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An American Family History

Brandstetter, Bloss and Spitelmaier Families

Ancestors of Daniel Branstiter

Daniel Branstiter was born in 1801 in Pennsylvania. His ancestors were German Palatine Lutherans who were driven out of Germany by war, famine, despotic rule, and disease. They were attracted to Pennasylvania by the first settlers who sent back favorable reports.

Johann Jacob Branstetter and Anna Magdalena Spitelmaier immigrated in 1738 to Pennsylvania on the ship Robert & Alice. 1738 was marked by considerable deprivation on the journey to America and became known as the the "Year of the Destroying Angels." Daniel's grandfather, John Jacob Branstetter was a private in the Northampton Militia during the American Revolution. The following generations of Brandstetters moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio. Many of the descendants were blacksmiths as well as farmers.

Daniel's great grandparents, Johann Conrad Bloss & Anna Magdalena Reber, brought their family to America from Germany in 1742. They settled in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania where they were active in the American Revolution.

Many thanks to Richard W. Brunstetter and Darlene Lockwood Kennedy who provided much for the research on this family.

Hans and Dorthea Spitelmaier
  • Hans Martin Spitelmaier DNA match
 

Andreas Brandstetter and Appolonia Egle 1692

Andreas Sigismund Brandstetter

Appolonia Egle Dosenbau Brandstetter

Aichau-Ansbach, Bayern, Middle Franconia, Germany
Thaleischweiler-Fröschen, Sudwestpfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany


Ansbach

Hans Martin Spitelmaier & Anna Catharina Willemann 1703

Baden, Hoffenheim, Germany
Berks County, Pennsylvania

John (Johann) Jacob Brandstetter & Anna Magdalena Spitelmaier 1745

Richmond Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Lutheran Church

Johann Conrad Bloss & Anna Magdalena Reber 1740

Johann Conrad Bloss

Anna Magdalena Reber Bloss

Germany
Heidelberg Township Northampton County (now Lehigh County), Pennsylvania

Courting

John Jacob Brandstetter & Maria Margaretha Bloß 1773

Heidelberg Union Church

Heidelberg Township, Northampton (now) Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

George Washington
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Daniel Brandstetter and Christina Bauman 1801

 

Towamensing Union Church

Heidelberg Luthern Church

1815 Indemnity Bond

Heidelberg Township, Northampton (now Lehigh County), Pennsylvania
German Township, Champaign (now Clark) County, Ohio


Elizabeth Morris
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Daniel Branstiter and Elizabeth Baker 1823


German Township, Clark County, Ohio
Dinsmore Township, Shelby County, Ohio
Jacksonville Township, Morgan County, Illinois

DNA match with other descendant in this line.
Henry Kibler
Magdalene Kibler Baker
Philip Baker
Elizabeth Baker Branstiter
Sarah Branstiter Taylor
Louisa Taylor Long
Viola Long Bertrand
Emma Ethel Bertrand
Virginia Smith Miller

DNA match with other descendant in this line.
Henry Kibler
Magdalene Kibler Baker
Philip Baker
Elizabeth Baker Branstiter
Sarah Branstiter Taylor
Louisa Taylor Long
Viola Long Bertrand
Emma Ethel Bertrand
Virginia Smith Miller

 

 

Bauman & Dreisbach
 
 
 

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