BRETHREN-L ArchivesArchiver > BRETHREN > 1997-06 > 0865881009
From: Pat Chesney< >
Subject: Re: New FamilyHart Web Site
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 1997 13:30:09 -0500
>Dearest fellow list members:
>Today we were able to finish our web site. On it we have over 5,000 of our
>150,000 individual database. The surnames of Hartman, Glotfelty, Durst,
>Trimmer, Bosserman, Dierdorff, Glatfelder, Clodfelter, Rhyne, Cloninger,
>Sturm, Bruner and others are now available in the early years of settlement
>in America. There are many other surnames as well.
>Somerset Co., PA; York Co., PA; Adams Co., PA, Hunterdon Co., NJ; Rowan Co.,
>NC; Davidson Co., NC; Gaston Co., NC; Lincoln Co., NC; Frederick Co., MD; and
>Barbour Co., WV and other counties are well represented.
>Please check it out and give us some feedback. The url is:
>Don & Jeanine Hartman
Hi Don and Jeanine,
I do not have internet access so can't go to your wonderful sounding web
page unless I make a trip to the
library and want to sometime but we live in the country. So wondered if you
might answer a question for me.
I have ancesotrs on my dad's side of the family that were German Baptists
-Dunkards early in Va and then they migrated to Speedwell, Claiborn Co. Tn
and some were in Knox Co. or Whitney Co. Ky. Among these was the
Bruner/Brown name as a middle name among a family that always had surnames
for their middle names even the girls. So I wanted to ask you about your
Bruner name since if your Bruner was Brethren and my people were Brethren
and had the Bruner as a middle name perhaps they are connected somehow.
Among the names of my ancestors with the Bruner middle name were Smith,
Fitzsimmons,Nilson, Davis, Sowder, Ausmus, Price, Boring.
The family first names surrounding the family with Bruner were
Andrew and Vinnie and children -James Andrew "Jimdrew", Mary Jane "Jennie",
Alice "Allie", Thomas Marion, Lara Ellen, Henry Dee Smith. Henry mar Sarah
Elizabeth Davis whose family were German Baptist background -Davis, Sowder,
Ausmus, Price Boring.
Henry and Sarah's children were named -
Vivian Dee Boise Smith, Lillian Violet Smith, Hollis Bertchell Smith
Did your Bruners migrate from Germany to PA to VA to Ky or Tn? Could you
tell me about any in Knox Co. KY if there were some there? Hate to be a
bother but now that I know my ancestors were Brethren people I think I am
on the right track.
Thanks a bunch,