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Johann Jacob Brunner

Johann Jacob Brunner

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  • Name Johann Jacob Brunner 
    Born 25 Feb 1703  Klein-Schifferstadt, Rheinland, Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3149  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 31 May 2010 

    Father Joseph Brunner,   b. Abt 1675, Rothenstein, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1754, Frederick, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Cathrina Elisabetha Thomas,   b. Abt 1680, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1750, Frederick, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1700  Klein-Schifferstadt, Rheinland, Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Barbara Sturm,   b. 3 Dec 1702, Klein-Schifferstadt, Rheinland, Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Nov 1725  Klein-Schifferstadt, Rheinland, Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • R.B.Strassburger & Wm.J.Hinke, vol. 1, PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN PIONEERS, Lists 6A and 6B, pp. 18-19 (1934), report that "Jacob Brunner" sailed on the «i»Mortonhouse«/i» from Rotterdam and then Deal, departing the latter port on 15 June 1728, that the ship arrived in Philadelphia on 23 Aug 1728, and that Jacob subscribed to the oath of allegience to England on 24 Aug 1728.
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      R.G.Schmidt, SIXTEEN MARYLAND FAMILIES, pp. 6-7 (1981), quotes from D.L.Osborn, KNOWING THE BRUNNERS (1968), as follows:
      «tab»"The oldest son of Joseph and Cathrina Elisabetha Brunner, Johan Jacob Brunner, was the first to leave his parents, brothers and sisters, and friends, when he brought his family to the New World in 1728. Evidently they sailed down the Rhine River to Rotterdam. They then made the more than two-month journey across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the ship 'Mortonhouse,' commanded by John Coultas, after a loading stop at Deal. With 205 people on board, the ship arrived at the port of Philadelphia in the English colony of Pennsylvania on 23 August 1728. Jacob Brunner took the required oath of allegiance to England the next day, 24 August 1728." [citing W.H.Egle (ed.), NAMES OF FOREIGNERS WHO TOOK THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE PROVINCE AND STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1727-1775 (vol. 27, «i»Pennsylvania Archives«/i», 2d series (1890), reprinted 1967).]

  • Sources 
    1. [S219] Schmidt|, Richard G. Schmidt, SIXTEEN MARYLAND FAMILIES, (Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD : 1981), p. 1 (Reliability: 2).