John Silvester Bruner

5 April 1852–15 July 1910 (Age 58)
Ruthven, Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John Silvester

When John Silvester 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 27. 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, Ontario, Canada in 1871 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 Silvester Bruner
Catherine Ellen Stewart
Marriage: 2 March 1873
Mary Luella Bruner
Peter Charles Bruner
Guernsey Carlisle Bruner
Gracie Bruner
Gladys Nellie Bruner
Eva Blanche Bruner

Spouse and Children

2 March 1873
Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Bruner


    Maria Jane Upcott





    Ozias T. Bruner


    Philetus Bruner



    Henry Bruner


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

1 German: nickname from Old High German, Old Saxon Brūn ( see Brun ).2 German and Jewish: variant spelling of Brunner .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John S Bruner, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • John S. Bruner, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • John S Bruner in entry for Peter Chas Bruner and Mary Louise Bonham, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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