some money on them, but this in no way discouraged him for
he saw where he had made his mistake and realized that there was money in the buisness if
proper attention was given to it.
   Since then he has made a business of feeding from one thousand to four thousand head
each year besides contracting for and furnishing many thousand head from the flocks of
southern Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona to other feeders.
   In the fall of 1897, he brought about 35,000 head of steers from the south, principally
New Mexico, and placed some 15,000 at Fort Morgan, Colorado, and the remainder of the
head went to the feed yards at Longmont, Berthoud, Loveland and Fort Collins.  Then in
1898, he made arrangements by which 25,000 head of steers were shipped to him, 24 cars
of which went to Fort Collins and the rest to Berthoud.
   Early in the summer of 1898, while in southern Colorado, Mr Knott met a prominent
cattleman from the Pan Handle of Texas, who offered to contract him some fifteen to
eighteen hundred head of high grade Hereford and Shorthorn calves for October delivery. 
This put him to thinking and talking up calf feding to be done on about the same lines as
we were doing with lambs.  Some days after, on his coming home, he met Senator Evans
of Fort Collines on the train and he told the Senator about these calves and gave him his
ideas about feeding them instead of high priced Mexican lambs.  On his return south a few
days later, he went and saw these calves and rode on the round of some four days and was
so well pleased with them that he closed a deal for fifteen to eighteen hundred head to be
delivered at Amarilla or Canon City on Oct 15th.  On his return to Trinidad, Colo., he
received a letter from Senator Evans in regard to the calves and in a few days he had
closed a deal by mail and wire by which a contract was made with the senator for the
delivery in October of 600 grade Hereford and Shorthorn calves, and another contract with
T J Murray of Fort Collins, for 500 head of some calves, and also one joint contract with
Evans and Murray for 400 head, more or less or the remainder of the head he bought.  On
these contracts he delivered to the above parties about 1200 head, or all the calves he
bought in this particular head, except one car load of the small and young calves wich he
shipped to his own yards 4 miles northeast of Berthoud.  Shortly after filling the above
contract, he purchased all the calves belonging to the La Curva Ranch Co, La Curva, New
Mexico, but there were only about 800 head that were per contract.  After shipping these
calves to the Denver yards he sorted one car of the smaller ones out as before, and sent
them to his own yards, and the remaining eleven cars he shipped east and sold at the
Omaha market.
   Now these tail ends or cutlocks, are the calves he is now feeding as an experiment 
and as any one will clearly see, is not a fair test. These calves, 170 head including 
a few of his own breading, were fed no grain until about Dec 1st, and then very lightly 
on gran and shorts with a little corn chop.  In Jan. they weighed about 315 lbs average,
and were all treated to a dose of Pesteum Vaccine for black leg during the severe cold
weather and were dehorned at the same time.  About May 1st he had them eating 9 lbs of
corn; by June 1st  they were on 12 lbs corn chop and 1/2 lb of oil meal each per day.
   They are going a little better than that now besides all the alfalfa hay they want, 
which was from 10 to 12 lbs per day when feeding old hay.  Since he began feeding new hay 
he is not weighing it.  On May 16 he weighed the entire herd consisting of 100 heifers 
and 70 steers.  He weighed them again on June 16 and they had made an average gain of 64 
lbs per head.
   On July 11th he weighed 14 steers and 24 heifers, not all the best, but some of the
best were in the lot and were above the average in the head.  The steers weighed 671 
pounds and the heifers weighed 601 pounds. One steer showed a gain of 60 pounds in 25
days.  By these figures, anyone who is accustomed to feeding can readily see what may be
done with "baby beef" on alfalfa hay and corn if the right course is taken.
   Mr Knott was the first man in the Big Thompson valley to feed lambs for the eastern
   The business has steadily grown to a large and profitable industry both to himself and
his neighbors, making their land rich with manure and alfalfa so that when it is broken
up and sown to wheat, instead of 14 bushels per acre it yields from 40 to 50.
   He is the first to venture in the "baby beef" business and the prospect points to a
great success as the sheep feeding has proven.  Over 17,000 head of sheep were fed and
shipped from Berthoud last season.
   Mr Knott expects to be in the market again this fall to supply his neighbors and
others with lambs and calves.  The calves which he is feeding, though small when 
started, are now almost ready for the market.
   Last winter Amos and Murray got a bunch of calves to feed at their ranch near Fort
Collins, and kept account of their weights, etc.  They weighed in at an average of 412
pounds.  They were given an unlumited supply of alfalfa, with a small ration of half bean
and half corn chop.  The ration was increased as the calves became accustomed to the
grain, and the proportion of corn was gradually increased until it was five/sixths to
one/eighth of bran.
   In three months the heifers averaged 516-1/2 and the steers 519-1/2 pounds. On April 7
the heifers weighed 572, and the steers 2-1/4 lbs heavier.  Another 30 days brought the
heifers to 632, steers to 644.  The 6 months of feeding was up June 7, and that day the
heifers weighed 695 and the steers 712 pounds.  During the last month the calves were
each given an additional ration of one pound of oil meal a day.  This stock sold at 5
cents  a pound at the ranch.

Aug 5, 1899..A A Knott expects to go south in a few days to contract for sheep and calves
for next winters feeding.

Aug 12, 1899..A A Knott shipped two car loads of fat calves to the Denver market
Sunday.  He still has about one hundred head that he will probably market later on.  From
Denver Mr Knott went to New Mexico to look at some bunches of calves, sheep and cattle
preparatory to making his fall contracts.

Aug 19, 1899..Misses Sadie and Ada Owen, of Tipton, Ia., arrived in Berthoud Sunday on
a visit with the Messrs. Weltys and Knott's families.
   Mrs Fred Welty, Misses Ada Owens, Sadie Owens, Alice Knott and Mr Ed Trough are
spending the week at Estes Park.
   A A Knott, who went to N. Mex. last week to look after lambs for fall feeding,
purchased two car loads of fat cattle and marketed them in Denver Tuesday.  Mr Knott
went from Denver to Utah to see what  can be done there in regard to lambs.  He says
those in N. Mex. are no good this season.
   E H Knott is trying an experiment this season that perhaps has never been tried in this
part of Colorado before.  It is that of raising lambs as a business.  Last spring, out of 
the bunch of sheep which he fed for the market, he kept about two hundred ewes and from
them he has raised about one hundred and forty good, thrifty lambs.  As an experiment he
is well satified with the results and says he sees no reason why sheep raising should 
not be a profitable business in this part of the country.

Sept 16 1899..A A Knott expects to put in a fine string of lambs and sell by weight at
his farm, something that never was done here before.
   Frank Knott and Peter Johnson are digging their spring spuds.  They sold one car 
load to Andy Fairbain for 60cts per cwt.  They are getting about 40 sacks per acre.
   Otto Eidson and Bert Knott expect to start to Loveland to school next Monday.

Oct 7 1899..A A and Elza Knott were expected to arrive in Platteville yesterday, Friday,
with a shipment of sheep from Idaho.  From Platteville the herd will be driven to Berthoud

Oct 14 1899..E H and Bert Knott trailed 2000 head of lambs from Platteville last week
   A A Knott's family expect to move into town the last of the week
   Petter Johnson and Frank Knott are digging their spuds; they are turning out ninety sacks per acre
   A A Knott is moving his family and household effects to the Ed Sperry property east of
town this week.  It will be remembered that Mr Knott purchased the above named property
last spring in order that he may be more conveniently attend to the transaction of his stock business.

Oct 21 1899..F N Knott has moved on his father's farm, where he expects to farm next
   E H Knott went south Tuesday morning to buy lambs for winter feeding.
   Mr. and Mrs. G F Welty took Sunday dinner at the Knott ranch.
   Mrs E H Knott went to Longmont shopping on Wednesday.
   Bert Knott and two men started for the eastern part of the state for a bunch of cattle 
for A A Knott.

Nov 4 1899..A A Knott returned Sunday from Illinois where he has been for some time
with sheep.  He now has about 5200 on feed in that state which he expects to place on the
Chicago market soon.  
   It will be noticed by an ad, in this issue that our well known farmer and stockman A A
Knott is offering his farm implements and stock for sale with a view to devoting more of
his time to live stock dealing.
   E H Knott arrived home Wednesday from New Mexico where he purchased a fine string
of lambs for F Howarth at 2.25 per head.
   Bert Knott and party got home Saturday with Mr. Knotts' cattle which are looking fine.

Nov 4 1899...            PUBLIC SALE!
                Wednesday, Nov. 15 1899
  At my farm 2 miles east and 2 miles north of Berthoud, I will sell at Public Sale the
following property:
5 or 8 Head of Good Work Horses, including One Heavy Draught Team.
3 Good Cows.  3 Calves.  1 Span of Goats and Harness.
48 Two year old Heifers, in good flesh, dehorned, and all with calf by Short Horn Bull.
68 Two-year old Steers, good flesh and good stock; all dehorned.
1 Thoroughbred Short Horn Bull, 3 years old; dehorned.
  Also all my FARM MACHINERY.
  Also at PRIVATE SALE 100 HEAD corn fed Yearlings.
Sale Commences at 10 a.m. sharp.    FREE LUNCH.
$40.00 and under, Cash; all sumes over that amount 9 months' credit.
   A.A. KNOTT.      Alpheus Bashor, Auctioneer.

Nov 11 1899..E H Knott and wife dined, Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G F Welty.
   A A Knott has a public sale to be pulled off at his farm the 15th. It will be a big sale.
   A A Knott was dipping his lambs Tuesday.  He can dip 3000 a day.
   E H Knott has gone south again after lambs.    

Nov 18 1899..Berthoud Public School Report
   The following is a report of the four departments of the Berthoud public school for the
month of October.  The total enrollment this term is 116 pupils.
   Primary department, Miss Susie Turner teacher:
Males       Females     Total
 16      32         48
Average Daily attendance, 34
   Those neither tardy nor absent during the month, 1st grade, Bettie Hubbell, La Veta
Wright, Nellie Jefferes, Robert Boston, Gladys McClung and Eva Foresman; 2nd grade,
Lynetta Foresman, Minnie Nevin, Olivve Persen, Wallace Pierce and Louis Greenland;
3rd grade, Harold Nevin, Helen Shull, Walter Greenland and Edward Boston.
Mrs H Foresman,  Mrs F Welty,  Mrs Knott.
Intermediate department. Mrs L C King teacher:
4th grade   5th grade    6th grade
  12        14   14
Neither tardy nor absent, 4th grade, Hazel Jefferes, Charlie Osborn, Carl and George
Wright; 5th grade, Willie Brown, George Saltzman; 6th grade, John Dudley, Ina Haskins,
Everett Munson, Elmer Pulliam, Myrtle Smith, Belva Turner and Theresa Thornton.
   Grammar department, Miss Coleman teacher:
7th grade    8th grade    total
   12          4       16
   Those neither tardy nor absent, Olive Brown and Imo Davis.
   High school department, Miss L F McConnell teacher:
9th grade    10 grade     total
   5      7       12
Neither tardy nor absent, Allan Cole, Syney Davis.

   Elza Knott returned Friday morning from the southern part of the state with a car load 
of lambs and a car of ewes.  The ewes are for the Rockwell bros. and will be used for
breeders.  Mr Knott says they are the finest he has seen.  He will go south at once to
purchase a car of heifer calves for himself.

