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3 - George John Braamhaar (Bramer) - 25 (abt 1870) p i m 7 Oct 1866, Scott Co, MO s - Sarah Louisa Poinsett - 16 (4 Jan 1847 - 11 May 1928) p Buffalo, Erie Co, NY i Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, CO

4 - Ephraim August Bramer - 26 (29 Jul 1867 - p Leopold, Bollinger Co, MO i St'. John's Cemetery, Leopold, Bollinger Co, MO

1871)

3 - August Bernard Braamhaar (Bramer) - 139 (17 Oct 1851 - p i

)

m 24 Sep 1873, St. John's, Leopold, Bollinger Co, MO

s - Anna Mary Chevanue - 140 ( p i

Aug 1855 -

)

4 - Martin August Braamhaar - 611 ( p Leopold, Bollinger Co, MO i

1875 -

)

2 - Gerhard Braamhaar - 139 (1800 - 1867). Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri,

published in 1888, contains a biography of Frederick Bramer -

information educated in

on his

his father, Gerhard, native Holland for the

and mother, Grada. priesthood but did not

Gerhard enter the

136 which includes (called George) was ministry. He learned

the dyeing trade. where he worked

In 1840 he came to New Orleans, and several years as a contractor. He located

the next year moved to St. Louis on a farm in Bollinger Co, MO, in

1860 MO, there

and lived there until his name is “Gerhard that he was “67 yrs 3

his death. On his monument Braamhaer” (note the variant mo 12 days” of age.

in St. John's Cemetery in Leopold, spelling of Braamhaar). It is stated

2 - Grada Greathouse - 135 (1802 - 1896), Gerhard's wife, seems also to have been called "Gerarda” and “Gertrude”. Her maiden name is recorded as “Krauthaus” in a St. John's record. She became the mother of 19 children, only three of whom were living when Goodspeed's history was written (1888), namely Frederick, Christina, and August Bernard. George John, the first husband of Sarah Louisa Poinsett, had died abt 1870. The histories and fates of the other 15 children I do not know.

3 - Frederick Braamhaar - 136 (1831 - 1908) was educated in St. Louis and there learned the carpenter's and trunk -maker's trades. In 1850 he went to CA in the gold rush, settling in Eldorado County. Besides working at his trade, he engaged in hotel keeping and mining. In

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