Brubacher is a Swiss Mennonite family name from the canton of Zürich. One of the converts of Blaurock was a certain Hans Brubacher of Zumikon, canton of Zürich. Another Hans Brubacher immigrated to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in about 1710. The family genealogist, Jacob N. Brubacher, says that Hans came from Switzerland. It is indeed certain that the family is Swiss, but the writer gives no proof of his assertion that the immigrant himself came immediately from Switzerland. Immigrant Hans settled on 500 acres of land along the Little Conestoga in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, and there built a grist- and sawmill. Of the nine sons and one daughter, all remained in Lancaster County except Abraham who settled in Virginia. The family provided much leadership for the Lancaster Mennonite Conference; the following served as bishops: Abraham Brubaker (1731-1811), his son Abraham (1774-1850), Jacob (1751-1831), John (1795-1870), Jacob N. Brubacher (1838-1913), and Isaac H. Brubaker (1858-1933). Of these leaders, by far the most influential was Jacob N. Brubacher, author of the genealogy, bishop for 46 years, and moderator of the Lancaster Conference for over 25 years. Brubacher was perhaps the strongest leader in the Lancaster Conference during the last half of the 19th century.
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|Author(s)||John C Wenger|
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Wenger, John C. "Brubacher (Brubacker, Brubaker, Brubaher, Brupacher) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 26 Jan 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Brubacher_(Brubacker,_Brubaker,_Brubaher,_Brupacher)_family&oldid=83568.
Wenger, John C. (1953). Brubacher (Brubacker, Brubaker, Brubaher, Brupacher) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 January 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Brubacher_(Brubacker,_Brubaker,_Brubaher,_Brupacher)_family&oldid=83568.
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