Carl "Charlie" Brussow (1852 - 1933)

Contributed by John Klein.

Carl Charlie Brussow, son of Frederich Carl Brussow and Maria Christine Brussow, was born in Strehlow, Brandenberg, Germany September 22, 1852.  Carl immigrated with his parents on the ship "City of Chester that departed Liverpool and arrived New York, Oct. 22, 1877.He married Ida Rademacher in Clark Co., Wis., October 16, 1881. 

Ida was born in Templeberg, Neu Brandenburg, Germany December 16, 1864.  She was the daughter of Herman Rademacher and Augusta Rademacher. She came to America with her mother and brother in 1871.Ida died November 23, 1924 in Loyal, Clark Co., Wis., at 59 years of age.Buried in Loyal Lutheran Cemetery.

OBITUARY - Loyal Tribune, Nov. 27, 1924

MRS. CHAS. BRUSSOW LAID TO REST Mrs. Chas. Brussow died at her home here last Tuesday evening at 11:00 o'clock. Ida Rademacher was born in Templeberg, Germany,   December 16, 1864. She came with her mother to this country about the year of 1871. They settled in the Town of Loyal where she grew to young womanhood. In Oct. 16, 1881, she  was united in marriage to Karl Brussow. To this union, was born five children, one of whom died in infancy. Two sons were victims of the Flu about six years ago. About four years ago, Mrs. Brussow's health began to fail and symptoms of diabetes began to show themselves.  Everything possible was done to check the disease but all in vain. Mrs. Brussow was a member of the Lutheran Church and was an active worker in the Ladies Aid until her health   prevented her. After a busy and useful life, she died as she lived -  honored, trusted and loved. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, one son, Arthur, one daughter, Mrs. Henry Meier; one grandchild and one brother, Louis Rademacher. The funeral was held Friday.

Carl died August 09, 1933 in Clark Co., Wis., at 80 years of age.  Buried in Lutheran cemetery, Loyal, Wis.

OBITUARY - Loyal, Wis. Karl, Frederick, August Brussow was born at Strehlow, Germany  on the 22nd. day of September, 1852. In early infancy he was baptized in the name of thetriune God and later instructed in the fundamental teachings of the Christian religion and confirmed at Potzlow, Germany by the Rev. Lueder. In 1877 he left his native land and came to the U.S.A., locating at Freeport, IL, where he worked until 1879 when he came to  Clark Co., purchasing a farm in the Town of Loyal. On the 16th. date of October, 1881, he was married to Miss Edith Rademacher, which union was blessed with 7 children, of which 5 children preceded the parents to eternity. In 1924, his wife preceded him to eternity , thus  the deceased had his share of sorrow in his life. The deceased was a charter member of the  local church and during his long period of illness was always willing to receive the means of grace from his Pastor. Having disposed of his farm , he retired to the village of Loyal , and  for a number of years made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Meier. For a number of weeks , the deceased was continually in bed suffering from old age. Everything that human help and loving hands could do was done and on Wednesday a little after 3 P.M., he was  relieved of all his suffering by being called  by a quiet and peaceful death - out of time into   eternity , thus making his age 80 yrs., 10 months, and 17 days. The deceased now leaves to  mourn - two sorrowing children viz;  Mrs. Henry Meier of Loyal and Mr. Arthur Brussow of  Loyal, also three grand children and one sister, Mrs. Fredricka Stork , of Freeport, IL, besides numerous other relatives and a host of friends who have our hearts sympathy in their bereavement. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:00  P.M. at the home and at 1:30  at the Lutheran Church, the Rev. H.F. Leschenski  officiating. Burial was made in the Lutheran Cemetery. Pall bearers were: John Rottjer, Ernst Rekow, Herman Kerberg, Joe Zenz, FrankLuchterhand and Aug. Macksam. Flower girls were Mrs. Chas. Rahm, Mrs. Chas. Clouse, Mrs. Wm. Walls, Mrs. Charles Herdrich, Mrs. Wm. Kline and Mrs. Aug. Witt.



We appreciate the kindness of neighbors and friends during our    recent bereavement and thank them for their assistance. We also thank Rev. Leschensky forhis comforting words, the Ohlrogge Brothers for their services, the flower girls , pall bearers, those who sent flowers and those who furnished cars. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Meier Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Brussow and children Mrs. Rose Brussow and son Harvey.

