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Information for Joseph P. Brumbach
1 January, 1904 – 22 October, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Joseph Brumbach

     Joseph P. “Joe” Brumbach, 86, an authority on early farm machinery, died of cancer Monday, Oct. 22, 1990, at his home in Caldwell.  Rosary Devotions will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, Parma, with Father David Brumbach of Washington as celebrant.  Burial will follow at the Parma Cemetery, Parma.
     Mr. Brumbach was born Jan. 1, 1904, in the
Big Bend area near Adrian where his parents, Ezra H. “Zeke” and Mary “Mame” Brumbach, were among the first pioneer settlers.  For many years Mr. Brumbach ran one of the major grain-thrashing operations in the Treasure Valley.  When modern combines replaced thrashers, he centered his attention on farming his land on the banks of the Sanke River.  He helped in the construction for many of the region’s irrigation canals.  Joe Brumbach driving his 13,000-pound Rumley oil pull tractor have been featured at such events as Old Fort Boise Days.  He was known throughout the area for his skill in keeping early machinery in operating condition and his generosity in helping people.
     He is survived by his wife, Jewel of Caldwell; a sister, Irene Bishop of Seattle; a brother, Ezra T. Brumbach of Adrian; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife, Harriet.
     The family suggests memorials be made to the Mountain State Tumor Institute, 151 E. Bannock, Boise.
     Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.