Atchison County Obituaries

BRYNING, Dr. Joseph V.

Mary Ellen (Grimes) Bryning

Mary Alice Bryning

Howard Bruce Bryning

BUSCH,Mrs. Charles (Theresa)

BLOMBERG, Mrs. William (Anna)

BLOMBERG, William A.

Busch, Carl Edward


Sid L. Bonnel

Bell, Mrs. Martha

Luther G. Bladgett

Fred C. Blodgett

Frank H. Blodgett

Dr. J. V. Bryning, veteran physician, died at his home, 314 South Seventh street,

at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. He died of paralysis, after a long illness.
Twenty months ago, following feeble health, Dr. Bryning was stricken with paralysis,
and from that time on had never ventured outside the yard. He grew gradually weaker
until the end came yesterday, in his seventy-eighth year.

Dr. Bryning was born in Mount Pleasant, Ontario, in the year 1835. He first studied
for the ministry in Toronto, Canada, but he was hindered by throat trouble, and studied in
the same city for four years in a medical school. He came directly from Canada to Atchison
in 1863, arriving here upon the day of the famous Quantrell raid in Lawrence. He began
immediately to practice his profession, and through his many kindnesses and his earnest
desire to do good for the community he was known, respected, and loved by all.

In 1864 Dr. Bryning was married to Miss Nellie Grimes, a daughter of Dr. W. H. Grimes,
a noted personage in the early days of Atchison. Mrs. Bryning, a most devoted wife and mother,
survives the doctor. Two sons also survive him. They are William H. Bryning, general agent of
the St. Joseph & Grand Island railroad, with headquarters in St. Louis, and Howard B. Bryning,
transportation agent of the Northern Pacific, with headquarters in St. Louis. Both visited their
father at frequent intervals during his long illness, and are now here. One of the landmarks of
Atchison is the Bryning home at Seventh and Park streets, built by Dr. Bryning just after his
marriage, and which the family has occupied ever since.

Dr. Bryning was city physician for a number of years just after the Civil war.
While holding this position a smallpox plague struck Atchison and he had four hundred cases
of smallpox to attend at one time. Between the years 1876 and 1887 Dr. Bryning owned and
conducted a linseed oil factory, which was situated near Seaton's foundry, at Third and Park
streets. This factory was finally sold to the trust. From that time on the doctor devoted his entire
time to his profession. He was a member of the Masonic lodge.

The funeral will be from the Bryning home at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The pall bearers will be Henry Merwick, Arthur Kinney, Frank Woodford, Arthur Mise
and Dave Baker. The interment in Mt. Vernon will be private, and the services conducted
by the Rev. Otis E. Gray, of the Episcopal church.

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BRYNING, Dr. Joseph V. (Obit. #2)

Atchison Daily Champion......15 Jul 1912
ATCHISONıS OLDEST PHYSICIAN IS DEAD.....Since 1863 Dr. G.[sic] V. Bryning Has Lived in This City

In the death of Dr. J. V. Bryning, which occurred Sunday morning at 9:20 oıclock,
Atchison loses one of its most highly respected citizens and one of its oldest physicians,
the deceased having come to Atchison in 1863. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis,
which Dr. Brynig suffered twenty months ago and which had rendered him entirely
helpless since that time. His devoted wife hasbeen his nurse during the long months
of his illness and never had left him even for a day, during that time. Beside his widow,
Dr. Bryning leaves two sons, W. H. Bryning of St. Louis and Howard Bryning of Kansas
City. Both the sons were with their father when the end came, Will Bryning arriving
thirty minutes before he passed away.

Dr. Bryning was born in Mount Pleasant, Ontario, February 24, 1835. After finishing high
school and college, he studied to become minister. A throat affection made this impossible,
and he turned his attention to medicine and graduated from the Toronto college sevral years
before coming to Atchison. Soon after arriving in town, he formed a partnership with the late
Dr. W. H. Grimes, who at that time was the leading physician of the town. In 1864 Dr. Bryning
married Miss Nellie Grimes, the daughter of his partner. In all the early happenings of the town,
Dr. Bryning was closely associated. He was a man of kindly dispositon, and a man whose
loyalty to his home town was shown in countless ways. He gave up active practice four years ago.

The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 oıclock from the Bryning home, 314 South
Seventh street. The interment will be in Mt. Vernon and will be private.

