In 1853 the Brauns moved to Friedrichsthal in the Bergthal Colony. They immigrated to Canada in 1875 where they settled in the village of Gnadenfeld in the Manitoba East Reserve and filed for a homestead in 1876 at SW 18-5-5. By the early 1880s, Jacob was farming more land than almost anyone else in Gnadenfeld. He also owned half the shares in the first threshing machine in the village. Jacob and Katherina Braun had eight children, three of whom died young. In many ways, Jacob Braun was the patriarch of the village of Gnadenfeld, being the oldest and wealthiest with four of his married children each taking a farmstead in the village within twelve years of arriving.
Jacob Braun died on 7 May 1919 in Grunthal, Manitoba. Katherina (Funk) Braun died there on 2 September 1920.
Braun, Ernest. "Gnadenfeld—The Funk Clan." Preservings No. 15 (December 1999): 90-91.
GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.03 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2007: #185170.
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