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1750 John Bruniser was a warrantee for 15 acres in Bethel Twp, Lancaster County on May 24 [1]. The survey map [2] dated March 12, 1788 reported 56 acres in Lebanon Twp, Dauphin County, previously Lancaster County, and Peter Shindle received a patent for the land in 1811 [3] [4]. The tract was shown as vacant in June, 1750 [5]. Adjacent land was owned by Jacob Light [6], Baltzer Shalley [7], Peter Wampler [8], and Henry Brubaker [9]. The land was surveyed in 1788 to Christopher Uher in right of John Bruniser. [10] [Photocopy] 1788 survey map for 56 acre tract in Lebanon Twp warranted by John Brenizer in 1750. [Photocopy] Lebanon County warrants. The legend for Tract 22 records: John Bruniser, 56 acres, 133 perches & Allowance, warrant May 24, 1750. [11]

1751 Christina Minier[in] and John Brenneißen were married on January 21, at Bethel Twp, Lancaster County, by John Casper Stoever. [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

1751 John Brenneisen and Christine were sponsors at the baptism, dated February 2, of John, son of John and Anna Maria Weyrig, at Swatara Reformed Church, Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The Swatara church was located in Bethel Township until after 1765 when members moved to Jonestown and continued using the old Swatara register. [17]

1755 and 1758 Jacob Brenizer, perhaps John Brenizer's brother, and Michael Wampler, perhaps brother-in-law, were among those taxed in Lebanon Twp, Lancaster County. The Brenizer name was not on the 1750 tax list for Lebanon Twp. [18] [19] [20]

1763 Jno Breneisen was taxed as an inmate in Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County. [21]

1765 The tract warranted by John Brenizer in 1750 was marked as occupied by Jacob Kerman, described as in Lebanon Twp, Lancaster County. [22] [23]

1765 Jacob Brenniser of Lebanon, Lancaster County, perhaps the brother of John, was naturalized in September, at the supreme court of Philadelphia. [24]

We are researching John Brenizer, notes below, who lived in Cumberland County in 1774 and died there by 1816. We suspect that John Brenizer of Cumberland County was the same as John Brennerson, notes above, who married Christina Minier in 1751 and that he is the same as John Bruniser who warranted land in 1750, both events in Bethel Twp, Lancaster (now Lebanon, since 1813) County. Since the 1750 warrant was adjacent to the Peter Wampler tract and since Peter Wampler was the father-in-law of Jacob and Barbara Brenizer, we suspect that all three were siblings. The parents shown here had children Jacob and Marie Barbara Brenneisen baptized in Germany [25], which gives some evidence for naming them as the parents of these Breneisen "siblings" of Lebanon County. In contrast, some other researchers have named Hans Valentine Brenneisen [26] as the parents of some or all of these siblings [as we did, in the past][27] [28]. Hans Valentine, and his children, apparently lived in Earl Twp, Lancaster County. Both siblings, Jacob Brenizer, in 1770, and Barbara Brenizer Wampler, in 1754, joined the Dunkards (Church of the German Baptist Brethren) John Brenizer had left the Bethel tract by 1765, consistent with a move to Cocalico Twp by 1763 and then to Cumberland County by 1774. The residence of John Brenizer between 1765, when he left Lebanon Twp, Lancaster County, and 1774, when he purchased land in Cumberland County is unclear, but we suspect that he was in Cocalico Twp. We speculate that the 1769-1773 Cocalico tax records are for the family of this John Brenizer.

1769 John Breneisen was taxed for 100 acres in Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County. [29]

1770 John Brenisey was taxed in Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [30]

1771 John Brenisey was taxed for 100 acres, 2 horses, and 2 cattle in Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [31]

1772 John Brenisen was taxed for 40 acres woodland, 40 acres clear, 2 horses, 2 cattle and 8 sheep, in Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [32] [33]

1773 John Brinison was taxed for 80 acres woodlands, 20 acres cleared, 2 horses, 2 cattle, and 4 sheep in Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [34] [35]

1774 Jacob Cocklin and wife, of Allen Twp Cumberland County, sold two parcels of land to John Brenizen of Allen Twp, Cumberland County on May 28. One parcel was adjacent to land of Jacob Cocklin and John Brenizer. [John Brenizer was a witness on Jacob Cocklin's 1799 will] The other parcel was next to land of John Cocklin, Hans Beelman, and Andrew Miller. [36] Andrew Miller received a warrant for the land in 1742 [37] and Jacob Cocklin was granted a patent for the land [38]. It was adjacent to land of John Brenneizer when it was surveyed in 1812 [39].

