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Sr. John Brubaker (b. 1749, d. 1848)John Brubaker (son of Hans Jacob Brubaker and Maria) was born 1749 in Germany, and died 1848 in Salem Roanoke Co. Virginia.He married Anna Meyer on 01 May 1774 in Cocalico, Lancaster Co PA, daughter of Jacob Meyer and Magdalena.
Notes for John Brubaker:
Richard W. Davis
John Brubaker, b. c1748, Ibersheim. d. after 1804, Botetourt County, Virginia. He was of Cocalico Township on 1 May 1774 when he married Anna Meyers, daughter of Hans Meyer (d. 1800) of Bethel Township. He was taxed as a single man at Bethel Township, Lebanon County in 1770. He was taxed at Cocalico Township, Lancaster County in 1777. He returned to Bethel Township where he as taxed as a renter in 1778. He was fined at Bethel Township with his brother Henry Brubaker for refusal to bear arms in 1786. He bought 150 acres in Botetourt County, Virginia (now Roanoke County).
1. Henry Brubaker, b. 1775, Bethel Township. md 1) Elizabeth Flory. md 2) Sarah Eller.
2. John Brubaker, b. 1777, Bethel Township. md 1) Phoebe Harter. md 2) Maria Frantz.
3. Jacob Brubaker, b. 1780, Bethel Township. md Hanna Peters.
4. Anna Brubaker, b. 1785, Bethel Township.
5. Barbara Brubaker, b. 1788, Bethel Township. md Abraham Oberholtzer.
6. Christina Brubaker, b. 1791, Bethel Township. md David Peters.
7. Catherine Brubaker, b. 1794, Bethel Township. md John Eller.
The Brethren Encyclopedia
The Brethren Press, Elgin, IL (1983)
John Brubaker (Prupecker), possibly born in Switzerland, was married in 1774 to Anna Myers, daughter of Jacob and Anna Burkholder Meyer of Lancaster Co. John and Anna bought land in Franklin Co., VA in 1789, and in 1804 bought 150 acres in Botetourt (now Roanoke) Co. from Jacob and Magdalena Eller. They added more land in later years; parts of these holdings are still (1980) in the Brubaker family, including the old Brubaker cemetery. After moving from Pennsylvania to Virginia, this family became Brethren. Their farm was the setting of the 1839 Annual Meeting and the 1895 Annual Meeting of the Old German Baptist Brethren. John and Anna Meyers Brubaker were the parents of Henry, John, Jacob, Abraham, Anna Eller, Barbara Overholser, Christina Peters, and Catherine Eller.
Many descendants were prominent in early pioneer Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, Kansas, and California. Through the years many have been active in the different branches of the Brethren churches. Pennsylvania still claims many descendants of the Brubakers, and many descendants of John and Anna Brubaker.
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Birth: 1749 in Cocalico Region Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania
Death: in Salem Roanoke Co. Virginia
Burial: Brubaker Cemetery
Religion: Church of the Brethren
Residence: Peters Creek Salem Virginia
1. Bought 150 acres of land followed by more.
2. sold 257 acres to eldest son Henry
3. Had 8 children and 82 grandchildren
4. John was a pioneer, a hard worker, plain folk
The Brubakers of Roanoke County, VA have in their possession a paper written in German script which contains name and birth dates of the Children of John Brubaker and wife, Anna Myers. This John Brubaker bought 150 acres of land from Jacob Eller and wife Magdalena, in the year 1804, which at the time was located in Boutetourt Co., but since the erection of Roanoke Co. in 1838 the land lies in that county. The location is about 4 miles northwest of the city limits of Roanoke and 4 miles northwest of Salem. (not sure is this can be "northwest" of both Roanoke and Salem, info. from WFT vol. 1)
From all available information, John Brubaker and wife were from Cocalico region of Lancaster County, PA. There is a marriage record that John and Anna of Cocalico were married May 1, 1774. In 1800, Jacob Beyer of Bethel Township, Dauphin Co., now Lebanon Co. made a will in which he mentions a daughter Anna married to John Brubaker. From 1777 to 1782, his name appears on several civil records of Bethel Township.
