Dorothea S. Ginnow

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surname:  Ginnow  
given name(s):  Dorothea Sophia  
usually known as:  Dorothea  
married name:  Dorothea Bruss  
birth date/place:  9 July 1797  
died:  10 June 1881  
cemetery/city:  Trinity Freistadt, WI
spouse:  Martin Bruss (1)  
marriage date/place:      

M. Friedrich Bruss   (1818--1909)
J. August Bruss   (1821--?)
Wilhelmine F. Bruss   (1824--?)
G. Ludwig Bruss   (1829--?)


immigration: Arrived in USA Sept. 5, 1839, with husband and four children, aboard the ship "Republic". Came first to New York City, and then Buffalo, NY. In 1840(?) they came to Milwaukee, and then in 1841 moved to Freistadt.

records and documents:

additional information:
The Pommerscher Verein Freistadt database, and the Freistadt history [2], list the wife of Martin Bruss as "Dorothea Chennow". However, examining the baptism record for Michael Friedrich Bruss, from Cammin, Pomerania (July, 1818) (microfilmed by the LDS), shows his mother's name as "Dorothea Sophia Ginnow" (though the German handwriting is difficult to read, the name appears twice, and I don't think it could be "Chennow"). I will use "Ginnow" unless contradictory evidence is found.

Some sources refer to five children.

Birth and death dates from gravestone. The 1860 census lists her as 74 years old.

John Bartelt 2006-01-30