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Selma Brumm

Selma Brumm

Female 1890 - 1961

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  • Name  Selma Brumm  [1
    Born  18 Sep 1890  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  Sep 1891  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Iowa State Census  1895  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Selma Brumm, female, (can't read her age), single, born in Des Moines County
    Census  1900  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Selma Brumm, daughter, white, female, born in September 1891, age 8, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Maryland
    Iowa State Census  1905  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Selma Brumm, Card Number: 738; Post Office Address: Latty, R. 1: Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84
    Census  1910  Stratford, Sherman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Selma Brumm, daughter, female, white, age 19, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Maryland, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write, did not attend school since September 1909
    Census  1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • ("Celma Nappert" was living with her mother, Mary, at her aunt Lena (Wichhart/Stoermer) Fritz's residence:) Mrs. Celma Nappert (sic), daughter, female, white, age 29, widowed, did not attend school during the previous year, could read, could write, born in Iowa, spoke German at home, father born in Iowa, spoke German at home, mother born in Iowa, spoke German at home, could speak English, occupation clerk, industry dry goods
    City Directory  1920/1921  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Selma Neupert (widow of Fred), sales 218 Jefferson, residence 830 Oak.
    Iowa State Census  1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Living with her mother, Mary Brumm:) Selma Neupert, daughter, female, white, age 35, widowed, number of years in the U.S.: 35, number of years in Iowa: 35, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, name of father: Charles Brunn (sic), father's birthplace: Iowa, name of mother: Mary Wickhart, mother's birthplace: Maryland, mother's age at last birthday: 60, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, church affiliation: Christian
    Newspaper Article  2 Apr 1954  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Thinking Out Loud
      We Haven't Become Socialistic

      Some readers of the Hawk-Eye Gazette, noting Thursday's news announcement of the fact that most of the newspaper's employees have now become stockholders without cost to them, probably sniffed and said, "More socialism."

      We can't agree. We think it's just a good sound principle in keeping with what capitalistic enterprises eventually will embrace generally. The success of any business is very largely dependent upon the industry and loyalty its employees give to their jobs and their employers. Every worker in any business, whether he stands at a lathe, lays bricks or pounds a typewriter, dreams of the day when he can be in business for himself or enjoy ownership of a slice of stock in the company where he is employed.

      In order to develop high appreciation of loyalty and industry, the Hawk-Eye Gazette instituted a profit-sharing system 12 years ago. Each year, since then, the company has placed a portion of its gross earnings into a fund which is exclusively owned and controlled by employees. Furthermore, no employee has ever been required to contribute as much as one red cent to it.

      The purpose of this fund was to create supplemental social security for faithful employees against their days of retirement. Benefits are paid monthly. Eventually, there will be many who will derive $100 a month or better for a period of 10 years. The longer an employee participates in this trust while working, the greater his benefits will be when he retires. Former employees or beneficiaries now drawing pension benefits are: Thomas Green, Charles B. Doebele, Frank Mennen, Harold E. Morgan, Carl F. Freiburg, P. C. Wiley, Henry Dingman, Chester L. Lundgren, W. H. Curley, Mrs. Selma Weyer, Mrs. Charles M. Morgan, Mrs. Rosie V. Claire, Mrs. Doris Hill, Mrs. John B. Lundgren, Mrs. Mary Lemberger. Some of these were privileged to accumulate benefits for only a comparatively few years. However, such annual benefits now aggregate about $6,900.

      As funds in the trust have accumulated year by year, they have reached rather sizeable proportions. The question of sound and profitable investment inevitably arises in the administration of such. Since we feel that a share of the ownership of the Hawk-Eye Gazette, a local institution managed and manned by local people, is a good investment, it has been a privilege to permit the Profit-Sharing Trust to acquire a substantial block of stock in the company. This interest most likely will increase materially.

      Many big business institutions such as Sears, Roebuck & Co., American Telephone & Telegraph, United States Steel, various railroads and numerous others have long had plans of one type or another by which employees could share in stock ownership and consequently in company earnings in addition to salaries.

      The Hawk-Eye Gazette's method is somewhat unique in that the employee-held stock actually hasn't cost the individuals anything. It was purchased by funds from the Trust which, in turn, have been donated by the company.

      The Hawk-Eye Gazette is proud to have had the privilege of making all this possible, because it believes implicitly in humanitarian principles and in recognizing and rewarding faithful service by employees. It believes this will prove such an incentive that the business will be even more successful in the future than in the past.

      As for the employees they have welcomed the announcement they are part-owners of the newspaper with a degree of satisfaction and gratitude that is most encouraging and rewarding to the company.

      We don't think there is anything Socialistic about it. To us, it is just good hard common sense.
    Died  4 Jan 1961  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Obituary  5 Jan 1961  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Selma Weyer, 70, of 1912 South Central, died in Burlington hospital Wednesday at 10:05 p.m. (January 4, 1961) after an extended illness. She was born [in Burlington,] September 18, 1890, the [daughter] of John and Mary Brumm. [She was a] member of the First [Christian church,] she married Anton [Paul Weyer] October 7, 1933, in Burlington.

