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Donnerstag, 1.8.2019

Älteste bürgerliche Brömser im Rheingau

Dem Aufsatz von Dr. Harald Winkel „Das älteste Lehnsbuch und das älteste Zinsregister der von Greiffenclau zu Vollrads“, veröffentlicht in den Nassauischen Annalen, 129. Band, 2018, haben wir es zu verdanken, dass wir auf einen bürgerlichen Namensträger ‚Brömser‘ stoßen, der rund 100 Jahre vor Dietrich Brömser von Rüdesheim gelebt hat, und somit kein Vorfahre der späteren bürgerlichen Brömser und Bremser in Rheingau und Taunus war.

Im Zinsregister vom Anfang des 15. Jahrhunderts mit Nachträgen aus dem 1. Drittel des 15. Jahrhunderts (bis ca. 1435) finden sich Einträge über einen Klaus Brömser (Klesegin Bromszer/Clesegin Brümszir) in Hallgarten, der Pächter und Anlieger von dortigen Weinbergen in der Schönhell (Schonheldin) war. Sein Nachfolger als Pächter war um 1420 ein Peter Rose (Pedir Rose). Ihm war es auch gelungen, die in Hallgarten genannten Weinberge der Zinszahlung an Freidrich Greiffenclau von Vollrads zu entziehen.


Gut möglich ist, dass er mit den bürgerlichen Brömsern in Mainz, Weisenau verwandt war, und dass sie Abkömmlinge eines bisher nicht bekannten adeligen Brömser von Rüdesheim waren. Möglicherweise handelte es sich dabei um ein Familienmitglied, das in den Dienst der Kirche in Mainz eingetreten war und (einen) illegitime(n) Nachkommen hatte.

 

Siehe auch unter: Nachträge zum Aufsatz

Bremser - Emigrants

Emigration of Bremser and Broemser families

During the Independence war the count of Hesse sold soldiers to North America to fight against the British empire. We do not know whether they returned to Germany, died or remained in the States after the war ended.

Later during the first half of the 19th century other Bremser families must have emigrated to the USA because between 1850 and 1866 some Bremser family members married and up to now I wasn´t able to find out to which family they belong.

The below lists show the known people – either single persons or heads of families - who were listed in immigration records or of whom I know of their emigration by either German or US sources. These sources are named below the lists.

In the chapter ‘Portraits of the pioneers’ which is also linked within the lists you can find more detailed information about known immigrants.

Not all of the below listed families seem to derive from our family. In fact, for the ones from eastern Germany like Strelitz or Spandau or from Eastern Europe it is rather unlikely that they originally derive from the Rhinegau or Taunus area.
 

An overview that I was able to create with the help of Ancestry in 2005 shows how many Bremser families immigrated to the US by year between 1853 and 1889 (the years before Ellis Island opened):

Source: Ancestry

In total 38 families immigrated within 37 years which means an average of about one family per year (in fact there were years without any Bremser immigrant). Heights were at 1854 and 1872. In the other years there were 0 to 2 immigrants per year and one year with 3 (1869)

As I didn´t check at Ancestry for a complete overview I currently do not know all these people by name.
 

Emigrants to the USA

Enforced emigration during the Independence war:

No.

Party (age)

From

Arrival

Assumed Children (age)

Immigration to

Remark

/ Source

 

Bremser

Germany

1783

 

North America

1.; 2.

 

David Bremser

Germany

1779

 

North America

1.; 2.

 

Philipp Bremser

Germany

 

 

America

1.; 2.


Sources:
1. Ancestry
; 5 Sept 2010
2. HETRINA (Hesse Troups In North America)

See also in my homepage under Bremser als Soldaten im amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg 
For the early years of immigration to the USA no database exists and I will summarize here over time the information that I have collected during the last 20 years.

 

Immigration during the 19th century:

No.

Party (age)

From

Emigration or Arrival

Assumed Children (age)

Immigration to / living in

Remark

/ Source

 

Philipp Heinrich Bremser (24)

Niedertiefenbach, Rhineland-Palladium, Germany

1849

 

Louisville, then South America

1.; 2.

 

Jacob Bremser (born ~ 1822)

Germany

Abt. 1850/60

 

America, later living in New York City

12.

 

Heinrich (Henry) Bremser (27)

Jammerthalsmühle’ near Niedertiefenbach

1853

Charles (2)

Ackerville, later Kewaskum, Wisconsin

3.

 

Adam Bremser (27) and wife

Niederfischbach, Rhineland-Palladium, Germany

1853

1 child (1)

USA

8.; 10.; 12.

