The Families of Dennis W. Brumm
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William H. Fox (Maternal Families)

William H. Fox, born in 1835 in Ohio the son of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox, was last known to be in New London Township, Henry County, Iowa, at the time of the 1860 census.
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Charles C. McFox (Maternal Families)

Charles, a son of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox, apparently has been found and appeared as late as 1880 in the federal census. In that year, a Charles Fox was single, boarding with a farmer along with other persons in Fort Benton, Chouteau County, Montana, and working as a teamster. It would still be interesting to know his ultimate fate.
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Mary (Flesher/Walker) Thomas (Paternal Families)

I have a brick wall with my 2nd great grandmother, born Mary Flesher, who was born June 15, 1810 in (West) Virginia. The Flesher/Flescher/Fleisher families have been really thoroughly researched, and somehow no one has come upon who were her parents. She married Joseph Walker in Lewis County, (West) Virginia on February 12, 1834, and a marriage certificate exists for that. They moved to Iowa, he died, and she remarried to Isham Thomas Sr. Her second marriage produced my great grandmother, Helena Vandalia (Thomas) Brumm.
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 Mystery Photos

An Unknown Baby, 19th Century (Paternal Families)

This photograph "tintype" is in the collection of paternal photos I have. It is likely connected either to the Lett, Johnson, or Brumm family.
An Unknown Couple's Wedding Photo (Paternal Families)

This photograph was taken in Burlington, Iowa
An Unknown Couple, Photographed in Ottumwa (Paternal Families)

Judging from known family members, possibly a Lett family connection.
An Unknown Man With a Mustache (Paternal Families)

The photograph was taken in Burlington, Iowa.
An Unknown Woman (Paternal Families)

The photograph was taken in Burlington, Iowa
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An Unknown Woman by the Draperies (Paternal Families)

This woman is also in the tintype photo of two women sitting.
An Unknown Woman With Curls (Paternal Families)

The photographer may have been in Davenport, Iowa.
Two Boys on a Bookmark (Paternal Families)

No information is known about these boys.
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Two Children (Paternal Families)

A very young girl and her baby brother or sister.
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Two Farm Women (Paternal Families)

Probably one of the oldest of the paternal family photographs of mine.
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Two Women Sitting, Tintype (Paternal Families)

They both may be in other tintypes and photos in my paternal families' collection.
Cousin Mary and Harry (Paternal Families)

This photograph is of Mary and Raymond Sewell (taken by Harry). Any connection to the Lett or Johnson families of near Mediapolis, Iowa, is unknown, but learning if there is one would be appreciated.
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Jerry Rankin and Cousin Katie (Paternal Families

A photograph of Jeremiah, Sarah (Sallie W.) and Catherine or "Katie" Rankin. Although identified, the possible family connection, if it exists, would be useful to learn.
Cuzin' Tillie and An Unknown Woman (Paternal Families)

Who is Tillie? And Who is she seated by?
Cuzin' Tillie and Her Fan (Paternal Families)

Tillie may later have married a man named Phil and lived in Chicago. She is apparently connected to the family of Samuel Edmond and Hannah Marie (Honson) Johnson.
An Idyllic Unknown Couple in Photograph Fantasy Land (Paternal Families)

This is probably a Lett family photograph. (If not it is a Johnson family photograph.)
An Unknown Man and Boy - Tintype (Paternal Families)

A man and a young boy posed in a photographer's studio in the 19th century.
An Unknown Man by the Fence - Tintype (Paternal Families)

He was perhaps arriving at the home of a sweetheart.
An Unknown Man (Paternal Families)

A photograph taken in Burlington, Iowa.
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An Unknown Man With His Legs Crossed (Paternal Families)

A photograph taken in Davenport, Iowa.
An Unknown Man Leaning on a Pedestal (Paternal Families)

Another unknown man, taken in Burlington, Iowa.
The Family of Robert Henry Klemm and Merle Irene (Rhoer) Zurmuehlen (Paternal Families)

Although the names of all the people in this photograph are known, an accurate identification of all the Zurmuehlen children has not been accomplished.
Bill Brumm and a Friend - In the Navy (Paternal Families)

My dad, William Lett "Bill" Brumm, is on the left. It would be interesting to know who his fellow sailor friend was in this photograph during the war. It is not a family member.
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Art Anderson (Maternal Families)

Probably a family friend, this is probably G. Arthur Anderson who lived in Louisa County, Iowa in 1900.
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Probably Hal Jamison (Maternal Families)

