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Sharon Bruneel collection on Camiel Bruneel

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8832

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.

Biographical History

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.

Biographical History

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


Custodial History

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).

Processing Information

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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States