Would all Brungardt researchers please check their records for sisters, Anna Maria and Barbara Brungardt. Anna was born October 05, 1851 in Russia. She married Heinrich Paul (born 1841 or 1847) in Russia sometime prior to 1871. He was from Louis (Ostrogovka), Russia. They had at least two children in Russia, Anna Maria born 1871 and Jacob M. born 1876. The four left Russia October 26, 1876 on the SS Gellert from Hamburg and Havre. They arrived at Catherine, Ellis Co., KS on November 01, 1876. There they had at least three more children, Michael born 1880, Mary born 1882 and Anna born 1884. Anna Maria died February 22, 1889 or 1891. Henry left the children with relatives and returned to Russia where he married Barbara Brungardt, Anna Maria's sister. Barbara was born 1856. Barbara had a son, Jacob Brungardt from a previous relationship. He was born August 15, 1876 at Katharinenstadt, Russia. Some say he came to US by himself when he was 12 years old. Our family says he came with Heinrich and his mother about 1889-1891. At any rate, Heinrich and Barbara along with all the children including Jacob, next show up in Marienthal, Wichita Co., KS on the 1895 census. Jacob later lived in Liebenthal, Rush Co., KS where he married Agatha Herrman and had a large family.
I am desperate to find out who Anna Maria and Barbara's parents were. My only clue is that both women named their first born sons Jacob. Any help appreciated.