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  Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg  and  Anna Brandenburg

Our first ancestor to come to America, Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg, was born on 24 August 1722.  His birthplace is the town of Winkelbach, in the parish of Hochstenbach, Germany.

Wilhelm married Anna (maiden name unknown).  Information about her family, their marriage, and their life in Germany has not been found.

Wilhelm came to America with his wife Anna (maiden name unknown), and his brother Mathias, on the aptly-named ship "Two Brothers".  The ship was commanded by Thomas Arnot, ship's master.  She sailed from Rotterdam, Holland, stopped at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, and landed at Philadelphia on 15 September 1752.

A typical ocean voyage at that time took two months.  Ships were small, conditions were crowded, and food and water rations were limited.

When he arrived in America, Wilhelm (born 1722) was 30 years of age.  His brother Mathias (born 1738) was about 14.

When they landed in Philadelphia, male passengers aged 16 and over were required to take the oath of allegiance to their new country.  The oath was taken in the Court House in Philadelphia.  It was witnessed by the Mayor of Philadelphia.

Here is the list of those who took the oath of allegiance.

Ship 'Two Brothers' Adult Male Passengers

From "Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808" by R. B. Strassburger and W. J. Hinke; (Pennsylvania German Society, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1934)

Below are the signatures of the men who took the oath of allegiance on 15 September 1752.  There are two pages.  "Wilhelm Henrich Brandenburger" is on page 2.  His signature is about halfway down, on the right side -- his is the longest signature on the page.


Wilhelm Heinrich
Brandenburg

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Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg and Anna settled in Frederick County, Maryland, raising their family there.   Wilhelm died on 24 March 1796 and is buried in the Old Lutheran Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland.

Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg and Anna had nine children -- six sons and three daughters:

  • Elizabeth, born Bet. 1740 - 1749
  • Anna Maria, born Bet. 1745 - 1755
  • Samuel, born 1756
  • William, born 1757     (we are descended from him)
  • Henry, born 1760
  • Aaron, born 1761
  • Eve Catherine, born Abt. 1762
  • Mathias, born Abt. 1763
  • John, born Bet. 1764 - 1770.

Our family is descended from their son, William.

Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg gave his name to his son.  In America, the name was Anglicized from "Wilhelm" to "William".

Our Family Relationship

Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg (born 1722) and Anna (maiden name unknown) are:

  • Parents of William Brandenburg Jr (born 1757)

  • Grandparents of William Brandenburg III (born 1785)

  • Great-Grandparents of Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore (born 1815)

  • Great-Great-Grandparents of William Thomas Shore (born 1846)

  • Great-Great-Great-Grandparents of Jesse Perry Shore (born 1877)

  • Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents of:
      ...... Ernest James Shore (born 1904)
      ...... Mary Louise (Shore) Green (born 1907)
      ...... Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts (born 1910)
      ...... Jessie Kathryn (Shore) Kollenberg (born 1912)
      ...... Frances Shore (born 1916).

... and a Generation Later:

Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg and Anna Brandenburg are:

  • Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents of:
  ...... Joseph Oliver Roberts Jr (born 1933)
  ...... James Jesse Roberts (born 1936)
  ...... Carole Ann Roberts (born 1938)
  ...... Thomas Green (born 1943)
  ...... Carl Joseph Kollenberg Jr (born 1944)
  ...... Cheryl Sue Roberts (born 1945)

... and a Generation Later:

Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg and Anna Brandenburg are:

  • Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents of
    persons in these families:

..... Chiappone
..... Dormer
..... Gebhardt
..... Graves

..... Green
..... Hensley
..... Pennycuff
..... Rasmussen

..... Reber
..... Roberts
..... Savageau
..... Sutter

..... Tasker
..... Ward
..... Whetstine

  Documents

All of these documents are shown below.

Courtesy of Pat Bristley

Our family has been fortunate to communicate with Patricia Bristley, a dedicated researcher of the Brandenburg heritage.

Pat is a descendant of Alexander Heinrich Brandenburg (Abt. 1721-1793), older brother of our direct ancestor Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg (1722-1796).

Alexander Heinrich and Anna Brandenburg had three children.  Their first child, a daughter Barbara Brandenburg (1741-1839) married Jacob Franks about 1764.  Pat is descended from their marriage.

Pat has kindly furnished records and photos of the Brandenburg and Frank families, their lives, their descendants, and where they lived.  She also has written descriptive and interesting accounts of her travels and discoveries during her research.

