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John Brumm

Male 1855 - 1915


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  • Name  John Brumm  [1
    Born  10 Feb 1855  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1856  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • John Brumm was not listed in the 1856 Iowa census with his family in Burlington, Iowa. The date the census was taken is uncertain but later census records indicate John was born in February of 1856
    Census  1860  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • John Brum (sic), age 6, male, born in Iowa
    Census  1870  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • John Brumm, age 16, male, white, occupation at school, born in Iowa, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth, attended school during the census year
    Biography  1879  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    The History of Des Moines County, Iowa 
    • J. Broom (sic), farmer, Section 14, P.O. Sperry
    A Biographical Directory Listing of John 'Broom' (Brumm), William Brumm, William A. Burgus, and John Gordon Burkholder
    A Biographical Directory Listing of John "Broom" (Brumm), William Brumm, William A. Burgus, and John Gordon Burkholder
    The History of Des Moines County, Iowa, containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &c., A Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Des Moines County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, &c. Illustrated. (Chicago, Western Historical Society, 1879), page 711.
    Census  1880  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • John Brumm, white, male, age 25, son, single, occupation farmer, born in Iowa, father born in Wertemburg (sic), mother born in Wertemburg (sic)
    Iowa State Census  1885  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • John Brumm, age 27, male, single, born in Des Moines County, Iowa
    Iowa State Census  1895  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Listed with his wife, daughter, mother Julia, niece Mary Nantz, and unrelated man, Jacob Jusling: John Brumm, age 38, male, married, born in Des Moines County, Iowa, occupation farmer, religion Methodist

      Jacob Jusling, age 37, male, single, born in Switzerland, occupation a ? mason, religion Lutheran
    Census  1900  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Married to Mary, living with her and daughter Selma Brumm, and his mother, Julianna Brumm:) Line number 82; dwelling number 175, family number 176: John Brumm, head of household, white, male, born in February 1856, age 44, married, married for 7 years, born in Iowa, father born in Germany, mother born in Germany, could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, free of mortgage, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 174
    City Directory  1902/1903  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Gould's City and County Directory of the City of Burlington and Des Moines County 
    • John Brumm, Burlington, Rural Route 6.
    City Directory  1904/1905  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Gould's Directory of the City of Burlington, West Burlington, Danville, Mediapolis, and Des Moines County 
    • (part of the Burlington City Directory) John Brumm, Latty, Rural Route 1, Benton Township.
    Iowa State Census  1905  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • (Listed with Mary and Selma Brumm, they're on a secon card used to index the family:) John Brumm, Card Number: 786; Post Office Address: Latty, R. 1: Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84
    Iowa State Census  1905  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • (The second image for John Brumm's family in 1905 listed his wife, Mary and daughter, Selma Brumm.)
    City Directory  1907/1908  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • John Brumm, Jackson, Latty, Rural Route 1.
    City Directory  1908/1909  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • John Brumm, Jackson Township, Latty Route 1.

      (Apparently he had two addresses listed in the 1908/09 City Directory for Burlington, as there was also a listing for: John Brumm, Burlington Township, Burlington Route 5.)
    Census  1910  Stratford, Sherman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • (Married to Mary, living with her and daugher, Selma. Selma is three years older than their marriage, and Mary's information lists her as having been married twice, so potentially Selma Brumm is not JOhn's child, and was adopted by him:) Line number 39: dwelling number: 8, family number: 8: John Brumm, head of household, male, white, age 55, married (once), years of present marriage 16, mother of 1 child, 1 of those children living, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Germany, mother's birthplace Germany, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write, rented home, a house (not a farm)
    Research 
    • The 1916 Burlington City Directory listed Mary Brumm as the widow of John with an additional note that he was part of Stoermer & Brumm.
    Died  17 Oct 1915  Stratford, Sherman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: cancer of the stomach 
    Alt. Death  23 Oct 1915  Stratford, Sherman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6
    • This record is at Aspen Grove Cemetery; it is six days off from John's death certificate. He was apparently interred at Aspen Grove in 1920, 5 years after his death.
    Texas Death Records 
    • Name: John Brum; Death Date: 17 October 1915; Death Place: Stratford, Sherman, Texas; Gender: Male; Race: white; Death Age: 60 years 8 months 7 days; Birth Date: 10 February 1855; Marital Status: Married; Occupation: Farmer; Additional Relatives: X; Film Number: 2051496; Digital Film Number: 4165871; Image Number: 3005; Reference Number: cn 22964.

