Ancestors Brookhiser

Fifth Generation

First home of the Brookhisers in USA

16. Joh.Franz (Frank) BRUCHHÄUSER Brookhiser [image] was born on 18 Dec 1826 in Dausenau, Germany. He died on 13 Nov 1882 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa and was buried in Krekel, Sour Wine Cem, Concordia Township, Des Moines Co, Iowa. Joh.Franz married Catherina Magdalena DIETZ (Deatz) on 7 Jan 1855 in Nassau, Germany. Joh.Franz immigrated in Feb 1866 to Nassau to New York. [Parents]

Johann Franz Bruchhäuser - - was engaged in 1853 to Anna Magdalena Marx - - but the pastor did not marry this couple because of "confessional discrepance". Anna Magdalena Marx had a stillborn child in Jan.1854.

Emigrated as Franz Bruchhauser or Bruchhäuser.
The Family came 1865 to New Orleans: Franz Bruchhauser (39) , Catharina (37 ), Wilhelmina (8), Wilhelm (6) und Emil (1)
BIRTHDATE from his headstone. He has no death certificate & no obituary listed inthe newspapers.
The ship was the Germania, sailed from Bremen on 19 Oct 1865; arrived in New Orleans 21 Dec 1865.

17. Catherina Magdalena DIETZ (Deatz) [image] was born on 2 Aug 1828 in Hömberg, Nassau, Germany. She died on 2 Jan 1915 in St Francis Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa from softening brain and was buried on 4 Jan 1915 in Krekel, Sour Wine Cem, Des Moines Co, Iowa. Catherina immigrated in Feb 1866 to Nassau to New York. [Parents]


Mrs. Catherine Brookhiser passed away yesterday morning at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Minnie Behne, No. 407 Harrison Avenue. She belongs to the older generation of residents of German birth and was held in high esteelm by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, August 2, 1828, was educated abroad and was joined in marriage there to Frank Brookhiser. The young couple crossed the ocean soon after their wedding and came to Burlington 1854. They concluded that the best opportunity for a new comer was on the soil and so they settled down to rural life. They worked hard were fair in all their dealings and soon was friends in the New World. In the course of the years they prospered, as they deserved. The husband passed away in 1882, but Mrs. Brookhiser remained on the home place almost to the close of her days. Deceased is survived by three children: Mrs. Behne and William Brookhiser of Burlington, and Emil Brookhiser of Carman, Ill..
The Funeral of this good owman will be held from the home of Mrs. Behne, No. 407 Harrison Avenue, at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Friends are invited to these services. (4)

1. Found Family Records belonging to Florence Brookhiser Rehm Vahle (deceased Page 20 and 21.)
2. Found Cemeteries Concordis Township; Des Moines County, Iowa; Sourwive Cemetery;(this was the Krekel Cemetery until the scouts went in and clean the cemetery up and renamed it the Sourwine). page 1 published by the I.G.S., Des Moines County Genealogical Society; P.O. Box 493, Burlington, Iowa.
3. Found Death Register, Des Mines County, Iowa at Courthouse in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa.
4. Found in the Burlington Gazette, Newspaper; January 3, 1915 page number unknown; Burlington Public Library, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa on micro film.


18. Andreas DIETZ Daylabourer was born on 15 Oct 1835 in Hömberg-Lahn, Hessen-Nassau and was christened on 19 Oct 1835. He died on 10 Jan 1923 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Andreas married Johannette Christiane BUSCH on 17 Jan 1858 in Hömberg-Lahn, Hessen-Nassau. [Parents]