Nov 24 1899..SHEEP FEEDING INDUSTRY..Each succeding year notes a rapid growth
in the sheep feeding industry in the vicinity of Berthoud.  The value of such an industry 
is incalculable to the agricultural interests for which this locality is noted, as it is 
almost the only means of consuming the tons of alfalfa hay which are raised and to the 
feeder it is not unprofitable.
   Not more than eight years ago sheep feeding was introduced as an experiment in the Big
Thompson valley by our prominent stockman, A A Knott, who feed but a very small flock
with gratifying results.  Thousands are now fed in that valley and the following list gives
the number being fed with Berthoud as a shipping point for the eastern market this season.
(see WELTY for complete list)
A A Knott      1900
E H Knott       130
total             18,470

We have it upon good authority that between five and six thousand more lambs will be fed
in the neighborhood besides those listed above, as twelve carloads have already been
contracted for and there is good probability of six cars being shipped in later on.
   Last year the number fed and shipped from here, exclusiv of those fed by McPhee and
McGinnity, only reached 16,200.  The price of lambs last year ranged from $2.35 to $2.55
f.p.r; this year it was from $2.20 to $2.40 on Mexican lambs, with the heavy Utah and
western ranging upwards.  Aside from the feeding busines, several are experimenting in
sheep raising.  Among those who have found the business encouraging are E H Knott, J H
Welty, Russell Skinner and J H Coleman.  C A Rockwell, with 260 ewes, will try the
business the coming season.
   Allowing 1,000 head for those raised here, and taking the number being fed by hubbell
and Smith (4,000) which were trailed from Wyoming from the total number, leaves 13,470
that were brought to this point by rail.
   A large number of cattle are also being fed for the market and several cars of calves 
are expected to arrive soon.
   A A Knott has about four carloads of fat cattle which he intends to ship east in a few

Nov 24 1899..Allen Packer, of Union, Ia., and A A Knott, colleagues in the Utah sheep
business, spent Sunday with him.  He purchased a carload of young cattle and shipped
them to Iowa.  In company with Elza Knott he went to Ludlow, this state, Monday.

Dec 2 1899..A A Knott returned from the southern part of the state Wednesday.  He failed
to secure a sufficient number of lambs to supply the demand here, so he made no
contracts.  Elza Knott will start in a few days to try his luck in procuring enough to 
furnish those with lambs who wish to feed.
   Elza Knott left Friday evening with two cars of fat calves for the Omaha market.

Dec 9 1899..A A Knott went to Denver Saturday in the interest of some of the sheep
   F H Knott, a sheep and cattle feeder of Berthoud, Colo, was a visitor this morning.  Mr
Knott will by Saturday next have here two carloads of the Texas calves he started in to
feed for this Christmas trade.  The youngsters have been eating cracked corn, a little oil
cake and alfalfa for some months, so that now the steers weigh 830 pounds and the heifers
800, as against an average of 350 last December.  If he finds no market here, Omaha will
get them.  His father, the well known sheep feeder, A A Knott has room enough to take
care of 3,000 more lambs this winter and he has gone to New Mexico to see if he can get
them.  -  Denver Stockman.

Dec 30 1899..A A Knott returned Monday from a tour through New Mexico in search of
lambs.  He succeeded in purchasing 2000 head of very nice animals to be delivered at
Magdalena, N.M. about the 10th of January.  Owing to the advance in the price of wool
and other market influences the sheepmen do not care to sell at a price which the feeder
feels able to give.
   Mr. and Mrs G Foresman and Mr and Mrs Fred Welty ate the Christmas fowl at Elza

Jan 6 1900..Mrs Frank Knott and her brother Ray went over to Longmont Saturday on
account of the sickness of Mrs. Knott's little nephew.
   Mr and Mrs E H Knott took dinner Saturday with Harl Foresman and Family.
   Bert Knott collided with a 'shinny' ball while playing that game on the ice the other 
day. The ball struck him between the eyes, and though the blood flowed freely from his 
nose he was not disabled.
   Born on Jan 2, 1900 at Marysville, Calif. to Mr and Mrs Frank M Jackman, a daughter. 
(Mrs Jackman is the daughter of A A Knott)

Jan 27 1900..Elza Knott accompanied a car load of cattle to the Denver market last week.

Feb 3 1900..A A Knott, the pioneer lamb feeder of Berthoud, Colo., is in New Mexico
trying to scare up 3000 more lambs to feed.  The fine weather has curtailed the
consumption of alfalfa to such an extent that more stock can be put on feed than was
supposed early in the season. (article from Denver Stockman)
   The Masons held a banquet and mentions Bert, Alice and Leslie Knott appeared as
characters in a laughable farce.

Feb 10 1900..The first consignment of sheep for the eastern market this season left
Berthoud Tuesday.  It consisted of five cars, three of which were shipped by A A Knott
and two by J H Welty.  The time is now at hand when the feeder begins to think of turning
at least a part of his fatted stock into cash, and the present market quotations indicated 
that some profit may be realized by the early shipper. During the next month or two it is
probable that many sheep and fat cattle also, will go to market.  We cherish the hope that
all who have ventured into the feeding business will realize a profit that will be
   Sheep inspector J G Moon, of Fort Collins, inspected the sheep of Welty and Knott
Monday prior to their shipment on Tuesday.
   Three cars of lambs arrived Tuesday billed to A A Knott, to be fed in the vicinity of
Berthoud.  An effort was made to secure several cars more for parties who have concluded
to feed, but with no avail owing to the scarcity of the animals.
   A A and E H Knott and J H Welty shipped five car loads of sheep on Tuesday to
   A social hop was given at F N Knott's on Tuesday night.  A splendid time was reported.
  Berthoud Public School Report...not entered at this time..

Feb 17 1900..A A Knott went east last week to look after some sheep which he has on
feed, and which he expects to put on the market soon.

Feb 24 1900..A telegram was received by H Foresman from Clarence, Iowa, informing
him that Henry Welty was lying at the point of death.  Fred Welty left for his bedside on
Monday afternoon's train.  Mr Welty is the father of our well known country people Mrs A
A Knott, Mrs W E Bader, J H and G F Welty.

Mar 3 1900..Mrs A A Knott left Friday for Clarence, Iowa to visit her father, Henry
Welty, who is seriously ill.  She contemplates a trip to Chicago before returning home.
   A A Knott, the lamb feeder of Berthoud, was a visitor on his way from Chicago, where
he marketed some of the Idaho bred lambs he has been feeding in Illinois as well as
Colorado.  Mr Knott is not pleased with the results on those he fed in Illinois.  The
gain,  or the finish, was not as good by ten pounds compared with the ones at Ft.
Collins. Colorado is the greatest place in the United States to feed lamb, says Mr Knott
(article from Denver Stockman)
   A A Knott arrived from Chicago Tuesday evening.  He put three of the four cars which
he shipped on the market at the fair price of 6.80 and 6.90, realizing more than $6 per
head.  Average weight 88 lbs.  Mr Knott will ship his remaining four cars the first of the
week taking charge also of two cars for F P Howarth.  He will market some of the sheep
which are on feed at Ashton soon.

Mar 10, 1900..The only shipment of sheep from Berthoud this week consisted of six cars
which left Monday.  The shippers were A A and Elza Knott who shipped 4 cars and F P
Howarth, who shipped 2 cars.  The consignments were accompanied by A A Knott and
son Bert, and F P Howarth.

Mar 17 1900..The Berthoud Bank received a telegram that A A Knott marketed one car of
sheep in Chicago this week at &.35, weighing 84 pounds.  No word has yet been received
concerning the sale of his remaining cars and those shipped by F P Howarth.

Mar 24 1900..E H Knott went to Fort Collins Thursday of last week, returns home
   Elza Knott and wife took dinner Sunday with Mr and Mrs Chas. Hewitt
   Miss Org Smith is staying at A A Knott's at Berthoud.

April 7 1900..Mrs A A Knott returned Friday from an extended visit with her parents in
Iowa and a trip to Chicago.

Apr 14 1900..Bert Knott returned from Chicago Friday evening last week.

May 26 1900..BERTHOUD AND VICINITY.. (a little info about the town of Berthoud. 
See WELTY for copy)

Jun 3 1900..Got hold of A Knott.  Elza Knott came near losing his life Tuesday while
pumping water to wet some high land.  Something became wrong with the pump which
compelled him to go down into the well to adjust.  While in the act of tightening a 
screw his wrench slipped letting him fall against a revolving shaft in which there was a
set screw which took a good hold in the bosom of his shirt almost choking him before the
garment began to tear.  His shirt and overalls were stripped from his person, and he had
to send to the house for clothes.   Luckily the night engineer was near and stopped the 
engine before doing further mischief.  Going into the well while pumping was a risky
preceding but could not be avoided as the rising water would not permit him to work to
advantage while it was not in operation.

Jun 9 1900..A A Knott left Thursday for the Mormon city, Salt Lake City, in response to a
telegram calling him there on business.

Jun 16 1900..A A Knott, the sheep and cattle feeder of Berthoud, Colo., was a visitor
this morning, coming from Ill., after marketing the last of his lambs and now on the  
way to Utah looking for stock.  Mr Knott believes there will be considerable cattle 
feed in his neighborhood this winter.  The lamb feeders intend to get their stock a
little cheaper this winter than last.  They acknowledge that profits were good this year,
but there have been bad years and they propose to be extremely judicious in buying, for
now no one knows where the market will go next spring.  Denver Stockman.

Jul 21 1900..A A Knott, the Berthoud, Colo. stockman, got in from Sioux City this
morning.  About four weeks ago Mr Knott went to Utah to look up sheep matters and from
there he went to Idaho.  As he sized up the ......., lambs would be lower ..... in the 
summer, he turned his attention to horses, bought a couple of ........, took them to Sioux 
City, made some money and is now going back to Idaho for more.  In his opinion lambs in 
Idaho will not be as good this year as they were last.  The crop is so great and there 
are a great many twins, so that there will be long strings of tailings.  Growers along 
the Snake river and north of Soda Springs are hardly ready yet to make prices.  He heard 
of some being offered at $2.25.  He heard of another lot that was offered at $1.75.  
Therefore Mr Knott expects lower prices later.  In southern Utah lambs averaging over 
sixty pounds were quoted at $2.00 to 2.25 per head with no takers.  These were on the 
Uintah reservation.   He heard of no contracts being closed.  Mr Knott says that during 
the trip last night and yesterday through Iowa Nebraska on the Union Pacific there was a 
good heavy rain.  Corn is looking fine and in western Iowa it is in the silk.-Denver 
Stockman, Monday.

Jul 28 1900..The 'baby beef' industry did not last long, as feeders did not find it a good
investment-at least not as good as they anticipated.  The calves cost too much to begin
with and did not weigh out with sufficient increase in proportion to the amount of feed
they take...
   Miss Alice Knott, of Berthoud, is the guest of Mr and Mrs M R Mason this city.
   Stockman A A Knott was at Fort Collins last Saturday on lamb business.  He is of the
opinion, after careful study of the conditions, that those feeders who contract now at 
even 2.25 are paying to high a price.  In the breeding fields west and south the lamb
crop is exceedingly heavy, and it will be necessary to find buyers at about the buyers
own price.  There will be about 30,000 fed in the Berthoud district this season, an 
increase of about  30 per cent over last season.  The outlook for selling is about the
same as last spring,  as there is no apparent reason why the demand for lambs should 
vary.  Mr Knott says that  it will need special care in buying this fall, as the twins 
are so numerous there will  be too many of the "tailings" class.