1776 John Braniser was taxed in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for 140 acres, 50 acres natural, 2 horses, 2 cattle, and 2 sheep. [40] John Brenizer was not on the 1771 or 1773 or 1775 tax lists for Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, suggesting that he moved to Cumberland County about this time.

1778 John Branizer was taxed 8 pounds+8 pence, in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for 62 acres, 2 horses and 3 cattle. [41]

1779 John Branizer was taxed in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for 100 acres, 3 horses, 4 cattle, and 1 still. [42] [43] [44]

1780 John Branizer was taxed in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for 100 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle, and 1 still. [45] [46] [47] Son John Branizer junior was taxed as a freeman in the same township. [48]

1782 John Branizer senior was taxed in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for 100 acres, 2 horses and 2 cattle. [49]

1785 John Branizer, s. was taxed in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for 200 acres, 2 horses and 4 cattle. [50]

1786 John Brenizer was taxed for 380 acres in Allen Twp with 1 still, 4 cows, 3 horses, 2 story wood-sided house with 7 windows. [51] [52]

1787 John Brenizer, senior, was taxed in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. [53]

1787 John Brenizer, of Allen Twp, Cumberland County, published a notice on March 7, that he had given bonds to Samuel Cunningham for land purchased from Samuel Cunningham, but since the rights to the land were not received, the bonds would not be paid. [54] [55]

1790 John Branizor lived in Hopewell, Newton, Tyborn, and Westpensboro, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in a household with 2 males under age 16, 4 males age 16 and over, and 3 females. [56] [57]. George Branizer (son of this couple); John Christopher Beelman (son-in-law married to daughter Christina?); Susannah Mellinger (whose daughter married son John Brenizer); Michael and Martain Kitch (friends of Jacob Wise, whose daughter married grand-son Joseph Ritner Brenizer); and Gideon Coover (father-in-law of son George Martin Brenizer) were listed on the same page. Henry Quigley, John and Jacob Cockly, and James Gregory were listed on the same page, as in the 1800 census. Another John Branison [likely son] was listed in the same area, in a household with 2 males over age 16, one male under age 16, and one female, which matches the household of son John in 1790, fairly well. [58] [59]

1793 John Branizer was taxed for 190 acres, 3 horses, and 3 cows, in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. [60]

1793 John Branizer, farmer, was listed on the septennial census for Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Adam Branizer was also listed. [61]

1795 John Branizer, perhaps this John or his son, was taxed in Allen Twp, Lancaster County for 1 horse and 2 cows. [62]

1795 John Branizer and Christina his wife sold 191 acres of land, in Cumberland County, to Tedry Kover on April 13, 1795. The land had been surveyed for Samuel Cunningham in 1770 and was adjacent to lands of John Branizer, Christopher Beelman, Sanders Work, Andrew Brown, and Henry Quigley. [63]

1796 Their oldest son, Jacob Brenizer, died.

1798 John Brenizer was taxed for a 2 story wood house of size 20 feet by 20 feet with 7 windows and 63 lights in Allen Twp, Cumberland County on 200 acres of land. The barn was 60 by 80 feet in dimension. [64] [65] [66]

1799 John Brenizer, likely this one, witnessed the will of Jacob Cocklin, Sr [67][Jacob Cocklin was named in the 1800 census and a 1774 land sale] on 24 September. The will named son Jacob Cocklin and executor Adam Brandt [nearby listings in 1790 census] of Allen Twp and land of James Gregory [nearby listing in 1790 census] and John Cocklin [nearby listing in 1790 census].

