Like his brother Heinrich Zumbrunnen, he made some sort of career in military service.
He was the hospital bailiff in Altdorf from 1586 to 1588 and later rose through the ranks to become the land captain (the top military officer) of Uri’s military. He was also a member of the Council of Uri.
He was married to Barbara Hassin of Glarus, Switzerland — a region to the east of Uri, and they had three sons and two daughters. Barbara may have died young because Josue married twice more. He had at least three children with Barbara Tschudi and was also married (without children) to Apollonia Jauch, the daughter of Johann Jauch and Darie Puntener, two prominent Uri families.
Some sources say he died in 1608, but school records say his son Conrad was born in 1613 and that Josue was still alive in 1628.
Name: Josue Zumbrunnen
Birth: Mid- to Late-1500s
Offices: Hospital bailiff in Altdorf 1586-1588
Spouse: Barbara Hassin, Barbara Tschudi, Apollonia Jauch
Children with Barbara Hassin: Burkhard Zumbrunnen, Erasmus Zumbrunnen, Mansuetus IV Zumbrunnen, Magdalena Zumbrunnen, Barbara Zumbrunnen
Children with Barbara Tschudi: Jacob Zumbrunnen, Paschal Zumbrunnen, Conrad Zumbrunnen