Three Generations of Our Family
Family Chronicles by Pat Bristley
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William Henry
Brandenburg
Sr

William Henry
Brandenburg
Jr

William Henry
Brandenburg
III

Other documents:

A family heritage document was prepared about 1889 by Naomi (Brandenburg) Shepard.  She was corresponding secretary for the Brandenburg family during their efforts to claim titles to lands in Germany and Maryland.  It is shown below.

Here are some images.

Brandenburg Items
Here are Brandenburg items found in our family or in our research.

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Brandenburg Family Chronicles by Pat Bristley
Here are Brandenburg items sent to our heritage by Patricia Bristley.

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  William Brandenburg Jr  and  Catherine (Bussard) Brandenburg

William Brandenburg Jr was born on 26 September 1757  or  8 October 1758.   (This is explained below.)

Catherine (Bussard) Brandenburg:  So far nothing has been found about this woman, William's wife.

More information about her name is given below.

William Brandenburg Jr is the son of William Henry Brandenburg (also called Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg), one of two Brandenburg brothers who came from Prussia to America in 1752.

His Birthdate:

Two birthdates are shown for William Henry Brandenburg Jr.

Public Record:  A public record shows him born on 8 October 1758.  It is his court record granting him a military pension for serving in the Maryland Minute Men during the Revolutionary War.  In that record, which he signed, he gives his birthdate as 8 October 1758 according to an entry in his Bible, which he states was copied from his father's Bible.  The court record is shown below on this page.

Family Document:  A family document shows him born on 26 September 1757.  It was written about 1889, when the Brandenburg family in America was documenting its heritage in order to claim title to the family estates in Prussia.  The document is shown below on this page.

  • The family document has much accurate detail.  It lists William's children by his two marriages:  to Catherine Bussard and to Christiana Martin.  It also accurately shows his date of death:  17 Aug 1834, which agrees with the cemetery record at New Carlisle Cemetery, Clark County, Ohio.

  • The document's author is Naomi Shepard of Sulphur Grove, Ohio.  She was a cousin of Mary Ann Brandenburg, William's granddaughter.

  • Future family historians should note the two birthdates given for him:  a document kept in his family shows 26 September 1757, but he gives the date of 8 October 1758 in his pension application for for his Revolutionary War service.

In our Family Heritage records, we retain William Brandenburg's birthdate as 26 September 1757, agreeing with the family document.


William Brandenburg Jr was twice married.  Our family is descended from his first marriage.

William's first wife is Catherine Bussard or Bozard or Buzzard.  Their marriage date is unknown.

The first US Federal Census (1790) lists a Buzzard family in Frederick County, Maryland where William Brandenburg was living.

A family record shows that William and Catherine had three sons (Henry, Samuel, and William Brandenburg).

Note:  Four Brandenburg generations had sons named William.

Our family is descended from this marriage of William Brandenburg Jr and Catherine (Bussard) Brandenburg.


Here is our direct family's relationship.

This William Brandenburg Jr (born 1757) is:

  • Son of Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg (born 1722)

  • Father of William Brandenburg III (born 1785)

  • Grandfather of Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore (born 1815)

  • Great-Grandfather of William Thomas Shore (born 1846)

  • Great-Great-Grandfather of Jesse Perry Shore (born 1877)

  • Great-Great-Great-Grandfather of:
      ...... Ernest James Shore (born 1904)
      ...... Mary Louise (Shore) Green (born 1907)
      ...... Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts (born 1910)
      ...... Jessie Kathryn (Shore) Kollenberg (born 1912)
      ...... Frances Shore (born 1916).

Therefore, William Brandenburg Jr and Catherine (Bussard) Brandenburg are:

... Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents of:

  ...... Thomas Green (born 1943)
  ...... Carl Joseph Kollenberg Jr (born 1944)
  ...... Joseph Oliver Roberts Jr (born 1933)
  ...... James Jesse Roberts (born 1936)
  ...... Carole Ann Roberts (born 1938)
  ...... Cheryl Sue Roberts (born 1945)

... and a Generation Later:

William Brandenburg Jr and Catherine (Bussard) Brandenburg are:

  • Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents of
    persons in these families:

..... Chiappone
..... Dormer
..... Gebhardt
..... Graves

..... Green
..... Hensley
..... Pennycuff
..... Rasmussen

..... Reber
..... Roberts
..... Savageau
..... Sutter

..... Tasker
..... Ward
..... Whetstine

Possibly Catherine (Bussard) Brandenburg died before 1790.  The 1790 US Federal Census does not list her in the Brandenburg household, showing only the father William Brandenburg and the three sons (Henry, Samuel, and William III).  The youngest son William was baptized on 16 May 1785, and his baptismal record shows both parents as sponsors.  Apparently the mother Catherine died between May 1785 and 1790, the year the census was taken.