Carl  Charlie Brussow and Ida Rademacher had the following 4 children:
Frieda Brussow was born in Tn. Loyal, Clark Co., Wis. August 1882. 
She married Henry Meier in Loyal, Clark Co., Wis., 29 Oct. 1903. 
Henry was born in Germany July 15, 1872.  He was the son of Heinrich Meier and Amelia Meier.  Henry died Mar.16, 1947 in Clark Co., Wis., at 74 years of age.

Obituary - Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 1, 1948
Meier, Henry Jr. (? - 15 December 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Seidelmann and Mrs. Albert Meier of Neillsville were in Chicago last week to attend the funeral of a nephew, Henry Meier, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meier, Sr. former Neillsville residents. His grandparents, the late Mr. and Mrs. William Meier and the late Mr. and Mrs. Julius Gloff, were all old residents of this community.
Surviving are his wife and five children, Georgia, Phillip, Joan, Catherine and Henry. His parents also survive. He died December 15 and funeral services were held December 18 in Chicago. Burial took place in Acacia Park cemetery.
Frieda died 1966, maybe in Clark Co., Wis., at 83 years of age.  Listed in Loyal Lutheran Cemetery.
Arthur L. Brussow was born December 28, 1884 and died July 21, 1939.
He married Clara Buddinger in Tn. York, Clark Co., Wis., June 21, 1916. Clara was born  in Wisconsin 1893.  She was the daughter of Peter Buddinger.

Arthur L. Brussow and Clara Buddinger had the following children:
Shirley Brussow was born in Clark Co., Wis. 1926.
Dwain Brussow was born in Clark Co., Wis. 1929.

Clara died 1986 in Clark Co., Wis., at 93 years of age.  Buried in Loyal Lutheran Cemetery. Brussow, Clara - 1893 -  1986.
Arthur died July 21, 1939 in Colby, Wis., at 54 years of age. Buried Loyal Lutheran Cemetery.

OBITUARY - The Loyal Tribune, July 27, 1939page one: Also a shorter obit in the Colby Phonogragh.
ARTHUR BRUSSOW KILLED IN FALL FROM SCAFFOLD Roy Radtke and Alfred  Seefeldt injured In Fall; Rushed To Hospital. To the many friends and to strangers also,   the news of the tragic death of Arthur Brussow last Friday afternoon, July 21, came as a   shock. Friends mourned the sudden death of one, who by his kindness, his industry, his devotion to his family, and his ability to make the best of life's burdens, endeared himselfto those who knew him and strangers were shocked by the sad manner of his passing.  When a young man he learned the carpenter trade and continued in that industry until his   death, which occurred when a scaffolding on which he and three other men were working ave way. Two of the men fell to the ground, Mr. Brussow's death occurring almostimmediately. The two other men seriously injured were Roy Radtke, Loyal, who sufferedon broken vertebra, a broken elbow and a fractured sacrum, and Alfred Seefeldt, Loyal, R. 1 was injured quite severely from the fall. He landed on his feet and fractured hisheels, ankles and four vertebraes. The fourth man, Raymond Miller, Spencer, R. 2, clung to a part of the scaffolding and didn't fall. They were working on a barn near Colby. Mr. Radtke and Mr. Seefeldt are in St. Joseph's Hospital and are reported to be getting along  nicely. Arthur Brussow was born on a farm in the township of Loyal Dec. 28, 1884 being the second of a family of four children. He was married June 21, 1916 to Miss Clara  Buddinger at her home in the Town of York. After their marriage they made their home in the village of Loyal. In 1921 he built the house on the west side of the village which has since been the family home. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Monday afternoon at 2 P.M. following services at the home. The Rev. O. Jewell officiated and interment was in the Lutheran cemetery. He is survived by his wife and two children, Shirley, 13, and Dwain, 11, a sister, Mrs. Henry (Freeda) Meier, and one  nephew, Harvey Brussow, all of Loyal. Two brothers died in the influenza epidemic in 916. Pall bearers were Perry Volk, Albert Davel, Chas. Clouse, Clem Rouse, HenryVogel, and Carl Gerdes. Those in charge of the many beautiful flowers were the wives of the pall bearers and in addition Mrs. Chas. Rahm and Mrs. Chas. Thums. So many from neighboring towns came to attend the funeral that it was impossible to get a complete list but a partial account is as follows, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Krejci and daughter Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Trirnberger and Mrs. John Trirnberger, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. John  Kubat, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buddinger and sons Wilbur and William, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.Buddinger, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Buddinger, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Buddinger, CarlBuddinger, Bernice Buddinger, Carl Luebke and Fred Luebke, all of Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Walter, Greenwood; Mrs. Tom Joyce, Ernest Crosset, and Reuben Crosset, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Graunke and son George, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hepburn, Eau Claire; and Mrs. and Mrs. Wellner andson of Colby.




