Heiko Ulfretus Bruns

Male11 May 1871–15 April 1964

Brief Life History of Heiko Ulfretus

When Heiko Ulfretus Bruns was born on 11 May 1871, in Belmond, Wright, Iowa, United States, his father, Ulfertus Ybelings Bruns, was 34 and his mother, Catharina Margaretha Freesemann, was 30. He married Bessie Jane Adkins on 13 March 1899, in Dickinson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lloyd Township, Dickinson, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Westport Township, Dickinson, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 15 April 1964, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Milford, Dickinson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heiko Ulfretus Bruns
Bessie Jane Adkins
Marriage: 13 March 1899
Doris Catherine Bruns
Alice Marie Bruns
Bessie Victoria Bruns
Joseph John Bruns
Lester Lawrence Bruns
Muriel Ethelda Bruns
Rowena Florence Bruns
William Woodrow Bruns
Delwin Dale Bruns Sr

Sources (52)

  • H U Bruns in entry for Rowena Florence Bruns, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Heiko Brunes in household of Relfertus I Bruns, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Heike Bruns in entry for Muriel Ethelda Bruns, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    13 March 1899Dickinson, Iowa, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 13

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 25

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    North German and Dutch: patronymic from Brun 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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