Saturday, June 14, 2014

Gus and Ida Brunken Family - 1914

Gustov "Gus" and Ida Brunken + Irene - 1914
Gustav "Gus" and Ida Brunken + Irene - 1914


A sticky note attached to this portrait identifies this couple as being "Uncle Gus Brunken & Ida".   Possibly it was one of my aunts or uncles who wrote this sticky note, given the reference to "Uncle".


Gustav "Gus" Brunken - 1914
Gustav "Gus" Brunken - 1914

The couple is Gustav "Gus" and Ida (Schlosser) Brunken along with their first child, Irene Dorothea Brunken.
Ida (Schlosser) Brunken - 1914
Ida (Schlosser) Brunken - 1914
Irene Dorothea Brunken - 1914
Irene Dorothea Brunken - 1914
Their daughter, Irene, looks slightly older than when her baby picture was taken about August, 1914 as is presented in a separate post. They were living on a farm in Meno Township in Major County, Oklahoma at the time this photograph was taken.

From Find-a-Grave, we have the following information about the couple:
"Gustav was born in Platte County, Nebraska. He was educated in a county school and moved to Oklahoma as a young man appearing on the 1910 census in Meno Township in Major county, Oklahoma, where he bought a farm. He met his future wife at a combined church function. He attended Zion Lutheran at Lahoma and she attended Trinity Lutheran at Glenella. She was also born in Nebraska and her parents had also moved to Oklahoma from Nebraska. They were married April 13, 1913, at Zion Lutheran Church at Lahoma, Oklahoma. About 1920, they bought a farm just east of Perry, Oklahoma, where they lived until 1925 when they moved back to Columbus, Nebraska. The Perry farm stayed in the family for many years until it was sold. "