Johann Jacob Brenneisen

Male 1733 - 1778  (45 years)


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  • Name Johann Jacob Brenneisen 
    Born 17 Sep 1733  East Cocalico Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1778  Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3665  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2015 

    Father Hans or John Valentine Brenneisen,   b. 4 Nov 1698, Lohrbach, Mosbach, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1737, Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Anna Margaretha Hertzler,   b. Abt 1700, , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Feb 1758, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1724  AdelshOfen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Juliana Sower,   b. Abt 1735, of Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married of, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Veronica or Fronica Wampfler,   b. 5 Nov 1726, Hinsingen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. of, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Jan 1747  Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Annville Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Notes from Rootsweb.com Worldconnect database ":480580" 22 Feb 2003:
      A. Muddy Creek Lutheran Records of Lancaster Co., PA, per Annette K. Burgert, "18th Century Emigrants, Northern Kraichgau, PA." German Soc. Pertinent pages in custody of P. J. Phipps. Pg. 74.
      B. Books, "Wamplers in America," by G. M. Shouse - 929.273, W181sh; "Wampler Family History 1701-1980" by Fred Wampler 929.273 W 181-w.
      C. Book, "Brenizer Then and Now," by The Brenizer Historical Society. Pub. Jun., 1988. Jacob and his son Michael and his family left the Lutheran Church, according to the church records, and became Tunkers. Barbara, Michaels, wife, had been a Mennonite. (Probably after 1750)

      2. Notes from Rootsweb.com Worldconnect database ":480580" 22 Feb 2003:
      A. Children:
      John Michael Brenneisen, b: 6 Oct 1747 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
      John Jacob Brenneisen, b: 28 Sep 1749 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
      Anna Elizabeth Brenneisen, b: 1750 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
      B. At Hill Church (Ber Kirche, Church on the Quitapohila) a record exists which shows the marriage of Jacob Brenneisen and Anna Veronica Wampfler in 1747. Married in Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lebanon Twp. Book of Records of Rev. John Casper Stover. Lebanon Co. Hist. Soc.
      C. Eichtersheim and Sinsheim Lutheran Records, per Annette K. Burgert, "18th Century Emigrants, Northern Kraichgau," PA German Soc. Pg. 75. D. Book, "Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America," by Annette Kunselman Burgert. Pg 75 & 521. E. "Pennsylvania German Pioneers," by Ralph Beaver Strassburger, LL.D. Publication of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727-1808. Vol. 1, Arrived on Ship Alexander & Anne, 5 Sept. 1730. Pg 35. F. Lancaster Co., PA 1750 Tax Records, Vol. 3, by Gary Hawbaker & Clyde Groff shows a John Breneisen in Leacock Twp. taxed for the year 1758.
      G. [Note the following is contrary to what I use since George came over in 1730 on the Ship "Alexander and Anne" and there is nothing known thereafter of this George or any descendants in most Breneisen family histories - hence I subscribe to Jacob being the son of Hans Valentine Breneisen b. in 1733 in PA as seems to be generally accepted.] Father: George Michael Brenneisen, b: 9 Dec 1702 in Eichtersheim, Lohrbach, Germany. Johann Jacob Breneisen, [supposedly] b. 12 Aug 1729 at Sinsheim, Germany.

