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Michael Brunner

b. 1779 or 1780 Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire
m. Unknown
d. April 04, 1854 LeRoy, Wisconsin U.S.A.




Joseph Brunner (b. 1808 or 1809 Bavaria; m. Unknown (Hofbauer) Brunner & Anna () Brunner; d. February 14, 1860 LeRoy, Wisconsin U.S.A.)


According to family records, Micahel Brunner, his son, daughter-in-law, granddaughters, and his granddaughters' maternal grandparents immigrated to Wisconsin from Bavaria . On July 02, 1851 they left for the United States. They stayed in LeHavre, France for a week before their ship departed from that city and they arrived to LeRoy, Wisconsin on October 21, 1851. They arrived to Milwaukee, where Frank Sterr picked them up and bought them to LeRoy, where they had friends from Germany already living.

According to the History of Dodge County, Wisconsin, Volume 2, Katherine Bruner was raised by her father, Michael Bruner and immigrated to the United States with him. The book claims that Katherine came from a family of farmers in Bavaria and her father, Michael, both farmed and taught school after arriving in Wisconsin. However Joseph was her father's name; Michael was her grandfather's name. According to family records, it was Joseph, not Michael that taught and farmed during the summers. It appears that Michael also farmed though.

LeRoy, Wisconsin with St. Andrews Church in the Background
LeRoy, Wisconsin with St. Andrews Church in the Background

Tomb of Michael Brunner
Michael's tomb in St. Andrew's Cemetery in LeRoy, Wisconsin






*Note: There is no substantial evidence proving Michael Bruner is the father of Katherine (Bruner) Bauer other than the book: History of Dodge County, Wisconsin, Volume 2

-H.B. Hubbell, History of Dodge County, Wisconsin, Volume 2, (1913), 293-295.
-St. Andrews Cemetery. LeRoy, Wisconsin U.S.A.
-Bauer family records (view document)