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William Lett "Bill" Brumm

William Lett "Bill" Brumm

Male 1921 - 1986

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  • Name  William Lett "Bill" Brumm  [1, 2
    Nickname  Bill 
    Born  5 Mar 1921  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: William Lett Brumm; Event: Birth; Event Date: 5 March 1921; Event Place: Yellow Springs, Des Moines, Iowa, United States; Gender: Male; Father: Oliver C. Brumm; Mother: Bertha Lett; Certificate Number: 2024; Film Number: 1547634; Digital Folder Number: 4266225; Image Number: 00396
    Non-line Spouse 
    • After the death of Leota Brumm, Bill remarried to Pauline Swanson in 1972.
    Iowa State Census  1925  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • William Brumm, son, male, white, age 3, single, number of years in the U.S.: 3, number of years in Iowa: 3, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: O. C. Brumm, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 32, name of mother: Bertha Lett, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 31, place of marriage of parents: Des Moines County, Iowa, church affiliation: Presbyterian
    Census  1930  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • William N. (sic) Brumm, son, male, white, age 7, single, attended school since September 1929, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, occupation none
    Newspaper Article  11 Nov 1936  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • JUNIOR CLASS TO GIVE PLAY
      Mediapolis Students to Give "Mountain Mumps" Friday -- Cast Listed
      Special to The Hawk-Eye Gazette


      Mediapolis (IA), November 11 -- The Junior class of Mediapolis school will present a play "Mountain Mumps" at the school auditorium Friday evening, November 13. The cast follows: Peg Southern, Irene Hutchcroft; Mrs. Margaret Chilton, Jean Kettering; Florence Chilton, Isabel Thomas; Sue Chilton, Arlene Walker; Calvin Chilton, Emmett Storks; Link Forester, Gilman Wright; Timothy Stone, Billy Isett; Kerry Stone, Frank Trevitt; Mrs. Carolyn Shotts, Edith Cocayne; Lida Shotts, Dorothy Orr; Dr. Miller, William Brumm; Homer Riggs, Kenneth Baird.
    Newspaper Article  21 Apr 1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • ONE-ACT PLAYS WILL BE GIVEN
      "Old Fashioned Box Social" Planned At Mediapolis Friday Night
      Special To The Hawk-Eye Gazette.

      Mediapolis (IA), April 21. -- Mediapolis high school will sponsor a program of three one-act plays and an "Old Fashioned Box Social" Friday April 23, at 8 p.m. Proceeds will be an athletic fund benefit. The following one-act plays under the direction of Miss Ruth Brown will be given:

      Play Casts Announced.

      "Wieners on Wednesday" -- Mr. Foster, Hubert Kline; Mrs. Foster Edith Belknap; Marion Foster, Marcella Holstein; Jack Foster, Charles Messenger; Madame Castnelli, Jean Hutchcroft.

      "Junior" -- Mr. Davis, Charles Nordstrom; Mrs. Davis, Mildred Pilling; Estella, Frances Jones; Junior, Dick Blake; Gerald Gates, Dale Jones; Albert King, Harley Walker; Grandfather Davis, Billy Isett.

      "Aunt Sophy Takes Charge" -- Aunt Sophronia, Jean Kettering; Lucille Thornton, Glenn Hutchcroft: Uncle Remus, Emmett Storks; First Robber, Paul Brockert; Second Robber, William Brumm; Policeman, Walter Grothe.

      Neil and Caroline Schaffner, who will open a tent show here May 31, were here this week. Mr. and Mrs. Schaffner have been on the national barn dance this past season. [...]
    High School  1938  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Mediapolis High School 
    1938 Mediapolis High School Graduation Invitation and Graduation Card
    1938 Mediapolis High School Graduation Invitation and Graduation Card
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm graduated from Mediapolis High School in Mediapolis, Iowa, with the class of 1938. (Note: this document is in .pdf format.)
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm's High School Diploma, 1938
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm's High School Diploma, 1938
    Bill Brumm graduated from Mediapolis (Iowa) High School in 1938
    Newspaper Article  21 May 1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • PLAY TUESDAY AT MEDIAPOLIS
      Senior Class to Present "Who Wouldn't Be Crazy?" -- Cast Listed
      Special To The Hawk-Eye Gazette.

      Mediapolis (IA), May 21 -- Members of the cast of the senior class commencement play, "Who Wouldn't Be Crazy?," to be presented Tuesday, May 24, at 8:15 p.m., are:

      Inmate No. 1, William Brumm;
      Inmate No. 2, Jean Kettering; Pluribus, Warren Peterson; Pendie, Wanda Walker; Miss Lavelle, Dorothy Orr; Mrs. Higgins, Kenneth Shutt; Mr. Marshall, Emmett Storks; Jack, alias "Speedy," Gilman Wright; Lois Meredith, Irene Hutchcroft; Reggie Mortimer, Frank Trevitt; Beatrice, Edith Cocayne; Marjorie, Isabel Thomas; Janet, Lulu Hutchcroft; Evelyn Winslow, Arlene Walker; Hard-boiled McCafferty, William Isett; Edward Gordon, Carroll Schroeder; Inmates, Jane Luckinbill, Margaret Barton, Harry Walters, Helen Sutton, Margaret Bailey and Mabel Kunkel.
    Census  1940  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • William Brumm, son (code 2), male, white, age 19, single, had not attended school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of school: four years of high school (code 30), born in Iowa (code 65) was living in Des Moines County, Iowa, in 1935, and the household was a farm (code X0V2); was not working in private sector the week of March 24-30, was not assigned to public emergency work the week of March 24-30, seeking work, had a job or business etc. (code 3); occupation laborer farm, industry grain farm, wage or salary worker in private work (code 866 VV 1); number of weeks worked in 1939: 26, wages/salary in 1939 was $312, did not receive $50 or more income from sources other than wages/salary
    Letters and Cards  28 Jan 1947  [13
    • Pers-824C-EB
      -620 82 93

      (from) NAVY DEPARTMENT
      BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL

      28 January 1947
      Mr. William Lett Brumm
      Mediapolis, Iowa

      Dear Sir:

      In reply to your letter of 6 January 1947, the records of the Bureau show that you were born 5 March 1921, Mediapolis, Iowa, and the following is a transcript of your naval service:

      10 August 1942 Enl in USNR as Fireman third class at NRS, Des Moines, Iowa
      10 August 1942 RepAD and T to NTS, Great Lakes, Illinois
      11 August 1942 R at NTS, Great Lakes, Illinois
      1 October 1942 T and R at NavServSchool, Great Lakes, Illinois
      1 February 1943 CR to Fireman second class
      5 February 1943 T to RS, San Francisco, California
      9 February 1943 R at RS, San Francisco, California
      27 March 1943 R at ComSerForce, South West PacForce
      4 May 1943 T and R in USS HERON
      1 July 1943 CR to Fireman first class
      1 January 1944 CR to Water Tender second class
      11 January 1944 T and R at USNH, Mobile, Ala.
      2 February 1944 T and R in USS HERON
      6 November 1944 T to ComFair West Coast
      16 November 1944 R in USS TERROR (CM5)
      25 November 1944 T to Com Fair, Alameda
      6 December 1944 R at Com Fair, Alameda
      20 December 1944 T to RS, San Francisco, California
      25 January 1945 R at RS, San Francisco, California
      17 March 1945 T to USS NANTAHALA (A060)
      18 March 1945 R in USS NANTAHALA (A060)
      5 December 1945 T to PSC, Minneapolis, Minnesota
      11 December 1945 R at PSC, Minneapolis, Minnesota
      14 December 1945 Issued an Honorable Discharge as Water Tender second class from PSC, Minneapolis, Minnesota

      By direction of Chief of Naval Personnel:

      Sincerely yours,
      A. R. ROMANOWSKI
      Chief Ship's Clerk, USN
      Records Activity
    Residence  28 Jan 1947  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence  Jul 1948  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Newspaper Article  17 Aug 1948  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Sports Club Election

      John W. Bertlshofer was elected president of the Burlington Sporting club Monday night. Other officers are William Kelley, vice president; Walter Wolhoff, secretary-treasurer.

