Brunner (Reinwald)

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Brunner (Reinwald)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Brunner, his unnamed wife, and 2 unnamed children immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 26 June 1762.

In 1763, Georg Brunner remarried widow Johanna Sophia Reimer. They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 24 April 1765. They joined the migration to Russia.

Georg Brunner and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Reinwald on 14 July 1766. Georg died and his widow Anna Sophia remarried to an unnamed Mr. Berger. The combined Berger / Brunner / Reimer family is recorded on the 1767 census of Reinwald in Household No. 17 including Dorothea Brunner (age 4).

The 1767 census records that the widow Anna Sophia Brunner came from the German village of Nähermemmingen in the region of Württemberg. The Eichhorns record that Georg Brunner came from "Menzingen(?), Herrschaft von Freiherr von Menzinger, Ritterlicher Kanton Kraichgau, Schwäbischer Ritterkreis."

There are no known surviving male descendants of this Brunner family among the Volga German colonies.

Sources: 

- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-189.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 34.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies