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Philip Brumm
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1845
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Jun. 21, 1920
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA

Philip Brumm was christened August 3, 1845 in Sternenfels, Württemberg, having been born in Württemberg July 30, 1845, or possibly July 27, and most probably in Sternenfels.

He was listed as age 7 on the manifest for the ship Heidelberg, that took his family and that of an uncle, Daniel Brumm, from Le Havre, France, to New Orleans, Louisiana.

He soon settled in Burlington, Iowa, along with his parents, and on October 7, 1878, he married Sophia A. Meyers (sometimes spelled "Myers"), the daughter of John Frederick Meyers (Sr.) and Dorthea "Dora" (Beck) Meyers.

They had five children. One died in infancy, another, Louisa, at age 2. Their children who lived to adulthood were Rosa C. (Brumm) Netley (1880-1953), Mary Margaret (Brumm) Fehse, and John Frederick (or "John Fred") Brumm (1886-1965).

In 1920 both Philip and his wife, Sophia, went to Waterloo, Iowa, either to visit or possibly to remain and live with their daughter, Rose Netley. They both died there in 1920, about a month apart, after having otherwise resided since their marriage in Des Moines County, Iowa.

Both of their obituaries stated they were buried at the "Dry Branch Cemetery" north of Burlington, Iowa, but as of this writing that cemetery is being researched and may have another name.


Waterloo Evening Courier, page 12, June 21, 1920; Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa:

Philip Brumm died at St. Francis hospital at 7:30 a.m. today (June 21, 1920) after a brief illness. The body was removed to Petersen Brothers mortuary from which place it will be taken tomorrow to Burlington, Iowa, where funeral services will be conducted.

Mr. Brumm was born in Germany July 27, 1845, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Christophus (sic) Brumm, and came to the United States with his parents when he was seven years old. The family went to Burlington, where Mr. Brumm lived until a few months ago. when he came to Waterloo to make his home with a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Netley. He was married to Sophia Meyers August 7, 1878. Mrs. Brumm died in Waterloo May 15, 1920.

Surviving are two daughters and a son, Mrs. Netley. Mrs. Mary M. Fehse, Burlington, and John Brumm, Farmington, Iowa, and two sisters.


The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 4, June 22, 1920; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Philip Brumm died at Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday (June 20, 1920). His wife preceded him five weeks ago. He was a well-known Des Moines county farmer who had moved to town several years ago, and lived on Conner avenue. He was visiting Waterloo, when he became ill.

Phillip Brumm was 77 years of age, and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Fehse of this city and Mrs. Leslie Netley of Waterloo, and one son, John Brumm, of Farmington, Iowa.

The body will be brought here for burial. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 5, June 23, 1920; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

The funeral of Philip Brumm will be held from the Burnett undertaking parlors at 1 o'clock this afternoon (June 23, 1920) with interment in Dry Branch cemetery, five miles north of the city. Friends are invited to these services.


Germany Births and Baptisms, Family Search:

Name: Philipp Brumm; Gender: Male; Baptism/Christening Date: 3 August 1845; Baptism/Christening Place: Sternenfels, Württemberg, Germany; Birth Date: 30 July 1845; Father's Name: Carl Brumm; Mother's Name: Eva Juliana Osswald; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C39229-6; System Origin: Germany-EASy; Source Film Number: 1187014; Collection: Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898


Iowa Marriages, Family Search:

Groom's Name: Philip Brumm; Bride's Name: Sophia Meyers; Bride's Birth Date: 1855; Bride's Age: 23; Marriage Date: 7 October 1878; Marriage Place: Des Moines County, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86821-9; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1675730; Reference Number: 2:3HVTQ9W; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
Family links: 
  Carl Brumm (1816 - 1870)
  Eva Juliana Osswald Brumm (1823 - 1902)
  Sophia A Meyers Brumm (1855 - 1920)*
  John Frederick Brumm (1873 - 1965)*
  Rosa C Brumm Netley (1880 - 1953)*
  Mary Margaret Brumm Fehse (1884 - 1967)*
  Jacob Brumm (1843 - 1860)*
  Philip Brumm (1845 - 1920)
  Frederika Brumm Nantz (1848 - 1928)*
  Carl Brumm (1852 - ____)*
  John Brumm (1855 - 1915)*
  Margaret Brumm Burgus (1857 - 1946)*
  Charles Brumm (1860 - 1891)*
  Julia A Brumm Martin (1861 - 1889)*
  Lewis Brumm (1866 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: DW Brumm
Record added: Nov 10, 2012
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Philip Brumm
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