      Named to the board of directors were Harry and William Waugh, Edward Gerdner and William Brumm.

      The group discussed the duck hunting season and the 1948 regulations.
    Military  Abt 1950  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • BRUMM, WILLIAM L., Community Mediapolis (Class of '38); Dates of Service 8/9/42-12/14/45; Branch of Service Navy Military Occupation Water Tender Rank WT 2/c; State Side Locations Naval Training Station-Great Lakes, Illinois; Theaters of Service Asiatic-Pacific; Vessels USS Herron and USS Nantahala (AO-60); Overseas Locations South Pacific; Decorations Victory Medal,Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Battle Stars; Place of discharge Personnel Separation center-Minneapolis, MN; Experiences Bill was hospitalized aboard ship in July of 1945 with burns on his arms, chest, and face. He spent a total of 30 months in the South Pacific area.
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm's Navy Records and Memorabilia
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm's Navy Records and Memorabilia
    This document contains digital images of of Bill Brumm's navy medals, the newsletter of the USS Nantahala (a ship on which Bill was stationed), Victory Ribbons and Pins, a letter home to family in Mediapolis, Iowa, from Japan, and a record of his service from the Navy Department Bureau of Naval Personnel. (Note: this document is in .pdf format.)
    Lest We Forget - World War II Veterans of North Des Moines County, Iowa
    This is a database (in an apparently self-published book) of those who were in the armed forces in World War II and thereafter, who were residents of the northern part of Des Moines County, Iowa. Records include those of Dale Hubert Brumm, Wendell Boyd Brumm, and William Lett "Bill" Brumm. (These pages were scanned and provided courtesy of John and Marge Peterson. Note: this document is in .pdf format.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  18 Jan 1952  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Legal  6 Oct 1952  [19
    • DEEDS RECORDED FOR PROPERTIES

      Anna C. Reese and wife (sic) to William Lett Brumm, et al, property in New London. Charles C. Swan and wife to Anna C. Reese, quit claim deed, property in New London.
    Transfer of Deed to Bill Brumm; Transfer of Deed to John Arnold Hale and Laura Grace Fye
    Transfer of Deed to Bill Brumm; Transfer of Deed to John Arnold Hale and Laura Grace Fye
    A notice that a deed was transferred assigning property in New London, Iowa, to William Lett "Bill" Brumm, purchased from Anna C. Reese; additionally a deed transfer of property to John "Arnold" Hale and Laura G. Fye by John W. and Margaret Harris. (Published in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa)
    Newspaper Article  4 Sep 1953  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • "Wanted, good used stoker. William Brumm, New London, 85R"
    Classfied Ad: 'Wanted a Used Stoker'
    Classfied Ad: "Wanted a Used Stoker"
    Placed by William Lett "Bill" Brumm in The Mount Pleasant News.
    Residence  Between 1968 and 1971  Main Street, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  Jun 1952-1968  South Pine Street, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  Between 1971 and 1986  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Originally Bill moved to an apartment in West Burlington above the railroad credit union, next to the town post office on Broadway Street. Several years later, after his marriage to Pauline Swanson, they bought a home and property at 314 Vernon Street.
    Residence  Jan 1974  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Residence  1 Mar 1978  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Organizations  Abt 1967/1986  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    the VFW of New London 
    Occupation  1948/1986  near Middletown, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Bill worked as an operating engineer at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant between 1948-1986.
    Funeral Program  May 1986  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • In Memory of WILLIAM L. BRUMM

      Born: March 5, 1921
      Married: 1952 - July 15, 1972
      Widowed: 1967
      Departed: Mary 12, 1986
      Services: Lunning Chapel
      Thursday: May 15, 1986 - 11:00 a.m.
      Officiant: Reverend Richard Gilbert
      Organist: Nella Elliott
      Member: New London Presbyterian Church and VFW
      Interment: Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis Iowa
      Pall bearers: John Hostetter
      Darrell Wixom
      Dale Breuer
      John Leland
      Robert Bash
      Richard Stone

      Selected:
      In peaceful sleep the one we loved
      Lies free from earthly care;
      No longer need he labor here,
      God's blessings he shall share.
      He labored hard and well on earth,
      But now his labor's done,
      And he shall spend eternity,
      Beside the Father's Son.
      We who are left shall shed no tear,
      For we shall meet him where,
      There is no labor, only rest,
      In God's tender loving care.
    Died  12 May 1986  Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: lung cancer 
    Obituary  13 May 1986  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • William L. Brumm, 65, of 314 Vernon, West Burlington, died Monday, May 12, at Burlington Medical Center.

      He was born March 5, 1921, in Mediapolis, to Clayton and Bertha Lett Brumm. He married Leota Walker in 1952; she died in 1967. He later married Pauline Swanson on July 15, 1972, in Stronghurst, Illinois.

      He was a 1938 graduate of Mediapolis High School and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the New London Presbyterian Church and the VFW. He was an operating engineer at IAAP for 38 years.

      Surviving are his wife, West Burlington; one son, Dennis, San Francisco, California; one brother, Dale, Sioux City; and two sisters, Norma (sic) Allen, Davenport, and Dorothy Stodt, West Burlington.

      Services for Mr. Brumm will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Lunning Chapel with the Reverend Richard Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis.

      A memorial has been established for the Burlington Medical Center Chapel.
    Religion  Presbyterian  [3
    • (He did not usually attend church during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s; may have more often after second marriage.)
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • William Brumm; born: 5 March 1921; died: May 1986; last residence: 52655, (West Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); last benefit: 52655, (West Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); Social Security #: 480-12-0621; state where issued: Iowa
    Headstone Photograph 
    • William Lett Brumm's grave is located at the Kossuth Cemetery near Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "William L. Brumm, WT2, US Navy, WWII, March 5, 1921, May 12, 1986"
    The Headstone of William Lett 'Bill' Brumm
    The Headstone of William Lett "Bill" Brumm
    Buried  15 May 1986  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I2  All Families
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2014 

    Father  Oliver Clayton "Clayton" Brumm,   b. 7 Feb 1892, near Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1965, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Bertha Leota Lett,   b. 19 Jun 1893, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1953, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Feb 1915  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25, 26, 27
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Oliver Clayton Brumm; Groom's Birthplace: Des Moines County; Bride's Name: Bertha Leota Lett; Bride's Birth Date: 1894; Bride's Birthplace: Mediapolis; Bride's Age: 21; Marriage Date: 4 February 1915; Marriage Place: Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: William Brumm; Groom's Mother's Name: Helena Thomas; Bride's Father's Name: Walter Theodore Lett; Bride's Mother's Name: Ella Johnson; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86811-2; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1547637; Reference Number: 2:3JRS74W; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Marriage Certificate  4 Feb 1915  [24
    • CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

      This Certifies, That on the 4th day of February 1915, at Mediapolis in Des Moines County, Iowa, according to law and by authority and license under the seal of the District Court, I duly JOINED IN MARRIAGE Olliver Clayton Brumm and Miss Bertha Leota Lett

      Given under my hand this 4th day of February 1915
      MARRIAGE SOLEMNIZED IN PRESENCE OF
      Charles R. Friedemann
      Ruth E. Brumm
      Witnesses.

