The events and people mentioned in this book span 13 generations, covering nearly three centuries of family history. The story begins in 1495 when the Bruner family lived in Switzerland. It continues with the 1729 immigration of the Bruner family from Germany to America. Many generations of the Bruner family have been proud to call America their home. This branch of the Bruner family settled in Maryland and later relocated to Ohio. The village of Brunersburg in Defiance County, Ohio was first settled by this family.
Also included in this book are stories of the Kemp and Roehrig families as they relate to the Bruner family by marriage.
This book could be the story of any immigrant family of the same era. It includes the generations I personally knew, the family that I grew up with, and the stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. Names and dates have been recorded as accurately as possible. The book includes more than 20 vintage photos of people and places mentioned in the story.
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This is a very interesting story of how one family came to America.I was particularly interested in the link to Pennsylvania,since that is where I am from.Laura Jackman narrates this book,and does a fine job listing each family from the 1400's in Switzerland.It is SO interesting!"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast or MalarHouse dot com"
I prefer this authors stories about her puppies and pocket pets. This book I think will have greater appeal to people interested in this particular families genealogy.
The one facet I really loved was the fact that the author gave the origins and meanings of some of the more popular family names. I found this really interesting.
A fast read and if this is within your area of interest then I am sure you will enjoy the way the narrator interprets the story.