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Johan Michael Braun

Also Known As: "Braun", "Johann Johan Brown"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Baden Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: March 13, 1785 (61)
Hanover Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Palmyra, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Peter Braun and Anna Margaretha Braun
Husband of Anna Juliana Braun (Karger)
Father of Katherine Bickle (Braun); Christopher Brown, Sr.; Johann Michael Braun, Jr.; Andreas Brown; Anna Margaret Cassell and 7 others
Brother of Catarina Meyer and Conrad Brown

Occupation: Blacksmith, Military
Managed by: Private User
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About Johan Michael Braun

Lt. Johann Michael Braun

Immigration

Immigration on 26 September 1737 in Hanover Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

John arrived in America on the ship Saint Andrew Galley on September 26, 1737. Traveling from Rotterdam, Netherland > Cowes, England > Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Colonial America

List 47 A: Palatines imported in the ship Saint Andrew Galley, John Stedman, Master from Rotterdam. Qualified on September, 26, 1737.

Many people left Germany, especially from the Palatine area, in the early to mid-1700's. Johan Michael Braun was one. He was born on January 15, 1724 and according to Rupp's "Thirty Thousand Immigrants," he arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 26, 1737. He had sailed on the ship, "Saint Andrew Galley," John Stedham, Master.

He settled in East Hanover, Lebanon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. (Later Dauphin County, and now Lebanon County) He met Anna Margaret Karger who lived in the town of Warwick, also in Lancaster County. They were married on January 26, 1746 in the Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church by Reverend John Casper Stoever.

Michael and Anna farmed in East Hanover. They had a mill on their property, that was erected at Sahara Creek, and Michael was a blacksmith.

Michael died in Lebanon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and is buried in the Bindnagle's Church Cemetery, north of Palmyra, with the following inscription on his tombstone: Michael Brown.

Military Service

DAR Ancestor #: A015743
Service: PENNSYLVANIA
Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth: CIRCA 1725
Death: ANTE 4-27-1785 IN HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Service Source: PA ARCH, 2ND SER, VOLUME 13, PP 428-429
Service Description: 1) SIGNED OATH OF ALLEGIANCE, 1777

RESIDENCE 1) County: LANCASTER COUNTY - State: PENNSYLVANIA

SPOUSE 1) ANNA KARGER

2nd Lt., 8th County, 6th Battalion in the Lancaster County Militia (Revolutionary War)
Source: "Der Braun Volks" by Leila Smith Balis, copyright May, 1991

Married in the Hill Evangelical Church by Reverend John Casper Stoever
Periodical: Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Title: The Records of Reverence John Casper Stoever from 1730 - 1779
Publication: Genealogical Publishing Company
Repository: Carroll County Library
Location: Westminister, Carroll County, Maryland
Call Number: 929.3748 S

Family

Children of Johann Michael Braun (Brown) & wife Anna Karger 1728-1785

(1) Catarina birth 1747 December 31 baptized 1750
(2) Christoph 1750 June 17 baptized July 8 1751
(3) Johann Michael 1751 October 22 baptized October 27, 1751
(4) Andreas 1753 May 14 baptized 1753 May 20
(5) Anna Margaretha 1755 January 17 baptized 1755 January 19
(6) Eva Margaretha 1759 September 9 baptized 1759 September 30
(7) Anna Maria 1762 March 28 baptized 1762 April 24
(8) Maria Elizabetha 1764 April 7 baptized 1764 April 13
(9) Dorothea 1767 May 13 baptized 1767 May 17
(10) Maria Magdalena 1757 November 14 baptized 1767 May

Last Will & Testament

"In the name of God Amen. I, Michael Brown, of Hanover Township, Lancaster County, and the State of Pennsylvania, being very sick and infirm in body, but of sound and disposing mind and memory thanks to Almighty God. Herefore calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, so make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following that it is to say principally and first of all, I recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian manner at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again, and touching such worldly estate which it has pleased God to bless me within this life I Will and bequeath in the following manner.

Imprimus. It is my will and I allow all just debts and funeral costs be first discharged.

Item. It is my will and I allow that my wife Ann Brown shall have one hundred pounds paid her in the following manner, viz. Twenty five pounds to be paid out of my money which shall be paid out of my personal estate when sold, twenty five pounds to be paid her five years after my decease, and she shall receive the last which is coming from John Zimmerman and Jacob Kreamer out of the land and G. Mill by one sold to them, and whatever part of sum of said money shall remain at his death shall be equally divided among my children.

Also Will and bequeath unto my son Michael Brown the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid him as follows; Viz the sum of one hundred and twenty to be paid him out of the land money which got out of the place my son Andrew lived on when it is sold and of the money when it is due from Simon Minnick, he my son Michael Brown is also to have the eighty pounds which is to be paid by the aforesaid Zimmerman and Kreamer.

