Part 894bd – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – GG-Grandfather Jacques (Jacob) Brunhammer – Death May 8, 1903

10 March 2016

Good Day,

And who says patience does pay off? Thank you Diane in Pennsylvania, once again. It has been 13 years since we have been looking for great-great-grandfather Jacques (aka Jacob) Brunhammer’s final resting place.

Great-great grandfather Jacques (aka Jacob) passed away May 8, 1903 in Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He is buried at the Old St. Williams Cemetery on West Street in Ware.

He was 65 1/2 years, 17 days old. The record of his birth date, which we have on file, is October 22, 1837 in Dornach, Haut Rhin, Alsace, France. The death register is incorrect as it indicates that his birthplace is “Paris, France.”

I wrote about and presented his 1837 birth registration in Part 133b – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1837 Birth Jacques (Jacob) Brunhammer of A Genealogy Hunt.

According to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Return of A Death gg-grandfather Jacob (aka Jacques) passed way from “Lagrippe” (translated: Influenza) and “Heart Failure”.

Citation: FHL 2069137 Image 1135 of 1880

Death registers, 1901-1905
Taunton [Aug. 18 - Dec. 31], v. 52 1903 (begins with the name Reilly, Hugh H.) Templeton to Uxbridge [May 01>], v. 53 1903 Wakefield to Warren [May 01>], v. 54 1903 Warwick to West Tisbury [May 01>], v. 55 1903 Westborough [May 01 - Aug. 24], v. 56 1903 (ends with the name Lyons, Mary)

"Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 9 March 2016), 2069137 (004292283) > image 1135 of 1880; State Archives, Boston.

GG-Grandfather Jacob/Jacques’ wife and our gg-grandmother Marie/Mary (née Katz) Brunhammer were the original Brunhammers, and family who landed at Philadelphia in 1875 and 1876 Part 92b – Brunhammer Genealogy – A New Start. All-things-being-equal all Brunhammers and Brunhamers today in the United States can and should be able to trace their ancestry to Jacques and Marie. Yes we at A Genealogy Hunt do dig and present roots further back in time, but this is the real connection.

GG-Grandfather Jacques/Jacob is buried in St. Williams Cemetery in Ware, Massachusetts and gg-grandmother Marie/Mary is buried at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Part 558b – Brunhammer Genealogy – GG-Grandmother Mary Brunhammer’s Final Resting Place Found! Based on this information their resting places are 277 miles apart.

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