It is impossible through any words to expressour appreciation for all the kindness shown us during our recent great sorrow. Mrs. Arthur Brussow, Shirley Brussow, Dwain Brussow, Mrs. Henry Meier.
Paul Brussow was born in Loyal, Clark Co., Wis. February 6, 1888. 

He married Hilda Nelson in Loyal, Clark Co., Wis., Sept. 2, 1912.  Hilda was born in Wisconsin Feb. 8, 1894.  She married Elmer Newman in Loyal, Clark Co., Wis., July 30, 1921, after Paul died. They had no children.
Hilda died Nov. 4, 1980 in Loyal, Clark Co., Wis., at 86 years of age.  Buried Loyal City Cemetery.

LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) Aug. 4, 1921

A quiet wedding took place at Blair, Wis. on Saturday July ,1921,
When Mrs.HildaBrussowwas united in marriage to Mr. Elmer Neiman. Both
parties are well known here (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.), the groom being
an industrious and dependable young man. The bride is an admirable lady
endowed with akind and sunny disposition and well qualified to make a happy
home. Mr. and Mrs. Neiman arrived here Monday and will live in Loyal.
A large circle of friends join with the Tribune in extending best wishes for a
life of happiness and prosperity.
Paul died Dec. 11, 1918 in Loyal, Clark Co., Wis., at 30 years of age.

OBITUARY LOYAL TRIBUNE, Dec. 19, 1918 Paul Brussow, a well known and
respected resident of Loyal, died early Wednesday morning Dec. 11th. of
pneumonia, following influenza, at the age of 29 years, 10 months and five days.
Paul was born Feb. 6, 1889 in the Town of Loyal. He was united in marriage  to
Miss Hilda Nelson Sept. 2, 1912. To this union one son was born, who preceded
him in death. Paul was an experienced carpenter, an industrious asnd capable
young fellow of good habits, who was favorably known by everybody in this
vicinity, having spent his life here. He was a member of the Modern Woodman
Lodge. Funeral services, which were private, were held at the home on Friday
afternoon, Rev. E. E. Strevey officiating. He was laid to rest in Union Cemetery.
Helmuth  Brussow was born in Tn. Loyal, Clark Co., Wis. December 20, 1890 and died Dec. 21, 1918 of the Flu.
 He married Rosa Neiman or Newman in Loyal, Clark Co., Wis., Dec. 22, 1915. 
Rosa was born March 2, 1892.  She was the daughter of Charles Neimann and Clarica Roehr.
They had one son Harvey (Steve) Brussow

After Helmuth’s death she married Henry Boe in Montana, Oct. 1946.  This was the second marriage for both.
Rosa died December 16, 1981 in Marshfield, Wood   Co, Wis., at 89 years of age.  Buried in Loyal Lutheran Cemetery as Rose L. Boe.



Loyal, Wis. Wed., Dec. 23, 1981. Funeral services for Rose L. Boe, 89, of 314 First St., Loyal, Clark County, wereat 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, at the United Methodist Church in Loyal. Mrs. Boedied at 1:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1981, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, where she had been admitted Nov. 14. Officiating at the service was Rev. Charles    Sanford. Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery.
Rose Newman was born to Charles and Clarissa (nee Roehr) Newman in Loyal on March 2, 1892. She received her education at rural Loyal schools. She was  married in 1915 at Loyal to Helmuth Brussow. He died in 1918. She later married Henry Boe in Oct. 1946, in Montana. He died in June 1974.

She lived all her life in the Loyal area and was a member of the United Methodist Church and its Bible Class. She was also a member of the Loyal American Legion   Auxiliary.

Surviving her are one son, Harvey (steve) Brussow of Loyal, two nephews, that  she raised as sons after the death of their parents, Joseph "Buster" Newman of   Marshfield and Lloyd Newman of Milwaukee two step-daughters, Mrs. Chuck  (Beverly) Arnold of Ramson, N.J. and Mrs. Lenner (Lillian) Abrahamson ofTigerton one brother, Godfrey Newman of Belleville, Ill. 14 grandchildren 27  great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, five brothers and one sister. Coni Meyer was the soloist and Ruth Zepplin the organist. Serving as pallbearers were Byron Zepplin, Neil  Johnston, Everett Gehrt, Clyde Gransch, Celen Gotter and Chris Oestreich. Rinka   Funeral Home, Loyal, handled arrangements.