      3. Http://www.geocities.com/breniser2000/brenizerhistory.html: from "Breniser, Then and Now" (1730-1988) published by the Brenizer Historical Society (Breniser Family and Brenizer town history): "History of Brenizer, Pennsylvania. Nestled in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, on the northern edge of Westmoreland County, lies the small village of Brenizer. Although approximately 175 families live here at the present time, this was not always a village. In the 1800's, this area was owned by the Breniser family and used as a farmland, but hidden under this land was a rich treasure of coal. When the mining days began, the town was slowly built up to be one of the nicest mining towns in this area. We have traced some of the ancestors of the original Breniser family to Germany, where some descendants still live. The name Breniser comes from the name Brennelsen, which means: Bren (Burn) Eisen (Iron). Through the years, the Breniser name has been spelled many different ways. Hans Veltin (John Valentine) and Gorge Michel (George Michael) Brenneisen arrived in Philadelphia in September of 1730 on the ship named Alexander and Ann. Their records, including taking the Oath of Allegiance to King George III, are documented in the Pennsylvania Archives and also in Daniel Rupp's list of German passengers, which is considered to be a classic in the documentation of German immigrants. The two immigrants came from the Palatinate; that region of the Neckar Valley, southeast of Heidelberg, is now in the state of Baden-Wurrtenberg. This particular branch of the family, according to Wilhelm Brenneisen, the present day family historian in Germany, came from Lohrbach. Before immigrating, they worked on a large farm as day laborers. The name of the farm and village, still existing today, is called the Damnhof. John Valentine Brenneisen had several children when he arrived in the United States in 1730, and he had more children after he settled here. George Michael seems to have disappeared from sight soon after he arrived, since nothing more has been discovered about him. John Valentine's children grew up in Lancaster County. At the same time, however, the names Jacob and Christian were appearing on tax records in Bedford and Somerset Counties, and family members think they are George Michael's descendants. At Hill Church (Berg Kirche, Church on the Quitapohila) a record exists that shows the marriage of Jacob Brenneisen and Anna Veronica Wampfler in 1747. Later that year, a son, Michael, was born, followed by a son Jacob and a daughter Anna Barbara. We believe that Michael, born in 1747, is the father of Peter Breniser, who came to Westmoreland County. There is no documentation to prove this, but the family believes this. Jacob, the father of Michael, and his family left the Lutheran Church, according to the church record, and became Tunkers. Michael's wife, Barbara Myers Movers, was a Mennonite. Apparently, they did not keep records as the Lutherans did, therefore we cannot obtain any information on their church life. Michael is listed in the Pennsylvania Archives on the Revolutionary War lists, but he is also listed as a conscientious objector who did not want to fight because of his religious beliefs. In the State Archives in Harrisburg, Michael was continually being fined for not showing up to church, and so forth. Michael is listed as a head of household in the 1790 census. The family probably moved around quite a bit, and Michael is found in Elk Lick and Brothers Valley Townships in Lebanon and Somerset Counties prior to 1800. He is located in the south of Westmoreland County by 1802. A copy of a land transaction between Michael Breniser and John McCabe, dated October 1, 1802, was found. Both parties are said to be of Unity Township, Westmoreland County. It was the sale of twenty acres, "a piece of ground whereon he now lives situated on the waters of the Nine Mile Run." On April 4, 1805, Michael Breniser bought 225 acres. In 1812, Michael bought from Jacob Inistman 152 acres in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County. On July 2, 1816, Michael and Barbara Breniser of East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, sold 152 acres to Peter Lucks for $4.258. In 1820, Michael is found in West Huntingdon Township on the Federal Census records, but has never been found on any record afterward. Although there are many descendants of George Michael Brenneisen and John Valentine Brenneisen, the descendants who are of great importance to this history were born in the 1800's. Down through the years, some of the same names were used repeatedly and, as a result, it can become very confusing to the reader. Whenever possible, we have used middle initials to distinguish between various family members. Although the original descendants settled in various places in Pennsylvania, moving often and buying other pieces of property, they eventually settled in Derry Township. Courtesy of Wilhelm Brenneisen."