      Samuel Olleranolean
      Minister of the Gospel
    Marriage Fact 
    • The witnesses of the marriage of Clayton and Bertha (Lett) Brumm were Charles R. Friedemann, and Clayton's sister, Ruth Ellen Brumm.
    Marriage License  5 Feb 1915  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • CITY NEWS NOTES

      A marriage license was issued yesterday to Oliver Clayton Brumm and Miss Bertha Leota Letts (sic), both of Mediapolis.
    Notice of a Marriage License Issued to Oliver 'Clayton' Brumm and Bertha Leota Lett
    Notice of a Marriage License Issued to Oliver "Clayton" Brumm and Bertha Leota Lett
    Clayton and Bertha were married February 4, 1915, in Mediapolis, Iowa.
    Photographic Record 
    • Several photographs exist of Clayton and Bertha Brumm together.
    Residence  23 Mar 1917  Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    • Daughter Dorothy Brumm (Herman/Stodt) was born in Erie.
    Residence  Nov 1918  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Residence  Abt 1920  rural Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31, 32
    • After Clayton's father, William, died, Clayton and Bertha ran the family farm. They had already returned there to live by the time of the 1920 federal census. This may have created a rift between Clayton and his brothers.
    Residence  Jul 1948  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence  Sep 1950  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Residence  Abt 1943/1953  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    • (The 1943 date is estimated.)
    Photos

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    Clayton and Bertha Brumm
    Clayton and Bertha Brumm
    A photograph of Oliver "Clayton" and Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm, probably taken in Mediapolis Iowa in about 1948.
    Several Brumm Children
    Several Brumm Children
    Dale Hubert Brumm kindly provided this photograph. On the left is a picture of him and probably two sisters (back to front): Helen Laverne, Dorothy Virginia, and Dale Brumm (children of Oliver "Clayton" and Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm). He theorized the man wearing the cap to be Walter Lett, but Walter would have been in his 60s by the time of this photograph (taken in the late 1920s). That man doesn't seem to be that old. These may have simply been friends in the neighborhood that day, as there are no other close family members who would have had so many young children at that time.
    Brumm and Bailey Girls
    Brumm and Bailey Girls
    Left to right: Lorma Leota Brumm, Mary Lou Bailey, Kathleen Lucille Brumm, and Barbara H. Bailey. Mary and Barbara Bailey's mother, Margaret "Pearl" (Burgess) Bailey, married Lorma and Kathleen Brumm's father, Oliver "Clayton" Brumm, after their respective spouses died (Glenn Bailey and Bertha Brumm).
    The Children of Oliver 'Clayton' and Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm
    The Children of Oliver "Clayton" and Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm
    This photograph, likely from about 1936, features, left to right, back row: William Lett, Helen Laverne, Dorothy Virginia, and Boyd Wendell Brumm. Lef to right, front row, is: Kathleen Lucille, Dale Hubert, and Lorma Leota Brumm. Dale Brumm, who provided a scan of this photograph, believes it may be the only existing photo of all the Brumm children together.
    Some of the Brumm and Lundeen Families
    Some of the Brumm and Lundeen Families
    This photograph, provided by my uncle, Dale Hubert Brumm, taken in about 1936, is of his father, some of his siblings and him, along with Leonard Lundeen and some Lundeen children.
    Kathleen Lucille, Dale Hubert, and Lorma Leota Brumm
    Kathleen Lucille, Dale Hubert, and Lorma Leota Brumm
    Siblings Kathleen, Dale, and Lorma Brumm are in this photograph taken in about 1938. Dale won a prize in a "kiddie parade" on the bicycle, which he made himself.
    Dorothy Virginia and Helen Laverne Brumm in the 1930s
    Dorothy Virginia and Helen Laverne Brumm in the 1930s
    Dorothy and Helen Brumm were the two oldest children of Oliver "Clayton" and Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm. According to Burlington, Iowa, city directories, they shared an apartment in Burlington for several years during the 1940s. This photograph was taken of them during "the 1930s" according to my uncle, Dale Hubert Brumm, their brother, who kindly provided a scan of it.
    Bill Brumm, and His Sister, Helen Wuellner
    Bill Brumm, and His Sister, Helen Wuellner
    This photograph, probably taken soon after the end of World War II, is of William Lett "Bill" Brumm and his sister, Helen Laverne (Brumm) Wuellner (later Helen Dressler).
    Clayton and Bertha Brumm at Christmas
    Clayton and Bertha Brumm at Christmas
    This is a photograph of Oliver "Clayton" and Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm standing near their Christmas tree. I think it was probably taken in about 1947.
    Bertha Leota (Lett) and Oliver 'Clayton' Brumm
    Bertha Leota (Lett) and Oliver "Clayton" Brumm
    Bertha and Clayton Brumm, after the end of World War II.
    Brumm Siblings Attend the Funeral of Helen Laverne (Brumm/Wuellner) Dressler
    Brumm Siblings Attend the Funeral of Helen Laverne (Brumm/Wuellner) Dressler
    In the back row of this photograph from the funeral of Helen Dressler in 1974 are, left to right: Dale Hubert Brumm and William Lett "Bill" Brumm. Their sisters in the front row, left to right, are: Lorma Leota Allen, Dorothy Virginia Stodt, and Kathleen Lucille Erickson.
    Brumm Siblings at the Funeral of Kathleen Lucille (Brumm) Erickson
    Brumm Siblings at the Funeral of Kathleen Lucille (Brumm) Erickson
    The back row of this photograph is Dale Hubert Brumm and Lorma Leota (Brumm) Allen. In the front are: Dorothy Virginia (Brumm/Herman) Stodt and William Lett "Bill" Brumm. Kathleen died in February 1978.
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Certificate of Oliver 'Clayton' Brumm and Bertha Leota Lett
    The Marriage Certificate of Oliver "Clayton" Brumm and Bertha Leota Lett
    Clayton and Bertha were married February 4, 1915, in Mediapolis, Iowa. Ruth Ellen Brumm and Charles R. Friedemann were witnesses.
    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    A. G. Johnson Rites Held
    A. G. Johnson Rites Held
    The funeral report from Alfred Gustav Johnson's Funeral in The Burlington Hawk-Eye. Alfred Gustav Johnson (1848-1932) lived for many years in Morning Sun, Iowa. His funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends March 13, 1932. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun.
    Family ID  F3  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Hattie Leota "Leota" Walker,   b. 16 Mar 1912, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1967, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker included Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and granddaughter, Sandra Umphrey, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Driscoll, Winterset; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Jerry and Mr. and Mrs. William William Walker, Gary and Steve all of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris, and granddaughter, Threasa (sic) Thomas, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Leota Krekel and Bill Brum (sic) all of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family and Tom Walker all of Morning Sun.
    A Walker Family Dinner in Morning Sun
    A report of an extended dinner at the home of Samuel Nathaniel Walker's residence in Morning Sun, Iowa. It is particularly interesting for me because it indicates my mother and father, Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, were dating by this time. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Married  18 Jan 1952  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Marriage Certificate  18 Jan 1952  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Certificate of Marriage

      STATE OF IOWA
      Des Moines County

      THIS IS TO CERTIFY, that on the 18th day of January A.D. 1952, at Burlington, in said County, according to and by authority of law, I duly

      Joined in Marriage

      William B. Brumm
      Leota W. Krekel

      Given under my hand the 18th day of January

      Marriage solemnized in the presence of Mrs. Dorothy Stodt
      Mr. Paul H. Stodt

      Paul Calhoun
      Presbyterian Pastor
    Marriage Fact 
    • Witnesses at the marriage of Bill and Leota (Walker/Krekel) Brumm were Dorothy (Brumm) Stodt, Bill's sister, and her husband, Paul Stodt.
    Newspaper Article  7 May 1952  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Area Business, Industrial News

      [...] New London (IA) -- Robert McCabe sold his house on South Elm street to Mrs. Anna Reese.