William's second wife is Christiana Martin.  They were married on 15 Jun 1795 in Frederick County, Maryland.

A family record shows they had eleven children -- five daughters and six sons.

  • Daughters:  Barbara, Ann, Olive, Catharine, Belinda.

  • Sons:  Aaron, Enoch, Abner, Joel, Frederic, Paul.

Maryland to Ohio:

Some sources show William relocating from Maryland to Pennsylvania, and then to Ohio.  If so, then the rest of the immediate family must have not moved with him at the same time.  Here is an excerpt from "Marylanders to Ohio and Indiana, Migrations Prior to 1830", by Henry C. Peden, Jr. (2006, Colonial Roots Press, Lewes, Delaware):

William Brandenburg was born on 8 Oct 1758 in Middlesex Township, NJ and lived 3 miles from Middletown, Frederick Co., MD at the time of his enlistment in the Revolutionary War.  He was in all likelihood related to Samuel Brandenburg who served as an Associator in Frederick Co., MD in 1775.  In 1812 William moved to Fayette Co., PA and in 1816 he moved to Montgomery Co., OH.  In the fall of 1817 he moved to Bethel Township, Clarke Co., OH, where he applied for a pension on 2 Oct 1832, aged 73.  (Ref: Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, by Virgil D. White (1990), Application S2405; Revolutionary Patriots of Frederick County, Maryland, 1775-1783, by Henry C. Peden, Jr. (1995), p.45)

Two generations of the Brandenburg family moved from Maryland to Ohio:  William Jr with his family in 1816, and William III with his family in 1835.

An 1888 Family Chronicle written by William's granddaughter Mary Ann Brandenburg shows that she was born in 1815 at Frederick County, Maryland and that her father (William's son) brought the family to Ohio in 1835.

If the citations above are correct, then the Brandenburg family were separated between 1812-1835 and questions might arise as to ownership and inheritance of their lands in Maryland and Ohio.


William Brandenburg Jr died of cholera, 17 Aug 1834.  He is buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, Clark County, Ohio.

  Documents

All of these Documents are shown below.

Census records:

1790 US Federal Census of Frederick County, Maryland.  This census shows William Brandenburg's family (page 218, line 2304).  In that year the family is four people:

1 -- "Free white males of 16 years & upwards"
3 -- "Free white males under 16 years"
0 -- "Free white females"
0 -- "All other free persons"
0 -- "Slaves"

In 1790, the three "Free white males under 16 years" are his sons Henry, Samuel, and William.

In 1790, no females are listed in the household.  The year 1790 is after William's first wife Catherine (Bussard) Brandenburg had died, and before he remarried to Christiana Martin.  The 1790 Census did not record names of individuals other than the head of household.

1810 US Federal Census of Frederick County, Maryland.  This census shows William Brandenburg's family (page 572, line 1).  In that year the family is ten people:

3 -- "Free white males under 10 years"
1 -- "Free white males 10 through 15"
1 -- "Free white males 16 through 25"
0 -- "Free white males 26 through 44"
1 -- "Free white males 45 and over"
2 -- "Free white females under 10 years"
1 -- "Free white females 10 through 15"
0 -- "Free white females 16 through 25"
1 -- "Free white females 26 through 44"
0 -- "Free white females 45 and over"
0 -- "All other free persons"
0 -- "Slaves"

In 1810, the one "Free white male 45 and over" is the father, William Brandenburg.  The one "Free white female 26 through 44" is Christiana (Martin) Brandenburg.

The 1810 census shows that William Brandenburg does not have slaves.  His closest neighbor has 11 slaves, and another neighbor has 39.

