Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Werner Breyman ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Werner Breyman
BORN: 26 Sep 1829 DIED: 20 Nov 1916 BURIED: Nov 1916
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Breyman Bros, Wm Brown & Co.
BIRTH PLACE:  Bokenhem, Hanover, Germany
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Marion County 1916) #565 - Werner Breyman, male, widowed, retired merchant, b. 26 Sep 1829 in Hanover-Germany, d. 20 Nov 1916 in Salem, Oregon (682 State St.) at the age of 87 yrs 2 mos 6 dys, name of father Theodore Breyman (b. Germany), undertaker Rigdon-Richardson, informant Clifford Brown.
BIOGRAPHICAL: Salem merchant, 1850 immigrant. [res 230 State]
WERNER BREYMAN, CAPITALIST PASSES AWAY AT SALEM HOME AFTER ILLNESS OF TWO WEEKS -- Werner Breymen, wealthy resident of Salem and a prominent Oregon pioneer, passed away yesterday at 12:30 o'clock at his residence, 682 State street at the age of 87 years. He had been ill for about two weeks and death was pronounced due to senile exhaustion. 
Mr. Breyman retired from active business about thirty years ago. The Breyman block, one of the oldest buildings in Salem, bears his name and he owned extensive interests in Multnomah and Marion counties. 
Mr. Breyman was well known throughout the state of Oregon. He was born in Bokenhem, Hanover, Germany, September 26, 1829, and with a a brother and sister came to America in 1846, settling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was one of thirteen children. His parents, Carl and Magdelena Breyman, never came to this country. His father was a lieutenant in the German army and fought at the battle of Waterloo. 
In 1850 when the fever for gold attracted many to the Pacific coast, Werner Breyman with three other young men journeyed to Oregon by horse and mule teams and located at Lafayette, October 6. He owned the first store in Amity, taking his brother Eugene into partnership with him in 1856. He also established the Lafayette hotel in 1852. Both places were sold in 1865 and the Breyman brothers started a general mercantile business in Salem at that time which continued until 1881. 
Werner Breyman was married in Lafayette to Miss Isabell Watt, a pioneer of 1848. To them were born three daughters; Mrs. W. H. Eldridge and Mrs. William Brown of Salem and Mrs. Rudolph Prael of Portland. The only grandson is Clifford Brown of Salem. Chandler P. Brown and little Werner Breyman Brown, sons of Clifford Brown are the great grandchildren. 
Mr. and Mrs. Breyman toured Europe for six months in 1896, Mrs. Breyman died in 1907. 
He is also survived by a brother, E. A. Breyman of Portland and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Sohst of Germany. Another brother, Eugene Breyman and a sister, Mrs. E. M. Waite died in Salem some years ago. For eight years Mr. Breyman was treasurer of Yamhill county. He had also served as councilman in Salem. In 1853 he became a member of the Masonic lodge in Lafayette and in late years was affiliated with Salem lodge, No. 4, A. F. & A. M. 
The funeral services will be held from the residence on State street tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. William G. Elliott, Jr., pastor of the Portland Unitarian church will conduct the services. The body will be taken to Portland for cremation. Acting as pallbearers will be W. H. Eldridge, R. F. Prael of Portland, R. P. Boise, Jr., Charles McNary, Clifford Brown and E. M. LaFore. 
Oregon Statesman 21 November 1916 1:1,2 

FUNERAL The funeral services of Werner Breyman, who died Monday were held this morning from the Breyman home on 682 State street. The services were conducted by the Rev. William J. Elliott of the Unitarian church, Portland. "The Holy City" was sung by Mrs. Hallie Parrish Hinges by request of the family, as she had sung this song at the funeral of Mrs. Breyman several years ago. A quartette, composed of Mrs. John Roberts, Mrs. Hallie Parrish Hinges, Theodore Roth and Albert Gille sand "Golden Sometime," and "Nearer my God to Thee" The body was taken to Portland on a special over the Oregon Electric leaving Salem at 12:30 o’clock today accompanied by relatives and close friends. After the body is cremated, the ashes will be interred in the family lot in the Salem Odd Fellows’ Cemetery. 
Capital Journal 20 November 1916 9:3
Werner Breyman 
1823 - 1916
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1916) #565 
[1889-1890 R.L. Polk & Co's Salem Directory] 
Chapman Scrapbook, pg 182. (November 30th, 1916 written on clipping) 
OS 20 November 1916 9:3 
OS 21 November 1916 1:1,2