|Mary (Wieser), Hubert & Mary (Delsman), Anna & Ignatz
Zach, Eva (Scheidemantel)
John, Anna Maria (Schroder) & John Peter, Joseph
Except for Joannas Peter and Anna Maria, each woman has her hand on the shoulder of her husband.
My GG Grandfather, Johannas Peter BRAUN came to the United States around 1848 from Simmerath, Germany (Prussia). Johannas and his wife, Anna Marie SCHROEDER first settled in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. They later moved to Dane County, Wisconsin. In October 1871 Johannas and his family came to the St. Mary's community southeast of Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska where they spent the rest of their lives. Joannas died on 24 January 1893 near Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska. Anna Marie died 15 February 1898 near Humphrey, Nebraska. They are both buried in the St. Mary of the Angels Cemetery, located about three miles southeast of Humphrey, Nebraska.
I was able to find Joannas and Anna Marie in each of the United States censuses from the time they immigrated. Following are the extracts of each from 1850 thru 1880.
1850 Wisconsin U.S. Census, County of Milwaukee, Town of
15th day of July 1850
Page 123 (printed number), 843 (handwritten number)
Dwelling 183 / Family 195
John P. Brown, age 27, male, , Farmer, value of real estate 400, born Germany
Anna M. Brown, age 26, female, born Germany
John Brown, age 1, male, born Wisconsin
Joseph Brown, age 3/12, male, born Wisconsin
Katrina Strachn, age 14, female, born Germany
1860 Wisconsin Federal Census
Free Inhabitants in the Town of Lake in the County of Milwaukee, State of Wisconsin enumerated by me, on the 20th day of June 1860. William Lawler Ass't Marshal.
Post Office, New Coeln
Page 71, Line 40, Dwelling 551, Family 551
John P. Brown, (age and sex columns are blank), Farmer, value of real estate 1000, value of personal estate 195, born Prussia
Next page - page 72, line 1
Anna M. Brown, age 36, female, born Prussia
John Brown, age 11, male, born Wisconsin, attended school within the year
Joseph Brown, age 10, male, born Wisconsin, attended school within the year
Anna Brown, age 4, female, born Wisconsin
John H. Brown, age 2, male, born Wisconsin (Hubert)
Mary R. Brown, age 9/12, female, born Wisconsin (Rosa)
1870 Wisconsin Federal Census
Inhabitants in the Town of Cross Plains in the County of Dane, State of Wisconsin, enumerated by me on the 16th day of July, 1870.
Post Office: Pine Bluff
Page 28, line 17, Dwelling 188, Family 194
Brown, John P., age 47, male, white, Merchant (Ret), Value of real estate 2800, value of personal estate 2000, born Prussia, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth
Brown, Anna M., age 47, female, white, born Prussia, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth
Brown, Johan, age 21, male, white, born Wisconsin, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth
Brown, Joseph, age 20, male, white, born Wisconsin, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth
Brown, Hubert, age 10, male, white, born Wisconsin, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth, attended school within the year
Brown, Anna M. age 14, female, white, born Wisconsin, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth, attended school within the year
Brown, Maria R., age 12, female, white, born Wisconsin, father of foreign birth, mother of foreign birth, attended school within the year
1880 Nebraska Census, Stearns Precinct, Platte County
Dwelling 75 / Family 75
Braun, J. P., w, m, 58, married Farmer, Prussia, parents same
Braun, Mrs. Anna, w, f, 56, wife, married, keeping house, Prussia, parents same
Braun, John, w, m, 20, son, single, at home, Wisconsin [this must be Hubert John]
Braun, Mary, w, f, 23, daughter, single, at home, Wisconsin [this must be Rosa?]
Johannas and Anna SCHROEDER BRAUN were the parents of five children: John; Joseph; my great grandmother Anna Mary; Rosa and Hubert.
|Back row: Hubert BRAUN & John BRAUN
Front row: Joseph BRAUN and Anna BRAUN ZACH
So far no photograph of Rosa BRAUN has been found
BRAUN and Mary nee WIESER
John was born 27 Feb 1849 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On 30 Jun 1874 John married Mary WIESER in Platte County, Nebraska. Mary (b. 21 Jun 1850 in Kurzschwarza, Austria) was a daughter of August and Mary KOHLER WIESER. Mary is my second cousin 3 removed through my PFEIFER line. John and Mary had four children: John Paul, Anna Marie, William Peter and Francis Clemens. John died 3 Dec 1929, Mary died 11 Apr 1920; both are buried in the St. Mary of the Angels Cemetery.
Joseph John, born 15 March 1902, died 1950 in the Korean WarJohn died 20 June 1939, Margaret died 12 July 1966; both are buried in the St. Mary's Cemetery near Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska.
Mary Clara, born 15 August 1903, died 27 July 1933
Cyril Ignatius, born 28 November 1905, died 22 August 1992, married Ann LUETKENHAUS 4 June 1935
Regina Victoria, born 2 June 1907, died 5 January 1991, married Martin DIRKS 16 October 1928, married Edmund CHOHON 22 May 1944
Margaret Mary, born 7 May 1910, married Lloyd BERTALOMAY
Theodore Jacob, born 2 June 1912, died February 1987
Remy Francis, born 1 October 1914, died November 1980, married Alice A. DOHMEN 26 October 1937
Anna Teresa, born 1 August 1914, married Christian DOMEN, 26 October 1937 at Lindsay, Platte County, Nebraska
Mathilda Bertha, born 3 September 1921, died 21 July 1997, married Lyle HEIDLEY 30 June 1947.