1820 US Federal Census of Clark County, Ohio.  In 1820 the family is thirteen people:

2 -- "Free white males under ten years"
1 -- "Free white males of ten and under sixteen"
1 -- "Free white males between sixteen and eighteen"
3 -- "Free white males of sixteen and under twenty-six"
0 -- "Free white males of twenty-six and under forty-five"
1 -- "Free white males of forty-five and upwards"
3 -- "Free white females under ten years"
1 -- "Free white females of ten and under sixteen"
1 -- "Free white females of sixteen and under twenty-six"
1 -- "Free white females of twenty-six and under forty-five"
0 -- "Free white females of forty-five and upwards"

... (in this census, a male aged 16-18 was counted twice.)

In 1820, the one "Free white male of forty-five and upwards" is the father, William Brandenburg.  The one "Free white female of twenty-six and under forty-five" is Christiana (Martin) Brandenburg.

The 1820 census shows the family with five female and six male children, agreeing with a family record document that exists in our family today (reproduced below).  The 1820 Census did not record names of individuals other than the head of household.

The 1820 census also provided for "Foreigners, Slaves, Free Colored Persons, and all other persons except Indians".  None are listed in the Brandenburg household.

1830 US Federal Census of Clark County, Ohio.  In 1830 ten people are in the household:

Heads of Families:  William Brandenburg (listed as "Brandenburgh").

1 -- "Free white males of 5 to 10 years"
1 -- "Free white males of 10 to 15 years"
2 -- "Free white males of 20 to 30 years"
1 -- "Free white males of 70 to 80 years"
1 -- "Free white females of 10 to 15 years"
2 -- "Free white females of 15 to 20 years"
1 -- "Free white females of 20 to 30 years"
1 -- "Free white females of 50 to 60 years"

The one "Free white male 70 to 80" is William Brandenburg.  The one "Free white female of 50 to 60" is Christiana (Martin) Brandenburg.

Courtesy of Pat Bristley

Our family has been fortunate to communicate with Patricia Bristley, a dedicated researcher of the Brandenburg heritage.

Pat is a descendant of Alexander Heinrich Brandenburg (Abt. 1721-1793), older brother of our direct ancestor Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg (1722-1796).

Alexander Heinrich and Anna Brandenburg had three children.  Their first child, a daughter Barbara Brandenburg (1741-1839) married Jacob Franks about 1764.  Pat is descended from their marriage.

Pat has kindly furnished records and photos of the Brandenburg and Frank families, their lives, their descendants, and where they lived.  She also has written descriptive and interesting accounts of her travels and discoveries during her research.

Three Generations of Our Family
Family Chronicles by Pat Bristley
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William Henry
Brandenburg
Sr

William Henry
Brandenburg
Jr

William Henry
Brandenburg
III

Other documents:

William Brandenburg died on 17 August 1834 during the cholera epidemic in Ohio.

1834 Newspaper:  A newspaper article of September 1834 describes the cholera epidemic and gives names of people who died from it.  It mentions William, and also mentions William's wife but unfortunately does not give her name.  (It also lists their son, Frederick.)  The newspaper article is shown below on this page.

Memorial Service:  On 28 May 2016 a memorial ceremony was held at William's grave, honoring him for his military service as a Minuteman in the Revolutionary War.  Newspaper articles and photographs of the memorial service are shown below on this page.

Directions to the New Carlisle Cemetery, Clark County, Ohio along with photos of the grounds, are also shown below.

Catherine Bussard:  An 1889 document exists in the family showing our family's Brandenburg lineage from Wilhelm Heinrich (b.1722 in Prussia) to Mary Ann Brandenburg (b.1815 in Maryland), a total of four generations.  It lists five sons of Wilhelm Heinrich:  Aaron, Henry, John, Mathias, and William (b.1757).

It names "Catharine Bozard" as the first wife of William (b.1757).

"Catharine Bozard" may be a phonetic spelling recalled from how it sounded when spoken, as other Brandenburg family sources cite "Catherine Bussard" or "Buzzard" as William's first wife.

Apparently this young woman died after the birth of her son, also named William (born 1785), and before the 1790 census.  The 1790 census shows only one adult male with three sons living in the home.

We are directly related to Catherine (Bussard) Brandenburg.  If anyone discovers more information about her, please contact us.

Here are some images.


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1790 US Federal Census
Frederick County,
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1810 US Federal Census
Frederick County,
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1820 US Federal Census
Clark County,
Ohio

1830 US Federal Census
Clark County,
Ohio

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Revolutionary War
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  William Brandenburg III  and  Catherine (Long) Brandenburg

William Brandenburg III was born on 9 Feb 1785 in the Middletown District, Frederick County, Maryland.  He was baptized 16 May 1785 at the Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, Maryland.  He is the son of William Henry Brandenburg Jr and Catherine (Bussard) Brandenburg.

