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Fred W. Broeker

Male 1848 - 1923


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  • Name  Fred W. Broeker  [1, 2
    Born  31 Jul 1848  Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1880  Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Fred "Bracker" was married to "Mena," living with her and children: Anna, Henry, Willey, Amelia, Fred, and Hannah "Bracker":) Fred Bracker (sic), head of household, married, male, white, age 31, born in Prussia, farmer, father's birthplace Prussia, mother's birthplace Prussia
    Iowa State Census  1895  Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Listed with his wife, "Willhelmen," and children: Henry, William, Emma, Fredrick, Bennah, Minnie, "Eward," "Louesa," Louis, Elsie, and "Ferelmand" Broeker:) Fred Brocker, age 47, born in Germany, white, farmer
    Census  1910  Washington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Married to "Willamina," living with her and children: Louise, Ferdinand, and granddaughter, Ruth A. Brenneke:) Line #12, Family #87, Dwelling #89: Fred W. Broker, head of household, male, white, age 61, married, married 39 years, born in Germany (spoke German), father born in Germany (spoke German), mother born in Germany (spoke German), immigrated to the US in 1867?, naturalized, spoke English, occupation farmer, general farming, employer, could read, could write, owned his home, had a mortgage, a farm not a house, farm #85 in schedule
    City Directory  1916/1917  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • (Two entries in the 1916-1917 Burlington City Directory, likely Fred and son Fredrick:) Fred Broeker, Washington Township (post office) Mount Union; F. A. Broeker, Yellow Spring Township (post office) Morning Sun
    Died  30 Apr 1923  near Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Cause: a stroke of paralysis 
    Obituary  2 May 1923  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • FRED W. BROEKER DIES AT HOME NEAR MT. UNION
      A Native of Germany, He Was Resident of Des Moines County For Fifty Years.
      Special To me Hawk-Eye

      Mt. Union (IA), May 1. -- Fred W. Broeker died following a stroke of paralysis at his home near Mt. Union, Iowa, Monday evening, April 30. H was born in Germany in 1848.

      Deceased has been a resident of Des Moines county for more than 50 years. Before moving to this community he had lived near Prairie Grove for twenty-six years.

      He was married to Whilamine Winzel on January 27, 1871. To this union were born twelve children, namely; Henry of Danville, Iowa, William of Morning Sun, Iowa, Fred of Wahkon, Minnesota, Edward and Ferdinand of New London, Iowa, Mrs. H. A. Breneke of Burlington, Iowa, Mrs. Henry Hillen of Monmouth, Illinois, Mrs, Ray Redfern of Yarmouth, Iowa, Mrs. Bert Fischer of Mt. Union, Iowa, Mrs. W. A. Moffatt of Peoria, Illinois, and Miss Louise at home. One son, Louis, also his wife, preceded him in death.

      Besides his children he leaves one brother, Louis Broeker, of Peoria, Illinois. and thirty-three grandchildren.

      Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, May 3, at the Baptist church of Mt. Union Iowa, of which he had been a member for many years. Burial will be at Trinity cemetery.
    Buried  3 May 1923  Trinity Cemetery, Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID  I11658  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Whilamine Winsel,   b. 25 Nov 1849, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1917, near Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Jan 1871  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 9, 10
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Frederick Broeker; Groom's Birth Date: 1849; Groom's Age: 22; Bride's Name: Wilhelmina Winsel; Bride's Birth Date: 1851; Bride's Age: 20; Marriage Date: 21 January 1871; Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02529-7; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956350; Reference Number: Vol.2 pg.173; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Children 
    >1. Anna W. Broeker,   b. 1 Oct 1871, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1960, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Henry Joseph Broeker,   b. 30 Jan 1873, Pleasant Grove, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1924
    >3. William Frederick Broeker,   b. 1874, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1932, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Amelia "Emma" Broeker,   b. 26 Feb 1876, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1965
     5. Fredrick Charles "Fred" Broeker,   b. 15 Mar 1878, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1935, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Hannah Broeker,   b. 8 Mar 1880, Prairie Grove, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1964, Metz Nursing Home, Donnellson, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Minnie Melvina Broeker,   b. 10 Oct 1881, near Pleasant Grove, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1952, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Edward William Broeker,   b. 12 Sep 1883, near Prairie Grove, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1951, Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Louise Broeker,   b. 30 May 1885, near Prairie Grove, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1976, Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Louis "Louie" Broeker,   b. 7 Dec 1886, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1916
     11. Elsie Broeker,   b. Between 1888 and 1889, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1966, Seminole County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
    >12. Ferdinand Albert Broeker,   b. 8 Aug 1892, Prairie Grove, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1953, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4229  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    Fred W. Broeker Dies at Home Near Mt. Union; A Native of Germany, He Was a Resident of Des Moines County For Fifty Years
    Fred W. Broeker Dies at Home Near Mt. Union; A Native of Germany, He Was a Resident of Des Moines County For Fifty Years
    The obituary of Fred W. Broeker. Fred Broeker, born in Prussia July 31, 1848, immigrated to the United States, and settled in Iowa. He married fellow German immigrant Whilamine "Mena" Winsel January 21, 1871, in Des Moines County, Iowa. They had twelve children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S8746] Broeker, Fred W. - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, May 2, 1923; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Iowa; Washington Township; Supervisor District 1; Enumeration district 23; p. 6A: Sutro Library, San Francisco; Sutro Microfilm 226 Reel 400 or 1784

    4. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Census Place: Family History Library Film: Flint River, Des Moines, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254337; Page Number: T9-0337 114B.

    5. [S1051] Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa - Burials (Sheridan and Trinity Cemeteries), (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987, publication #0236; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1910 US Census; Washington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Page 194, Sheet 6A; Supervisor's District 1; Enumeration District 25;
      enumerated April 22, 1910

    7. [S74] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1916-1917, (The McCoy Directory Company, Publishers & Compilers, William Brown Building, Rockford, Illinois, Copyright 1916, by William H. McCoy, Rockford Printing Company, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 492 (Reliability: 4).

    8. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Washington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1696

    9. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1696

    10. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).