To discover more, I began to search newspaper databases. I subscribed to newspaperarchive.com and found other websites where many other newspapers had been indexed. These proved to be much more valuable in 2008 and 2009 as more newspapers from more cities were indexed but this was a start.
So let’s summarize what I know at this time. There is a Samuel Braunhart, who immigrated in 1862 at the age of 14 and ended up in
And in his death notice in the San Francisco Call emerges the first of what I began to signify as the Braunhart “stragglers”, his nephew Jacob. More about the “stragglers” later.
And now I knew at least the name of my great great grandmother – Sara Braunhart Bernstein, Samuel’s older and only sister.
And then I found the oldest Braunhart sibling – Bernhard, who was the first Braunhart to come to
There is one more Braunhart sibling to go – but that had to wait until 2009.