This photo of 15 me was taken at about age 3. I think I remember the day it was taken. Born in 1952, I grew up in New London, Iowa, lived in Ames, Iowa, and am presently living in San Francisco, California
I am retired due to health concerns.
My mother, 14 Leota Brumm, was born in March 1912. She died in November 1967. She had an earlier marriage to Kenneth Joseph Krekel (1909-1950) before marrying my father, Bill Brumm (1921-1986), in January 1952. I was her only child.
13 My grandfather was 84 years old when I was born. He was born in 1869, I in 1952. I remember him a little (he died when I was 4 years old), but I can't remember much about him.
He married twice. His first wife, Hattie Moyers, died in 1917, and he remarried to Jennie "Reil" Hannah in 1920. Between the two wives there were sixteen children born in this family.
I am not the youngest of all his 31 grandchildren, but I am the youngest grandchild from the marriage to Sam's first wife, Hattie, Moyers.
13 My grandmother came from a family of ten children, so large families were not unknown to her. She married my grandfather, Sam, in October 1893, and they began to have children regularly until her death in 1917. She had eleven. Elsie, the oldest (born in 1894), lived the longest (until 1892).
Hattie died fairly suddenly April 7, 1918, from what was diagnosed at the time as scarlet fever.