Aug 4 1900..A A Knott made a business trip to Denver last Saturday.
   A large number of young people were pleasantly entertained at the home of R H
Boatman, last Wednesday evening.  It was the occasion of the birthday of Myrtie and
Bertie Boatman.  The usual pleasant out door games were played and music was furnished
by Clyde Jefferes, Bert Knott, Hallie Stewart and Newton Boatman.
   Supper was served on the lawn, which was brilliantly lighted.  The refreshments
consisted of ice cream, cake and coffee.  It was very evident that the guests had a royal
good time, as they stayed past the hour of midnight.
   Among the presents received, by the young people who were so fortunate as to have a
birthday, were handkerchief, perfumes and writing paper.  The guests, both those who
were invited and those present were:  Horace Hubbell, Fred Hankins, Adolphus Turner,
James Turner, Bert Knott, Clyde Jefferes, Jessie Jefferes, Birdie Jefferes, Willard Newell,
Harvey Turner, Sena Wilson, Margie Harris, Susie Wilson, Carrie Wright, E N Wray, Roy
Milburn, Fred Milburn, Nannie Swanson, Rhoda Longan, Hallie Stewart, Mamie Stewart,
Will ...(didn't get rest)
   Lena Fair.... and Imo Davis delightfully entertained their friends at Lena's home,
Thursday evening of last week.  There were no uncomfortable gaps in the fun, but the
whole evening was pleasantly filled up with music and games, several have been heard to
say that they never had a better time.
   The guests were:  Adolphus Turner, James Turner, Harvey Turner, Jessie Jefferes,
Byrdie Jefferes, Willard Newell, Bert Knott, Alice Knott, Margie Harris, Sena Wilson,
Myrtle Smith, Virgie Smith, Susie Wilson, Ann Rockwell, Em.....  Freeman, Carrie
Freeman, Wallace Cole, Harvey Hubbell, Carrie Wright, Claude Wright, Edna Cole, Allan
Cole, Horace Hubbell, Ed. McCormick, E N Wray, Ed Wray, Grace McCormick, Clyde
Jefferes, Mable Haworth, Myrtle Howarth, Lewellyn Papan, Olive Brown, Sidney Davis
and John Dudley.

Aug 11 1900..A A Knott, of Berthoud, Colo., was down yesterday.  He says crops are
looking fine especially wheat.  His son has a field that will yield sixty bushels to the 
acre, or the guess will be an awful bad mill-Denver Stockman.

Aug 18 1900..A A Knott, returned to Berthoud Thursday from Clayton, N.M. and left
yesterday afternoon for Utah and Idaho to get out a shipment of ten cars of horses.  While
here Mr Knott contracted to supply about 10,000 lambs for winter feeding, and expects to
put in several more thousand.

Sep 1 1900..Elza Knott and Bev Turner left Thursday morning for New Mexico so as to
look up the lamb situation for themselves.  If the prices are right they will contract 
for a few thousand lambs.

Sep 15 1900..At A A Knott's farm residence Sunday lightning gave an entertainment from
the telephone, but no one was injured.  A little west of F N Knott's a pole was
shattered, so that there was no telephone service till Tuesday.  On account of such
occurrences there ought to be a resident lineman so that interuptions could be repaired
immediately.  When a person pays for phone service and depends upon it the company ought
to see that service is always in the best of order.
   A A Knott returned last Saturday morning from his trip through the Western sheep
fields, and is still of the opinion that lambs of the finest grade will yet be bought at
prices ranging at $2.00 and less.  In all he has so far contracted sales for about 10,000
head, to be delivered this month and next nearly all coming to the Berthoud district, the
small portion going to Fort Collins.  While on this recent trip Mr Knott went to St Louis
with 150 head of horses, but the result was not very flattering, and for the present
horses  will be dropped and all his attention given to cattle and sheep.  Three cars of
cattle  were .....(didn't get rest)
   E H Knott, of Berthoud, Colo., was in the city Thursday, on his way South to look over
several flocks of lambs that had been offered at $1.50 at 1.75 per head on the range.  He
said he did not expect to buy, for with the freight added and on top of this the feed in
transit rate, it would make the total just a little more than the northern Colorado
feeders  are figuring on paying this winter.  The total would be about $2.05.  The 
feeders are much desirous of buying Western lambs, but the freight rates precludes the
possibility of taking hold at present prices.  With the feed in transit rate added to the 
rate from Soda Springs, Ida., for instance, to Denver, the cost in about $1.50 per car.
  The hay crop up north is not over abundant this year and corn is going to be held at a
good price, as high as last year.  Feeders do not anticipate anywhere near an average of
this spring's prices for their product next spring and therefore the lambs must be bought
at a safe price.-Denver Stockman

Oct 6 1900..E H Knott, the sheepman of Berthoud, Colo., was in the city today, en route
to New Mexico, where he goes to receive a part of 8,000 lambs he purchased there at $1.75
per head weighed up at Clayton.  He lately purchased in Utah 4,000 lambs at $1.75 per
head, buyer paying freight.  Last year these lambs would have cost him $2.55 per head
with freight paid to the river.  Mr Knott says he believes that lambs are now selling as
low as they ever will this fall for the good ones, and he also says the tops are about
all gone.  Utah men will not take less, and will ship their old ewes and tail ends to hay
in Kansas and Nebraska and feed them out for spring markets.  These lambs would have cost
last year $2.55 f.p.r. Mr Knott and his father, A A Knott, are bringing into Berthoud
from Wyoming 10,000 lambs which have been purchased at $1.50 per CWT., weighed up at
awlins on a twelve hour shrink, buyer paying the freight to the river.  They will 
average about sixty pounds.  There will be heavy shipment of Wyoming lambs for the next
two weeks, 200 cars having been ordered for Rawlins for between October 1 and 15.  This
Wyoming stock is being put on short feed, three months for the Christmas trade.  Some of
it is already on a ration of three-fourths of a pound of grain, although in the feed lots 
since the 10th of this month.-Denver Stockman.

Oct 20 1900..This week over 7,000 lambs have been received, as follows:  W T Newell
1819, John V Stryker 540,  .. of the above 5,300 were shipped in by Elza Knott.

Oct 27 1900..A A Knott brought down a train load of lambs from Rawlins, Wyo., last
Saturday, distributing them as follows:
Wm Flora     1028     J H Welty    860
F P Howarth   344     Thos Smith   515
A A Knott     335
car at Loveland for G A Hamilton (343) and nine car loads ewes at Greeley for Gaddis
And Bennett to be wintered east of Loveland and to be taken to the range in the spring.
   On Monday word was received from E H Knott that he had purchased in the San Luis
valley 2,500 head of lambs, 2,100 being for D T Pullian.
   A A Knott started Tuesday morning for Trinidad to look at some lambs.
   Elza Knott brought in two car loads of lambs Thursday evening.

Nov 10 1900..A A and Elza Knott started on Thursday for Folsom N.M., where they would
receive 18 cars of lambs and ewes.  Six of the cars are for wintering east of here for a
Wyoming firm.

Nov 17 1900..Lambs were received this week by A A Knott, S J Wilson, Luther Keirnes
and Lovilo Fagan.

Nov 24 1900..The ladies of the Eastern Star gave Mrs C V Stryker a surprise Tuesday
evening, the 20th.  There were Mr and Mrs W T Newell, Mr A A Knott, ... others..

Dec 8, 1900..The lambs to be fed in the vicinity of Berthoud are now all in except about
a thousand head, and it is certainly surprising to note the increase over last year.
 Last year the number fed footed up to some thing over 23,000, but this season the 
number will is expected to bring a quarter of  a million dollars.  We are not sure that
such a great increase is wise, but the finish only  will determine.  Should there be
sufficient hay in the district no mistake will have been  made, but should the feeders
run short then there will be loss without end-and the lamb  feeding industry will be 
cussed to a finish.
   Elza Knott has learned by close attention that southern lambs consume 1 lbs of hay
to 2 lbs by the northerners, but he decidedly prefers the feeding of the extra hay, as
results more than balance expense.  The southern lambs seem to stand the worry and 
climate much better than those from the north, and it is quite clear that the percentage 
of loss is  in favor of the southern stock.  One would naturally think the lambs from the
colder country would do best here, but that isn't the prevailing opinion of experienced
   Here follows a list of the feeders in the Berthoud district for this season, with the 
number of lambs in the pens: (see WELTY section for complete list)
A A Knott 1800 E H Knott 374
   Of the above the local bank is carrying all but about 15,000 head....didn't get rest.

Dec 22 1900..A Knott went south Wednesday to bring in 2 more car loads of lambs for
   Elza Knott has sold his ranch four miles northeast of Berthoud to Pulliam and Thornton,
of Loveland, for $20 an acre.  The land is above the ditches, and water has to be pumped,
so it is clear that property is going up in price.  It is probable Mr Knott will locate
in  the Fort Lupton country as there is more open range for stock.

Jan 12 1901..E H Knott, the big sheepman of Berthoud, Colorado, sent in a car of cattle
for this market.  Denver Record-Stockman.
   E H Knott reports that a shipment of lambs from Berthoud will go forward to market
Monday.  They are going to Omaha.  These early lambs are heavy large westerns...more
on price of lambs..

Jan 26 1901..A A Knott came in Thursday morning from Albuquerque, N.M. with ten cars
of sheep for feeding, and expects two cars more in right away.  Of these J J Thornton
received 555 head, W S Flora 555, R M Hubbell 370, Munson and Turner 370, A A Knott
370, and four cars went to W A Drake of Fort Collins.  Mr Knott says he will remain at
home awhile now.

Feb 2 1901..Last week Elza Knott purchased in Longmont, near the park on the west side,
a residence property from E E Norton, and will move to his new home during February. 
He will have a sale to dispose of a lot of farm stock and implements about the 14th.  Mr
Knott will devote his whole attention to stock dealing, making sheep a specialty, but will
feed considerable stuff near Longmont.  He will continue to work with A A Knott also,
and there seems to be no reason why success should not be the resold.

Feb 9 1901..P U B L I C  S A L E!
Having sold my farm it is necessary to dispose of my Stock, Implements, Etc. so on
     Thursday, February 14, 1901,
  I will over at Public Sale the following property, and splendid opportunity is offered
those wanting to buy.    Sale at Knott ranch, 4 miles northeast of Berthoud.
2 Good milch cows             2 Corn Plows
9 Yearling Heifers.           1 Road Scraper
1 12 yr old Horse, weight 1300 lbs.     1 Riding Plow
1 Mare Colt, 10 Months old         1 Hay Rake
1 Mare, 8 years old           1 Dain Bull Rake
3 Young sows, pure bred       1 Blacksmith Vice
3 Dozen Young Hens            1 Myres Hay Fork
1 Top Buggy                   1 Set Work Harness
1 Deering Binder in good shape          1 Road Cart
  McCormick Mower almost new       1 Large Wardrobe
1 Grain Drill                 1 Bed Room set
     and other articles too numerous to mention.

TERMS-$10 and under, spot cash.  Over $10 ten months time on bankable notes at 8 per
cent interest; 8 per cent off for spot cash.
Sale commences at 10 a.m. SHARP.  Free Lunch at noon.
    Positively no by-bidding.
 Alpheous Bashor,                  E H Knott
  Auctioneer, Hygiene, Colo.                 owner

Mar 2 1901..The first of this week Elza Knott moved to his new home at Longmont. 
Business matters will no doubt make him a frequent visitor at Berthoud.

Mar 16 1901..Sheep shipping..The shipping of sheep is as follows: March 12th..E H Knott
1 car.    Mr Knott went with the shipment.

