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Oliver Clayton "Clayton" Brumm

Oliver Clayton "Clayton" Brumm

Male 1892 - 1965

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  • Name  Oliver Clayton "Clayton" Brumm  [1, 2
    Nickname  Clayton 
    Alt. Birth  Feb 1891  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • This date is incorrect.
    Born  7 Feb 1892  near Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1895  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Clayton Brumm, age 2, born in Des Moines County, Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Clayton O. Brumm, son, white, male, born in February 1891, age 8, single, born in Iowa, father born in Louisiana, mother born in Iowa
    Iowa State Census  1905  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Clayton Brumm, Card Number: 758; Post Office Address: Latty, R. 1: Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84
    Census  1910  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • O. Clayton Brumm, son, male, white, age 18, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Germany (spoke German), mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, could read, could write, did not attend school since September 1909
    Iowa State Census  1915  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Card Number: 726, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 23, Clayton Brumm, age 23, Des Moines County, post office address: Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township, occupation with parents, total earnings in 1914: no compensation, extent of education in the common schools: 8, extent of education in grammar school: 1, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, church affiliation Presbyterian, father's birthplace: Germany, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: A. M. Messenger
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  5 Jun 1917  Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Serial Number: 2283, No.: 1; Name: Oliver C. Brumm; age: 25 years; Erie, Illinois; date of birth: February 7, 1892; natural born; where born: Burlington; Iowa; nation of birth: USA; present trade: oil jobber; employed by: myself; employed at: Erie; has a relative dependent upon him, a wife and two children; marital status: married; race: Caucasian; previous military service: none; claims exemption from the draft: no; height: medium, build: medium, eye color: blue, hair color: brown, not bald; city or county: Erie, Whiteside Couny, Illinois; date of registration: June 5, 1917 (the date wasn't stamped on the card; it's based upon the version of the card)
    Personal Recollection  1919  [13
    • According to a phone call with family member Lorma (Brumm) Allen, Clayton's daughter, Clayton was attending college in Indiana when his father, William, died and he came back to work on the farm in Iowa. (Possibly this was Illinois, instead, where Helen and Dorothy were both born? Otherwise there are no known records of the family living in Indiana.)
    Census  1920  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (O. C. was married to Bertha, living with her and daughters Helen and Dorothy Brumm. The same dwelling housed his mother as a separate family number, and his sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Charles Friedemann, also as a separate family number:) Line number 24: dwelling number: 7, family number: 8: O. C. Brumm, head of household, rented home, male, white, age 27, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Germany, father's mother tongue German, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry (above farm on mother Helena's information), own account
    Residence  Jun 1921  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Iowa State Census  1925  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • (Married to Bertha, living with her and children: "Hellen," "Dorthy," William, and Boyd Brumm:) Line number: 133: O. C. Brumm, head of household, male, white, age 32, married, rented, number of years in the U.S.: 32, number of years in Iowa: 32, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: William Brumm, father's birthplace: Germany, name of mother: Helena Thomas, mother's birthplace: Iowa, place of marriage of parents: Des Moines County, Iowa, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: Presbyterian
    Residence  Feb 1926  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Census  1930  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • (Married to Bertha L., living with her and children: Helen L., Dorothy V., William "N.," Boyd W., Dale H., and "Norma" L. Brumm:) Line number 30: dwelling number: 54, family number: 54: Oliver C. Brumm, head of household, rented home, lived on a farm, male, white, age 38, married, age at first marriage 23, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Louisiana, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Medical  Abt 1940  [19, 20
    • In around 1943 Clayton had health issues: shoulder problems, gall bladder problems, stomach problems, and teeth pulled. Later in life he had a stroke.
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • The Social Security Administration, and his funeral remembrance, both spell Clayton's first name as "Oliver." Clayton and Bertha's wedding certificate spells his name "Olliver," with a double "L," which was incorrect. Occasionally his name is found written "O. C." Brumm
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Oliver Clayton Brumm; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 7 February 1892; Birthplace: Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa; Father's Name: William Brumm; Mother's Name: Helen V. Thomas; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C86812-7; System Origin: Iowa-ODM; Source Film Number: 1750415; Collection: Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950
    Non-line Spouse 
    • After the death of Bertha Brumm, Clayton remarried in 1954 to Margaret "Pearl" (Burgess) Bailey.
    Census  1940  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • (Clayton Brumm was married to Bertha, lived with her and children: William, Boyd, Dale, Lorma, and Kathleen Brumm:) Line number 22: household number: 40; rented the home, monthly rent amount was $14, household number: 40; rented the home, monthly rent amount was $14, household was not a farm: Clayton Brumm, head of household (code 0), male, white, age 48, married, 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, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business etc., unable to work (code 7); number of weeks worked in 1939: 8, wages/salary in 1939 was $128, did not receive $50 or more income from sources other than wages/salary
    Occupation  Abt 1921/1942  near Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    farmer 
    Occupation  1944  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    employee of Paul Hutchcroft's seed corn business 
    Newspaper Article  14 Jan 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Grand Jury Meets

