Edna Grace Bruhm

3 August 1900–17 March 1985 (Age 84)
West Northfield, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Edna Grace

When Edna Grace Bruhm was born on 3 August 1900, in West Northfield, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, John Emanuel Bruhm, was 43 and her mother, Esther Crouse, was 34. She married Harlan Fred Oickle on 4 March 1918, in Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911. She died on 17 March 1985, in Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in West Northfield, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Harlan Fred Oickle
1897–1986
Edna Grace Bruhm
1900–1985
Marriage: 4 March 1918
LeRoy George Oickle
1920–1984
Arlie Bruhm
Baby Bruhm

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 March 1918
Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(3)

    Male1920–1984Male

    Arlie Bruhm

    MaleMale

    Baby Bruhm

    FemaleFemale

Parents and Siblings

    John Emanuel Bruhm

    Male1857–1905Male

    Esther Crouse

    Female1866–1929Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 9

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 21

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 45

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

From German Brühan or Bruhan, the name of an old family of beer brewers, composed of early modern German breu ‘brew’ + the personal name (Jo)han (John), a common nickname for a helper.

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

Sources (3)

  • Grace Oickle in entry for Fred Oickle, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"
  • Edna Grace Bruhm, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • Edna Bruhm in household of Esther Bruhm, "Canada Census, 1911"

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