Sunday, November 9, 2014

Diedrich Brunken Family

Diedrich Brunken Family and Homestead - Circa 1895
Diedrich Brunken Family- Circa 1895
Grandpa Brunken - Sophia, Mary, Emma, Henry, August, Fred, John
Grandpa Brunken - Sophia, Mary, Emma, Henry, August, Fred, John[1]

Who's Who

Diedrich Brunken Family - Circa 1895
From left to right:
  • "Grandpa Brunken" is Diedrich Brunken (1841 - 1919). Diedrich Brunken was the brother of my great-grandfather Johann Diedrich "John" Brunken.
  • "Sophia" is Gesche Sophie (Meilahn) Brunken (1846 - 1901).
  • "Mary" is Mary Brunken (1877 - 1950).
  • "Emma" is Emma Brunken (1889 - 1968).
  • "Henry" is Henry Brunken (1883 - 1950).
  • "August" is August "Bud" Brunken (1886 - 1941).
  • "Fred" is Fred Brunken (1880 - 1965).
  • "John" is John Brunken (1875 - 1950).

Story

Note by Lori Garbers Weisser on Facebook[1]: "Diedrich Brunken Family 1880's on family homestead — with Diedrich Brunken, Sophia Mielahn Brunken, Mary Brunken, Emma Brunken, Henry Brunken, August "Bud" Brunken, Fred Brunken and John Brunken."

A new barn was added in 1909:
The Columbus Journal. October 27, 1909, page 2

Homestead

Homestead Patent

See Homestead Application File

Date

Circa 1895 - assuming Emma is about 6 years old.

Location

Near Platte Center, Nebraska
Diedrich Brunken Home, Homestead, and Farm
Notes
  1. Lori Garbers Weisser shared this photograph on FaceBook, December 8, 2013.  Downloaded with permission on November 22, 2014.