This photograph of an unknown young man, apparently standing by the Iowa River on the Walker family farm near Newport, Iowa, very nearly resembles another photograph of a man identified as Hal Jamison, who had gone hunting the day the second photograph was made with John Franklin Russell. Positive identification would still be welcomed.
A Group of Young Men, All Unknown (Maternal Families)

Possibly taken in 1930 at the time of my mother, Hattie "Leota" Walker's high school class graduation
Two Young Men, Unknown (Maternal Families)

These men also appear in the photograph above this one. This was a photograph of my mother's, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm.
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Two Unknown Men, Bert Thomes Connection (Maternal Families)

The man on the left is definitely in two earlier photographs with a man who probably is Bert Thomes. This was a photograph of my mother's, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm.
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An Unknown Woman in the 1930s or 1940s (Maternal Families)

The notes under this photograph refer to a similar picture in my possession of Wally Broeker (Wallace Ernest Broeker). This woman really doesn't seem to look like any known family member or known family associate.
An Unknown Baby Photographed in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Maternal Families) An Unknown Baby Photographed in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (M

This photograph of this child, apparently a boy, was taken during the 1940s in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
An Unknown Boy on a Horse (Maternal Families)

This was a photograph of my mother's, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm; I have a feeling it is of an uncle or a first cousin of mine, but it is not clear enough to make an identification. The Walker family apparently owned a white horse in 1906 (search for the "Walker Homestead"). Possibly this is that same horse a few years later, in which case this would have to be an uncle or, of course, a family friend.
Unknown "Jeff" at 9 Months (Maternal Families, I think)

This has been identified as positively not being Jeff Brunk, the son of Arnie and Jean (Walker) Brunk. I therefore have no idea who the child is, but the photograph was taken in the 1950s or early 1960s.
An Unknown Man by the Iowa River (Maternal Families)

I believe a number of the young men who are unknown in photographs that I have inherited from my mother were classmates or neighbors in the Newport, Iowa vicinity. A class composite photograph of the clasees of 1929-1931 from Wapello High School might put to rest some of these unknown identities, such as the young man in this picture.
An Unknown Man and a Horse (Maternal Families)

This photograph is probably from the 1930s, it was owned by my mother, so potentially it is Walker family connected.
An Unkown Man Standing with Crossed Legs (Maternal Families)

This photograph is likely too dark ever to hope to identify.
An Unknonw Woman (Maternal Families)

This is a photograph inherited from my mother. I am almost convinced I have met the woman in the photograph, but if so I was too young to remember who she was or where.
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Several Unknown Boys in the Barnyard (Maternal Families)

I believe the young man at the front of this picture was in another shot of unknowns. He probably was a friend of my mother's near the time of her high school graduation in 1930.
A Harrison Family Reunion (Maternal Families)

This family photograph was taken of the Harrison family of Southeast Iowa in about 1940. Help in identifying these people would be very much appreciated.
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An Unknown Baby, About 1870s (Maternal Families)

This photograph of a child looks to me like some more modern Walker family children as babies, but I have been proven wrong in guessing such information in the past. Plus other families that married into the Walkers left DNA as well.
Unknown Soldier - Possibly Captain Watters (Maternal Families)

In a letter dated December 3, 1862 (see information under C.P. Walker's file), Charles Pearsey Walker mentions he is sending "Captain R. Watters" back with his letter, which most likely meant a photo of said Captain, as the Captain himself was otherwise engaged in the war and didn't probably have the free time to go to Iowa for a visit. This could be that photograph. Patrick Pearsey, related to the Walkers Charles Pearsey Walker's mother, submitted the following information about Captain Waters: "The following came from on-line information on Civil War muster rolls, at Ancestry.com I feel this is the same man as Captain R. Watters:" Jonathan R. Waters, Claimed Residence in Garden Grove; Enlistment Date August 9, 1862 - 1st Lieutenant 26 to Full Captain on 24 July 1863. Served Iowa Commission A Co. 34th Inf Reg. IA Mustered Out at Houston, TX on 15 August 1865; Transferred on 12 November 1864 from Company A to Company D Source: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion Abbreviation: IA Roster Published by English on 1910
An Unknown, Well-Groomed, Soldier in the Civil War (Maternal Families)

A soldier in the Civil War. Either a maternal family member, friend, or a member of the 34th Iowa in which Charles Pearsey Walker served.
An Unknown Soldier in the Civil War (Maternal Families)

With no identification whatsoever, it seems unlikely some of these photographs will ever have a name given to the person.
An Unknown Soldier in the Civil War, Likely a Friend of Charles Pearsey Walker (Maternal Families)