      Her husband and two cousins survive. Her parents died earlier.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Prugh's chapel, Reverend L. Z. Patton officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove cemetery.

      (Note: There was some missing text on the copy of the paper (it seemed to be slightly damaged when scanned), but it was fairly easy to replace, and at times partial images of it was viewable. It is above enclosed in brackets.)
    Research 
    • Although her obituary stated she was the daughter of John and Mary Brumm, Charles, John's brother, who died when Selma was less than three years old, would have been her biological father.
    Buried  7 Jan 1961  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID  I7506  All Families
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2014 

    Father  Charles Brumm,   b. Between Dec 1859 and Jan 1860, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1891 
    Mother  Mary Wichhart,   b. 17 Jul 1864, Baltimore, Baltimore (City), Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1928, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Oct 1889  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Charles Brumm; Groom's Birth Date: 1859; Groom's Birthplace: Des Moines County, Iowa; Groom's Age: 30; Bride's Name: Mary Wichhart; Bride's Birth Date: 1864; Bride's Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland; Bride's Age: 25; Marriage Date: 27 October 1889; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Carl Brumm; Groom's Mother's Name: Julie Ostwaldt; Bride's Father's Name: John Wichhart; Bride's Mother's Name: Martha Landgraber; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02685-9; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1675730
    Family ID  F21198  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Fredrich Albrecht "Fred" Neupert,   b. 14 Nov 1889, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1918, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between 1915 and 1917  [13
    City Directory  1916/1917  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • Fred Neupert, wife Selma, boilermaker Murray Iron Works, residence 1317 Oak.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7800  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Harry Leonard Meadows,   b. 12 Apr 1889, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1927 
    Married  29 Oct 1925  Christian Church Parsonage, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 15, 16
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Harry Leonard Meadows; Groom's Birth Date: 1889; Groom's Age: 36; Bride's Name: Selma Brumm Neupert; Bride's Birth Date: 1890; Bride's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Bride's Age: 35; Marriage Date: 29 October 1925; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Levi Meadows; Groom's Mother's Name: Anna E. Gregory; Bride's Father's Name: Charles Brumm; Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Wichart; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Widowed; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Widowed; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02679-4; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1547824; Reference Number: cn 8400; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Marriage License  30 Oct 1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Harry L. Meadows and Selma Neupert, both of Burlington, obtained a license to wed at the court house yesterday.
    Notice of a Marriage License Issued to Selma (Brumm) Neupert and Harry L. Meadows
    Notice of a Marriage License Issued to Selma (Brumm) Neupert and Harry L. Meadows
    Selma and Harry were married October 29, 1925, in Burlington, Iowa.
    Marriage Announcement  31 Oct 1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • NEUPERT-MEADOWS WEDDING THURSDAY.

      Mrs. Selma Neupert, daughter of Mrs. Mary Brumm, and Harry Meadows, son of Mrs. Anna Meadows, were married Thursday night at the Christian parsonage. Reverend Marion H. Williams read the wedding ceremony.

      Mr. and Mrs. Meadows will live after November 10 at 2120 Summer street. Mrs. Meadows was formerly a clerk at Schramm's and Mr. Meadows Is employed at the Chittenden & Eastman company.
    Neupert-Meadows Wedding Thursday
    Neupert-Meadows Wedding Thursday
    The marriage announcement of Selma (Brumm) Neupert and Harry Meadows. They were married October 29, 1925, in Burlington, Iowa.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F12615  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Anton Paul Weyer,   b. 24 Oct 1897, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1978, Muscatine General Hospital, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Oct 1933  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 10
    Officiant 
    • Anton and Selma's wedding was performed by Alva Browning, Minister of the Christian Church in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa.
    Photos
    Selma (Brumm/Neupert/Meadows) and Anton Weyer, George Weyer, and Family Friends
    Selma (Brumm/Neupert/Meadows) and Anton Weyer, George Weyer, and Family Friends
    This photograph was kindly provided by Karen Stanbary, a researcher of the Weyer Family. She identified the people in the photograph, left to right, as Matie and Vernon Anderson (friends of the Weyers), Anton Weyer, Selma Weyer, and George Weyer (Anton's brother). She also noted George and his wife, Inez, were witnesses at the marriage of Selma and Anton. My estimate is the photograph was taken in about 1940.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F12613  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Selma (Brumm/Neupert/Meadows) Weyer
    Selma (Brumm/Neupert/Meadows) Weyer
    Selma Brumm was the only child of John Brumm (1855-1915) and Mary Wichhart (1864-1928). Her father was the son of Charles "Carl" and Eva Juliana "Julianna A." Osswald Brumm, born in Iowa in 1855 after their immigration to the United States from Wurttemburg. Her mother was a native of Maryland. Selma was born September 18, 1890, in Des Moines County, Iowa, and resided in Benton Township there until sometime between 1905-1910, when her parents moved to Texas. Her father died in Texas in 1915, and she and her mother returned to Iowa, settling in Burlington. She spent the rest of her life there. She had two first short marriages, both ending with the death of her husbands. She first married Fredrich Albrecht "Fred" Neupert sometime between 1915/17. He was the son of Bernhardt L. "Ben" Neupert (1860-1942) and Sophia Lange (1865-1933), natives of Bohemia (Austria-Hungary). Fred died of bronchia pneumonia November 23, 1918, probably the so-called "Spanish flu." Selma's second marriage was to Harry Leonard Meadows (1889-1927), the son of Levi A. Meadows (1856-1919) and Anna E. Gregory (1860-1952). They were married October 29, 1925, at the Christian Church Parsonage in Burlington. He died June 13, 1927. Undaunted, Selma tried a third time and had better luck. She married Anton Paul Weyer (1897-1978) October 7, 1933, in Burlington. For a number of years Selma worked for the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette newspaper, and was reported as having earned a pension there in an article published in the paper in 1954. She died a few years later, January 4, 1961, and was buried at the Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington.

