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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Philip Brunemeier, 6 South 44 West


In 1900 Hutchinson County, South Dakota, John Brunermeyer, born March 1859 in Russia married thirteen years to Christina Jan 1865 Russia, with Philip May 1885 Jacob Aug 1888, John Nov 1890 - all three sons born in Russia, Lidaia Mar 1892, WIlliam Nov 1893, and edward April 1897 all born in South Dakota.
John 51 and Christine 45 are in Boyd County, Nebraska in 1910, with Jacob 22, John 19, Lydia 18, William 15, Edward 13, Martha 9, Emilie 6, South Dakota and Phillipe 4 born inColorado.
Boyd County marriages:
Bruneimier, Jacob Belenseky, Dorotha July 25, 1894
Brunemeier, George Jr. Ernst, Carrie September 3, 1910
Brunmeier, Fred Sherer, Christina July 15, 1899



Philip proved up 320 acres in sections 22, 23, 27 and 34, 6S 44W in 1910. In January 1910, Guy F. Richards contested Philip's claim for land in 23, 6S 44W.
Philip Brunemeier of Anoke, Boyd County, Nebraska, married Louise Jacober of Hermes, Colorado, December 30, 1909.

Philip registered for WWI with a Hermes, Colorado address, born March 30, 1885, farming, with children Arthur Brunemeier.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Philip is 34, born in South Dakota, widowed , farming, with Arthur 10 Nebraska, Ralph 6 Nebraska, William 3 Colorado, and David 1 Colorado.
Philip married Margaret A. Korthas in Burlington April 7, 1920 . He was 35, she was 23 "Husband previously married spouse deceased."


In 1940 Larimer County, Colorado, Philip is 55, born in Russia, farming, Margaret 44, Iowa, with Margaret L. 19, Violet L. 15, Kenneth E. 14, and Rozella M. 8, all four born in COlorado.
Phillip 1885-1949, # 41085839 is buried in Loveland, Colorado, with Margaret 1896-1957.

Margaret Louise Walters, born April 19, 1921 in Burlington, Colorado to Philip H. Brunemeier, and Margaret A. Korthas, died Sept 17, 2002.

Philip's sister Phyllis Kayser 1906-1987 is buried in Glenn County California # 123924648., with Fred 1897-1976. They had married in South Dakota in 1923.
Another sister Emilia had married a Henry Kayser, and they're in LGlenn COunty in 1940.
Another sister Martha, is in Weld County in 1930, married to John Wolf, wtih Bernice 7, Arthur 4, and Violet 2.
The next household is John H. Brenemeier, 39, born inRussia, married to Elizabeth 38, New Mexico. They have Richard 13 Edna 11, Dorothy 9, and Orval 7, all four born in Colorado. Martha is in Weld County in 1940, married to John Wolf 43. They have Bernice G. 17, Arthur J. 14, and Violte M. 12.
Violet Mae Wolfe, 1927-1944 is buried in Geeley # 65313036, daughter of Martha.
Another daughter of Martha, Bernice Grace Rhoadarmer 1922-2007 is buried in Greeeley # 147439785 "Daughter of John C. and Martha (Brunemeir) Wolfe. Married Vern F. Rhoadarmer July 14, 1946, in Greeley. "

Bernice Grace Rhoadarmer, 84, of Greeley, died Monday at North Colorado Medical Center-Hospice unit in Greeley.
Mrs. Rhoadarmer was born May 5, 1922, in Briggsdale to John C. and Martha (Brunemeir) Wolfe. She was raised in the Briggsdale/Keota area. She attended Keota schools and graduated in 1940. She married Vern F. Rhoadarmer July 14, 1946, in Greeley. She worked at Brighton Sugar Factory after graduation and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Rhoadarmer attended First Baptist Church of Fort Lupton, then Prospect Community Church and then Immanuel Evangelical Church of Fort Morgan. She was a member of Gideon's. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and reading her Bible. She also enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She was a seamstress. She was a housewife and farming partner.
She is survived by her husband Vern of Greeley; two daughters, Sharon Thomas of Greeley and Lynette Uhrich, both of Greeley; sons, Allen Rhoadarmer of Mesa, Ariz., Gary Rhoadarmer of Roggen and Ed Rhoadarmer of Fort Collins; a brother, Art Wolfe of Riverton, Wyo.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Rhoadarmer was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Violet Wolfe and a granddaughter, Michelle Rhoadarmer.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Stoddard Funeral Home in Greeley.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Evangelical Church of Fort Morgan. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens.