I also give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret, married Nicholas Castle, the sum of fifty pounds to be paid out of the first which is to come due out of the first bond from said Zimmerman and Kreamer and what sum her husband is charged with in my book to be deducted of fifty pounds.

Also I Will and bequeath unto my daughter Mollie, married to Henry Miller, the sum of fifty pounds to be paid her out of the second bond to he paid by Zimmerman and Kreamer and what sum her husband stands charged with in my book to be also taken out said fifty pounds.

I also will and bequeath to my daughter Eva, married to John Weaver, the sum of fifty pounds to be paid her out of the third bond to be paid by Zimmerman and Kreamer and the sum her husband is charged within my book to be taken out of the said fifty pounds.

I also will and bequeath to my daughter Mary, married to Frededick Leonard, the sum of fifty pounds to he paid her out of the fourth bond to be paid by Zimmerman and Kreamer and the sum her husband is charged with in my book to be taken out of the same as above said.

I also will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth the sum of fifty pounds, twenty-five pounds to be paid her out of the first yearly payment of my other place on which my son An-drew lived, and twenty five pounds to be paid her out of the sixth payment of the same.

I also will and bequeath to my daughter Dorothea the sum of fifty pounds to he paid her out of the third and fourth yearly payments of the last said place.

And whereas my son Christopher Brown has already received the sum of fifty-two pounds which together with money I payed for share to him. It is my will and I allow that shall be his full share of the first division of my estate among my children.

Also my daughter, married to Jacob Bickle, having already received the sum of forty five pounds it is my will and I allow that five pounds more be paid her so as she be upon equal footing with the rest of my aforesaid daughters.

I also will and bequeath unto my son Andrew Brown the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds. I also will and allow. him fifty pounds of the same to be paid out of the second and seventh yearly payments of the place he formerly lived on and the remaining fifty pounds to be paid him out of the hand money of said place only which debt I have already paid for him and I am bound to pay for him to be taken out of the same.

I also will and bequeath unto my son Michael Brown the sixth fifty-pound bond to be paid by the aforesaid Zimmerman and Kreamer.

And the over plus if any there be after the payments of all my debts and the aforesaid legacy. It is my will and I allow that it be divided among these my afore mentioned ten children, or their heirs.

It is my will and I allow that my son Michael Brown shall have all my smith tools, and to be clear of all and everything charged against him in my book, only he shall pay thirteen pounds which I am indebted to Michael Molfeira, and he is to give my wife, so long as she remains my widow, ever year twelve bushels of wheat, bushels of rye, one hundred and thirty pounds of pork, and keep one cow for her both summer and winter as he keeps his own, and keep one sheep for her, and sow quarter of an acre of land with flax every year.

I also will and bequeath one cow which she shall choose, her bedclothes, all of the linen in the house, all of the pewter and one iron pot and frying pan, and a little pan, also one mare, saddle and bridle.

I also allow my son Andrew Brown the sum of fifty pounds to be payd after all the rest of the legatees are paid off.

I also hereby invest my son Michael Brown and Ann my wife with full power and authority to convey and confirm unto John Zimmerman and Jacob Kreamer different tracts of land and the mill I have.

I have sold them agreeable to the conditions made between us. They also have the same authority to convey and confirm my other land to John Nagle if he fulfills his contract for the same, but as he has already failed of his agreement and appears to fall short of the whole of his contract, they are to sell and confirm said land to any person they see cause.

And I do constitute him, my son Michael Brown and Ann Brown my wife, the sole executors of this my last Will and testament. Witness this my hand and seal on the 13 day of March, Anno Dom. 1785.

Signed and sealed and published and Michael Brown declared and pronounced by J. Michael Brown as his last Will and Testament in the presence of:

James W. Creight
Henry Zeigler

27 April 1785. Before the subscriber personally appeared James W. Creight and Henry Zeigler, the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will and on their corporate oaths and deplore and say they were present and saw and heard Michael Brown the testator here in named sealed public pronounce, declare the foregoing as and for the last Will and testament and at the doing thereof he was of sound and well disposing mind memory and to the best of his knowledge observation and belief.

27 April 1785
Thomas Montgomery, Register.

NOTE: He was the first cousin of Johann Michael Braun of Rowan County, North Carolina.

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Johan Michael Braun's Timeline

1724
January 2, 1724
Baden Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1747
December 31, 1747
Brickerville, Elizabeth Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
December 31, 1747
Bickerville, Hanpver County, Pennsylvania, United States,
1750
January 7, 1750
Hanover Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
1751
October 22, 1751
East Hanover Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
1753
May 4, 1753
Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
1755
June 7, 1755
Hanover, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
1757
November 19, 1757
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
1759
September 9, 1759
Hanover, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America