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The Family of Greg and Lyn Barenbrugge

Updated December 10, 2012

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Our family has European roots in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Germany and France. Many of our early ancestors lived in North and South Carolina, Virginia (colony and state), Maryland, Vermont, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Some surnames found amongst us include: Acker, Agee, Augustine, Bantz, Barenbrugge (Barrenbruegge), Bartlett, Beckenbaugh, Bechtelheimer, Beckley, Bennett, Bentley, Bergman, Book, Boyer, Brumbaugh, Brunner, Bullock, Burch, Champlovier, Chastain, Clapper, Conwell, Courtney, Crider, Croes, Current, Davis, Deavers, Dowell, Dukehart, Duncan, Eakers, Ebert, Edwards, Elkins, Faure, Felton, Ford, Forman, Frohock, Frommeyer, Foure, Gassaway, Gatewood, Gibson, Gividen, Green, Haney, Henson, Hill, Hiltenbrand, Himes, Hobbs, Hodges, Holliday, Hoper, Hornick, Howell, Humphrey, Iler, Johnson, Keen, Keene, Kettle, King, Koettle, Lacey, Lasater, Lassiter, Laster, Love, Martin, McCormick, Noblin, Ogelsby, Oliver, Priddy, Pullum, Pulliam, Rebman, Re'naut, Reuter, Richardson, Ridgeway, Sanders, Sellers, Simpson, Schmidt, Schultz, Sower, Speer, Starbuck, Stiffler, Stoner, Stroughton, Sutton, Tatro, Thornburg, Toombs, Turner, Ulrich, Visard, Warfield, Watson, Wesker, Williams, Wolf, Woods, Wulf.

Many in our family were pioneers and many others fought in the following wars: Revolutionary War, the Civil War (north and south), WWI, WWII, the Korean War and Viet Nam. See the link below.

Family Photos

  • Franz (Frank) Barrenbruegge (1850-1907) (19 KB)
    Husband of Josephina Wesker. Father of Herman, Anna, Bernard, Clem, Nora, Joseph and baby Frank Barrenbruegge. This family is traced to the Barrenbruegge's of Holtwick, Germany in the 1700's. Frank and his brother, Clemens, emigrated to the USA from Ahaus, (Registered in Bezirk) Muenster-Preussen, Germany in 1882. Lived in Dunkirk, Indiana.
  • Children of Franz & Josephina Barrenbruegge (1898) (27 KB)
    Children of Josephina Elizabeth (Wesker) and Franz Barrenbruegge - Front: Herman, Nora and Anna Barrenbruegge. Back: Clem, Ben & Joseph Barrenbruegge, Dunkirk, Indiana
  • Alexander Sanders' Children (Abt. 1900) (16 KB)
    Back: Siblings Nellie Brown, Allie Kilgore, Dora Rebman, Sadie Jones & Ben Sanders. Front: Alexander Sanders (husband of Mary Evelyn Henson)and daughter Mary Alma Rinda Pullum. This family is traced to Scotland. Alexander and his brothers fought in the Civil War. Family history says Alexander's grandfather, James, served in the Revolutionary War.
  • Phillip Morrow & Sarah E. Hodges Bullock Family (12 KB)
    Phillip & Sarah Hodges were married October 20,1869. Pictured - Seven of their ten Children - Oldest to Youngest - Carvader, John Lonzo, Lolar May, James, Lullar, Egbert and Carl Bullock, Arkansas.
  • Bernie Barenbrugge in Germany, 1945 (10 KB)
    Their column was halted by small arms fire on the lead vehicles, April 25, 1945, Germany. Bernie (nickname "Boogie") was the Communications Sergeant for the 20th Armored Infantry, "B" Co. "Tigers." Bernie is the husband of Luenette Ruth (Turner) Barenbrugge. Father of Gregory A. Barenbrugge and Susan K. (Barenbrugge) Crabtree. (See the link at the bottom of this page.)
  • Ben and Verna Bantz Barenbrugge (38 KB)
    Wedding Photo, December 08, 1904, Dunkirk, Indiana
  • Henry Bantz (1836-1914) and Some Family Members (16 KB)
    Photo taken in 1914. Front - Henry Bantz is holding baby Josephine Barenbrugge, children: Florence Bantz & George Bantz Frommeyer. Back: George Frommeyer, Zula Bantz Cromwell, Verna Bantz Barenbrugge & Pearl Frommeyer, Indiana
  • Children of Jonas and Patsy Gibson Turner. (32 KB)
    Back: Jonas Turner, Jane (Turner) Priddy. Front: Cynthia (Turner) Davis, Philip Turner (1846 - 1927) & Sarah (Turner) Howell. This family is traced back to the early 1800's, Indiana. Philip is the father of Herchel Turner.
  • Ida Lasater Williams & Julie Belle Lasater Berrong (34 KB)
    Sisters. Ida Elizabeth Lasater was born February 24, 1884. Julie Belle Lasater was born August 1885. They were lifetime residents of Missouri.
  • William Keen (24 KB)
    Born in 1808, Sumner Co., KY. Died 1881, Hickory Hill Twp., Wayne County, IL. Nickname: "Captain Keene" He was blind in one eye. William Keen and his two wives are buried in Ten Oak Cemetery, Wayne County, Illinois.
  • Acker Family Reunion, Henry Co., IN - About 1907 (115 KB)
    Front Row: Third from left is Carrie Lee Acker Turner, Mother of Luenette Turner Barenbrugge. Carrie's Mother, Elvira Ann Current Acker, is seated in second row, fourth from right. Carrie's father, Jacob Turner, is standing on the porch, second from left, sporting a mustache and wearing a hat.

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