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Brillhart = Myers marriage (York Co., PA)
Posted by: Lewis Ellingham (ID *****8574) Date: December 31, 2003 at 07:32:43
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Johann Peter Brillhart, born 29 Nov 1726 at Rothau in Alsace, son of Peter Brillhart (French version, Brullhard)and Ottile Werle (French version, Verli), married Mary Meyer [often given as Myers] some time before 1751 in Pennsylvania. The couple has a tract of land by 4 Apr 1751 in Codorus township, York Co., PA. Peter died in 1804, and his will specifically mentions 6 children: son Jacob, John, samuel and Abraham; daughters Barbara Yount [various spellings] & Mary Feigley.

Although Mary Meyer [Myers, etc] pedigree is given (2 web sources) with father Johannes born circa 1682 at "Pratteln, Munchenstein, Basel, Switzerland, and mother Maria Leonhardt (aka Lenhard) circa 1686 at Gelerkinden, also in Munchenstein, no plausible birth date is proposed for Mary (Maria, etc Myers), nor path to Pennsylvania. The parents' 17th-century birthdate has led to speculative birthdates for Mary like '1712' which clearly is absurd, but possibly suggests a marriage date for the 7 Myers children one website proposes.

Can anyone fill this Myers data out? For birthdate, emigration of the family to America, early residence in Pennsylvania, and other data?
-Lew Ellingham (

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