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Albert Bernard "Al" Breck

Last updated 22 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 31 Oct 1908 in Cottonwood Township, Stanley County, South Dakota, United States

Died: 3 Mar 1990 in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Father: John Brech (1882 – 1990)

Mother: Louisa R. Schoenfelder (1886 – 1990)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Stanley County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 101, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 95B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Stanley > Cottonwood > District 0101" image 4; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1488 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375501]

Additional detail for reference: Line 70, dwelling 51

Comment: Source includes name (Albert B. <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jackson-96-3a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 96, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 104A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0096" image 4; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 30, dwelling 42

Comment: Source includes name (Albert B. <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-1930-ps-sd-haakon-13-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Haakon County, Lincoln Township (T3R18), enumeration district 13, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 222B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Haakon > Lincoln > District 0013" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2223 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341957]

Additional detail for reference: Line 53, dwelling [15]

Comment: Source includes name (Albert Breck).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 60, household 102

Comment: Source includes name (Albert B. Breck).

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1.

Comment: Source includes name (Albert Bernard Breck).

marriage-breck-newman-1934: Record of marriage for Albert Breck and Myrle Newman (1934); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 1 Oct 2006) > “1934-1935” image 467; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes name (Albert Breck).

memorialcard-ruby-breck-1995: Memorial card (funeral program) for Ruby (Davis) Morgan Breck (1995); privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Albert Breck).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes name (Albert B. 'Al' Breck).

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source includes name (Albert Breck).

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Source includes name (Al [Breck]).

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,
birth

census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Stanley County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 101, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 95B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Stanley > Cottonwood > District 0101" image 4; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1488 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375501]

Additional detail for reference: Line 70, dwelling 51

Comment: Source includes age (1 5/12 [17 months]) and location (South Dakota). Using his age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Oct 1908 to 15 Nov 1908.

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jackson-96-3a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 96, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 104A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0096" image 4; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 30, dwelling 42

Comment: Source includes age (11) and location (S. Dakota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1908 to 1 Jan 1909.

census-us-1930-ps-sd-haakon-13-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Haakon County, Lincoln Township (T3R18), enumeration district 13, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 222B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Haakon > Lincoln > District 0013" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2223 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341957]

Additional detail for reference: Line 53, dwelling [15]

Comment: Source includes age (21) and location (South Dakota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1908 to 1 Apr 1909.

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 60, household 102

Comment: Source includes age (31) and location (So Dakota). Using the census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1908 to 1 Apr 1909.

marriage-breck-newman-1934: Record of marriage for Albert Breck and Myrle Newman (1934); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 1 Oct 2006) > “1934-1935” image 467; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes age (26). Using the record date of 24 Dec 1934 gives a birth date range from 25 Dec 1907 to 24 Dec 1908.

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (Oct 31, 1908) and location (Cottonwood [, South Dakota]).

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death

memorialcard-ruby-breck-1995: Memorial card (funeral program) for Ruby (Davis) Morgan Breck (1995); privately held

Comment: Source includes date (March 3 1990).

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Source notes that Al died before Helen.

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date ("saturday" [paper published Monday, 5 Mar 1990]) and location (Rapid City Regional Hospital [Rapid City, South Dakota]).

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father

census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Stanley County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 101, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 95B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Stanley > Cottonwood > District 0101" image 4; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1488 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375501]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 67,70, dwelling 51

Comment: Source identifies Albert B Brech as a son of John Brech. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jackson-96-3a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 96, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 104A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0096" image 4; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 27,30, dwelling 42

Comment: Source identifies Albert B. Brech as a son of John Brech. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source identifies Albert B. Breck as the biological child of John Brech.

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mother

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source identifies Albert B. Breck as the biological child of Louise (Schoenfelder) Brech.

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Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Myrle A. Newman (1915 – 2007)

Married: 24 Dec 1934 in Philip, Haakon County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 61, household 102

Comment: Source identifies Myrle A. [Breck] as the wife of Albert B. Breck.

