Monday, August 1, 2011

Photo Number 611

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Cattleman DL Antiques


Cattleman DL Antiques Back

Received from-

Jos. Brunelle

Emmett, Michigan

Thursday December 11 1958

I will guess that this is a Jersey Bull and it was a prize possession.

( That is only a guess..we used to have a Jersey milk cow..she was gentle and of smaller stature than some cows.)

I enjoyed looking around in this barnyard, a wagon with different wheels, trees in the background and wildflowers or flowering weeds in the pasture.  I will guess that is a feed bucket, and there was feed in it to help catch the bull for a photo.

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  1. Better Joseph rounding up this bull than me!! Sure looks like it has udders those...

  2. This is a great picture! Something so idyllic about it...reminds me of simpler days! I did a little searching on Joseph Brunelle. There were quite a few in Michigan. I may try to get back to it later, but off to work I am. :-) ~Abra

  3. This is very interesting to me as I live not far from Emmett! I even lived there for a couple of years in the '70's. I'm not originally from the area though. My husband has a good friend who grew up there (and still lives there). I'll have to remember to ask my husband to ask him if he knows the name.

  4. Oh have I a gal for him!

  5. I believe this is Joseph Brunelle (28 Jan 1911 in Michigan d. Feb 1968 at age 57) living in in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (US Census-1930)

    Joseph moved around quite a bit - going all the way around Lake Michigan, first moving north from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Hermansville, Michigan, and then later to Powell and Spaulding/Spalding (Saginaw County), Michigan and it appears he died near Detroit, Michigan.

    His wife, Deloris Joan Strzyzewski was born December 28, 1920 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and died April 27, 2003 in Bullhead City, Mohave County, Arizona. She married Joseph Brunelle, son of Delphis-Adolphe (Rudolph) Brunelle and Amanda Becotte and remarried at least twice more. When she was 7 her mother died in an operation. At 8 her father died of a cerebral hemmorage. She and her brother went to the St. Joseph's Orphanage run by nuns. Around age 10 her 1/2 sister Anna m. "Orville Joseph Brunelle" and took them to live with them.

    Orville was born July 8, 1901 in Lake Linden, Houghton, Michigan and I think he was Joseph's older brother.

    Joseph had three children - all born in Hermansville, one died as a young child. Unfortunately, I cannot determine the names of the living children.


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