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 when I join for my McDonald family tree.

Meanwhile, I’m posting the oldest newspaper clippings I have found. The two oldest are from England and Scotland in the 1700’s and refer to the town of Bredimus. There is probably historical reference material on these two towns, especially if the anecdotes about our Roman ancestors are true.

The Bredimus family consisted of farmers, laborers, painters, and seamstresses. There were at least four saloon keepers with the name Bredimus in Newark, NJ, Des Moines, Minneapolis, and California. When I write soon about Cousin Harriette Bredimus, I’ll mention how her description of her grandparents differs.

At the bottom of this post are some extracts from old directories. The names and addresses might be useful someday.

BTW, I wonder if Cousin Franklin knew his mother was a champion golfer in Iowa State tournaments?

1884 Mathias (Matt) Bredimus in MSP

1890 John Bredimus in Newark, NJ – suicide

1907 Frank Henry Bredimus in Oroville California

1897 Frank Bredimus saloon keeper California

1908 John Bredimus a barber California

1924 Charles F. Bredimus Honolulu business college

1920 Barney Bredimus, barber, suicide, 1918 Spanish Flu CALI

1915 Vic Bredimus famous football star in Iowa


Bredimus, Adeline, r 1330 w Grand ave.

Bredimus, Frank, (Bredimus & Jansen,) r 1327 e Court ave.

Bredimus, John, retired, r 1330 w Grand ave.

Bredimus, john Jr., r 1330 w Grand ave.

Bredimus, Maurice, wks Carter & Hussey, r 1327 e Court ave.

Bredimus, Nicholas, wagons 207 e 5th, r 827 e Lyon.

Bredimus & Jensen, (Frank Bredimus and Mathias Jensen,) carriage and sign painters 416 e 5th.


3818 Bredimus, Michael Bredimas, John adm 04/08/1899 Pol-310

6557 Bredimus, Nickolaus Bredimus, Mary exec 11/27/1908 Pol-601

Camp Dodge Raymond H. Bredimus DOB 9/20/1883

1920 Des Moines Register

Bredimus res 1801 E 9th


(Fred B Aylesworth, Maurice W.Bredimus) Sign Painters, 203 5th

Bredimus A Feme elk D U Natl Bank

bds 1146 Douglas ave

Bredimus Benedictus stenog GREAT


827 Lyon

Bredimus Franklin A manager Under-

wood Typewriter Co res 4613 School

Bredimus Henrietta (wed Frank) bds

1426 26th

Bredimus John gdnr res Hickman av

nw cor 24th

Bredimus Marie (wed Nicholas) res

827 Lyon

Bredimus Maurice W (Aylesworth &

Bredimus) res 615 37th

Bredimus Victor S bds 1146 Douglas

*Cloth Signs.


Sign Painters.

AYLESWORTH & BREDIMUS, 203 5th (See adv)

Des Moines Tribune

Des Moines, Iowa

23 Aug 1910, Tue  •  Page 7

The Life Summary of Leslie John Paul

When Leslie John Paul Coyle was born on 24 May 1888, in Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Cornelius Coyle, was 30 and his mother, Christine Sheridan, was 25. He married Nellie Elizabeth Booher on 7 April 1934, in Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United States. He registered for military service in 1919. He died in November 1962, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74.

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