Memorable Historic Bramwell Pioneer

William Joseph Rumburg (1841- 1909)


It has been reported that William Joseph Rumburg served as a Justice of the Peace in Bramwell, WV, between 1880-1890. He may have been the first licensed brewer in Virginia and West Virginia, and it is reported that his brewer was at the “mouth of Allen Creek and the New River”.

William Joseph Rumburg's obituary says he lived in Bramwell for 4 years and was justice of the peace for Rock District.

Information supplied by: Lynn Jewell Richardson. Efforts are underway to verify this information.

Birth: Sep. 3, 1841 in Virginia, USA - Death: Aug. 15, 1909 Mercer County, West Virginia, USA.

He started the cemetery when he set aside a plot of land on the hill behind his house. He was the devoted husband of Nancy Jane Rorrer Rumburg(1840-1935). The informant was William Herbert Rumburg(son).

Burial: Rumburg Cemetery, Spanishburg, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA.

Family links: Spouse: Nancy Jane Rorrer Rumburg (1840 - 1935) Children: Elias Rumburg (1865 - 1951)* William Herbert Rumburg (1875 - 1945)* Charles Crockett Rumburg (1876 - 1935)* Mary Beatrice Rumburg Spangler (1882 - 1964)* Cora Angeline Rumburg Griggs (1886 - 1964)* George Alexander Rumburg (1889 - 1932)*

Information supplied by: Kenneth Bowen.

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