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KOEHLER NEW MEXICO, 1910 Federal Census
Information provided by:
James Malecki, Nov. 25, 2002
There were a significant number of Croatians living in the coal mining town of Koehler in 1910. The Koehler mine opened in 1906 and was one of several mining towns near Raton, New Mexico, that supplied coal for the rapidly growing railroads. The mine and the town closed in 1955.
The following is a list of Croatian names from the 1910 Federal Census. I transcribed the names as accurately as possible and did not edit them. The census listed them as being born in "Austria" and nationality as "Croatian." I have personal knowledge of the names that have an asterisk after them.
Further information for research may be obtained from the microfilmed of records of St. Patrick Catholic Church and from the Colfax County Courthouse in Raton NM.
Koehler was located 16 miles SW of Raton.
LDS microfilms for St Patrick Catholic Church, Raton NM:
Marriages and Deaths 1896-1955: FHL 0016883
Baptisms 1891-1956: FHL 0016882
Colfax County Courthouse
PO Box 159,
Raton, NM 87740
ABRAMOVICH, Bozo & Maria
BRISKI, Mike, Maria, sons Mike & John
KALACEVICH, Martin & Anna
KEZELE, George & Margaret, Mary, father George & brother George*
KOSOVIC, Tony & Matilda
PAVLETICH, Martin & Maria*