hi, I'm from Alabama and it may just be a coinsidence but my great great uncle was alvin brunner. he had 3 sisters that I know of. ruth,ann, and mamie. I dont know too much about family history on them. but the names seem to be close to some you have named off. I will try to check into their anstors if you think there might be some kind of connection. I do know they were the only brunners I have heard of in this area, and my gandmother (mamies daughter) told me they were from way up north. i never thought about where. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like for me to check further.