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Parents of Adam Clark Bruner (1833-1914)?

Query by rswellman

Adam Clark Bruner is my 2nd great grandfather. His eldest son Darius is my great-grandfather (b. Oct 1856 d. 1935). I am hitting the proverbial brick wall in discovering who Adam's parents were.

Adam Clark Bruner was born 29 Jun 1833 in Ontario, Canada. He died 17 Jan 1914 in Chemung, McHenry Co., Illinois USA, and is buried at the Poplar Grove Cemetery in Boone Co., Illinois. This information was found on his death certificate from Illinois. Unfortunately, the names of his mother and father were not provided, as I had hoped.

His wife's name was Sarah Ellen Riley, born about 1834 in Ontario and died in 1898 in Illinois. She is buried with Adam in Illinois. I believe her parents were Aaron Riley (1812-1892) and Hannah Groff (1816-1885).

Sometime in the 1850s, the Adam Clark Bruner family relocated to Illinois, USA. There my great-grandfather Darius married Sarah Jane Tofflemire, born 12 Dec 1850 in Illinois, died 1923 in Saskatchewan. My great-grandfather and most of his family moved back to Canada (Saskatchewan) in the early 1900s. His eldest daughter, my grandmother, remained in Minnesota USA.

After sifting through all the possible Bruner and Tofflemire family information I can find on-line and in books, I am at a loss as to the parentage of Adam Clark Bruner.

Does any of this sound familiar to any other Bruner researcher who can offer clues?

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on 2012-11-29 08:24:09

rswellman has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2011. is researching the following names: BRUNER.

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