The Website of the Brubaker Families of America

Securing and Promoting Brubaker Family History and Heritage

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In the late summer of 1717, immigrants by the name of Hans Brubaker and Christian Hershey, late of the Palatinate on the Rhine River in what is today Germany and Switzerland, arrived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Together, they purchased a 1,000 acre tract of land from William Penn’s agents. Hans’ cousin John arrived around the same time and purchased an additional 200 acres of land that adjoined the Brubaker/Hershey tract.  His other cousin Jacob (brother to John) also arrived in America at the same time.  The 1,000 acre Brubaker/Hershey tract was divided by them “by mutual consent” in 1718.  This division was legalized with the Christian Hershey heirs between 1729 and 1733.  Hans erected farm buildings, a grist mill and the first Mennonite meetinghouse in Lancaster County on his property.  Hans and his heirs purchased additional lands in Hempfield Township, Elizabeth Township, Rapho Township and in Page County, Virgina.

This website, by authorization of the Brubaker Families of America Association is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and dissemination of the history of the first Brubaker settlers from the Old World to arrive in North America.  It is also intended to be a gathering place of new or additional information to be shared with the larger Brubaker Family of today.  See photos, grave sites, learn of the history of the Brubaker Family’s ancestors; see what we are up to today through our annual reunion!

We welcome you to tour our website.  If you are a Brubaker or have Brubaker relatives, we invite you to contact us, and maybe even join us at our next annual family reunion!

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Reunion sign 2016

Reunion sign 2016

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Bachman Hall sign

Bachman Hall sign

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Entrance sign

Entrance sign

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Board Chair Dr. J. Kenneth Brubaker

Board Chair Dr. J. Kenneth Brubaker
Dr. J. Kenneth Brubaker, Brubaker Families of America Board Chair speaks to the assembly at the 94th annual family reunion.

Dr. J. Kenneth Brubaker, Brubaker Families of America Board Chair speaks to the assembly at the 94th annual family reunion.

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Conestoga Wagon and team

Conestoga Wagon and team
Conestoga Wagon and team, created by 94 year old "A-line" cousin Bob Noll.  It was patterned after the mule team and wagon used by his grandfather, Christian Brubaker (1869-1951).

Conestoga Wagon and team, created by 94 year old ‘A’ line’ cousin Bob Noll. It was patterned after the mule team and wagon used by his grandfather, Christian Brubaker (1869-1951).

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Christian Brubaker and his team

Christian Brubaker and his team
Christian Brubaker (1869-1951) of the 'A-line' of the Brubaker family with his mule team and Conestoga Wagon.

Christian Brubaker (1869-1951) of the ‘A’ line of the Brubaker family with his mule team and Conestoga Wagon.

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