Mar 30 1901..Bert Knott, returned from Denver Wednesday evening.
My friends "down the line" and at Fort Collins have been giving us considerable "hot air"
lately on the present lamb market and future prospects.  In spite of it all we are still
feeding 82 cent corn and $3.00 hay and the "Big Four" is holding the lamb market at about
5 1/4c and sitting in an easy chair smoking 10c cigars and quietly asking us, "Boys, What
are you going to do about it?"  I do not think we can solve the problem in time to do us
much good this year, and I don't know as we can for next year, but we might try.  As
regards the number of lambs on feed in Colorado will say that, in my opinion, it has been
overestimated by about 200,000 head.  A short time ago the Denver Times published a list
of all the feeders in the state with number of lambs on feed by each one.  Now, I am
willing to bet that Times reporter a nickle's worth of Old Virginia cheroots that he is 
off  at least 150,000.  Right here at home he had some of the feeders down twice and 
three times, and credited me with over 5,000 lambs when 2,150 was my number,  John Shay 
and W T Breason and others were in the same fix, and if other points were overestimated
in the same ratio, it would make more difference than I have figured.  I think the best
way to bring the packers to time and pay prices that we can afford to feed for is to cut
down our feeding by plowing up our alfalfa and putting it in wheat for a few years.
  Previous to last year I have fed from 2,000 to 7,000 each year for the past ten years.
 Last year I broke up seventy acres of my alfalfa and thrashed fortynine bushels of No. 1
wheat per acre, which I think is better than $2.00 lambs on Soc corn and $3.00 hay with a
5 1/2c market for our fat lambs,  Now, I am one of those terrible middlemen that have 
been getting rich selling lambs to the feeders.  I commenced buying and feeding lambs 
here at Berthoud ten years ago last fall and have been at it ever since, and have handled
about 30,000 head of lambs for feeders on an average each year for the past six years.  
One feeder says that "the men who commenced eight or ten years ago have now got all kinds 
of money."  I would like tosee some of them borrowing of our friend Drake; of course he 
admits that he has made astake.  I for one had a mortgage on my farm ten years ago and
half of it is there yet-andliable to stay with present prices of fat lambs.
   Now as regards the prices paid for lambs last fall I will say that we all of us only 
paid market prices.  We might as well say we are now paying too much for corn, yet it is
the market price and how are we going to change it?  It is a mighty hard matter to buy 
cheap lambs, say $1.10 to $1.25 for good Mexican stuff, when every man that wants two or
three cars of lambs to feed thinks he can save our 10c a head commission by going south 
after them himself.  I have seen six or eight buyers get off the same train at 
Albuquerque or Clayton, (Drake was already there) and the Mexicans would advance the
price at once. 
Still the suckers would bite.
   When I was in Rawlins, Wyo. last October it was reported on the street that Greeley
and Fort Collins farmers had sent to the employment office in Denver for men to dig their
spuds and clean their feed yards as the feeders were all up there buying lambs.  I can 
prove this by Bushnell, and not only every feeder in the country was out buying, but the
commission houses had their men out scouring the ranges of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming
for lambs.  The good fat stuff they wanted shipped to their houses at the river or 
Chicago, and sent the tail ends to some sucker whom they would carry.  We had buyers from
Nebraska, Iowa and as far east of Michigan and Wisconsin to compete with.  Under these
conditions, how can you expect to buy cheap lambs?  The range men would be the worst
kind of "guys" if they did not take advantage of these conditions.  I was in the range
sheep business several years, and it is about as may friends, Law and Bush, say.  As to 
the present supply off hand to go forward yet this spring.  I can only speak of my own 
district.  We have on feed here, including Highland and east, most to Platteville, a 
fraction over 50,000.  I have a record of every car that has gone out of here up to date,
and this coming week will see nearly half of them gone.  The most of the western stuff 
has gone out, while nearly all the Mexicans are yet on hand.  I am afraid my friend, W A
Drake, will have to dig mighty hard to get his 10,000 every day from now to June 1st.   
 Wonder if he wants the contract to furnish them?  If so I would suggest that he go into 
partnership with the Times' reporter-he knows where they are.  Give us another blast of 
hot air from the "Hank of the Poudre, Far Away"  Yours, etc.,  A A Knott

Apr 6 1901..E H Knott, the stockman, says that one third of the lamb crop near Berthoud
has been shipped to market.  Greeley and Eaton sheep are nearly all gone and at Collins
one-third or more are gone.  At Loveland very few have been shipped.  Longmont
call..Lamb shippers..W T Newell, 2 cars..

Apr 20 1901..A A Knott went east with the train of sheep Thursday, and expects to be
     Letter From A A Knott.
  Colorado sheep feeders are having a tough time of it this year.  Lambs are now selling
at lower prices than in December last, prospects are very poor for any material advance
in prices in the near future but corn is going higher every day.
   The bad storms during the past week have made the roads almost impassable for hauling
hay and grain to the feed yards, and the feed yards themselves are a fright.  Some 
feeders have made large "slushers" to clean their yards, while others have hauled in
 straw every day to bed them with, but in spite of all this the shrinkage on fat lambs in
these yards will be more in one day than can be put on in three.  I do not think my lambs
will weigh asmuch now as they did two weeks ago.  I have not heard of any death losses to
speak of but several feeders (mostly new feeders) have told me that their lambs were 
badly off feed and a good many were stiff-could hardly walk.
   In times of bad storms I always cut my lambs down one-third to one-half on their feed
of grain until the storm is over; then I bring them back slowly to full feed again.  By 
doingthis I avoid foundering the greedy ones.  This some feeders failed to do during the
last storm and now have some of their lambs in bad shape.  Then again the present 
conditions are likely to start a rush to market to get out of the mud and slop and may
have a depressing influence on prices east as the big feed barns near Missouri River 
points and Chicago are now full as they can hardly get and we are liable to get things
overdone and make bad matters worse.  The only thing that will hold them back is the bad
condition ofthe roads which makes it almost impossible to get lambs to the railroad to 
   Altogether the Colorado feeders are out of luck this year and most of us will be out of
cash when we finish shipping.  Perhaps the "Big 4" will wish they had a chance to get
some good Colorado fed lambs next year.  Experience is a dear school but "fools will learn
in no other."
          Yours very respectfully
               A A Knott

May 11 1901..The feeding pen..On Tuesday A A Knott shipped two cars of sheep.

May 25 1901..The feeding pen..At Chicago, last week, A A Knott sold 259 lambs, average
84 lbs at $5.50.
   On Monday A A Knott placed 242 head of fat lambs on the Chicago market at $5.50,
average 91 lbs.

Jun 15 1901..Elza Knott and wife were up from Longmont over Saturday, the guests of Mr
and Mrs H Foresman.

Jun 29 1901..A party to the dam last Sunday was composed of the families of Jake Welty,
Will Bader, W N Bader, Frank Knott and John Knaus.  The time spent at the dam was
much enjoyed, but the trip each way was rather warm.

Jul 20 1901..The families of A A and F N Knott were upon the Toll Road after trout from
Friday until Tuesday.  They reported poor fishing.

Jul 27 1901..Bert Knott and Ed Coleman drove to Longmont Monday afternoon.

Aug 24 1901..Bert Knott was in Denver Wednesday and Thursday dallying with the
amusement side of life in a big city.
   Mr and Mrs S Jefferes and Mr and Mrs A A Knott returned Wednesday PM from their
three weeks' overland trip in the mountains.  They were across the range and visited many
places of special interest, and they claim that all the time they were gone they had real
pleasure in the occasion.

A A Knott:
   A A Knott was born in Hillsdale country, Michigan, November 28, 1848.  At the age of
four years his father's family moved to Ohio, and in 1856, shortly after his father 
returned from a three years' trip to California, the family moved to Cedar country, Iowa,
where theyremained for twenty one years.  The last five years Mr Knott was in Iowa he was 
in theflour mill business with his father and older brother.
   In 1870 Mr Knott was married to Miss Maggie Welty, oldest sister of J H and G F
Welty, now well known farmers near Berthoud.  IN 1877 Mr Knott moved with his family
to "Egypt," southern Illinois and in the fall of 1878 he and J H Welty went to Kansas,
driving overland with team.  They settled near Caldwell, Sumner county, where Mr Knott
worked most of the time at his trade as a miller in the "City Mills" at Wellington, in
orderto support his family.  In the spring of 1880 he came overland with a party of 
thirteen men.  They had one old plug team of horses and a yoke of bulls.

   He landed at Leadville in June and worked in the mines a short time, and in July he
came to Longmont and took charge of the old flour mill at Pella, on the St Vrain Creek.
His family and Mr Welty joined him during the fall of 1880 and the following spring they
moved to a farm near the mouth of St Vrain Canon.  This year Mr Knott put out a small
crop and did considerable freighting to and from the mountains and Estes Park.  The
following year he rented a farm from J M Mumford two miles north of Longmont, where
he remained for three years.  In the fall of 1884 he bought a farm of 400 acres near
Berthoud, where he remained until two years ago, when he bought the Ed Sperry property
just east of town and rented the farm to his son F N Knott.

   In 1890 Mr Knott fed a small bunch of lambs (700) in partnership with J H Welty.
These were the first lambs ever fed in Colorado south of Fort Collins for the Chicago
market.  Since that time Mr Knott has made the handling and feeding of lambs a specialty.
He and his son E H Knott furnished most of the lambs fed in this section, as well as a 
great many at Fort Collins and Fort Morgan.  Mr Knott has bought lambs from Idaho to
Chihuahua, Old Mexico.  During President Cleveland's last administration Mr Knott
owned and operated a large sheep ranch twenty five miles from Fort Morgan, Colorado, on
the Bijou Creek, but on account of the very low prices of both wool and sheep it was not
a success financially.  Last year A A Knott and Son furnished over 3000 lambs to feeders.

   Mr Knotts family consists of six children, four boys and two girls.  The oldest son 
E H Knott is married and resides in Longmont and is engaged in the livestock and butcher
business.  F N, his second son, is also married and is on the old farm near Berthoud.
 Elsie M, the oldest daughter, was married to Frank Jackman of Longmont five years ago 
and isnow living at Eureka, California.  A T Knott, Alice E, and Leslie, are yet at home.
  The first three were born in Iowa and the last three in Colorado.

   During Mr Knott's early days in Colorado, he was considerable of a hunter and every
fall about the fifteenth of October he would take his team and pull for the mountains to 
kill his winter's meat.  One of his short trips was written up for "Forest and Stream" in

Sep 8 1901..A A Knott says that in his opinion the number of lambs to come to the
Larimer county feeding pens this fall will probably not be more then 25 per cent of the
number fed last season.  This on account of the high price of corn and the losses 
received with last season's business.  Most of those who will feed expect to use small
grains instead of corn, and if they can buy lambs at the price they will pay (about half 
what was paid lastyear) there is a chance for making something.  Quite a number of the
farmers will feed cattle instead of lambs, claiming that the chances of loss are 
considerably less.
   A A Knott started Thursday for the southern part of the state and New Mexico so as to
learn what the outlook is for the lamb feeders.
   E H Knott has traded his meat market to C F Daley of Highland Lake for his ranch,
paying Mr Daley the difference in cash, who will move to Longmont in about three weeks. 
Frank Daley will manage the market business for a few weeks.  Mr Knott will move into
the ranch this fall.   Longmont Call.

   On Monday evening the members of Eastern Star drove to the home of Mr and Mrs Wm
Clark, near Elwell, to celebrate the birthdays of the host and hostess.... Those present
Mr and Mrs John Whowell, H H Foresman, A Fairbairn, H K Hankins, W T Newell, P F
Davis, L C Saltzman, W E Hottel, John Coleman, and Mrs Sanderson and Charles, Mrs A
A Knott, Mrs C V Stryker, Mrs H J Parish and Raymond, Miss Rose Zweck, J H Johnson.
   A A Knott has written from Trinidad that the lamb prospect, from the feeders point of
view, is not encouraging as anticipated.  He says that the sheepmen are rather stiff in
prices on account of the good condition of the range, believing that they will do quite
as well to raise the stock and prepare it for market as to sell the stuff off while 
It is believed that the price will hold well up to $1.25 @ $1.50 per head, but it is said 
the quality is considereabley better than the crop of the past two years.  This being the
case the price is not unreasonable, for all feeders admit that it costs like everything 
to give the lamb its start to flesh making.

