Eugene Braasch (1912-1969) and Dorothy Pierce (1939-1985)  

Last Updated 9/1/00

Burton Eugene BRAASCH
b. 28 May 1912 in Sheffield, Bureau Co., IL, the son of Charles and Ermina (BRYANT) BRAASCH
m. 15 Oct 1938 in Tipton, IA
d. 17 May 1969 in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL; bur. in Forest Hills Cemetery, Wyanet, Bureau Co., IL

Dorothy Hazel PIERCE
b. 23 Jan 1920 in Wyanet, the daughter of Roland and Mae (THOMPSON) PIERCE
d. 29 Dec 1985 in Wyanet; bur. in Forest Hills Cemetery

Eugene and Dorothy lived in the Wyanet area of Bureau Co., IL, where they raised three children. Eugene worked at several agriculture-related jobs, including working for a cattle breeding service. The family moved to Davis, Stephenson Co., IL about 1956. Dorothy ran a craft shop in Davis. Dorothy moved back to Wyanet in about 1980.

Children of Eugene and Dorothy Braasch:

  1. Marvin Eugene Braasch, b. 21 Jun 1939. He has never married and has no issue.
  2. Maxine Dorothy Braasch, b. 21 Jun 1939.
  3. Jerry Roland Braasch, b. 11 May 1943. He m. Marie PIPER. They have no children.
Pictures and Stuff

Dorothy with her mom, brother, and sister, circa 1927
Eugene and Dorothy in their courting days, circa 1938
Four generations, 1939
Family portrait, circa 1944
Family at grandparent's 60th anniversary, 1952
Marvin and Jerry with Maxine on her wedding day, 1958
Dorothy and her family, 1968
Dorothy hanging around with a motorcycle gang, 1978

From Forest Hills Cemetery, Wyanet, IL:
    Eugene's gravestone
    Dorothy's gravestone

Five-Generation Pedigree Chart

Offspring This Family Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents
Maxine Braasch Eugene Braasch Charles Braasch Gust Braasch
Lena Zang
Ermina Bryant Willard Bryant Eli Bryant
Mary Simmons
Charlotte Hamrick James Hamrick
Rachel Markley
Dorothy Pierce Roland Pierce Luther Pierce William Pierce
Lucretia Stiles
Lizzie Vaughn Thomas Vaughn
Lydia Hollingshead
Mae Thompson Frank Thompson James Thompson
Ellen Bell
Martha Skaggs James Skaggs
Chloe Beard

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