Franz Heinrich "William" Bringewatt
1875 - 1964



FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 14 FEB 1875
         Borninghausen, Lubbecke, Westphalia
MARRIED: Anna C. FREDE
         21 FEB 1901
         St. Johns Lutheran Church
         Daykin, Nebraska
DIED: 12 JAN 1964



Franz Heinrich Bringewatt often went by William or Bill, most likely because both Frank and Heinrich were overused names in the Bringewatt family. He was born in the Lubbecke district of Westphalia in what is now Germany. He immigrated to America with his family, arriving in New York City on May 19, 1883.

The Bringewatt family settled first in Pemberville, Ohio and attended Saint Paul's Lutheran Church. In May 1891, when Frank was 16 years of age, the Bringewatts moved to Clatonia, Nebraska.

William married Anna Frede at Saint John's Lutheran Church in Daykin, Nebraska on February 21, 1901. He and Anna farmed in and around Daykin for the next several decades

William's wife died in 1959 and he passed away five years later. He is buried in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Bruning, Nebraska, about a half-hour's drive west of Daykin. William had 2 children living in Bruning at the time and he may have been living with one of them when he passed.

According to his obituary, William and Anna had eleven children, four of whom died in their infancy. It listed his surviving children as: Ida of Los Angeles, Minnie Schulte of Beatrice, Alta Wolfteich of Bruning, Leta of Lincoln, Walter of Alexandria, Bernhard of DeWitt and Frank of Bruning.


WIFE of Frank Heinrich William Bringewatt:
    Anna C. FREDE
     1883-1959

PARENTS of Frank Heinrich William Bringewatt:
    Franz Heinrich Wilhelm "Frank" BRINGEWATT

     1844-1911
    Anna Marie Catherine SCHRAEDER
     1848-1931

CHILDREN of Frank Heinrich William Bringewatt:
   1. Franz Heinrich Walter BRINGEWATT

        1902-1978
   2. Bernard Ernst Wilhelm BRINGEWATT
        1904-1984
   3. Hanna Katharina Ida BRINGEWATT
        1905-2003
   4. Pauline Wilhelmina BRINGEWATT
        1907-
   5. Emilie Else Emma BRINGEWATT
        1908-
   6. Anna Minna "Minnie" (SCHULTE)
        1911-1970
   7. Willis Ernst Frank BRINGEWATT
        1915-2007
   8. Alta M. (WOLFTEICH)
        1919-2000
   9. Leta E. (GARNER)
        1923-2009



BRINGEWATT FAMILY HOMEPAGE


References:
  A Genealogy and History for the Family of Albert and Ethel Drees, by Donna Widenhoefer
  The Drees Family Tree, Book II, by Elsie Spicer
  1910 U.S. Federal Census for Olive Pct, Saline Co. NE
  U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918
  1920 U.S. Federal Census for Eureka Pct, Jefferson Co. NE
  1930 U.S. Federal Census for Eureka Pct, Jefferson Co. NE
  1940 U.S. Federal Census for Eureka Pct, Jefferson Co. NE
  U.S. Social Security Death Index
  WEB: Find a Grave