Sep 28 1901..Miss Alice Knott, who is learning the intricacies of dress making at
Longmont, Sundayed at home.
   A A Knott has returned from his lamb hunting trip in New Mexico....not all copied.
   Mr Lawrence, traveling freight agent of the Union Pacific, came to Berthoud Wednesday
to work up business with sheep feeders.  A A Knott took him in charge.
   Elza Knott and Clint Rockwell struck the market at Denver just right Tuesday for a car
of ewes and a car of cattle.  The sheep brought $3.50 and the cattle averaged about $3.60
per cwt.

   To the Bulletin:  On Friday evening, Sept. 27th, the members of Laurel Chapter, No. 44
O.E.S. gave a nice little surprise party to Mr H K Hankins, this being Mr Hankins 54th
birthday ....didn't copy all....
The party consisted of Mr and Mrs Arthur Brown; Mr and Mrs W T Newell; Mr and Mrs
Ed Hottel; Mr and Mrs A A Knott; Mr and Mrs Wm Clark; Mr and Mrs A Fairbairn; Mrs
Charles Blackwell; Mill Blackwell; Mill Birdie Stepp; Mrs Stepp; Mrs Saltzman; Mrs C V
Stryker; John Johnson; E J Stockwell and daughters.  These together with Mr Hankins'
family made quite a merry party.

Oct 19 1901..A A Knott started Friday last for the southern lamb country, and will
probably pick up 10,000 head.  The opinion prevalls that feeders in this district will be
able to get about 25,000 head at the right price-$1.00 to $1.25.  Mr Knott returned
Thursday, having bought 7,000 head.  He goes south again next week for more.

Oct 26 1901..A A Knott went again for sheep Friday morning.
   A A Knott went on a lamb hunt the first of the week.

Nov 2 1901..Wednesday night A A Knott came in from the south with 1525 lambs, half of
which were for Jake Welty and the balance for Hummell and Anderson.
   On Friday Mr Knott again went south and next Tuesday will bring in 10 car loads.

Nov 9 1901..Monday A A Knott brought in 4,000 sheep for the feeders, going as follows:
John Sloan 552, Anderson and Hummell 548, H K Hankins 555, A C Sanderrson 803, J V
Stryker 400, G F welty 1025.  Mr Knott again went south for more lambs, and expected to
load 5,000 at Fort Garland today.
   Miss Alice Knott, who has temporary employment at Longmont, was at her home east of
town from Thursday to Monday morning.

Nov 16 1901..A A Knott brought in 11 car loads of sheep Tuesday night, going as follows:
Hummell and Anderson 931, Wm Griep 931, Fred Bein 1116, A A Knott 1090.  Mr Knott
started again Friday for the southern lamb fields hoping to get 22 more car loads.

   Had I been here on a pleasure trip I think I could have written a letter that would
have been interesting to your readers, but as I was on business only I thought best to
keep quiet.  I have been in Albuquerque nearly a month (that is since I arrived here to
buy lambs) andhave driven out 300 by team out in the sheep country to see lambs and made 
one trip via the old town of Santa Fe to Chama N.M. and return.  So the past four days in 
all the time I have had to sit in the hotel and smoke 10c. cigars-as some people up home 
have claimed I did. If a man don't earn his money buying lambs down here there is no 
place on earth he can do it.
   J J Thornton, who was here with me two weeks, can testify to the truthfulness of this 
and yet there seems to be some feeders up there who think I ought to get lambs that will
weigh 55 to 60 lbs and sell them for the fun of it.
   I have been held here this week by the U.S. Inspector to dip a bunch of 1430 head
because they found just one lamb in the heard that showed a trace of scab.  Well, I guess 
it is all right and the cheapest for me as the other fellow has the dipping, herding and 
losses to stand and I am only out my time and board bills; besides, I will have no 
dipping to do at home and the weather is just like summer here-street sprinklers running
every day.    In fact I am rather stuck on this climate as a winter resort and is not bad
the whole winter round.
   In my trip out in the country we slept on the ground and ate when could.  Of course we
had our own bed and grub with us when we were not in a Mexican place or a sheep camp
we could do our own cooking.  At the Mexican camps the most we get is black coffee,
bread fried in grease and "chile coacarne" (red pepper and muttca stewed together).  
This is a great fruit country, as well as for sheep.  I know some Mexicans here who have
made this year from 50 to 200 barrels of native grape wine and it is very nice.
   Albuquerque is quite a live town of 8 to 10 thousand.  The Santa Fe Ry has large shops
here and employ a large number of men, besides it is a division point.
   I dropped into a barber shop here a few days ago and run up against Fred Hankins.  I 
told Fred it seemed like home to see him scraping my face again.
   I had the pleasure of meeting here last Sunday with Mr and Mrs Cox and Mr and Mrs
Steel, of Loveland on their way to Calif.
               A A Knott.

Jan 4, 1902..A A Knott returned from Albuquerque Wednesday morning with 1400 head
of lambs.  Levilo Fagan took 175 of them and the balance were taken to Mr Knott's ranch,
where 2600 are now on feed.

Feb 1, 1902..A A Knott started last Friday for New Mexico to hunt up more lambs for the
   Lambs fed in Berthoud District...
     Knott, A A            3630
  (rest not copied) (see WELTY for more)
parents in Longmont Sunday.

Feb 15, 1902..Miss Alice Knott was a Longmont visitor Thursday.
   A Surprise.
A number of the members of the Eastern Star completely surprised Mrs Ed Hottel Tuesday
evening. Mr A A Knott made the presentation speech.
 Those present were.   Miss Rose Zweck,  W T Newell,  A A Knott, Mr C V Stryker,..
(rest not copied)

Mar 1, 1902..A A Knott started for New Mexico Monday morning.

Apr 12, 1902..Mr and Mrs Knott were visiting at their daughter's Mrs J Stumpf, Sunday.

Apr 26, 1902..Elza Knott, F E Oviatt and C V Holmes and others drove their cattle to
summer pasture this week.

May 3. 1902..A train load of lambs left Berthoud Tuesday for Chicago, A A Knott shipped
4 cars, Jacob Welty 2 cars and Lavilo Fagan 3 cars.

May 24, 1902..Mr Knott left for Greeley Monday morning where he will serve as juror.

May 31, 1902..Elza Knott returned from Greeley Sun.

Jun 7, 1902..Mrs Knott has a large class of scholars in music.

Jun 14, 1902..Mrs Elza Knott had the pleasure of entertaining at tea Sunday eve, Dr Ed
Coleman and Miss Mary Rockwell of Berthoud.

Jun 21, 1902..Mrs Knott was a Berthoud visitor Fri.
   Mrs Fred Welty of Berthoud called on Mrs Knott Friday.

Jul 12, 1902..Mr and Mrs Knott spent the 4th at Fred Welty's.
   Miss Edith Correll entertained a few friends, Tuesday evening in honor of her cousin,
Mr Ellis Neiswanger of Akron, Ohio.  Music was the feature of the evening and dainty
refreshments were served.  Those present were Misses Anna or, Alice Knott, Elizebeth and
Mollie Stockwell, Messrs. Frank Hodges, Bert Knott, Ed Priest, Clarence and Will Shay.

Jul 19, 1902..Mr Knott began cutting his barley, Wednesday, he was the first to do any
harvesting in this section.

Aug 2, 1902..Mrs E H Knott has a large class in music.  Her schoolars are progressing
very rapidly.

Aug 23, 1902..The Sheep Industry.  Striker, J V  400;  Welty, J H and Wm Edison  750; 
Welty, G F  1055;  Knott, A A  3630;  Smith, W T 2000.  (rest not copied)

Aug 30, 1902..A A Knott has sold his farm to Mrs Elsa Thomas of Morrocco, Indiana for
$10,000.  Mrs Thomas will take possession in November.
   E H Knott was a business visitor to Overland Thursday.
   Mrs Knott had the pleasure of entertaining Mr and Mrs Fred Welty and Mr Fairman and
family at dinner together.
   Mrs Knott entertained Mrs Fairman and children of Berthoud last week.  Sunday, Mr
Fairman took dinner there and accompanied them home.
   Feeding sheep. Large article about A A Knott and his lamb feeding.  (not copied at this

Sep 13, 1902..A A Knott went to Denver, Thursday, to meet some sheep men from the

Sep 20, 1902..A A Knott, started for New Mexico Thursday to buy lambs.   He expects to
be gone some time.
   FOUST-KNOTT Wedding.  On Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Mr Renny L Foust
and Miss Elizabeth Alice Knott were united in Marriage by Rev. Homer C Snitcher, at the
Presbyterian Manse, in the presence of the bride's family.  The bride was attired in a 
dainty gown of white organdie and immediately after the wedding they took the afternoon 
train for a short trip, leaving amidst a great shower of rice.  After a little time they
expect  to go to Kansas, which they will make their future home.
   Mr E H Knott, was a business visitor to Loveland, Thursday.  He sold 42 head of his
cattle there.
   E H Knott bought a residence and two lots in Longmont.  He will rent the house, it
being in a good location.

Sep 27, 1902..E H Knott, is going to have one of his houses, lathed and plastered this

Oct 18, 1902..Bert Knott went to Longmont, Wednesday.
   Mrs Knott was in Longmont Wednesday.
   Mrs E H Knott had the pleasure of entertaining Mr and Mrs Hewett at dinner Sunday.

Nov 1, 1902..Mr A A Knott has built a large addition to his house including that very
necessary part of every house, a bath room.
   Mrs Knott was a Berthoud caller Friday.
   Mrs Knott had the pleasure of entertaining Mrs Foust several days last week.  Mrs
Foust was visiting relatives before leaving for Kansas.

Nov 15, 1902..E H Knott and wife attended the entertainment at Berthoud, Saturday
evening and visited relatives there until Sunday evening.

Nov 22, 1902..E H Knott was a Johnstown visitor one day last week.

Dec 6, 1902..Mr and Mrs E H Knott, enjoyed Thanksgiving at Berthoud and attended the

Dec 20, 1902..A number of the Highland Lake young men met Wednesday evening of last
week and organized a brass band ... (rest not all copied) .. E H Knott as member.

Longmont paper..

Apr 9, 1897..Mr and Mrs Sussie Knott visited Denver last Tuesday.

Apr 22, 1898..Born Knott-In Longmont.  Monday April 18, 1898 to Mr and Mrs Frank
Knott, a son.

Jan 9, 1903..Miss Hewett was Mrs E H Knott's guest several days last week  She returned
to her home east of the lake Sunday.

Berthoud paper.

Jan 3, 1903..Came from Indiana.  Mrs Elsie Thompson and family from Morocco, Indiana,
arrived in Berthoud last week and are now comfortably located upon their ranch four miles
northeast of Berthoud, which they purchased from Mr A A Knott for $10,000.  (rest not
   A Very enjoyable dinner party was given Thursday at the home of Elza H Knott at
Highland Lake.  The guests were G F Welty and wife, H H Foresman and wife, Albert
Mills and wife, and Miss Laura Hewitt.
brother over Sunday.
   Elected officers.  Laurel Chapter no. 44 elected the following officers at their first
meeting in December.   Mrs Margaret Knott, associate matron.  Mrs Carrie E
Newell, treasurer.  Mrs Iva Bader, electra. (rest not copied)

Jan 10, 1903..Mr and Mrs E H Knott attended an entertainment in Berthoud given by the
Woodmen Saturday evening.
   Mr and Mrs Charles Hewitt and Miss Hewitt Wee entertained at E H Knott's at dinner

Jan 31, 1903..E H Knott has been purchasing cattle, and now owns a fine herd.
   Clint Rockwell and Bert Knott were in Loveland Sunday.

Feb 14, 1903..Frank Knott, of Berthoud took dinner at E H Knott's Monday.
   Mr and Mrs Elzy Knott, of Highland Lake, took dinner with Mr and Mrs William Clark
last Thursday.  Mr Knott was in Johnstown in the afternoon.
   Miss Zetta Bashor, of Long visited over Sunday in the home of E H Knott.

