My oldest Brunner I have listed in my family genealogy is: Vincent Brunner born about 1833 in Asech Luzern Switzerland married Josphine Kertz, born Asech Luzern, Switzerland. Children: John Brunner, Sr. (my line) Born Oct. 15, 1853 in Asech, Luzern Switzerland. Died December 25,1944 in Lawrence Co MO. Married March 5, 1883, Anna Dorathea Habersaat in Lawrence Co MO Vincent & Josphine's other cjildren: Alfred, Josphine Elizabeth, Katherina, Josef & Alois.
My John,Sr. at the age of 9 years old, came to the USA as a stowaway in 1862, landing in New Orleans. Later he sent money to his brother Alfred, who also came to USA. All others stayed in Switzerland. I don't see a connection, but thank you for replying to me. Carole