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1,#2.

Comment: Source notes fact of marriage in message #1 and year (1949) of their divorce in message #2.

marriage-breck-newman-1934: Record of marriage for Albert Breck and Myrle Newman (1934); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 1 Oct 2006) > “1934-1935” image 467; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Philip, Haakon County [, South Dakota]) and date (December 24, 1934) of marriage of Albert Breck and Myrle Newman.

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source notes that Albert Breck and Myrle Newman were married.

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (June 29, 1951) and location (Rapid City [, South Dakota]).

periodical-friday-ceremony-unites-couple-1951: “Friday Ceremony Unites West River Couple,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 May 2018) > “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1951 > 07 > 05” page 6; citing “The Rapid City Daily Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Jul 1951 (Thursday), page 6, column 7”

Comment: Source includes date ([last] Friday [giving a date of 30 Jun 1951]) and location ([Rapid City, South Dakota]) for the marriage of Albert Bernard Breck and Ruby Morgan.

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Child: Evelyn Lorraine Breck (1936 – 2013)

Child: <private>

Child: <private>

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Ruby Davis (1909 – 1995)

Married: 29 Jun 1951 in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 61, household 102

Comment: Source identifies Myrle A. [Breck] as the wife of Albert B. Breck.

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1,#2.

Comment: Source notes fact of marriage in message #1 and year (1949) of their divorce in message #2.

marriage-breck-newman-1934: Record of marriage for Albert Breck and Myrle Newman (1934); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 1 Oct 2006) > “1934-1935” image 467; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Philip, Haakon County [, South Dakota]) and date (December 24, 1934) of marriage of Albert Breck and Myrle Newman.

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source notes that Albert Breck and Myrle Newman were married.

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (June 29, 1951) and location (Rapid City [, South Dakota]).

periodical-friday-ceremony-unites-couple-1951: “Friday Ceremony Unites West River Couple,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 May 2018) > “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1951 > 07 > 05” page 6; citing “The Rapid City Daily Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Jul 1951 (Thursday), page 6, column 7”

Comment: Source includes date ([last] Friday [giving a date of 30 Jun 1951]) and location ([Rapid City, South Dakota]) for the marriage of Albert Bernard Breck and Ruby Morgan.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Pedro, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Employer: (Homestake Gold Mine) at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Military Service: (Merchant Marine (USS Wahoo Swamp)) Abt 1941-1945

Employer: (Donovan Construction Company) Jun 1951

School: ("broadcasting school") Abt 1961 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States

Employer: (KOTA) Bef 1965 at Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Cemetery: (Rose Cemetery) at Pedro, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes location (Pedro [, South Dakota]).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes employer (Homestake Gold Mine) and location (Lead [, South Dakota]).

periodical-friday-ceremony-unites-couple-1951: “Friday Ceremony Unites West River Couple,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 May 2018) > “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1951 > 07 > 05” page 6; citing “The Rapid City Daily Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Jul 1951 (Thursday), page 6, column 7”

Comment: Source includes date (currently [5 Jul 1951]) and company name (Donovan construction company).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes approximate date (early 1960s), school ("broadcasting school"), and location (Chicago, Ill.).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes approximate date ("after graduation" [from broadcasting school, and notes that he retired in 1965]), employer (KOTA [a television station]), and location (Rapid City [, South Dakota]).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes cemetery (Rose Cemetery) and location (Pedro [, South Dakota]).

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Attributes

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Cottonwood Township, Stanley County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Cottonwood Township, Jackson County, South Dakota, United States

Occupation: (farm laborer) 1 Apr 1930

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Lincoln, Haakon County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: Dec 1934 at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Occupation: (gold miner) 1 Apr 1940

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at , Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 10 Jul 1951 at Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1965 at Pedro, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1982 at Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1989 at New Underwood, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Stanley County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 101, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 95B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Stanley > Cottonwood > District 0101" image 4; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1488 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375501]

Additional detail for reference: Line 70, dwelling 51

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Cottonwood Township, County: Stanley, State: South Dakota).

