John and Louise [Siemsen] Brahms, 1906, with daughters Agnes and Emma, standing,
Dora, seated, Alice, held by mother.Photo courtesy of Stephen Siemsen.
Gravestone photos used with permission from photographer Chuck James
(February 6, 1869 - July 4, 1926)
Johann Jacob Brahms was born at Brunsbuettel, Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, nor far from where his wife was born. He came to America as an orphan in 1882 and settled in Council Bluffs, Iowa. From there he went to Pierce, Nebraska, where he met Louise Siemsen. They were married at Pierce on January 24, 1896.
In 1910 he moved his family to Van Tassel, Niobrara Co., Wyoming, before moving onto a homestead outside Jireh in 1913. Jireh is about 20 miles west of Lusk, Wyoming.
He died in Jireh, Niobrara Co., Wyoming, on July 4, 1926.
--Ditmarsia Libera Fuit--
1. Infant (1896-1897, Pierce, Pierce, Nebraska)
2. Agnes Marie Christina
3. Emma Margaretha
4. Dora Lena (Oct. 27, 1901, Pierce, Pierce, NE)
5. Alice Augusta
6. Infant (190?, Pierce Co., NE)
7. Mildred Margaretha (May 19, 1908, McLean, Pierce, NE) married Orville Windall Hayes May 23, 1922
8. Lawrence Henry
10. Leonard Martin (Dec. 3, 1915, Jireh, Niobrara, WY) married Thelma Alice Pennington August 23, 1945
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