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August and Mary M. (Miles) Brunswig , Lansinged

If Fritz Brunswig and Christian Brunswig were brothers, then John Brunswig born 1864 and Emil Brunswick born 1878 were cousins.

In 1880 Colfax County, Nebraska, Fritz Brunswig is 52, Doris 38, John 17, Mary 15, William 13, Rudolph 11, Emile 6, and Clara 2.

In 1900 Cheyenne County, Kansas, John Brunswick born March 1864 is married eleven years to kate January 1865, both born in Germany. Annie April 1889, Edward June 1890, AUgust Feb 1892, Lizzie Oct 1872, Willie Jan 1895, and Alta Oct 1897 were all born in Kansas.

May 1910 Haigler news "John Brunswig spent Saturday in town, where he was busily engaged repairing his buildings.

In 1910 Cheyenne County, Kansas, John H. Brunswig is 47, married eight years to Caroline 42, both born in Germany. Anna 21, Edward J. 19, Augsut 17, Elizabeth 15, Henry 9, Paul 6, Samuel 4, Pauline 1, and William F. 1 were all born in Kansas. Step-children Lizzie Ochsner 16 adn Christian Ochsner 10 were born in Kansas.

1913 Wray "John Brunswig, who lives in the vicinity of Haigler was taking in the sights of our city last Sunday afternoon."

August Brunswig, 22, married Marilla Miles in Wray on May 20, 1914.

August registered for WWI in Cheyenne County, born there on February 14, 1892, living at Haigler, Nebraska.
In 1920 Yuma County, August Brunswig is 27, born in Kansas, with Mary M. 26 Nebraska. Eula is 2 born in Kansas, Miles six months old in Colorado.

August Henry Brunswig 1892-1929 is buried in Cheyenne County, Kansas. # 42091163, with Marilla Mary (Miles) Spears 1893-1978 and her husband Charles W. Spears buried in Haigler with his first wife.
August Teddy Brunswig, 1926-1996, with Dorothy M. (Duckworth) Brunswig, is buried in Cheyenne County.

Services for longtime Ogallala businessman, Miles Alton Brunswig, 82, of Ogallala, Neb., were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at the Gubser Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Phil Ewert of the First Congregational United Church of Christ officiating. Cremation took place following the service. Services were also held Tuesday evening, Nov. 20, in Tucson, Ariz.
A resident of Ogallala the past 45 years, Mr. Brunswig died Nov. 18, 2001, in Tucson.
He was born July 12, 1919, on the family farm in Yuma County, Colo., the son of August Henry and Mary Marilla (Miles)(Brunswig) Spears.
On Feb. 20, 1939, he married L. Lucille Stute at Haigler, Neb. Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved to Lebanon, Ore., where they owned a service station for two years. They then moved to Portland were Miles was employed as a welder in the shipyards and owned two trucks to haul gravel for the construction of roads.
In 1945, they moved back to Haigler and purchased a service station and motel. In 1950 they started the John Deere Implement business, operating it until 1956 when they moved to Ogallala. They purchased the John Deere Implement dealership in Ogallala and also in Oshkosh. They also engaged in farming and the operation of a feedlot at Brule.
In 1958 they sold their business interests. The following year Miles started an automobile and service station business known as Brunswig's Trading Post, a former Shamrock service station on East Highway 30 in Ogallala. He operated the business until selling it to his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Barbara, in 1982.
Following their retirement, they enjoyed traveling by recreational vehicle and spending time at their winter residence in Tucson.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Erma Brunswig; a brother, August 'Teddy' Brunswig, and a stepsister, Alma Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of Ogallala; three sons: Robert and wife, Barbara, of Ogallala, David and wife, Susan, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Steven and wife, Ann, of Long Prairie, Minn.; a daughter, Joyce and husband, Tom Milean, of Arvada, Colo.; a sister, Eula Pistachio, of Prescott, Ariz.; a half-sister, Dorothey Petty, of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.

August's sister Anna Katharina Brunswig married Jacob William Peter (his fist wife was Kathria Hoerth who died 1917) in St. Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas, 4/17/1918.   Anna was born in Cheyenne County, Kansas 4/11/1889.  She was the daughter of John Brunswig and Katherine Rath .  She married Jacob Wagner in Cheyenne County, Kansas, 5/10/1911, who died 1971 in Cheyenne County.   Anna died 10/31/1963 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, in the hospital following surgery at 74 years of age.  "

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