Bernreuther Family

April 6, 2009 - 4,937 views

I’m very interested in family history. My wife’s maiden name is Ann Marie Bernreuther, and here is the history of the family from Austria & Bavaria through their last 150 years in America. Some photos are first.

My future bride, Ann Marie Bernreuther, on her second birthday.

Ann Bernreuther second birthday 1

Ann Marie Bernreuther, almost 13, at home in Portville, NY.

Ann Bernreuther just prior to her 13th birthday

Bernreuther men in 1984 at family reunion in Almond NY.  Scott Bernreuther with son David on his shoulders, Mark Bernreuther holding our son John Lewis, Glenn Bernreuther and Alvin Bernreuther.

J11 Scott Mark Glenn Alvin Bernreuther with John and Scotts son 1984

Bernreuther is an uncommon name in both Germany and the US. I’ve been able to locate less than 40 residential phone listings in the entire US for the last name Bernreuther. There are under 30 residential listings with the name Bernreuter, which I believe may be an adaptation of the family name by another immigrant.

In the case of my wife’s family, the earliest documented ancestor is Hans Pernreitter – born before 1600, presumably in Upper Austria. He had two sons, Bernhardt Bernradter and Wolfgangus Bernratter. Her family is descended from Bernhardt, and she have relatives living in the area of Thalmaessing-Eysoelden, Bavaria, Germany. Bernhardt’s son Hanss emigrated from Austria to Bavaria following the 30-years war.

Descendants of Bernhardt Bernradter – who was born at the Mayr estate, Fronberg at Natternbach, upper Austria, before 1600

