1. Theis (Matthias) von BRUCHHAUSEN was born about 1550. He possibly came from Bruchhausen which was near Weyer, Lahn in Hassia-Nassau, Germany.
Theis married Anna ...... NN before 1604 in Obernhof.
He is noted in a taxlist of Obernhof from 1604 with his
wife Anna and son Joh.Gerlach
as an inhabitant without house and land and without being a citizen.
(This „von Bruchhausen“[from Bruchhausen] in this case is not a nobel-name but only the description of his place of origin, later the family used this placename for their surname. The village of Bruchhausen became a deserted place during the Plague-epidemic in 1607.
In area of the nearby village of
Holzappel there was a big farm, owned by the noble family “von Stein” called
“Steinischer Hof von Bruchhausen”. The tenants of this farm where also a Bruchhausen-family tracing back in the churchrecords of Holzappel till abt. 1640. This family was possibly also related to this Bruchhausen-line,
but it has not been proven, and this family is now extinct.)
They had children, the following child is proven:
+ 2 M i Johann Gerlach von BRUCHHAUSEN was born about 1580/1590 and died on 25 Feb 1660 or 1661.
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