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Notes for John Benjamin Brethouwer

1870 census Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI
#225/210
Evart Brethouwer, 38, Physician, b. Holland
Ellen, age 27, b. Zealand
Joanna, age 11, b. WI
Esther, age 9, b. WI
Jan Berent, age 6, b. WI
Martinus, age 4, b. WI
Tony, age 1, b. WI

1880 United States Census South Pass, Lancaster, Nebraska Page Number 392B
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
E. J. BRETHOUR Self M Male W 47 HOLL Physician HOLL HOLL
Lena BRETHOUR Wife M Female W 38 HOLL Keeping House HOLL HOLL
Ester E. BRETHOUR Dau S Female W 18 WI House Work HOLL HOLL
Benjamin BRETHOUR Son S Male W 15 WI Farm Hand HOLL HOLL
Martinus BRETHOUR Son S Male W 13 WI At School HOLL HOLL
Tony A. BRETHOUR Son S Male W 11 WI At School HOLL HOLL
Jane BRETHOUR Dau S Female W 9 WI At School HOLL HOLL
Christian BRETHOUR Son S Male W 3 NE At Home HOLL HOLL

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1885 Nebraska State Census South Pass Precinct,Lancaster,Nebraska 04 Jun 1885
Evrt J. Brethower 54 Holland
Helena Brethower 44 Holland
John B. Brethower 21 Wisconsin
Mortin Brethower 19 Wisconsin
Jennie Brethower 15 Wisconsin
Christina Brethower 9 Nebraska

1900 census Nemaha, Gage Co., Nebraska
#36
Benjamin Brethower, head, Nov 1864, age 35, md 14 yrs, WI/Holland/Holland, Farmer
Katie, wife, July 1863, age36, md 14 yrs, 8 births, 6 surviving, Iowa/Holland/Holland
Evert, son, Feb 1887, age 13, NE/WI/IA, farm laborer
Otto, son, Jan 1889, age 11, NE/WI/IA, farm laborer
Martinus, son, Nov 1891, age 8, NE/WI/IA
Ella, daughter, May 1884, age 6, NE/WI/IA
Helena, daughter, Aug 1896, age 3, NE/W/IA
Tony, son, Nov 1898, age 1, NE/WI/IA

1910 census Benkelman Pct, Dundy Co., Nebraska
#137/140
John B. Brethower, head, age 45, first marriage, md 24 yrs, WI/Holland/Holland, Farmer, home farm
Kelle, wife, age40, first marriage, md 24 yrs, 11 births, 10 surviving, Iowa/Holland/Holland
Evert, son, age 23, NE/WI/IA, carpenter, house
Otto, son, age 21, NE/WI/IA, carpenter, house
Martin, son, age 18, NE/WI/IA, laborer, home farm
Ella, daughter, age 15, NE/WI/IA, working out
Helena, daughter, age 13, NE/WI/IA
Toney, boy, age 11, NE/WI/IA, farm hand, home farm
John, boy, age 9, NE/WI/IA
Howard, boy, age 7, NE/WI/IA
Elsie, daughter, age 4, NE/WI/IA
Sarah, daughter, age 2, NE/WI/IA

1920 census Max, Dundy Co., Nebraska
#43
John B. Brethower, head, age 55, WI/Holland/Holland, Farmer, general farm
Kate B., wife, age 55, Iowa/Holland/Holland
Lena, daughter, age 23, NE/WI/IA
Toney A, son, age 21, NE/WI/IA, laborer, farm
John B., son, age 19, NE/WI/IA, laborer, farm
Howard, son, age 17, NE/WI/IA, laborer, farm
Esther M., daughter, age 14, NE/WI/IA
Sarah F., daughter, age 12, NE/WI/IA

1930 census Max, Dundy Co., Nebraska
#96
J. B. Brethower, head, age 65, age at first marriage - 21, WI/Holland/Holland
Katie, wife, age 65, age at first marriage - 21
Esther, daughter, age 24, NE/WI/IA, teacher, public schools

May 30, 1930 - John Benjamin died in Max, Dundy Co., Nebraska

Obituary for John Benjamin Brethower (1864 - 1930)
Michael Mainadded this on 26 May 2009

John Benjamin Brethower

Nov. 10, 1864 - May 30, 1930

John Benjamin Brethower was born in Oosberg, Wisconsin on November 10, 1864, and departed this life on May 30, 1930 at his home in Max, Nebraska, at the age of 65 years, 6 months and 20 days.