As this photograph was taken in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the Iowa 34th resided for a time toward the end of the Civil War, this likely was a fellow member of that regiment and a friend of my great grandfather, Charles Pearsey Walker. Courtesy of Marge Kimble.
An Unknown Couple (Maternal Families)

This would have likely been taken in the 1870s or 1880s, if I guess correctly. Another photograph of a man who appears to be the same and in his soldier's suit during the Civil War also exists. Courtesy of Marge Kimble.
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An Unknown Girl (Maternal Families)

A number of these old photographs have aged with a tendency toward turning pink. This is one of them. Others with known family members who share this trait in the photograph are in the Nathaniel Fox family, so I tend to view some of these as potentially being Foxes.
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An Unknown Man With Bushy Sideburns (Maternal Families)

This is another of a set of photograph that have turned "pinkish" with age. Another similar one is of Elizabeth Fox Sampson, so I wonder if this is not some member of her family. This man's rather sophisticated urban look has not only bushy sideburns, but a last desparate attempt at covering creeping baldness with thin wisps of his remaining hair.
An Unknown Man "Tintype" in a Gilded Frame (Maternal Families)

This family member seems to be dashing in his outlook. Courtesy of Marge Kimble.
An Unknown Woman Sitting (Maternal Families)

A "tintype" style photograph in the possession of Marge Kimble.
An Unknown Woman Named Maude in 1936 (Maternal Families)

This photograph, unlike many of those in that are unknown and put into the "most wanted" list here, has some identification. The woman is Maude, the year was 1936, but the surname is not identified. I am somewhat partial to it being Maude Edgar (1883-1976), the wife of Thomas Arba "Arbie" Edgar (1879-1940), but that seniment comes because she was known to write postcards and other mail to her mother-in-law, Sarah (Houseman/Edgar) Walker in earlier years. Of course as is the case with all of these unknown photographs (and especially as one gets further into the 20th century), they could be friends and not family members at all.
An Unknown Woman in a Bonnet (Maternal Families)

There is a slight or medium resemblance to known photographs of Kitturah (McFarland) Fox, my second great grandmother, with this woman in the picture here. Someone spent some time crocheting the bonnet she is wearing. Courtesy of Marge Kimble.
Unknown Motoring Trip (Maternal Families)

The driver of the automobile in this photograph very possibly is John Franklin Russell, but neither Marge Kimble, who kindly provided the photograph, nor I, am able to identify anyone for certain. The women are fairly informally dressed for the time period, which likely is about 1930.
John Franklin Russell, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, William David "Bill" Walker, and Frizzell Family Members

Three family members are identified in this photograph (John Franklin Russell, sitting in the front, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker, standing in the back partially obscured by his son, William David Walker. The other children and young adults are unknown, but known to have a connection to the Frizzell families of near Osceola and Woodburn, Iowa
Two Unknown Men, With a Likely Frizzell Connection (Flossie Maddux Hamilton)

Flossie (Maddux) Hamilton is a friend of my aunt's (Marge Kimble). She lives near Morning Sun, Iowa. She is 99 years old (2010) and still going strong, still drives, I am told. Flossie is a niece of my great uncle by marriage, John Franklin Russell, who married Flossie Zella Walker. A few years back, Flossie Hamilton shared a number of the photographs she has with my aunt Marge, who scanned them and sent them to me. They are unidentified, but seem to have some connections, at least at time, to our extended Walker families, and certainly they have connections, though unknown, to John Russell's family. This photograph is interesting because the man on the right also appears in a photograph on this site as a member of the Frizzell family of near Osceola, Iowa. John Russell, William David "Bill" Walker, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker are in that photograph with a number of unidentified Frizzell family members.
An Unknown Mother, Her Baby, and Their Dog (Flossie Maddux Hamilton)

This is a photograph, probably from the Depression or immediately before, which seems "modern" enough we should be able to identify who is in it. It doesn't seem to resemble anybody else that I, at least, know of.
An Unknown Family Portrait (Flossie Maddux Hamilton)

This photograph was provided to Marge Kimble by Flossie Maddux Hamilton. I am 50% certain the young man on the right standing up in this photograph is John Franklin Russell (Flossie's uncle); it matches very nearly other photographs of him when it was a bit older. After that, the difficulties ensue in trying to figure out why he would be with this makeup of a group of people. He had two sisters, one of whom died very young. His father died when he was young as well (younger than that boy on the right), and his mother married a much younger man (who was too young to have children from a previous marriage who might have made this more easily identifiable).
Unknown People, Their Horses, and Carriage (Flossie Maddux Hamilton)

