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William Herman Brunkhorst
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1881
Belvidere Mills
Goodhue County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1968
Lake City
Wabasha County
Minnesota, USA

Brunkhorst, William H. (page 373), the enterprising proprietor of a good farm in West Albany Township, was born in Belvidere Township, Goodhue County, Minn., March 10, 1881, son of John and Caroline (Holst) Brunkhorst. The father was a native of Hanover, Germany, born November 24, 1850. He came to America, and directly to Goodhue County, Minn., in 1868, landing at Red Wing, but soon took up his residence at Frontenac, and for some time worked out as a farm hand. He was married to Caroline Holst in Goodhue County about 1880, and they settled in that county on a farm, on which they are still living, though now retired from active work, the farm being under the management of their sons Clarence and Edward. They had in all six children, of whom William H. was the eldest, the others being Amelia, Richard, Clarence, Edward and Edna. All except William are now living in Goodhue County. William H. Brunkhorst, who was brought up on his parents' farm, attended country school up to the age of sixteen, at which time he began working out. He lived with his parents until 1913, in which year, on August 10, he was married to Anna Margaret Bruer, who was born in Mt. Pleasant Township, this county, August 5, 1890, daughter of John and Marie Bruer, of Lake Township. Her parents were natives of Germany. After their marriage Mr. Brunkhorst and his wife began housekeeping on her parents' farm in Lake Township, which they rented for three years. In the spring of 1916 Mr. Brunkhorst bought an improved farm, known as the Schmusser farm, of 160 acres, in section 4, West Albany Township. It was provided with a two-story brick house, and with fair barns and outbuildings. He also purchased 20 acres of timberland in section 34, in the same township; and thus provided with land and buildings, he has since pursued a successful career as a general farmer, now having 125 acres under the plow. He keeps a good grade of cattle and swine, and his operating equipment is up to date and adequate. The farm lies seven miles south of Lake City. Mr. Brunkhorst and his family are members of St. John's (Lutheran) congregation of Lake City. He and his wife are the parents of four children: Arnold John, Norman Lawrence, Evelyn Mary, and Wilbert Edward. Politically Mr. Brunkhorst is independent. As an industrious and capable farmer and good neighbor he stands high in the community. - From the 1920 Book: History of Wabasha County
Family links: 
  John B. Brunkhorst (1850 - ____)
  Caroline J. Holst Brunkhorst (1858 - 1944)
  Anna Brunkhorst (1890 - 1956)
  Anna Margaret Breuer Brunkhorst (1890 - 1956)*
  Arnold John Brunkhorst (1913 - 1986)*
  Norman Lawrence Brunkhorst (1915 - 1995)*
  Wilbert Edward Brunkhorst (1920 - 1953)*
  William Herman Brunkhorst (1881 - 1968)
  Richard Ernest Brunkhorst (1885 - 1938)*
  John Henry Brunkhorst (1889 - 1910)*
  Mary Brunkhorst (1890 - 1898)*
  Clarence R. Brunkhorst (1894 - 1937)*
  Edward George Brunkhorst (1896 - 1980)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakewood Cemetery
Lake City
Wabasha County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Wayne Diercks
Record added: Mar 15, 2013
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William Herman Brunkhorst
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William Herman Brunkhorst
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