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Hans and Margaret Bruner


Hans did a cash-claim in section 1 of 2N 48 W in 1890 - and in 1891 a quarter in 26 of 2N 47W -adjoining Knisley's,- who one tree said were in-laws.

Also in 1891 Oliver M. Bruner did a cash-claim in 25 - - that quarter touches both Henry Knisley's and Joseph Knisley's

Mary Ann Bruner one in section 27 of 3N 48W in 1891

Charlotte Margaret "Maggie" KNISLEY

Birth: JUL 1853 in Essex, Ontario, Canada
Residence: 1900 Sac City Town, Sac, Iowa
Death: 1944 in Sac City, Sac, Iowa,
Residence: 01 JAN 1925 Sac City

Father: Daniel KNISLEY b: 1827 in Walpole twp Ontario
Mother: Catherine NABLO b: 1833 in Rainham ,Ontario, Canada

Marriage 1 Hans BRUNER b: 1847 in Essex, , Ontario, Canada

Hans' parents were Abraham Bruner and Mary Ann Mickle Bruner.   The Bruners were the first to manufacture brooms in Essex Co. and
continued for over 100 years.  Abraham died in 1870, Mary Ann, born in 1823, died in 1893 in Ontario, per one tree.  SO THAT COULD BE THE MARY ANN BRUNER claiming land.
Hans and Charlotte Married: 1869
Artilda Jane BRUNER b: 1870
Areany Alberty BRUNER b: 1873
Muzetta Maggie BRUNER b: 1875
Daisy Mae BRUNER b: 1877 in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, USA
Chester Hans BRUNER b: 1880
Abrom Daniel BRUNER b: 1885 in Iowa
Reuben Barnett BRUNER b: 1888 in , , Colorado, USA
Violet Luinda BRUNER b: 1893

Buried in Essex County, Ontario are Ella May Bruner 1869 =1928 an Oliver M. Bruner 1859-1941.

In the 1901 Ontario census Oliver is 41, born in Ontario, married to Ella M. 31, born in the U.S.

father Rueben Bruner, 78, born in Ontario, is with them.  Kids are Leora B., 10, born in the U.S., Eld A. 7, Reuben G. 8, Viva E. 5, Ida M. 3, and Crrlyle D. eleven months.  Youngest kids all born in Ontario.

Ohio birth records show a girl born Dec 15, 1890 in Cleveland to Oliver M. and Ella M. Bruner

Ontario birth records have Viva Elaine Bruner born Dec 6, 1895 in Essex Ontario to them.

In 1885 Guthrie County, Iowa Hans is a broom maker 36, Maggie 31, Arltda J 14, Mylie 9 in Michigan, Daisy M. 7 Michigan, and Chester H. 4. Canada.

In 1900 Sac City, Iowa Hans born December 1847 in Canada, immigrating in 1882, is a broom maker.  Margaret, July 1853 in Canada, Charles May 1880 in Canada, Abram April 1882 in Iowa, Rheuben January 1887 in Colorado, and Violet July 1894 in Iowa.

Hans 1847 -1919 and Maggie 1851-1844 are buried in Oakland Cemetery Sac County.   So is Artilda - recorded as marrying Douglas Marshall - also in Oakland-

Artilda J. Bruner of Yuma married Bernard Ettel of Yuma July 24, 1888 - minister J.B. Burr of Yuma.  Witnesses were Hans Bruner and Earnest Ettel, M.A. White and Alex Gilson. (Yuma was in Washington County at that time)   Ernest Ettel had proved up a quarter in 23, 2N 47W in 1894, so he was there at least in 1887.  John D. Burr 1892 homestead touched both Daniel Knisley and the Ettel quarters. 


Maybe Bernard is Martin Bernhard Ettel, born 1856 per one tree, brother of Ernest.


Reuben Barnard Bruner registered for WWI in Sac City Iowa, saying he was married with children, and was born January 16, 1888 at "Uma" Colorado


Ernest Ettel married Margaret A. White January 4, 1889.

In 1900 York, Nebraska Ernest Ettel is a farm laborer, September 1858 in New York.  Margaret July 1872 in England has had four children.

James Oct 1889 in Colorado , Ernest June 1891 in Colorado, Martin May 1895 in Nebraska, and Henretta February 1900 in Nebraska.

Margaret has had four children four living -

In 1908 York Ernest is a janitor, Ernest A. and James B. students.

In 1930 Omaha Margaret 57 is widowed, living with daughter Annetta Moore 30 and her husband Clair.

Margaret is in the 1935 Denver directory as "wid Earnest" living at 1042 Lipan.  Clare Moore (Annetta) a salesman for Hall Baking Co, also lives there.

Margaret Ann Ettel's 1958 probate record in Denver is "missing" in the Colorado archive location.    But there's a Larimer County probaate of Mrs. M.A. Ettel August 24, 1960.

James Bernhardt Ettel registered for WWI in York, Nebraska, saying he was born October 26, 1889 in Yuma.  He was working in a retail grocery.

Ernest Alexander Ettel is in the California death index, saying he was born June 30, 1891 in Colorado, and died February 18, 1984 in San Diego., mother's maiden name White.

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