Gene was born at home in a bed that his great grandfather, Clamor, made. His father was Rudolph, son of Louis. The Reverend Brueggeman lives in Boulder Colorado. He still has the bed he was born in. Still trying to get a picture of it to share.
He also has an interest in Brueggeman family history and has provided much information to David Reinhardt. He also has "the old man's" (Clamor) diary that was written on his journey to the United States.
Here is his biography from his current church's web site:
Pastor Gene was called to serve Trinity in its program of senior ministries, with special emphasis on visitation of those who are unable to worship regularly with the congregation. Pastor Gene began this ministry in January 2006 on a part-time basis, having retired from full-time pastoral ministry in 1991. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1950, and served as both parish pastor and campus pastor until retirement, when he served part-time at a congregation in Fort Collins. Pastor Gene has Masters in Divinity degree in a combined program from Northwestern University .
Pastor Gene and his wife were married in 1951 and have five children, three in California, one in Forest Park, Ill., and one in Trinity (Priscilla Murphy), and two Murphy grandchildren.