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BRYNING, Dr. Joseph V. (Obit. #3)

Brantford Weekly Expositor...Brantford, Ontario...25 Jul 1912

Dr. Bryning Dies in Kansas

Former Well-Known Mt. Pleasant Man Passes to His Rest

The Expositor has received word of the death of Dr. J. V. Bryning, son of the late Rev.
John Bryning of Mt. Pleasant, at Atchison, Kan., from paralysis, following an illness
of many monthsı duration.

Dr. Bryning was born at Mount Pleasant in 1835, studied for the ministry, and finally
on the advice of Dr. Rolph, an old friend of the family, entered the medical schools in
Toronto and eventually left for his uncleıs home in Atchison, Kan., in 1863, where in 1864 he
married Miss Nellie Grimes, the daughter of a prominent Atchison physician of those days.
Dr. Bryning was city physician for Atchison immediately following the civil war, and on
one occasion during the Atchison smallpox epidemic of a few years later attended to 400
patients at one time. Dr. Bryning was a manufacturer in the Kansas city for some years, an
d was also a Free Mason.

The deceased was survived by his wife and two sons, William H., general agent of the
St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway at St. Louis, Mo., and Howard H., transportation
agent of the Northern Pacific, also at St. Louis.

The late Dr. Bryningıs father, Rev. John Bryning of Mount Pleasant, was the first
Presbyterian minister in this vicinity, and was engaged in teaching school before
entering the ministry. The late John Randall Ellis, who died a few years ago at the
advanced age of 94 years, was a pupil of Dr. Bryningıs father. The Rev. John Bryning
was a man of fine attainments and culture, and born and educated in England, had
travelled much through the continent. One of the memorable occasions of his travels
was the night of June 18, 1815, the hour of the decisive battle of Waterloo, when he
was in Brussels, but a few miles distant from the scene of carnage and
glory. When he arrived in that city all was gay and festive, and on the very eve
of the momentous battle General Wellesley called his officers from the crowded
ball room of the fashionable quarter of the city to the plains on which the battle was
fought a few hours later. When he arrived in Mount Pleasant there was no Brantford--only bush.

The Expositor is indebted to the courtesy of Major Heath of 332 Dalhousie
street for the news of Dr. Bryningıs death.

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BRYNING, Mrs. J. V. (Mary Ellen "Nellie" Grimes
Atchison, KS...Sun, 6 May 1923...Mrs. J. V. Bryning Dies in St. Louis
Was Atchison Pioneer and Her Body Will Be Brought Here for Burial

Mrs. J. V. Bryning, for many years a resident of Atchison, and a member of one of the
best-known of Atchisonıs pioneer families, passed away Friday evening at the home
of her son, Will Bryning, prominent railroad official in St. Louis, Mo.
Mrs. Bryning, who came to Atchison before the Civil war as a young girl, died in her
eighty-sixth year. She lived here continuously from 1858, until shortly after the death
of her husband, Dr. J. V. Bryning, in 1912.
Mrs. Bryning was the daughter of Dr. W. H. Grimes, prominent early day physician
of Atchison. Her maiden name was Ellen Grimes. She came here with her parents from
Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1858. Dr. Grimes was surgeon with the Thirteenth Kansas
volunteers during the Civil war, and after the close of that conflict practiced medicine
in Atchison until his death in 1877. One of Mrs. Bryningıs brothers was Major E. B.
Grimes, builder of a number of western army camps. Another brother, Dr. R. B. Grimes,
was a prominent army surgeon, taking part in many Indian campaigns in the early days
. Mrs. Bryning had two other brothers, John and Howard Grimes, and a sister, Mrs. Alice
Smith, of Seattle, Wash. All of Mrs. Bryningıs brothers, and her sister died some
years ago.