      The Des Moines county grand jury convened Tuesday morning at the courthouse and immediately began an inspection of the county jail.

      Dee Lewis, Danville, is foreman of the jury. Other members are Roy T. Anderson, Benton township; Clayton Brumm, Yellow Springs township; Mrs. Ben Centner, Huron township; F. E. Hully, Pleasant Grove township; Walter Otto, Tama township; Dave Thomas, Franklin township.
    Grand Jury Meets
    Grand Jury Meets
    A list of those convened on a Des Moines County, Iowa, grand jury in January 1947.
    Occupation  Abt 1948  [19
    • Clayton started a milk business and sold cream separators. This job was undertaken while working for Clarence Hutchcroft of Mediapolis in about 1948.
    Occupation  Abt 1948  [19
    insurance salesman for State Farm Insurance 
    Residence  Jan 1951  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Funeral Program  Apr 1965  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • IN MEMORY OF Clayton Brumm

      DATE OF BIRTH
      February 7, 1892

      DATE OF DEATH
      April 3, 1965

      PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE
      Mediapolis Presbyterian Church
      Tuesday, April 6, 2:00 p.m.

      CLERGYMAN
      Reverend Donald Taylor

      ORGANIST
      Mrs. Anna Davis

      VOCALISTS
      Mrs. Frank Trevitt
      Mrs. Charles Nelson

      PALLBEARERS
      Benny Nelson
      Ronald Lofgren
      Horace Mehaffy
      William Trostle
      Alfred Kester
      Art Burgus

      PLACE OF INTERMENT
      Kossuth Cemetery

      ARRANGEMENTS BY
      Fry Funeral Chapel, Mediapolis
      Since 1881
    Died  3 Apr 1965  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 27
    Cause: a stroke 
    Obituary  4 Apr 1965  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Mediapolis (IA) -- Mr. Clayton Brumm, 73, Mediapolis, died Saturday at Burlington hospital after an extended illness. He was born February 7, 1892, near Kingston, the son of William and Helena Thomas Brumm. On February 4, 1915, he married Bertha Lett, who died August 3, 1953. On October 17, 1954, he married Pearl Bailey. He was a farmer, a member of the Presbyterian church, an agent for the State Farm Insurance Company until his retirement in 1958, a member of the Garner Lodge I.O.O.F., and served on the board of the Kossuth Cemetery Association.

      Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Helen Wuellner, of Chicago, Dorothy Stodt, of West Burlington, Lorma Allen, of Burlington, Kathleen Erickson, of Hammond, Indiana; two sons, William, of New London, and Dale, Cedar Falls; five stepchildren, Robert Bailey, of Davenport, Wayne Bailey, of Stuart, Florida, Margaret Hackley, of Rock Island, Illinois, Barbara Teeter, of Bonaparte, Mary Lou Nehlren of Bettendorf; 19 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. His parents, a son, five brothers and a sister are dead.

      Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the United Presbyterian church of Mediapolis, with the Reverend Donald Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth cemetery. The body is at the Fry Funeral Home.
    Personal Recollection 
    • He was always known by his middle name, Clayton.
    Personal Recollection 
    • Mail from researcher Dale Brumm to his sister, Lorma Allen, copied on notes sent from Lorma, my aunt, to me (Dennis Brumm): You talked about what dad did when we moved to town. For about the next 5 years he spent a lot of time in the hospital at Iowa City. He had many problems, especially from his shoulder injury that happened while working for Des Moines County. He had gall bladder problems that about did him in. His teeth also became infected and they were all pulled. I remember that for his stomach trouble they wanted him to drink a bottle of beer every day. He hated this with a passion, but halfheartedly did it.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Oliver Brumm; born: 7 February 1892; died: April 1965; last residence: (Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 484-07-9633; state where issued: Iowa
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Clayton Brumm's grave is located at the Kossuth Cemetery near Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa; Plot: Parks East, Lot 52. The epitaph on the stone is: "O. Clayton Brumm, February 7, 1892, April 3, 1965"
    The Headstone of Oliver 'Clayton' Brumm
    The Headstone of Oliver "Clayton" Brumm
    Buried  6 Apr 1965  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 29
    Person ID  I6  All Families
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2014 

