This is the tombstone of John and Anna C. Brandt, located in row 8 of Duck Creek Cemetery, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed [south side]: John Brandt Died Mar. 12, 1868, Aged 57 ys, 9 mo, 13 ds. [north side]: Anna C., Wife of John Brandt Died Apr. 22, 1878, Aged 66 ys, 3mo, 10 ds.
Anna’s death is recorded in records of Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, but John’s death is not.
According to the Familienbuch portion of the records of Zion, Johannes Brandt was born to [father’s name not entered] and Maria Brandt on 19 May 1810 in Dietzhausen by Suhl, District Schleusingen, Kingdom of Prussia, Europe. He was baptized and confirmed there. When he was 22 years old he married Anna Catharina Geisenhoner, the daughter of Matthaus and Sophia Geisenhoner. She was born 12 January 1812 in Schmeheim, County Court Roenfeld, Dukedom Meiningen. She was baptized and confirmed there. The couple traveled to North America in 1855 and settled down in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.
John and Anna Brandt had the following children:
Johann Casper, born 26 August 1833 in Dietzhausen (the birthplace of his father), where he was baptized and confirmed.
Maria Catharina, born 5 March 1836 in Dietzhausen, where she was baptized and confirmed.
Ludwig, born 30 November 1839 in Dietzhausen, where he was baptized and confirmed.
Maria Louisa, born 10 April 1843 in Dietzhausen, where she was baptized. She was confirmed in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, by J. Bundenthal, the Evangelical Lutheral pastor.
John and Anna’s daughter Maria Catherina married Wilhelm August. Son Ludwig Brandt married Margaretha Haffner on 10 June 1866 at Zion. Ludwig & Margaretha’s son Romeo Brandt was featured in last week’s Tombstone Tuesday. Daughter Louisa Brandt married William Wirwille on 30 November 1865 at Zion.