1800 John Branizer was listed in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania with male age 16-45, male age 45+, and female age 45+. The adjacent listing was David Branizor (son?) age 26-44 and female age 16-25. [Henry Quigley, John and Jacob Cockly, Elizabeth Gregory were listed on the same page, as in the 1790 census. Also listed nearby were John and Jacob Cockley and Elizabeth Gregory and Adam Brant][1799 will witness above]. [68] [69]

1800 John Brenizer, farmer, was listed on the Pennsylvania septennial census for Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. David Brenizer, renter, was also listed. [70]

1805 John Brenizer wrote his will, dated July 25. Last Will Testament of John Brenizer Senior [71] [72]:

In the name of God Amen I John Brenizer Senior of Allen Township Cumberland County and State of Pennsylvania Being far advanced in age but being of sound mind Memory and Understanding (Blessed be God for the Same) But considering the Uncertainty of this Transitory life do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
To wit first of all I commend my Immortal Soul into the hands of God that gave and my body to the earth to be buried in a descent and Christian like Manner at the Discretion of my Executors herein after named and as to such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner.

To wit it is my Will and I order that as soon as Convenient after my Decease all my property Real and personal shall be sold at Public Sale by my Executors herein after named and the moneys arising therefrom to be equally divided among my nine children.

Excepting Barbara is to have fifty Pounds more than any of the rest of My Children to be paid to her by my Executors out of the first money that comes to hand arising from my Estate and as I have already advanced and given unto my son John Jr. the Sum of Fifty Pounds for which he has given me a Bond, It is my will that my son John shall not Receive any more Moneys arising from my Estate until Each of my other Children shall be made Equal with him and my said Son John is to have the above mentioned Bond given up to him by my Executors after my Decease without paying any Interest.

Whereof Next it is my Will that out of the Moneys arising from my personal Estate and with the Land Money arising from the Sale of my Plantation all my Children shall be made Equal Excepting Barbara's fifty Pounds over and above any of the rest my children and all the Sums Charged against my Children in my Book to be settled out of the first Moneys arising out of my Estate still Reserving Barbara's fifty Pounds first to be paid.

It is my will that after my daughter Barbara hath first received her fifty Pounds and they are all made equal with the moneys arising from the sale of my Personal Estate and the Land money arising from the sale of my Plantation then the residue of the purchase Money of my plantation to be equally divided among my nine Children to wit: Peggy Kline Intermarried with Jonas Kline; John Brenizer; Christina Beelman the Widow of Christian Beelman; Barbara Brenizer; George Brenizer; Mary Dernbaugh Intermarried with John Dornbaugh; David Brenizer; Adam Brenizer & Michael Brenizer to them their Heirs and Assigns forever to be paid to them as hereafter directed and it is my Will and I order that my children as they succeed Each other in age shall have Twenty five Pounds out of the yearly payments of my Plantation that is if the payments Should be Fifty pounds yearly then the two Eldest Peggy and John is to have it if the payments should be seventy five pounds then the three Eldest is to have it Each five and Twenty pounds and so on in proportion as the payments will answer and as they succeed each other in age and it is my will that my Executors shall have full power to give a clear and Indisputable title to the purchaser or purchasers of my Lands and if my Executors should not be able to sell my lands Shortly after my Decease it is my will that they shall Rent the place to the best advantage until an opportunity offers. And Lastly I do nominate constitute and appoint my beloved sons Michael Brenizer and David Brenizer to be the Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other Wills Legacies and Bequests by me heretofore made and Declaring this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand fixed my seal this Twenty fifth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Five. John Brenizer Seal. Probate 5 July 1816.

1806 Son John Jr. died. Nine children were named in the will of John Sr written 1805. A Pennsylvania Supreme court case in 1828 indicates that John Sr died by 1816 with 8 heirs. This suggests that the John Brenizer who died in 1806 was the same as son John named in the will above. However, note that the 8 heirs apparently did not divide the estate 9 ways with the widow of John Jr, but only 8 ways since son George was deemed to own 1/8th of the land, according to an 1828 Supreme Court description.