      Death certificate information:

      Texas Board of Health Standard Certificate of Death; Place of Death: County: Sherman, City: Stratford; Full Name: John Brum (sic); Register No. 22964

      Personal and Statistical Particulars: Sex: Male; Color or race: White; Marital Status: Married; Date of Birth: February 10, 1855; Age 60 years, 8 months, 7 days; Occupation: Farmer

      Medical Particulars: Date of Death: October 17, 1915; I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from October 14, 1915 to October 16, 1915, that I last saw him alive on October 16, 1915, and that death occurred on the date above at 6 a.m. The cause of ddeath was cancer of the stomach; Duration 6 months, 40 days;

      Signed: J. W. Howell, M.D.; October 30, 1915, Address, Stratford.
    The Death Certficate of John Brumm (1855-1915)
    The Death Certficate of John Brumm (1855-1915)
    Stratford, Sherman County, Texas
    The Death Certificate of John Brumm (1855-1915)
    The Death Certificate of John Brumm (1855-1915)
    Stratford, Sherman County, Texas. John was apparently buried in Texas and later, in 1920, buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa.
    Buried  29 Jan 1920  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 20, 21
    Person ID  I18  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Carl "Charles" Brumm,   b. 13 Jul 1816, Sternenfels, Oberamt Maulbronn, Neckarkreis, Württemberg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eva Juliana Osswald,   b. 23 May 1823, Sternenfels, Oberamt Maulbronn, Neckarkreis, Württemberg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1902, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Jun 1842  Sternenfels, Oberamt Maulbronn, Neckarkreis, Württemberg Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23
    Germany Marriages 
    • Groom's Name: Carl Brumm; Groom's Birth Date: 13 July 1816; Groom's Birthplace: Sternenfels; Bride's Name: Eva Juliana Oswald; Bride's Birth Date: 23 May 1823; Bride's Birthplace: Sternenfels; Marriage Date: 7 June 1842; Groom's Father's Name: Philipp Brumm; Groom's Mother's Name: Sabina Barbara Staiber; Bride's Father's Name: Johann Jakob Oswald; Bride's Mother's Name: Christina Magdalena Zeither; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M91521-1; System Origin: Germany-EASy; Source Film Number: 1187014; Collection: Germany Marriages, 1558-1929
    Issue 
    • Carl and Julianna had ten children total according to the Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa; according to the 1900 census, Julianna had 9 children, five were living. There are 10 known children however, so the 1900 census appears to be incorrect.
    Emigration  1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Württemberg Emigration Index Vol VI.jpg 
    • Carl and Daniel Brumm and their wives Juliana and Louisa Brumm were listed as applying to emigrate to North America from the town of Sternenfels, Maulbronn district, Württemburg in October 1853. Daniel also applied in February 1852 but didn't leave then.
    Brumm Family Emigration Applications Listed in the Württemberg Emigration Index
    Brumm Family Emigration Applications Listed in the Württemberg Emigration Index
    Carl and Daniel Brumm and their wives Juliana and Louisa Brumm were listed as applying to emigrate to North America from the town of Sternenfels, Maulbronn district, Württemberg in October 1853. Daniel also applied in February 1852 but didn't leave then.
    Charles 'Carl' and Daniel Brumm Sr. Families Listed in the Book, Germans to America
    Charles "Carl" and Daniel Brumm Sr. Families Listed in the Book, Germans to America
    The family of Daniel Brumm (listed as "Daniel Bremer" and Carl "Brum" are listed in the records of the book Germans to America in Volume VI

    Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, Germans to America (passenger lists arriving at U.S. Ports 1850-1895, numerous volumes: Volume 6 - October 1853 - May 1854; published in 1988), page 182.
    Brumm Families on the List of Passengers Arrived From Foreign Ports at New Orleans, Louisiana (1 of 2)
    Brumm Families on the List of Passengers Arrived From Foreign Ports at New Orleans, Louisiana (1 of 2)
    The families of Daniel Brumm (miswritten as Daniel Bremer) and Carl Brumm (listed as "Brum") arrived at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 18, 1853. They arrived on the ship Heidelberg, that sailed from LeHavre, France. In addition to this image, there is another record on which the names were transcribed and are a bit more legible.
    Brumm Families on the List of Passengers Arrived From Foreign Ports at New Orleans, Louisiana (2 of 2)
    Brumm Families on the List of Passengers Arrived From Foreign Ports at New Orleans, Louisiana (2 of 2)
    The families of Daniel Brumm (miswritten as Daniel Bremer) and Carl Brumm (listed as "Brum") arrived at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 18, 1853. They arrived on the ship Heidelberg, that sailed from LeHavre, France. In addition to this image, there is a scan of the original image available.
    Legal  28 May 1874  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • In the chancery case of T. D. Crocker vs. Juliana Brumm et al (foreclosure) a guardian ad litem was appointed for minor defendants. Decree was rendered for plaintiff.
    Juliana Brumm - Loss in Chancery Court
    Juliana Brumm - Loss in Chancery Court
    A notice that Eva Juliana "Julianna A." (Osswald) Brumm lost a case in court in which T. D. Crocker had brought suit; apparently the family was insolvent four years after the death of Charles Brumm.