    Father  William Brumm,   b. 12 Feb 1850, Württemberg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1919, near Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Helena Vandalia Thomas,   b. 29 May 1854, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1922, at her home in Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  1 Apr 1871  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (The biography of William Brumm in A Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa stated his marriage to Helena was in 1871. This is probably incorrect; 1873 seems to be more likely.)
    Alt. Marriage  28 Mar 1873  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Married  1 Apr 1873  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 30, 31, 32
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: William Brum; Bride's Name: Helena T. (sic) Thomas; Bride's Birth Date: 1854; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 28 March 1873; Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M58791-3; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 0956351; Reference Number: 2:3BRFFB8; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    City Directory  1908/1909  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    Headstone Photograph 
    • At Kossuth Cemetery near Mediapolis, Iowa, where many member's of William's family are buried, there is a large monument near the family members of William and Helena Brumm; it simply says "Brumm" on it. Facing it, Helena Brumm's grave is on the right.
    Photos

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    A Wedding Anniversary Photograph of William and Helena Vandalia (Thomas) Brumm
    A Wedding Anniversary Photograph of William and Helena Vandalia (Thomas) Brumm
    This photograph of my great grandparents was probably taken in about 1898 at the 25th wedding anniversary of William and Helena Brumm (they appear older than 24 and 19 years old, respectively).

    William and Helena were married April 1, 1873. They farmed in rural Des Moines County, Iowa, near the town of Kingston. They raised seven children. A biography of William, his family, and Helena and some of her family, was written in 1905 in the book, A Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa.
    Oliver 'Clayton' Brumm, and His Sister, Ruth Ellen Brumm
    Oliver "Clayton" Brumm, and His Sister, Ruth Ellen Brumm
    A photograph of my grandfather, Clayton Brumm, as a young boy. His younger sister, Ruth Ellen, grew up and married Charles Friedemann.
    William Brumm and Some of His Sons Returning From a Hunt
    William Brumm and Some of His Sons Returning From a Hunt
    Left to right: Burton Isham, Boyd William, Leslie Thomas, Byron Isaac, and William Brumm. The back of the original card lists the second son from the left as Clayton Brumm, but it was incorrect, and the correction was made by Clayton's son, Dale Brumm.
    Headstones
    The Brumm Family Monument at Kossuth Cemetery
    The Brumm Family Monument at Kossuth Cemetery
    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.
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

    Family 1  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  [6, 30, 35, 36
    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  [35
    • 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  [37
    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  [38
    • 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  [39
    Residence  Abt 1920  rural Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 19
    • 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  [40
    Residence  Sep 1950  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    Residence  Abt 1943/1953  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • (The 1943 date is estimated.)
    Children 
     1. Helen Laverne Brumm,   b. 5 Nov 1915, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1974, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Dorothy Virginia Brumm,   b. 23 Mar 1917, Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1998, Saint Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. William Lett "Bill" Brumm,   b. 5 Mar 1921, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1986, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Boyd Wendell Brumm,   b. 6 Dec 1922, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1944, English Channel Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Dale Hubert Brumm
    >6. Lorma Leota Brumm,   b. 15 Mar 1928, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 2010, Arbor Hospice House, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Kathleen Lucille Brumm,   b. 13 Apr 1930, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1978, South Bend Memorial Hospital, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    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.
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F3  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Margaret Pearl "Pearl" Burgess,   b. 2 May 1893, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1983, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Oct 1954  Presbyterian Church, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 27, 42
    Marriage Announcement  22 Oct 1954  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Brumm-Bailey Exchange Vows

      Mediapolis (IA) -- Clayton Brumm and Mrs. Pearl Bailey, both of Mediapolis, were married at the Presbyterian church Sunday. Reverend Edward Mohr was the officiating minister.
    Brumm - Bailey Exchange Vows
    Brumm - Bailey Exchange Vows
    The marriage announcement of Oliver "Clayton" Brumm and Margaret "Pearl" (Burgess) Bailey. Clayton and Pearl were married October 17, 1954, at the Presbyterian Church in Mediapolis, Iowa.
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F9  Group Sheet