Mar 7, 1903..To buy sheep.  A A Knott left Wednesday for Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
He will probably buy a bunch of 3,400 sheep if they are in good condition.  Should he buy
he will take them east and feed.
   Pleasurable events.   Mr and Mrs H H Foresman delightfully entertained a number of
their friends on the and Thursday evening of this week at the residence on Fifth St, high
five being the principal diversion on each occasion .. among guests shows Mr and Mrs
George Bader, Albert Knott .. (rest not copied)

Mar 14, 1903..Mr and Mrs E H Knott were Berthoud visitors Sunday.

Apr 11, 1903..Bert Knott attended the performance of Lavers' Lande in Fort Collins
Wednesday night.

May 16, 1903..Visited Fort Collins.  A large number of Berthoud citizens went to Fort
Collins Thursday Evening, among whom we noticed Mrs A A Knott .. (rest not copied)

Jun 6, 1903..Lynetta and Eve Foresman are visiting at the home of Elza Knott in Highland
Lake this week.

Jun 20, 1903..Sid L Davis, Bert Knott, Frank Kee and G A Turner drove over to Loveland
Thursday evening to attend a dance.
   Leslie Knott visited several days last week with Frank Knott and wife.

Jul 4, 1903..Mrs Frank Knott was a business caller to Platteville Monday.

Jul 11, 1903..A A Knott returned from the east on the morning of the fourth and celebrated
the day at home.
   Mrs Frank Knott was reported very sick Tuesday.

Jul 25, 1903..Mrs  A A Knott attended church here Sunday.

Aug 8, 1903..Inquiring about lambs.  A A Knott informs us that many inquiries are being
made regarding lambs and wethers.  Bob Bransomis figuring on turning 4,000 wethers
onto the wheat hailed out on his land.

Aug 15, 1903..A A Knott was in Denver Thursday.

Aug 29, 1903..Feeding Sheep.  A A Knott returned Wednesday with a trainload of
yearling wethers which he purchased near Leadville.  Four thousand are being fed by S T
Bransom on the wheat field which was beaten down by the hail, and 840 are being fed by
Will Coleman.  The sheep are in very good condition already, and will be ready or the
market in a short time.  Mr Knott left two carloads at Denver.
   Frank Knott has a new telephone.
   Frank Knott was a business caller in Longmont Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sep 5, 1903..A A Knott and wife were Fort Collins visitors yesterday.
   A A Knott has contracted with Jake Welty for 900 lambs.  Mr Knott informs us that the
lambs are of much better quality than in previous years.  He also believes the price will

Sep 12, 1903..Frank Knott and George Bader returned from the mountains with over 300
   Bert Knott expects to start for St Louis soon, where he will enter a college of pharmacy.

Sep 19, 1903..Elza Knott thrashed 20 acres of fall wheat which averaged 50 bushels to the
acre.  Sic acres of barley yielded 360 bushels.
   Mr Foust and wife, from Otego, Kansas, arrived in Berthoud Thursday.  Mrs Foust was
formerly Miss Alice Knott, daughter of Mr and Mrs A A Knott.  They will locate here.
   Elza Knott and wife of Highland Lake were guests of H H Foresman and family Sunday.
   A A Knott reports having contracted to furnish 1080? lambs to R H Kahlet and 540 to
Fred Welty for winter feeding.

Sep 26, 1903..Bert Knott leaves this morning for St Louis, where he expects to enter the St
Louis College of Pharmacy.
   Remme ? Faust and wife, from Kansas, visited at Frank Knott's Friday and Saturday.

Oct 10, 1903..A A Knott has purchased 80 acres lying just south of his ranch from F B
Davis of Denver.

Oct 17, 1903..Frank Knott left Thursday afternoon for Antonito, N. Mexico, to investigate
the lamb market.
   A A Knott and Fred Bein went to Antonito, N. Mexico, Thursday and will return next
week with a train load of lambs for winter feeding.
   Fred Bein, Frank Knott and A A Knott went to New Mexico Thursday to buy lambs.

Oct 24, 1903..Lamp receipts.  Fourteen carloads of fine looking lambs were unloaded here
Tuesday morning, of which 573 head were taken by H H Nichols, 1337 by Fred Bein, and
the remainder, about 1300 head, by A A Knott, who will sell a portion of his or else feed
   More lambs.  A A Knott, R H Kahler, Frank Knott, Elza Knott, H K Hankins and J S
Proctor left Thursday for ASntonito and Magdalena, New Mexico, and will return next
week with about 8000 lambs for feeding.
   A Sewing bee.  A number of ladies gathered at the home of Mrs A A Knott last Friday to
sew carpet rags.  Those present were: mesdames H D Coleman, Russell Skinner, Sim
Jeffers, John Stryker, Fred Welty, Jake Welty, Jacob Correll, Frank Knott, Charles Hewitt
and Miss Laura Hewitt.  A bountiful repast was served, the king everyone knows Mrs
Knott is famous for, at which it was easy to see who did the most work.

Oct 31, 1903..Feeding lambs. The following is an incomplete list of those feeding lambs
this fall, and the number each is feeding.  There will be others added to the list as the
season advances.  S E Newell 982, A A Knott 3700, G F Welty ..... (rest not copied)
   Frank Knott left for Magdalena, New Mexico, Thursday after another shipment of
   Frank Knott returned from Antonito Tuesday.  Elza H Knott took twelve carloads of
lambs to Kansas City from Antonito.
   Mable Beason is staying with her sister while Frank Knott is helping his father in New

Nov 14, 1903..A A Knott went to New Mexico Thursday to bring another consignment of
   L W Hendershott has ordered 550 lambs to be delivered next week by A A Knott.

Nov 28, 1903..H H Foresman and family were guests of Elza Knott and family
Thanksgiving day.
   Misses Laura, Sadie and Bertha Kibby, Mable Bein, Arthur Kibby, Morley Fairbairn,
Sid L Davis, Sid J Davis, Dave Scott Mr and Mrs Frank Knott and Frank Kee came in to
attend the dance at the opera house Wednesday evening.

Dec 12, 1903..For Sale. Fine Jersey cow at a bargain.  19  Mrs A A Knott.
   Tues evening the Orient Chapter, O E S, elected Will Eidson, worthy patron; Mrs A A
Knott, worthy matron, Mrs W T Newell, Associate matron; Mrs H H Foresman,
conductress; Mrs H K Hankins, associate conductress; Miss Blackwell, secretary, and Mrs
D M May, treasurer.

miss a line here

furnished the music, and about twenty-five couples were present.  Oyster soup was served,
and the occasion was the long to be remembered.

Dec 19, 1903..A A Knott returned from Chicago Monday, and will give his entire
attention from now on to feeding his lambs.  When he left Chicago the thermometer was
away below zero.  Here the weather was like summer.
   Frank Knott and family spent Sunday at Pete Anderson's.

Jan 2, 1904..Officers installed. At the last regular session of the Order of the Eastern 
Star, the following officers were installed:  Mrs Knott, worthy matron; Mrs Newell, 
associate matron; Mrs Bader, organist.

Jan 9, 1904..Sugar beet committee meets.  A.A. Knott and several others present.  
(rest not copied)

Jan 9, 1904..Surprised.  Thursday evening the home of Mr and Mrs A.A. Knott was
invaded by a party of Eastern Stars who had planned a surprise on Mrs Knott.  The
surprise was complete, but the hostess soon regained her composure, and the guests spent
a very enjoyable evening, playing Flinch and High Five and partaking of excellent
refreshments.  A suitable souvenir of the occasion was presented to Mrs Knott, and we
believe Mr Knott also came in for something.  Those present were Mr and Mrs W T
Newell..  and others..

Jan 16, 1904..Last Saturday evening a number of friends met and went to the home of Mrs
Frank Knott where they gave a surprise on her sister, Miss Florence Beeson.  The evening
was spent in different kinds of amusement,  (rest not copied)
   Last Saturday evening about 20 couples gathered at the home of Frank Knott.  The
evening was spent in card playing, dancing, etc.  (rest not copied)

Jan 23, 1904..Sheep feeders meet.  The Fort Collins Sheep Feeders' Association met at
Fort Collins last Saturday to more fully organize.  The association elected A.A. Knott as
an executive committee.. Fred Bein and A.A. Knott were appointed a committee to solicit
members in the Berthoud district.  (rest not copied)
   John Coleman, Fred Bein, Lew Hendershott and A A Knott attended the sheep feeders'
association at Fort Collins Saturday.

Jan 30, 1904..Buying cattle.  The Great Western Sugar Company has purchased 47 head of
steers from Ludlow bros., 18 head from E H Knott   (rest not copied)
   Brought good price.  A A Knott sold one carload of lambs in Chicago Monday for $6.10.
The lambs averaged 8- pounds and had been on feed at Ashton, Illinois.
   Sid Davis received a letter from Bert Knott this week, in which Bert Says he will
remain in St Louis next summer after finishing his first term in the college of pharmacy.
He likes the city and is getting along well in school.  The quality of writing paper 
Bert used would indicate that St Louis has all modern improvements.

Feb 6, 1904..Mrs Frank Knott visited in Denver several days last week.
   Irving Ayers of Denver is the guest of Frank Knott and wife this week.

Feb 13, 1904..Mrs Frank Knott and Mrs Jennie Reed were in Greeley Monday.

Feb 20, 1904..D H Coleman...if related....big article about death of D H Coleman.  right
front page....

Feb 27, 1904..Shipping lambs.  The first lambs to be shipped east from Berthoud this year
left Tuesday for Chicago, consisting of 2,080 head, making eight car loads, owned by A A
Knott.  They looked fat and frisky, and should command a good price.

Mar 12, 1904..Miss Mason, of Longmont, was the guest of Frank Knott and wife last

Mar 19, 1904..Lamb shipments Monday seven cars of lambs were shipped to the eastern
markets from Berthoud, three cars by G F Welty and four cars by A A Knott. The
stock looked fine.
   Mr and Mrs W E Hottel and family, of Longmont, Mr and Mrs Frank Knott, Mr and Mrs
Frank Hewitt and ex mayor Davis were guests of Mr and Mrs Charles Hewit Sunday.

Apr 2, 1904..Miss Mattie Mason was the guest of Mrs Frank Knott Sunday.

Apr 9, 1904..Albert Knott, of Riverside, California, is the guest of Frank Knott and wife
this week.
   Mrs Mason, of Longmont, was the guest of Mrs A A Knott several days this week.

Apr 16, 1904..Miss Myrtle Mason visited Mrs A A Knott Sunday.
   Mr and Mrs Frank Knott were guests of George Bader and wife Sunday.

May 14, 1904..Mrs Frank Knott and Mrs Jennie Reed transacted business in Greeley
   Fred Bein and wife were the guests of Frank Knott and wife Sunday.
   Jack Daley, recently from Iowa, is visiting his brother Will at Frank Knott's.

May 21, 1904..Peter Monday, of Tipton, Iowa, who has been in California all winter,
stopped in Berthoud last pressday to visit with relatives before returning home.  His
relatives are Mrs H H Foresman, Mrs Elza Knott and Mrs G F Welty.

May 28, 1904..A A Knott returned from Chicago last pressday, where he disposed of his
   Pleasantly entertained.  Mrs Elza Knott entertained the Highland Lake Ladies' Aid
Society Thursday, being assisted by Mrs G F Welty and Lynetta and Eva Foresman.  The
occasion was one to be pleasantly remembered.
   Bert Knott, who has been attending a college of pharmacy in St Louis, has returned
home to remain during the summer.  Bert reports prices as being out of sight in St Louis.