Dr. and Mrs. J. V. Bryning were married in Atchison in 1864. Soon after their wedding
the construction of the Bryning home at 314 South Seventh street was completed, and
the young couple moved into it. They lived there continuously until his death on July 14,
1912, more than 48 years.
Both Dr. and Mrs. Bryning were kindly, hospitable people, and they were loved and
admired by every one who knew them. They numbered among their close friends
many of the citizens who had a prominent part in shaping Atchisonıs early history.
Dr. Bryning was for several years city physician of Atchison, and at one time, during
a smallpox epidemic, he had many cases of the malady under his care. He was a
physician of the old school, and both he and Mrs. Bryning were among the best
citizens of the early-day Atchison.
Mrs. Bryning was born in Xenia, Ohio, in 1837.
Two children were born to Dr. and Mrs. J. V. Bryning. One of them, Howard Bryning,
passed away in Kansas City about five years ago. The other is Will Bryning, of St.
Louis, at whose home Mrs. Bryning died Friday night. There is one grandson, who
lives in Kansas City.
The body of Mrs. Bryning will arrive in Atchison from St. Louis at ten oıclock this morning,
and will be taken direct to the Sawin & Douglass undertaking parlors.
Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Episcopal church at 2:30 this afternoon, under
the direction of the Rev. Heber Benjamin.
Interment will be at the side of Dr. Bryning, in the Mt. Vernon cemetery.
Pall bearers this afternoon will be Heber Mize, Arthur Mize, Ellsworth Ingalls,
Arthur Kinney, E. C. Hazel, sr., and Henry Merwick.

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BRYNING, Mary Alice (³Allie²)

Atchison Daily Champion...8 May 1869

On Friday evening, 7th inst., after a long and painful attack of Hooping Hough [sic],
Mary Alice, aged eight months, infant daughter of J. V. Bryning.

Funeral this evening at 4 o'clock. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend, without further notice.
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BRYNING, Howard Bruce (Obit. #1)

Atchison, KS...Mon, 29 Sep 1919
Howard B. Bryning, who was born and reared in Atchison, died Saturday in Kansas City,
at the home of his wife's brother, John B. Reese, 3422 Karnes boulevard, after an illness
of four years. He was forty-seven years of age. The funeral services occurred yesterday
afternoon from the Reese home in Kansas City, and the body was brought to Atchison
for burial, arriving at 10:10 this morning. The interment was in the Bryning burial lot
at Mount Vernon. Howard Bryning was the youngest of the two sons of Dr. and Mrs. J. V.
Bryning, Atchison pioneers. Dr. Bryning was an early day physician here, and died some
years ago. His widow lives in St. Louis at the home of their eldest son, W. H. Bryning.
Howard Bryning was district passenger agent for the Chicago Great Western railroad,
and before that was traveling passenger agent for the Northern Pacific railroad. Besides
his mother and brother he is survived by his widow, Harriet Reese Bryning, and their
son, Reese Bryning.

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Mrs. Charles (Theresa) BUSCH nee Pabst Obituary

Atchison Daily Globe June 17, 1912

Friends of Mrs. Charles Bush, 1201 M Street, will regret to learn of her death at the St. Francis Hospital this morning. Mrs. Bush was taken ill last Saturday from the results of an operation performed about two years ago. She suffered from peritonitis and when taken ill a few days ago doctors advised an operation. She was taken to St. Francis Hospital last evening to await an operation this morning at 8 o'clock. Dr. Todd of St. Joe was notified and was on his way to Atchison when Mrs. Bush died at 6 o'clock this morning. She leaves five children: Mrs. George (Emma) Masters, Mrs. Alf (Ruby) Masters, Edward Bush, Arthur Bush, all residing in this city, and Mrs. Carl (Ida) Scott, of Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Bush was 55 years of age and had spent most of her life in this city, having lived here for 28 years.

Note: Spelling of Bush is also BUSCH.

Contributed by:

Ruth Brewster, 10816 W. 72 Terr., Shawnee, KS 66203,

BLOMBERG, Mrs. William (Anna) nee Transue Obituary

Atchison Daily Globe - Friday, Aug. 17, 1990

Anna M. Transue Blomberg, 97, Wichita, formerly of Atchison, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 1990, at a Wichita hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church with the Rev. George Beard officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 10:00 to noon Saturday at Becker - Stanton Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to St. Mark's Lutheran Church of the pediatric intensive care unit of St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.

Mrs. Blomberg was born Feb.28, 1893, at Atchison the daughter of William H. and Teresa Scott Transue. She attended grade school in Atchison. She began her sewing career at the former Julia Manning Dress Shop in Atchison and then worked for the Waisner Dress Shop for more than 25 years. Mrs. Blomberg was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her family, being with her grandchildren, sewing and playing cards. She married William A. Blomberg on November 20, 1918, at Atchison. He preceded her in death on April 10, 1954.

BLOMBERG, William A. Obituary

Atchison Daily Globe - Mon. April 12, 1954

William A. Blomberg, 64, veteran, employee of the Lockwood Printing Co., died at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night at the Atchison Hospital where he had been a patient with pneumonia 12 days. Two months ago Mr. Blomberg returned from Kansas City where he submitted to an operation on one of his eves.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the Rev. George Search officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Amos Starr, William Simpson, B.E. Forrey, Howard Affleck, Ralph Haase, and Henry Van Benthem.

