Posted in 1900 to 1930

Mommy Poppy and Two Sons

Cedar Rapids family outing abt 1914 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Franklin Arthur, Mary Emma, Francis Leslie and Robert Leo Bredimus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa RLB MEB…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930

Robert Leo Bredimus

Another tranche of priceless family photos. Where they have been the last fifty-plus years is a mystery, other than Bitsy uploaded them to Ancestry in…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

Gracie McDonald

Our maternal grandmother: Grace Mabel Anne Hendrix McDonald. I noticed several of the photos I’m about to post were uploaded to Ancestry by Bitsy in…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

Emery Herman McDonald

I have discovered some additional information about our grandfather McDonald. This will fill in some blanks but also raises more questions. Emery married Gracie on…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Photos of Mom from Bitsy

These photos of our Mother, Elsie Jewel Bredimus, were uploaded to Ancestry by her daughter, Bitsy (Mary Elizabeth Gaeta). They were not public and I…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930

More Bredimus History

Maurine, daughter of Maurice, was named “Mauricea” at birth. They must have changed it soon after. Nicholas died young at age 57 of unknown causes…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930

Bredimus Research

Our father, Robert Bredimus, had the title of research engineer. I’ve been a bit of research engineer myself in building this website of Ancestry and…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Frank Bredimus in European War Zone

We knew Uncle Frank served as an Officer in the Army during WWII, but it was a surprise to discover some press coverage: The Des…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

Des Moines Home Addresses

Nancy took a trip to Des Moines, Iowa, in the year 2000. She searched for homes where she and Fanklin had lived with their Grand…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 Before 1900

Bredimus Family Tree Continued

I was able to trace our Bredimus ancestry back to the 1600’s and our McDonald side to the 1400’s. Our branch of the family was…

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