States: Indiana: Switzerland
I have a John Frederick Protsman who brought his wife and 4 children from Rotterdam the 20th of Oct 1738 on the ship Thistle. They located at Easton, Williams Twp., in Pennsylvania. The last two children were born in the United States. Child #5 was born in 1740 in Buck County, Pennsylvania. Child #6 was born in 1746 but I have no location.
The name has been changed several times - Brotzman, Brutzman, Protsman, Prutzman, Prutsman and Protzman which is usually linked to the families in Maryland.
The Indiana State Library has two microfilms titled Switzerland County, Indiana Historical Collection. There is reel 1 and reel 2 and this information came from reel 2 beginning with item 22.
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