by Sherry Stocking Kline
March 16th, 2010
Today’s Tombstone Tuesday is my great-uncle and great-aunt, Otto C. and Nancy V. Breneman’s tombstone.
Otto and Nancy are buried in the Milan Cemetery, Milan, Sumner County, Kansas, about 15 miles west of Wellington on highway 160. For a complete listing of burials and maps of the Milan Cemetery, click here to go to the Milan Cemetery website maintained by the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society.
On the stone:
1886 – 1975
1880 – 1930
When I sat down to write this I realized that I did not have Nancy Breneman’s parents’ name written down. Goodness! I will certainly need to ‘fix’ this soon!
And how is it that Nancy V. died after I was married and I don’t believe that I ever met her? That’s another good question to ask my mom and perhaps her grandson by e-mail.
I believe that Nancy V. must have spent her remaining years in the state that her daughter Berniece Breneman Thomas, resided, and near Berniece’s family.
Otto, or Ott as he was known by friends and family, was the son of Constantine “Tom” Breneman and Salinda Breneman. Ott and his father Constantine were blacksmiths in Mayfield, Kansas, and Nancy taught piano lessons to the area’s children. I have copies of photographs of this blacksmith shop, and I look forward to sharing those photographs in future posts.
Other Related Family Posts:
Constantine Breneman and His Buggy Horse Photograph of Ott’s father, Constantine driving a buggy with his beautiful buggy horse.
Constantine Breneman’s Buggy Horse – Photograph of Constantine’s Buggy Horse
Salinda E. (Rose) Breneman – Photograph of Ott’s mother, Salinda, and her tombstone. Ott’s parent’s, Salinda and Constantine, divorced in later life.
Too Young to Die – Photo of Ott Breneman and his siblings, and a photograph of Albert’s tombstone. Albert was killed in a Motorcycle Accident.
Photograph of May Breneman Jones Willey – Sister of Ott Breneman.
Photograph of Kenneth Jones – Nephew of Ott and Nancy Breneman.