Catherine Long:  So far very little has been found about this woman, William's wife.  A family document, reproduced below, indicates that the Long family lived around Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia.  This small town is only about three miles across the Potomac River from the Middletown Valley in Frederick County, Maryland where her husband William Brandenburg III was born.  Several relatives of the Long family are shown there in census records from the 1800s.


William was twice married.  Our family is descended from his second marriage.

William's first wife is Christina Long (married 17 Sep 1806 in Frederick County, Maryland).

William's second wife is Catherine Long (marriage date unknown).  She is affectionately known in family records as "Katy" or "Kitty".  Catherine might be the sister of his first wife, Christina Long.

Family records made by William's daughter Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore and his granddaughter Naomi (Brandenburg) Shepard show these children:

Children of William and Christina (Long) Brandenburg:

  • Christina Priscilla Brandenburg (Abt. 1806 - 19 Apr 1884)
  • Luliann Brandenburg
  • Hariet Brandenburg

Children of William and Catherine (Long) Brandenburg:

  • Hannah Brandenburg
  • William Henry Brandenburg IV (Abt. 1810 - Abt. 1840)
            ... Married Charlotte Langwell 21 Aug 1831, Frederick County, Maryland
  • Elizabeth "Betsy" Brandenburg (1 Nov 1812 - 23 Mar 1899)
            ... Married Martin Garrison 26 Aug 1842, Erie County, Ohio
  • Mary Ann Brandenburg (17 Apr 1815 - 8 Feb 1892)
            ... Married John Shore 14 Feb 1838, Erie County, Ohio
  • Violetta "Lety" Brandenburg (10 May 1820 - 8 Feb 1900)
            ... Married Jacob Henry Grow 2 Jan 1842, Erie County, Ohio

Our family is descended from the marriage of William Brandenburg III and his second wife Catherine (Long) Brandenburg.

We are descended from the marriage of their daughter Mary Ann Brandenburg and John Shore.  They were married on 14 Feb 1838 (Valentine's Day) in Erie County, Ohio.


Here is our family relationship.

This William Brandenburg III (born 1785) is:

  • Grandson of Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg (born 1722)

  • Son of William Brandenburg Jr (born 1757)

  • Father of Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore (born 1815)

  • Grandfather of William Thomas Shore (born 1846)

  • Great-Grandfather of Jesse Perry Shore (born 1877)

  • Great-Great-Grandfather of:
      ...... Ernest James Shore (born 1904)
      ...... Mary Louise (Shore) Green (born 1907)
      ...... Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts (born 1910)
      ...... Jessie Kathryn (Shore) Kollenberg (born 1912)
      ...... Frances Shore (born 1916).

Therefore, William Brandenburg III and Catherine (Long) Brandenburg are:

... Great-Great-Great-Grandparents of:

  ...... Thomas Green (born 1943)
  ...... Carl Joseph Kollenberg Jr (born 1944)
  ...... Joseph Oliver Roberts Jr (born 1933)
  ...... James Jesse Roberts (born 1936)
  ...... Carole Ann Roberts (born 1938)
  ...... Cheryl Sue Roberts (born 1945)

... and a Generation Later:

William Brandenburg Jr and Catherine (Bussard) Brandenburg are:

  • Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents of
    persons in these families:

..... Chiappone
..... Dormer
..... Gebhardt
..... Graves

..... Green
..... Hensley
..... Pennycuff
..... Rasmussen

..... Reber
..... Roberts
..... Savageau
..... Sutter

..... Tasker
..... Ward
..... Whetstine

By 1850, William's wife Catherine had died (in 1847) and all of his children were married except the daughter Priscilla.  He remained living with his daughter until he died in 1871.  Priscilla died in 1884.

Catherine (Long) Brandenburg died on 22 Nov 1847 in Margaretta Township, Castalia, Erie County, Ohio.

William Brandenburg III died on 20 Feb 1871 in Margaretta Township, Castalia, Erie County, Ohio.

Catherine and William are buried together in the Margaretta Cemetery, Castalia, Erie County, Ohio.  Their headstones are shown below.

  Documents

All of these Documents are shown below.

Our Family Gallery has a separate page for John Shore and Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore.

