Person:Stephan Brecht (1)

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Johann Stephan Brecht
b.17 Feb 1691/92 Schriesheim, Germany
m. 29 JUL 1684
  1. Anna Margaretha BRECHT1685 -
  2. Apollonia BRECHT1686/87 -
  3. Anna Elizabeth BRECHT1688 -
  4. Balthasar BRECHT1690/91 - 1703
  5. Johann Stephan Brecht1691/92 - 1747
  6. Susanna Margaretha BRECHT1695 -
  7. Johannes BRECHT1699 - Bef 1756
  8. Ana Katharina BRECHT1703/04 - 1790
  9. Johann Michael BRECHT1706 - 1794
m. 17 Aug 1717
  1. Maria Magdelena Brecht1718 - 1719
  2. David Brecht1719 - 1783
  3. Hans Wendel Brecht1721 - 1785
m. 23 MAY 1725
  1. George Adam Bright, Sr.1730 - 1804
  2. Eva Margaretha BrechtAbt 1733 - 1818
  3. Cathrina BrechtAbt 1735 -
  4. Anna Maria Brecht1738 - 1827
  5. Elizabeth Brecht1738 - 1795
m. abt. 1743
  1. Maria Magdalena Brecht1743 - 1811
Facts and Events
Name[1] Johann Stephan Brecht
Alt Name Stephen Bright
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 Feb 1691/92 Schriesheim, Germany
Marriage 17 Aug 1717 Germanyto Anna Margaretha Ulrich
Marriage 23 MAY 1725 Schriesheim, Germanyto Anna Veronica Praxedis Kremer
Marriage abt. 1743 Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniato Anna Elizabeth Lerch
Death[1] 24 SEP 1747 North Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA
Burial? North Heidelberg Moravian Church


Information on Stephan Brecht

From Brecht Genealogy, site of Jim Liptrap:

Johann Stefan Brecht was born in Schreissheim 17 Feb 1692. He married 17 Aug 1717 Anna Margaretha Ulrich (24 Dec 1694 - 29 Jun 1722) daughter of Hans Peter Ulrich and Anna Hildebrand; and then 23 May 1725 Anna Veronica Praxedis Kremer (1705-c1742). Stefan, his new wife, his mother, and his brother Michael immigrated to Philadelphia. They settled briefly in the Germantown Section, then moved to Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County, before 1728. His two oldest sons followed in 1731 with his brother Johannes. Stephen purchased 900 acres of land in Lancaster County from the Penn Family between 27 Nov 1735 and 1737. The land was on both sides of the Tulpehocken River about 10 miles upstream from the present location of Reading. The land fell into Berks County in 1752. He was naturalized in Lancaster County 11 April 1741. Stephen remarried about 1743 Anna Elizabeth Lerch (1697-1751) daughter of Johannes Lerch and Catharina Fuchs, and the widow of Johann Heinrich Fischer. Stephen organized the North Heidelberg Moravian Church on 9 Apr 1745. And he was the second burial there after his death 24 Sep 1747. He had nine known children.


1. Maria Magdelena Brecht (13 Apr 1718 - 15 Jan 1719)
2. David Brecht (8 Sep 1719 - 22 Sep 1783) married Sarah Caquelin ( 8 Jan 1727 - 22 Jan 1798), daughter of Sebastian Caquelin and Marie Banzet and had 11 children in Bern Twp, Berks Co.
3. Hans Wendel Brecht (27 Jul 1721 - Jan 1785 ) married about 1747 Mary Elizabeth Martin and lived in Augusta County, Virginia, buying land there in 1771. Moved to Alexandria, Virginia, after 1778, and set up his dental practice. four children.
4. Georg Adam Brecht (9 Feb 1730/1 -1804) married Maria Katharina Kaufeldt.
5. Eva Margaretha Brecht (c.1733-1818) married about 1752 Johann Frederick Hanger (c.1726-1799) 13 children in Augusta County.
6. Cathrina Brecht (c.1735) m.1 Mar 1754 Johannes Nicolas Holder, Jr. married in Berks Co, PA
7. Elizabeth Brecht (May 1738 - 15 Mar 1795) m.28 May 1758 Johann Jacob Strauss (1736-1782)
8. Anna Maria Brecht (born 1738; bapt.1 May 1745 - 1827) m.1755 Jacob Baker; Ontario, Canada.
9. Maria Magdalena Brecht (22 Nov 1743 - 30 Mar 1811) apparently unmarried

Source: http://jliptrap.us/gen/brecht.htm


1. Cemetery info from Billie Keaffaber, 11/15/07.

References
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