Franz Brossman, parents unknown, was born around 1693 in Germany*. He married at about the age of 27 to (Anna) Clara Elisabetha Rudolph on June 6, 1724*. The marriage date is cited in the LDS 1992 Microfiche file, page 77,210, in Baden, Heidelberg, Walldengelloch. Franz immigrated to the colonies in 1739. Franz died October 18, 1749 at Stouchsburg, Pennsylvania* and is buried at Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg*. The following notes were contributed to the Drummond collection by Schuyler Brossman. Contributed to him by Annette Burgert, of Worthington, Ohio in October, 1982. "More notes on Frantz Brossman, Reihen, Germany, Lutheran Churchbook (6920 Sinsheim, Elsenz) Germany. Nicholas Brossman, citizen here, and Elisabetha first appear in the church record with the Baptism of a daughter: Anna Dorothea, baptized 10 Aug 1701. They also had a son, Ludovicus, b. 12 Dec 1705. No further records of their family at Reihen. Waldengelloch, Lutheran Churchbook (6920 Sinsheim, Elsenz) Germany. Married (2) 21 May 1707 - Nicholaus Brostman, Drehrer (a turner) and Anna Maria, the widow Wipf. Married (3) 24 Nov 1711 - Meister Nicolaus Brosman, Trehrer (turner) and widower, and Magdelene, widow of Johannes burckle at Hilspach. In the baptism records of their children, it is indicated that Magdalena is Catholic. Children: 1. Johann Michel b. 25 Apr 1713: 2. Margaretha Barbara b. 5 Sep 1715. Died 8 Aug 1717 - Nicholaus Brosmann, Dreher here, age 64 years. (therefore born about 1653 - 1717 less 64 = 1653. Married on 6 Jun 1724 -Frantz Brossman, a Treher, and Anna Clara, daughter of the late Hanz Jerg Rudolph. Hans Jerg Rudolph married 18 Nov 1680 Catharina Margaretha Fessler. Their daughter Clara Elisabetha was baptized 11 Mar 1700. She is evidently the Anna Clara who married Frantz Brossman." end of report. 1994 note: impossible to determine if church records cited above relate to Frantz -Brossman without further investigation.
Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County, Pa. Vol I of 2, publ, Beers & Co., 1909. p. 1659, vol I. The Brossman family is one of the oldest in Berks county, dating back to the early part of the eighteenth century. Francis (Frantz) Brossman, a German by birth, so tradition says, was one of the Schoharie County, N.Y., settlers who came to Berks county between 1723 & 1728. When Berks county was organized in 1752, he was an inhabitant of Heidelberg township. The following year, 1753, he paid eighteen pounds tax, and in 1754 he paid twenty-two pounds tax. This shows him to have been a large landowner. His remains are undoubtedly buried at St. Daniel's (Corner) Church, which was the spiritual home of all those early pioneers...". Schuyler Brossman, Rehrersburg, Pa. 7 Dec 1971. Brossman Family Historian.
Part of Drummond collection: "Frantz Brossman, was aged 45 years when he arrived in Philadelphia, Pa on the ship Friendship on 3 Sep 1739. According to his age he would have been born in 1693-1694. Available records indicate he had the following children: Anna Magdalena, m. Johannes Kistler; Justina Catarina, b. before 1734; Frantz Sebastian Brossman, b. 28 Aug 1728, d. 26 Nov 1797, bur Christ Luth. Ch., Stouchsburg, Pa. Served in Berks Co., Militia, Rev. War, M. Maria Saloma ----; Maria Appolonia Brossman, b. ca. 1732, Baltser Umbonhauer, lived Bernville, Pa.; Anna Margaretha Brossman, b. ca. 1733, m. Jacob Rossell; Christina, b. ca. 1738; Johannes, b. either 1739 or 1742, d. 26 Aug 1807, m. Anna Maria Heilman, b.1742, d. 1812. Frantz Brossman, the immigrant, came from Germany. He died without a will and an inventory of his estate in Jan 1750, recorded in the Lancaster County Pa courthouse lists his widow as Clarlis or Corlis. He died in October 1749 and was buried 18 Oct 1749 probably in the cemetery of Christ Lutheran Church of Stouchsburg as this is recorded in the church records... A transcription of the records are to be found in the Historical Society of Berks Co, Reading, Pa. It should be noted that the part of Lancaster county in which Frantz lived later became, in 1752, Berks County. Frantz Brossman was among the founders of Christ Church in 1743." *Source: B-1 through B-5