      4. FHL 929.273 W181sh book "Wamplers in America," by Genevieve M. Shouse, pp. 12-13:
      A. "Anna Veronica Wampler... was married 13 Jan 1747 at Hill Lutheran Church, Lebanon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to John Jacob Brenneisen, son of Hans Valentine Brenneisen and Margaretha ___. John Jacob was born 17 Sep 1733 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. They had at least three children baptized at Hill Lutheran Church, then after 1750 they 'denounced Evangelical truth and Lutheran Church and became Dunkers.' When Anna Veronica died is unknown, but John Jacob Brenneisen was married a second time."
      B. Referenced sources:
      a. Parish Register, the Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church, Annville-Cleona, PA, FHL974.819 V26L.
      b. Archival Records, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

      5. There is some discrepancy between birth and marriage dates since it appears with the dates I am using that he was only 14 when marrying which certainly seems incorrect.

      6. FHL book 974.8 B4 pgp, Pennsylvania German Society, vol. 16, 1983, "Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German-speaking Lands to North America," vol. I: The Northern Kraichgau, by Annette Kunselman Burgert, pp. 74-75:
      "Pennsylvania records:
      Stoevers's Record: m. 13 Jan. 1747 Jacob Brenneiser and Anna Veronica Wampfler, Lebanon
      Hill Lutheran Church, North Annville Twp., Lebanon Co.:
      Jacob Brenneissen and wife Veronica had:
      1. Joh. Michael b. 6 Oct. 1747
      2. Joh. Jacob b. 28 Sept. 1749
      3. Anna Elisabetha bp. 28 Oct. 1750
      ("Renounced Evangelical truth and the Lutheran Church and became Dunkers.")
      Jacob Brenniser, Lebanon tp., Lancaster co., nat. Philadelphia Fall 1765, without taking an oath."

      5. FHL book 974.8 B4 pgp, Pennsylvania German Society, vol. 16, 1983, "Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German-speaking Lands to North America," vol. I: The Northern Kraichgau, by Annette Kunselman Burgert, pp. 74-75:
      "Adelshofen = 7519 Eppingen
      69. Breneisen, Joh. Valeintin
      "Alexander & Anne," 1730
      S-H 36
      Adelshofen Lutheran KB:
      m. 8 Nov. 1724, after premature concubitum, Valentin Brenneisen, servant of Samuel Bar, Anabaptist, and Margaretha Hertzler (Catholic), daughter of Andreas Hertzlin of Gimbert. Joh. Valentin Breneisen, day laborer at the Dammhoff, and wife Anna Margaretha (Catholic) had:
      1. Job. Friedrich b. 23 June 1726
      2. Joh. Rudolff b. 21 Sept. 1728
      Pennsylvania records:
      Muddy Creek Lutheran KB, Lancaster Co.:
      Valentin Brenn Eisen, deceased, had:
      1. Joh. Martin b. 4 Sept. 1731
      2. Joh. Jacob b. 17 Sept. 1733
      3. Joh. Cunradt b. 1 Feb. 1736
      Joh. Valentin Brenneisen and wife Margaretha sp. 1736 a child of Philipp Schweickert. m. 13 Sept. 1737 Johannes Ulrich and Margaretha Brenn Eisen, surviving widow of Valentin.
      Stoever's Records:
      m. 17 Jan. 1749 Rudolph Brenneisen and Anna Barbara Schaeffer, Cocalico
      Pennsylvania Patent Book AA-2:518
      Warrant dated 30 Apr. 1746, surveyed 13 Dec. 1748, A 154 A. tract in Earl twp., Lancaster co. to Hans Urigh. Urigh died, leaving land to two step-sons, Conrad and Valentine Breneisen. Valentine released his right to Conrad on 15 Mar. 1758. Patented 13 Feb. 1762, recorded 19 Feb. 1762.
      Rudolph Breneisen nat. Philadelphia 10 April 1760."

