Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

This gentleman is the present County Judge of Pueblo County. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., November 12, 1848. When three years of age his parents moved to Edwardsville, Ill., where he was raised. He was educated principally at Shurtleff College, Alton, Ill. When but fifteen years old, in 1863, he left school and came West. Arriving first at Trinidad, Colo., he went from there to Elizabethtown, New Mexico, where he followed gulch-mining about a year. Subsequently, for a number of years, he was connected with enterprises at various places. He was interested in a saw-mill near Trinidad about two years. He had mining interests at different points, and spent much of his time in traveling over the West. In 1868, he assisted in starting the Colorado Chieftain, now a flourishing newspaper at Pueblo, Colo. He was married at Trinidad, Colo., January 10, 1870, to Miss Fannie T. Doyle, a daughter of J. B. Doyle. In the spring of 1870, he and his brother-in-law, James Doyle, opened a wholesale grocery store and auction and commission house at Trinidad. In 1871, disposing of his business at Trinidad, Mr. Berry settled upon Doyle's ranch, in Pueblo County, where he lived about five years. During the time, he held the office of Justice of the Peace. In 1876, having met with financial reverses, Mr. Berry disposed of his remaining property and removed to Pueblo, where he has since resided. He has long figured in the local politics of Pueblo County, and has held the position of assistant in the different county offices at Pueblo. In the fall of 1877, he ran for County Judge on the Democratic ticket, but was defeated. He ran the second time in 1880, and was elected by a nice majority. The office he now fills with honor and ability, to the satisfaction of his constituency. The Judge is strong in his political convictions, and ever sanguine of the success of his party.  History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado O L Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1881

to the Pueblo County Index Page.

Please e-mail comments and suggestions toKaren Mitchell.
© Karen Mitchell