An American Family History

Eva Barbara Brandstetter Meyer

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― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Europeans who made the voyage to America faced a difficult journey of several months.

Eva Barbara Brandstetter Meyer was born on December 7, 1715 in Aichau-Ansbach, Bayern, Germany. Her parents were Andreas Sigismund Brandstetter and Appolonia Egle Dosenbau. Her Godmother was Barbara Roth, a farmer's wife from Unterschorn.

She (Eva Barbara Broadtsteddler) married Ulrich Meyer on December 20, 1752 in Philadelphia. The marriage was officiated by the Reverend Dr. Henry Melchoil Muchlenberg who was the patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America, at St. Michaels, founded in 1742.

An Ulrich Meyer arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday November 8, 1752 on the Snow Louisa, Captain John Pittcairne, from Rotterdam. He signed the Oath of Abjuration.

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.
Children of Andreas Sigismund Brandstetter
and Appolonia Egle Dosenbau
  • Johann Michael Brandstetter
  • Johann Jacob Brandstetter
  • Johann Adam Brandstetter
  • Anna Barbara Brandstetter
  • Johann Andreas Brandstetter
  • Johann Simon Brandstetter
  • Johann Jacob Brandstetter
  • Johann Mathias Brandstetter
  • Johannes Brandstetter
  • Eva Barbara Brandstetter Myer
  • Maria Barbara Brandstetter

    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.