Charles William Bruner

22 February 1869–5 November 1925 (Age 56)
Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles William

When Charles William Bruner was born on 22 February 1869, in Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States, his father, Matthias M. Bruner, was 42 and his mother, Hannah Marina Elston, was 27. He married Nettie Ann Anderson on 18 November 1891, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Apple River Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 5 November 1925, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Gilbertville, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Charles William Bruner
Nettie Ann Anderson
Marriage: 18 November 1891
John Raymond Bruner
Albert W. Bruner

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18 November 1891
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname from Old High German, Old Saxon Brūn ( see Brun ).2 German and Jewish: variant spelling of Brunner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willie Brooner in household of Mathias Brooner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Bruner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Bruner, "United States Census, 1900"

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