      William Lett Brumm has purchase the residence of Mrs. Anna Reese on South Pine street.

      Earl Petzinger has had his grocery store remodeled.
    Area Business, Industrial News
    Area Business, Industrial News
    A notice William Lett "Bill" Brumm had purchased a house on South Pine Street in New London, Iowa, from Anna Reese, who purchased a house on South Elm Street.
    Newspaper Article  11 Sep 1952  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker were guests over the weekend at the Ted Dotson and Clifford Walker homes in New London, and the George Walker home in West Burlington. Mr. and Mrs. Walker also visited the Wm. Brumm home in New London where they made the acquaintance of a new grandson. [Note: the article says new "great grandson" but is in error.]
    Newspaper Article  30 Apr 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Called to Morning Sun to funeral services for Mrs. Margaretta (sic) Howey were David Howey and son, Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner, Mrs. Lloyd Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Umphrey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Umphrey and Paul Jr., all of Detroit, Michigan; Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker, all of Marion, Iowa; Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Elaine Dotson and Sylvia, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Arm(?) (sic: Arnold) Brunk, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker, Doris and Wilda, Mrs. Bill Brumm, all of New London; Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello.
    Newspaper Article  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Taking part in a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, S. N. Walker were Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and nephew, all of Marion; Mrs. Ted Belles, Carol and Mark, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson and Sylvia Dotson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm and Dennis, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Brunk and children, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox and Scott Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, Tom Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family, all of Morning Sun.
    A Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal
    This article from December 1953 reports on a family meal and gift exchange at the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, which was on Sunday, December 20, 1953. The following extended family were at this meal:

    William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and sons, Steven William and Gary Lynn Walker; Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, probably with Jerry Dean Walker (misidentified as a "nephew."); Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Carol Sue and Mark David Belles; Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) and John W. "J.W." Virden; Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, also likely and inferred were Doris Idella Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas and Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas; Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and their granddaughter, Sylvia Elaine Dotson; William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm and Dennis William Brumm (now I know where I was); George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker; Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and Jeffrey Arnold and Connie Jean Brunk; Virginia Mae (Walker) Lox and Scott Alan Lox; John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell; Thomas "Tom" Walker; Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith; Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker; Trevor Motzart Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and Gerald Wayne (Sr.), Trevor Motzart Jr. and Becky Ruth Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Relatives and friends of S. N. Walker gathered in Locust Grove here Sunday to observe the 87th birthday of Mr. Walker. Present for the birthday dinner were Mr. and Mrs. (Aleta Hewitt) Lee Walker, Ainsworth; Mr. and Mrs. (Caroline Moyers) Charles Bailey and family, Keokuk; Mr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth Moyers) Arthur Long and sons, Lockridge; Mr. and Mrs. (Mabel Moyers) Haines and son, Fairfield; Mrs. Ruth Moyers and Ethel, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox (Virginia Dotson) and Scotty, Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. (Maude Walker/Umphrey) Roy Fortner, Dennis Howey, Mr. and Mrs. (Thelma Umphrey) Lloyd Allen and Pamela, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. (Margaret Lesher) William Walker and Steve and Sam Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. (Leota Walker/Krekel) Bill Brumm and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. (Marguerite Wyerman) Clifford Walker and Terry Thomas, New London; Mr. and Mrs. (Verona Dotson) George Walker and Mr. and Mrs. (Myrtle Walker) Ted Dotson, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. (Beverly Broeker) Elwood Marshall and Karen, Fort Madison; Jim Walker, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. (Nellie Owens) Bert Moyers, Mr. and Mrs. (Flossie Walker) John Russell, Mr. and Mrs. (Marian Callahan) Tommy Dotson, all of Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pickard, Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. (Ruth Wheeler) Wallace Broeker, Mr. and Mrs. (Marjorie Walker) Trevor Kimble and family, Tom Walker, Mrs. Willa (Umphrey) Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. (Reil Hannah) Sam Walker, all of Morning Sun.
    The 87th Birthday Party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    A newspaper account reporting on the 87th (and final) birthday party for my grandfather, Sam Walker. He died the following year in March 1957. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [40
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Attend Walker Funeral Here

      The following relatives of the S. N. Walker family attended funeral services for Mr. Walker on Tuesday afternoon of last week:

      Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. (sic: T. R.) Dotson of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm of New London; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; Mrs. Elwood Marshall, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Talma Lyons, Alliance, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and Pamela of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Van Houten and family, Corpus Christi, Texas; Miss Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sanders, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Reynolds, Baxter; Mrs. Rodney Phillips and Cressie Edgar, Panora.
    A List of Those in Attendance at the Funeral of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Sam Walker had many relatives and friends who attended his funeral. (Courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  Aug 1965  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Children 
     1. Dennis William Brumm
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    Bill and Leota Brumm
    Bill and Leota Brumm
    This photograph I took with a Kodak Brownie camera. I was never very good at photography before the age of 16 or so, and it shows. My dad and mom, William Lett "Bill" and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm, were sitting on the couch in our living room on South Pine Street. I still have the shelf behind them, and the afghan on the couch. (Yet I am not a pack rat, exactly.)
    'Reese Villa,' The Laura Reese Residence
    "Reese Villa," The Laura Reese Residence
    This was a photograph of the house I grew up in, taken in about 1907 and published in a book about New London, Iowa. My father, William Lett "Bill" Brumm, purchased the house from Anna L. and John Gordon Reese in 1952. The photograph is from a photocopy provided by my cousin, Doris Idella Walker.
    The Brumm House on South Pine Street (#1 of 4)
    The Brumm House on South Pine Street (#1 of 4)
    This is the house and acreage, within the town limits of New London, Iowa, where I grew up. At the time it was either 301 or 309 South Pine Street (my parents maintained it was 301, but somehow I saw some evidence it was 309). They since have renumbered the street and the last I heard it was 200+ - in the 200 block.
    The Brumm House on South Pine Street (#2 or 4)
    The Brumm House on South Pine Street (#2 or 4)
    This view was to the north side of the house I grew up in. The swing set didn't last too long there, was replaced by a swing on a strong branch of the hackberry tree. The small building to the right of the house was used as a tool shed by my father, and removed sometime around 1960 or so. The larger building in the back was a barn originally, we used it as a garage (and later he kept tools in part of it). The haw mow (2nd floor) was a storage area.
    The Brumm House on South Pine Street (#3 of 4)
    The Brumm House on South Pine Street (#3 of 4)
    This is a view of the house I grew up in looking at it from the southwest (the orchard area southwest of the back yard). The house across the (Pine) Street from us, slightly to the right in the photograph, was where Helen Grinstead and her children lived. The barn/garage of ours (see the previous picture) is on the far left. The several other houses, partially obscured, were our neighbors on the north. The land that came with the property was between three and four acres in size.
    The Brumm House on South Pine Street (#4 of 4)
    The Brumm House on South Pine Street (#4 of 4)
    Straight west behind our house were three outbuildings, connected, we called the "chicken houses." At some points, my parents used the first building (on the right in this picture) as a brooder house, where eggs were kept and hatched our young chicks they bought were put. Later I kept some rabbits in it, and sometimes it was used to store grain. The larger (middle) building of the three was often "the chicken house," and the ground around it was where the chickens ran around in the daylight hours. (There was a fence put up that was not there when this photo was taken.) The far west (left) small building was generally not used for much of anything, but when I was about 10 to 13 years old or so, I got into domesticated pigeon keeping, and as we weren't keeping chickens by that point, I used the large building and the smallest furthest west building for my "pets."
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm and his son, Dennis William Brumm
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm and his son, Dennis William Brumm
    This photograph was probably taken in 1953 when I was about one year old. It was in the kitchen of our house on South Pine Street in New London, Iowa. The puppy was one of the pups born in several litters that our dog, Mickey, had.
    Dennis William Brumm and His Father, Bill
    Dennis William Brumm and His Father, Bill
    This photograph from about 1954 was taken at our home on South Pine Street in New London, Iowa. I'm watching my father, William Lett "Bill" Brumm, in the mirror in my parents' bedroom. I can still vaguely remember the two lamps sitting on the vanity.
    The Manitou Incline (1 of 2)
    The Manitou Incline (1 of 2)
    In 1958 my parents and I went to Colorado to visit the extended family of my uncle and aunt, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker. They had moved to Manitou Springs, Colorado, from New London, Iowa, earlier that year. In the vicinity is the Mt. Manitou Scenic Incline (Railway), a ride which my father, my cousin Terry (Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas) and I took on the afternoon of August 4. My father's face got stuck behind part of the railway. Later, in 1969, he and I would take the same ride up the mountain during another visit to the Colorado Springs area.
    Hattie 'Leota' (Walker/Krekel) Brumm, Mickey, and Dennis William Brumm at Christmas 1958
    Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm, Mickey, and Dennis William Brumm at Christmas 1958
    A number of family photographs I have were processed in August 1960, but I think they must have been on rolls of film taken at Christmas in 1958 and Christmas of 1959 judging from the "look" I have in different pictures, and the fact the Christmas tree was in two separate rooms of our house, and the family dog changed. This photograph of the earlier Christmas is of my mother, Leota Brumm, our dog, Mickey, and me. The langern on the "box" (which was actually drum, big mistake) on the right was battery powered, very dim when lit, and red. There was a helicopter below it on the far right side of the photograph, which had a wire connected to it and a control box. It, like the car to the right of the box with such a wire (visible as the curled metal near the car) and control box, never really worked very well. I vaguely remember the truck to the left of my mother. The glasslike rectangle sitting on the rug was a small pinball like game, as nearly as I can remember. It almost appears I am praying and singing, but I seriously doubt if I was. The lust for things that I had then, fortunately, waned as I got older and realized how temporary a feeling it was.
    Dennis William Brumm, Mickey, and William Lett 'Bill' Brumm at Christmas 1958
    Dennis William Brumm, Mickey, and William Lett "Bill" Brumm at Christmas 1958
    A photograph of my dog, father, and me taken after the presents were opened in December 1958. I think my father was watching me closely to make sure I didn't screw up. I was trying to pose while make my new, nifty sedan run along the floor. It didn't work very well and had a short and clumsy tether. I think the wire had to rotate to make the car move. I probably got the most use from that year's presents out of the box of Lincoln logs on the right of the photograph. I loved them, and tinker toys. Later, an erector set was fun too, but my natural tendency as a child was to take things apart more than to put them together.
    George and Verona Dotson on the Brumm Family Couch will Bill and Leota Brumm
    George and Verona Dotson on the Brumm Family Couch will Bill and Leota Brumm
    This well framed, clear, amazing photograph was taken by me at about age 7, showing great potential for my future if I were to choose photography as a life path or career. All kidding aside, I wish I'd been stabilized a little better when I took pictures at this age. These are, left to right, my uncle George Percy Walker, his wife, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, and my father and mother, William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm.
    Leota and Bill Brumm
    Leota and Bill Brumm
    During their 15 year marriage that ended with my mom's death in 1967, my parents, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, never bothered to have photographs of themselves taken at a proper photography studio. Instead they depended upon their unsteady son, Dennis, and the results are very terrible. As far as I know they never even had a wedding photograph taken.
    Jingles on the Rug
    Jingles on the Rug
    Jingles was our family dog when I (Dennis William Brumm) was but a child. We also had his mother, Mickey, who provided puppies at regular intervals in the late 1950s.
    Christmas at the Brumm Household, Probably 1961
    Christmas at the Brumm Household, Probably 1961
    Another photograph exists from this Christmas season, which I dated as either 1961 or 1962, probably the former. This was the "2nd front room" of our house (William Lett "Bill," Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel), and Dennis William Brumm). It was constructed in Victorian style, a quite large house for three people, but consisted of small rooms that we didn't use in standard Victorian ways. The little end table with the lamp atop it was, I believe, originally from an Aunt and Uncle, Dorothy Virginia (Brumm/Herman) and Paul Henry Stodt. I believe Dorothy also was the first family member of either side to make a papier-mâché snowman in honor of Frosty and the season, my mother did it only one year, I think. I still have the shelf that is hanging on the left wall, I'd love to get my hands on the lamp too, long since likely relegated to a landfill.
    The Brumm Family Christmas in About 1964
    The Brumm Family Christmas in About 1964
    This is the only color photograph I have of any of my childhood Christmas times. I don't know if there were more on this roll sent to other relatives or not. It was probably about 1964. I have no idea why the archery set, I never really used it nor asked for it, but mystery things would appear almost every year in that most consumptive of times. I did used to play carom, which was the big board on the left. It went along fine with friends and other family members who also liked it.
    Jingles Outdoors
    Jingles Outdoors
    This would be a fine photograph if I had found the film and had the roll developed sooner than I did. Jingles was the family dog in the William Lett "Bill" Brumm family from about 1959-1969.
    Scott Alan Lox, Roy Grant Fortner, and Jingles
    Scott Lox and Roy Fortner, with Scott holding the Brumm family dog, Jingles, in a photograph taken in the kitchen of the Brumm household on South Pine Street in New London, about 1965. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Manitou Incline (2 of 2)
    The Manitou Incline (2 of 2)
    This photograph was taken almost eleven years after another ride on the same railway which my father and I took with my cousin, Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas, in 1958. On that trip, he had his face blocked by the curved columns of the railway car; this trip I reminded him and he leaned way out to the left to make sure it didn't happen again. There was a restaurant and tourist shop at the top, and I remember a lot of ground squirrels also at the peak of the mountain.

