Norma Jean Brandt

F, #14322, b. 16 March 1929, d. 18 March 1989
FatherHenry Martin Brandt Jr b. 20 Jan 1883, d. 27 Jan 1960
MotherAnna Margaret Huisman b. 6 May 1891, d. 24 Aug 1956
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited2 Aug 2018
Birth*Norma Jean Brandt was born on 16 March 1929 at Gibson City, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Norma Jean Brandt appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at Drummer Twsp, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Norma Jean Brandt lived at Sibley, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB, on 24 August 1956. 
Residence*Residence: Norma Jean Brandt lived at Anchor, McLean Co, IL, United StatesB, on 27 January 1960. 
Married Name As of after 27 January 1960, her married name was Lehman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Norma Jean Brandt married Jean E Lehman after 27 January 1960. 
Note*Norma Jean Brandt and Jean E Lehman had no children. 
(Witness) Memo
(The following is a newspaper article about the family of Henry M Brandt.)
Henry M Brandt
     Henry M Brandt, Jr. was born not too long after his parents immigrated to the United States from Germany. They settle in Ford County in the early 1800's and farmed three miles northeast of Sibley, Illinois. They had eight children born to them six boys and two girls who all became farmers in different parts of the country. The oldest sons became wheat ranchers in the state of Washington. The other children stayed in and around Ford County and became farmers. Henry married Anna Huisman in 1910 and he farmed in Livingston County for a year and then rented the Horace McClure farm 6 miles northwest of Gibson City where he farmed for twenty years. They raised six children when they lived on the McClure farm.
     Viola (b. 1910) graduated from Drummer Township High School in 1931. She worked at the Elgin National Watch Company for 21 years. She married Gerald Brookstra in 1951. He worked for the Chicago, Milwaukee Railroad and died in Feb. 1956 of a heart attack. Then she married L. Paul Lowe in 1960. He taught school in southern Illinois and retired in 1972. He died in 1975
     Bernice graduated from Drummer Township High School in 1931. She married Floyd Shreves in 1939 and they live in Paxton. Floyd is retired from the Gas Company after 23 years of service.
     Louie was married to Marguerite Taylor. Louie did some farming with his dad and served in the armed forces during World War II. After his discharge from the service he worked for Doc May in construction. He died in April 1981. Marguerite works part time at the Gibson Hospital.
     Albert was also a farmer and served in the Navy during World War II for a couple of years. After his discharge from the service he farmed the Edith Ashley Farris farm until his retirement in 1981. He is married to the former Gerdy Blanck of Buckley, Illinois and they live in Sibley, Ill.
     Mildred is married to Leslie Jamison and they have made their home in Elliott, Illinois most of their married life. Leslie was Township Road Commissioner for a number of years.
     Norma Jean is married to Jean Lehman. They live in Urbana, Ill. Norma was a beauty operator but gave it up after marriage. Jean is in the heating and air conditioning business.
     Henry bought the Troyer farm in 1935 and lived there until he died in 1960. 
NoteNorma Jean Brandt and Jean E Lehman moved from Urbana, IL to Lakeland, FL in 1985. 
Death*Death: Norma Jean Brandt died on 18 March 1989 at Lakeland, Polk Co, FL, United StatesB, at age 60. 
NoteShe and Jean E Lehman were cremated at Bok Tower Garden, Lake Wales, Polk Co, FL, United StatesB
NoSSN*No record of her Social Security Number was found on 21 October 2005. 

Family

Jean E Lehman b. 20 Jun 1920, d. 7 Sep 1988
Marriage*Marriage: Norma Jean Brandt married Jean E Lehman after 27 January 1960. 

