Historic People in Grand Lake, Colorado

Click on the bold names below for more information and photos. These are just some of the early pioneers in the Grand Lake Area. We will be adding more people to the website as time progresses, so check back soon!

Register of Electors

Adams Family

Alden Family

Bunte Family

Cairns Family

Carr Family

Eslick Family

Fisher Family

Fleshuts Family

Gregg Family

Harbison Family

Harmon Family

Holzwarth Family

Huntington Family

Ish Family

Johnston Family

Kauffman Family

Lehman Family

McLaren Family

McQueary Family


Miner Family

Montgomery Family

Patty Family

Pettingell Family

Proctor Family

Rhone Family

Schnoor Family

Selak Family

Smith Family

Spitzmiller Family

Throckmorton Family

Wescott Family


Wiswall Family

Young Family

Zick Family

The following booklet has been printed from the original pamphlet “Survivors” by permission from Marjorie W. Dickson and Valerie Jean Dunn.

Part I tells the story of her mother’s family that includes the Spurgeons, Mitchells and Yargers.  These families settled in Grand Lake and Marjorie’s great-grandmother was Louisa Adams who operated the Grandview Hotel and also managed the Kauffman House for a time.

Part II tells the story of Marjorie’s father’s family that includes the Hyatts, Lows, Rosebrooks and Wagers.  This history includes a story of the family on the Oregon Trail, the Chisholm Trail cattle drives, and their eventual settling in Colorado and Grand County before moving on to Utah.

We hope you will enjoy this family history and relate it to your own family history in the settling of the American West.

Some early family information has been edited.  If you wish to research genealogy more fully, the original document may be reviewed at the museum.


Survivors Part I


Grand Lake Women’s Club