    (This photograph was also used at http://www.manitouincline.net/history.htm)
    The Brumm House, as of 1985
    The Brumm House, as of 1985
    I took this photograph in 1985 of the house where I was raised and nurtured from 1952-1968. It was white when I lived there (and returned to white later). The Piper family that bought it from my dad removed the front porch which still had some of its Victorian roots, and replaced it with a new condensed version. The outbuildings were torn down, a regular garage had replaced the old barn my father used as a work shed and garage.
    The Brumm House, June 24, 2001
    The Brumm House, June 24, 2001
    This photograph of the house and property where I grew up in New London, Iowa, was taken by my cousin and aunt, Becky Murphy and Marge Kimble. The large hackberry tree on the north side of the house was now long gone. The front view faces east, the two side views are facing north. Since this time, lots have been sold behind it on the 3+ acres we owned when I was a child, and I am told that houses are being built there. Photo provided courtesy of Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble
    The Brumms in 1952: Leota, Bill, and Dennis
    The Brumms in 1952: Leota, Bill, and Dennis
    Perhaps the earliest known photograph of me (Dennis William Brumm), provided by Marge Kimble. It probably was been taken in late 1952 (early 1953 at the very latest). My mother, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) and dad, William Lett "Bill" Brumm, are admiring me. Little did they know... The photo was taken in Morning Sun near my grandparents' home there.
    Documents

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    Antiquity to Modern: 65 Generations
    Antiquity to Modern: 65 Generations
    This is a document featuring 65 generations of descendants of Godwulf (born circa AD 80) to Dennis Brumm. Through the Fox family genealogy, much of which was provided by researcher Jodie Streit, plus some research I did backing it out from the royal family of England (to which the Fox family is connected, including Norse legends which can never be proven, this is the furthest back my database goes. It is not posted to be taken as "fact" in the earliest of generations/ (Note: this document is in .pdf format.)
    The Former Brumm House on South Pine Street in 2009
    The Former Brumm House on South Pine Street in 2009
    This real estate ad for the house I grew up in was sent to me by a former high school classmate.
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (front)
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (front)
    From Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Ella "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, visiting their son, Jerry Dean Walker in Berlin, Germany, to William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm in New London, Iowa. Six shots of buildings in West Berlin are on the card, with the message "Berlin, die ewig junge Stadt" ("Berlin, the eternally young city").
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (back)
    A Postcard on October 16, 1965 (back)
    From Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Ella "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, visiting their son, Jerry Dean Walker in Berlin, Germany, to William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm in New London, Iowa. The message is "Berlin, Germany, October 16, 1965; Dear Bill and Leota, Every day I try to write a few cards. Just seems as if I can't get them all out. We have had real nice, sunny, but cool weather. Today it is raining but supposed to clear off. Sammie and Jerry are going to the football. We are going to the British PX.

    "We went to East Berlin Thursday on a bus tour, glad to get back. Had to take the pictures out of the bus wndow. We only stopped once at the Russian Memorial where all the wheels are buried. Be seeing you, as ever, Sammie and Betty"
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    Residences of Maternal Family Members in New London, Iowa During the 20th Century
    I constructed this map of my home town of New London, Iowa, and noted the residences where various family members connected to the maternal Walker family lived during my lifetime in the town. I since have determined the location of another family earlier on, Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey, who were living in New London for a few years before Geoffrey's death in 1931. Using census data from the 1930 federal census, I believe it was six houses directly north of our family's home on South Pine Street (also on South Pine).

    There were other family members, more distantly connected, living in town during the years I was there, but I was not completely aware of these connections at the time I undertook this exercise.
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Certificate of William Lett 'Bill' Brumm and Hattie 'Leota' (Walker) Krekel (1 of 2)
    The Marriage Certificate of William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel (1 of 2)
    Bill and Leota Brumm were married January 18, 1952, in Burlington, Iowa. Bill's sister and her husband, Dorothy Virginia (Brumm/Herman) and Paul Henry Stodt, were witnesses to the ceremony.
    The Marriage Certificate of William Lett 'Bill' Brumm and Hattie 'Leota' (Walker) Krekel (2 of 2)
    The Marriage Certificate of William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel (2 of 2)
    This certificate is the religious record of Bill and Leota's marriage. (Note: this document is in .pdf format.)
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Pauline R. Swanson,   b. 11 Mar 1925, Cameron, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 2008, Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Announcement  Jul 1972  [41
    • Pauline Swanson, Burlington, became the bride of William L. Brumm, West Burlington, July 15 at the home of Mr. and Mrs Ivan Jacobs, Stronghurst, Illinois.

      Mrs. Kathleen Jacobs, Stronghurst, sister of the bride, and Dennis Brumm, Ames, son of the bridgroom, were the couple's attendants.

      The bride wore a street-length, beige dress with blue accessories, and her attendant wore a blue dress. Each had an orchid corsage.

      Miss Swanson is the daughter of Emil Swanson, Biggsville, Illinois. Mr. Brumm is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Brumm, Mediapolis.

      After a short trip, Mr. and Mrs. Brumm are at home at 207½ Broadway, West Burlington.
    Married  15 Jul 1972  Stronghurst, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marriage Fact 
    • Their wedding was at the home of Ivan Jacobs, Pauline (Swanson) Brumm's brother-in-law.
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    The Marriage Photograph of William Lett and Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm
    The Marriage Photograph of William Lett and Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm
    This was taken at Pauline's sister's home in Stronghurst, Illinois.
    The Marriage of William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Pauline R. (Swanson) Davis
    Bill and Pauline Brumm were married July 15, 1972, in Stronghurst, Illinois, at the home of Pauline's sister and brother-in-law, Ivan G. and Kathleen I. "Kathy" (Swanson) Jacobs. The wedding party consisted of those four people and myself, Dennis William Brumm. I was living in Ames, Iowa, at the time. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Bill and Pauline Brumm at the Japanese Tea Garden
    Bill and Pauline Brumm at the Japanese Tea Garden
    This photograph was taken when my father and step-mother were visiting me in San Francisco
    Bill and Pauline Brumm
    Bill and Pauline Brumm
    Sitting on the couch in their home in West Burlington, Iowa, are William Lett "Bill" and Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm
    Pussy Willows and Antique Rusty Irons at the Home of Pauline and Bill Brumm
    Pussy Willows and Antique Rusty Irons at the Home of Pauline and Bill Brumm
    During the course of their marriage, Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm, and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, enjoyed collecting old things at estate and garage sales. At times their house had an amazing amount of "stuff" in it, from many eras and of many genres. This was an antique irons display.
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Announcement of William Lett 'Bill' Brumm and Pauline R. (Swanson) Davis
    The Marriage Announcement of William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Pauline R. (Swanson) Davis
    Bill and Pauline were married July 15, 1972, at the home of Mr. and Mrs Ivan Jacobs, Stronghurst, Henderson County, Illinois.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm
    Bill Brumm, my father, was a native of rural Mediapolis, Iowa. He was born March 5, 1921, and graduated from Mediapolis High School in 1938. After the start of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1942. He married Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel in 1952, and they had a son, Dennis William Brumm. Bill died May 12, 1986.
    A School Photograph of William Lett 'Bill' Brumm
    A School Photograph of William Lett "Bill" Brumm
    This photograph of Bill Brumm was likely taken in about 1933 when he was in junior high school.
    Bill Brumm, Teenager, By the Mehaffy Farm
    Bill Brumm, Teenager, By the Mehaffy Farm
    This photograph, provided courtesy of his brother, Dale Brumm, is of William Lett "Bill" Brumm, standing on a rural road near "The Mehaffy Farm" outside of Mediapolis, Iowa. Bill was probably about a sophomore in high school when this was taken.
    The Senior Class Photograph of William Lett 'Bill' Brumm
    The Senior Class Photograph of William Lett "Bill" Brumm
    Bill Brumm graduated in 1938 from Mediapolis (Iowa) High School. This was his senior picture. The colorization effect was typical at that time.
    The 1938 Mediapolis High School Composite Class Photograph
    This is the 1938 composite senior class graduation photograph for Mediapolis, Iowa's, high school. The following graduates are in this database: Wanda Walker, Kenneth Baird, Irene Hutchcroft, Dorothy Dotson, Kenneth Shutt, Dorothy Orr, Dorothy Eubanks, Arlene Walker, William L. Brumm (my father), Margaret Bailey, Gilman Wright, Lulu Hutchcroft, and Naomi Wilson.