Viola Ella Brandt

F, #14317, b. 27 December 1910, d. 6 April 1994
FatherHenry Martin Brandt Jr b. 20 Jan 1883, d. 27 Jan 1960
MotherAnna Margaret Huisman b. 6 May 1891, d. 24 Aug 1956
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited30 Jan 2005
Birth*Viola Ella Brandt was born on 27 December 1910 at Strawn, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name Her married name was Brookstra. 
Marriage*Marriage: Viola Ella Brandt married Gerald D (Jerry) Brookstra
Census*Census: Viola Ella Brandt appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at Drummer Twsp, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*She had no children with either husband. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 359-14-0565; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Viola Ella Brandt lived at Elgin, Kane Co, IL, United StatesB, on 24 August 1956. 
Residence*Residence: Viola Ella Brandt lived at Elgin, Kane Co, IL, United StatesB, on 27 January 1960. 
Married Name Her married name was Lowe. 
Marriage*Marriage: Viola Ella Brandt married Paul Lowe
(Witness) Memo
(The following is a newspaper article about the family of Henry M Brandt.)
Henry M Brandt
     Henry M Brandt, Jr. was born not too long after his parents immigrated to the United States from Germany. They settle in Ford County in the early 1800's and farmed three miles northeast of Sibley, Illinois. They had eight children born to them six boys and two girls who all became farmers in different parts of the country. The oldest sons became wheat ranchers in the state of Washington. The other children stayed in and around Ford County and became farmers. Henry married Anna Huisman in 1910 and he farmed in Livingston County for a year and then rented the Horace McClure farm 6 miles northwest of Gibson City where he farmed for twenty years. They raised six children when they lived on the McClure farm.
     Viola (b. 1910) graduated from Drummer Township High School in 1931. She worked at the Elgin National Watch Company for 21 years. She married Gerald Brookstra in 1951. He worked for the Chicago, Milwaukee Railroad and died in Feb. 1956 of a heart attack. Then she married L. Paul Lowe in 1960. He taught school in southern Illinois and retired in 1972. He died in 1975
     Bernice graduated from Drummer Township High School in 1931. She married Floyd Shreves in 1939 and they live in Paxton. Floyd is retired from the Gas Company after 23 years of service.
     Louie was married to Marguerite Taylor. Louie did some farming with his dad and served in the armed forces during World War II. After his discharge from the service he worked for Doc May in construction. He died in April 1981. Marguerite works part time at the Gibson Hospital.
     Albert was also a farmer and served in the Navy during World War II for a couple of years. After his discharge from the service he farmed the Edith Ashley Farris farm until his retirement in 1981. He is married to the former Gerdy Blanck of Buckley, Illinois and they live in Sibley, Ill.
     Mildred is married to Leslie Jamison and they have made their home in Elliott, Illinois most of their married life. Leslie was Township Road Commissioner for a number of years.
     Norma Jean is married to Jean Lehman. They live in Urbana, Ill. Norma was a beauty operator but gave it up after marriage. Jean is in the heating and air conditioning business.
     Henry bought the Troyer farm in 1935 and lived there until he died in 1960. 
Residence*Residence: Viola Ella Brandt lived at Gibson City, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB, on 16 March 1991. 
Death*Death: Viola Ella Brandt died on 6 April 1994 at Heritage Manor, Gibson City, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 83 she had lived at the Heritage Manor since 1989. 
Burial*Burial: Viola Ella Brandt was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB

Family 1

Gerald D (Jerry) Brookstra b. 1904, d. 1956
Marriage*Marriage: Viola Ella Brandt married Gerald D (Jerry) Brookstra

Family 2

Paul Lowe b. 19 Oct 1904, d. 27 Nov 1975
Marriage*Marriage: Viola Ella Brandt married Paul Lowe

Gladys Braun

F, #22724, b. 1 March 1900, d. 2 March 1978
FatherReinhart L Braun b. 1862
MotherAugusta C (?) b. 1866
Last Edited6 Jul 2007
Birth*Gladys Braun was born on 1 March 1900 at IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 1921, her married name was Lottman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Gladys Braun married Frank Johann (John) Lottman, son of Cornelius Lottman and Wilhelmina Delss, in 1921. 
(Witness) CensusCensus: Gladys Braun appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 in the household of Reinhart L Braun and Augusta C (?) at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 554-28-7963; issued before 1951 at CA, United StatesB
Death*Death: Gladys Braun died on 2 March 1978 at San Gabriel, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, at age 78.

Family

Frank Johann (John) Lottman b. 30 Oct 1888, d. 6 Jun 1941

Reinhart L Braun

M, #22725, b. 1862
Last Edited6 Jul 2007
Birth*Reinhart L Braun was born in 1862 at MD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Reinhart L Braun married Augusta C (?) in 1888. 
Census*Census: Reinhart L Braun and Augusta C (?) appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB

