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Caroline Lorraine "Cal" Ruhl Brockman
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Birth: Aug., 1844
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1928
Alameda County
California, USA

Caroline Lorraine "Cal" Ruhl, a daughter of Miriam (née Painter) and Levi Ruhl, was born in Perry Township, Richland County, Ohio. During the early 1850s, her family moved to Holt County, Missouri.

Miss Caroline Ruhl and Henry H. Brockman were married on 24 December 1865 in Holt County. During the 1880s, they moved to Spokane County, Washington Territory, and after 1900 to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

While no document showing her middle name is known, a Brockman-Ruhl family researcher recalls that an aunt was named Lorraine in honor of Cal.


1850 U.S. Census, District 129, Perry Twp., Richland Co., Ohio; dwelling 47, family 47, lines 33-40, p. 414 (printed), p. 827 (written), 10 Sep 1850.
33. Levie Rhule, 43, farmer ($4,000), Pa.
34. Mariam Rhule, 39, Virginia.
35. Elisabeth -----, 13, Ohio.
36. George -----, 11, [Ohio].
37. Rachel -----, 9, [Ohio].
38. John -----, 7, [Ohio].
39. Mary -----, 5, [Ohio].
40. Caroline -----, 3, [Ohio].
Comment: While the ages of Miriam Ruhl and her children are off by a few years, the birth order appears to be correct.

Note on husband's military service.

According to his 4th Regiment enlistment papers (1862), Henry Brockman was farmer, age 21, born in Monroe (County), Missouri; he was 6 feet, 1 inch tall, had black eyes, and dark hair.

-- Company F, Kimball's Regiment, Six Months Missouri State Militia: enlisted as a private and mustered in 5 November 1861; mustered out 2 April 1862. (Brother John served in same regiment.)
-- Company F, 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry: enlisted as a private on 4 April and mustered in 10 April 1862; promoted to corporal 1 November 1864; mustered out 9 April 1865. (Brother John served in same company.)
Family links: 
  Levi Ruhl (1808 - 1889)
  Miriam Painter Ruhl (1809 - 1856)
  Henry H. Brockman (1841 - 1918)
  Phannel Elizabeth Brockman Smith (1873 - 1951)*
  Elizabeth Ruhl Thuma (1832 - 1903)*
  George Ruhl (1834 - 1923)*
  Rachel Ruhl Huntsman (1837 - 1861)*
  John Painter Ruhl (1839 - 1920)*
  Mary Olive Ruhl Brockman (1841 - 1907)*
  Caroline Lorraine Ruhl Brockman (1844 - 1928)
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Spokane County
Washington, USA
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Originally Created by: EJ Wilhelmson/CA Gutierr...
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50039712
Caroline Lorraine Cal <i>Ruhl</i> Brockman
Added by: Leslie Mikesell Wood
Caroline Lorraine Cal <i>Ruhl</i> Brockman
Added by: Leslie Mikesell Wood
Caroline Lorraine Cal <i>Ruhl</i> Brockman
Added by: EJ Wilhelmson/CA Gutierrez
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