    This is what became of these class members: Wanda Madge Walker married Cecil Edward Lane; Frances "Irene" Hutchcroft married classmate, Gilman Wright; Dorothy Marie Dotson married classmate, Donald Kenneth "Kenny" Baird; Kenneth Earl Shutt, the son of Emerson and Mary Francis (Friedemann) Shutt (and a nephew to Ruth (Brumm) Friedemann) married classmate Arlene Hettie Walker; Dorothy Mae Orr married a man named Burns; Dorothy L. Eubanks, the sister-in-law of Hazel A. (Hamilton) Eubanks, married Robert L. Taylor; William L. Brumm married Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel, had a son, Dennis, who gave birth to this web site; Margaret E. Bailey married a man named Hackley. After the death of her father, her mother, Margaret "Pearl" (Burgess) Bailey married my grandfather, also a recent widower at the time, Oliver "Clayton" Brumm; Lulu Louise Hutchcroft married Kenneth Robert Todd; and Naomi Elizabet Wilson married George "Junior" Dotson. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm in the Navy
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm in the Navy
    Bill Brumm's navy records are available in his personal file here. He enlisted August 9, 1942, and was discharged December 14, 1945. He spent his World War II navy stint in the Pacific Theater, on the USS Herron and the USS Nantahala.
    Brockert, Brumm, Bergren, and Brumm
    Brockert, Brumm, Bergren, and Brumm
    Left to right: Paul A. Brockert, William Lett "Bill" Brumm, Mark Bergren, and Boyd Wendell Brumm. These men were Mediapolis, Iowa, residents at the time during World War II when this photograph was taken.
    Carl Harold 'Harry' Herman and William Lett 'Bill' Brumm
    Carl Harold "Harry" Herman and William Lett "Bill" Brumm
    The man on the left is Harold Herman, Dorothy Virginia Brumm's first husband. The man on the right is my father, Bill Brumm (with his navy beard). This photograph was taken in approximately 1943 in the San Francisco Bay area. According to Bill's navy records, he was in the Bay Area in February 1943. Lorma Allen related a story to me about these two men. Once during World War II when Bill was in Australia, he walked into a bar, and Harold Herman just happened to be there. The chance of such an unlikely encounter of brothers-in-law so far away from home is pretty remote.
    Bill Brumm and a Friend - In the Navy
    Bill Brumm and a Friend - In the Navy
    This photograph taken during World War II is of William Lett "Bill" Brumm and a navy buddy, whose name is unknown.
    Bill Brumm, Weightlifter
    Bill Brumm, Weightlifter
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm is seen here, likely during World War II, with his head stuck in a comic foreground showing how strong he would like to be. Pre-spandex.
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm in a Snowball Fight
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm in a Snowball Fight
    Apparently taken during World War II, Bill Brumm's back met a thrown snowball right as the camera shutter clicked in this photograph.
    Busch Stadium (Sportsman's Park), St. Louis, Missouri
    Busch Stadium (Sportsman's Park), St. Louis, Missouri
    According to my father, William Lett "Bill" Brumm, he took this photograph when watching a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game "after World War II."

    The ensuing information was gleaned from Wikipedia: "Sportsman's Park was the name of several former Major League Baseball ballpark structures in St. Louis, Missouri. All but one of them resided on the same piece of land: the northwest corner of Grand Boulevard and Dodier Street on the north side of the city.

    "For 33 years, 1920–1953, Sportsman's Park was the home field of both the St. Louis Browns of the American League, and the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, after which the Browns departed to become the modern-day Baltimore Orioles. The physical street address was 2911 North Grand Boulevard. St. Louis is by far the smallest market ever to support two major-league teams in the same sport at the same time.

    "This ballpark (by then known as Busch Stadium, but still commonly called Sportsman's Park) was also the home of the St. Louis Cardinals of the National Football League for a few years after transferring from Chicago and before Busch Memorial Stadium opened its doors. In 1923, the stadium hosted St. Louis's first NFL team, the St. Louis All Stars."
    Bill Brumm, Bertha Brumm, and Bob Herman
    Sitting on the couch in the home of Dorothy Virginia (Brumm) and Carl Harold "Harry" Herman are, left to right: William Lett "Bill" Brumm, his mother, Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm, and Bill's nephew, Bertha's grandson, Robert Paul "Bob" Herman. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Robert Paul "Bob" Herman
    Bill Brumm is holding his nephew, Bob Herman, while sitting on someone's front porch in about 1948 or 1949. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Sandi Allen and Her Uncle, Bill Brumm
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm is holding his very young niece, Sandra Renee "Sandi" Allen, in this photograph. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Bill Brumm with His Shotgun
    Bill Brumm with His Shotgun
    My father, William Lett "Bill" Brumm, fancied himself a hunter when I was fairly young, though he didn't spend a lot of time hunting. We occasionally would have squirrel, pheasant, quail, or wild rabbit to eat from his adventures. We also did a fair amount of local pond and lake fishing (not so much river fishing).
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm in Brookhaven, Mississippi
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm in Brookhaven, Mississippi
    In the summer of 1968, the summer after the death of my mother, Leota Brumm, my father and I took a trip south, which ended with a visit at the home of my half uncle's family, Robert Charles "Bob" and Ethel Mae (Lucas) Walker. Along the way we stayed with a friend of his from the navy and that man's daughter (his wife was deceased) in Brookhaven, Mississippi. I do not remember the navy friend's name, but this is the two of them on the property owned by the navy buddy.
    Bill Brumm, Ethel and Robert Walker, In Victoria, Texas, 1968
    During a visit to the home of the Robert Charles "Bob" Walker family in 1968, in their kitchen, were sitting, left to right: William Lett "Bill" Brumm, Ethel Mae (Lucas) Walker, and Robert. (My mother always called him by the formal name, Robert, though I believe other relatives call him Bob.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker
    Bill Brumm and Margaret Walker are relaxing here in the Brumm apartment on Main Street in New London, Iowa, in the summer of 1968.
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson Visiting Bill and Dennis Brumm
    Myrtle and Ted Dotson Visiting Bill and Dennis Brumm
    This photograph was taken about August 1968 in the apartment my father, William Lett "Bill" Brumm and I (Dennis William Brumm) lived in in New London after the death of my mother. My aunts and uncles, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) and Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson had come to visit us one afternoon along with William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker. This was not long after my dad and I had taken a trip south to Texas, where we had visited other Walker relatives.
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm Receiving an Award For 35 Years of Service
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm Receiving an Award For 35 Years of Service
    Bill Brumm worked at the IAAP (Iowa Army Ammunition Plant) his entire working career. Until around 1960, it was known as the IOP (Iowa Ordnance Plant). This newspaper photograph was provided courtesy of my uncle, Dale Hubert Brumm.
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm
    This photograph of Bill Brumm was taken in about 1982, well into his marriage with Pauline R. (Swanson/Davis) Brumm.
    William Lett Brumm Standing By His Car
    William Lett Brumm Standing By His Car
    My father and his car. I think this was about 1983, this was still the vehicle he and my step mother had when my dad died in 1986.
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm
    This photograph of Bill Brumm was likely taken in about 1984 or 1985, probably at his home on Vernon Street in West Burlington, Iowa.
    Bill Brumm in the 1980s
    Bill Brumm in the 1980s
    This photograph of my father, William Lett "Bill" Brumm, was taken in the 1980s by his wife, Pauline, in their kitchen in their home on Vernon Street in West Burlington, Iowa.
    William Lett 'Bill' Brumm and His Trailer
    William Lett "Bill" Brumm and His Trailer
    One time in the 1980s when I visited my father, Bill Brumm, and stepmother, Pauline, they drove me north of town a ways to where this trailer was parked on a bit of land they owned. I believe it was not too far north of the city of West Burlington, Iowa. I think they stayed in the trailer on my dad's days off probably to rest and go fishing nearby.
    Bill Brumm in His Garden
    Bill Brumm in His Garden
    This photograph of my father in his garden was taken by his wife, my stepmother, Pauline Brumm in about 1986. They didn't have a big enough yard for a garden, so, as I remember it, he rented some space a bit outside of town. When I was growing up we had huge gardens, and fresh vegetables all summer long. I was born to two first generation town parents, who came off the farm.

