|Birth: ||May 18, 1828|
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 1913|
August Brandt (sic- original spelling) was born May 18, 1828 in Detmold, Prussia. In 1852 he and Minnie Knierim were married. In 1857 they crossed the Atlantic Ocean making their way to Missouri, where they farmed a tract of land 90 mi. W. of St. Louis. In 1866 they came to Calhoun Co. where he had secured a Homestead Claim in Greenfield Township. Seven children were born ( who survived him): August, Henry, Fredrick, Rachel, Minnie, Anna and Emma. They were charter members of the Knierim Lutheran Church.
Source- 1982 Calhoun County History
The 1880 census also lists sons Herman, 19 (b.1861) and William, age 11 (b.1869) who died young, living at home.
NOTE: There is a crossing record with a couple with the same names, August and Wilhelmina Brand, arriving May 19, 1857 on the ship, Anna Delius. August was 29, occupation listed as bricklayer, Minnie was 26, and their children were Friedrich,4; and Heinrich,10 months. (In reviewing this I believe they are not the same Knierims- daughter Wilhelmina is not with them and the boy's names are not right. Research to do!)
Wilhelmina Knierim Brand (1834 - 1909)*
Wilhelmina E. Brand Stacy (1855 - 1916)*
August C. Brand (1858 - 1923)*
Herman Brand (1861 - 1882)*
Henry E. Brand (1863 - 1937)*
William Brand (1869 - 1886)*
Maintained by: Kent Gebhard
Originally Created by: Burt
Record added: Dec 30, 2007
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