At the age of seven years he moved with his parents to Holland, Nebraska. He was married to Katie Jelsma on March 4th, 1886. To this union eleven children were born, one daughter dying in infancy.

He is survived by his wife, six sons, four daughters, one brother, Dr. C. G. Brethower of Montrose, Colorado, fifteen grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

They resided in Lancaster County until 1909, then they moved to Dundy county where they have resided ever since. It was about three years ago when his health began to fail. For the past two months his strength has been gradually failing until death relieved him of his suffering.

He was united with the Free Baptist church at the age of twenty-five years. He transferred his membership to the M. E. church of Max, Nebraska in 1914. He delighted in going to church as long as his health permitted.

It is sad to part, but now we know your suffering is over, and one by one we will meet you on the other shore. It is hard to part with those we love so dear, but its God's will; so we will not say goodbye, but in that higher clime, bid you good morning.

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Family Group Record
Husband
Evert Jan BRETHOUWER Pedigree
Birth:
Christening:
Marriage:
Death:
Burial:
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Wife
Helena VANDEWEGE Pedigree
Birth:
Christening:
Marriage:
Death:
Burial:
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Children
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1. Ester BRETHOUWER Pedigree
Female
Birth: 25 JUN 1861 Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Christening:
Death: 01 AUG 1928
Burial:
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2. John Benjamin BRETHOUWER Pedigree
Male
Birth: 10 NOV 1864 Oostburg, Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Christening:
Death: 30 MAY 1930
Burial:
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3. Martinus BRETHOUWER Pedigree
Male
Birth: 1867 Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Christening:
Death: MAY 1900
Burial:
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4. Tony BRETHOUWER Pedigree
Male
Birth: 07 APR 1869 Holland, Lancaster, Nebraska
Christening:
Death: 08 APR 1915
Burial:
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5. Jane Jennie BRETHOUWER Pedigree
Female
Birth: 09 SEP 1871 Holland, Lancaster, Nebraska
Christening:
Death: 07 JAN 1917
Burial:
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6. Christopher Gerald BRETHOUWER Pedigree
Male
Birth: 12 JUL 1876 Holland, Lancaster, Nebraska
Christening:
Death: 27 JAN 1937
Burial:

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Family Group Record
Husband
John Benjamin BRETHOUWER Pedigree
Birth: 10 NOV 1864 Oostburg, Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Christening:
Marriage: 04 MAR 1886 Adams, Gage, Nebraska
Death: 30 MAY 1930 Max, Dundy, Nebraska
Burial: Benkelman Cemete, , Dundy, Nebraska
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Wife
Katrina JELSMA Pedigree
Birth: 09 JUL 1864 Pella, Marion, Iowa
Christening:
Marriage: 04 MAR 1886 Adams, Gage, Nebraska
Death: 20 APR 1941 Holyoke, Phillips, Colorado
Burial: Benkelman Cem, Benkelman, Dundy, Nebraska

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ID: I1644
Name: John Benjamin BRETHOWER
Surname: Brethower
Given Name: John Benjamin
Sex: M
_UID: F6483629712ED511BA6DC921376D2C3134A4
Note:
SOURCES:
1) Obit: Howard Brethower - Benkelman Post: 5 Oct 1972
Change Date: 11 Apr 2001 at 12:52:53
Marriage 1 Katherine JELSMA
Children
Ella May BRETHOWER b: 29 May 1894 in , Lancaster, NE
Howard Marvin BRETHOWER b: 8 Oct 1902 in Firth, NE, USA
Tony BRETHOWER