Born in Bokeloh, Kingdom of Hanover s/o Johann Heinrich Christian Brandt (1787-1847) m1815 Catharine Sophie Dorothee Busch (1795-aft 1846).
Wilhelm arrived in New York with relatives on the Rastede in June, 1852. He contracted cholera and died with his brother and a niece two months after arriving. He was buried in the new cemetery on the next farm about two miles from the Kankakee River.
The dates above are those on his tombstone. The birth date in Niedersachsen is different.