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Re: Anna Longenecker who married John B. Brandt
Posted by: Sylvia Weaver (ID *****2586) Date: June 06, 2006 at 19:23:25
In Reply to: Anna Longenecker who married John B. Brandt by Ray Raser of 240

This is a long-shot. I have files showing Anna Longenecker m. John B. Brandt, but do not show her parents. However, I checked records to see if I had any Anna Longenecker from that era who lived in that vacinity who might have been the Anna.
I have an Anna Witmer Longenecker, daughter of Daniel Longenecker (1738-) of Manheim PA and Barbara Elizabeth Witmer (1746). According to my records, they had 7 children born between the years 1765 -1798. I don't have a date for Anna, but her family lived in close proximaty to the Samuel Brandt family. Several other Longeneckers married Brandts, as well.
Daniel is the son of Ulrich Longenecker, Jr. and Elizabeth Unknown, who lived at what is now 779 White Oak Rd., Manheim PA. After Elizabeth died, Ulrich, Jr. married Veronica Breneman.
Ulrich, Jr. is the son of Ulrich "Aldredge" Longenecker, Sr. (1664-1752) and Anna Blaser who immigrated from Langnau Switzerland on ship "Hope" in 1733. They settled on this same plot with their sons living nearby.
If you are interested in continuing back to the 1500's, please contact me.
Please do not consider the information about this Anna a solid connection, however. Four Longenecker brothers settled on adjoining farms in the late 1720s and 1730s. They all had large families and named their children mostly the same names; their grandchildren and great-grandchildren were named similarly. Thus, there were MANY Johns, Abrahams, Jacobs, Ulrichs, Daniels, Samuels, Peters, Elizabeths, Annas, Susannas, Marys, and Barbaras. In the three generations from when these brothers settled until they had grandchildren or great-grandchildren, there were numerous cousins running around the same general geographic area with the same names. And in those days they didn't give middle names. So when I refer to Anna Witmer Longenecker, I have identified that middle name by her mother's maiden name to make my record keeping easier, but they wouldn't have named her by the Witmer name in those days.

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