Lifelong Burlington resident, Margaret L. Walters, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital in Burlington. She was 81 years old. Margaret Louise Brunemeier was born in a rural home northwest of Burlington, on April 19, 1921. She was blessed with parents, Philip and Margaret Korthas Brunemeier; two sisters, Violet and Rozella; one brother, Kenneth; and four half brothers, Arthur, Ralph William and David. Philip moved the family to Loveland in 1932 where employment was available.
After graduation from Loveland High School in 1940, Margaret returned to Burlington where brother Art lived. She met Frank Junior Walters at a barn dance that summer. Their courtship was postponed four years as Frank served in the U.S. Army during WWII. During those years, Margaret worked as a waitress at the Golden Lantern in Denver. As true love would have it, Margaret and Frank were united in marriage on Dec. 26, 1944, in Denver. Within a year, the newlyweds moved to the Walters' homestead northwest of Burlington where they farmed and ranched for 52 years. In 1950, their first daughter Carole Sue was born, Shirlene Lou in 1952, and Connie Rae in 1955.
Margaret dedicated her life to school and church activities as well as 4-H leader. She was also a life member of the VFW Auxiliary and held many offices and currently was the treasurer. She loved the earth and gardening. She and Frank owned a farm and ranch northwest of Burlington. With fabric to be sewn, vegetables to be canned, stationery to be made, and quilts to be quilted, crafts to be crafted many hours were filled with projects she created with her hands. Margaret's passion for crafts and hobbies brought joy and comfort to her family and friends.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. During her lifetime, she held membership at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Burlington, and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bethune. In 1997 they moved into Burlington where she resided until the age of 81.
Margaret is survived by her husband Frank; daughters Carole, Shirlene and Coinne; sons-in-law Henry Huppe, Steve Cramer, and John Bunge; seven grandchildren Karla and Kyle Huppe, Scott, Shawn, and Shane Cramer, and Eric and Breanna Bunge; and brothers Kenneth and William Brunemeier.
On Sept. 17, the day she entered into eternal life, she was struggling with the decision of her demanding health care concerns. Faced with the option of moving closer to one of her children, some of her last words were: "There are so many wonderful people in Burlington, and I love them all!" Her family and friends will always remember her as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, relative and friend for all time. A memorial has been established at The Bank of Burlington in Margaret's name to the Home Health Department at Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, 10:30 a.m. at the First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burlington. Pastor Wesley Dunbar and Pastor John Bunge officiated. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Love Funeral Home in Burlington.

Frank Junior Walters, 90, of Jacksonville, Illinois, and formerly of Burlington, Colorado, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born on May 5, 1920, in Burlington, Colorado to Frank Wilbur and Edna Obele Walters. On December 26, 1944, he married Margaret Brunemeier who preceded him in death in 2002.
Mr. Walters is survived by three daughters, Carole (husband, Henry) Huppe of Arenzville, Shirlene (husband, Stephen) Cramer of Sterling, Colorado, and Connie (husband, John) Bunge of Hemet, California; seven grandchildren, Karla (husband, Daniel) Yung, Kyle (fiancee, Nicole Haschemeyer) Huppe, Scott Cramer, Shawn (wife, Shayna) Cramer, Shane Cramer, Eric and Breanna Bunge; three great-grandchildren Aidan and Ayla Yung, and Jace Cramer, one brother-in-law, Kenneth (wife, Jeannie) Brunemeier of Denver, Colorado, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Delores Locklin, and four brothers, Roy, Marvin, Clifford, and Wilford Walters.
Frank farmed for many years on the homestead northwest of Burlington, Colorado. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and the Flatlander Cooties. After moving to Illinois in 2005, Mr. Walters attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Arenzville.
Mr.Walters loved playing cards, doing word search puzzles, dancing, and watching “The Price Is Right.” He enjoyed baseball games on television and always had a good joke to share.

Violet Leona Schachtele was born Nov 6, 1924 in Burlington, and is buried in Fort Logan 1924-1996 #E 1155341.
Arthur P. Brunemeier 1910-1999, is buried in Berthoud, Colorado, # 135406740 "Son of Philip and Louise Jacober Brunemeier Married Ida May Beckner on Dec. 18, 1937"
"One of our region’s favorite sugar rushes is an aromatic cinnamon roll from Johnson’s Corner. Most of us know the story of how the fluffy, sweet pastries first baked by Ida May Brunemeier in the 1950s captured the world’s attention in 1998 when Travel and Leisure magazine named the truck stop in Johnstown one of the top 10 breakfast places in the world, mostly for its “big, hot, sugary and cheap” cinnamon rolls."
"Brunemeier, once a Mead farmer's wife who passed away in 2010, worked at the truckstop in the early days — in the 1950s — and brought in her homemade cinnamon rolls to sell at work. Sales took off and the truck stop eventually dedicated a commercial bakery to mass producing the rolls for shipment to outlets in eight states, according to the Johnson's Corner Truckstop website. In her retirement, the older woman bought eggs from the Jorgenson family, her longtime neighbors in Mead, said Jorgenson, 50. Brunemeier taught Jorgenson how to make the rolls to support Jorgenson's success at the Mead Cafe, the restaurant Jorgenson owned and operated from 1997 to 2002. "


William BRUNEMEIER, 90, of Loveland died June 14, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Denver. He was born March 21, 1915, in Burlington, to Philip and Elizabeth Jacober Brunemeier. He attended school in Burlington. He married Clara Brunmeier on Feb. 8, 1938, in Loveland. He was the owner of United Rental in Fort Collins and was a paint contractor for Bill Painting Co. in Longmont. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1945 during World War II. He served in the South Pacific. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Loveland. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, yard work and traveling.

He is survived by a son, Harvey Brunemeier and wife Kathryn of Westminster; a daughter, Carolyn Snider and husband Ronald of Kearney, Neb.; a brother, Kenneth Brunemeier and wife Jean; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 6, 2003, one daughter and one granddaughter.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the First Congregational Church, 800 N. Lincoln Ave, Loveland. Burial will be in Loveland Burial Park.

In 1940 Weld County, Elizabeth Brunnermyer is 48, born in New Mexico, living with son Richard 22, and Arvel 17. All three were in Keenesburg, Colorado in 1935.
John H. Brunmeier 1891-1931 is buried in Greeley #130714778, with Elizabeth 1892-1956.

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