Christian Brunner

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In 1854, after several years residence in Sonoma, however, the Donner girls left. Their eldest half-sister, Elitha, had married and Georgia and Eliza went to live with her.
 
In 1854, after several years residence in Sonoma, however, the Donner girls left. Their eldest half-sister, Elitha, had married and Georgia and Eliza went to live with her.
  
On September 9, 1858, Christian Brunner shot and killed his nephew. The young man had been troublesome and was forbidden the house, but returned and refused to leave when ordered. A quarrel arose, and Brunner fatally shot the younger man. "Drink, strong drink, has been his deadly foe, now the old man mourns a misspent manhood and a dishonored age." (''Sonoma County Journal'', 12 Feb 1859). Brunner was sentenced to eleven years imprisonment, but was released early.  
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On September 9, 1858, Christian Brunner shot and killed his nephew, Antone Bruner. The young man had been troublesome and was forbidden the house, but returned and refused to leave when ordered. A quarrel arose, and Brunner fatally shot the younger man. "Drink, strong drink, has been his deadly foe, now the old man mourns a misspent manhood and a dishonored age." (''Sonoma County Journal'', 12 Feb 1859). Brunner was sentenced to eleven years imprisonment, but was released early.  
  
 
From an anonymous article published in the Alta California 7 Oct 1859 (as reported by Robert Parmalee, ibid) "[Of the pioneers who came to Sonoma in 1846] [Christian] Bruner is in the State Prison, for murder, committed while under the crazing influence of strong drink."
 
From an anonymous article published in the Alta California 7 Oct 1859 (as reported by Robert Parmalee, ibid) "[Of the pioneers who came to Sonoma in 1846] [Christian] Bruner is in the State Prison, for murder, committed while under the crazing influence of strong drink."
  
 
[[Category:Sonoma County, California]]
 
[[Category:Sonoma County, California]]

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