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Wilhelmina Schalk Bruning
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1866, Germany
Death: Jul. 27, 1940
Rogers City
Presque Isle County
Michigan, USA

Wilhelmina Schalk, daughter of John and Ernestine (Dettloff) Schalk, was born 16 Dec 1866, in Braunswerder, Kreis Lauenburg, Hinterpommern, Prussia. She emigrated to America with her parents and family about 1872 and settled in Belknap Township where the family is first noted in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census.

She received her religious education at St Michael Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belknap where she was confirmed into the Lutheran faith on 21 March 1880 by the Rev. Joseph Antonius Bohn. Her memory verse for life is Psalm 37:4.

On April 11, 1893, she was united in marriage with George John Bruning, son of John and Wilhelmine (Adrian) Bruning. Per St Michael's church records witnesses at their marriage by the Rev. Bruno Potzger were Johann Schalk, Sr. and Johann Bruning. George's occupation is listed as "Schmied" [blacksmith].

To this marriage were born five children:
...three daughters
......Alfrieda (Mrs Charles Wall)
......Adeline (Mrs Leo Dutton)
...two sons
......Carl John (Martha Wagner) Bruning Sr.
......Ernest Edward (Loretta Wirgau) Bruning Sr

The family made their home at 181 West Erie Street. George supported his family as a black smith and horse-shoer.

Wilhelmina was called home by her Lord on July 27, 1940, at the age of 73 Years, 7 Months, 11 Days. She received a Christian funeral at St John's Lutheran Church in Rogers City and her body was laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery there to wait the great day of Resurrection. 
Family links: 
  George John Bruning (1869 - 1931)*
  Alfrieda Caroline Bruning Wall (1894 - 1979)*
  Carl John Bruning (1898 - 1985)*
  Ernest Edward Bruning (1900 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Rogers Township Cemetery
Rogers City
Presque Isle County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 39, Lot 15, Site 8
Created by: Robert Adrian
Record added: May 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52764195
Wilhelmina <i>Schalk</i> Bruning
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