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 Caroline Lorraine “Cal” <I>Ruhl</I> Brockman

Caroline Lorraine “Cal” Ruhl Brockman

Richland County, Ohio, USA
Death 24 Nov 1928 (aged 84)
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Rockford, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 50039712 · View Source
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Caroline Lorraine "Cal" Ruhl, a daughter of Miriam (née Painter) and Levi Ruhl, was born in Perry Township, Richland County, Ohio. During the early 1850s, her family moved to Holt County, Missouri.

Miss Caroline Ruhl and Henry H. Brockman were married on 24 December 1865 in Holt County. During the 1880s, they moved to Spokane County, Washington Territory, and after 1900 to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

While no document showing her middle name is known, a Brockman-Ruhl family researcher recalls that an aunt was named Lorraine in honor of Cal.


1850 U.S. Census, District 129, Perry Twp., Richland Co., Ohio; dwelling 47, family 47, lines 33-40, p. 414 (printed), p. 827 (written), 10 Sep 1850.
33. Levie Rhule, 43, farmer ($4,000), Pa.
34. Mariam Rhule, 39, Virginia.
35. Elisabeth -----, 13, Ohio.
36. George -----, 11, [Ohio].
37. Rachel -----, 9, [Ohio].
38. John -----, 7, [Ohio].
39. Mary -----, 5, [Ohio].
40. Caroline -----, 3, [Ohio].
Comment: While the ages of Miriam Ruhl and her children are off by a few years, the birth order appears to be correct.

"California Death Index, 1905-1939," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 June 2015), Caroline Brockman, 1928; citing 54636, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,044.

Notes on husband's military service.

According to his 4th Regiment enlistment papers (1862), Henry Brockman was farmer, age 21, born in Monroe (County), Missouri; he was 6 feet, 1 inch tall, had black eyes, and dark hair.

-- Company F, Kimball's Regiment, Six Months Missouri State Militia: enlisted as a private and mustered in 5 November 1861; mustered out 2 April 1862. (Brother John served in same regiment.)
-- Company F, 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry: enlisted as a private on 4 April and mustered in 10 April 1862; promoted to corporal 1 November 1864; mustered out 9 April 1865. (Brother John served in same company.)

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1844 – 1928





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  • Originally Created by: EJ Wilhelmson/CA Gutierrez
  • Added: 22 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50039712
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline Lorraine “Cal” Ruhl Brockman (Aug 1844–24 Nov 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50039712, citing Fairview Cemetery, Rockford, Spokane County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by blueheron14 (contributor 46883128) .