Showing posts with label rudolf brueggemann. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rudolf brueggemann. Show all posts

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Follow Up from Eugene Brueggeman about Rudolf

I received the following message from Gene about his dad's service:

 The only thing Dad ever said about his service is that he fought the battle of the Potomac, which meant that he served in Washington. He had learned surveying, which is why the 472nd Engineers was where he ended up. He had a picture of his battalion, but I'm afraid it was tossed when we moved from Bay Village to Rocky River in 1943. We have one picture of him in uniform. which, if I ever learn how, I will send to you.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Memories about the House on W. 93rd Street

Gene Brueggeman sent me the following memories about the house on W. 93rd Street that I posted about here.

I remember the house from my childhood. It was still in the family's possession and was rented out as the family moved farther west into Lakewood, which is where I was born 85 years ago on Labor Day (the 6th). Dad used to collect rent and I went along. My brother Dave and I located it a few years ago; he had never seen it. It is run down considerably from what it was and is in a mixed-racial neighborhood. The Old Man built it and gave it to my grandfather on the condition that he could live in it the rest of his life. I have the legal contract that they made with each other. So my dad grew up in that house with his parents and the Old Man, his grandfather. Dad told us very little about his childhood memories, which was typical of that generation. It was sadly typical of my generation that we didn't do more to get him to talk. Dad did say that his grandfather would invite him to walk (spazieren in German) and that always meant going to the neighborhood saloon for a bucket of beer. He also told us that the Old Man had lost an eye in an accident,whichd is why the formal picture we have of him is a profile of the face with the good eye.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A New Resource for Cleveland

I found a new resource, or at least new to me, yesterday:. Cuyahoga County Ohio Birth Returns. Although there are some instances where a child's given name is provided, it typically will not appear on these birth returns.. Information on the returns includes full names, ages, address, and nativity of the parents, as well as the newborn's place of birth and attending physician or midwife. These records are available from 1872 through 1908.

I started looking for Louise and Minnie Brueggeman's children.  I could only find a Birth Return for their oldest two children, Meta and Rudolf.  I looked for variants in spelling but I still couldn't find the remaining children.  Someone had gone back in 1924 and wrote Meta's name on the top of the record.

Meta's birth was attended by a Doctor but Rudolf's was attended by a midwife, a neighbor from just a couple doors away, 862 Lorain Street.
I will keep searching this database to see if I can find any more of Clamor's grand children, Brueggemans, Barlags, or Bennhoffs.  Don't forget you can click on the document to make it larger.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rudolf Brueggemann WWI Draft Registration

Rudolf Brueggemann, son of Louis Brueggemann (still with two "n"s)  registered on June 5 and is shown to have been serving beginning August 26, 1918.  He was discharged on Christmas Eve.

Headquarters Detachment 472 Engineers to Discharge Private Honorable discharge 24 Dec 1918. National Army LB 1

His registration card lists his profession as a Map Draftsman with Chas. W Root..  I am sure this skill was sought after in the Army.  He was list as tall and slender.  This particular registration card does not list next of kin.  His record of service doesn't say where he was stationed other than Headquarters Detachment.