Jun 11, 1904..For Sale-three good milch cows.  Frank Knott, phone brown 342.
   George Bader and family were guests of Frank Knott and wife Sunday.

Jun 18, 1904..Frank Knott and wife dined at Fred Bein's Sunday.

Jul 9, 1904..Lynetta Foresman, of Berthoud, is visiting in the home of Mrs E H Knott.

Jul 16, 1904..Irvin Ayers and Mother visited Frank Knott and family Tuesday.
   A A Knott and Mr Tubbs, a sheep commission man of Chicago, transacted business here

Jul 23, 1904..Frank Knott and wife and Mabel Bein went fishing Saturday, returning
Tuesday evening.  They caught 91 trout.
   Bert Knott went to Loveland Tuesday, where he has secured employment at Skelly's
drug store.

Jul 30, 1904..Eastern Stars initiate.  Tuesday evening Dr Henrietta Allen, Miss Katie
Fagan and Bert Knott were initiated into the solemn mysteries of the Eastern Star.  (rest
not copied)
   Mrs Frank Knott and sister were guests of Mrs Walker Sunday.
   Frank Knott and Will Daley went to the mountains fishing Sat, returning Tuesday.

Aug 27, 1904..Jake Welty and wife, Mary Knott and Mabel Bein went to the mountains
after Choke Cherries Sunday.
   Bert Knott came over from Loveland Sunday.

Sep 3, 1904..George N Bader and Frank Knott are taking a vacation on the little South.
   Mrs Frank Knott and Jennie Purvis were passengers to Denver Sunday.
   Frank Knott and George Bader started to the mountains Sunday morning.

Sep 24, 1904..Married..Wednesday noon at the home of Mr and Mrs Frank Knott, Ernest
M Helpert and Mrs Anna Beeson.  (rest not copied)
   Bert Knott starts for St Louis today to resume his studies at the college of pharmacy.

Oct 1, 1904..Attended grand chapter.  Mrs A A Knott, Mrs W T Newell and Mrs Mary D
Cole attended the meeting of the Grand Chapter, O.E.S., in Denver last Friday and
Saturday.  They report a very enjoyable meeting.

Oct 15, 1904..A A Knott left Thursday afternoon for Chama, New Mexico, where he goes
to buy lambs for winter feeding.

Oct 22, 1904..Frank Knott and wife transacted business in Longmont Saturday.

Oct 29, 1904..Frank Knott accompanies his father to New Mexico after Sheep.

Nov 12, 1904..Lambs arriving.  A A Knott arrived Tuesday from New Mexico with 20
carloads of lambs for feeders in this vicinity.  Five carloads were sent to Loveland, 
five to Hygiene, and ten were unloaded here.
   A A Knott, Fred Bein and Dave Scott went to New Mexico Wednesday to secure
another batch of feeders.

Nov 26, 1904..A A Knott came in from New Mexico Wednesday night with 15 carloads of
lambs for local feeders.  He expected to return this week for more.

Dec 3, 1904..Frank Knott and family were guests of Mrs Bein Sunday.
   Fred Bein, Dave Scott and A A Knott returned from New Mexico with about six
carloads of sheep.

Dec 17, 1904..Frank Knott and family were guests of J H Welty and family Sunday.
   A A Knott came in Sunday evening with another shipment of lambs and ewes.  Included
in the shipment were 95 goats, which can be used by different lodges here in conferring

Jan 7, 1905..Frank Knott was in Berthoud Tuesday.
   Mrs Frank Jackman, of Berkely, Calif, is the guest of her parents, Mr and Mrs A A

Jan 21, 1905..More lambs.  A A Knott is expected to arrive today (sat) with seven carloads
of lambs and wethers from New Mexico.  It is understood that Mr Knott will feed a
portion of the stock and the remainder will go to W T Bransom.
   Frank Knott and wife were guests of George N Bader at Berthoud a week ago Sunday.
   Mrs Frank Knott was threatened with an attack of pneumonia this week, but is

Feb 4, 1905..Mrs A A Knott has been quite sick with the Grippe this week.

Feb 11, 1905..A A Knott came in Wednesday night with a shipment of lambs and wethers.

Feb 18, 1905..Was bad weather for lambs.  A A Knott received a shipment of lambs
Sunday morning from Magdalena, N. Mexico which arrived in a very bad condition,
owing to the intense cold and delays on the route.  About 60 of the lambs were frozen to
death, out of 560.

Feb 25, 1905..Frank Knott and wife were guests of Luther Keirnes and wife Sunday.

Mar 4, 1905..Mr and Mrs Charley Beason were guests of Frank Knott and wife several
days last week.

Mar 11, 1905..Wedding anniversary.  Mr and Mrs A A Knott celebrated the 35th
anniversary of their marriage last night (Fri.).  About thirty relatives and close
friends  were present, an elegant supper was served, and a very enjoyable evening was 
the verdict  of all.  The sale at the Knott ranch Monday was fairly well attended, and
prices were good, especially on stock.

Mar 18, 1905..Lamb shipments.  Thursday twenty cars of lambs were shipped east from
this district as follows:  Ernest Newell, 4 cars;  Fagan and son, 2;  Elza Knott, 1;  
J H Welty, Will Eidson and Bog Gunter, 5 cars, and J J Thornton, 8 cars.
   Leslie Knott and Mary and Clara Saltzman visited Frank Knott and wife Sunday.
   Mrs Elsie Jackman was the guest of Mrs Frank Knott several days last week.

Apr 8, 1905..Mrs Frank Knott is the owner of a new piano.

Apr 15, 1905..Mr and Mrs Frank Knott were in Denver from Tuesday until Friday.
   Mr and Mrs A A Knott, of Berthoud, and will Carlton and Frank Bales, of Loveland,
were guests of Fred Bein and family Sunday.

Apr 22, 1905..Mr and Mrs Fred Bein were guests of Frank Knott and wife Sunday.

Apr 29, 1905..Lamb shipments.  A A Knott 1 car. (rest not copied)

May 6, 1905..Mrs G F Welty and Mrs Elza Knott were guests of Mrs H H Foresman
   Bert Knott finished his studies in pharmacy at St Louis last week and returned home
Tuesday evening.

May 13, 1905..Frank Knott, Will Clark and Jay Parish shipped sheep Friday.

May 20, 1905..Lamb shipments.  E H Knott 3 cars over the Rock Island.  (rest not copied)
   Frank Knott, Jay Parish and William Clark returned from the eastern sheep market

Jun 3, 1905..Lamb shipments.  A A Knott shipped 1 car of lambs to Denver Saturday. 
Thursday A A Knott 4 cars, G F Welty 4 cars.
   Bert Knott went to Denver Thursday, where he will take an examination before the state
pharmaceutic board.
Copeland and Miss Jessie Jefferes.

Jun 10, 1905..Bert Knott was in Denver last pressman, where he took the examination
before the state board of pharmacy.

Jun 17, 1905..A A Knott and L P Millburn returned Thursday from St Joseph, where they
sold their lambs at a good price.
   Mr and Mrs Frank Knott were guests of George Bader and wife.

Jul 1, 1905..Mr and Mrs A A Knott and Wil Daley were guests of Frank Knott and wife
   A A Knott and George N Bader went up the river Monday evening, returning the next
day with a nice lot of trout.  They do not speak very enthusiastically of the fishing.

Jul 15, 1905..Frank Knott and wife spent Thursday and Friday in the mountains.
   Berthoud Knott resigned his position in Victor last week to accept a better one in a
Longmont drug store.  He spent Sunday in Berthoud.
We hope Bert Knott will overlook the error on our last page where his first name is made
to read Berthoud.  It was overlooked in the rush of going to press.
   Mr and Mrs Frank Knott, Cordi and Willima Keirnes were guests of Fred Bein and
family Sunday.

Jul 22, 1905..At public auction.  On Thursday, July 27, 15 1:30 p.m. at A A Knott's
residence just east of town, will be sold a large lot of fine horses, draft and friving, 
fresh cow, harness, buggies, wagons, and in fact too many articles to mention, including
household goods, including steel range and heating stoves.  All good sold on the usual
terms, under $10, cash; above that amount, a credit of eight months, or 5 percent off for

Aug 12, 1905..Bert Knott was up from Longmont Wednesday night.

Aug 26, 1905..Sloan brothers purchased 1,400 head of lambs from A A Knott Tuesday,
paying $5.25.

Sep 2, 1905..Selling lambs.  A A Knott has recently sold lambs to the following Berthoud
lamb feeders.  Newell brothers, 1050;  Bunyan and Knott 720;  J H Welty, 750;   All of
the above lambs were sold at $5.25.  (rest not copied)
   On Thursday A A Knott sold 1100 lambs to George Dunn, and 2600 to Fort Collins
   A A Knott is enjoying a visit from his brother, T J Knott and wife, of Messina, Iowa. 
This is the second meeting of these brothers in thirty years.
   George N Bader and Frank Knott started Sunday morning for the Poudre, to fish.
   Mrs Frank Knott and children attended the show in Loveland.

Sep 9, 1905..George N Bader and Frank Knott returned the first of the week from a fishing
trip on the Poudre at the Walker ranch.  They had an excellent time and caught many fish.
   Joe Owen, wife and son, of Cedar county, Iowa, are guests of relatives here this week. 
Mrs Owen is a sister of Mrs Will Bader, Jake and Fred Welty, and Mrs A A Knott.  Frank
Port, of Wilton Junction, Iowa, is also visiting the same relatives here.
   Frank Knott is the owner of a new rubber - tired buggy.

Sep 16, 1905..Thursday? J H Welty, Verner Andersen and wife, Samuel Ryman, G F
Welty and wife, Joseph Owen and wife, Mrs H H Foresman, Mrs Frank Knott, A A Knott
and wife and Thomas Knott and wife formed a jolly party that drove up the Big Thompson
Canon.  They returned in the evening much pleased with their trip.

Sep 23, 1905..Thomas Knott and wife, who have been guests of A A Knott and other
relatives here, returned to their home in Iowa Tuesday.  A A Knott accompanied them to
Denver and remained over night to attend the masonic grand lodge.

Sep 30, 1905..I have for sale a few household goods, including a domestic sewing
machine and a nice walnut writing desk or secretary.  Will give possession about Oct 20. 
Can be seen now at my residence corner south of Christian Church, will sell cheap for
cash.     A A Knott.
   Bert Knott was one of the successful applicants before the state board of pharmacy last

Oct 7, 1905..Mrs Jane Owen and son Ralph, of Tipton, Iowa, who have been visiting
mesdames A A Knott and Will Bader and Jake and Fred Welty, returned home

Oct 21, 1905..To California.  Mrs A A Knott and son Bert leave today for Berkley, Calif.
where they intend making their home.  Mr Knott will accompany then as far as
Magdolena, N. Mexico where he goes to buy lambs for northern Colorado feeders.  He
will join his family in California in a few weeks.  Mr Knott and family have been 
residents of this section for many years, and during that time have made many friends,
who regret their departure, but wish them abundant success in their new home.
   Mrs Peter Siple, of California, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs Fred Welty, Mrs 
H Foresman and Mrs Elza Knott, will leave today, in company with Mr and Mrs A A
Knott, for her home, her daughter, Miss Ethel, will remain indefinitely with Mrs Welty, 
in the hope that the climate may prove beneficial to her health.
   Mrs A A Knott was a Longmont visitor Thursday.

