Maria Elizabeth Brenneisen1

F, b. 6 November 1875
     Maria Elizabeth Brenneisen was born on 6 November 1875 at Benton Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of Ernst Brenneisen and Anna Kindervater.1 Maria Elizabeth Brenneisen married Abel L. Fike, son of Joseph Fike and Anna (?), circa 1893, no children.2 Maria Elizabeth Brenneisen lived on 8 June 1900 at Lost Springs Twp., Marion Co., KS.2 She lived in 1920 at 410 Orchard St., Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS; living with her father and sister Emma.3 She lived in 1925 at 410 Orchard St., Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS.1 She lived in 1930 at 410 Orchard St., Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS.4


  1. [S1915] Microfilm Image, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 [database online].
  2. [S1916] 1900 Federal Census, Marion County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 488; FHL #1240488.
  3. [S1917] 1920 Federal Census, Shawnee County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 550.
  4. [S1918] 1930 Federal Census, Shawnee County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 723; FHL #2340458.

Maria Eva Brenneisen1

F, b. 26 September 1808, d. 19 February 1881
     Maria Eva Brenneisen was born on 26 September 1808 at Rümmingen bei Lörrach, Baden, Germany, FHL Microfilm, Batch #C93572, Call #1189338. She was the daughter of Johann Jakob Brenneisen and Maria Eva Bürgin. Maria Eva Brenneisen married Friedrich Scheurer, son of Michael Scheurer and Rosina Catharina Ludin, on 31 October 1833 at Hauingen bei Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg (now), Germany.2 Maria Eva Brenneisen died on 19 February 1881 at LaPorte City, Black Hawk Co., IA, at age 72. She was buried in February 1881 at West View Cemetery, LaPorte City, Black Hawk Co., IA.

Children of Maria Eva Brenneisen and Friedrich Scheurer


  1. [S12] 1870 Federal Census, Benton County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 376; FHL #545875.
  2. [S1389] Evangelische Kirchebuch Hauingen;, 1833, p.332.
  3. [S1332] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Wisconsin. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1438; FHL #805438.

Mary Elizabeth Brenneisen1

F, b. March 1879, d. 7 August 1947
     Mary Elizabeth Brenneisen was born in March 1879 at Benton Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of Edward Brenneisen and Dorothea A. Meyer.1 Mary Elizabeth Brenneisen married Edward Gustav Funte, son of August G. Funte and Elizabeth M. Schulenberg, in 1898. Mary Elizabeth Brenneisen died on 7 August 1947 at Loveland, Larimer Co., CO, at age 68. She was buried in August 1947 at St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery, Riceville, Mitchell Co., IA.

Children of Mary Elizabeth Brenneisen and Edward Gustav Funte


  1. [S1911] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836 - 1925 [database online], Microfilm Image.

Olga Brenneisen

F, b. 16 September 1889, d. 15 May 1910
     Olga Brenneisen was born on 16 September 1889 at Ireton, Sioux Co., IA. She was the daughter of Heinrich E. Brenneisen and Mathilde Buehring. Olga Brenneisen died on 15 May 1910 at Offerle, Edwards Co., KS, at age 20. She was buried at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

Rebekka Brenneisen

F, b. 6 September 1838
     Rebekka Brenneisen was born on 6 September 1838 at Hauingen bei Lörrach, Baden, Germany. She was the daughter of Johann Jacob Brenneisen and Anna Maria Bühler. Rebekka Brenneisen married Joseph Riesterer.

Children of Rebekka Brenneisen and Joseph Riesterer

Victor Brenneisen

M, b. 8 January 1904, d. 9 November 1971
     Victor Brenneisen was born on 8 January 1904 at Sioux Co., IA. He was the son of Heinrich E. Brenneisen and Mathilde Buehring. Victor Brenneisen married Ruth Johanna Budke, three children to this marriage. Victor Brenneisen died on 9 November 1971 at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 67.


M, b. 30 April 1827, d. 30 April 1827
     Brenneisen died on 30 April 1827 at Hauingen bei Lörrach, Baden, Germany.1 He was born on 30 April 1827 at Hauingen bei Lörrach, Baden, Germany.1 He was the son of Jakob Friedrich Brenneisen and Catharina Magdalena Scheurer.1


  1. [S1936] Familysearch "German Marriages", online, source film #1189338.

Barbara Brenneman

     Barbara Brenneman married Hans Fredrich.

