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Our Genealogy Helper for Brendel ...

Although we found mention of Brendel during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Brendel was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Brendel (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Brendel. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Brendel is located in Grand County.

To see how the shape of Utah's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grand County: Garfield (CO), Mesa (CO), Carbon, Emery, San Juan & Uintah.

Below are the counties that are near Brendel. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Brendel:

  • Grand County     (The home county of Brendel)
    • Crescent Junction [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Junction
      • Crescent Junction [Grand County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Brendel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Junction
    • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
    • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Grand County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Brendel
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Sego [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sego
      • Sego [Grand County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Brendel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sego have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Sego:
      • Ballard
      • Neslin
    • Elgin [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Grand County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Brendel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Cisco [Grand County] - Historic
    • Dewey [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Grand County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Brendel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dewey:
      • Kingsferry
    • Moab [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moab
      • Moab [Grand County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Brendel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moab
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moab<3>
    • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Grand County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Brendel
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Richardson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Castle Valley [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Valley
      • Castle Valley [Grand County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Brendel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Valley
  • Emery County
    • Green River [Emery County]
    • Sphinx [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sphinx
      • Sphinx [Emery County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Brendel
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sphinx. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Brendel, see our County-by-County Page for Brendel.

Newspapers Published in Brendel ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brendel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brendel, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brendel.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Brendel:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Brendel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brendel.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Brendel covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Thompson Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Springs Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Thompson Springs Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Thompson Springs Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Thompson Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Springs Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77466<6>
  • Sego Cemetery
  • Elgin Cemetery
  • Old Greenriver Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Greenriver Cemetery
    • Old Greenriver Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Brendel.
    • Old Greenriver Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Green River Cemetery
    • Greenriver Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Greenriver Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #109247<6>
  • Red Cliffs Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<7>

While we didn't find Brendel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brendel.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Brendel, with the one closest to Brendel listed first.

  • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson Springs
    • Thompson Springs [Grand County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Brendel
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thompson Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Thompson Springs has also been known as:
    • Thompson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompson Springs<3>
  • Sagers [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagers
    • Sagers [Grand County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Brendel
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sagers had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sagers have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagers
  • Solitude [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solitude
    • Solitude [Grand County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Brendel
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Solitude had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solitude have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solitude
  • Green River [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
    • Green River [Emery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Brendel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 935 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Green River had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green River<3>
  • Sphinx [Emery County] - Historic
    • While Sphinx was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sphinx
    • Sphinx [Emery County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Brendel
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sphinx had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sphinx. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Cisco [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Cisco was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
    • Cisco [Grand County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Brendel
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cisco had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco<3>
  • Desert [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desert
    • Desert [Emery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Brendel
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Desert had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desert
  • Moab [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moab
    • Moab [Grand County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Brendel
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 333 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,336 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moab had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moab
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moab<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
      • While Richardson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Grand County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Brendel
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Richardson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Brendel. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brendel.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Grand County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Brendel and then turned east". While Brendel could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Brendel as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Brendel could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Utah community named Brendel.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brendel) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brendel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brendel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brendel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9469, Longitude: -109.8148    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Brendel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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