The Palatinate is a region in south-western Germany. Many thousands of Palatine immigrants were driven out of Germany by war, famine, despotic rule and disease. They were attracted to Pennsylvania by the first settlers who sent back favorable reports.
Appolonia Egle (Eigle) Dosenbau Brandstetter was born on November 18, 1662 at 10:00 at night, in Aichau, Ansbach, Bayern, Germany. Her parents were Simon and Maria Egle. Simon was a farmer. She was named for her godmother whose name was also Appolonia.
She married Johann Dosenbau on November 18, 1690 in Aichau. His father was Simon Dosenbaum. He was a carpenter.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Ansbach or Anspach is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of Middle Franconia. Ansbach is 25 miles southwest of Nuremberg and 90 miles north of Munich, on the Fränkische Rezat, a tributary of the Main.
Europeans who made the voyage to America faced a difficult journey of several months.