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Petter Bruppacher (b. Bef. 10 Dec 1595, d. Abt. 1668)Petter Bruppacher (son of Petter Bruppacher and Margaretha Nageli) was born Bef. 10 Dec 1595 in Wadenswil, Zurich, Switzerland, and died Abt. 1668 in Ibersheim, Pfalz, Germany.He married Anna Pfister on 1623 in Wadenswil, Zurich, Switzerland, daughter of Pfister.
Notes for Petter Bruppacher:
Peter appears to be the ancestor to 3 lines
- Catherine Brubaker (b. 1860, m. John F.
Snell), though Peter's son Hans Heinrich
- Anna Brubaker (b. abt 1670, m. Hans Meyer),
though Peter's son Hans Heinrich
- Mary Funk Brubker (b. abt 1719, m. John
Hess Miller), thorugh Peter's son Hans Jacob
Richard W. Davis
Peter Bruppacher, b. 10 Dec 1595, Wädenswil. d. c1668, Ibersheim, Hesse, Germany. According to records, he was a well known Anabaptist preacher and had been an Anabaptist since 1622.
He married first Barbara Strehler who was buried 24 Dec 1622.
His second wife was Anna Pfister who was buried 19 Mar 1639 at Hirzel. Anna was from Stocken in Wädenswil. [Carole note: Wadenswil is a Parish located in the Kanton of Zurich and is on the Western side of Lake Zurich. Stocken is a small town with in the Parish.]He had three Anabaptist sons by Anna.
He was listed as an Anabaptist living at "An der Spitzen" in Hirzel, Zurich in 1633. His wife Anna Pfister and three children were listed with him in 1633. In was in prison in May 1637 for his Anabaptist beliefs. He was not living at Hirzel in 1637 or 1640 but his two sons, Hans Heinrich and Hans Jacob were listed in the household of Felix Hotz at Bachenmoss, Hirzel.
His third wife was Margretha Strickler of Harrüti in Hirzel.
In the 1640 census at Hirzel it listed the children of the "Widertäuffer" Peter Bruppacher as Hans Heinrich, age 12 and Jacob, age 9. His three sons were educated for two years at Ottenbach after 1640. He was in prison again for 40 weeks and in 1640 his property was confiscated.
In 1645, his son Heinrich was called Täuffers son of Wädenswil when he was negotiating about his fathers confiscated property. His three sons probably joined him in Alsace in 1651 as all expenses paid by the authorities in Zurich for the three sons ceased that year. He was living in Alsace, France by 1647. Some of his family left for Rappoltsweiler in Alsace in 1649. He had purchased land in Alsace and lived there for 13 years from 1648 to 1661.
In 1661, Peter was living at Ibersheim near Worms, Germany with his third wife Margretha Strickler and his son Hans Jacob and Hans Jacob's wife named Hiestand from Richterswil. Peter moved from Alsace to Ibersheim, Germany in 1661. It was reported in Zurich records in 1661 that Peter and his third wife, Margretha Strickler as well as his son Hans Jacob with his wife, a Hiestand from Richterswil and their two children lived on a farm two hours from Worms in the Pfalz. The name of the farm was Ibersheim. Peter leased the farm from in 1661 for 12 years.
It was reported in 1668 that Peter Brubacher had died at Ibersheim and that 5000 pounds of his inheritance was confiscated in Switzerland because his children were Anabaptists. His property was sold in Switzerland in 1668.1
1. Hans Bruppacher, b. 23 Oct 1619, Hirzel. d. by 1633.
2. Barbara Bruppacher, b. 28 Aug 1621, Hirzel. d. 27 Mar 1625.
3. Elisabeth Bruppacher, b. 13 Mar 1625, Hirzel. d. 18 Sep 1629.
4. Peter Bruppacher, b. 5 Mar 1626, Hirzel. d. 20 Sep 1629.
5. Heinrich Brubacher, b. 16 Sep 1627, Hirzel. d. bef 1683, Ibersheim, Germany.
(1) Information from research of Jane Evans Best.
