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Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Rohlfing Brumm
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1860
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1940
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Mary Brumm was a daughter of Frederik William Rohlfing and Anna Mary Catharina (Puls) Rohlfing. She grew up in a family with eight (known) children, her siblings all being boys. Her father was native to Prussia, her mother to Hannover; their marriage was in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mary married Philip B. Brumm February 16, 1878, in St. Louis. They were the parents of eight, three of whom died as children.


Alton Evening Telegraph, page 6, June 22, 1940; Alton, Madison County, Illinois:

Mrs. Mary Brumm Dies in St. Louis; Burial in Alton

Was Mother of 2 Children Drowned Here in 1904

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brumm, widow of Philip Brumm and mother of two children who were victims of one of Alton's most tragic drownings when eight persons lost their lives in August of 1904, died Friday (June 21, 1940) at 5:15 p.m., in a St. Louis hospital at the age of 80.

The Brumm family for many years had resided at the corner of Brown and Seminary streets. Philip Brumm, a former glassblower at Illinois Glass Company, died five years ago. The family had lived in St. Louis for the past 26 years, going there after Mr. Brumm was retired from the glass plant.

Mrs. Brumm made her home at 5614 Edsall (sic: Etzel) avenue where she lived with a son. Harry, and a daughter, Mrs. Grace Brumm Smith. She had been in failing health for some time due to the infirmities of age and two weeks ago had entered the hospital.

The surviving children, besides those with whom she lived, are Mrs. Nell Martin, Mrs. Lillian Mae McIntosh and Walter Brumm, all of St. Louis.

The body will be brought to Alton for Interment in Oakwood cemetery in the family plot beside the graves of the two children, victims of the drowning, and her husband, following rites Monday at 2 p.m., at Kron Chapel, 4911 Washington boulevard, St. Louis. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call until time of the services.


Missouri Death Certificates, Missouri Digital Archives Online:

Death cause: cardio-renal vascular disease, due to hypertension
Family links: 
  Philip B Brumm (1856 - 1934)*
  Lillian B Brumm McIntosh (1879 - 1950)*
  Phil E Brumm (1881 - 1883)*
  Walter Frederick Brumm (1883 - 1950)*
  Nellie L Brumm Martin (1885 - 1971)*
  Harry Christian Brumm (1887 - 1971)*
  Grace B. Brumm Smith (1889 - 1976)*
  Bessie H Brumm (1892 - 1904)*
  Marie E Brumm (1894 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Upper Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Created by: DW Brumm
Record added: Nov 15, 2012
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Mary Elizabeth Lizzie <i>Rohlfing</i> Brumm
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Mary Elizabeth Lizzie <i>Rohlfing</i> Brumm
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Mary Elizabeth Lizzie <i>Rohlfing</i> Brumm
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