    General Newsprint

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    Hattie 'Leota' Walker and Paul Moyers Walker Visit the  Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey Family After the Death of Her Husband
    Hattie "Leota" Walker and Paul Moyers Walker Visit the Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey Family After the Death of Her Husband
    A news item in the column with the Morning Sun, Iowa, local news, reporting Hattie "Leota" and Paul Moyers Walker had gone to New London (Iowa) to visit their sister, Maude Umphrey, soon after the death of her husband, Geoffrey Paul Umphrey.
    Junior Class to Give Play; Mediapolis Students to Give "Mountain Mumps" Friday
    A report on the 1936-1937 Mediapolis High School Junior Class Play, "Mountain Mumps." William Lett "Bill" Brumm was in the listing of the cast. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    One-Act Plays Will Be Given; 'Old Fashioned Box Social' Planned At Mediapolis Friday Night
    One-Act Plays Will Be Given; "Old Fashioned Box Social" Planned At Mediapolis Friday Night
    The story of three one-act plays produced at Mediapolis High School, Mediapolis, Iowa. William Lett "Bill" Brumm was a cast member of "Aunt Sophy Takes Charge."
    Play Tuesday at Mediapolis; Senior Class to Present "Who Wouldn't Be Crazy?"
    A report on the 1938 senior class commencement play given at Mediapolis High School, Mediapolis, Iowa. William Lett "Bill" Brumm was "Inmate No. 1." (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Sports Club Election
    Sports Club Election
    A report of the election of officers in 1948 for the Burlington, Iowa, Sports Club. William Lett "Bill" Brumm was elected to the board of directors.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals

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    The Funeral Program of William Lett 'Bill' Brumm
    The Funeral Program of William Lett "Bill" Brumm
    Bill's funeral was Thursday, May 15, 1986, in Burlington, Iowa. He was buried at Kossuth Cemetery near Mediapolis, Iowa.
    The Obituary of William Lett 'Bill' Brumm (Laminated Memorial)
    The Obituary of William Lett "Bill" Brumm (Laminated Memorial)
    Bill Brumm was the oldest son, one of seven children, born to Oliver "Clayton" Brumm (1892-1965) and Bertha Leota Lett (1893-1953). He graduated from Mediapolis High School (Iowa) in 1938, and joined the Navy after World War II began. He was stationed in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he married Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel, January 18, 1952. Their only child, Dennis, born in 1952, is the creator of this site. Bill and Leota made their home in New London, Iowa. Leota died in 1967 and in 1972 Bill was remarried to Pauline R. (Swanson) Davis. They lived in West Burlington, Iowa. Bill became ill in December 1985 and died May 12, 1986, of lung cancer. He is buried at the Kossuth Cemetery near Mediapolis.

    (The plastic laminated obituary produced from Bill's newspaper obituary states, in error, it was in the Burlington, Vermont, free press.)
    The Obituary of William Lett 'Bill' Brumm (The Hawk Eye)
    The Obituary of William Lett "Bill" Brumm (The Hawk Eye)
    This was the newspaper obituary of William Lett "Bill" Brumm, published on May 13, 1986, in The Hawk Eye at Burlington, Iowa. It is the same obituary that is available laminated, except Bill's sister "Lorma" was reported as "Norma" in the obituary (and on the laminated version, the location of the obit was reported as Burlington, Vermont, not a mistake which The Hawk Eye in Burlington, Iowa, made).

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      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1696

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      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29-33, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 8A, page number: 235; enumeration date: May 5 and 6, 1930

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      Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 29-35, sheet number 2A, page number 499; enumeration date: April 3, 1940

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    14. [S7928] Brumm, William Lett "Bill" - Letter Regarding US Navy Records, (January 28, 1947) (Reliability: 4).
      Addressed 28 Jan. 1947 to William Lett Brumm, Mediapolis, Iowa

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    18. [S3] Brumm, William Lett "Bill" and Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel - Marriage Certificate, (January 18, 1952; Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

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    20. [S103] Dressler, Helen Laverne (Brumm/Wuellner) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 21, January 20, 1974; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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    24. [S15] Brumm, Oliver "Clayton" and Bertha Leota Lett - Marriage Certificate, (issued in Des Moines County, Iowa, February 4, 1915; witnessed by Ruth E. Brumm and Charles R. Friedemann; solemnized by Samuel Olleraneolean, Minister of the Gospel) (Reliability: 4).

    25. [S22] Brumm, Bertha Leota (Lett) - Obituary, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 18, August 4, 1953; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

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

    28. [S14] Brumm, Oliver "Clayton" and Bertha Leota Lett - Obtain Marriage License, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 8, February 5, 1915; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    29. [S16] Stodt, Dorothy Virginia (Brumm/Herman) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, Saturday, May 30, 1998; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    30. [S17] Lett, Charles William "Charlie" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 6, November 30, 1918; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    31. [S18] Brumm, Dale Hubert - Email (Reliability: 4).

    32. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 1A, page number: 283; enumeration date: January 2 and 3, 1920

    33. [S21] Brumm, Dale Hubert and Norma Ruth Byers - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 6, October 5, 1950; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    34. [S2] Walker Family Dinner at the Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker Home, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, October 18, 1951; front page; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    35. [S4] Brumm, William Lett "Bill" - Purchases Home from Anna Reese, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 21, May 7, 1952; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    36. [S5] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie Reil "Reil" - Visits in September 1952, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, September 11, 1952; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    37. [S6] Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) - Funeral Attendance, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, April 30, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    38. [S7] Walker Family Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal, 1953, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 2, December 24, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    39. [S8] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 87th Birthday Party Article, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 3, July 26, 1956; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    40. [S9] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Funeral Attendees, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 28, 1957; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    41. [S11] Brumm, William Lett "Bill" and Pauline R. Swanson - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably The Hawk Eye, July 1972; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).