I have had some correspondence with Robyn Myers in the past and we are related through Frances Brodt Densberger the youngest child of John Gottlieb Brodt and Christina Mengel Brodt.
I am the child of Francis Alfred Brodt, son of Alfred Brodt and Pearl Bates Brodt, who was the second oldest child to John Gottlieb Brodt and Christina Mengel Brodt.
I remember Uncle Rudy and Aunt Mabel from Eureka and Uncle Teedy (Theodore and his wife, whose name escapes me, from East Peoria). I also remember going to the funeral of Aunt Gertrude.
I am 43 and I remember going to most of the funerals, and do remember hearing about Uncle Raymond's funeral, but I do not remember if we attended. My dad was just 6ft tall and I remember him saying that he had cousins that were 6'5 or 6'7, to think I thought he was exaggerating!I remember that one of the sisters or wives of a Brodt, Cora was also a Mennoite.I was kind of wondering about the religious background of the family.My Dad said he was Presybeterian and his mom Pearl Bates Brodt was Christian Scientist.