Child of Barbara Brenneman and Hans Fredrich

Catharine Brenneman

F, b. 1705, d. 1769
     Catharine Brenneman was born in 1705 at Germany.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Melchior Brenneman. Catharine Brenneman married Johannes Steiner.2 Catharine Brenneman died in 1769 at Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA.1 She was buried in 1769 at Stoner Cemetery, Waynesboro, Franklin Co., PA, Find A Grave Memorial# 15065757.

Children of Catharine Brenneman and Johannes Steiner


  1. [S955] Richard R. Weber, Stoner Brethren, 42.
  2. [S955] Richard R. Weber, Stoner Brethren, 31.

Elizabeth Brenneman

F, b. July 1758, d. 29 March 1836
     Elizabeth Brenneman was born in July 1758 at Conestoga Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. She married John Kagey, son of Henry Kagy and Barbara Steiner. Elizabeth Brenneman died on 29 March 1836 at Shenandoah Co., VA, at age 77.

Children of Elizabeth Brenneman and John Kagey

Jesse L. Brenneman1

M, b. April 1863, d. before 8 April 1930
     Jesse L. Brenneman was born in April 1863 at Pennsylvania.1 He married Lottie A. Smith, daughter of John L. Smith and Emma K. (?), circa 1901. Jesse L. Brenneman died before 8 April 1930 at York, York Co. (probably), PA.


  1. [S2776] 1900 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1503; FHL #1241503.

Joyce Ann Brenneman

F, b. 13 November 1938
     Joyce Ann Brenneman was born on 13 November 1938 at Akron, Summit Co., OH. She married Robert Arnold Longbottom, son of Howard Arnold Longbottom and Ethel Maree Snyder, on 28 August 1999 at North Canton, Stark Co., OH. Joyce Ann Brenneman died. She was buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Summit Co., OH.

Lemuel T. Brenneman1

     Lemuel T. Brenneman married Florence Hertzler.1

Child of Lemuel T. Brenneman and Florence Hertzler


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 206.

Mary C. Brenneman1

F, b. 19 February 1888
     Mary C. Brenneman was born on 19 February 1888.1 She was the daughter of Lemuel T. Brenneman and Florence Hertzler.1 Mary C. Brenneman married Preston M. Savidge, son of Hon. Clinton R. Savidge and Louise Essick, on 14 March 1916.1

Children of Mary C. Brenneman and Preston M. Savidge


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 206.

Rev. Melchior Brenneman

     Rev. Melchior Brenneman immigrated in 1717 to Philadelphia, PA. He was Melchior Brenneman was a famous Mennonite preacher.

Child of Rev. Melchior Brenneman

Sarah Brenneman

F, b. circa 1803
     Sarah Brenneman was also known as Sally.1 She was born circa 1803 at Pennsylvania.2 She married Philip Roush, son of John Roush and Magdalena "Molly" Elizabeth Wendel, on 9 November 1826 at Highland Co., OH, Ceremony by Nathaniel Pulliam.

Children of Sarah Brenneman and Philip Roush


  1. [S731] 1860 Federal Census, Wells County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 309; FHL #803309.
  2. [S720] 1850 Federal Census, Wells County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 181.

David Brenner1

     David Brenner married Elizabeth (?).1

Child of David Brenner and Elizabeth (?)


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.142.

Pauline Brenner1

     Pauline Brenner married John Fink.1

Child of Pauline Brenner and John Fink


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 204.

Sabilla Brenner1

F, b. 29 September 1836, d. 10 July 1915
     Sabilla Brenner was born on 29 September 1836.1 She was the daughter of David Brenner and Elizabeth (?)1 Sabilla Brenner married Daniel Horning, son of William Horning and Hannah Price, on 5 April 1855, Ceremony by Rev. Bowman.1 Sabilla Brenner died on 10 July 1915 at age 78.1

Children of Sabilla Brenner and Daniel Horning


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.142.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.143.
  3. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.144.
  4. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.145.

Bernard C. Brent1

M, b. May 1865
     Bernard C. Brent was born in May 1865 at Virginia.1 He married Florence H. Edwards on 14 October 1885 at Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA.

Child of Bernard C. Brent and Florence H. Edwards


  1. [S2899] 1900 Federal Census, Warren County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T63, Roll 350; FHL #1240350.

William Leland Brent

M, b. 30 January 1893, d. 17 November 1972
     William Leland Brent was born on 30 January 1893 at Warren Co., IL.1 He was the son of Bernard C. Brent and Florence H. Edwards.1 William Leland Brent married Lucella Hathaway, daughter of Ernest Emory Hathaway and Ella Sybil Fetzer. William Leland Brent died on 17 November 1972 at White Stone, Lancaster Co., VA, at age 79. He was buried in November 1972 at White Stone United Methodist Church Cemetery, White Stone, Lancaster Co., VA.


