Decendent of Johann August Brenneke

Hermann August Brenneke

Born:  Bassum, 6 Jan 1837
To the USA in 1860
Married:  Magdelena Bergdolt
At Sandusky, OH, 8 Dec 1867
She Born:  Billinghheim, Rhein
She Died:  Royal Center, IN, 30 Jun 1926
He Died:  Royal Center, IN, 8 Aug 1922

Anna Maria Brenneke (See Page 2)
Born: 30 Dec 1868
Married: Julius Mattes
Died: Logansport, IN, 6 Apr 1936

Mary Bell Brenneke (See Page 3)
Born: 13 Apr 1870
Married: Gustave H. Minx
Died: Logansport, IN, 1907
August Brenneke
Born:  15 Jun 1871
Died:  Cincinnati, OH, 1871
Catherina Brenneke
Born:  20 Jul 1872
Died:  Chicago, IL, 24 Sep 1873
Mathilda Brenneke
Born:  24 Dec 1874
Died:  Chicago, IL, 24 Dec 1875
Katherina Matilda Brenneke
Born:  7 Aug 1877
Died:  Logansport, IN, 27 Oct 1891
Lucy Pearl Brenneke (See Page 10)
Born: Pulaski County, IN, 26 Nov 1881
Married: Daniel Wolf, 2 Mar 1904, in Logansport, IN
Died: Logansport, IN 19 Oct 1969
William Arthur Brenneke (See Page 4)
Born:  25 Oct 1885
Married: Florence E. Millikan
Emma Julia Brenneke (See Page 5 )
Born: 11 Dec 1887
Married: William F. Wolf
Died: 16 Apr 1960
Note: Lucy and Emma married two Wolf brothers. Lucy married Daniel and Emma married William




This must be Hermann August Brenneke because his dates of birth and death match our records.  Born 6 Jan 1837 and died 8 Aug 1922.  So he went by his middle name rather than his first name? 

This must be Hermann August Brenneke's wife, who we have listed as Magdelena Bergdolt.   I have no date of birth, only her date of death, 30 Jun 1926, in Royal Center, IN.  I've found it common that the family 'Americanized' their names.  She's not to be confused with Johann August Brenneke's daughter, Magdalene, who also died in 1926, but in Salzuflen,  Germany.

This must be Hermann's daughter Katherina Matilda, who I have listed as born 7 Aug 1877 and died 27 Oct 1891.  The stone has her birth in 1878 but the year of death matches.  Same person???  She never married so her name would have remained Brenneke.

This information and photo provided by:
Bob Wolf of Carmel, Indiana