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John Paul BRAUN Born-March 26,1894 New York City German or Swedish? BRAUNS

Query by lorrainef

Hello to all,
I am researching my maternal grandfather. John paul Braun, Born March 26,1894 in NY.City (at least I assume in NY.City) There is a possibility that he was from California, and that is why I have been going around in circles,the "brick Wall".
John paul's father's name- Anton or Alexander Braun
" "mother's name- Anna Trauoff or TRAVOFF possibly Russian/Bulgaria
John Paul was a plumber or Pipefitter,After his 1942,WWII registration card, he worked for the W.P.A Work projects Administration in NY.City.Addresses would be: 155,E.109 St.Manhattan NY. and 343,East 142 street Bronx NY. City in abt.1944
He was said to have a twin brother and a sister named Olivia, John was a redhead.

I was told that his family had a chocolate sweet shop, whether in the USA or Germany this can not be made clear. My grandfather claimed that his family was from Berlin Germany, this is doubtful, because the surname Braun is not widespread in Berlin,perhaps he was from a town near Berlin.My grandfather left for California in the 1950's with daughters Lanora Faith and Elizabeth. He died 1971 there.
I have recently been given a 1930 census with information that his parents were from SWEDEN,has anyone SWEDISH Brauns?
I would be grateful to find any living family connected to my BRAUN family.
Lorraine

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on 2012-06-09 12:18:49

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by Smile on 2013-06-12 04:40:24

Hi Lorraine,
I can't be extremely helpful, but I can tell you that I have ancestors with the surname Braun. They're also from Germany but migrated to Australia and Alexander is one of the family names. Although I believe my ancestor grew up in Hamburg, we might be distantly related (maybe!). I hope I've helped, but probably haven't,
- Smile.

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