Christina, born 14 November 1904, died 19 May 1994, married Leo Zuerlein 8 September 1925William died 23 August 1948, Barbara died in 1959; both are buried at Holy Sepulchre cemetery in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
Raymond George, born 7 November 1906, died 16 September 1987
Lucille, born 23 May 1910, died 6 Mar 1927
Stella, born 10 November 1911, died 25 July 1998, married ________ WILSON
BRAUN and Eva Josephine nee SCHEIDEMANTEL
Joseph was born 1 Apr 1850 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Joseph married Eva Josephine SCHEIDEMANTEL on (or about) 25 Feb 1878. Eva was a daughter of Henry SCHEIDEMANTEL and Cunnigunda nee MEYER, who immigrated from Bavaria to Wisconsin, and later settled in Winneshiek County in Iowa. Joseph and Eva were the parents of 10 children: Cunnigunda, Peter Joseph, Henry John, Mary Walburga, Catherine Wilhelmina, Leo Joseph, Anna Gertrude, Josephine Caroline, Joseph F. E. and Anna Rosa. Joseph died on 7 Sep 1929, Eva died on 15 Apr 1939; both Joseph and Eva Josephine are buried at St. Francis Assisi Cemetery in Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska.
Mary BRAUN and Ignatz ZACH
My Great Grandmother Anna Mary BRAUN was born August 18, 1855 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married Ignatz ZACH November 26, 1878 in St. Mary's, Platte County, Nebraska; they were the parents of 15 children: Rosa Maria, Maria Anna, Joseph, Katharina Emma, John Peter, Ignatz John, Josepha Balbina (Sister Lucella), Martin Michael, Francis, Julia Mary (my grandmother), Johanna Bertha, August Joseph, Henry Joseph, Leonard August, and Angela Maria. Anna died 28 July 1922 in Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska. Ignatz died 25 January 1941 in St. Mary's, rural Platte County, Nebraska. Both Ignatz and Anna are buried in the St. Mary of the Angels Cemetery.
The story "The Home in the Cedars," told by Hubert BRAUN, and published in the Nebraska History magazine names Rosa as one of the children of Johannas and Anna. According to this story, Rosa joined the Sisters of Precious Blood convent in Missouri and had passed away by the time the article was written in August 1938. On 27 Oct 2002 I did a search on the web for "Sisters of Precious Blood" in Missouri. I found a site for a convent in O'Fallon, St. Charles County, Missouri. I wrote to the Sister who maintains the archives and received the following reply to my query:
"Rosa Braun was indeed a member of our community. In 1999 there was an inquiry about her by Stephen Braun. Sister birth year was 1856, her death 1879. We have no picture of her. She is buried on our cemetery."Subsequent correspondence revealed that Rosa was born 21 Dec 1856 in New Coeln (Milwaukee County), Wisconsin. Rosa entered the convent on 18 Jan 1877; her religious name was Rosalia. According to the archive records, Rosa took her first vows on 12 Apr 1879 and died a few days later on 21 Apr 1879. The records indicate she received her habit on 28 Aug 1879, but that means she received her habit four months after her death. The Sister who keeps the archive records believes the dates were recorded in the wrong columns. She speculates that Rosa received her habit on 12 Apr 1879, took her first vows on 21 Apr 1879, and died four months later on 28 Aug 1879. Rosa's grave is in the convent cemetery in the 6th row, 3rd from north wall.
After posting the census listings for the BRAUN family, I noticed
another anomaly in the information about Rosa. Here is the 1880
Nebraska Platte county census listing:
|So far no pictures of Rosa BRAUN have been found. Here is a photo of the Sisters of Precious Blood Cemetery and one of Rosa's (Sister Rosalia) grave marker. The Sister who maintains the convent archives had these pictures take for me. I am very grateful to Sister Virginia for this act of kindness.|
The history of the Sisters of Precious Blood is on page http://www.cpps-ofallon.org/history.html.
John BRAUN and Mary nee DELSMANN, and Mary nee LOHAUS
Hubert John was born 10 Sep 1859 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hubert married Mary DELSMANN on 30 Sep 1879 at St. Mary of the Angels Church, Platte County, Nebraska. Mary, a daughter of Joseph Bernard and Bernadine EIMERS DELSMANN, was born 6 Jan 1856 in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin; she died on 29 Dec 1892. Hubert and Mary had eight children: Hubert Peter, Mary Elizabeth, Albert John, Katherine Klara, Anna Josephine, Bernard Joseph, Louis John and Gertrude Mary (Sr. M. Romana). After his first wife's death, Hubert married Mary LOHAUS on 7 May 1894 in Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska. Mary, a daughter of John Henry and Anna Maria ELPERS LOHAUS, was born 22 Jan 1867 in Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Hubert and Mary had eight children: Henry Anton, Joseph Ferdinand, Mary Anna, Elizabeth Bernadina, Ignatius Henry, Victoria Martha, John, Alphons Henry. Hubert died 5 May 1948 and Mary died 10 Aug 1912. Hubert and both his wives are buried in the St. Mary of the Angels Cemetery.
I do not have any information on my GG Grandmother Anna Marie SCHROEDER's line at this time.