Jacob Brogunier 1772-1842
A Thumbnail Biography by David C. Procuniar
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Jacob Brogunier, The son of Peter Brockunier Sr. (1727-1804) & Margaret (1733 Dutch died before 1803).  Jacob was born 23 Jun 1772, Washington Co, Maryland. Married 1st Margretha 16 Nov 1794 Washington, County, Maryland. Married 2nd Elizabeth Hetrick 16 Nov 1797. Orphans Court Records, Bedford County Pennsylvania Court house August 1827 show Jacob's last name spelled "Brucuner".

           Jacob Brogunier had seven (7) grand-sons who all fought in the Civil War.

Jacob was listed as a farmer; attended the German Reformed Church; and was born on his fathers farm, "Hagers Long Hickory." Jacob was known as "Old Mr. Huguenot."

Ref: Dwayne Lewis Pretzer, Old Farm Road Charlottesville, VA 22903. Dwayne has researched the Bragonier & Boward surnames. Dwayne's lineage goes up through Peter Brockunier Sr.

Ref: BBR's book page 17, Jacob's will 1842 in Court House in Hagerstown, Maryland. His will dated 9 Jun 1840 and probated on 12 Oct 1842.

Children  by Jacob's first wife Margretha
John Jacob, Brogunier Born 31 Mar 1798, Washington County, Maryland, died 1873
John Brogunier  born 25 Oct 1797

Children by second wife Elizabeth Hetrick
Susan Brogunier, born 31 Mar 1798, Washington County, Maryland.
Elizabeth Brogunier, born 10 Jun 1800, Washington County, Maryland.
Margaret Brogunier, born 20 Aug 1802, Washington County, Maryland; married Job MacNamee 11 Mar 1829

Jacob Jr Brogunier, born 15 Sep 1804, Washington County, Maryland.

Daniel George  Brogunier, born 10 Oct 1808, Washington County, Maryland; married Mary E. Shindler

Mary, Brogunier, born 1811, Washington County, Maryland; married Leonard Middlekauff on 24 Feb 1831 in Washington County, Hagerstown, Maryland.  

Information for this page was researched by David C. Procuniar. Additional information supplied by the following:
…Mrs. Kathryn (Carroll) Keegan, 12106 Kober Road, La Porte City, IA …50651-2130;
…Mrs. Elaine Allen, R. R. 1 Box 418, Belle Fourche, SD 57717;
…Mrs. Jane K. Maurer, 2205 EMBE, Pasadena, TX 77502-3902;
…Mrs. Joanne Harvey, 2420 Newport Drive, Lansing, Michigan.

The Bragonier Family by Georgiana H. Randall 1969, page 64 stating that Daniel Bracunier was married twice, once in 1800 and again on 28 May 1811 to a Barbara Rohrer.
The Bragunier Family in America by Brittian Bragunier Robinson 1969
First Reformed Church of Hagerstown Maryland church records on LDS micro-film

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