Family

Augusta C (?) b. 1866
Child

Albert Christopher Bremer

M, #7, b. 29 October 1897, d. 1 November 1984
Albert Bremer - taken about 1978
FatherHerman John Bremer b. 15 Feb 1869, d. 29 Oct 1941
MotherLouise Piepho b. 16 Aug 1873, d. 7 Sep 1942
RelationshipFather of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited3 Aug 2020
Birth*Albert Christopher Bremer was born on 29 October 1897 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
BaptismBaptisim: Albert Christopher Bremer was baptized on 21 November 1897 at Zion Lutheran Church, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Albert Christopher Bremer appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Education*He completed the 7th grade of school. 
CensusCensus: Albert Christopher Bremer appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Albert Christopher Bremer was confirmed on 19 March 1912 at Zion Lutheran Church, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: Albert Christopher Bremer registered for the draft of WWI on 12 September 1918 in Sibley, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB, Occupation: Farm Labor; Employer: Herman Bremer (Father); Height: Medium; Build: Medium; Eyes: Blue; Hair Color: Light.
Census*Census: Albert Christopher Bremer appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Albert Christopher Bremer appeared on the census of 17 April 1930 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB, listed with his brother Harry. 
Living*Residence: Albert Christopher Bremer was living in 1935 at Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Albert Christopher Bremer married Margaret Johanna Hartwig, daughter of Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig and Elise Catherina Gronewold, on 23 December 1938 at St Peters (now American) Lutheran Church, Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB, by Rev L Locker. Albert's address at time of marriage was Ocheyedan and hers was Melvin, IA. Marriage was witnessed by Fred and Lenora Drenkow.
(Witness) PhotoAlbert Christopher Bremer appeared in a photo in December 1939 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Albert Christopher Bremer and Margaret Johanna Hartwig appeared on the census of 8 April 1940 at Fairview Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 485-42-2946; issued 1955 at IA, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Albert Christopher Bremer and Margaret Johanna Hartwig lived at 912 Main St, Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB, on 23 June 1963. 
Photo*Albert Christopher Bremer and Margaret Johanna Hartwig appeared in a photo in May 1967 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB.
Photo*Albert Christopher Bremerappeared in a photo circa 1970 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.
Occupation*Occupation: Albert Christopher Bremer was a farmer. 
Memo* He lived in Osceola County Iowa all his life. 
Death*Death: Albert Christopher Bremer died on 1 November 1984 at Worthington Regional Hospital, Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 87 of Emphysema & Congestive Heart Failure. (CertID# 1984-MN-029236.) 
ObituaryObituary: Albert C Bremer
     Funeral services were held Monday, November 4, at 10:30 am in Zion Lutheran Church for Albert C. Bremer, who died November 1. The Rev. Fredrick Kempfert officiated. Organist was Jill Schmidt. The church choir sang 'Nearer My God to Thee' and 'The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want'. Congregational hymns were 'Abide With Me' and 'Jesus Thy Blood and Righteousnes'. Pallbearers were Howard Radunz, Lyle Phillip, Richard Bremer, Ronald Bremer, Charles Rueter, Loyd Rueter and Dennis Bremer. Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery with Andringa Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Albert Christoph Bremer, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bremer, was born in Horton township October 29, 1897. He was baptized November 21, 1897, in Zion Lutheran Church. On March 19, 1912, he joined the church by the rite of confirmation. He was a lifetime member of Zion and the Ocheyedan community. He was a charter member of Zion's Men's Club. He also was a member of the N.G.O. Club. On December 23, 1938, he was joined in marriage to Margaret Johanna Hartwig.
     Albert farmed northeast of Ocheyedan until retirement in 1963, when they moved to Ocheyedan. Margaret passed away in 1970. He is survived by one son, Wayne A. Bremer of Ocheyedan, and one daughter, Mrs. Ted (Verna) Cash of Charlotte, N. Car; four grandchildren; one brother, Harry of Sibley; and two sisters, Mrs. Edna Miller and Mrs. Ora Rueter of Ocheyedan. He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, his parents and one brother. 
Burial*Burial: Albert Christopher Bremer was buried on 5 November 1984 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB

Family

Margaret Johanna Hartwig b. 16 Nov 1904, d. 17 Mar 1970
Marriage*Marriage: Albert Christopher Bremer married Margaret Johanna Hartwig, daughter of Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig and Elise Catherina Gronewold, on 23 December 1938 at St Peters (now American) Lutheran Church, Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB, by Rev L Locker. Albert's address at time of marriage was Ocheyedan and hers was Melvin, IA. Marriage was witnessed by Fred and Lenora Drenkow.
Children

Belva Joan Bremer

F, #36, b. 15 February 1939, d. 17 February 1939
FatherAlbert Christopher Bremer b. 29 Oct 1897, d. 1 Nov 1984
MotherMargaret Johanna Hartwig b. 16 Nov 1904, d. 17 Mar 1970
RelationshipSister of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited1 Nov 2009
BaptismBaptisim: Belva Joan Bremer was baptized on 15 February 1939 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB, by the Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA. 
Birth*She was born on 15 February 1939 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Belva Joan Bremer died on 17 February 1939 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB
Burial*Burial: Belva Joan Bremer was buried on 19 February 1939 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB

