Wilhelm Heinrich Braun

8 March 1898–17 September 1954 (Age 56)
Prospect, South Australia, Australia

The Life of Wilhelm Heinrich

When Wilhelm Heinrich Braun was born on 8 March 1898, in Prospect, South Australia, Australia, his father, Christian Johann Braun, was 31 and his mother, Bertha Ernestine Pietsch, was 26. He married Ella Christine Schumacker about 1920, in Myrla, South Australia, Australia. He died on 17 September 1954, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Wilhelm Heinrich Braun
1898–1954
Ella Christine Schumacker
1899–
Marriage: about 1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1920
Myrla, South Australia, Australia

Parents and Siblings

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1901

Age 3

First Federal election.
1901

Age 3

The Australian flag flown for the first time.
1914

Age 16

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German braun ‘brown’ (Middle High German brūn), referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing, or from the personal name Bruno, which was borne by the Dukes of Saxony, among others, from the 10th century or before. It was also the name of several medieval German and Italian saints, including St. Bruno, the founder of the Carthusian order ( 1030–1101 ), who was born in Cologne.

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

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