      6. Mentioned in will of stepfather in FHL Book: "The Brandhofer, Brauneler, Brenneiser Family from Eastern to Western Pennsylvania," compiled by W.R. Branthoover, 1978, p. 64, has the following excerpt: "After the death of Hans Valentine his widow Margaretha married Jo Urick whose will follows:
      Earltown [Earl Township] the 7th February 1758.
      Even this puts me in mind of going hence and of my Mortalyty because God Hath Wisietet me with an hard Sicknis and it is Seemingly Nigh Deth by Virtue of these Letters Given befor God the Allmighty and the under writen witnesses my Last will.
      I John Urick Give and Give over to my two StepSons namly Conrad and Valentin Op, Rudolph Breneisen, Henry Kemper and Jacob Holtzinger, with wagon harness and Geers and Horned Cattle in Sumaall what is on the Place, thethern and ther Heirs for there own. Excepting my wife, their mother, shall have the out standing mony the Grain on the Loft and the Grain now Standing in the feeld and for her Maintainans During her Life the one halfe of wht Stands in the Agreement wich Christian Harman Hath in Kiping an and I Bequeth to my Brother Valentin Urick in Tolpehoken for his Heirship, Five pound to my Sister Ottilia in Dutchland one Shilling Starling for her Shear. To my Step-son Rudolph Breneise one Shilling Starling for his Shear and to Martin Breneisen one Shilling Starling for his Shear and Jacob Breneison one Shilling Starling for his Shear and further the Luthern Church Four pounds Ten Shillings and I Chuse for Executors Henry Sower and Valentin Opp for that the articels for my last will shall all be kept befor God the Father the Son and the Holy Ghost and witnesses present beside my own hand and Seal. John Gehr and George Yundt. Johnnes Urick seal. (The above will is transcribed from the original which is written in German.)"

      7. Mentioned in brother Rudolff's will per FHL Book: "The Brandhofer, Brauneler, Brenneiser Family from Eastern to Western Pennsylvania," compiled by W.R. Branthoover, 1978, p. 63, has the following excerpt: "Rudolph Brenneisen, b. ca 1729 d between Oct. 18 & Nov. 17, 1764, m. Jan. 17, 1749 Anna Barbara Shaffer. Last Will and Testament:
      "In the Name of God, Amen. I, Rudolph Breinisen of Earl Township in the County of Lancaster and Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman, being weak in Body, but of sound Memory (blessed be God) do this Eighteenth Day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sisty Four, Make and Publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say)
      Imprimis; my will is that my Just debts and Funeral charges be paid by my Executor.
      Item, I give to the Church wardens of the Luthern Church built on George Verns land the sum of Five pounds to be laid out by them towards the keeping up and in repair the said Church.
      Item, I give to the poor, the blind and lame who go about the Country for relief the Sum of Five pounds - to be delivered into the hands of my friend John Schultz and by him distributed among such poor aforesaid. The said Sums to be paid to the use aforesaid by my Executor within two Months after my decease.
      Item, I give to my beloved wife Barbara the choice of one of my Beds and Bed Cloaths and one Chest and the one third of the remainder of all my Estate, real and personal whatsoever. To be paid to her within one year after my decease by my Executor herein after named.
      Item. I give to my daughter Cathrine the Sum of Twenty-five pounds Pennsylvania Money, to be paid to her by my said Executor within three years after my decease, and I do appoint my brother-in-law Philip Shaffer to take care of the said Money to put it out on Interest and pay her such a sum of it at any time as he shall think necessary towards her maintainance and learning, and the whole of it he shall pay to her or her heirs when she is Eighteen years of age.
      Item, all the rest and residue of my goods chattels and personal Estate whatsoever I give to my Four Brothers (viz) Martin, Jacob, Cunrad. and Valentine to be Equally divided among them allowing my two brothers Martin & Jacob Ten pounds a piece more than my other brothers.
      And I make Constitute ordain my said brother Jacob Branisen Sole Executor
      of this my will in trust for the intents & purposes in this my Will Contained. In witness whereof, I the said Rudolph Branisen have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal the Day and Year above written.
      Signed Sealed and delivered by the said Rudolph Branisen as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who were present at the Signing and Sealing thereof. Henry Sower & George Yondt, the Witnesses. Sealed and signed Rudolph Branisen."