Carl Henry Bremer

M, #123, b. 12 April 1896, d. 7 November 1958
FatherHerman John Bremer b. 15 Feb 1869, d. 29 Oct 1941
MotherLouise Piepho b. 16 Aug 1873, d. 7 Sep 1942
RelationshipUncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited7 Apr 2012
Birth*Carl Henry Bremer was born on 12 April 1896 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
BaptismBaptisim: Carl Henry Bremer was baptized on 3 May 1896 at Zion Lutheran Church, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Carl Henry Bremer appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Carl Henry Bremer appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Memo* He served in World War I. 
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: Carl Henry Bremer registered for the draft of WWI on 5 June 1917 in Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB, Occupation: Carpenter; medium height; medium build; blue eyes; light colored hair.
Census*Census: Carl Henry Bremer appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Carl Henry Bremer married Helen Elizabeth Rahn on 29 November 1923 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Census*Census: Carl Henry Bremer and Helen Elizabeth Rahn appeared on the census of 24 April 1930 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA; ED-72-12, 24 Apr 1930, p88 5A. 
(Witness) PhotoCarl Henry Bremer appeared in a photo in December 1939 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.
CensusCensus: Carl Henry Bremer and Helen Elizabeth Rahn appeared on the census of 5 April 1940 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) BurialCarl Henry Bremer witnessed the burial of Herman John Bremer on 2 November 1941 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.
SSN*His Social Security Number was 481-42-0435; issued 1955 at IA, United StatesB
Death*Death: Carl Henry Bremer died on 7 November 1958 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 62 of coronary thrombosis (CertID# 1958-MN-011326.) 
Burial*Burial: Carl Henry Bremer was buried on 10 November 1958 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Obituary*Obituary: Obituary for Carl Bremer
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Carl H Bremer from Zion Lutheran church in Horton township with burial in the church cemetery. He died Friday morning about 7:30 in the Worthington Clinic Hospital. Cause of his death was a heart condition.
     Carl Henry Bremer, son of the late Mr and Mrs Herman Bremer, was born in Horton township April 12, 1896. He was baptized in early infancy in Zion Lutheran church. In March of 1910 with a class of eight, he joined the church by the rite of confirmation. He was a well known and lifetime member of this community and a faithful member of Zion congregation in which he held various offices. He was also a charter member of the LLL and a member of the choir for many years. He was a veteran of World War I.
     November 29, 1923, he was joined in marriage to Helen Elizabeth Rahr. This union was blessed with six children: Eileen (Mrs Lyle Story) of Worthington, Carol Jean (Mrs Ed Engerer) of St Louis, MO, Randall of Harrisville, CT, Richard, Dennis and Donna, all of Ocheyedan.
     Surviving are his wife, Helen; six children; five grandchildren; two brothers, Harry and Albert; two sisters, Mrs Leo Miller and Mrs Henry Rueter; and many other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev E J Kallsen in the absence of Rev Allmann. Pallbears were Ronald Bremer, Wayne Bremer, Lyle Philip, Lloyd Rueter, John Rahn and Charles Rueter, all nephews of the deceased. Mrs Ben Hartwig and Mrs Fred Stolte were in charge of the flowers. Wood-Miller Post No. 326 of the American Legion conducted military rites. Music was provided by the Horton choir with LaVera Hattendorf at the organ. 

Family

Helen Elizabeth Rahn b. 21 Dec 1904, d. 11 Mar 1997
Marriage*Marriage: Carl Henry Bremer married Helen Elizabeth Rahn on 29 November 1923 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB

