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Brehm, John H. 1858-1935


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 6/8/2009 at 18:11:56


This community was shocked Tuesday to hear of the passing of John Brehm, 77 years of age, who died Tuesday in the home of his son, W.H. Brehm, and the home of the Brehm family for 71 years.

Mr. Brehm was one of the real pioneers of Plymouth County, having began his residence here in 1864, when he was six years of age.

He was born August 18, 1858, at Schlessingerville, Wis., and in 1864 with his parents, brother and four sisters came up the Missouri river in a steamboat to Sioux City and located on land in the Floyd Valley which has been developed into a beautiful farm estate.

The deceased was one of the pioneers who is deserving of much credit for the part he performed in those early days of community building in a virgin territory.

In 1888 Mr. Brehm was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Koenig in Stanton Township and to this union nine children were born.

He was a member of the county board of supervisors of Plymouth County for several terms and for many years a member of the Melbourne Floyd Valley Odd Fellows lodge.

He lived here continuously until 1919, when he retired and moved to Pasadena, Calif., where he spent his declining years. Mr. Brehm spent the summer here visiting in the homes of his sons, William and Ralph. Two weeks ago he suffered a broken arm in falling.

Mr. Brehm will be remembered by a multitude of friends for his many acts of kindness, his good influence and assistance in this community during his many useful years.

Surviving are his widow; three sons, William H. and Ralph of Hinton, and Floyd of Mr. Vernon, N.Y.; and three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Osmundson, Mrs. Jeanette Minkler, and Miss Gladys Brehm, all of Pasadena.

Funeral services will be held at the Melbourne church on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be made in the Melbourne cemetery.

~Source: The Hinton Progress, November 14, 1935


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