 

Catharina Bremser

Niederfischbach, Rhineland-Palladium, Germany

1853

 

USA

8.; 10.; 12.

 

Philipp Heinrich Bremser (28)

Niederfischbach, Rhineland-Palladium, Germany

1853

 

USA

8.

 

Philipp Wilhelm Bremser

Heidenrod-Springen, Hesse, Germany

1854

 

America

1.; 4.

 

NN Bremser

Germany

1854

Jacob (17)

America

11.; 12.

 

Johann Gottlieb and Maria Katharina Broemser (~36 / (~36)

Mainz

Abt. 1853 (he)

Abt. 1854 (rest of family)

Johann Jacob (~12)

Theodore J. (~8)

Anna Maria Agnes Antonia (~6)

George J. (~4)

Joh. Baptist (~3)

Ludwig Gustav (Augustus) (~1)

Loutre Island, Missouri

9.

 

Johann Philipp Bremser, born 1808, he emigrated first (before 1856), his wife Anna Margaretha nee Oberländer and children came later

Nastätten, Rhineland-Palladium, Germ.

1 Sep 1856

Christian Wilhelm (21)

Philipp Carl Wilhelm (19)

Heinrich Christian Emanuel (13)

Johann Carl Frederick (7)

America, lived in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri

1.; 4.

 

Gustav Bremser

 

1865

 

New York

1.

 

Carl Bremser (seems to be Carl Eduard B. (24) an older half-brother of Christian Friedrich B.

Schlangenbad, Hesse, Germany

1867

 

USA

8.

 

Anton Bremser (24)

Heidenrod-Mappershain, Germany

21 May 1868

 

New York City, directly to Quincy, Illinois

5.

 

August Bremser

Germany

21 Oct 1868

 

New York

1.

 

Georg Bremser

 

1869

 

New York

1.

 

Gustav Bremser

Germany

26 Oct 1878

 

New York

1.

 

Carl Bremser

Germany

17 Sep 1884

 

New York

1.

 

Emil Bremser

Germany

22 Oct 1884

 

New York

1.

 

Louis Bremser

Germany

25 Oct 1884

 

New York

1.

 

Christian Friedrich Bremser

Born 1859

Schlangenbad, Hesse, Germany

Abt. 1888

 

 

6.

 

Heinrich (Henry) Bremser

Born 1852

N/A

Abt. 1870/90

 

 

7.

 

Henry Bremser (54)

Born 1846

Germany

7 Jan 1901

 

Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa

1.

 

John Bremser (30)

Born 9 Jun 1885

Switzerland

17 Aug 1915

 

Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa

1.

 

Rudolph C Bremser (42)

Born 1 Apr 1896

Germany

6 Jul 1938

 

Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa

1.

 

Margarethe Bremser (37)

Born 28 Aug 1903

Germany

18 Mar 1941

 

Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa

1.

 

Otto und Luise Balbina Hahl (~33 / ~ 27)

From Mannheim, then Wolfsburg, Germany

(after 1945?)

Doris (~5) Axel Otto Friedrich (~3)

Franklin, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin

9.

 

Ortrod Bremser (45)

Born 2 Jul 1932

N/A

28 Apr 1978

 

California

1.

Sources:

1. Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.com/); 5 Sept 2010
2.
Article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 12 Jan 1984, sent in by Rolf O. Maxeiner
3.
Courtesy of Nancy Verhelst (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~backhaus/backhaus.html)
4. Source: W.-H. Struck: Auswanderung 1806 - 1866 (1966) and courtesy Keith Bremser, Utah
5. Courtesy of Jim Bremser, Phoenix, AZ, now Quincy, IL
6. information partially submitted to the Church Of Jesus Christ Of The Latter-day Saints by Willis Goldston, Odessa, Texas and
    courtesy of Mark Bremser, Queensbury, NY
7. Courtesy of Jayne and Wayne Bremser
8. Auswandererkartei (Emigration records) within the Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv in Wiesbaden (checked at 19 Oct 2016)
9. Courtesy of Norma Myers nee Broemser (2003)
10. Maybe identical to person who married 1853 (1850?) in St. Louis, Missouri (IGI); www.familysearch.org

11. Jacob B. was still living as a widower in Union, Crawford, Iowa, USA at the 1920 census (83 years old);
12. source:
www.familysearch.org

 

The Ellis Island records list a lot of immigrants of Bremser family members in the years of 1892 to 1957 but not all of them seem to be first time immigrants. Some names appear multiple times and it seems that the people traveled forth and back. The below list includes just the first time that a family or member of the Bremser family arrived at Ellis Island.
 

Assumed first immigration via Ellis Island:

No.

