Heiko Ulfretus Bruns

11 May 1871–15 April 1964 (Age 92)
Belmond, Wright, Iowa, United States

The Life 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
1871–1964
Bessie Jane Adkins
1876–1956
Marriage: 13 March 1899
Doris Catherine Bruns
1900–1988
Alice Marie Bruns
1901–1997
Bessie Victoria Bruns
1902–1904
Joseph John Bruns
1903–1996
Lester Lawrence Bruns
1906–1980
Muriel Ethelda Bruns
1908–1921
Rowena Florence Bruns
1911–1982
William Woodrow Bruns
1913–1947
Delwin Dale Bruns Sr
1918–1993

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 March 1899
Dickinson, Iowa, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

    Ulfertus Ybelings Bruns

    Male1836–1904Male

    Catharina Margaretha Freesemann

    Female1840–1925Female

siblings

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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

1 North German and Dutch: patronymic from Brun , Bruin .2 Altered spelling of a patronymic from Bruhn, a variant of the personal name Brun(o) ( see Bruhn ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Heiko Brunes in household of Relfertus I Bruns, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Hugh Burns, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Heiko U Burns, "United States Census, 1930"

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