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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 some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

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:

  DirDistance
Grand     (The home county for Brendel)
  Crescent Junction   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Thompson Springs   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Sego - Historic   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cisco - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dewey   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Moab   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Agate - Historic   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Castle Valley   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Castleton - Historic   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westwater - Historic   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Emery
  Green River   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Woodside - Historic   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
San Juan
  Spanish Valley   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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 begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //archives.utah.gov/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Utah to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Grand County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Emery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
San Juan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Grand County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Utah, for Grand County

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.

Disaster Stories from Utah
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Colorado

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Thompson Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Sego Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  WNW Elgin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  W Old Greenriver Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 27 miles [43.5 km]  
  SE Red Cliffs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 30 miles [48.3 km]  
  SSE Grand Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Castle Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 33 miles [53.1 km]  
  SSE Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 35 miles [56.3 km]  
  SE Castleton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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.<4>

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   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brendel
 - Thompson Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Sagers   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Brendel
 - Sagers had railroad service and no post office
 
Solitude   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Brendel
 - Solitude had railroad service and no post office
 
Green River   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Brendel
 - Green River had railroad service and no post office
 
Cisco - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cisco was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East (E) from Brendel
 - Cisco had a post office and railroad service
 
Desert   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brendel
 - Desert had railroad service and no post office
 
Moab   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brendel
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 5,322 people in 2018)
 - Moab had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Brendel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brendel in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Grand County

About Utah

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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brendel) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brendel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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     [Map].

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<3>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.

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<4>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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