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Sylvia Bredt Family of Wisconsin and Oklahoma

Sylvia A. Bredt


Sylvia Bredt, born 1854
+ Samuel Young, born 1846
Katie Lottie Young (1877 - 1967)
+ Charles Henry Mohr (1863 - 1939)
Charles Young
+ Alice Jenson
Flora Lavinia Young
Mary Margaret Young


During 1854 in the United States there were several interesting events. On January 4 Senator Stephen Douglas introduces a bill to form the Nebraska Territory. The bill sparked major debates related to slavery issues and evolved into the Kansas-Nebraska Act. On February 14, Texas is linked by telegraph with the rest of the United States, when a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas is completed. June 10, 1854, the first class of the United States Naval Academy graduates at Annapolis, Maryland. On October 16 Abraham Lincoln, in his "Peoria speech", expresses opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Popular Sovereignty, and slavery in the United States.

On the last day of 1854, Sylvia A. Bredt was born in Wisconsin. She married Samuel Young on September 20, 1868, in Dodge, Wisconsin. She had four children by the time she was 29. She died on January 5, 1934, in Oklahoma, at the age of 79, and was buried in Del City, Oklahoma.

In 1880, Sylvia A. Young was 25 years old and lived in Harper, Kansas with her husband, Samuel, and 3 daughters. Sylvia was a white, female, born about 1855 in Wisconsin. Her mother and father were born in New York. She was keeping house for the family. Also in the household were their daughters: Lavinia Young, Mary M. Young, and Kate Young. (1880 US Federal Census)

Sylvia Young married Samuel in 1869. They had six children during their marriage. In 1900, she was 45 years old and lived in Mustang, Oklahoma with her husband, Samuel, and son; Charles. She had six children of whom four were still alive. She was born Dec 1854 in Wisconsin. Her mother and father were born in New York. (1900 US Federal Census)

In 1910, Sylvia A. Young was 57 years old and lived in Tuttle, Oklahoma with her husband, Samuel. Sylvia said she had six children of whom two were still alive. Samuel was occupied with general farming on his own account. Sylvia and Samuel had been married for forty-two years. (1910 US Federal Census) In 1920, Sylvia Young was 64 years old and lived in Greeley, Oklahoma with her husband, Samuel. (1920 US Federal Census) Greeley Township (T11N-R3W) is now part of southern Oklahoma City. Its western boundary is May Ave., its northern one is East Reno, its eastern one is Bryant Ave., and its southern one is the Cleveland County line.

In 1930, Sylvia Young was 74 years old and lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with her husband, Samuel. (1930 US Federal Census) Sylvia died 5 Jan 1934. She was buried in Sunny Lane Cemetery, Del City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. When he died in 1936, Samuel was buried next to her.


Sylvia's Last Name

Another researcher had Sylvia's last name spelled Braucht.

Ancestry.com's tools support the premise that Sylva Brodt is the same person as my Sylvia Brought. Both are listed as being born about 1854 in Wisconsin. Sylva Brodt is listed as the daughter of Adam and Sarah Brodt on Harrison_Beckett's "Beckett & Others" genealogy at Ancestry.com. 'Brought' and the German 'Brodt' sound almost the same when spoken.

The Brodt surname came from the German word for bread; brot. It described someone who was a baker or seller of bread. Besides those above; other variations of this name include but are not limited to: Braut(t), Brot(s), Brott(e), and Brotz.

Then there's this posting by Brenda (Young) Johnson found at http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.young/2010/mb.ashx
Samuel A. and Sylvia A. (Brodt) Young - OH/ IL/WI
Posted: 6 Jun 2000 1:17PM GMT
Edited: 28 Aug 2010 6:52PM GMT
Surnames: Young, Brodt, Smith

In search of information relating to the family of Samuel A. Young (b. Feb. 4, 1845 or 1846-d. Jun. 17, 1936--buried in OKC) and Sylvia A. (Brodt) Young (b. Dec. 31, 1854-d. Jan 5, 1934--buried in OKC). Samuel and Sylvia were married Sept. 20, 1868 at Iron Ridge, Wisconsin. Samuel was a Civil War Veteran, having served in the Bloody Company B, 31st Illinois Infantry under John A. Logan. The couple lived in Illinois on at least two separate occasions, one in Fulton County, NE 1/4 28/31/7; later deeding to Charles A. Smith.
[End posting]

The "Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930" database on Ancestry dot com indicates that Katie L.Young's mother was Silvia A. Bradt and her father was Samuel Young.

The "Iowa, Select Marriages, 1809-1992" database on Ancestry dot com indicates that Flora L. Young's mother was Sylvia A. Brodt and her father was Samuel Young.

In the "Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907" database on Ancestry.com it lists the marriage of a Samuel Young on 20 Sep 1868 in Dodge County, but there is no bride in the database named Sylvia Brodt (Brothe, Brod, Braut, Broudt, Braudt, Brautz, Brot, Brodde). It does list a Sylvia A Bredt who was married on 20 Sep 1868 in Dodge County.

The Wisconsin Marriages database links to the VitalChek Network where you can pay to download a copy of marriage, birth, and divorce certificates, but they don't have a copy of Samuel and Sylvia's marriage certificate. No one on Ancestry has uploaded a copy of Samuel and Sylvia's marriage certificate. So, we can't look at it and determine to our own satisfaction whether maybe a transcription error was made when entering the bride's surname in the "Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907" database from the marriage certificate.

I sure wish I could get a look at Samuel and Sylvia's marriage certificate.

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