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jackson-96-3a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 96, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 104A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0096" image 4; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 30, dwelling 42

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Cottonwood Township, County: Jackson, State: South Dakota).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-haakon-13-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Haakon County, Lincoln Township (T3R18), enumeration district 13, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 222B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Haakon > Lincoln > District 0013" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2223 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341957]

Additional detail for reference: Line 53, dwelling [15]

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Laborer / General Farm).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-haakon-13-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Haakon County, Lincoln Township (T3R18), enumeration district 13, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 222B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Haakon > Lincoln > District 0013" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2223 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341957]

Additional detail for reference: Line 53, dwelling [15]

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Lincoln Township, County: Haskon, State: South Dakota).

marriage-breck-newman-1934: Record of marriage for Albert Breck and Myrle Newman (1934); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 1 Oct 2006) > “1934-1935” image 467; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Lead, Lawrence County [, South Dakota]) and marriage date (December 24, 1934).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 60, household 102

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1935) and location (Township 4N3E, Lawrence County, South Dakota).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 60, household 102

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and occupation (miner / gold mining industry).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 60, household 102

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Township 4N3E, Lawrence County, South Dakota).

periodical-friday-ceremony-unites-couple-1951: “Friday Ceremony Unites West River Couple,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 May 2018) > “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1951 > 07 > 05” page 6; citing “The Rapid City Daily Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Jul 1951 (Thursday), page 6, column 7”

Comment: Source includes date (July 10 [, 1951]) and location (Rapid City, South Dakota).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date ("after he retired in 1965, they moved to...") and location ("Davis homestead in the Pedro area" [, South Dakota]).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (1982) and location (Rapid City [, South Dakota]).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (1989) and location (Good Samaritan Nursing Home in New Underwood [, South Dakota]).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Albert enjoyed photography. [interview-<private>-kelly-2009]

In addition to his photography, he also sang with church and community choirs and enjoyed boatmaking and wood carving, and he was a collector of driftwood. [obituary-albert-breck-1990]

When Albert was working for KOTA television in Rapid City, South Dakota, he participated on the crew that televised the first satellite TB broadcast to Europe from Mount Rushmore and Wind Cave National Park, both in the Black Hills. [obituary-albert-breck-1990]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2.

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

SPELLING

Surname: This database uses Breck. The 1910 and 1920 U.S. Censuses use the older spelling of Brech. [census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b, census-us-1920-ps-sd-jackson-96-3a]

FOLLOWUP

Albert may have been born on 31 Oct 1908. [research-social-security-death-index]

In 1930, Albert was living with Everett Scharff, along with Everett's sister and nephews, and working as a hired hand on the Scharff farm. The record splits this dwelling between two pages, and only the second (the one with Albert's entry) is stored in this database. [(unsaved census page), census-us-1930-ps-sd-haakon-13-1b]

In his obituary, Albert was noted as singing with the Nordic Choir and the Messiah Choir. Is the Nordic Choir the touring choir out of Luther College in Iowa? Was he actually a member, or was an additionial voice when the choir toured in his area? [obituary-albert-breck-1990]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Stanley County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 101, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 95B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Stanley > Cottonwood > District 0101" image 4; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1488 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375501]

Additional detail for reference: Line 70, dwelling 51

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jackson-96-3a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 96, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 104A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0096" image 4; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 30, dwelling 42

census-us-1930-ps-sd-haakon-13-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Haakon County, Lincoln Township (T3R18), enumeration district 13, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 222B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Haakon > Lincoln > District 0013" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2223 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341957]

Additional detail for reference: Line 53, dwelling [15]

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

research-social-security-death-index: Social Security Death Index, Master File; Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA [available from many sources]

Additional detail for reference: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com)

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