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Rev Benedictus M. “Benedict” Brackbill

Rev Benedictus M. “Benedict” Brackbill

Birth
Germany
Death 27 Apr 1720 (aged 54–55)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 80526383 · View Source
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According to Jack Gilchrist in April of 2013, he was the son of Benedict Brechbuehl & Madlena Muller. He married Maria Herr about 1701 and fathered three children born in Weiler, Sax Germany.

Rev. Brackbill sold his house and farm near Weiler in Sape on the river Werre, Germany for 700 Rix dollars ($570.15).

He sailed for America in 1717 with his wife and three children and arrived in Philladelphia, Pennsylvania on Aug. 24, 1717, having been on the passage for 12 weeks. The expenses were $30.44 a piece.

He bought 250 acres of land between Strasburg and Bunker Hill in Lancaster County, PA for $186.66.

He was a Mennonite Preacher and had travelled a great deal in Germany proclaiming the "Blessed Gospel".

Father of Maudlin and Barbara Brackbill.


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  • Created by: JDM
  • Added: 16 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80526383
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Benedictus M. “Benedict” Brackbill (1665–27 Apr 1720), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80526383, citing Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery, Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by JDM (contributor 47010526) .