After the Thirty Years War, from 1618-1648, Bavaria [Bayern] was devastated. The depopulated countryside slowly filled with people from other areas including many who left their homes for religious reasons. Bavaria took in Exulanten who were, protestant religious refugees from Catholic, Austria. Church records included the notation "aus dem Ländlein ob der Enns" which meant they were from Austria.
He married Maria Geissner on June 9, 1733. Maria was born in November, 1715 in Pirmasens, Bavaria, Germany.
Their children were born in Pirmasens. Their children were Maria Katharina Brandstetter (1734),
Philipp Peter Brandstetter (1739),
Philipp Jacob Brandstetter (1747),
Eva Maria Brandstetter, (1744),
Georg Heinrich Brandstetter (1754).
Maria died on January 18, 1785 and Andreas died on August 26, 1779 in Piramasens, Bayern.
Ansbach or Anspach is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of Middle Franconia. Ansbach is 25 miles southwest of Nuremberg and 90 miles north of Munich, on the Fränkische Rezat, a tributary of the Main.
The Palatinate is a region in south-western Germany. Many thousands of Palatine immigrants were driven out of Germany by war, famine, despotic rule and disease. They were attracted to Pennsylvania by the first settlers who sent back favorable reports.