Johann Zumbrunnen, the Younger

Life Sketch
Johannes Zumbrunnen, (known as der Jungerere; the younger) was the youngest son of Walter Zumbrunnen and Idda von Bramberg. He was likely born in the early- to mid-1400s. His older brother was also named Johannes.

Like his father and brother, Johannes the younger became involved in the civic life of Uri. He was a member of the council of Uri and in 1466 won an appointment to be the landvogt or bailiff of Sargans, where he lived in the majestic Sargans Castle. What would no doubt have been a promising career was cut short when he died in office in Sargans, in 1467. The cause of his death is unknown. He left behind two children, who must have been quite young when he died.

Vital Information

Name: Johann Zumbrunnen, der Jungerere
Sex: Male
Birth: Early- to mid-1400s
Residence: Attinghausen and Schattdorf
Offices: Landvogt of Sargans, 1466-67; Member of the Council of Uri
Death: 1467

Family Members

Father: Walter Zumbrunnen
Mother: Idda Von Bramberg
Siblings: Landammann Johann Zumbrunnen I, Margarita Zumbrunnen

Children: Ulrich Zumbrunnen


  • Johann Zumbrunnen, the younger, entry (translated to English) in the print version of the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  • Johann the younger is mentioned in his father’s entry in the Nobiliaire Militaire Suisse
  • Johann Zumbrunnen entry at (free registration required). His birth year is estimated as 1451, but that’s surely too late for him to have become a bailiff by 1466.
  • Johann Zumbrunnen, the younger, entry at Stammler Genealogie
  • Johann Zumbrunnen entry at genealogy website where there is a picture of his Coat of Arms that’s still on the walls of the Sargans Castle.

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