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Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Posted: 12 Sep 2013 3:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Breum
I'm looking for
1. Where Tillie/Mathilde/Matilda Breum lived in Wisconsin between 1885-1895, and who she was living with, and 2. Any siblings or other relatives she had specifically in Wisconsin during that time.
Her parents are listed on her marriage cert. as "Lars L Breum" and "Kath Hans".
She married William Irvin Graham.
I am not looking for relatives in South Dakota or Washington at this time unless someone knows she is definitively part of that family, & what relation she is (I believe she is related to the family that went to Snohomish - Lars Larssen 1860-1940 + Kari Ormberg 1866-1945 - but I need to verify her Wisconsin connections at this time).
I do not know where she was born, she is too young to be included in the 1865 census from Norway.
Many thanks if you can point me to anything!

Re: Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Posted: 12 Sep 2013 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Breum
There is a Matilda Breum, dressmaker, h. 123 5th, in Wright's Directory of Milwaukee for 1894. She is the only Breum listed in this directory.

In the 1895 directory, she is listed as Tillie Breum, dressmaker, h. 138 8th. Again, she is the only Breum listed.

Re: Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Posted: 12 Sep 2013 9:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi!
Thank you!
Yes... they are likely her. Unfortunately they don't give a clue as to her family of origin. She (supposedly) arrived in 1885, age 12 ... where she went then is my real area of inquiry, as well as exactly where she came from. All I have to go on is a marriage certificate.
Thank you very much and take care!
^_^

Re: Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 2:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Sep 2013 3:14AM GMT
Have you found her and William in the 1900 census, and where were they living? - Okay, answered my own question, they were in Milwaukee. Tillie is transcribed as Marie. I think that Joseph was actually born in Michigan, look at this record here
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQXH-V3X

Also, it looks like Tillie had three children, and one died, according to the 1900 census.

I think I found Lars Larsen Breum in the Norwegian census in 1875, but no one with that family that looks like Tillie, of course she could be a cousin.
Not sure any of this helps yet, just some information I have gathered! I will keep looking.

Re: Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 3:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
Yes, I have, thank you.
My interest right now is strictly limited to:
1. her family of origin in Norway, and
2. where, and with whom she lived in the United States between 1885 and 1895.

Re: Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 3:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello again.

Yes, they actually had 4 children. Agnes, the first one, was probably stillborn, or died the same day. She was born, died and was buried in Milwaukee in July 1896.

There is a Lars Larsen Breum in the 1865 census at Jostedal, but is too young to be her father, although it is possible he may be her brother, since both of their parents may have the same names (it's impossible to be sure since the names on William and Tillie's marriage certificate are "American style"). It could be a coincidence though, because those names are all terribly, terribly common in Norway. Or he may be no relation at all. The "Breum" is the name of a place and changed if people moved (at that time).

Re: Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 3:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you happen to know Tillie's exact birthdate? I see April 1873 in the 1900 census, although I know that is not always accurate, judging how they butchered the dates in my Grandma's family in 1900!

Re: Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 3:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
No... not yet. That's the closest I can get. I'm hoping to find it someday. Thanks for the Joseph Graham birth date! That's a major coup in the family data! I know I have checked for that before, but probably a couple of years ago or more was the last time. That makes it possible that one or the other of them has family connections in Michigan in or around Dickinson County.
Where was your Grandma's family in 1900? Where was she from?

Re: Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 3:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Sep 2013 5:33PM GMT
Surnames: Breum, Graham
Are you sure that Tillie Graham died on 12 May 1901? While the Wisconsin Historical Society records list the death of a Maria Breum on that date, the Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index and Milwaukee Journal actually list the name as Maria Breuel or Breul, age 59. Here is a link to the death notice in the newspaper (just scroll down):
http://goo.gl/tpIAOW

Also, if Tillie died in 1901, who is the mother of Amelia Graham, born June 1902?

Re: Tillie Breum b. 1873 Norway, m. 1895 Milwaukee, d. 1901 Milwaukee

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 5:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
My Grandma was born in Washburn, Bayfield, Wisconsin, and her parents were from Norway. I have her Mom about 5 generations back in Norway, but her Dad is my brick wall, He had the unfortunate (for me) name of John H. Johnson, no idea what the H means. He was supposedly born April 1864-1865. I found the baptism records of the children in the church records, but no marriage for the parents (all I have is a picture that looks like a wedding picture, so I am thinking that means they were married)! They would have married in Wisconsin. John was committed to a mental institution in 1901 and stayed there until his death at 95 in 1960. His death record does not have parents or even a birthdate. I am pretty adept at the Norwegian records, and read a little Norwegian, but no luck in finding the right man !Argh!
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