  1. [S2899] 1900 Federal Census, Warren County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T63, Roll 350; FHL #1240350.

Charles R. Brenton1

     Charles R. Brenton married Carrie Woodward.1

Child of Charles R. Brenton and Carrie Woodward


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 602.

Mary Elizabeth Brenton1

F, b. 23 April 1922
     Mary Elizabeth Brenton was born on 23 April 1922.1 She was the daughter of Woodward H. Brenton and Sarah E. Spurgeon.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 602.

Woodward H. Brenton1

M, b. 27 February 1899
     Woodward H. Brenton was Methodist Episcopal.1 He was born on 27 February 1899.1 He was the son of Charles R. Brenton and Carrie Woodward.1 Woodward H. Brenton married Sarah E. Spurgeon, daughter of Junius B. Spurgeon and Minnie M. Stover, on 18 June 1921.1 Occupation: Banker in 1926 at Dallas Center, Dallas Co., IA.1 Woodward H. Brenton lived in 1926 at Dallas Center, Dallas Co., IA.1

Child of Woodward H. Brenton and Sarah E. Spurgeon


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 602.

Bertha I. Breon1

F, b. September 1875, d. 16 February 1952
     Bertha I. Breon was born in September 1875 at Centre Co., PA.2,1 She married Samuel Frank Linton circa 1899.2 Bertha I. Breon died on 16 February 1952 at Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA, at age 76.

Child of Bertha I. Breon and Samuel Frank Linton


  1. [S1708] 1920 Federal Census, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1599.
  2. [S1888] 1910 Federal Census, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1373; FHL #1375386.

Luke H. Bressie

     Luke H. Bressie married Mary Jane Maudlin on 28 August 1879 at Washington Co., IN.

Child of Luke H. Bressie and Mary Jane Maudlin

Merva Bressie

F, b. 21 September 1896, d. 19 May 1993
     Merva Bressie was born on 21 September 1896 at Indiana. She was the daughter of Luke H. Bressie and Mary Jane Maudlin. Merva Bressie married Winsal Earl Dawalt, son of Commodore Perry Dawalt and Dora Isabell Cauble, on 22 March 1916 at Washington Co., Indiana, no children. Merva Bressie died on 19 May 1993 at age 96 Notes for WINSAL EARL "EARL" DAWALT:
A survey of the Dawalt Cemetery was conducted in 1942. Included as part of the survey was a listing of important relics and heirlooms. The list included the following:
Portrait of Colonel Henry Dawalt, Sr.
Picture of brothers John Gross Dawalt, Daniel Dawalt and their wives.
Well-preserved copy of "Historical Notes Concerning the Dawalt Family in Indiana."
A grandfather's clock brought from Germany. This is an immense clock which has some unusual features. It shows the changes of the moon; days of the month and days of the week; with second and minute hands, in fact about everything would ever need to know even to the changes of the season. The weights of the clock are 16 lb. weights and the key that winds up these weights resembles a crank more than a key.
Large German Family Bible -- from which Emanuel ? is able to read. This family bible was bought to this country by the first Henrich Dewalt, who became a Rev. soldier.

Note: Newland DeVault, in his report, stated that he doubted that this was the original Bible of Henry Dewald of Pennsylvania. That Bible most likely passed to Henry's widow, then to her daughter and granddaughter. It was eventually sold at an auction.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Salem Leader and Salem Democrat, September 6, 1978, page 8, section 1

Winsal Earl Dawalt . . .
The Roots Of Adventure Are At Home
By Frank S. Anderson, Leader-Democrat, Special Feature Correspondent

