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A Mennonite family name in [[West Prussia|West Prussia]], Braun appeared in the rural [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] congregations and in [[Danzig (Poland)|Danzig]], where it was first mentioned in 1619. Twenty-two families of this name lived in West Prussia (without Danzig) in 1776, and 34 persons (including [[Elbing (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)|Elbing]]) in 1935. Members of this family migrated to [[Russia|Russia]] and subsequently to [[North America|North America]]. In 1955, the name was represented among Mennonite ministers in [[British Columbia (Canada)|British Columbia]], [[Saskatchewan (Canada)|Saskatchewan]], [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]] and [[California (USA)|California]]. A. Braun served many years as pastor at [[Ibersheim (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Ibersheim, Germany]]. [[Brown, Henry Jacob (1879-1959)|H.J. Brown]] ([[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]]) of [[Freeman (South Dakota, USA)|Freeman]], [[South Dakota (USA)|South Dakota]] was for many years a missionary in [[People's Republic of China|China]]. B. J. Braun of [[Dinuba (California, USA)|Dinuba]], [[California (USA)|California]] was president of the [[General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|Mennonite Brethren General Conference]]. [[Braun, Peter Jakob (1880-1933)|Peter J. Braun]] was an outstanding teacher in the Mennonite schools of South [[Russia|Russia]], and [[Braun, Heinrich Jakob (1873-1946)|Heinrich Braun]] was a publisher in South Russia. In the [[Netherlands|Netherlands]], especially in the province of [[North Holland (Netherlands)|North Holland]], the family of Bruyn or Bruin has often been found among the Mennonites.
 
A Mennonite family name in [[West Prussia|West Prussia]], Braun appeared in the rural [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] congregations and in [[Danzig (Poland)|Danzig]], where it was first mentioned in 1619. Twenty-two families of this name lived in West Prussia (without Danzig) in 1776, and 34 persons (including [[Elbing (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)|Elbing]]) in 1935. Members of this family migrated to [[Russia|Russia]] and subsequently to [[North America|North America]]. In 1955, the name was represented among Mennonite ministers in [[British Columbia (Canada)|British Columbia]], [[Saskatchewan (Canada)|Saskatchewan]], [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]] and [[California (USA)|California]]. A. Braun served many years as pastor at [[Ibersheim (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Ibersheim, Germany]]. [[Brown, Henry Jacob (1879-1959)|H.J. Brown]] ([[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]]) of [[Freeman (South Dakota, USA)|Freeman]], [[South Dakota (USA)|South Dakota]] was for many years a missionary in [[People's Republic of China|China]]. B. J. Braun of [[Dinuba (California, USA)|Dinuba]], [[California (USA)|California]] was president of the [[General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|Mennonite Brethren General Conference]]. [[Braun, Peter Jakob (1880-1933)|Peter J. Braun]] was an outstanding teacher in the Mennonite schools of South [[Russia|Russia]], and [[Braun, Heinrich Jakob (1873-1946)|Heinrich Braun]] was a publisher in South Russia. In the [[Netherlands|Netherlands]], especially in the province of [[North Holland (Netherlands)|North Holland]], the family of Bruyn or Bruin has often been found among the Mennonites.
 
 
 
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A Mennonite family name in West Prussia, Braun appeared in the rural Flemish congregations and in Danzig, where it was first mentioned in 1619. Twenty-two families of this name lived in West Prussia (without Danzig) in 1776, and 34 persons (including Elbing) in 1935. Members of this family migrated to Russia and subsequently to North America. In 1955, the name was represented among Mennonite ministers in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and California. A. Braun served many years as pastor at Ibersheim, Germany. H.J. Brown (General Conference Mennonite) of Freeman, South Dakota was for many years a missionary in China. B. J. Braun of Dinuba, California was president of the Mennonite Brethren General Conference. Peter J. Braun was an outstanding teacher in the Mennonite schools of South Russia, and Heinrich Braun was a publisher in South Russia. In the Netherlands, especially in the province of North Holland, the family of Bruyn or Bruin has often been found among the Mennonites.


Author(s) Gustav Reimer
Date Published 1953


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Reimer, Gustav. "Braun (Brown, Bruhn, Brun, Brunss, Bruens, Bruyn) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 12 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Braun_(Brown,_Bruhn,_Brun,_Brunss,_Bruens,_Bruyn)_family&oldid=75979.

APA style

Reimer, Gustav. (1953). Braun (Brown, Bruhn, Brun, Brunss, Bruens, Bruyn) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 12 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Braun_(Brown,_Bruhn,_Brun,_Brunss,_Bruens,_Bruyn)_family&oldid=75979.




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