Posted in 1900 to 1930 Before 1900

Earliest Bredimus Citations

I have nearly exhausted all the free genealogy sites plus my paid membership at newspapers dot com. I’ll use the resources of ancestry dot com…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

Researching Ancestry dot com

I received a Bredimus Family Tree created on the website, Ancestry dot com. The tree was incomplete. It is a paid site and I am…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930

1915 Poppy and Family in Iowa

I wrote about Poppy earning $2,700 per year. That amounts to $70,000 in 2021 dollars. Not bad for someone who dropped out of school after…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960 Before 1900

Mommy and Poppy

Mary Mayme Emma Coyle (Mommy) and Franklin Arthur Bredimus (Poppy) Mommy died in 1948, the year before I was born. Poppy died in 1954 when…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

Were Our Ancestors McDonald or McDannald?

Actually, both spellings were used. In some cases our family name was McDannald. See the attached 1930 census and the zoom to the lines for…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Franklin’s Mother – Barbara Brand

I found an unexpected bounty of information on Barbara Virginia Brand, who married Uncle Frank and gave birth to Cousin Franklin. I suppose it was…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Nancys Mother – Mary Louise Doherty

I’m still researching Nancy’s mother but I am struggling to find marriage records, birth records for Nancy, and death records for Mary Louise. When I…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930

Jack – Pet Dog saves Dad’s Life

The attached news story from 1914 is a gem. It says our father (Robert Bredimus), at four years old, was attacked by a bull dog…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Cean at College

The article changed your name to “Jean” again. In the days before automated spelling checks, editors would just guess. I thought you’d like to see…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960 1961 to Present

Robert O. Bredimus

You’ll enjoy reading about Bobby’s sixth birthday. Also, I’ve attached an article about him I had never seen before. It is interesting that he made…

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