Helmuth died Dec. 21, 1918 in Tn. Loyal, Clark Co., Wis., at 28 years of age OBITUARY - LOYAL TRIBUNE, Dec. 26, 1918. Friends of Mr. Helmuth Brussow were grieved to hear of his death, which occurred of influenza-  pneumonia on Saturday Dec. 21st.., at the age of 28 years and 1 day. He was born in the Town of Loyal Dec. 20, 1890. On Dec. 22, 1915, he was united in marriage to Miss Rosa Nieman, who with a little son are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. He leaves, besides his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Chas Brussow, one brother, Arthur and a sister, Mrs. Henry Meyer, his brother, Paul having preceded him in death by 10 days. The deceased was highly respected by everyone. He was an industrious young farmer and had many friends who mourn his death in young manhood. Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday, Dec. 24th., Rev. E. E. Strevey officiating. He was laid to rest in the Union Cemetery ( Lutheran Cemetery).
March 6,1919, Helmuth Brussow’s farm was auctioned off.
Helmuth  Brussow and Rosa Newman had the following child:
Harvey Steve Brussow was born in Loyal, Clark Co., Wis. July 8, 1917.
He married Lucille Andregge in Wisconsin, 1938 ?.  Lucille was born in Tn. York, Clark Co., Wis. June 29, 1919.  She was the daughter of Henry Andregge and Cecelia Evens.
Lucille died Dec. 6, 2004 in Marshfield, Wood Co, Wis., at 85 years of age. 
OBITUARY: Marshfield News Herald Wed, Dec 8, 2004 LOYAL -Lucille M.  Brussow, 85, Marshfield, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, and from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Thursday at theLoyal United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wendell Williams will officiate. Burial will be in the Loyal City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Brussow, Rick  Brussow, Ted Brussow, Jennifer Rupert, Bryan Langfeldt and Christopher Langfeldt.
Lucille Marcella Anderegg was born on June 29, 1919, in the town of York, to Henry and Celia (nee Evans) Anderegg. She attended school in the Loyal area and graduated from Loyal High School in 1937. Following graduation, she went on to  beauty college in Milwaukee and then worked at MiLady's Beauty Salon, Marshfield. She worked until her children were born and then concentrated on  raising her family. She lived in Loyal until 1971, when she moved to Marshfield.She returned to Loyal in 1995, and then moved to Wells Nature View CBRF,Marshfield, in 1998. She was an avid golfer and was club champion at both  Neillsville and Marshfield country clubs for several years. She was actively involved in the Eastern Star and the Loyal United Methodist Church and its ladies  aid. Survivors include her children, Thomas (Roseann) Brussow, Loyal, and Karlene (Dan) Langfeldt, Green Bay; six grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents and two sisters, Gladys Rayhorn and Marie Cox. Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Harvey died Nov. 10, 2003 in Loyal, Clark Co., Wis., at 86 years of age.
Obituary. Wednesday, November 12, 2003 edition of the Clark County Press
Harvey C. "Steve" Brussow, 86, Loyal, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003 at St.  Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Following a 10 a.m. visitation, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Loyal United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wendell Williams will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Tim Brussow, Rick Brussow, Ted Brussow, Christopher Langfeldt, Jennifer Rupert and Bryan Langfeldt.
Harvey Charles Brussow was born July 8, 1917, in Loyal, to Helmuth and Rose  (nee Neuman) Brussow. He was raised and educated in Loyal; graduating from  Loyal High School in 1935. After completing his education, he worked for the August Witt Feed Mill, Loyal. In 1944 he entered the U.S. Army, and served in the Medical Corps during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he  returned to Marshfield and worked at Firestone Tire Service until 1949. He bought the August Witt Feed Mill, Loyal, in 1949, changed the name to Northside  Elevator and worked there until his retirement. He continued to reside in Loyal    until the time of his death. He was a member of the Loyal United MethodistChurch, served on the Loyal City Council for eight years; was mayor for two  terms, was a member of the Loyal American Legion Post #175, served on the   Board of Directors for the Citizens State Bank of Loyal, was a past member of the  Loyal Masonic Lodge and the Loyal Rotary Club, was a member of the Marshfield Elks Club #665 and the Marshfield Eagles Club. His interests included  spending time with his family, golfing, playing cards, and spending winters in  Arizona. Survivors include his companion, Bernice Szymanski, Loyal; two children, Thomas (Roseann) Brussow, Loyal, and Karlene (Dan) Langfeldt, Green Bay; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two step-sisters, Bev  (Chuck) Arnold, Amelia Island, Fla., and Lillian Abrahamson, Tigerton. Preceding him in death were his parents. Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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