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John Theodore Brandt, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1854
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Mar. 4, 1941
La Harpe
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

Born in Anderlingen, Old Kingdom Hanover to Christopher & Adelaide Young Brandt, John immigrated with his parents in 1873. They settled on a farm near Strawn, but in Ford Co. IL.

In Strawn IL, on June 18, 1882 John married Magdalena "Lena" Gerken (Gerkin). 11 children were born, 8 of whom reached adulthood.

They farmed with his parents and then alone until 1905 when John bought land in Hancock County, 4 miles north of LaHarpe, IL, and moved there with their family. John and Lena retired to LaHarpe.
Family links: 
  Magdalena Gerkin Brandt (1859 - 1942)
  John Theodore Brandt (1886 - 1937)*
  Catherine Margaret Brandt Helmers (1888 - 1954)*
  Christian Harmon Brandt (1890 - 1983)*
  Henry Leonard Brandt (1892 - 1987)*
  Edward Brandt (1893 - 1964)*
  Magdalena "Lena" Brandt Puckett (1896 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
La Harpe Cemetery
La Harpe
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jan 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7113614
John Theodore Brandt, Sr
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You appreciated the land and She responded to you. But the work was long and hard. May you rest in peace, Great-Uncle John.
- Rosetta
 Added: Feb. 16, 2007

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