1808 John Brenizer was taxed for 200 acres, 1 horse and 2 cows in Allen Twp, Cumberland County. [73]

1810 John Brenizer, age 45+, lived in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Nearbly listings included David Cockley (prior page), John Beelman and the George, Solomon, Frederick, and Gideon Coover families. David Brenizer age 45+ also lived in Allen Twp with nearby listings for Christopher and Henry Quigley. David and Jacob Cockley and Christian Peelman lived nearby. [74] [75]

1811 John Brenizer was taxed for 200 acres, 1 horse and 1 cow in Allen Twp, Cumberland County. [76]

1812 A land survey was made for John Breneizen, on December 2, for a 162 acre tract in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The land was on Yellow Breeches Creek. Adjacent tracts were owned by Samuel Kneisley, William McCoskey, and Quigley's heirs. The original 1748 warrant was in Pennsboro Twp to Roger Cook and was returned in 1837. Christian Zook received a patent for the land [77]. [78] [79] [80] [81] [Photocopy]

1812 John Branizer accepted a survey, on December 2, for a 53 acre tract in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania previously owned by William McCoskey[82] . He received a patent for the land on December 3 [83] [84]. The land was adjacent to tracts owned by Andrew Miller, Deitrich Coover, Samuel Kneisley, and Quigley's heirs. The original warrant was to William McCoskey [85].

1813 David Brenizer [John's son?] received a warrant for 15 acres of land, in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on April 30. He received a patent for the tract on August 12, 1813. Owners of adjacent land included Stophel Poorman, heirs of William Work, Jacob Geer, and D Moler. [86] [87] [88] [89]

1814 John Brenizer Sen was taxed for 2 acres by patent, 187 acres by warrant, 1 horse and 1 cow in Allen Twp, Cumberland County. [90]

1814 [Son-in-law?] Peter Bricker received a warrant for 400 acres in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania on June 7. [91] [92] [93]

1815 A survey of 12 acres in Allen Twp on Breeches Creek showed Samuel Kneisley as deceased and the adjacent land being the 162 tract of John Brenizer [suggesting that he was still alive]. [94] [95] [96]

1816 Son Michael died on April 3, and John Brenizer Sr might have died at about the same time, since the will of John Brenizer Sr was dated on July 25, 1805 and was probated on July 5, 1816. [97] [Photocopy, Genealogy Sheet with notes for the family of John Brenizer, born 1729.] [Photocopy, Probate abstract John Brenizer, 1816.] [Photocopy, Will John Brenizer, 1805, page 1.] [Photocopy, Will John Brenizer, 1805, page 2.] [Photocopy, Will John Brenizer, 1805, page 3.]

1816 The estate of John Brenizer was subject to a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision [98] [99]:

John Brenizer in his life time and at his death was seised in fee of a tract of land in Allen township Cumberland county containing 215 acres (note that 215=162+53, the sizes of the two tracts described in the 1812 surveys) and made his will dated the 25th of July 1805 which was duly proved and registered in Cumberland county on the 5th of July 1816 whereof the defendant was appointed executor and took upon himself the execution thereof. The said testator left eight children and heirs of whom the defendant and George Brenizer were two. The said George having executed to Henry Isett a judgment note for two thousand dollars dated the 20th of June 1814 judgment was thereupon confessed and entered of record in the said court on the 1st of July 1817, No 263 of April Term, 1817, the balance of the debt and interest then being fourteen hundred and two dollars and sixty two cents. A Fieri Facias was issued thereon No 41 of April Term, 1818; in pursuance whereof Andrew Mitchell Esq then sheriff of the said county levied on the one undivided eighth part of the said land and of another tract of seven acres, adjoining the same, as the property of the said George Brenizer; an inquisition was held thereon and the property condemned. A writ of Pluries Venditioni Exponas issued No 132, of August Term, 1819, and the said property was sold by the said sheriff to the plaintiffs Morrow and Fleming, executors, &c in trust for the heirs of Henry Isett, deceased. A deed was made, dated the 7th of August 1819, and duly acknowledged on the 3d of November 1819. On the 9th of September 1816 the defendant, David Brenizer, paid George Brenizer six hundred dollars and took his receipt in the following words "Received, September 9th, 1816, of David Brenizer, executor of the estate of John Brenizer, deceased, six hundred dollars, on account of my legacy, or whatever may lawfully come to my share, after the said David Brenizer, executor, make sale of all the real and personal estate of my father, John Brenizer, deceased, with lawful interest from the date above written." signed by George Brenizer. The following notice was served by the defendant on Sheriff Mitchell, on the day of its date, and posted up on the court house wall viz: "Sir Take notice, that the land which you have advertised for sale, as the property of George Brenizer, does not belong to the said George, but is part of the estate of my father, John Brenizer, deceased, of which I am executor and that the said George has no claim in the said land, being only entitled to a legacy in money, under the will of his father, of which I paid him six hundred dollars, on account." signed David Brenizer.... Out of the personal estate, the defendant, as administrator of his sister, Barbara, retained fifty pounds, the amount of a pecuniary legacy to her; and also, fifty pounds ... which sums were retained by the defendant, as administrator of the said Barbara, who died on the 6th of December, 1820.

