An American Family History

Daniel Branstiter, Jr.


Branstiter Table of Contents
Other spellings--Brandstatter, Brandstetter, Brandsteter, Brandstaetter, Bransletter, Branstatter, Bransteeter, Branstetter, Branstiter, Branstitter, Branstitre, Branstudder, Broadtsteddler, Bronstetter, Brunstetter, Brunsteter, Brunstautton

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 married Elizabeth Baker in 1823 when he was 22 years old. Their children and life together and described in the section on Daniel and Elizabeth Branstiter.

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 of a stroke 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.

A blacksmith forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil.

Nebraska was not settled by many European-Americans until 1848. In the 1860s, the government took Native American land and opened it for homesteaders. Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1, 1867,




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Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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