John Sylvester Bruner

Male5 April 1852–15 July 1910

Brief Life History of John Sylvester

When John Sylvester Bruner was born on 5 April 1852, in Ruthven, Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada, his father, Peter Bruner, was 32 and his mother, Maria Jane Upcott, was 28. He married Catherine Ellen Stewart on 2 March 1873, in Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Gosfield, Essex, Canada West, British Colonial America for about 10 years and Essex, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 15 July 1910, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Ruthven, Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Sylvester Bruner
Catherine Ellen Stewart
Marriage: 2 March 1873
Mary Luella Bruner
Peter Charles Bruner
Geranzey Carlisle Bruner
Gracie Bruner
Gladys Nellie Bruner
Eva Blanche Bruner

Sources (28)

  • John S. Bruner, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John S. Bruner, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • John S Bruner, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1873Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 15

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 16

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    German: nickname from Old High German, Old Saxon Brūn (see Brun ).

    German and Jewish: variant of Brunner .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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