Elizabeth Neuenschwander

Female18 July 1858–31 January 1946

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Neuenschwander was born on 18 July 1858, in French Township, Adams, Indiana, United States, her father, Christian M. Neuenschwander, was 45 and her mother, Anna Barbara Gerber, was 27. She married James Brunner on 27 February 1887, in Decatur, Adams, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Wabash Township, Adams, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Gate, Beaver, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 31 January 1946, in Harper, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Knowles Cemetery, Beaver, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Brunner
Elizabeth Neuenschwander
Marriage: 27 February 1887
Delphos Otto Brunner
Estella Adah Brunner
Oren Tell Brunner
Adel L Brunner
Bertha Brunner
Jennie Drusilla T Bruner
Lorena Barbara Brunner

Sources (9)

  • Elizebeth Brunner in household of James Brunner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Brunner, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Elizabeth Nuenenschwander in entry for Clyde W Smotherman and Bertha H Brunner, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 February 1887Decatur, Adams, Indiana, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 5

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 23

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Swiss German: topographic name denoting someone farming or occupying newly cleared land, from Middle High German niuwe ‘new’ + swant ‘land cleared (of forest)’, or a habitational name for someone from a place called Neuenschwand, near Langnau, Bern canton, Switzerland. This surname is most common in Bern canton. It is also found in Germany, where it is very rare. Compare Neuschwander , Neuschwanger , Neiswander , Nicewander , Nighswander , and Niswander .

    History: This surname originates from Bern canton in Switzerland, from Signau district and in the villages of Niederstocken, Höfen, and Lützelflüh, which had long associations with the Mennonites. A Mennonite Peter Neuenschwander had moved with his family to Cortébert in the Jura in 1729, and his grandson Michael Neuenschwander arrived in Wayne County, OH, in 1823. As a surname of Mennonite origin the name Neuenschwander has many variants and cognates in the US (some of them originating from Germany), including Neuschwander, Neuschwanger, Neiswander, Neiswanger, Newswanger, Nicewander, Nighswander, and Niswander; some of these names are now (more) common among the Brethrens.

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

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