    General Newsprint
    Thinking Out Loud; We Haven't Become Socialistic
    Thinking Out Loud; We Haven't Become Socialistic
    An article explaining The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette's pension policy, reporting that Selma (Brumm/Neupert/Meadows) Weyer had retired, and was receiving such a pension.
    Thinking Out Loud; We Haven't Become Socialistic
    Thinking Out Loud; We Haven't Become Socialistic
    A report on the pension fund The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette newspaper created for its employees as an addition to Social Security, with mention that Selma (Brumm/Neupert/Meadows) Weyer was drawing funds from the fund.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Selma (Brumm/Neupert/Meadows) Weyer
    The Obituary of Selma (Brumm/Neupert/Meadows) Weyer
    Selma Weyer was a daughter of Charles Brumm and Mary Wichhart. Charles died before she was two, in 1893, and her mother remarried to her dead spouse's brother, John Brumm, who is generally considered Selma's father, and was listed as such in her obituary. Selma's mother was a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and her father was born in Des Moines County, Iowa, a few years after the immigration of his parents from Württemburg to Iowa. Her first husband was Fredrich Albrecht "Fred" Neupert, son of Bernhardt L. and Sophia (Lange) Neupert. Fred was born in Iowa in 1889. He and Selma were married sometime between 1915/17, and he preceded to die soon thereafter, November 23, 1918, from bronchial pneumonia (which could have been related to the Spanish flu epidemic at the time). Selma next married Harry Leonard Meadows, the son of Levi A. and Anna E. (Gregory) Meadows, on October 29, 1925. He died soon thereafter, on June 13, 1927. Six years later Selma tried marriage again, finally with better results. She married Anton Paul Weyer (1897-1978), who had been married previously to Nellie Elizabeth Fullerton of Henderson County, Illinois. Selma and Anton were married over twenty-seven years until her death January 4, 1961. She is buried at the Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington. Anton remarried and died in 1978, is buried at Grandview Cemetery in Louisa County, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [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

    2. [S4620] Stanbary, Karen - Email (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Benton Township

    4. [S8001] Aspen Grove Cemetery Volume 9 Sec 320S-324, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1983, publication #0313; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa), Section 323 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4621] Weyer, Selma (Brumm/Neupert/Meadows) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 13, January 5, 1961; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    8. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; 1st Ward; Enumeration District 3; Supervisor's District 1; Sheet 8B; Page 3748; January 6, 1920

    9. [S59] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1920-1921, (Copyright 1920 by The McCoy Directory Company, Publishers & Compilers, William Brown Building, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 341 (Reliability: 4).

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

    11. [S9365] Weyer, Selma (Brumm/Neupert/Meadows) - Drawing Pension from The Hawk-Eye Gazette, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 4, April 2, 1954; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    13. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Burlington City, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Part of First Ward of the City; Enumeration District 5; Supervisor's District 1; Sheet 1A; Page 23 2851; April 15, 1910

    14. [S74] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1916-1917, (The McCoy Directory Company, Publishers & Compilers, William Brown Building, Rockford, Illinois, Copyright 1916, by William H. McCoy, Rockford Printing Company, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 248 (Reliability: 4).

    15. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; , ward 1, enumeration district: 29-4, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 10A, page number: 32; enumeration date: April 14, 1930

    16. [S4624] Neupert, Selma (Brumm) and Harry Meadows - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 6, October 31, 1925; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S4623] Neupert, Selma (Brumm) and Harry Meadows - Obtain Marriage Licence, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 14, October 30, 1925; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).