|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1875|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1964|
Mary A. Hettinger Brockman Brown was born on April 4, 1875 in Sennefeld, Baden, Germany. She moved to Iowa with her family at the age of nine in about 1884. At the age of 21, on July 19, 1896 she married a widower, Charles Edwin Brockman, who was a farmer in the Anita, Cass Co, Iowa area.
They had two children, who tragically died at a young age and only a couple of days apart. Chesley Henry Brockman (June 16, 1897 - Feb 26, 1899) and Ella M. Brockman (Dec 1898 - Feb 28, 1899). They were buried together with a shared headstone in the Evergreen Cemetery in Anita, Iowa. The following year, their daughter, Pearl Louise, was born to them on May 11, 1900.
The family moved to Ft. Collins, Colorado in 1906 where Charles became a city police officer. He was tragically killed on Dec 17, 1911 by a criminal and taken back to Iowa for burial. Mary and Pearl continued to live in Fort Collins after his death. In 1926 she married a Mr. T.J. Brown, who died in 1948. After his death, Mary joined her daughter, Pearl Brockman Ferguson (Mrs. James Ferguson), in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Mary died on March 25, 1964, at the age of 88, while she was living with her daughter. At the time of her death, she had 4 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was also survived by two brothers: Henry Hettinger of Gordan, Nebraska and Charles Hettinger of Anita, Iowa. At her funeral, her pall bearers were Elmer Scholl, Cecil Scholl, Jens Rasmussen, Clair Gill, Wilbur Mathew and Drexell Chadwick. Mary was buried with her first husband and two little children in Anita, Iowa.
Wilhelm Hettinger (1844 - 1920)
Marie Alice Eisengrien Hettinger (1845 - 1924)
Charles Edwin Brockman (1859 - 1911)*
Chesley Henry Brockman (1897 - 1899)*
Ella May Brockman (1898 - 1899)*
Pearl Louise Brockman Ferguson (1900 - 1977)*
Louise Hettinger Harderson (1869 - ____)*
Mary A Hettinger Brockman (1875 - 1964)
Charles Hettinger (1878 - 1964)*
Henry Hettinger (1882 - ____)*
Maintained by: Brenda Ahlers
Originally Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: Mar 18, 2008
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