1817 The heirs of John Branizer were taxed in Allen Twp, Cumberland County, for 215 acres. [100]

1821 David Brenizer, administrator of the estate of John Brenizer Sr, late of Allen Twp, Cumberland County, deceased, produced an account of his administration. The account was approved, subject to further settlement. [101]

1821 David Brenizer and Adam Brandt, administrators of the estate of Michael Brenizer, deceased, late of Allen Twp, petitioned the court on February 13. Michael Brenizer died unmarried without issue and had insufficient funds to pay debts and owned a half lot in Allen Twp adjacent to John Brenizer deceased, to Henry Quigley, and to Yellow Breeches Creek, of about ten acres, which he held as tenant in common with Barbara Brenizer, deceased. Another lot adjacent to the first, of two acres held in common with Barbara Brenizer. Also another lot of ten acres. The administrators petitioned to sell the land. The court approved. David Brenizer, John Miller, and Daniel Baker each posted bond of $800. [102]

1828 On February 13, "Upon petition of John Beelman by his attorney Fred'k Watts Esqr to the [Cumberland County Orphans' Court] therein stating That letters testamentary issued upon the last will of Barbara Brenizer dec'd and upon the last will of Michael Brenizer dec'd to David Brenizer, more than one year ago, and that he has not yet settled an account of the administration of the estate of the said Barbara dec'd nor of the said Michael dec'd and praying the court to award a citation to the said David Branizer to appear at the next orphans court and settle an account of his administration of the said two estates - whereupon the court award a citation agreeably to the prayer of the petitioner." [103] [104]

1828 David Brenizer, acting administrator of the estate of Michael Brenizer late of Allen Twp deceased, produced an account of his administration of the estate on September 29. The court passed the same find a balance of [blank space]. [105]

Research Notes:

1813 John Barnheisel, relationship unknown, warranted lots of 314 and 25 acres in Tyrone Twp, Cumberland County on April 7 and 16. [106] [107]

The relationship, if any, of our John Brenizer to the following events in Lancaster County, involving a similar name, is unknown.

1735 An alternate parentage is possibly given by: John Frederick Brintzler, son of Nicholas Brintzler, was born February 17, 1735 and was baptized March 31, 1735 at the Lutheran Church in Lancaster city. Joh. Frederick Struble and wife Clara were sponsors. [108]

1734 Nicholas Brintzler and Anna Margaretha Ort[in] were married on April 28, 1734 by Johan Caspar Stover. Lutheran Church in Lancaster city. [109]

1790 John Brenisen lived in Earl Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in a household with 2 males under age 16, 1 males age 16 and over, and 3 females. [110]

1825 William White, the sheriff of Lancaster County, sold land, on April 13, from the estate of John Breneisen Senior of Lancaster County to Daniel Hahn Jr of Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County. The land was sold by order of the Lancaster court of common appeals dated October 30, 1824. The sale was to pay a debt owed by John Brenizer Sr to C William Heaffer. The land in Earl Twp had 21 acres with a one story log house adjacent to lands of Garlach Heoffer, George Brenner. [111]

1825 William White, the sheriff of Lancaster County, sold land from the estate of John Breneisen Junior of Earl Twp, Lancaster County to William Hunter, motivated by a debt to John Brenisen Senior and John Gross. The land was next to land of Jacob Brenisen and Jacob Nazor. [112] [113]

1762 John Brininger was taxed as a single man in Windsor Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania. [114]


Footnotes:

[1] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, B-588, [PHMC Warrant].

[2] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, A44-65, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[3] Bureau of Land Records, Pennsylvania Land Patent Books, H4-471, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[4] Pennsylvania Land Patent Indices, H4-471, [Patent Index].

