John E. Brubaker

Male 1719 - 1804


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  • Name  John E. Brubaker 
    Born  9 Sep 1719  Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Apr 1804  Elizabeth Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Brubaker, the eldest son, after having grown to manhood, desired to go to Switzerland to seek a wife, but his parents were dissuaded from consenting. However, he went after his father's death. Family tradition says that John Brubaker returned to Germany for a wife. He arrived in his father's native land, and was received with great joy. His friends had two lamps burning evenings. He was successful in his matrimonial undertaking, and found a maiden, Maria Newcomer, who was willing to cast her lot with him in the New World. John and Maria entered into the sacred relation of matrimony in 1749, eight days before Whitsuntide. They then sailed for America, on the ship St. Andrew at a port in Philadelphia, on September 9, 1749, bringing with them his cousin Abraham Brubaker, son of Abraham and Maria Herr. After their arrival in America, they settled on the half tract (200 acres) of land which his father had bought, (the original purchase by his father was 400 acres of land in the Brubaker Valley, north of Lititz). John and Maria Newcomer were not permitted long to live together, only 30 weeks in fact, the wife dying December 15, 1750. He buried her in the garden, where her remains rested 150 years, and in 1880 they were removed to the Brubaker Family Graveyard, (located along the Brubaker Valley Road about one-half mile east of Route 501) and a suitable tombstone placed at the grave.

      The bereaved husband did not long remain a widower in the wilderness. He married April 30 1751, Maria Tanner (now written Dohner), eldest daughter of Michael Tanner. John and Maria Tanner were blessed with a large family, ten children to be exact. John Brubaker was deprived of his sight during the latter years of his life. During his blindness he would call his grandson (Jacob Brubaker) into his room. Jacob, every Sunday morning, would read a sermon out of his book of sermons, called the "Denner Buch" {Taken from Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, 1903, Vol 1 page 353}(take from Brubaker's and their Lands by Landis H. Brubaker)
    Person ID  I0133  Brubaker
    Last Modified  16 Sep 2006 

    Father  Hans John Brubaker,   b. 1685, Ibersheim Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1748, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna,   d. Abt 1729, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1719 
    Family ID  F0034  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Maria Newcomer,   b. Europe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1750, America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1749  Europe Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F0038  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Maria Dohner,   b. 1728,   d. 1802 
    Married  Apr 1751 
    Children 
     1. Christian Brubaker
     2. John Brubaker,   b. 1752,   d. 1783
     3. Anna Brubaker,   b. 1753,   d. 1830
    >4. Maria Brubaker,   b. 1756,   d. 1827
    >5. Jacob N. Brubaker,   b. 1758,   d. 1793
     6. Abraham Brubaker,   b. 1760,   d. 1762
     7. Magdalena Brubaker,   b. 1761,   d. 1832
     8. Elizabeth Brubaker,   b. 1764,   d. 1803
     9. Veronica Brubaker,   b. 1766,   d. 1824
     10. Barbara Brubaker,   b. 1768,   d. 1846
    Family ID  F0039  Group Sheet