Josue Zumbrunnen III was the son of Heinrich Zumbrunnen and Maria Jauch, likely born around 1585. He was the third Zumbrunnen man with the name Josue, after his uncle and grandfather.
He was active in politics, where he was a member of the council of Uri, and in the military where he was a captain. He was some sort of deputy to the Catholic regions during the disputes sweeping Switzerland over the Protestant Reformation. He was a representatives to the Swiss diet from 1616 to 1635 and also served as the hospital bailiff in Altdorf from 1616 to 1618.
Whether he married or had children is unknown. In 1627 he obtained land rights in Obwalden, Switzerland which may indicate that he, and his family, ultimately emigrated. He died on October 10, 1643.
Name: Josue Zumbrunnen
Death: October 10, 1643
Father: Heinrich Zumbrunnen
Mother: Maria Jauch
Siblings: Landammann Johann Heinrich Zumbrunnen, Fr. Fridolin Zumbrunnen, Franz Zumbrunnen, Johann Zumbrunnen
Cousins: Burkhard Zumbrunnen, Erasmus Zumbrunnen, Mansuetus IV Zumbrunnen, Magdalena Zumbrunnen, Barbara Zumbrunnen
Second cousins: Caspar Zumbrunnen, Melchior Zumbrunnen, Franz Zumbrunnen, Catharina Zumbrunnen, Anna Maria Zumbrunnen, Balthasar Zumbrunnen, Madelaine Zumbrunnen, Mansuetus Zumbrunnen III, Joachim Zumbrunnen
Josue Zumbrunnen entry (translated to English) in the old print version Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
Josue is mentioned in Heinrich Zumbrunnen’s entry in the Nobiliaire Militaire Suisse
Josue Zumbrunnen entry at FamilySearch.org (free registration required).
Josue Zumbrunnen entry at Zumbrunnen-family.ch genealogy website.
Josue Zumbrunnen is included in Bucelin’s genealogy of the Zumbrunnen family from the 1600s. (He is the third person in the third line from the bottom; his name is written in Latin as “Josue zum Brunnen Capitaneus”)