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Braasch - Nebraska

Posted: 10 May 2002 8:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was curious to see referrences to Ferdinand Braasch. My ggrandfather was Ferdinand but I believe born in Pomerania or Prussia in 1849. He was the father of 16. Died in 1936. Any more info would be appreciated.

Re: Braasch - Nebraska

Posted: 10 Jul 2002 6:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Braasch, Donner
Where in Nebraska? I have a connection to a Braasch line that ended up at Hoskins, Nebraska, which is just outside of Norfolk, Nebraska. The farthest that I can go back is to Michael Braasch. Do you know if Ferdinand had a brother of cousin?

This is what I have on the descendants of Michael Braasch

1 Michael Braasch b: Unknown d: Unknown
..... 2 Herman Braasch b: January 1865 d: Unknown
......... +Hedwig (Hattie) Donner b: June 14, 1875 Norfolk, Madison, Nebrasaka m: April 12, 1896 Norfolk, Madison, Nebrasaka d: 1965 Norfolk, Madison, Nebrasaka
............ 3 Max Robert Wilhelm Braasch b: April 12, 1898 Norfolk, Madison, Nebrasaka d: Unknown
............ 3 Elmer Carl August Braasch b: February 4, 1901 Norfolk, Madison, Nebrasaka d: Unknown
............ 3 Erma Catherina Hulda Braasch b: April 30, 1903 Norfolk, Madison, Nebrasaka d: Unknown
............ 3 Ruthie Braasch b: 1914 Nebraska d: Unknown
............ 3 June Braasch b: 1916 Nebraska d: Unknown
............ 3 Vernon Lidney Clifford Braasch b: April 20, 1919 Norfolk, Madison, Nebrasaka d: Unknown

`Re: Braasch - Nebraska

Posted: 13 Aug 2006 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schweikert / Braasch
Looking for a WILHEMINA SCHWEIKERT b. 1866, in Iowa, who married a CARL BRAASCH b. (unknown) . Am told they moved to Norfolk, Nebraska.Carl may have had a son by a previous marriage, named Rhuban or Ruban.This union, however, produced no childern.I think Wilhemina died around 1945.I found another Wilhemina Braasch who died in 1940, but her maiden name was incorrect.

Re: `Re: Braasch - Nebraska

Cindy Pickard (View posts)
Posted: 27 Aug 2006 7:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Braasch, Donner, Pickard
Sorry, I don't have any more information on the Braasch family. My branch is the Donner line. Herman Braasch married Hedwig (Hattie) Donner. I only have information about their children and his parents.


Re: `Re: Braasch - Nebraska

Posted: 1 May 2012 5:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Braasch, Donner
Hattie Donner was my great grandmother, although I was always told she was my great great aunt. I was curious if she was associated with the Donner party. I was told as a child that those were her people, but I've never heard one way or the other if this was fact. Anyone know for sure?


Re: `Re: Braasch - Nebraska

Posted: 1 May 2012 1:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well, there is always a possibility since the name is the same, but it would have been extremely distant relatives. I've got Hattie's family traced back to Friederick Johann Donner born in 1799, and none of his descendants were in the Donner party.

Re: Braasch - Nebraska

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 7:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Braasch
OBIT- 10 October 1936 NORFOLK DAILY NEWS, Norfolk, Madison Co, Nebraska
Funeral services for Ferdinand Braasch, pioneer resident of Nebraska, who died Thursday at his home of 507 North Eleventh Street, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, and at 2:30 o'clock at the St Paul's Lutheran church, the Rev John Witt officiating.
Mr Braasch, would have been 88 years of age, 6 January, fell a week ago and broke his arm at the elbow. He became seriously ill a few days later.
He was born in New Massa, Germany, in 1849 and served as a soldier there three years. He came to America in 1878 and located in Wisconsin, but three years later came to Nebraska and homesteaded in Cuming county, ten miles north of West Point. He was married to Ernestine Goerdel in 1884, and 16 children were born to them, nine girls and seven boys. Three preceded Mr Braasch in death.
Those surviving are Edward of Sioux City; Ervin of Bloomfield; Mrs Louise Broscheit, Mrs Ida Raasch, Mrs Maria Ebeling, Mrs Rose McDaniel, all of Norfolk; Mrs ____________NL of Newcastle, Wyoming, Mrs Soren Jacobsen of Irene, South Dakota, and Mrs Fred Schmidt of Elgin; all of whom were at his bedside when death came. Burial will be in West Cedar Valley Cemetery. (ERROR!!!!! buried at St Paul's Cemetery Norfolk & New Massa should be Neu Massow).

Your relative was born in New Massow, Kreis Naugard Pomerania the son of Daniel Friedrich Braasch and Maria Unger. Ferdinand was one of 8 children.

I know the Michael Braasch you refer to in previous threads. He was in Wisconsin and married here before going to Nebraska. He must be connected somehow but I haven't been able to place him in one of our families yet.
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