Atchison County Obituaries
Dr. J. V. Bryning, veteran physician, died at his home, 314 South Seventh
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
and from that time on had never ventured outside the yard. He grew
until the end came yesterday, in his seventy-eighth year.
Dr. Bryning was born in Mount Pleasant, Ontario, in the year 1835. He first
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
In 1864 Dr. Bryning was married to Miss Nellie Grimes, a daughter of Dr. W.
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
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,
and Dave Baker. The interment in Mt. Vernon will be private, and the
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
In the death of Dr. J. V. Bryning, which occurred Sunday morning at 9:20
Atchison loses one of its most highly respected citizens and one of its
the deceased having come to Atchison in 1863. Death was due to a stroke
which Dr. Brynig suffered twenty months ago and which had rendered him
helpless since that time. His devoted wife hasbeen his nurse during the
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
thirty minutes before he passed away.
Dr. Bryning was born in Mount Pleasant, Ontario, February 24, 1835. After
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
of many monthsı duration.
Dr. Bryning was born at Mount Pleasant in 1835, studied for the ministry,
on the advice of Dr. Rolph, an old friend of the family, entered the medical
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.,
agent of the Northern Pacific, also at St. Louis.
The late Dr. Bryningıs father, Rev. John Bryning of Mount Pleasant, was
Presbyterian minister in this vicinity, and was engaged in teaching school
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.
was a man of fine attainments and culture, and born and educated in
travelled much through the continent. One of the memorable occasions of
was the night of June 18, 1815, the hour of the decisive battle of Waterloo,
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
of the momentous battle General Wellesley called his officers from the
ball room of the fashionable quarter of the city to the plains on which the
fought a few hours later. When he arrived in Mount Pleasant there was no
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
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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|Atchison Daily Champion...8 May 1869|
On Friday evening, 7th inst., after a long and painful attack of Hooping
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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|Atchison, KS...Mon, 29 Sep 1919|
Howard B. Bryning, who was born and reared in Atchison, died Saturday in
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
afternoon from the Reese home in Kansas City, and the body was brought
for burial, arriving at 10:10 this morning. The interment was in the Bryning
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.
Howard Bryning was district passenger agent for the Chicago Great
and before that was traveling passenger agent for the Northern Pacific
his mother and brother he is survived by his widow, Harriet Reese Bryning,
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.
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
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,
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
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
He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
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