Anders Madsen b. 1739;d.5-7-1816;m. 10-30-1770 El Lauuristen children: Mads Anderson Madsen Laust Anderson Madsen Maren Andersdatter Madsen Niels Anderson Terp b.7-25-1782 in Terp;d.9-15-1866 in Brons:m. 2-12-1819 Else Jensdatter Jensen Nederby in Brons, Denmark Johanne Andersdatter Madsen
Niels Anderson Terp* m. Else Nederby** b. 1796;d.1-13-1854; children: Mads Nielsen Bruns 1837-1915 Anders Nielson Bruns 1819-1830 Jens Nielson Bruns 1821-1892 Jef Sorensen Bruns 1824-1872 Elias Nielsen Brons 1827-1872 Anders Nielsen Bruns 1833-1884 Cilla Maris Terp 1833-1835
* Anderson is common ancestor name, he later addad Terp as a descriptor, that is the town they came from.He was veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. He fled in 1812 to the Black Sea. After 7 years he returned to find his brother had usurped his rightful inheritance. estate, name and betrothed. He renounced the family moved to Brons, Denmark where he changed his name to Bruns. He was a man-servant on a farm; owned a cottage , a farm and cows. ** Else was a maid-servant, she dies of Rheumatism aged 57
Jef sorensen Bruns*** b. 1824;d. 1889; m. 1855 Marie Moller 1824- ?; Children: Niels Anderson Bruns 1855-1931;m.1878 Ida Amelia Peterson Mathias Marius Bruns 1858-1940;m.1883 Marie Christine Boes Else Christine Bruns 1861-1899;m.1884 Hans Christian Lund Elsine Marie Bruns 1864-1951;m.1892 Lars Peter Peterson Cecilla Bruns 1867-@1950;m. Jens Wldemar Bang, Harry Combs
***called farmer, cottager, workingman. Fought in the 3 year war with brother Elias and was wounded.Had 2 boys and 3 girlswho emigrated to Portland, Maine prior to their father's death. In 1890 they sent Cecilla to bring their mother too. One daughter used the surname variation Brons in her wedding.
Niels Anderson Bruns**** 1855-1931;m. 1878 Ida Amelia Peterson children: Charles Alfred Bruns @1880-1942;m. 1902 Mary Prudence Rockwell Thomas jefferson Bruns 1882-1932;m. 1901 Alice Gribben Clifford Berbard Bruns 1884-1944;m. 1922 Mamie Calder Gribben Niels Albert Bruns 1889-1953;m. 1914 Sara Kennedy Cole, Marion McNally Martha Christine Larsen Bruns;m. Victor Blake
****owned the Bruns Coal Co. in Portland, Maine
Clifford Bernard Bruns 1884-1944;m. 1922 Mamie Calder Gribben ***** children: Clifford Bernard Bruns,Jr 1924-1947 Niels Anderson Bruns II 1925-alive;m. Fern Gertrude Wildes Elmer West Bruns 1925-1977;m. Betty Lou Cota Evelyn Muriel Bruns 1930-1997;m. Leroy A Ahlquist