[5] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, D13-143, of Peter Wampler's adjacent tract, dated 1750, shows a vacant lot, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[6] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C112-189, dated 1767, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[7] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, A37-79, dated 1785, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[8] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, D13-141, dated 1810, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[9] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C101-41, dated 1766, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[10] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, A37-79, of an adjacent tract, dated 1785, shows Christopher Uher as owner, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[11] Pennsylvania Archives, Township Connected Warrant Map (large download), Lebanon County, 1565 Bethel-Swatara, [PAConnectedWarrantMaps].

[12] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, item 594, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[13] John Casper Stoever, Rev. F. J. F. Schantz, trans., Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever. Baptismal and Marriage 1730-1799, 63, left column, [InternetArchive], [RootsWeb], [Stoever_Biosketch].

[14] F. Edward Wright, Early church records of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (2003), 346.

[15] William Henry Egle, Notes and Queries Historical Biographical and Genealogical Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania, Annual Volume 1896 (1897), 92, right column, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[16] Pennsylvania, Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages, 1730-1799, [AncestryRecord].

[17] F. Edward Wright, Early church records of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (2003), 119.

[18] Israel Daniel Rupp, Von Gail Hamilton, History of the Counties of Berks and Lebanon (1844), 308, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[19] USGenWeb Archives, [USGenWeb].

[20] USGenWeb Archives, [USGenWeb].

[21] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[22] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, D13-144, of Peter Wampler's adjacent tract, dated 1765, shows Jacob Kerman as owner, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[23] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C101-41, of an adjacent tract, dated 1766, shows Jacob Kerman as owner, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[24] M. S. Giuseppi, ed., Naturalizations of foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian colonies, (1921), 135, [HathiTrust].

[25] Annette Kunselman Burgert, Eighteenth Century Emigrants From German-Speaking Lands to North America, Vol. 1: The Northern Kraichgau (1983), 75, citing Sinsheim Lutheran KB.

[26] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for Valentine Brenneisen, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

[27] John E. Shouse, Wamplers in America (Gateway Press, 1981), 15, [GoogleBooks].

[28] Roy H. Wampler, A Wampler family history: with allied families of Kemper, Zumbrum, Angel, Craumer, Mayer and Ruhlman : descendants of William Wampler (1813-1886), together with ancestors of William J. Wampler (1838-1906) and his second wife, Mary S. Kemper (1855-1936) (1999), 32, [GoogleBooks].

[29] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[30] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[31] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 43, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

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[35] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 478, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[36] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Deed D-134, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[37] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, M-258, [PHMC Warrant].

[38] Bureau of Land Records, Pennsylvania Land Patent Books, H4-549, This is one of four patents granted from the warrant, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[39] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C140-3, [PA Survey Map], [PASurveyBooksIndex].

[40] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Tax, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[41] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 20 (Cumberland Taxables) (1897), 13, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[42] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Tax, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[43] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 20 (Cumberland Taxables) (1897), 124, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[44] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[45] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Tax, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[46] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[47] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 20 (Cumberland Taxables) (1897), 257, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[48] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 20 (Cumberland Taxables) (1897), 261, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[49] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 20 (Cumberland Taxables) (1897), 542, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[50] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 20 (Cumberland Taxables) (1897), 685, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[51] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[52] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[53] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[54] Readex, America's Historical Newspapers, [ReadexNewspaperArchive].

[55] Newspaper, Carlisle Gazette, (Carlisle, Pennsylvania), March 7, 1787, page 3.

[56] United States Federal Census, 1790, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[57] US census, 1790, Reel 0008, Image 554, left column, line 13 from bottom, Series: M637 Roll: 8 Page 39, [InternetArchive].

[58] US census, 1790, Reel 0008, Image 550, middle column, line 22 from bottom, [InternetArchive].

[59] United States Federal Census, 1790, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[60] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Tax, 1793, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[61] Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863, 1793, Allen Twp, Cumberland County, entry 15, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[62] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Tax, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[63] Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Deed L-377, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[64] Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798, list B, line 5, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[65] Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798, list 2, line 4, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[66] Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798, list 1, line 7, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[67] F. Edward Wright, Abstracts of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Wills: 1785-1825 (Willow Bend Books, 2007), 84.

[68] US census, 1800, Reel 0038, Image 65, page 121, line 2, [InternetArchive].

[69] United States Federal Census, 1800, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[70] Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863, Allen Twp, Cumberland County, entry 20, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[71] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Cumberland, Will H-409, [FamilySearchImage].

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