Bruhns, Willard Carl

Bruhns, Willard Carl

Male 1916 - 1951  (34 years)

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  • Name Bruhns, Willard Carl  [1, 2
    Born 4 Jun 1916  Grand Rapids Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Military Draft Registration 16 Oct 1940  Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 16 Oct 1940  Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1951  [3, 4
    Buried Riverview Cemetery, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I20473  Sackett
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2021 

    Father Bruhns, William Frederick,   b. 8 Jan 1886, Marseilles, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1977, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Connor, Susan,   b. 15 Oct 1882, Brookfield Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1960, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Children
    +1. Bruhns, Willard Carl,   b. 4 Jun 1916, Grand Rapids Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age 34 years)
     
    Family ID F26573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Southwick, Beverly,   b. 10 Mar 1921,   d. 9 Jan 2000  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1940  Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Bruhns, Eugene Willard,   b. 16 Sep 1941, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1998, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Living
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F7626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1916 - Grand Rapids Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Draft Registration - 16 Oct 1940 - Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 16 Oct 1940 - Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Nov 1940 - Clinton County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bruhns, Eugene Willard - 16 Sep 1941 - Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverview Cemetery, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Willard Carl Bruhns (1916-1951)
    Willard Carl Bruhns (1916-1951)
    1934 Streator Township High School (Streator, Illinois) yearbook photo

  • Sources 
    1. [S2416] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 28 Jun 2021.
      Name: Beverly Southwick
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 20
      Birth Date: abt 1920
      Birth Place: Streator, Illinois
      Marriage Date: 7 Nov 1940
      Marriage Place: Clinton, Iowa, USA
      Previous Marriages: First
      Father: Herbert Southwick
      Mother: Mabel Southwick
      Spouse: Willard C Bruhns

      Name: Willard C Bruhns
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 25
      Birth Date: abt 1915
      Birth Place: Brookfield Twnship, Illinois
      Marriage Date: 7 Nov 1940
      Marriage Place: Clinton, Iowa, USA
      Previous Marriages: First
      Father: William Bruhns
      Mother: Susie Bruhns
      Spouse: Beverly Southwick

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1796] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 28 Jun 2021.
      Name: Willard Carl Bruhns
      Race: White
      Age: 24
      Birth Date: 4 Jun 1916
      Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Illinois
      Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
      Registration Place: Streator, Lasalle, Illinois, USA
      Residence: Streator, Lasalle, Illinois, USA
      Employer: Ralph Daly
      Height: "5 10"
      Weight: "175"
      Complexion: Light
      Hair Color: Brown
      Eye Color: Blue
      Next of Kin: Susan Bruhns (Mother), Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA

    3. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 28 Jun 2021.
      Memorial ID 79423447
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/79423447

      Willard Bruhns
      Birth 1916
      Death 1951 (aged 34?35)
      Burial
      Riverview Cemetery
      Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 28 Jun 2021.
      The Times (Streator, Illinois), 24 Jan 1951, Page 9

      ILLNESS FATAL TO LOCAL MAN

      WILLARD BRUHNS DIES IN VAUGHAN GENERAL HOSPITAL AT HINES

      Willard Bruhns, aged 34, of 310 S Fifth street, ill the past 60 days, died in the Vaughan General hospital at Hines at 3:40 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The body was brought to this city last evening and taken to the Hagi funeral home where services will be conducted at two o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. W. W. Cuthp of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will follow in Riverview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after three o'clock Thursday.

      The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bruhns of this city, Mr, Bruhns was born in Brookfield township June 1, 1916. His marriage with Beverly Southwick occurred at Clintonm Ia., November 7, 1940. She remains with two children, Eugene, aged nine, and Cheryl, seven. Left also are the parents and three sisters, Mrs. William (Deloris) Ranger, Mrs. Richard (Rosella) Wargo and Mrs. Frank Foltin (Marie) Foltin, all of Streator.

      Mr. Bruhns resided in Streator 17 years and was employed as a grinder and polisher by the Libby-Owens Glass plant in Ottawa. He was affiliated with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Streator, having been in service in World War II.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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