Jonas E. Wannemaker

1830 - 1909

District 2 Commissioner
1871 - 1874

Jonas E. Wannemaker was born in Trumbull County, Ohio and came to Colorado in July 1859 after working as a farmer and carpenter in Wisconsin. He settled two miles below Golden on Clear Creek and mined briefly. In 1861 he began farming while also running freight between Denver and Central City. He continued to farm, built the Wannemaker Ditch, and engaged in mining in the Breckenridge area.

Jonas Wannemaker