Brunz Wilhelm Christoph

Male 1724 - Abt 1789  (65 years)


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  • Name Brunz Wilhelm Christoph 
    Born 1724  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1789  Merkel, Samara Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12181  Margheim Family from Gottlieb
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2005 

    Family 1 Dorothea Louise,   b. 1704, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1777, Merkel, Samara Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1744  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Philipp Anna Maria,   b. 1753, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1823, Merkel, Saratov Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1779  Merkel, Samara Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Brunz Johann Daniel,   b. 1780, Merkel, Samara Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1813, Merkel, Saratov Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Family ID F4340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A noted genealogist, Dr. Igor Pleve, Saratov State University, Saratov, Saratov Province, Russia was retained in 2002 to research the Brunz (Bruns/Bruntz) family in Merkel, Saratov Province, Russia. He completed the assignment October 4, 2004. He sent me (Clarence Jake Margheim), a genealogy chart of the Brunz (Bruns/Bruntz) family in Merkel along with copies of supporting documents (Lutheran Church records translated by Dona Reeves-Marquardt, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas and copies of 1834 and 1857 Russian cenus pages translated by AHSGR Lincoln, Nebraska) listing family members. His research indicates that Wilhelm Christoph Brunz was of the Lutheran faith and was a Gardener from Hamburg, Germany. He and his family arrived at the Merkel colony on August 28, 1766.

      Information for this report also obtained from: Ethel Lock, Ulysses, Kansas and her book "Dietz Book II"; Darrell W. Kautz, Kansas City, Missouri and his books "In the Shadow of a Bell Tower" and "Beyond the Gates"; Lee D. Foos, Wichita, Kansas and his book "Foos, born in Russia"; Jennifer Sue (Myers) Case, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and her study of the Johann Georg Bruntz (1827-1907) family; George Margheim, Olympia, Washington and his "Margheim Family Book"; and Esther Bruntz, Bazine, Kansas.

      Additional information obtained from the Internet, and Russian and US cenus records up to, and including, 1930. Also verbal and written information obtained from Brunz (Bruntz,Bruns), Foos, and Margheim family members in the USA and Argentina.

      FAMILY NAME: Lutheran Church records in Russia, and Russian census reports indicate that the family name was Brunz. Variations of Bruns, Bruntz occured when our ancestors immigrated to the USA and Argentina. Customs agents at the ports and personnel at Courthouses caused the variations.