Nicholaus Brenneisen

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  • Name Nicholaus Brenneisen 
    Born 1660  Lohrbach, Mosbach, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I3667  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2015 

    Father Mathias Brenneisen,   b. Aft 1618, of Lohrbach, Badden Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1700, Lohrbach, Badden Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 80 years) 
    Mother Agathe,   b. Aft 1618, , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rosiana Leys,   b. Abt 1670, , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Sep 1692  , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Hans or John Valentine Brenneisen,   b. 4 Nov 1698, Lohrbach, Mosbach, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, 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)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F445  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Notes from Rootsweb.com Worldconnect database ":480580" 22 Feb 2003:
      A. Data from Marion Thomas of Orting, WA, Pedigree Chart 1993.
      B. Aka Brennijben.
      C. "Descendants of Valentine Brenneisen, Arrived in Philadelphia in 1730," compiled by A. Hunter Rineer, Jr. of Lancaster, PA. 1982. A 13 page article.

      2. 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. Courtesy of Wilhelm Brenneisen."

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. FHL film 1597995 it. 21 "Brenneisen Family Notebook" was not helpful. It is a random collection of someone's notebook on the Brenneisens donated to the FHL in 1992. Most are scribblings and are in German. It does appear that the Brenneisens are a prominent family in the area from which they came from.