Category Archive: Breuninger

Jun 22

Eliza C. J. Breuninger and Albert G. Ellis

Eliza Breuninger, my great-great-grandaunt, was the second wife of the well-known Green Bay, Wisconsin, pioneer Albert Gallatin Ellis. She was also the sister of my great-great-grandfather, Louis Breuninger (1819-1890). Had it not been for the letters and documents saved by my ancestor Louis Breuninger (which I refer to as “The Breuninger Collection”) I may never have discovered …

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Jun 08

Albert G. Ellis–The Breuninger Connection

Who was Albert Gallatin Ellis and how does he fit into our family? Albert Gallatin Ellis is one of the best known American pioneers of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the upper Wisconsin River valley. He was born in Verona, New York, in 1800, the son of Eleazer Ellis. During his lifetime he was a teacher, …

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Jun 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Mary Breuninger Stamm Koehler

This is the tombstone of Mary (Breuninger) Stamm Koehler, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: KOEHLER, Mary A. Stamm, 1858-1930. Mary was the third child of my great-great-grandparents Louis and Maria (Seckel) Breuninger. According to Mary Koehler’s death certificate she was born 10 October …

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May 22

Tombstone Tuesday–Minnie Schumm

This is the tombstone of Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Breuninger) Schumm, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed Minnie Schumm, Aug. 26, 1860-Jan. 28, 1899. Minnie was the fourth child of Louis and Maria (Seckel) Breuninger, my great-great-grandparents. According to the records of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, …

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May 18

Civil War Certificate of Non-Liability–The Breuninger Collection

We have quite a number of old documents, papers, letters and various other items that once belonged to my great-great-grandfather, Louis Breuninger (1819-1890). Most of the items had been stored away for years in the crude wooden trunk that held his possessions when he came to this country in about 1839. There are enough of …

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