  1. 1 Bernhardt Bernradter – 1647
  2. … +Magdelena Bef 1600 – 1646
  3. …….. 2 Hannss Bernreuther 1614 – 1684Mr. Hanss is the ancestor of all following Bernreuthers and Bernreiters living in Franconia of our family.With all we know about him, he must have been a man of extra ordinary character and personality.Because of the historical events the documentary remark “Protocal Puerbach 111th volume treatise of Janner 1648” and his marriage date, we assume that Hanss, at the end of the 30-year War, 1648, left his native land because of religious reasons. Absolved all human relationships to his still living brothers and sisters, his friends and acquaintances, and broke away form his extra-ordinary (extraordinarily) beautiful home with its wide green meadows and dark forests and went at the age of 34 into unsecure conditions of the so called Margraveland. He did this to stay faithful to the religion of his parents, not to stay and be forced to become catholic. This was requested of all people in that area from the regent in Austria after the conditions of the Westphalia peace.
  4. ………….. +Margaretha Waldmueller – 1687
  5. ………………. 3 Margaretha Bernreuther 1650 –
  6. ………………. 3 Margaretha Bernreuther 1652 –
  7. ……………………. +Hans Phillipp Satzinger
  8. ………………. 3 Anna Margaretha Bernreuther 1654 – 1739
  9. ……………………. +Hans Georg Satzinger
  10. ………………. 3 Maria Bernreuther 1656 –
  11. ………………. 3 Johann Georg Bernreuther 1658 – 1714
  12. ……………………. +Elisabeth Hafner
  13. ………………. 3 Veit Ulrich Bernreuther 1660 – 1732
  14. ……………………. +Barbara Fuchs 1671 – 1693
  15. ………………. *2nd Wife of Veit Ulrich Bernreuther:
  16. ……………………. +Maria Emerling 1673 – 1737/38
  17. ………………………… 4 Veit Ulrich Bernreuther 1698 – 1781
  18. ……………………………… +Eva Maria Rabus 1703 – 1772
  19. ………………………………….. 5 Johann Georg Bernreuther 1734 –
  20. ……………………………………….. +Susanna Pfahler 1739 – 1783
  21. ………………………………….. *2nd Wife of Johann Georg Bernreuther:
  22. ……………………………………….. +Marg. Barbara Renner
  23. ……………………………………………. 6 Johann Georg Bernreuther 1791 –
  24. …………………………………………………. +Anna Maria Renner 1791 – 1840
  25. …………………………………………………….. 7 Johann Bernreuther 1818 – 1893 (*** THIS IS OUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTOR****)
  26. ………………………………………………………….. +Caroline Herpolzheimer – 1882
  27. ………………………………………………………………. 8 John Frederick Bernreuther 1855 – 1938
  28. ……………………………………………………………………. +Elizabeth Schust – 1925
  29. ………………………………………………………………………… 9 Edna Bernreuther 1888 – 1975
  30. ……………………………………………………………………………… +Louis Vogel
  31. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 10 Harold William Vogel 1915 –
  32. ……………………………………………………………………………………….. +Virginia Wellfare 1918 –
  33. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 10 Kenneth Frederick Vogel 1917 –
  34. ……………………………………………………………………………………….. +Helen Brog 1910 –
  35. ………………………………………………………………. 8 Paul Hermann Bernreuther 1858 – 1921
  36. ……………………………………………………………………. +Louise Friederike Brusehaber 1861 – 1962
  37. ………………………………………………………………………… 9 Walter John Bernreuther 1891 – 1951
  38. ……………………………………………………………………………… +Matilda Louise Julia Landahl 1894 – 1978
  39. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 10 Alvin Frederick Bernreuther
  40. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 10 Jane C Bernreuther
  41. ……………………………………………………………………………………….. +Glen Robert Scott
  42. ………………………………………………………………………………….. 10 Glenn Walter Bernreuther 1924 – 1990 (*** THIS IS MY WIFE’S FATHER***)
  43. ……………………………………………………………………………………….. +Marjorie Elaine Platt
  44. ………………………………………………………………………… 9 Alvin W. Bernreuther 1892 – 1898
  45. ………………………………………………………………………… 9 Lelia Marie Bernreuther 1897 – 1946
  46. ………………………………………………………………. 8 Amelia Bernreuther 1865 – 1933
  47. ………………………………………………………………. 8 Wilhelm Gotlieb Bernreuther 1869 – 1947
  48. ……………………………………………………………………. +Emma Holderle
  49. …………………………………………………….. 7 Maria Margareta Bernreuther 1819 – 1919
  50. ………………………………………………………….. +Georg Henry Fries
  51. …………………………………………………….. 7 Johann Georg Bernreuther 1820 – 1847
  52. …………………………………………………….. 7 Johann Michael Bernreuther 1824 – 1895
  53. ………………………………………………………….. +Suzanne Margareta Pfann – 1887
  54. …………………………………………………….. 7 Anna Maria Bernreuther 1825 – 1921
  55. …………………………………………………….. 7 Johann Karl Bernreuther 1828 – 1906
  56. ………………………………………………………….. +Anna Barbara Emmerling 1831 – 1897
  57. …………………………………………………….. 7 Veit Ulrich Bernreuther 1832 – 1913
  58. ………………………………………………………….. +Anna Maria Schmidt
  59. ……………………………………………. *2nd Wife of Johann Georg Bernreuther:
  60. …………………………………………………. +Anna Barbara Hemmeter 1807 – 1892
  61. ………………………………….. 5 Veit Ulrich Bernreuther 1741 – 1775
  62. ……………………………………….. +Barbara Buttner 1741/42 – 1790
  63. ……………………………………………. 6 Maria Kunigunde Bernreuther 1765 –
  64. ……………………………………………. 6 Johann Heinrich Bernreuther 1767 –
  65. ……………………………………………. 6 Johann Adam Bernreuther 1768 –
  66. ……………………………………………. 6 Anna Maria Bernreuther 1772 –
  67. ……………………………………………. 6 Veit Ulrich Bernreuther 1774 –
  68. …………………………………………………. +Anna Barbara Bernreuther 1772 – 1849
  69. …………………………………………………….. 7 Maria Magdalena Bernreuther 1792 –
  70. …………………………………………………….. 7 Anna Barbara Bernreuther 1794 –
  71. …………………………………………………….. 7 Eva Maria Bernreuther 1797 –
  72. …………………………………………………….. 7 Veit Ulrich Bernreuther 1798 –
  73. …………………………………………………….. 7 Johann Georg Bernreuther 1800 – 1834
  74. ………………………………………………………….. +Margaretha Barbera Dorner 1802 –
  75. ………………………………………………………………. 8 Johann Michael Bernreuther 1824 – 1853
  76. ………………………………………………………………. 8 Veit Ulrich Bernreuther 1826 – 1880
  77. ……………………………………………………………………. +Anna Barbara Dorner 1838 – 1909
  78. ………………………………………………………………. 8 Friedrich Bernreuther 1828 – 1829
  79. ………………………………………………………………. 8 Eva Maria Bernreuther 1830 –
  80. ………………………………………………………………. 8 Margaretha Barbara Bernreuther 1831 –
  81. ………………………………………………………………. 8 Georg Bernreuther 1833 – 1914
  82. ……………………………………………………………………. +Maria Kaussler
  83. ………………………………….. 5 Heinrich Bernreuther 1744/45 –
  84. ………………………………….. 5 Anna Maria Bernreuther 1744/45 –
  85. ………………………………….. 5 Johann Michael Bernreuther 1746 – 1746
  86. ………………………… 4 Anna Maria Bernreuther 1700 – 1770
  87. ………………………… 4 Hanns Michael Bernreuther 1705 – 1706
  88. ………………………… 4 Johann Georg Bernreuther 1708 – 1713
  89. ………………………… 4 Anna Ursula Bernreuther 1711 –
  90. ………………………… 4 Eva Bernreuther 1714 – 1715/16
  91. ………………………… 4 Catharina Bernreuther 1714 – 1717
  92. ………………. 3 Hanss Andreas Bernreuther 1661/62 – 1736/37
  93. ……………………. +Magdalena Uhl 1664 – 1692
  94. ………………. *2nd Wife of Hanss Andreas Bernreuther:
  95. ……………………. +Sophie Seibold 1674 –
  96. ………………. 3 Georg Friedrich Bernreuther 1664/65 – 1737
  97. ……………………. +Anna Maria Eissen 1666 – 1697
  98. ………………. *2nd Wife of Georg Friedrich Bernreuther:
  99. ……………………. +Dorothy Bachofen 1678/79 – 1707/08
  100. ………………. 3 Anna Ursula Bernreuther 1666/67 – 1710
  101. ……………………. +Daniel Muller 1664 – 1728
  102. ………………. 3 Maria Magdalena Bernreuther 1669 – 1669
  103. ………………. 3 Johannes Bernreuther 1670 – 1701/02
  104. ……………………. +Elisabeth Zahlbaum
  105. …….. 2 Georg Bernradter – 1700
  106. ………….. +Magdalena Schwenter
  107. …….. 2 Maria Bernradter
  108. ………….. +Thomas Eder
  109. …….. 2 Barbara Bernradter – 1666
  110. ………….. +Georg Auinger