Herman John Bremer

M, #64, b. 15 February 1869, d. 29 October 1941
Herman Bremer
RelationshipGrandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
Verified byDNA testing
Last Edited3 Aug 2020
Birth*Herman John Bremer was born on 15 February 1869 at Endor, Crete Twsp, Will Co, IL, United StatesB; His confirmed name was Herman Wilhelm Joh. Chris. 
CensusCensus: Herman John Bremer appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 at Crete Twsp, Will Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Herman John Bremer appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 at Crete Twsp, Will Co, IL, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Herman John Bremer was confirmed in 1883 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL, United StatesB; as Herman Wilhelm Joh. Chris. Bremer. 
Marriage*Marriage: Herman John Bremer married Louise Piepho on 24 February 1895 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL, United StatesB.
Note*Herman John Bremer and Louise Piepho Herman and Louise returned to Iowa after they married, and built a comfortable home on the virgin prairie land. In 1899 Herman Bremer purchased 128 acres in the north west corner of section 18, Fairview township for $3575. This land was used for pasture in the early years. Prior to the road grading on the north side of section 18, the steep hill was the site of hill climbing competition for cars. According to reports, few cars ever made the forward climb, but the competition was always challenging. Tobogganing, skiing, and sledding were the winter activities on the hill. This land is now (1997) farmed by Wayne Bremer. As Herman's family increased, the house became cramped, so remodeling was done and finally in the early 1900's several rooms were added. During late 1929 Herman and Louise built a new smaller home. At that time Harry and Emma Bremer moved into the big house. In the mid 1930's the smaller house was moved one half mile east to Fairview section 18. Herman, Louise and Albert lived there until 1939 when Herman and Louise moved into Ocheyedan. In 1917 Herman bought another 160 acres, this quarter was in section 24 of Horton township, the northeast corner. This farm was bought for $24,000. The farm became Carl Bremer's, then Dennis Bremer's and at present (1997) is farmed by Keith Bremer. Herman and Louise Bremer were active members of Zion Lutheran Church throughout their life in Iowa. Herman held several offices in the church, seventeen years as an Elder. He also held township offices. in March 1895 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Herman John Bremer and Louise Piepho appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Herman John Bremer and Louise Piepho appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Census*Census: Herman John Bremer and Louise Piepho appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Photo*Herman John Bremer and Louise Piepho appeared in a photo at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.
CensusCensus: Herman John Bremer and Louise Piepho appeared on the census of 17 April 1930 at Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Herman John Bremer and Louise Piepho lived at Herman Bremer Farm, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB, circa 1939. 
PhotoHerman John Bremer and Louise Piepho appeared in a photo in December 1939 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.
CensusCensus: Herman John Bremer and Louise Piepho appeared on the census of 2 April 1940 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Death*Death: Herman John Bremer died on 29 October 1941 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB, at age 72 of pneumonia.
Burial*Burial: Herman John Bremer was buried on 2 November 1941 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.
Obituary*Obituary: Herman Bremer Rites are Held
Passed Away at His Home in Ocheyedan; Services Held in Horton
     Herman Bremer, a highly respected citizen of Horton township and Ocheyedan for the past 47 years, passed away at his home in Ocheyedan Wednesday evening of last week. Mr Bremer's sickness dates back 17 years when he became afflicted with cancer in the roof of his mouth. During the last few years the disease spread rapidly as no medical aid seemed to help him. Until a few weeks before his death Mr Bremer was able to be up and around and to make visits to the business district.
     Herman Bremer was born at Endor, IL, on February 1, 1869, and died on October 29, 1941, at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 14 days. He joined the Lutheran church at Crete, IL, where he grew to manhood. In the spring of 1894 he came to Osceola county, settling in Horton township, where he took possession of his farm. The next spring he returned to Illinois, where he was united in marriage to Louise Piepho at Eagle Lake. Mr Bremer and his bride returned to this county, settling on the farm in Horton township, where they lived until 1939, when they moved to Ocheyedan to spend their declining years.
     He is survived by his widow and five children: Carl, Albert, Mrs Edna Philiph, Harry and Mrs Ora Reuter, all of Ocheyedan; 17 grand-children; two sisters, Mary Rinkenberger of Dyer, IL, and Frieda Reckow of Brethren, MI.
Mr Bremer was an honored and respected man in his community always lending his aid for the best. He was entrusted with various offices in Horton township during his long residence there and served as an elder of the Horton Lutheran church for about 17 years.
     Services were held at the home in the south part of town Sunday afternoon, after which the body was taken to the Horton Lutheran church, where the last rites were held, Rev E J Kallsen, his pastor, paid an eloquent tribute to Mr Bremer's life. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
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Relatives Attending Herman Bremer Services
     Relative from a distance who attended the funeral of the late Herman Bremer Sunday afternoon are: Mrs Henry Rinkenberger, Mrs Philip Volbreckt and Mrs Ben Rinkenberger, Dyer, IN; Mrs. Herman Reckow and son Henry, Brethren, MI; Mrs Frieda Isaacson and Miss Marie Reckow, Chicago, IL; Mr and Mrs Elmer Witte and daughters, Blue Island, IL; Mrs and Mrs Walter Domm and Mr. and Mrs Chas. Wolf, Homewood, IL; Mr and Mrs Carl Bremer, Crete, IL; Mrs Augusta Gruhike, Burndam, IL; Mr and Mrs John Slight and family and Fred Bremer, Gary, SD; Mr and Mrs Geo. Sixta and family, Slayton, MN. 

