Vitals: Daniel & Maria Bender Brenneman

Daniel (1769-1842/62) b. Darmstadt, Hesse or Braunschard, Germany; r. New Germany, Garrett Co., MD (son of Nicholas & Barbara Kurtz Brenneman; Farmer)
-buried on Brenneman farm, New Germany, MD (See GPS on tombstone)

Daniel Brenneman stone
Brenneman Farm near
New Germany, MD

Maria/e “Mary” Bender (1782-1856) b. Bodenhausen, Hann, Prussia, Germany; r. New Germany, Garrett Co., MD (daughter of Jakob, Sr. & Helena S. Brenneman Bender; Homemaker)
-buried on son Jacob’s  “Beachy” farm, Bittinger, MD

Maria Bender Brenneman (1782-1856) gravesite on Jacob & Catherine Brenneman farm, Bittinger, MD

Married: Hesse Castle, Germany, 1803

Immigration: 1826 to Baltimore from Eichof bei Rosethal, Hesse (Largest family of this wave to arrive on the same ship)

Children: all b. in Germany except Barbara (& John J.*)

1. Jacob (1805-1806) died in infancy
2. Jacob J. (1806-1880) b. Meinscheidt, Hesse, Germany; r. Accident & McHenry, MD (m. Catherine Engle; minister in Accident, MD)
3. Mary (1809-1891) b. Meinscheidt, Hesse; r.Grantsville, Garrett Co. (m. Benedict Beachy)
4. Anna (1811-1840) b. Hoff, Hesse; r. Somerset Co., PA (m. Daniel Yutzy)
5. Catherine (1813-1870) b. Hoff, Hesse; r. Grantsville, MD & Somerset Co., PA (m. Joel B. Miller)
6. John (1815-1816) died in infancy
7. Elizabeth (1816-1890) b. Meischeidt, Germany; r. Springs, Somerset Co., PA (m. Thomas “Tommy” Lee – our line)
buried: Hershberger Cemetery, Simon Yoder farm, Niverton, PA
8. Magdelena “Lena” (1819-1863) b. Meinscheidt, Hesse (m. Daniel Yutzy)
9. Christian B. (1821-1898) b. Germany; r. Smithville, Wayne Co., OH (m. Hannah Plank)
10.Daniel D. (1824-1918) b. Rosenthal, Hesse, Darmstadt; r. Bittinger, Garrett Co. (m. Susan J. Beachy)

Daniel D. Brenneman & wife Susanna Beachy

Daniel D. Brenneman & wife Susanna Beachy         Photo: Alvin H. Yoder

Daniel D. Brenneman (1824-1918 center in wheelchair) with family

Daniel D. Brenneman (c. 1918 center in wheelchair) with family                 Photo: Alvin H. Yoder

11.Barbara (1827-1895) b. Berlin, PA; r. Jamestown, Iowa (m. Joseph J. Swartzentruber)
12. John J. (1830-1901) b & r Garrett Co. (m1. Lydia Beachy; m2. Mary Beachy) *Note: He is not listed in all sources as Daniel and Mary’s twelfth child.


“Daniel Brenneman.” 15 October 2018

“Family Group Record.” Cindy Krause Leonhardt

The Brenneman History

James L. Yoder. “The Amish Immigrants of the Second Wave.” The Historian. V. 22, N. 2 Http://

John M. Byler. Amish Immigrants of Waldeck & Hesse. Elverson, PA: Olde Springfield Shoppe, 1993

Olen L. Miller and Alta Elizabeth Schrock. Joel B. Miller History. Grantsville, MD: Joel B. Miller Book Committee, 1960



Last revised 10/15/18


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