Nov 4, 1905..Lamp receipts.  Feeders receive  Bunyan and Knott, 2 cars, G F Welty, 4
cars, S E Newell 3 cars. (rest not copied)

Nov 11, 1905..Among the lamb feeders A A Knott came in from Magdalena Monday with
nine cars of lambs, of which two cars where for J H Welty and seven cars for other
   Big shipment of lambs.  A A Knott brought in from New Mexico this week 63 carloads
of lambs for Berthoud feeders.  Mr Knott was very fortunate in securing cars for his
shipment, and the entire lot were loaded in four days.  The lambs were brought by weight
and were distributed among the following feeders.  Bunyan and Knott 2 cars average wt
71;  G F Welty, 4 cars 59 1/2;  J H Welty 2 cars 61; (rest not copied)

Nov 18, 1905..Mr and Mrs Con Clark and Mrs Frank Knott were Berthoud visitors this
   A A Knott left for New Mexico the first of the week.
   Mr and Mrs Elza Knott, of Highland Lake, were guests of H H Foresman and family

Dec 2, 1905..Mr and Mrs Frank Knott visited Mr and Mrs Jake Welty Sunday.

Dec 9, 1905..Gone to California.  A A Knott left Wednesday for California, where he will
join his family.  Mr Knott expects to remain there, although he may return.
   To Al Knott this country is indebted for the lamb feeding industry.  He was the
pioneer in that work, and although he did not make a fortune at it, as others have done,
yet he was a hard worker and a hustler.  Bad markets caused him great loss.  We wish for 
Mr Knott great success in his new home, and are sorry to see him leave.
   Lamb feeders.  G F Welty 1560, J H Welty 750, Bunyan and Knott 650.     (rest not

27 Jan 1906..E H Knott this week purchased the Highland lake hall and fixtures and a
seven-acre tract of land at Highland lake, which he will plat into town lots.  Elza is a
hustler, and we wish him success.

17 Mar 1906..Lamb sales.  Bunyan and Knott sold in St Joseph this week 2 1/2 cars of
lambs..(rest not copied)

7 Apr 1906..Letter from A A Knott.  My two daughters, Mrs Jackman, of Berkeley, and
Mrs Alice Faust, of San Louis Obispo county, came up from "Frisco" on the steamer last
night for a short visit with Mrs Knott.  Vallejo, Calif..March 30, 1906...(rest not here)
28 Apr 1906..We received a copy of a paper published in Vallejo, the home of A
A Knott and family.  The damage by the earthquake was not great in that town.
12 May 1906..Our thanks are due A A Knott, of Vallejo, Calif., for San Francisco
   Mrs Elza Knott was awarded a gold medal for best examination on theory of
music in Northern Colorado School of Music.
   Letter from A A Knott. I suppose some of our Berthoud friends would be glad to
hear how the Knott family is progressing since the big earthquake and fire.  I was
somewhat amused at the letter in your paper from Mrs Dean Spoor of Napa, Calif. 
Napa is only 16 miles from here by electric line, and got about the same shake up
that we got here-broke some dishes, shook down most all the chimneys, cracked
some brick walls and knocked off some plastering, but no one was hurt and we
didn't walk the streets all night or write our letters out in the public square.  Of
course there were lots of nervous women who were almost scared bad enough to
climb a tree.  Our city has been crowded with people that were burned out at Frisco,
and business has been much better with us in the store than it was before.  There
have been several light shocks since the big shake, but they did no harm.  They had
one in Frisco yesterday that shook down some of the old burnt walls.  I was in the
burned city last week.  It certainly is a fearful sight.  One can't describe the havoc
wrought by quake and fire.  It is too big and awful in its destruction to comprehend
without seeing it.  The burned area is six times greater than was that of the great
Chicago fire, yet they are working like a lot of ants to clean up and rebuild.  The
street cars are running again and the Southern Pacific railroad company is now
building their track on the principal streets, to haul the rubbish away....
      A A Knott...
(rest not here).
14 Jul 1906..Mr and Mrs Elza Knott were guests of H H Foresman and family Sunday.
1 Dec 1906..Mr and Mrs Fred Welty and Mr and Mrs Elza Knott of Highland lake
were guests of H H Foresman and family on Thanksgiving day.
Mrs Elza Knott of Highland lake was here Saturday in the interests of her music pupils.
5 Jan 1907..Mr and Mrs Fred Welty had as their guests new years day H H
Foresman and family and Mrs Elza Knott.
12 Jan 1907..E H Knott expects to ship another car of fat cattle to Denver this week.
   E H Knott and Rufus Mead expect to open a meat market in the shop recently
vacated by William Himminigsen.?
   Letter from A A Knott. Berthoud Boy whips Japs...(rest not here)
19 Jan 1907..Lamb feeders.  The following list of lamb feeders..Bunyan and 
Knott 1100..(rest not copied)
E H Knott was in Denver his week with a car of cattle.
26 Jan 1907..Knott and Mead expect to run a wagon in connection with their meat market.
2 Feb 1907..E H Knott expects to ship another car of cattle to Denver this week.
9 Feb 1907..Mrs E H Knott has a large class in music.
E H Knott drove 250 head of cattle to Denver Saturday.
16 Feb 1907..E H Knott lost a fine horse this week, and he has not siloed him yet.
   E H Knott and Rufus Mead expect to open their meat market in the near future.
2 Mar 1907..E H Knott branded a large bunch of cattle Tuesday.
   E H Knott returned from Denver Friday, and is preparing to open a meatmarket in Highland 
lake soon.
9 Mar 1907..E H Knott was in Denver last week.
23 Mar 1907..E H Knott returned from Denver Friday.
30 Mar 1907..E H Knott and P M Mead drove a large bunch of cattle to the mountains last week.
13 Apr 1907..Mrs E H Knott was a Berthoud caller Saturday.
27 Apr 1907..The Knott and Mead market here supplies the liberty hall meat 
market with meat.
  E Knott and P M Mead purchased 72 head of steers last week and drove them to
their mountain ranch for the summer pasture.
4 May 1907..Frank Knott was a business caller here Saturday.
  E H Knott expects to go up to his mountain ranch this week.  They have 
in about 30 acres of grain which is looking fine.
  E H Knott purchased a nice bunch of cattle from Kohn Kitely at liberty hall last
week.  He expects to keep them in the mountains this summer.
11 May 1907..E H Knott shipped a car of very fat cattle to Denver last week,
receiving a very high price for them there.
   E H Knott purchased a car of cattle in Denver last week and shipped them to
Lyons to be taken to his mountain ranch for the summer.
18 May 1907..Mrs E H Knott was a Berthoud visitor Saturday.
   E H Knott reports that the farming lands in the mountains are very wet now.
25 May 1907..Mrs E H Knott has a large class in music.  Her scholars are learning
fast as she is a very competent teacher.
1 Jun 1907..Mrs E H Knott is training the children of children's day exercises.
  G N Bader, wife and daughter were guests of Frank Knott and wife Sunday.
15 Jun 1907..E H Knott took a car of cattle to his mountain ranch this week for
summer pasture.    Knott and Mead are feeding a nice bunch of cattle for their meat
market here.
23 Jun 1907..Mrs E H Knott entertained at dinner Sunday.
  P M Mead and E H Knott were in the mountains last week looking after their
mountain ranch and cattle. 
29 Jun 1907..E H Knott had one stack of alfalfa put up before the storm of Tuesday.
  Mrs E H Knott entertained at dinner Sunday.
20 Jul 1907..E H Knott bought 146 head of mixed cattle in Denver last week 
for the mountain ranch.
  E H Knott drove 10 head of fat cattle from the mountains Thursday to be used in
his meat market.
27 Jul 1907..A party consisting of KH (or) RH Knott and wife, Lynetta Foresman,
Rufus Mead and others drove to the foothills Friday and enjoyed a picnic, returning
home in the evening.
10 Aug 1907..E H Knott went to his mountain ranch Monday after beef cattle.
17 Aug 1907..E H Knott went to the mountains Saturday after five head of cattle to
be used in their meat market.
   A Very pleasant evening was spent at E H Knott's home Friday at the recital
given by Mrs Knott's pupils in music.  Dainty refreshments were served and all
went home knowing that Mr and Mrs Knott know how to entertain.

31 Aug 1907..Mrs E H Knott was a Berthoud visitor Saturday.
   Miss Ada Owen of Iowa is visiting in the homes of E H Knott and W F Welty.
31 Aug 1907..Frank Knott and George N Bader have been fishing and hunting this week.
   Cattle branded N+H and V over - left side or hip belong to Elza Knott,
Highland lake, phone blue 2982.
7 Sep 1907..E H Knott had some very fine grain threshed last week.
   Miss Ada Owen went to Johnstown Wednesday to visit Frank Knott and family.
14 Sep 1907..E H Knott put in a 6 ton scale at his home place this week.    
   Mr Pratch, of Iowa, visited the home of Mr Welty and E H Knott this week.
21 Sep 1907..Trout in California.  Al Knott sends us a paper from Vallejo, Cal.,
telling of a fishing trip..(rest not copied)
28 Sep 1907..W F Welty and wife, Mrs Siple and E H Knott and wife were guests
at the H H Foresman home in Berthoud Sunday.
   Mrs Hattie Siple, of Ida Grove, Iowa, is visiting at the homes of E H Knott and W F Welty.
5 Oct 1907..E H Knott drove several head of beef cattle from his mountain ranch this week.
19 Oct 1907..Mrs E H Knott went to Berthoud Saturday to instruct her pupils in music.
   E H Knott will complete the harvesting of beets on his home place this week.
   E H Knott returned from his mountain ranch Sunday.  He reports his cattle are looking fine.
26 Oct 1907..E H Knott finished hauling beets from his home place Monday.
   Mrs E H Knott was in Berthoud Saturday looking after her class in music.
   E H Knott drove 133 steers from the mountains last week, and is feeding them on beet tops.
   P M Mead and E H Knott left Tuesday for their mountain ranch.  They expect to
bring another large bunch of cattle down to feed. 

2 Nov 1907..Mrs G F Welty was Mrs E H Knott's guest Sunday.
  E H Knott is feeding a nice lot of cattle on his home place.
  E H Knott and P M Mead left Monday for their mountain ranch.  They will drive
down another bunch of cattle to feed for the market.
9 Nov 1907..E H Knott and P M Mead were in the mountains last week, looking
after their cattle.
  Mrs E H Knott was a business visitor in Berthoud Saturday.  She has a class in music there.
  E H Knott will fence his home place with hog wire, and will feed a number of
hogs the coming winter.
23 Nov 1907..Mrs E H Knott was a Longmont visitor Saturday.
    Mr and Mrs E H Knott attended a card party at Mr Foresman's home in Berthoud
Monday evening.    E H Knott has a nice bunch of cattle pasturing on Henry Yates'
field and another nice bunch on W G Gately's beet field.
     Eliza Knott and wife, of Highland lake, were guests of H H Foresman and family Monday.
             Money for Beets...R H Knott...$1453
                               Frank Knott.$3700  (rest not here)
30 Nov 1907..Mrs E H Knott was a Berthoud visitor Saturday.
8 Feb 1908..Lynetta Foresman received a handsome watch as a birthday present
from her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs Elza Knott.
22 Feb 1908..Mrs Frank Knott left last week for California, where she will visit a
sister in Los Angeles and then go to Vallejo to Visit A A Knott and family.
28 Mar 1908..letter from A A Knott..(not copied here)
6 Jun 1908..Misses Lynetta and Eva Foresman went to Highland lake Saturday to
visit Mr and Mrs Elza Knott for a few days.
   A Pretty Wedding.  Miss Clara Louise Saltzman, daughter of Mr and Mrs George
Saltzman, of Berthoud, Colo., was united in marriage to Albert T Knott of Vallejo. 
The ceremony was performed last evening at the home of the groom's sister, Mrs
Frank Jackman, on Deakin Street.   Following the ceremony, a reception was held
at the home, after which mr and Mrs Knott departed for Santa Cruz, where they
honeymoon will be spent.  The groom is a prominent business man of Vallejo,
where he and his bride will make their home..Berkeley (Calif) Reporter. 
May 28..(rest not here)

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