Johannes Peter "John" Pung was born on 5 April 1799 in Rheinbach, Rheinland, Prussia (in present-day Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) to Jakob Pung and Agnes Hei[d]t. He was married to Maria Catherine Schu[e]ller on 16 July 1839 in Langenfeld, Rheinland, Prussia. It is unknown if he had gotten married previously, but according to his immigration record, he came over with a few older children who were most definitely born to a different mother. Nevertheless, John, Catherine, his other children, and their at most two kids together born in Prussia (one of which was Moritz, AKA Martin) left from Le Havre, France on the Passenger Ship Robert Isaac and arrived in New York City on 18 October 1843. They were all living together in Richfield, Washington, Wisconsin, USA from 1850 to 1860, and Moritz and Nicholas were both listed specifically in the 1860 census. John worked as a farmer until he passed away in Richfield on 4 January 1861 at the age of 61 and is buried in Saint Marys Church Cemetery.
↑ "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch, Johannes Peter Pung, 05 Apr 1799; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,057,246.
↑ "Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch, Peter Pung and Maria Cath. Schuller, 16 Jul 1839; citing Katholisch, Langenfeld, Rheinland, Prussia; FHL microfilm 571,063.
↑ "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch, Moritz Pung, 19 Mar 1842; citing ; FHL microfilm 571,063.
↑Ancestry.com New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Showed up as hint in the family tree of Stephen C Sanders.
↑ "Wisconsin State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch, Peter Pung, Richfield Town, Washington, Wisconsin; citing line 22, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,032,689.
↑ "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch, Peter Pong, 1860.
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