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Johannes Peter Pung (1799 - 1861)

Johannes Peter (John) Pung aka Pong, Boug, Bung, Bong
Born in Rheinbach, Rhineland, Prussia, Germanymap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 16 Jul 1839 in Langenfeld, Rheinland, Prussiamap
Descendants descendants
Father of and
Died at age 61 in Richfield, Washington, Wisconsin, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Jun 2018
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John Pung has German Roots.


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.[1] He was married to Maria Catherine Schu[e]ller on 16 July 1839 in Langenfeld, Rheinland, Prussia.[2] 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)[3] left from Le Havre, France on the Passenger Ship Robert Isaac and arrived in New York City on 18 October 1843.[4] They were all living together in Richfield, Washington, Wisconsin, USA from 1850 to 1860[5], and Moritz and Nicholas were both listed specifically in the 1860 census.[6] 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.[7]


  1. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch, Johannes Peter Pung, 05 Apr 1799; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,057,246.
  2. "Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch, Peter Pung and Maria Cath. Schuller, 16 Jul 1839; citing Katholisch, Langenfeld, Rheinland, Prussia; FHL microfilm 571,063.
  3. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch, Moritz Pung, 19 Mar 1842; citing ; FHL microfilm 571,063.
  4. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Showed up as hint in the family tree of Stephen C Sanders.
  5. "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.
  6. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch, Peter Pong, 1860.
  7. John Peter Pung.

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