Family

Louise Piepho b. 16 Aug 1873, d. 7 Sep 1942
Marriage*Marriage: Herman John Bremer married Louise Piepho on 24 February 1895 at St Johns Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, Beecher, Will Co, IL, United StatesB.
Children

Wayne Alden Bremer

M, #9, b. 22 July 1940, d. 4 February 2020
Wayne Bremer
1960
FatherAlbert Christopher Bremer b. 29 Oct 1897, d. 1 Nov 1984
MotherMargaret Johanna Hartwig b. 16 Nov 1904, d. 17 Mar 1970
RelationshipBrother of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited5 Feb 2020
Birth*Wayne Alden Bremer was born on 22 July 1940 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB
BaptismBaptisim: Wayne Alden Bremer was baptized on 25 August 1940 at Zion Lutheran Church, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1941 at Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.
Confirmation*Confirmation: Wayne Alden Bremer was confirmed on 11 April 1954 at Zion Lutheran Church, Horton Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Graduation*Graduation: Wayne Alden Bremer graduated in 1958 from Ocheyedan High School, Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Education*He completed 2 years of college at South Dakota State College, Brookings, Brookings Co, SD. 
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo in May 1967 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB.
Occupation*Occupation: Wayne Alden Bremer was a Farmer. 
Death*Death: Wayne Alden Bremer died on 4 February 2020 at Avera McKennan Medical Center, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 79. 
Obituary*Obituary: [from Andringa Funeral Home]
Wayne Allen Bremer was born on July 22, 1940 in Worthington, Minnesota. He was the son of Albert and Margaret (Hartwig) Bremer of Ocheyedan, Iowa. Wayne was baptized August 25, 1940 and confirmed April 11, 1954 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ocheyedan, Iowa. He was a life member at Zion and active in his church as a Sunday School Teacher, Adult Bible Study Leader, and he held various offices within the congregation. Wayne began his education at Lone Star School, then at Ocheyedan Public and at Zion Lutheran. He graduated from Ocheyedan High School in May of 1958. Wayne attended Agriculture College in Brookings, South Dakota for two years, graduating in 1960. He worked for area farmers before taking over his father’s farm in 1963.
Wayne met Bonitta “Bonnie” Christopherson at Zion Lutheran School when Bonnie taught there. They were united in marriage on June 16, 1963 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Brookings, South Dakota. To this union two children were born, Nathan and Valerie.
In addition to farming, Wayne worked at Sather’s from 1978 to 1982 and at Northern Iowa Die Cast from 1993 to 2005. In 2015, Wayne and Bonnie retired and moved to Sibley, Iowa where Wayne was involved in the Historical Society.
Wayne enjoyed reading, especially local area history involving the church and community. He also collected coins, stamps and toy farm equipment, for 45 years.
He passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Avera McKennan Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 56 years, Bonnie Bremer of Sibley, IA; one son, Nathan Bremer of Paullina, IA; one daughter, Valerie Bremer of Grafton, WI; one sister, Verna (Ted) Cash of Charlotte, NC; sister-in-law, Betty (Carl) Brooks of Wilhoit, AZ, four nephews and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Belva. 

J L Brennan

M, #22375, b. 1897
Last Edited19 Jun 2007
Marriage*Marriage: J L Brennan married Leona Classen, daughter of Charles Classen and Anna Lottman
Birth*J L Brennan was born in 1897 at IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: J L Brennan appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Leona Classen b. Oct 1896
Child

Kathern Virginia Brennan

F, #22376, b. February 1919
FatherJ L Brennan b. 1897
MotherLeona Classen b. Oct 1896
Relationship3rd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited19 Jun 2007
Birth*Kathern Virginia Brennan was born in February 1919 at IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Kathern Virginia Brennan appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 in the household of Anna Lottman at Gilman, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB

Veronica Rose Bretz

F, #17571, b. 3 January 1913, d. 13 October 1995
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*Veronica Rose Bretz was born on 3 January 1913 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 31 August 1929, her married name was Lottman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Veronica Rose Bretz married Harold Eugene Lottman, son of George Engelhard Lottman and Sonora Mary (Crystal) Eckerman, on 31 August 1929. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 352-10-1211; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Veronica Rose Bretz died on 13 October 1995 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 82. 