Marriage 1 Anna Meyer Nee MYERS b: 1753 in Bethel Township, Dauphine Co., Lancaster Co., PA
Married: 1 MAY 1774 in Cocalico region Lancaster Co., PA
Henry BRUBAKER b: 15 JUL 1775 in Cocalico Region Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania
John BRUBAKER b: 1 JUL 1777
Jacob BRUBAKER b: 11 MAR 1780
Abraham BRUBAKER b: 30 AUG 1782 in Lancaster Co., PA
Anna BRUBAKER b: 14 APR 1785
Barbara BRUBAKER b: 17 MAR 1788
Christina BRUBAKER b: 9 MAY 1791
Catherine BRUBAKER b: 24 MAR 1794
Note: It is apparrent that he came to America from Germany either as a boy with his parents or as a young man by himself. He cannot be located in the above-mentioned ship passenger lists (1727-1775); therefore, he probably came while still a boy under 16 years of age with his father. Since his father's name is unknown, John cannot be identified by these lists either. We do not know when he was born, but it had to have been around 1750. We have 1880 census information indicating that he was born in Germany. Resided in Botetourt County, VA, now part of Roanoke County, about 1804. According to Sandra Kay Kimble was buried in Brubaker Cemetery, Salem, VA
Birth: ABT 1750 in Germany
Note:The birth of John Brubaker I was estimated in accordence of the date of his marriage to Anna Myers, and with the birth of his oldest son, Henry. Actual date of birth is unknown. According to a 1880 Census, John Brubaker I was born in Germany, and is possibly the grandnephew of Immigrant Hans Brubaker, who is the first to arrive in 1709. Nothing is yet proven. There is a rumor that he was born on January 1, 1750 in Germany; but I am sure that is more speculation than fact.1
Death: 1848 in Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia
Burial: Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia
Marriage 1 Anna MYERS b: 1753 in Bethel Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Married: 1 MAY 1774 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 2 3
Henry BRUBAKER b: 5 OCT 1775 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
John BRUBAKER b: 1 JUL 1777 in Bethel Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Jacob BRUBAKER b: 1 MAR 1780 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Abraham BRUBAKER b: 30 AUG 1782 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Anna BRUBAKER b: 14 APR 1785 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Barbara BRUBAKER b: 17 MAR 1788 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Christena BRUBAKER b: 9 MAY 1791 in Boones Mill, Franklin County, Virginia
Catharine BRUBAKER b: 24 MAR 1794 in Franklin County, Virginia
1. The Descendants of John and Anna Myers Brubaker, 1750-1995 by Marwin E. Brubaker, 1996.
Page A 17
2. "A Brubaker Genealogy: The Descendants of Henry Brubaker 1775-1848" by Ethel H. Weddle & Ralph E. Smeltzer Publication: Brethren Press, Elgin, Illinois, June 1970
3. "A Brubaker Genealogy: The Descendants of Henry Brubaker 1775-1848" by Ethel H. Weddle & Ralph E. Smeltzer Note: Poorly written, many errors, and very vague information. The book "Descendants of John & Anna Myers Brubaker, 1750-1995" by Marwin Eugene Brubaker & Margaret Brubaker Eller is a much more reliable andmore explicit source.Page 8
4. The Descendants of John and Anna Myers Brubaker, 1750-1995, by Marwin E. Brubaker, 1996. Page 1
DEATH: Also - Salem,Botetourt Co VA 1848
Marwin E. Brubaker has that John Brubaker was born about 1750 in Germany; Esther Kemp has that he was born 1750 in Cocalico twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The names, birth years, and spouses of all of John & Anna's children except for Abraham (whom she does not list) are from Esther Kemp. The data on Abraham is from Marwin Brubaker. More detailed dates are from Lowell Beachler, but he does not list Peter or Benjamin, which Esther and Marwin both do. Either Esther Kemp's approximate birth years for Peter and Benjamin are off by a year, or these children are twins of the children known to be born in those years, or they are not really children of John and Anna at all. http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/family/grisso/FG01/FG01_317.htm
1 M Henry L. Brubaker Sr.
Birth 5 Oct 1775, Bethel twp, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
Death 18 Nov 1848, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia
Spouse Elizabeth Christina Flora
Spouse Saloma Eller
2 M John Brubaker Jr.
Birth 1 Jul 1777, Bethel twp, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
Death 8 Apr 1846, Preble Co., Ohio
Spouse Phoebe Harter
Spouse Mary Frantz, GGGG Aunt
3 M Jacob Brubaker
Birth 1 Mar 1780, Bethel twp, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
Spouse Hannah Peters
4 M Peter Brubaker
Birth abt 1780, Bethel twp, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
5 M Abraham Brubaker
Birth 30 Aug 1782, Bethel twp, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
Death 27 Nov 1859, Darke Co., Ohio
Spouse Elizabeth ("Eliza") Flora
6 F Anna Brubaker
Birth 14 Apr 1785, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania
Spouse David Eller
7 F Barbara Brubaker
Birth 17 Mar 1788, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania
Spouse Abraham Overholtzer
8 F Christina Brubaker
Birth 9 May 1791, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania
Death 4 Aug 1861
Spouse David Peters
9 M Benjamin Brubaker
Birth abt 1791, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania
10 F Catherine Brubaker
Birth 24 Mar 1794, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania
Spouse John Eller
More About John Brubaker:
Burial: Unknown, Brubakers Cemetery, Salem, Roanoke, VA.
More About John Brubaker and Anna Meyer:
Marriage: 01 May 1774, Cocalico, Lancaster Co PA.
Children of John Brubaker and Anna Meyer are:
- +Henry Brubaker, b. 05 Oct 1775, Bethel Twp, Lancaster Co, PA, d. 18 Nov 1848, Salem, Roanoke Co, VA.