The BRUESEKE Family History book is now available for order.  After several years of research and contributions from many Brueseke family members, I have identified over 1600 descendants of the Brüseke family from Lienen, Westphalia, Germany to Missouri and beyond.


The book contains 25 chapters of your Brueseke families, over 545 pages of stories, maps, marriage & death records, and over 600 photos contributed by many Brueseke relatives. Eleven generations are included in this book.


This is your opportunity to preserve your family history, and read about your extended family in the book.  The book is 8 ½ by 11 inches and is professionally published and bound.  You will be pleased.  Please share this with other relatives.


Price is $50.00 including packaging and mailing within the USA.


Send a check to:

Marian Brune McCreary

26 Birchwood Lane Court

Maryland Heights, MO 63043


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Chapter Contents


Chapter 1 starts with the earliest known Brüsekes who lived in the early 1700s and moves forward to the four Brüseke siblings, William, Ernst, Lisette, and Henry Bruseke who immigrated to Missouri and Illinois in the 1860s-1881. Fourteen chapters are about the children of these four siblings and several chapters are about the siblings who remained in Germany. Chapter 2 is Catherine Elisabeth Brüseke & her husband Herman Brauns and their descendants. Chapter 3 is Ernst Wilhelm Bruseke & his wives Catherine Becker and Marie Sophie Friederike Lindemann. Chapter 4 is Frederick “William” Brüseke & his wives Sophie Bruggenjohann and Mary Elizabeth Gronefeld. Chapter 5 is Ernst Heinrich Brüseke & his wives Johanna Tiekotter and Katharine Scherrer. Chapter 6 is Alvina “Winnie” Lisette Brueseke & her husband Otto Schmidt. Chapter 7 is Lisetta Helena “Mathilda” Brueseke & her husband Joseph Surkamp. Chapter 8 is Frank Wilhelm Brueseke & his wife Ida Peters. Chapter 9 is Elise Anna “Martha” Brueseke & her husband William Drakesmith. Chapter 10 is Malinda Alvine Brueseke & her husband George Busch. Chapter 11 is Hilda Louise Brueseke & Samuel “Oscar” Robertson. Chapter 12 is Bertha Wilhelmine Brueseke & her husband Carl Hardecke. Chapter 13 is Sophie Charlotte Brueseke & her husband James Poole. Chapter 14 is William Brueseke & Lisette Toenjes. Chapter 15 is Sophie “Friederike” Brüseke & Fritz Suhre. Chapter 16 is Friederike “Elisabeth” Brüseke & Frederick Jacob Suhre. Chapter 17 is Elisabeth “Helene” Brüseke & her husband Lebrecht Gründler. Chapter 18 is Sophie Bernhardine “Dina” Brüseke & her husbands Bernhard Vogelsang and Martin Mussenbrock. Chapter 19 is Henry Brueseke & his wife Louise Brinkhoff. Chapter 20 is Fred Ernst Brueseke & Emma Lippert. Chapter 21 is William Henry Brueseke & “Lizzie” Sabbert. Chapter 22 is Alvina Charlotte Brueseke & her husband Edwin Hecht. Chapter 23 is Ida Friederike Brueseke & Louis Hecht. Chapter 24 is Hilda Helene Brueseke & Almar Oakley. Chapter 25 is Edward William Brueseke & Jolanda Sommer.


Lastly, I have over 700 photos and some documents. 100 of these I could not fit into the book but I have put all 700 on a CD and most are in the order found in the book.  If you would like a CD the cost is $10. This is optional.


The cost for the book only represents the actual cost of printing, binding, adding the photos, packaging, and mailing.  All research costs such as copy machines, postage, travel to research facilities, paper, envelopes, ink cartridges, microfilm rental, photos, printing draft copies of the book, etc., I have absorbed. This book is a labor of love, not profit.


I have donated several copies of the book to local libraries and genealogical societies.


If you need mailing outside the United States, please email me and I will find out from the Post Office how much the postage will be before you send dollars.





Here are some comments from purchasers of other books I’ve written—The Brueseke Family History, the Hecht Family History, and the Bremer & Brune Family History.


First I’d like to congratulate you on your outstanding book! I picked up my copies from my parents and was impressed with the size and quality of the work. Well Done!  HO


We got the book a couple weeks ago and are really impressed. We didn’t expect anything like this. It’s almost like a novel. GGO


You did a wonderful job on the Brueseke book! I am learning a lot about my extended family that I never knew. The book is really nice and makes me proud. BB


The book arrived yesterday. Bravo. You did a great job. I especially appreciate the old German writing and word translations in the back.


The book is AMAZING! I can’t tell you how excited I am to have this information about our family and to know I will be able to allow my children and on and on to learn about their family. Thanks for your hard work on this, it is a great gift!   MB


My son was over the other night and couldn’t put it down. His three boys were so pleased to be in a real bound book.   FBD


May God richly bless you for the masterpiece you have compiled. Our children are more responsive to it than we have anticipated so enclosed is a check for another copy. We planned one for each of our four children but now we will have one for a grandchild.  DH


This month while taking care of my two grandchildren at their house, I read your family history book. I wanted to congratulate you on such a magnificent work. You are a very special person and I thank you for such persistence in your work. Gratefully,    GH


© Marian McCreary 2015