Party (age)

From

Year

Assumed Children (age)

Ship

Remark

1

Heinrich and Philippine Bremser

(28 / 29)

Hahnstätten, Rhineland-Palladium, Germany

12 May 1892

Elisabeth (3) & Caroline (1 ¾)

Spree

1.

 

Philipp Karl Bremser 2; brother of the above

Hahnstätten, Rhineland-Palladium, Germany

>? 1892

 

 

2.; 4.

2

Joseph und Helene Broemser (23 / 17)

N/A

1896

 

 

 

3

Uorik Bremser

Bulevka

1899

 

Amsterdam

 

4

David and Elisa Bremser (30 / 25)

Bucarest

1902

 

La Touraine

 

5

Hans and Griste Bremser (24 / 24)

London, UK

1907

 

Carmania

 

6

Kathricka Bremser (18)

Nastätten, Germ.

1908

 

 

 

 

Wilhelm Bremser (41) [brother of # 1.]

Grebenroth, Hesse, Germ.

1908

Wilhelm Jr. (1)

 

3.; 4.

7

Eugen and Matilda Bremser

(38 / 35)

N/A

1910

 

President Grant

 

8

Karl Bremser (40)

Grebenroth, Hesse, Germ.

14.4.1910

 

President Lincoln

5.

9

Fred G. Broemser

N/A

1919

 

 

 

10

Carrie Broemser (23)

Koeln, Germ.

1922

 

 

 

11

Fred Broemser (43)

N/A

1922

 

 

 

12

Alfred Bremser (24)

Spandau near
Berlin, Germ.

1923

 

Canopic

 

13

Heinrich Bremser (20)

Kirn, Germ.

1924

 

Republic

 

14

Albert Bremser (25)

N/A

1926

 

Westphalia

 

15

Rudolf, Else and Margarethe Bremser (31 / 30 / 24)

Germany

1927

 

George Washington

 

16

Howard S. Bremser

N/A

1945

 

Caribia

 

17

Williard R. Bremser

N/A

1945

 

Roster 10248 1

 

18

Ida Bremser (24)

Burg, Germ.

1947

Norman (1)

NC 90814

 

19

Richard E., Patricia A. and Ostrud (21) Bremser

Germany

1954

 

United States

 

20

Hedwig Bremser (39)

Germany

1954

 

Liberte

 

21

Rudolph Bremser

N/A

1956

 

1031v

 

22

Hedwig Bremser

Germany

1956

 

Berlin

= #20 ?

23

Christian, George and Prescilla Bremser

N/A

1956

 

Tilda Dan

 

24

Heinrich, Marie und Monika Bremser

Germany

1957

 

Berlin

 

 

Remarks:
1. Brian Phelps; see: http://phelpsfamilyhistory.com/branches/bremser/index.asp
2. Brian Phelps, see http://phelpsfamilyhistory.com/genealogy/d0014/f0000041.asp and Dale Norwood (by mail)
3.
www.familysearch.org
4. Not listed in Ellis Island records
5. The information at ellisisland.org is by mistake stating that Karl Bremser comes from Strelitz. This is based on a misinterpretation of the record (Courtesy of Brian Phelps)

 

Emigrants to Kanada

Not any  known yet

 

Emigrants to South America

Just one known emigrant ... (information to follow)

 

Emigrants to Australia

Just one known emigrant:

Henry Carl Broemser, born at 3rd March 1851 in Lorch/Rheingau as son of Heinrich Peter Brömser and Christina Müller. He married 1881 in Koblenz Christine Probst from Koblenz. Their first son George was born 1882  in Lorch/Rheingau. He emigrated with his wife Christina and infant son on the ship "El Dorado" to Australia, arriving on 26th June 1883. They took up residence in Toowoomba, Queensland. Henry was a stonemason/bricklayer who worked for the Toowoomba Council constructing the original kerbing and channelling in the streets of Toowoomba, which at the time was a small country town in its infancy. He was a very busy man and obviously a hard worker. His work also included working at the local quarry, extracting the stones to undertake his drainage work around the town streets. Henry and Christina had a further 7 children, 4 of which sadly died at a very young age (less than 12 months). The surviving children (not including George) were:
Henry Peter born 1883. Married Alice Zoller in 1910. He was also a bricklayer.
Christina born 1887. Married William Runge in 1915.
William Joseph born 1896. Married Annie Hartigan in 1924.

Henry Peter died at 16th July 1916 in Toowoomba, Queensland/Australia. His widow Christine followed him in 1926

 

Courtesy of Mr. Geoff Bates, Gympie, Queensland, Australia