Family

Harold Eugene Lottman b. 9 Aug 1905, d. May 1982
Child

Gerald D (Jerry) Brookstra

M, #15049, b. 1904, d. 1956
Last Edited13 Apr 2001
Birth*Gerald D (Jerry) Brookstra was born in 1904. 
Marriage*Marriage: Gerald D (Jerry) Brookstra married Viola Ella Brandt, daughter of Henry Martin Brandt Jr and Anna Margaret Huisman
Death*Death: Gerald D (Jerry) Brookstra died in 1956. 

Family

Viola Ella Brandt b. 27 Dec 1910, d. 6 Apr 1994

Catherine E Brotz

F, #10757, b. 1912, d. 1944
Last Edited26 May 2000
Birth*Catherine E Brotz was born in 1912. 
Marriage*Marriage: Catherine E Brotz married Lewis Raymond Look, son of Bonnie Herman Look and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Cornelia Hartwig
Married Name Her married name was Look. 
Burial*Burial: Catherine E Brotz was buried at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Catherine E Brotz died in 1944. 
NoSSN*No record of her Social Security Number was found in May 2000; Not Possible. 

Family

Lewis Raymond Look b. 18 Aug 1913, d. 5 Dec 1955

Clyde Brown

M, #18532, b. April 1898
FatherJohn A Brown b. 1866
MotherIda (Hattie) Gronewold b. 4 Oct 1875, d. Mar 1909
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited25 Oct 2005
Birth*Clyde Brown was born in April 1898 at Fayette Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
NoSSN*No record of his Social Security Number was found on 25 October 2005. 

John A Brown

M, #18531, b. 1866
Last Edited13 Jan 2003
Birth*John A Brown was born in 1866 at DenmarkB
Marriage*Marriage: John A Brown married Ida (Hattie) Gronewold, daughter of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens, on 26 February 1896 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Ida (Hattie) Gronewold b. 4 Oct 1875, d. Mar 1909
Child

Nathaniel Jenison (Jay) Brown III

M, #39128, b. 26 December 1937, d. 20 October 1976
FatherAlonzo (Lonnie) Harm Hartwig b. 19 Oct 1915, d. 11 Jan 2003
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited16 Feb 2019
Birth*Nathaniel Jenison (Jay) Brown III was born on 26 December 1937 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Nathaniel Jenison (Jay) Brown III married Mary Frances McCrea on 6 August 1958 at Rockwall Co, TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: Nathaniel Jenison (Jay) Brown III died on 20 October 1976 at Laguna Niguel, Orange Co, CA, United StatesB, at age 38. 

Family

Mary Frances McCrea

Wilma Brownfield

F, #10789, b. 30 December 1920, d. 23 November 1997
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*Wilma Brownfield was born on 30 December 1920. 
Marriage*Marriage: Wilma Brownfield married John Nicholas Closen, son of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig, on 4 May 1946 at Pocahontas, Randolph Co, AR, United StatesB
Married Name As of 4 May 1946, her married name was Closen. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 332-22-3874; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Wilma Brownfield died on 23 November 1997 at Groveland, Tazewell Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 76. 
Burial*Burial: Wilma Brownfield was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

John Nicholas Closen b. 6 Oct 1917, d. 20 Oct 1998

Brune Junior Bruns

M, #43707, b. 3 November 1923, d. 27 April 1958
Last Edited23 Dec 2019
Birth*Brune Junior Bruns was born on 3 November 1923. 
Marriage*Marriage: Brune Junior Bruns married Dorothea Helen Aden, daughter of Menne Aden and Trientji Henietta Bienhoff
Death*Death: Brune Junior Bruns died on 27 April 1958 at Golden, Adams Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 34. 

Family

Dorothea Helen Aden b. 25 Nov 1925, d. 17 Oct 1971

J Paul Bruton Sr

M, #18785, b. 15 October 1915, d. 12 April 1996
Last Edited24 Nov 2008
Birth*J Paul Bruton Sr was born on 15 October 1915 at Russellville, Pope Co, AR, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: J Paul Bruton Sr married Helen Ida Grant, daughter of James Earl Grant and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold, on 8 May 1934 at Tulsa, Tulsa Co, OK, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 536-22-0507; issued before 1951 at WA, United StatesB
Death*Death: J Paul Bruton Sr died on 12 April 1996 at Bedford, Tarrant Co, TX, United StatesB, at age 80. 

