Martin Bruss (1)

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surname:  Bruss  
given name(s):  Martin  
usually known as:     
birth date/place:  3 October 1783 Ramsberg, Pomerania, Prussia
died:  1 March 1850  
cemetery/city:    Wisconsin
spouse:  Dorothea S. Ginnow  
marriage date/place:      

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

occupation: farmer (?)

immigration: Arrived in USA (port of New York), Sept. 5th, 1839, with wife and four children, aboard the ship "Republic". From New York City went to Buffalo, NY. In 1840(?) he came to Milwaukee, and then in 1841 moved to Freistadt.

records and documents:
Listed in Milwaukee in the 1840 Federal census (probably).

additional information:
Supposedly buried in Freistadt, WI.

The history of Freistadt [2] lists his town of birth as "Rammsburg", Cammin, Pomerania, Prussia. However, Meyer's Gazeteer [3] lists a town called "Ramsberg" in kreis Cammin, and I believe that is the correct town and German spelling (the area is now part of Poland).
Some references refer to five children.

John Bartelt 2006-01-30