This present page is devoted to William and Catherine (Long) Brandenburg and the rest of their family.

Census records:

Maryland Census

1830 Census, District 3, Frederick County, Maryland:  William and Catherine Brandenburg and their family:

1 male, age 20-29  (son, William Henry IV)
1 male, age 50-59  (father, William Henry III)
1 female, age 5-9  (daughter, Violetta)
1 female, age 10-14  (daughter, Mary Ann)
1 female, age 15-19  (daughter, Elizabeth)
1 female, age 20-29  (daughter, Priscilla)
1 female, age 50-59  (mother, Catherine)

Ohio Census

1840 Census, Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio:  William and Catherine Brandenburg and their family:

1 male, age 5-9  (possibly grandson, William Henry V)
1 male, age 50-59  (father, William Henry III)
1 female, age 20-29  (daughter, Violetta)
2 females, age 30-39  (daughters, Priscilla and Elizabeth)
1 female, age 50-59  (mother, Catherine)

The son William Henry IV had married in 1831 to Charlotte Langwell; he died in 1836.  Possibly a son of that marriage, now age 5-9, was living with the grandparents' family in this 1840 census, or he might have been counted twice.  The same census page lists the widow Charlotte Brandenburg, also with a boy age 5-9, and with females ages under 5, 5-10, and 20-30 years of age.  Charlotte and her children are living next door to Benjamin Langwell, and there are other Langwell families listed as well.

The daughter Mary Ann had married in 1838 to John Shore.  In 1840 they were living in Stark County, Illinois and are counted in the census there.

1850 Census, Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio:  William, daughter Priscilla, and probably grandson William V:

William, age 69
Priscilla, age 45
William, age 17

The mother, Catherine (Long) Brandenburg, had died in 1847.  The daughter Violetta had married in 1842 to Jacob Grow.  The daughter Elizabeth had married in 1842 to Martin Garrison.  They are counted on separate census pages.

1860 Census, Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio:  William and daughter Priscilla:

William, age 98
Priscilla, age 55

The age "98" seems to be an error made by the census taker.

1870 Census, Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio:  William and daughter Priscilla:

William, age 90
Priscilla, age 66

William and Priscilla are now living next door to his daughter, Violetta (Brandenburg) Grow, married to Jacob Grow, and their family.

1850 and 1860 Census, Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio:  Martin Garrison and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Brandenburg) Garrison, and their family.

In the 1850 census, Martin and Elizabeth and their family are together.

In the 1860 census, Martin is no longer living; Elizabeth is a seamstress, and a child Adolphus D. Garrison, age 5, is living with her.

1850, 1860, and 1870 Census, Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio:  Jacob Grow and Violetta (Brandenburg) Grow, and their family.

In the 1850 census, Jacob and Violetta (Brandenburg) Grow's oldest child is William Henry Grow, probably named for Violetta's father William Henry Brandenburg.  They are living next door to another Grow family:  Samuel and Malissia Grow.

In the 1870 census, they are living next door to Violetta's father and sister, William Brandenburg and Priscilla Brandenburg.

1880 Census, Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio:  Three sisters are living together:

Violetta Grow, age 57, married, occupation: Keeping house
Priscilla Brandenburg, age 74, single
Elizabeth Garrison, age 63, widowed

Virginia Census

1860 Census, Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia:  families of William and Mary Long, James and Malinda Long, John and Cathrine Long.  (Spelling is by the census taker.)

1860 Census, Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia:  families of Michael and Ellen Long, and John Roof.

Documents in the family:

Several of our family's documents that mention the Brandenburg and Long families are shown below.

These describe the family's early years in Maryland, where William Brandenburg was "overseer on Col. Thomases plantation".  They describe the family's move to Ohio.

One document is written by Hannah Slater, wife of Conrad Slater.  Some sources cite Hannah's mother's name as Long or Brandenburg.

Hannah's document instructs Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore to contact "John Roof" at Lovettsville Post Office, Loudon County, Virginia.  The document appears to date from before 1861, as John Shore died in that year.  The 1860 census of Lovettsville shows the John Roof family living three residences away from a Long family.  He is age 68 years, indicating he was born about 1792, and might be a relative of the Long family.

Courtesy of Pat Bristley

Our family has been fortunate to communicate with Patricia Bristley, a dedicated researcher of the Brandenburg heritage.

Pat is a descendant of Alexander Heinrich Brandenburg (Abt. 1721-1793), older brother of our direct ancestor Wilhelm Heinrich Brandenburg (1722-1796).

