by Mark Schrull
7/9/2013 Lorain, Ohio, USA – I’m now elbow deep in this Brutis ancestry quest. As we all know, there is no way Brutis could be in a car ad and an appliance ad from 1927. I started asking him about his family tree tracing it back as far as I can. If you think tracing your own family tree is hard, try multiplying the years you go back by 7 (dog years). It gets deep!
Brutis told me about his great, great, great, Grandfather, Seymor Brutay, a retired airplane pilot who made his fortune selling automobiles. Brutis dusted his family photo album off and showed me this picture…
This family tree project is consuming a lot of time. But LifeInLorain will keep at it. My goal is to find where Brutis got his powers.
More to come in future posts.