Christened: 3 Jan 1815, Jegenstorf, Bern-Mittelland, Switerland
Marriage: Magdalena Catharina Maria LANGE about 1843
Died: 2 Nov 1892, Upper Moutere, .Nelson, New Zealand aged about 77
Another name for Johann was Matthias.
Skiold Ship: Captain: C Claussen Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Franz Bernhard Braun Sailed Hamburg 21st April 1844 - arrived Nelson 1st September 1844 Johann Matthias August Heinrich (Matthias) 29 Glashagen Shoemaker Magdalena Catherine (Lena) 22 Christian 1
BRUNING Family: Johann Matthias August Heinrich Bruning was born in Jarenstorf, Germany he was known as Matthias. He married Magdalena Catherina [ Lena] Lange. Matthias, Lena and little son Christian left from Glashagen village to Hamburg, where they sailed on the ship "Skiold" for Nelson. Son Henry was born at the immigration barracks in Nelson shortly after the arrival. Matthias obtained 4 acres of land in the German Village of Schonbach,after arriving in Nelson. The three Brunings were nauralised April 1845.They moved to Upper Moutere and lived in a modest cob cottage with a clay floor.They went on to have eight more children one daughter Anna Sophie being the wife of my ggrandfather George Emanuel Inwood. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Helen Jennings.
Johann married Magdalena Catharina Maria LANGE about 1843. (Magdalena Catharina Maria LANGE was born about 1821 in Glashagen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany and died in 1901.)