Sharon Bruneel collection on Camiel Bruneel
Scope and Contents
Includes a map of Belgium, a family tree of Franklin Camiel Bruneel's family, letters written by Camiel Bruneel to Leiza (presumably a nickname for his wife Lydie), and typed transcriptions of these letters, and the book "As Ever Yours CB" written by Sharon Bruneel about Camiel's life experience moving from Belgium to Idaho. Materials dated approximately 1930-2006.
- approximately 1930-2006
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Sharon Bruneel collection on Camiel Bruneel must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Camiel Bruneel (1881-1962) was a farmboy born in Belgium who spent his early life in service to the German military during World War I.
Camiel Albertinus Bruneel was born to Charles and Eudoxie Bruneel in Elverdinge, Belgium 1881. While growing up, he eventually met and married a neighboring farmer girl Lydie Marie Vanraes in 1901 and had children shortly thereafter. After Belgium fell to the Germans in 1914, he was eventually called to serve in the German military for World War I. Eventually, in 1918, he and his family fled to the United States where they fled to Idaho, where his family would settle for the rest of his life until passing away in Boise, Idaho in 1962.
Sharon Bruneel is the wife of Franklin Camiel Bruneel, the grandson of Camille Albertinus Bruneel, and author of Camille's biography, "As Ever Yours C.B."
Sharon Bruneel was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She married Frank C. Bruneel and they became the parents of eight children. Sharon wrote her autobiography and assembled many books in her quest to document her and Frank's family histories. In 1997, she came into possession of 36 letters that Frank's grandfather, Camiel Bruneel, wrote about his life in Elverdinge, West Flanders, Belgium. Eventually, the product of these letters would culminate in the biography "As Ever Yours CB."
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated by Sharon Bruneel, granddaughter-in-law of Camiel Bruneel, in February 2016.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Sharon Bruneel; February 2016.
Saints at War and LDS family history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007).
Processed; Eric Wolford, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2016.
- Register of Sharon Bruneel collection on Camiel Bruneel
- Eric Wolford
- 2016 October 31
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.