Helena--Gustav J. Brandt, 59, Fort Shaw farmer, died Sunday at the Fort

Harrison veterans hospital. Brandt enlisted in the army July 23, 1918, at

Havre, and was discharged on April 30, 1919, at Fort Russell, now Warren

air base, Wyoming. He served as a private in the 18th infantry headquarters

company. Brandt was born Dec. 26, 1892, at Woodbine, Ill.

     He homesteaded west of Hingham which land is now owned and farmed by his

elder brother Ernest Brandt, who visited his bedside at Fort Harrison

hospital two weeks ago.


Thurs., HI-LINE WEEKLY, Feb. 21, 1952




     Funeral services for Gustav J. Brandt, 59, of Fort Shaw, who died at Fort

Harrison hospital February 10?, was held from the American Lutheran church

at Fairfield at 2 p.m. a week ago Wednesday with Rev. Walter Leege

officiating. Military rites were conducted at the grave side in Sunset

cemetery at Fairfield.

     Rev. Holland of Fairfield sang "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and "What a Friend

We Have in Jesus" at the service.

     The pallbearers were the five sons of the deceased: Bernard, Harry,

Kenneth, Julius and Theodore and a brother Charles.

     The deceased was born on Dec. 26, 1892 in Woodbine, Ill. He homesteaded

near Hingham in 1913 and in 1923 left for Grassrange bench where he resided

until 1937 when he made his home near Fairchild.

     He served in the First World war from July 1918 to May 1919 during which

time he saw active service in Europe.

     Besides the widow, Anna, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Illene

Joyce, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Dorothy Wentz, Sacramento, Mrs. Mary

Singletary, Cairo, Ga., and Bernice Brandt, Fort Shaw; five sons, Bernard,

Fairfield, Harry, U. S. army, Julius, U. S. marine corps, and Kenneth and

Theodore, Fort Shaw; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Dotzel and Mrs. Elizabeth

Hoppe, Elizabeth, Ill; three brothers, Ernest, Hingham, Charles, Elizabeth,

Ill., and Henry, Dundee, Ill., and seven grandchildren.

     Those attending the rites from the distance were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest

Brandt and son Robert of Hingham and Charles Brandt of Elizabeth, Ill.


Louis Brandt, another brother, who happened to be a pastor, died in 1936

and is buried at Sunset in Havre.