Imprisoned May 1637
p. 1110, 1118
In the year 1637, in the month of May three brethren, the names of two of whom are Jacob Rusterholtz and Peter Brubach, were summoned to a certain place and kept prisoners, by the high bailiff of Wadischwyl. There was also imprisoned at this time, Hans Landis the second, a confirmed minister of the church in Horgerberg; as also his daughter, Margaret Landis, who remained imprisoned about sixty weeks in Othenbach. In the meantime the authorities sold their property, realizing seven thousand guilders from it, which they kept for themselves.
We previously, for the year 1637, made mention, in the margin, of a brother named Peter Brubach, who being then imprisoned with two other of our fellow believers, finally was released. The same was now, A. D. 1640, cruelly persecuted; insomuch that on the 6th of May his house was demolished, his male and female servants sent away, the children driven out of the house, his house, homestead, woodland and fields, movables and immovables, yea, everything taken; a part of which was put into Othenbach, and the other part sold, from which 9,000 rix-dollars was realized, which the authorities seized. Not long afterwards the three little sons of this man were imprisoned in Othenbach, where they miserably wasted, etc. Tract, Jer. Mang.; edit. 1645.
Confiscated Estates of Swiss Anabaptist Persons (1640-1678)
Bruppacher, Peter, of Wädneswilerberg
*permission granted by Mennonite Heritage for personal use. (8/6/97)
1648 - 1660 Mennonite Refugees
Richard W. Davis
I [assume Richard W. Davis, site owner] have put this list together from emigration lists for Canton Zurich, court records of Bern and the list of Anabaptists taken at the time of their arrest for attending an illegal worship meeting at Steinsfurt, Germany.
Peter Brubacher, b. 1596, Wädenswil, Zurich. He and his three sons Hans Heinrich (b. 1627), Peter (b. 1629) and Hans Jacob (b. 1631) were in Alsace by about 1657 and at Ibersheim, Pfalz by 1661.
Peter [Nägeli] BRUBACHER
b. 1596 in Wädenswil, Zurich, SWITZERLAND,
Name given as BRUPPACHER; Resided in Spitzen, Hirzel, Zurich, SWITZERLAND, baptised 10 December 1596 in Wädenswil, Zurich, SWITZERLAND, Was a preacher; Was an Anabaptist since 1623, Was in jail 1637, Resided 1647 in Alsace, FRANCE, Resided 1661 in Ibersheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, GERMANY
Father: Peter [Wys] BRUBACHER, b. 1566
Mother: Margretha NÄGELI, b. ca. 1574
Spouse: Anna PFISTER, b. ca. 1603 in Stocken, Wädenswil, Zurich, SWITZERLAND, d. bef. 19 March 1639 in Alsace, FRANCE, buried 19 March 1639 in Hirzel, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Married aft. 24 December 1622.
Children and grandchildren:
1. Elizabeth [Pfister] BRUBACHER, b. 1625, d. bef. 18 September 1629
2. Peter [Pfister] BRUBACHER, b. 1626, d. bef. 20 September 1629
3. Hans Heinrich [Pfister] BRUBACHER, b. 1627, m. *Elizabeth [Vorster] RUSTERHOLZ, 2 May 1648, d. 1662/85; 3 grandchildren
4. Peter [Pfister] BRUBACHER (2), b. 1629, d. bef. 1661; 2 grandchildren
5. Hans Jacob [Pfister] BRUBACHER, b. 1631, m. **Klinann (Imm) [Appli] HIESTAND, ca. 1658; 6 grandchildren
m. Barbara STREHLER, bef. 1619
m. Margretha STRICKLER, aft. 19 March 1639, d. ca. 1668 in Ibersheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, GERMANY
More About Petter Bruppacher:
Christening: 10 Dec 1595, Reformed Church, Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland.
More About Petter Bruppacher and Anna Pfister:
Marriage: 1623, Wadenswil, Zurich, Switzerland.
Children of Petter Bruppacher and Anna Pfister are:
- +Hans Heinrich BRUPPACHER, b. Bef. 16 Sep 1627, Spitzen, Hirzel, Zurich, Switzerland, d. Aft. 1662, Palatinate, Germany.
- +Hans Jacob Bruppacher, b. Bef. 09 Oct 1631, Spitzen, Hirzel, Zurich, Switzerland, d. Abt. 1685, Ibersheim, Pfalz, Germany.