      8. FHL film 599224 it. 2 "Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church, near Cleona and Annville in North Annville Township, Lebanon Co., PA. Parish Registers 1743-1943," p. 21:
      "Jacob Brenneissen and wife Veronica (Renounced Evangelical truth and the Lutheran church and became Dunkers)
      -A son Joh. Michael b. 6 Oct 1747, bapt. 8 Nov 1749, sponsors: Joh. Michael Wamfler and wife.
      -A son Joh. Jacob, b. 28 Sep 1749, bapt. 1 Nov 1749, sponsors: Johan Peter Wampfler and his wife Maria Barbara.
      -A daughter Anna Elisabetha, b. 1750, bapt. 28 Oct 1750, sponsors: Michael Wampfler and his wife.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Http://www.pa-roots.com/~lancaster/church/stoever/stoevermarriage1.html: "Marriage Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania," compiled by Mildred Smith (msmith@cybermania.net); these following individuals are all relatives and the marriage of this person is noted with an asterisk:
      1737 09 18 Brenneis, Margaretha (Cocalico) - Uhrich, Johannes 1749 01 17 Brenneisen, Rudolph - Schaeffer, Anna Barbara (Cocalico) *1747 01 13 Brenneiser, Jacob (Lebanon) - Wampsler, Anna Veronica (Lebanon) 1743 09 26 Brenneiss, Anna Barbara (Swatara) - Wampler, John Peter 1751 01 21 Brennersen, John - Minier, Christina(Bethel)
      1743 09 26 Wampler, John Peter - Brenneiss, Anna Barbara (Swatara) 1746 01 07 Wampsler, Anna Magdalena (Lebanon) - Boger, Mattheis (Lebanon) *1747 01 13 Wampsler, Anna Veronica (Lebanon) - Brenneiser, Jacob (Lebanon)

      2. FHL 929.273 W181sh book "Wamplers in America," by Genevieve M. Shouse, pp. 365-6, gives some of the history of the "The Hill Church (Berg Kirche)": "The Hill Church is located four miles northwest of Lebanon, Pennsylvania in North Annville Township. It was built in 1733 and was used jointly by the Lutheran and Reformed congregations. Ref. John Casper Stoever formed the congregation in 1733. Rev. Stoever called it 'the church on the Quittapahilla' because he lived and had a mill on that stream. The Hill Church was the first organization for religious services in what is now Lebanon County and was the first to erect church buildings. According to Egle's history of Lebanon County, '...In 1754, and thereafter, when the Indians made frequent incursions, people often took their guns with them to defend themselves against savages. During divine service men with loaded muskets were placed at the door as sentinels.' The present church, built in 1837, is the third church in the same location. An ancient grave yard adjoins the church and many old markers are long gone. [The book has a picture rendering of the old two story Hill Church.]"

      3. FHL film 599224 it. 2 "Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church, near Cleona and Annville in North Annville Township, Lebanon Co., PA. Parish Registers 1743-1943," p. 121:
      "Jacob Brenneyssen and Anna Veronica 13 Jan 1747."

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. Books, "Wampler Family History 1500s - 1700s" and "Wampler Family History 1701-1980," by Fred B. Wampler, Ph.D.

      2. Rootsweb.com Worldconnect database ":480580" 22 Feb 2003.

      3. The book, FHL 929.273 w181wf, "A Wampler Family History," by Roy H. Wampler, Chevy Chase, MD, 1999. He adds the following additional sources:
      a. Annette Kunselman Burgert, "Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America," Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1992.
      b. "Early Lutheran Baptisms and marriages in Southeastern PA: the Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever from 1730-1779," Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1988.

      4. FHL book 929.273B735bw p. 63: "The Brandhofer, Brauneler, Brenneiser Family from Eastern to Western Pennsylvania," compiled by W.R. Branthoover, 1978.