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Andre Vauthier
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Any information would be great

March 15, 2011 at 12:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Frank Showalter
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Jacob (Jockel) B Brumbaugh b. 27 Nov 1734 in Wurtenberg, Germany. d. 13 Aug 1816 in Hopewell Twp., Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. 

Records of Patricia Joann Brumbaugh Cunha, Fountain Inn, S. Carolina.

Marion Neece Collection-Misc File #3.

"History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties" by J. Simpson Africa. 1883, Penn Township, page 337.

Jacob Brumbaugh emigrated from Germany, and first located near the Antietam, in Maryland, about the year 1780 near his father's cousin, Johann Jacob Brumbach. He removed to Morrison's Cove in 1788, and came to Woodcock Valley in 1794. On the 4th day of August, 1800, he purchased from David McMurtrie a tract of land known as "Timothy Meadows," on the south side of Warriors Ridge, containing two hundred and nineteen acres. The tract was originally surveyed in pursuance of an application, No. 1709, entered the 2nd day of August, 1766, by John Mitchell, and the patent subsequently confirmed to Solomon Sills. His grandson, Jacob Brumbaugh, Sr., occupies the old homestead (1883). Mr. Brumbaugh was twice married. He had fifteen children, nine sons and six daughters. David Brumbaugh, Sr., who died at Marklesburg, Nov. 19, 1880, was the youngest of his sons.

Mrs. Susannah Markley, one of the daughters, removed with her husband many years ago to Ohio, where she died about a year ago.


Jacob (Jockel) B Brumbaugh was the son of Johannes "Hans" Henrich Brumbaugh b. abt 1708 in Germany. d. 10 Apr 1799 in Conococheague, Washington Co., Maryland; and Anna Kemper, b. abt 1710 in Germany.

Records of Patricia Joann Brumbaugh Cunha, Fountain Inn, S. Carolina.

Marion Neece Collection-Misc File #3.

Johannes Brumbach may be related to the family of Bartholomaeus Brumbach, who had a son Hans Jacob Brumbach that was born in 1530, in Strassburg, Bas-Rhin, France, and married Salome Wetzel Marsilien, in 1552, in Strassberg, Bas-Rhin, France. Some Brumbach ancestors settled around Rheinfelden, in South Germany while others lived on the borders of Switzerland, France and also in Basil, Germany.

Brumbach means "Roaring Brook" in German. The name was changed to Brumbaugh in America.

Johannes, with his wife, and three sons arrived in Philidelphia on September 30, 1754. Arriving on the ship Neptune which sailed from Rotterdam and stopping at Cowes, England for provisions which could take from two to four weeks. These journeys, for the people from Southern Germany, took around six months.

The family settled in Hagerstown, Frederick Co. Maryland.

I have no further information on Ancestors of this family but do have descendants. 

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