This couple are posed in an idyllic setting on their farm, probably in Iowa, assumed readying for a ride into town. This was the time when photography was an "art" as photographs were not inexpensive.
A Young Girl With a Dandelion (Flossie Maddux)

This photograph of an unknown girl, holding a dandelion that had gone to seed, is one of a series provided Marge Kimble by Flossie (Maddux) Hamilton.
An Unknown Woman Sitting With Her Violin (Flossie Maddux)

I would date this photograph of an unidentified woman as around 1890, but it is simply a guess.
An Unknown Man Holding His Tie (Flossie Maddux)

Probably taken in the 1930s. No further information is known.
Unknown Ranchers 1 of 2 (Flossie Maddux)

Not taken in Iowa.
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Unknown Ranchers 2 of 2 (Flossie Maddux)

These men could be any profession, actually. Or on vacation visiting the west.
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Some Unknown Men in a Barn (Flossie Maddux)

This photograph is apparently in the loft or "hay mow" of a barn; it would be interesting not only to identify the men in the photograph but what is in the containers.
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An Unknown Family Reunion (Flossie Maddux)

I do not recognize any of my family members in this photograph provided to Marge Kimble by Flossie (Maddux) Hamilton.
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Three Women Sitting in the Grass, One May Be Flossie (Walker) Russell

This photograph from Flossie (Maddux) Hamilton seems to be Flossie Russell on the right, checking old notes, I have found Marge Kimble doesn't believe it is Flossie Russell.
Hannah, Florence, Ivey, and Daughter, Unknown Women (Flossie Maddux)

These are probably members of the family of John Franklin Russell, they are in a photograph provided Marge Kimble by John's niece, Flossie (Maddux) Hamilton.
A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (Maternal Families)

A number of family members are identified in this photograph, and many of the others are likely from the extended Frizzell family of Eli and Vernie (Walker) Frizzell of near Osceola and Woodburn, Iowa. Unidentified persons are numbers 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, and 18.
A Family Reunion: Probably Between 1940/45 (Maternal Families)

A Walker/Frizzell Family Reunion. I would guess most of the unidentified persons in this photograph to be of the Frizzell family.
A Group of Men at Frank Walker's Farm (Maternal Families)

Most of the people in this photograph are identified. Those who aren't are: the two children, standing in the back, in the back row of men the second from the left and the man standing on the right in that row. The front row and Flossie Russell, sitting on the grass, are identified.
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A Number of People from the Walker and Moyers Families (Maternal Families)

Three persons are not identified in this family reunion photograph from July 1949: the baby held by my mother, Hattie "Leota" Krekel, also #3 and #7.
Mazie Walker-Belles With Sandy and Carol Ann Umphrey, and an Unknown Baby (Maternal Families)

The baby in this photograph, held by Mazie (Walker) Belles, is a mystery.
Maude Fortner and Women Friends (Maternal Families)

The women with Maude Umphrey in this photograph are very likely not relatives, but it would be useful to know their names or the organization the women belonged to (if one).
John Henry Walker and a Friend at Camp Pendleton, California (Maternal Families)

John Walker's friend in this photograph during World War II is unknown.
Hunting With Ross Walker, John Russell, Bill Walker, and an Unknown Young Man (Maternal Families)

The boy in the front of this photograph is unknown, and not of an age that seems to fit with any Walker child of the time the photograph was taken.
Flossie Russell with Two (Unknown) Men (Maternal Families)

The men in this photograph are unknown.
Walkers and Umphreys and Two Unknown Babies (Maternal Families)

The young child on the front left of this photograph from about 1926, and the baby on the right, are unknown.
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A Photograph Taken at "The Cartwrights, October 22, 1944" (Maternal Families)

The young woman in the back and the younger girl in the front on the right are unknown in this photograph, though I believe that the latter likely was Beverly Jo Cartwright.
A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946 (Maternal Families)

A number of people in this family reunion photograph are unknown.
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Possibly Catherine B. (Pearsey) Walker (Maternal Families)

Although I theorize this might be Catherine B. Pearsey Walker, a certain identification would be best.
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An Unknown Woman From the Stanley Family (Maternal Families)

It is unknown who exactly this woman is, but she is, according to Steven Robert Piper who provided the photograph, either Mary J., Martha E., or Emma C. Stanley, the sister of Kathryn Ann "Bappy" Stanley.
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