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Hans Jacob Brüllmann (1721 - 1796)

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Hans Jacob (Jacob) Brüllmann aka Prillaman, Grullman
Born in Thurgau, Switzerlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Callaway, Franklin County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Mar 2016
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Categories: Swiss Immigrants to America | Palatine Migrants | US Southern Colonist.

Jacob Brüllmann was a Palatine Migrant.
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US Southern Colonies.
Jacob Brüllmann settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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Hans Jacob Brüllmann emigrated to the American colonies in 1747 on the ship Lydia.


  • The Prillaman Family: An account of the descendants of Jacob Prillaman, Sr. (1721-1796) of Franklin County, Virginia', by Ellen Stanley Rogers, 1980, published by N.P. Miller.
  • Pennsylvania German Pioneers Pennsylvania German Pioneers contains the original lists of Palatine German pioneers who arrived at the port of Philadelphia from the years 1727 to 1808. Page 364, List #113 C. This list under Hans Jacob Grullman
  • The Prillaman Family website by maintained by Twyla Edwards, contains some images of original documents and photographs
  • Find A Grave Hans Jacob Brüllmann/Prillaman. Memorial# 61789382.

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On 4 Jan 2018 at 00:59 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

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Jacob Prillaman, Sr Birth 1721 •Switzerland Death 9 Sep 1796 •Callaway, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Burial Prillaman Cemetery • Callaway, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Memorial ID 61789382 Plaque Placed by Patrick Henry and General Joseph Martin DAR Chapter

He embarked on a journey to the colonies in 1747 on the ship Lydia. Before departure, he stated he was from Lohn in the canton of Schauffhausen, Switzerland and was headed for Philadelphia. The ship had 201 Swiss emigrants onboard; 134 men and 61 women. He arrived in Philadelphia on Sept. 24 where he signed his name as Hans Jacob Brüllmann on the list of abjuration.

On 17 Mar 2016 at 19:20 GMT Roger Shell wrote:

Please add the following source: *'The Prillaman Family: An account of the descendants of Jacob Prillaman, Sr. (1721-1796) of Franklin County, Virginia', by Ellen Stanley Rogers, 1980, published by N.P. Miller.

On 17 Mar 2016 at 01:58 GMT Twyla Dyer wrote:

List of 18th Century Emigrants from the Canton of Schaffhausen to the American Colonies, 1734-1752 by Ernst Steinemann lists Hans Jacob Brüllmann departing in 1747 on the ship Lydia.

Jacob is 20 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 16 degrees from Frances Weidman and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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