"We will call him Earl". So it was at the east edge of Washington Township almost ninety-three years ago that a chubby little rascal, Winsal Earl Dawalt, one of four sons belonging to Commodore Perry and Dora Isabel Cauble Dawalt saw his first light of day. Deep down go the roots of this good natured man of dry wit. Today he lives alone on the spot where he was born. Fantastic.
From these roots he has listened to the sound of the whippoorwill, the croak of the frog, the mocking bird, felt the thrill of a freshly turned furrow. He is a friendly man. You can call him Earl. There are those who say he would be friendlier if he weren't such a died-in-the-wool Democrat, but Earl doesn't think being a devout party man detracts one whit from friendship.
Winsal Earl Dawalt born September 20, 1885, is the way the listing reads in the old family bible. The listing includes three brothers: Perry, Charlie and Bynam; the last died in infancy.
1885 -- It was the year Daimler developed the internal combustion engine and Congress prohibited unauthorized fencing of public lands. There was an increase in the number of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe. The Post Office established special delivery service. Cleveland recommended suspension of silver-dollar coinage; relations were strained with Britain over Canadian fisheries.
Waterman perfected the fountain pen and Chicago's Home Insurance Building inspired the term "skyscraper". Leland Standford University was chartered and it was the year for the dedication of the Washington Monument.
Grandfather Henry Dawalt, man of influence, bore himself well in newly established Washington County. Within the family file today there are six "sheepskin" deeds indicating extensive land ownership. One of these dated 1826 with the heading John Quincy Adams, President of the United States, reads: "No. 2164 -- To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings, Know Ye that Henry Dawalt assignee of George Holsa, had deposited in the general land office a certificate of the Register of the land office of Jeffersonville. It appears full payment has been paid for the east half of the northeast quarter of Section Thirty-Three in Township Three north of range three east containing eighty acres --- signed, John Quincy Adams.
But, direct family information shows that Henry became a land holder in 1814 when Salem had just become established as a town.
"I was born in Quaker Country," Commodore Perry's second son reflected pride from his modest living room. This meant much was going for him from the beginning: The community concern, industry of the Quakers plus the Dawalt drive. How could he miss?
After he learned to toddle it was no time till he came on strong, was assigned the family chore of watering the horses. It was natural that he should learn to ride just like his brothers. Commodore had a good strain of horses.
Mrs. Harvey, teacher, had a direct bearing on his coping with life and learning the 3 R's at Canton School. His mother, hardworking, instilled compassion within him. She gave him desire.
Quite suddenly, one Sunday morning an accident occurred at the family group prepared to attend the Methodist Church at Canton. Childlike and ready the youngsters hustled to a ringside seat, namely the upstairs window to watch Grandpa harness the horse to the family wagon. In the clamor for first to this high perch Earl was accidently shoved out fourteen feet to the ground below.
Church attendance was cancelled that day as little Earl got family first aid prior to the doctor's arrival. He lay unconscious for several days with a head concussion. After many weeks he improved. The scar remains on his head today. He lost time at school but nature mends well and once again the horse's mane was flying in his face as he raced into the wind.
He has a small pictorial book given to him by his Mother when he was ten as she returned from a Colorado visit. The book's name is "Out West". It contains vivid sketches of Buffalo Bill, Colorado scenes, Indian pictures: High Hawk, Little Wound, Spotted Elk, Ouray, the great Ute chief, etc. To Earl the book is priceless.
Outside and inside Quaker ranks there was a united community respect for the Friends -- the good Church-School quality they projected. The Dawalt boys attended Quaker High School (razed in 1956). It was located next to the now Orthodox Church location between Salem and Canton just off Highway 56. Adrenalin flowed within the battle-brittle football team of which Earl was a fullback. He learned the meaning of teamwork and played an aggressive game on a winning team.
Quaker scheduled and trounced Salem High and according to Earl, Salem never scheduled the Friends again. This was in the early 1900's. R. B. Handley was Quaker's gusty coach. He produced gutsy teams.
Earl remembers some of his teammates of yesterday: Jesse Dennany, Duris Howell, Osborne McLemore, Howard and Fred Newby, B. F. and Grover Grimes, Joe Albertson, Dick Newlon, Pratt and Jim Parker, Claude and Otis Shields, brother Perry.
He commented about Lee Mitchell and brother Perry, "they were the last two graduates of Quaker High School -- after that the school operated as a grade school."
Farming was Earl's life in good measure. He did it all. The Dawalts started with horse-drawn plow and kept pace with the threshing machine then the more sophisticated tractor. They had one of the first hay-balers in Washington County. They have had their roots in corn, oats, wheat, rye, hogs, cattle, horses, change and rolled with the punches.
Earl took great pride in the quality of his Red Hogs. He pampered and placed them on display at Washington County Fairs. He had a great interest in cattle. He deals on top the table with a talk turkey and put you money where your mouth is approach. He has served on the Board of Deacons in the Christian Church, dabbled in politics, built silos, tobacco barns, layed concrete block buildings, shown carpenter expertise, elected to the County Council; helped lay a new floor in the Washington County Courthouse. He has been versatile. His church background has been varied but today his heart beats for the Old Franklin Church.
In the early days he gained a reputation as a hunter, fisherman and trapper -- coons a specialty. An open invitation took him to a camp on the Kankakee River just south of Chicago about forty miles, a good spot for a sportsman. At the two-acre camp owned by Charlie Dusler and wife, campers became impressed with Earl's hunting, trapping and fishing proficiency.
Ironically, one day at camp, Earl was introduced to a man whose name was Al Capone. Winsal Earl played it cool and sensed immediately that he and the King of Chicago's Underworld were there for different reasons. Capone was a different kind of trapper and had no interest in coons. The big Honcho from Chicago was curious about the man from Washington County. What was his mission? But Quaker Country friendliness paid off for Earl. It melted Capone's suspicion and he too, was impressed by this man's special knack at hunting, fishing and trapping. The narrator tapped with emphasis as he told the story.
One evening they had a big supper. Fourteen coons that Earl had caught provided the main course. About 50-75 people were on hand to enjoy the delicacy. Some were Capone's hand-picked "businessmen" of few words. Earl concluded traffic was there that did not meet the eye though the only bottle of alcohol he ever saw was on Charlie Dusler's hip. It wasn't Earl's nature to feel uneasy, but shaking hands and skedaddling back to Washington County seemed like a sensible move. This is what he did.
He has been married two time, first to Merva Bracy, then to Gladys Day. Gladys died in 1958. Altogether with life's ups and downs he reflects how good the big picture has been. He has traveled, been over much of the United States and into Canada. In 1963 he and brother Perry went to the Rose Bowl at Pasadena. Perry died in 1973.
Today Earl enjoys visits from family members. Pete and Bernice Dawalt Hilton, Gladys Dawalt Colglazier check him out during the week. Harvey Hinds puts in a regular appearance. There are those who reflect tender loving care. Earl has a good appetite and enjoys a joke.
The life of Commodore Perry Dawalt's second son exemplifies a lesson -- a shining example. It could be viewed as the closing of the Dawalt dynamic stage as he hobbles from room to room, out to the mail box before settling down to T.V. His joints react stiffly but one detects a twinkle and a certain freshness of attitude. There is a glimmer of youth. He shifts quickly in his chair. Beauty is in he eye of one who sees.
It happened as the interview began. Warmth developed fast. A climate of gloom was totally absent. Sunshine was inside. Earl Dawalt is surrounded by things that have been precious to him for years. What a privilege! Family furniture retained becomes suddenly alive to provide companionship.
A huge grandfather clock keeping excellent time reaches close to the ceiling. It has been in the center of family fellowship and frolic for a long time. An electric clock synchronizes alongside to verify the accuracy of the older timepiece.
He rambled, "You can take scrawny cattle, feed 'em fast and they'll be tender. Remember that."
In 1965 it was a difficult decision when the property was sold to the late Harry Day. It marked the end of an ambitious family era that began in 1814. But with alternatives so few, it seemed sensible and the agreement provides for his use of the home during his lifetime.
A move from the family living room to the front porch found the weather ideal. An easy breeze tossed branches of two large maple trees in the front yard. The road ran close by. One of the trees is truly huge. "I remember when that tree was no bigger than a broom-stick and its growth was in doubt," said the man with hospitality as big as out-doors. He steadied his gaze on the big tree. "I don't have an enemy in the world -- I've outlived every damn one of them!"
Earl Dawalt is a friendly fellow, he lives to talk, to visit, but here's a tip -- don't visit during a T.V. football game.
Again he steadied his gaze on the big tree. There was so much more Quaker Country life he could have talked about. So much more.