Andrew Dietz, prominent retired farmer, who resided near Augusta passed away Wednesday night at 9:35 o'clock in the home of his daughter Mrs. William Brookhiser who lived on the Ft. Madison road five miles from Burlington. He had been ill two weeks.
Mr. Dietz was born in Hindenberg, Germany, Oct 15, 1835 and was 87 years old. He married in the old country to Miss Chirstiniana Busch in 1858 and seven children were born to this union four girls and three boys, two of whom preceded their father in death. His wife passed away in 1886 and Mr. Dietz came to Burlington two years later.
After arriving in this country he came to Burlington and resided on a farm near Augusta. He was married to Miss Christiana Peters in Burlington and she died May 7, 1922 in Augusta. Mr. Dietz was a member of Lutheran Church of Augusta and was well known and esteemed in this community.
He leaves three daughters and one son in Germany and his daughter, Mrs. Brookhiser of Des Moines county, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home of his daughter on the Ft. Madison road and at 2 o'clock from the Lutheran Church in Augusta with Rev. Mr. Rasche officiating. Interment will be in the cemetery at Augusta. Friends are invited to attend. It is requested that flowers please be omitted.

Found The Burlington Gazette, Thursday January 11, 1923, page 8

19. Johannette Christiane BUSCH was born on 17 May 1828 in Nassau. She died on 3 May 1886 in Villingen, (now suburb of Hungen, Hassia,Germany). [Parents]


20. Edward Gordon MILLIMAN was born on 20 Jul 1850/1851 in , Albany, Ny. He died on 21 Aug 1944 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Ia and was buried in Mt. Pleasant, Henry, Ia. Edward married Margaret about 1874. [Parents]

21. Margaret was born about 1855 in , , Ny. She died on 20 Jul 1885 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry, Ia and was buried in Mt. Pleasant, Henry, Ia.


22. Isaiah BEABER was born about 1851 in <, , Ia>. He married Nancy Rebecca JAY.

23. Nancy Rebecca JAY was born about 1855 in <, , Ia>.


24. Albert HACKER was born on 24 Jun 1837 in Mecklemburg-Strelitz. He married Emma (Rosa) SLETER (SLEIGHTER). [Parents]

Albert Hacker, farmer and dairyman, residing on section 20 Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, was born in Mecklenburg - Sterlitz, Germany, June 24, 1837. His parents, John and Mary Hacker were also natives of Germany and reared a family of five children: William, a farmer in the old county; Adolph, a cabinet-maker of Burlington; Lizzie, yet at the old home in Germany; Albert our subject; and Herman, also a resident of Germany. Adolph was the first to leave his native land and come to America, crossing the ocean in 1847. Being pleased with the country, he wrote back urging the family to come, but Albert was the only one who did so, he landed in New York city, in 1864 and thence coming direct to Burlington. In his native country he had attended school until the age of fourteen (in accordance with a law made by the government) and then learned the miller's trade. Remaining in Burlington about three weeks, he then went to Knox County, Ill. where he began working for John Famielener, continuing in his employment for three years. When he began working for that gentleman the English tongue was wholly unknown to him, but he soon mastered the language. About the year 1870, having saved his wages, Mr. Hacker again returned to Burlington, purchased a team and wagon, and then rented a farm in Burlington Township for one year. At the end of that time he bought an interest in the dairy purchased the interest of his heirs. He now has full charge of the business, which, under such able management, is very successful. Mr. Hacker, rented 150 acres purchasing the same in 1883, at a cost of $12,000. He has erected good buildings, and made many other improvements, having on the farm seventy-five head of mulch-cows besides other stock. All this has been accomplished through the honest labors of Mr. Hacker, with the assistance of his good wife, who has truly been a helpmate to him.
Mr. Hacker has been married twice. Louisa Reise was his first wife,and to them was born a daughter Louisa. In 1874 he was again married, Mrs. Emma (Rosa) Sleighter becoming his wife. She was born July 15, 1847, and had four children by her first union - Annie, Charles, William and George. Seven children graced the second union Albert, Edward, Caroline, Lora, Emma, Hallie and Oscar; the two latter died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Hacker are members of the First Lutheran Church, of Burlington. Mr. Hacker is one of the leading business men of Burlington Township, and in connection with his farm and business, owns considerable other property in the City.

25. Emma (Rosa) SLETER (SLEIGHTER) was born on 15 Jul 1847.


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