Sitting: Henry and Daniel
Standing: John & ? photo courtesy of Darlene Kennedy
American pioneers migrated west to settle areas not previously inhabited by European Americans.
Pennsylvania is one of the 13 original states and was originally founded in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake.
Daniel Branstiter, Jr. was born on September 22, 1801 in Heidelberg Township, Northampton (now Lehigh County), Pennsylvania. He was the son of Daniel Branstetter and Christina Bauman. Daniel, like his grandfather, was a blacksmith as well as a farmer.
He was left a widower in 1856 when his wife, Elizabeth passed away.
He “was a staunch supporter of the democratic party and took an active interest in the local affairs of his community." (History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, George Burr, and O. O. Buck, 1921, page 603)
Daniel died on June 1, 1879 in Nebraska when he was 77 years old. He is buried at Camp Creek Cemetery in Otoe County, Nebraska. Camp Creek Cemetery is located two miles north of Julian, Nebraska.
June 1, 1879
77 yrs. 8 Mo’s
& 9 Days photo courtesy of Darlene Kennedy