Heinrich Zumbrunnen, Ensign

Life Sketch
Heinrich Zumbrunnen was the son of Josue Zumbrunnen and Margareta von Fleckenstein.

He was the church bailiff in Altdorf from 1592-94, and was a member of the council of Uri. He became a mercenary, where he was an ensign in the service of France. He married Maria Jauch, she was of the same family that his aunt Kunigunda Zumbrunnen married into when she married Jakob Jauch.

He died in 1619, and a number of sources say that he died in the Siege of Orleans. There’s a famous Siege of Orleans that involved Joan of Arc, but it occurred in 1428, so Heinrich must have died in some other French conflict near Orleans. He left behind five sons.

Vital Information

Name: Heinrich Zumbrunnen
Sex: Male
Birth: Mid- to Late-1500s
Residence: Altdorf
Offices: Church bailiff in Altdorf 1592-94; member of the Council of Uri
Death: 1619

Family Members

Father: Josue Zumbrunnen
Mother: Margareta Von Fleckenstein,
Siblings: Josue Zumbrunnen II, Margareta Zumbrunnen, Madelaine Zumbrunnen

Spouse: Maria Jauch
Children: Landammann Johann Heinrich Zumbrunnen, Fr. Fridolin Zumbrunnen, Franz Zumbrunnen, Josue Zumbrunnen, Johann Zumbrunnen

Cousin: Johann Zumbrunnen, Landvogt of Bollenze, Margareta Zumbrunnen, Dorothea Zumbrunnen


  • Heinrich Zumbrunnen entry (translated to English) in the old print version Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  • Heinrich Zumbrunnen entry in the Nobiliaire Militaire Suisse
  • Heinrich Zumbrunnen entry at FamilySearch.org (free registration required).
  • Heinrich Zumbrunnen entry at Zumbrunnen-family.ch genealogy website.
  • Heinrich Zumbrunnen is included in the Necrology of the Brotherhood of Old Grysen.
  • Heinrich Zumbrunnen is included in Bucelin’s genealogy of the Zumbrunnen family from the 1600s. (He is the first person in the fourth line from the bottom; his name is written in Latin as “Fridericus Henricus zum Brunnen”)

    1. […] in the Canton of Uri. Heinrich Zumbrunnen was the bailiff of Livinen from 1469 to 1472. Another Heinrich Zumbrunnen was the church bailiff of Altdorf in the 1500s. His son Johann Heinrich Zumbrunnen was the chief […]

    2. […] HEINRICH, son of no. 9, member of the council, councilman in 1613, church bailiff in Altdorf from 1592-1594, died in 1619 at the Siege of Orleans. (There’s a famous Siege of Orleans but it happened in 1428, so this obviously refers to some other battle.) […]

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