  • Photos Clayton Brumm Holding Sandi Allen
    Oliver "Clayton" Brumm is pictured in this photograph, holding his baby granddaughter, Sandra Renee "Sandi" Allen. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Oliver 'Clayton' Brumm
    Oliver "Clayton" Brumm
    Clayton Brumm, my grandfather (Dennis Brumm), was born in 1892 in Des Moines County, Iowa, and died in 1965 in Burlington Hospital (Burlington, Iowa). He married Bertha Leota Lett and they were the parents of seven children. Of their children, Dale Hubert Brumm and Lorma Leota Allen are still living.

    Histories
    The Biography of Oliver 'Clayton' (1892-1965) and Bertha Leota (Lett) (1893-1953) Brumm
    The Biography of Oliver "Clayton" (1892-1965) and Bertha Leota (Lett) (1893-1953) Brumm
    My grandparents, by Dennis Brumm, rev. 2009.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Oliver 'Clayton' Brumm
    The Obituary of Oliver "Clayton" Brumm
    Clayton was born in Kingston, Iowa, and died in Mediapolis, Iowa. He was a son of William Brumm and Helena Vandalia Thomas. Clayton married Bertha Leota Lett, the daughter of Walter Theodore and Ella Matilda (Johnson) Lett.
    The Funeral Program of Oliver 'Clayton' Brumm
    The Funeral Program of Oliver "Clayton" Brumm
    Clayton Brumm's funeral was on Tuesday, April 6, 1965, in the Mediapolis, Iowa, Presbyterian Church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7950] Brumm, Oliver "Clayton" - Birth Certificate, (issued in 1892 in Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William (Reliability: 4).

    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. [S7951] Brumm, Oliver "Clayton" - Funeral Program, (Fry Funeral Chapel, 1965; Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S7952] Brumm, Oliver "Clayton" - Headstone Photograph, (his grave is at the Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S10] Brumm, Oliver "Clayton" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, April 4, 1965; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa

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

    11. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Mediapolis town, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 27, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 5A, page number: 218; enumeration date: April 21, 1910

    12. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, Post Office: Mediapolis; Roll: IA1915_139

    13. [S571] Allen, Lorma Leota (Brumm) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [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

    15. [S76] Brumm, Boyd William - Death Notice and Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 4, June 28, 1921; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    17. [S96] Thomas, Isham (Jr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 25, 1926; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      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

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

    20. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, Supervisors District 1, Enumeration District 29-35, Page 499, Sheet 2A, enumerated April 3, 1940 by: J E. Klindt,

    21. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 4).

    22. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      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

    23. [S18] Brumm, Dale Hubert - Email.

    24. [S7953] Cox, Nancy (Hutchcroft) - Email (Reliability: 3).

    25. [S7954] Brumm, Oliver "Clayton" - On Des Moines County Grand Jury, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 12, January 14, 1947; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [S90] Brumm, Byron Isaac "Bud" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 11, January 9, 1951; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    27. [S51] Brumm, Margaret "Pearl" (Burgess/Bailey) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 19, July 24, 1983; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    28. [S571] Allen, Lorma Leota (Brumm) (Reliability: 3).
      (Photocopy of a note from Dale Brumm to Lorma Allen.)

    29. [S7951] Brumm, Oliver "Clayton" - Funeral Program, (Fry Funeral Chapel, 1965; Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa).

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

    31. [S55] Brumm, William - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, September 1919) (Reliability: 3).

    32. [S56] Brumm, Helena Vandalia (Thomas) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably the Mediapolis paper, June 1922; Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    34. [S53] Brumm Family Monument - Headstone Photograph, (the monument is at the Kossuth Cemetery in Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, near the graves of William Brumm and Helena Vandalia (Thomas) Brumm; photo provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 4).

    35. [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).

    36. [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).

    37. [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).

    38. [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).

    39. [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).

    40. [S20] Brumm, Boyd Wendell - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 17, July 15, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    41. [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).

    42. [S50] Brumm, Oliver "Clayton" and Margaret "Pearl" (Burgess) Bailey - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 9, October 22, 1954; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).