Posted in 1931 to 1960

Mayme became the Mother of her two grandchildren

Mayme Bredimus, who we called “Mommy” cared for her two grandchildren after each lost their own Mother. It was a great tragedy in the Bredimus…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Huge photos of Nancy and Franklin

I was told to look for huge photos of Nancy and Franklin in the Des Moines newspapers. “A searching hint……I remember that when I was…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Remembering

Remembering brings the emotions back as well. Our mom (Elsie Bredimus) was a Blackout Warden when we lived in Des Moines. She had to check…

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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

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

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 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

Early Childhood of Cousin Franklin

Franklin Brand Bredimus (1936 to 2019) Apparently our Father treated Cean and Nancy very harshly. Mom sometimes mentioned it, but I was too young to…

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