The body will lie in state at the church for an hour prior to the funeral. Until then it will be at the Harouff - Buis Mortuary.

Mr. Blomberg was an employee of the Lockwood Printing Co., and the Trade Printing Co., which preceded it, for a total of 48 years, faithfulness to his job and devotion to his family and friends. Two of his outstanding traits were kindliness and gentleness. He loved his home and was a devoted husband and father.

Born in Atchison October 11, 1889, William Alfred Blomberg was a son of John Alfred and Annie Drollinger Blomberg. His twin sister Mrs. Charlotte Blomberg Worrel died eight years ago.

Mr. Blomberg was a lifelong resident of Atchison and was looking forward to the Centennial Celebration with great anticipation.After graduating from Central School he immediately entered the employ of the Trade Printing Co. in the bindery department. Later he transferred to the office.

November 20, 1918, he married Miss Anna M. Transue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Transue of Atchison, in Olathe. The home has been at 1413 Santa Fe 34 years.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Betty) McNeill of Wichita; four grandchildren, Mike, Patricia Ann, Helen Louise, and Tommy McNeill, all of Wichita, and two half-brothers Roy Brink, Atchison and Myron Brink, Venice, Calif.

He is also survived by his nephew, William Worrel, Lexington, Ky., and Norman Worrel, Atlanta, Ga.

His sister-in-law, Miss Ruth Transue of Olympia, Wash., arrived here today. Also coming her to attend the funeral are Mrs. Frank (Helen) Segal, and Mrs. Cecil (Ada) Underwood, both of Olympia, who are sister-in-laws, and Mrs. Bill Jackson and her mother, Mrs. Lorch, of Blair, Neb.

Busch, Carl Edward Obituary

Atchison Daily Globe 29 May 1960

Carl Edward Busch, 77 retired employee of the Haves Plumbing Co., who lived on a farm north of town many years, died at 9 a. m. yesterday at the Atchison Hospital, where he was taken Thursday (28 May 1960).

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Stanton Chapel, the Rev. Harold Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 6, 1882, at Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of Charles and Theresa Busch.

He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Emma Masters and Mrs. Ruby Masters, both of Atchison; four nephews, George and Alfred Masters of Kansas City, Harold Masters of Atchison and Raymond Scott, Portland, Maine, and three nieces, Mrs. Gladys Curry, Covina, Calif., Mrs. Margie Hutchison and Mrs. Leona Stocks, both of California.

Carl Busch was well known to many people of Atchison and vicinity. It was his practice to walk from his farm four miles to Atchison and back. He never owned an automobile. He was unmarried.

BEAUCHAMP, William Obituary

Atchison Daily Globe, Thursday, April 25, 1901

William BEAUCHAMP, 80 years, died at 6:40 o'clock this morning, at the home of his son, David Beauchamp, 620 Utah Avenue. He died of grip and old age, after an illness of two months. He leaves a widow and two children; David M. Beauchamp, a Santa Fe engineer, and Mrs. Bell Scott, living two miles south of town. The deceased was a blacksmith during his active days. He came to Kansas in 1855, and had lived in Atchison since 1858. The funeral will occur at 2 p.m. from the residence, Rev. W. H. Comer officiating. The interment will be at Mount Vernon

Sid L. Bonnel, 76, Leavenworth, died Friday March 14, 2003 in Tucson, Arizona.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. LeRoy Riley officiating. Burial will be in Effingham cemetery.

Mr. Bonnel was born June 16, 1926, in Effingham, the son of John R. and Anna M. Lassen Bonnel. He graduated from Effingham High School. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Fort Leavenworth as a communication specialist. He served on the commanding general's staff as director of communications and electronics and was also commander of the Army Communications Command Detachment of Fort Leavenworth.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post No. 6 and the Eagles Aerie No. 55 and the Nortonville Christian Church.

He enjoyed traveling and was a dedicated snowbird for 20 years, traveling to Holtville, California.

He married Delores A. Clem on April 12, 1946. They divorced.

Survivors include his children, Dorothy A. Hobbs, Winchester, Cindy M. Scherer, Topeka, Janet Neal, Valley Falls, Rick Bonnel, Winchester, Joe Bonnel, Nortonville, and John Bonnel, Winchester; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

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