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John Brubacher[1]

Male 1719 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John Brubacher 
    Born 1719  West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00018-1371 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I437  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father John Brubacher,   b. Abt 1685, Canton, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Ernst,   b. Abt 1685, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Newcomer,   b. Abt 1719, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1750, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Apr 1750  Canton, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria Tauner,   b. 11 Feb 1729,   d. 21 Jun 1802  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1751  [3
    Children 
     1. John Brubacher,   b. Abt 1753,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna Brubacher,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Maria Brubacher,   b. Abt 1756,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jacob Brubacher,   b. 11 Jun 1758, of, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1793  (Age 35 years)
     5. Abraham Brubacher,   b. Abt 1760,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Magdalena Brubacher,   b. Abt 1761,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elizabeth Brubacher,   b. Abt 1762,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Veronica Brubacher,   b. Abt 1764,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Barbara Brubacher,   b. Abt 1765,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Christian Brubacher,   b. Abt 1766,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Henry Brubacher,   b. Abt 1767,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Brubacher, "was born in the year 1719, in West Hempfield Township, on their large estate taken up a few years previously. His boyhood days were spent in the employment of his father in cultivating the large farm. He, having somewhat of a roving spirit, resolved to see his father's native country, Germany. In order to raise the necessary funds for such a long journey, his father sent him to Virginia to collect rents and installments due on land previously sold there, but to his great disappointment at his return home, the neighbors had performed the kind act of dissuading his father from letting him go. After the decease of his father the spirit of going to the old country was again troubling the son, and in order to pacify this spirit he left his mother, brothers, and sister and went to the old country to see his deceased father's old homestead. Here he was received with the greatest joy by both young and old. In those days it caused great joy to see the return of children whose parents had moved from their midst to the 'New World'. Some one must have been particularly well pleased to see this young son of 'America' ("am Hannes sei Johney"), as we see. He, after spending a few months in his father's native home, was married to Maria Newcomer (this well pleased party) some time in April, 1750. Soon after their marriage they, in company with his first cousin, Abraham Brubacher, son of Abraham Brubacher, came back to America and settled at Hammer Creek, in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Here their sweet and happy life was to be brief, for the Lord called her to His mansions beyond the skies, December 15th, 1750, being the same year of their marriage. After the decease of his wife he was again married. This time the one of his choice was Maria, eldest daughter of Michael Tauner.(Tauner is now spelled by the descended Doner) This marriage took place April 30th, 1751. She was born February 11th 1729, and died June 21st, 1802, aged 73 years, 4 months, and 10 days. John and Maria (Tauner) Brubacher had a numerous family"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 338.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 339.

    3. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 340.

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