Alexander Heinrich and Anna Brandenburg had three children.  Their first child, a daughter Barbara Brandenburg (1741-1839) married Jacob Franks about 1764.  Pat is descended from their marriage.

Pat has kindly furnished records and photos of the Brandenburg and Frank families, their lives, their descendants, and where they lived.  She also has written descriptive and interesting accounts of her travels and discoveries during her research.

Three Generations of Our Family
Family Chronicles by Pat Bristley
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William Henry
Brandenburg
Sr

William Henry
Brandenburg
Jr

William Henry
Brandenburg
III

Among the items Pat has provided to our heritage are photographs of Venice and Castalia, Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio.  These areas are where William and Catherine (Long) Brandenburg lived and reared their family.  The towns remain small villages today.

The photographs include pictures of the towns, churches, and the Castalia cemetery.  Here are the graves of William and Catherine and their daughters Priscilla Brandenburg, Elizabeth (Brandenburg) Garrison, and Violetta (Brandenburg) Grow and her husband Jacob Grow.

More photographs show the cemetery's Civil War monuments, one of which bears the name of William Brandenburg V, grandson of William and Catherine.

Items provided by Pat Bristley for this part of our heritage are shown below.

Here are some images.

Brandenburg Items
Here are Brandenburg items found in our family or in our research.

1830 Census
Frederick Co.,
Maryland

William
and
Catherine
Brandenburg
Family

Image

1840 Census
Margaretta Twp.,
Ohio

William
and
Catherine
Brandenburg
Family

Image

1850 Census
Margaretta Twp.,
Ohio

William
Brandenburg
Family

Image

1860 Census
Margaretta Twp.,
Ohio

William
Brandenburg
Family

Image

1870 Census
Margaretta Twp.,
Ohio

William
Brandenburg
Family

Image

1850 Census
Margaretta Twp.,
Ohio

Elizabeth
(Brandenburg)
Garrison
Family

Image

1860 Census
Margaretta Twp.,
Ohio

Elizabeth
(Brandenburg)
Garrison
Family

Image

1850 Census
Margaretta Twp.,
Ohio

Violetta
(Brandenburg)
Grow
Family

Image

1860 Census
Margaretta Twp.,
Ohio

Violetta
(Brandenburg)
Grow
Family

Image

1870 Census
Margaretta Twp.,
Ohio

Violetta
(Brandenburg)
Grow
Family

Page 1  2

1880 Census
Margaretta Twp.,
Ohio

Three
Sisters

Image

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available

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available

1860 Census
Lovettsville,
Virginia

Long
Families

Image

1860 Census
Lovettsville,
Virginia

Long and Roof
Families

Image

Abt. 1860

Slater, Long
Family Chronicle

Document

Rotated

Transcript

18 Dec 1888

Mary A. Baker
to
C.D. Bell

Pages  1  2

Text

1889
Family Heritage
Document

Document

Zoom

Abt. 1889

Mary A.
(Brandenburg)
Shore-Baker
Family Chronicle

Page  1  2,3

Text

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available
Brandenburg Family Chronicles by Pat Bristley
Here are Brandenburg items sent to our heritage by Patricia Bristley.
Note:  See the 'Index to Photos' for the description of each photo.

2006
Venice and
Castalia,
Margaretta Twp.,
Erie Co., Ohio

Index to
Photos

2006
Views of
Venice,
Ohio

1  2  3  4

2006
Castalia,
Ohio
Historical Marker

5

2006
View of
Cold Creek,
Castalia

6

2006
Grace
Lutheran
Church

7

2006
Old Block
Downtown
Castalia

8

2006
Cold Creek
Park
Castalia

9

2006
Congregational
Church
Castalia

10

2006
Catherine
"Katy"
Brandenburg

11

2006
William
Brandenburg
III

12

2006
Jacob
Grow


13

2006
Violetta
(Brandenburg)
Grow

14

2006
Priscilla
Brandenburg


15

2006
Elizabeth
(Brandenburg)
Garrison

16

2006
Brandenburg
Family


17  Detail

2006
Catherine
and William
Brandenburg III

18

2006
Tefft
Family
Monument

19

2006
Civil War
Names List
W. Brandenburg

20

2006
Civil War
Names List
Monuments

21

2006
Civil War
Memorial
Monument

22

28 September 2010


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