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Hans Jacob Brubaker (son of Hans Jacob Bruppacher and Klianna Appli Hiestand) was born 1678 in Ibersheim, Alzey, West Palatinate, Germany, and died 1751 in West Hempfield, Lancaster, PA. He married Mary Funk, daughter of Henry Funk and Verena Frey.

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Brubaker Family
Richard W. Davis
Hans Jacob Brubacher, b. c1678, Ibersheim. d. 1751, Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He arrived in Pennsylvania in August 1717. He was usually called "Jacob Brubaker", but his brother warranted 700 acres in Hempfield Township and it later stated that the land was adjacent to his brother "Hans Jacob Brubaker's land". He was living at Hempfield Township in 1751 when he deeded his land in Hempfield Township to his sons Peter and Jacob.

1. John Brubaker, b. c1705. d. 1743, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. md Elizabeth Herr, daughter of Isaac Herr. Elizabeth married secondly Peter Witmer of Manor Township. Elizabeth's father Isaac Herr by will in 1747 wished to leave 1/3 of his estate to his grandchildren, Isaac, Jacob and John Brubaker, by his daughter Elizabeth who married Peter Witmer by 1747.
2. Elizabeth Brubaker, b. c1707. md John Herr (23 Apr 1702-1783) in about 1727.
3. Anna Brubaker, b. c1709. md George Schnebeli/Snevely (b. 1705).
4. Catherine Brubaker, b. c1714. md Isaac Kaufmann.
5. Peter Brubaker, b. c1717. d. 1796, Hempfield Township. md 1) Eleanor. md 2) Anna Bear. He was taxed at Hempfield Township on 170 acres next to his brother Jacob in 1758.
6. Mary Brubaker, b. 8 Jun 1719, Hempfield Township. d. 8 Jul 1798, Providence Township, Lancaster County. md John Miller (1713-1802).
7. Jacob Brubaker, b. c1722. d. 1764, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. md Mary Nisley. He was taxed at Hempfield Township in 1758 on 170 acres next to his brother Peter.

Birth: Abt 1685 in Zurich, Switzerland
Death: 1751 in West Hempfield Townhip, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Marriage 1 Mary FUNK
Johan Jacob BRUBAKER b: 1722 in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Mennonite arrivals
Richard W. Davis
In February of 1717, it was decided by the Mennonites in the Pfalz that it was time to send larger groups to Pennsylvania. By May some had received certificates which allowed them help from the Dutch brethren when they arrived in Holland. It was reported that in August 1717, three ships carrying 363 Mennonite passengers
arrived in Philadelphia. We do not know the names of the ships and there are no ship lists which contain the names of the passengers. I have used tax list and warrants to determine who probably arrived on those ships1. My total is about 30-35 people too many, but I may have included too many wives or children. It is also possible that a few of these families listed below arrived earlier than 1717 or perhaps arrived on another ship that arrived earlier in the year.
1717 Three Ships (363 Mennonite passengers)

22. Jacob Brubacher (c1678-1751). He settled in, E. Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. He probably emigrated from Ibersheim, Germany. His wife. His children; Hans (b. c1705), Elizabeth (b. c1707), Anna (b. c1709), Catherine (b. c1714).

(1) Many of the names on the 1710 and 1717 lists are listed on Rupp's list of inhabitants of Lancaster County for 1709 and 1712. However, Rupp seems to be mistaken, as there were no Mennonite settlers in Lancaster County until 1710 and many of the names on his 1712 list do not appear in any Pennsylvania records
until 1717. I have not been able to find the original source for his 1709 or 1712 lists that he published many years ago.

1718 Residents of Lancaster County
These all came to the country previous to 1718 and had purchased and held lands before 1729.

Funk, Henry - Mary Funk's father
Funk, Jacob
Funk, John

Brubaker, John

All of Lancaster county, be, and shall be to all intents and purposes deemed, taken, and esteemed, His Majesty's natural born subjects of this province of Pennsylvania, as if they and each of them had been born within the said province; and shall and may, and every one of them shall and may, within this province, take, receive, enjoy, and be entitled to all rights, privileges and advantages of natural born subjects, as fully, to all intents, and constructions and purposes whatsoever, as any of his Majesty's natural born subjects of this province can, do or ought to enjoy, by virtue of their being His Majesty's natural born subjects of His Majesty's said province of Pennsylvania. Authentic History of Lancaster County

Children of Hans Jacob Brubaker and Mary Funk are:
  1. +Maria Funk Brubaker, b. 08 Jun 1719, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster, PA, d. 08 Jul 1798, Providence Township, Lancaster, PA.
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