Biography of Frank G. Brumund
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Frank G. Brumund, assistant State's attorney, is numbered among the able and resourceful attorneys practicing at the bar of Will County. He was born at Green Garden, Will County, May 6, 1880, the son of Diedrich and Dorothea (Bettenhausen) Brumund.

Diedrich Brumund, deceased, was a native of Germany. He was among the early settlers of Will County and engaged in general farming and stock raising. He died Feb. 15, 1927, and is buried in Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet. He was a lifelong Republican and always took an active part in local politics. His widow, also born in Germany, lives at 105 Manor Court, Joliet. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brumund: Lydia K. Andrew, lives at Lincoln, Neb.; Diedrich A., died Jan. 1, 1915, buried in Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet; Alvin L., lives at Waukeegan, Ill.; Lina A., twin sister of Alvin L., lives at Joliet; and Frank G., the subject of this sketch.

Frank G. Brumund grew up on his father's farm at Green Garden and attended the public schools at that place. He is a graduate of Joliet Township High School, Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, Ohio; Northern Illinois Normal School and Dixon Business College, at Dixon, Ill., and the LaSalle Extension University Law School. After completing his early college work he conducted a confectionery business in Joliet for a number of years. He later became a rural mail carrier and resigned to accept a position with the Probate Judge of Will County as his clerk. During this time he studied law and was admitted to the bar while still in the employ of the Probate Judge. Mr. Brumund has been in active practice for ten years and for the last three years has been assistant State's attorney. He has offices in the Barber Building.

On Sept. 20, 1904, Mr. Brumund was united in marriage with Miss Grace M. Mack, a native of Carpenterville, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Mary (Boehm) Mack, natives of Germany. Mr. Mack, deceased, was a pioneer meat dealer of Joliet, having conducted a meat business for many years on Washington Street. He died March 19, 1920, and his wife died April 15, 1925. They are buried in Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet. To Mr. and Mrs. Brumund have been born three sons: Robert E., born Aug. 24, 1905, a senior at Armour Institute, Chicago; George M., born April 2, 1909, a junior at Joliet Township High School; and Paul F., born April 22, 1916, attends Farragut School.

Mr. Brumund is a Republican. He has never been a candidate for any political office but served as clerk to the supervisor of census in 1900, and as census enumerator in 1910. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and has the following fraternal affiliations: Matteson Lodge, A. F. and A. M., No. 175; Joliet Chapter, R. A. M. No. 27; Joliet Commander, K. T. No. 4; Ansar Temple of the Mystic Shrine; Paul Revere Lodge, No. 371, Knights of Pythias, of which he is past chancellor; Aa Zaz Temple, No. 247, D. O. K. K.; Joliet Lodge No. 296, Elks; Joliet Camp, No. 6647 Modern Woodmen of America, of which he has been clerk since its organization, Nov. 13, 1907.

Mr. Brumund served in the National Guard of Illinois until 1904. He is past president of the Joliet Den of Lions International Club.

From:
History of Will County, Illinois
By: August Maue
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1928


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