Casefile Clues

19 December 2012

A Rough Rider's Brothers in the Newspaper


This has got to be one of the most interesting news clipping I've discovered recently, particularly because it provides significant biographical detail that one usually does not find in items of this type.

We've mentioned Heye Albers before--the clipping below actually appeared in a Denver, Colorado, newspaper in 1898. It details where Heye was born in 1872 and where he had lived during the interim, including where he attended school and where his father ran a "commission business" in Denver. It confirmed the family's move in 1895 to New Mexico, and indicates that Albers originally went to Nebraska. No information is provided about where in Nebraska he lived, but the article goes on to state that Albers eventually joined his father on his New Mexico dairy farm.

And there is a picture. 


Date: Sunday, June 26, 1898  

Paper: Denver Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)--

obtained on 
on Genealogybank.com
There is mention of Heye's discharge and return home in a newspaper from Albuquerque in 1899. It simply mentions his service in the Rough Riders.

Date: Friday, September 1, 1899  


Paper: Albuquerque Citizen (Albuquerque, NM)--obtained on 

on Genealogybank.com

And in one of the remaining articles on Genealogybank.com regarding Heye, another brother is mentioned: Jurgen. According to the news article, Jurgen was a math professor in Fort Collins and eventually enlisted himself.

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 1898  


Paper: Albuquerque Citizen (Albuquerque, NM)--

--obtained on 

on Genealogybank.com
Just goes to show that one never knows how much detail will appear in newspaper items. The Heye Albers articles also make the point that looking in the old hometown papers, in this case Denver, Colorado, might result in unexpected discoveries.

Oh, and "Heye" is pronounced "high" not "hey."