    Text of the notice: "In the chancery case of T. D. Crocker vs. Juliana Brumm et. al. (foreclosure) a guardian ad litem was appointed for minor defendants. Decree was rendered for plaintiff."
    Land  22 Jan 1880  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye 
    • Real Estate
      Transfers in Des Moines County During tbe Past Week


      Juliana Brumm to William Brumm, part of the se¼ of section 14, township 71, range 2, containing forty acres, $350.
    Photos
    Sternenfels, Baden-Württemberg
    Sternenfels, Baden-Württemberg
    Sternenfels is the small town in Germany where my Brumm family lived before their immigration to the United States.
    Histories
    The Biography of William Brumm (1850-1919) and His Extended Family (1905)
    The Biography of William Brumm (1850-1919) and His Extended Family (1905)
    Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa, Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of To-day and also of the Past. Illustrated (Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905), pages 652-653.
    General Newsprint
    Real Estate; Transfers in Des Moines County During tbe Past Week
    Real Estate; Transfers in Des Moines County During tbe Past Week
    A report on the sale of 40 acres of land by Eva Juliana (Osswald) Brumm to her son, William Brumm (originally published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, page 11, January 22, 1880; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).
    Family ID  F12  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Wichhart,   b. 17 Jul 1864, Baltimore, Baltimore (City), Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1928, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Apr 1893  Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 27
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: John Brumm; Groom's Birth Date: 1857; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Groom's Age: 36; Bride's Name: Mary Brumm; Bride's Birth Date: 1864; Bride's Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland; Bride's Age: 29; Marriage Date: 2 April 1893; Marriage Place: Kingston, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Karl Brumm; Groom's Mother's Name: Juliana Oswald; Bride's Father's Name: John. Christ Wichhart; Bride's Mother's Name: Martha Laudgeebe; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02530-1; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956355; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992

      A second record:

      Groom's Name: John Brumm; Groom's Birth Date: 1857; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Groom's Age: 36; Bride's Name: Mary Wichart Brumm; Bride's Birth Date: 1864; Bride's Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland; Bride's Age: 29; Marriage Date: 2 April 1893; Marriage Place: Kingston, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Karl Brumm; Groom's Mother's Name: Juliana Oswald; Bride's Father's Name: John Christ Wichhart; Bride's Mother's Name: Martha Landgrebe; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Marital Status: Widowed (sic); Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Brumm (sic); Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02685-9; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1675730; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Residence  Abt 1909  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • According to Mary's obituary, they moved to Texas in about 1909, and she returned to Iowa in 1917.
    Research 
    • This marriage occurred shortly after the death of Charles Brumm (who was a teamster), John's brother, and Mary's first husband.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F20  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S403] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1905) Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905), pages 652-653 (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S7966] Burlington, Iowa Public Library - Lookup (Reliability: 3).
      Lookups made in the Aspen Grove and Memorial park cemetery books.

    3. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 2, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 8B, page number: 13; enumeration date: June 20, 1900

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

    5. [S7977] Aspen Grove Cemetery Volume 7 Sec 284-316N, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1983, publication #0311; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa), Section 298 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S6623] Texas Deaths 1890 -1976, Index 1964-1998 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 2).
      Burlington Des Moines County, Iowa; pages 262-263; Roll: IA_53

    8. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 181, Sheet Number: 721, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Post Office: Burlington; enumerated on July 12, 1860

    9. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 34, Burlington, Ward 5, Des Moines County, Iowa; Sheet 397, Post Office: Burlington; enumerated on August 12, 1870

    10. [S34] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1879) The History of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Chicago, Western Historical Society, 1879), page 711 (Reliability: 4).

    11. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Page 12, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 104, Sheet 53D; Enumerated on June 14 and 15, 1880

    12. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Des Moines County; Benton Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Census Microfilm

    13. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Des Moines County, Benton Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California, Census Microfilm

    14. [S7962] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1902-1903, (Ora J. Gould, Compiler, Publisher, and Proprietor, The Keen-Hafner Mfg. Co., Printing and Binding. Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 485 (Reliability: 4).

    15. [S7963] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1904-1905, (Copyright 1904, by Ora J. Gould, Compiler, Publisher, and Printer; (Printed) C. Lutz & Sons, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 522 (Reliability: 4).

    16. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84

    17. [S119] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1907-1908, (McCoy Directory Company, Publishers & Compilers, Rockford, Illinois. Printed by the McMullin-Woellhaf Company, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 485 (Reliability: 4).

    18. [S52] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1908-1909, (W. H. McCoy, Publisher and Compiler, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. Copyright, 1908, by William H. McCoy.), page 467 (Reliability: 4).

    19. [S92] Brumm, Mary (Wichhart) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 8, August 14, 1928; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S4641] Aspen Grove Cemetery Indices, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1982, publications #0171 #0172; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S69] Koepple, Martin - Email (Reliability: 3).

    23. [S65] Germany Marriages, 1558-1929 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    24. [S66] Württemberg Emigration Index, Volume 6, Trudy Schenk, (Ancestry, Incorporated, 1986; Salt Lake City, Utah) (Reliability: 3).

    25. [S67] Brumm, Eva Juliana (Osswald) - Foreclosure Proceedings, (originally published in The Hawk-Eye Gazette, May 28, 1874; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    26. [S68] Brumm, Eva Juliana (Osswald) - Transfer of Land to William Brumm, (originally published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, page 11, January 22, 1880; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    27. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).