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 Bertha Leota <I>Lett</I> Brumm

Bertha Leota Lett Brumm

Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Death 3 Aug 1953 (aged 60)
Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Burial Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Plot Parks East, Lot 52
Memorial ID 100113931 · View Source
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Bertha Brumm was the daughter of Walter Theodore and Ella Matilda (Johnson) Lett. She was one of two children in her family. She married Oliver "Clayton" Brumm (1892-1965) in 1915; they were the parents of seven children.


Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 18, August 4, 1953; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Mrs. Bertha Leota Lett Brumm, 60, Mediapolis, died Monday (June 19, 1893) at Burlington hospital.

Born at Mediapolis on June 19, 1893, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Lett, and a life member of the Presbyterian church.

She was married on February 4, 1915, to Clayton Brumm.

A member of the ladies aid and missionary circle for many years, she was a member of the local garden club, an honorary member of the American Legion auxiliary, a treasurer of the Viola Rebekah lodge, and at one time she had played an active part in state, district, and local Amvets activities.

Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Helen Wuellner, Chicago, Mrs. Dorothy Stodt, West Burlington, Mrs. Lorna Allen, Iowa City, and Mrs. Kathleen Ericson (sic: Erickson), Burlington; two sons, William L., New London and Dale H., Mediapolis. Also surviving are six grandchildren and other relatives. She was preceded in death by a son and a brother.

Last rites will be held at the First Presbyterian church of Mediapolis on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in charge of the Fry funeral home. Reverend Edward Mohr, pastor of the church will officiate, assisted by Dr. H. J. Findlay, Burlington. Burial will be in the Kossuth cemetery.


Iowa Births and Christenings, Family Search:

Name: Bertha Leota Lett; Gender: Female; Birth Date: 19 June 1893; Birthplace: Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa; Father's Name: Walter T. Lett; Mother's Name: Ella Johnson; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C86812-7; System Origin: Iowa-ODM; Source Film Number: 1750415; Collection: Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950


Bertha L. Brumm, June 19, 1893, August 3, 1953

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bertha Leota Lett Brumm (19 Jun 1893–3 Aug 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100113931, citing Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by DW Brumm (contributor 47781608) .