|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1863|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1938|
Josephine Pietenpol was the daughter of Berend Willem "Ben" Pietenpol and Janna Hendrika Oonk. In 1884, Josephine married Jacob Brasser. Jacob and Josephine settled just outside of Oostburg, WI and built the "Brasser Homestead"; a dairy farm that would later be passed down for generations. Jacob and Josephine had six children (in birth order):Benjamin William; Henrietta "Hattie"; Lena; Emma; Ruby; and Lewis Herbert Brasser (my grandfather).
In less than one year, Josephine suffered two great losses in her family; she lost both her husband Jacob and her daughter Lena.
In June of 1910, Josephine, Jacob and their daughter Hattie were in Sheboygan traveling by horse carriage when their horse startled on the 8th street bridge and threw them all from the carriage. Jacob was fatally injured and died 18 hours later.
Less than a year later, in March of 1911, Josephine was traveling to Sheboygan with her daughter Lena and Lena's fiance Abraham Dulmes to get a marriage license. Their buggy was hit by a train. All of them were thrown from the carriage, but Lena suffered fatal injuries. She died within hours of the accident. While Abraham Dulmes was driving the carriage, there was a lengthy investigation and the RR was found clearly at fault. There were no intersection warning signals at that time and the train was also speeding through the middle of town. Abraham Dulmes was also significantly injured.
Josephine never fully recovered from this heartache and she was physically injured in both of these accidents as well. (She was not able to walk for over a year).
Josephine remained on the Brasser homestead with her children until her death in 1938. She is remembered with much love by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Berend Willem Pietenpol (1829 - 1894)
Janna Hendrika Oonk Pietenpol (1835 - 1903)
Jacob Brasser (1850 - 1910)
Benjamin William "Ben" Brasser (1885 - 1952)*
Hattie Brasser Wassink (1887 - 1935)*
Lena Brasser (1891 - 1911)*
Emma Brasser Kappers (1893 - 1983)*
Ruby Brasser Westerbeke (1898 - 1973)*
Lewis Herbert Brasser (1903 - 1971)*
Created by: EAnne
Record added: Apr 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88917598
Added: Apr. 21, 2012