OBITUARY - The Salem Leader or The Salem Democrat, Salem Indiana; August 19, 1981:

Earl W. Dawalt
     Earl W. Dawalt, 96, of Salem Rt. 2, died Sunday, 2:25 a.m., at the Jackson County Hospital in Seymour.
     Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of the Dawalt Funeral Home, Salem, with burial following in the Franklin Cemetery. Brother Joe Hollrah officiated.
     Mr. Dawalt was born in Washington County September 20, 1885, a son of the late Commodore and Dora Cauble Dawalt. He was a member of the Canton Christian Church and was a retired farmer.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Gladys Day, who died in 1958.
     Surviving are three nieces: Bernice Hilton and Gladys Colglazier, both of Salem, and Evelyn Trueblood of Speedway, Indiana.

She was buried in May 1993 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Bertha V. Bressler

     Bertha V. Bressler married Rufus P. Phillips.

Child of Bertha V. Bressler and Rufus P. Phillips

Ida Bressman

F, b. circa 1919
     Ida Bressman was born circa 1919. She married Albert Iven Ezell, son of Albert Ezell and Mary Olive Stump, on 17 June 1978 at Santa Clara Co., CA.

Penelope Brett1

F, b. circa 1809
     Penelope Brett was born circa 1809 at Virginia.1 She married James Franklin Montgomery on 7 April 1836 at Macon Co., IL.

Child of Penelope Brett and James Franklin Montgomery


  1. [S2675] 1850 Federal Census, Macon County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 118.