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Sophia A Meyers Brumm
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1855
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 15, 1920
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA

Sophia A. Meyers, a native of Burlington, Iowa, was the daughter of John Frederick Meyers (Sr.) (1834-1907) and Dorthea "Dora" (Beck) Meyers (1828-1874).

As is often the case with the spelling of names in earlier times, the family name was sometimes spelled in other ways, the most usual of which was probably "Myers." It should also be noted that her given name was spelled both "Sophia" and "Sophya."

Sophia had eight known siblings. They were: Mary Meyers, Christian Henry Myers, Sarah Myers (who died at about age 3), John H. Myers (who died as an infant), John F. Myers (Jr.) (1864-1918), Louisa Myers, Mary "Margaret" Myers, and Luella "Ellen" Myers.

Sophia was married in Burlington, Iowa, to Philip Brumm, the son of Carl "Charles" Brumm (1816-1870) and Eva Juliana (Osswald) Brumm (1823-1902), on October 7, 1878. They lived throughout their married life in Burlington and the vicinity, though both died in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1920, about a month apart. They were the parents of five children, a son, three daughters, and a child who apparently died as an infant.

Please see notes under her husband, Philip, also regarding the burial location which is mentioned in her funeral notice of May 19, 1920.


The Weekly Hawk-Eye Gazette, December 7, 1878, page 9; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

November marriages. The matrimonial market is looking up. During November twenty-eight licenses were issued to the following parties: [...] Philip Brumen (sic) and Miss Sophia Meyers. [...]


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


Waterloo Evening Courier, page 5, May 15, 1920; Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa:

Mrs. Sophya A. Brumm died at 8:30 a.m. today at the residence of her daughter. Mrs. W. A. Netley, 417 Leland avenue, where she had made her home since May 6.

Mrs. Brumm was born in Burlington, Iowa, September 1, 1855, and had lived continuously in that town until she came to Waterloo. Her marriage to Phillip Brumm took place October 7, 1878. Besides Mrs. Netley there survive the husband, a son, John, Farmington, Iowa, a daughter, Mrs. Mary M. Sehse (sic), Burlington, two sisters and a brother.

The body will be at Peterson Brothers chapel until Monday when it will be taken to Burlington for interment.


The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 11, May 16, 1920; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa

Mrs. Sophia Brumm passed away at Waterloo, Iowa, Saturday morning (May 15, 1920). She left Burlington ten days ago, and was visiting her daughter. Mrs. Rose Netley. She was formerly Miss Sophia Myers, and was born on a farm north of Burlington, sixty-four years ago. She had lived in Burlington a number of years and leaves many friends here. The body will arrive in Burlington Monday.


The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 6, May 19, 1920; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

The funeral of Mrs. Sophia Brumm was held from the Burnett establlshment at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon (May 18, 1920), with interment in Dry Branch cemetery.
Family links: 
  John Frederick Myers (1834 - 1907)
  Dorthea Beck Myers (1828 - 1874)
  Philip Brumm (1845 - 1920)
  John Frederick Brumm (1873 - 1965)*
  Rosa C Brumm Netley (1880 - 1953)*
  Mary Margaret Brumm Fehse (1884 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: DW Brumm
Record added: Nov 10, 2012
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