Family

Helen Ida Grant b. 3 Feb 1914, d. 7 Jan 2008

Rose Marie Buck

F, #45136, b. 23 October 1945, d. 29 October 2007
Last Edited20 Feb 2021
Birth*Rose Marie Buck was born on 23 October 1945 at Everett, Snohomish Co, WA, United StatesB
Married Name As of circa April 1963, her married name was Schossow. 
Married Name As of circa May 1973, her married name was McInville. 
Married Name As of circa February 1981, her married name was Gorz. 
Death*Death: Rose Marie Buck died on 29 October 2007 at Fort Dodge, Webster Co, IA, United StatesB, at age 62. 
Obituary*Obituary: Rose Marie Wegman Buck Gorz, 62, of Fort Dodge, died Monday, October 29, 2007 at the Trinity Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the Bruce-Graham Funeral Home with the Reverend Al Henderson of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating.

Rose was born October 23, 1945 the daughter of Walter and Betty (Henry) Wegman in Everett, Washington. She was later adopted by Ida and John Buck.

Over the years Rose has spent time in Everett, WA, Hesperia, CA, and the last 38 years in Fort Dodge, IA. She was currently employed at Smithway Motor Express as a bookkeeper.

Rose was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed everything nature had to offer. She was a hard working individual with everyone else's needs in mind. Rose loved working on different arts and crafts projects, going horse back riding and spending time with her family.

Those thankful for having shared in Rose's life include her children; Pamela Jean Schossow of Fort Dodge, IA, Julie Ann Wright of Conway, AR, Jerri Lynn Tipton of Jackson, MS, Edward John Schossow of Mesa, AZ, Dawn Marie Reyes of Fort Dodge, IA, five sisters; Helen Ibsen of Fort Dodge, IA, Florence Barnett of Fort Dodge, IA, Sharon Plumb of Perry, IA, Rhoda Batey of Everett, WA, Linda Wegman of Everett, IA, one brother; Gerald Helmer of Colorado Springs, CO, 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Gorz was preceded in death by her parents, Ida and John Buck, Betty and Walter Wegman, three sisters; Ruth, Elaine and Marlene. 

Daisy Buckles

F, #11755
Last Edited18 Mar 1999
Marriage*Marriage: Daisy Buckles married Edward McKinley
Married Name Her married name was McKinley. 

Family

Edward McKinley
Child

Hazel Anna Burton

F, #10129, b. 5 November 1903, d. 15 July 1983
FatherWilliam Burton b. c 1860, d. c 1910
MotherCatherine Holloran b. 12 Jan 1864, d. 30 Apr 1947
Last Edited26 May 2000
Birth*Hazel Anna Burton was born on 5 November 1903 at Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Hazel Anna Burton married Christian (Chris) Fredrick Meints, son of Friede (Fred) Janssen Meints and Etje Anna (Etta) Hartwig, on 29 June 1927 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, United StatesB
Married Name As of July 1927, her married name was Meints. 
Death*Death: Hazel Anna Burton died on 15 July 1983 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, United StatesB, at age 79. 
NoSSN*No record of her Social Security Number was found in May 2000; There is a Hazel Meints in the SSN, b. 5 Nov 1896; d. Jul 1983; Res: Blue Springs, MO; SSN#: 487-12-6418, before 1951 in MO. 

Family

Christian (Chris) Fredrick Meints b. 30 Apr 1900, d. 16 Feb 1968
Child

William Burton

M, #13414, b. circa 1860, d. circa 1910
Last Edited28 Oct 1999
Birth*William Burton was born circa 1860 at Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: William Burton married Catherine Holloran
Death*Death: William Burton died circa 1910 at Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS, United StatesB

Family

Catherine Holloran b. 12 Jan 1864, d. 30 Apr 1947
Child

Hilbert Henry Buss

M, #11096, b. 8 September 1903, d. 28 September 1992
Last Edited17 Mar 1999
Birth*Hilbert Henry Buss was born on 8 September 1903 at Rockham, Faulk Co, SD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Hilbert Henry Buss married Mary Catherine Fitzgerald, daughter of William Robert Fitzgerald and Thoma Madalena (Lena) Hartwig, on 30 December 1928 at Redfield, Faulk Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 504-01-0138; issued before 1951 at SD, United StatesB
Note*Hilbert Henry Buss and Mary Catherine Fitzgerald always lived in Rockham, SD; PO Box 122, Zip 57470. They had no children. 
Death*Death: Hilbert Henry Buss died on 28 September 1992 at Redfield, Faulk Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 89. 

Family

Mary Catherine Fitzgerald b. 26 Sep 1906, d. 14 Apr 1985