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  • ID: I138
  • Name: David BRANDT
  • Surname: Brandt
  • Given Name: David
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 Dec 1835
  • Death: 18 Dec 1918
  • Burial: Pyrmont Cemetery, Pyrmont, in 1
  • Note:
    David was married to Henrietta Hoch Weigle who was born 5/22/1841.
    She died on 7/20/1927. They had one son, Roy Brandt.

    BIOGRAPHY: From: Tippecanoe County, Indiana history:

    BIOGRAPHY: DAVID BRANT
    Among the substantial citizens of Perry township, Tippecanoe county, Indiana, who "donned the blue" in the days of civil war and fought bravely for the old flag, is the gentleman to a brief sketch of whose life we here direct attention,---David Brant.

    Mr. Brant was born in Miami county, Ohio, December 25, 1835, son of John and Elizabeth Brant, his father a Pennsylvania farmer, of Dutch ancestry, and the family comprising the following named members:
    Abraham, Martin, John, David, Adam, Daniel, Elizabeth, Esther and Barbara. John Brant, the father, died in Ohio, at the age of fifty-one years. David Brant was reared to farm life and received only a limited education. At the time the civil war broke out he was on the home farm in Darke county, Ohio, to which place his father had moved from Miami county and cleared and improved a tract of land.

    BIOGRAPHY: Young Brant's patriotism was at once aroused and he was among the first to place his name on the list of volunteers. In April, 1861, at the age of twenty-two years, he enlisted, at Gettysburg, Ohio, as a private in Company K, Eleventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for three months. He served out his time at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and was honorably discharged. Then, in September of that year he re-enlisted at Gettysburg, Ohio, for three years or during the was, as a private in Company B, Forty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Captain J. B. Longston, the fortunes of which command he shared until January, 1864. Soon he again re-enlisted, this time at Knoxville, Tennessee, as a member of the Eight Ohio Cavalry, Company B, under Captain A. Thompson, and served until the close of the war. For his meritorious service he was promoted to the rank of third serveant, and, the conflict over, he was honorably discharged at Springfield, Ohio, in July, 1865. Among the battles in which he participated were those of secon Bull Run, Louisburg, Knoxville, actions in the Shenandoah valley, Winchester, Ceder Creek and numerous others. Throughout his whole service he was not wounded nor was he ever sick a day in hospital, but was always ready for active duty and promptly and cheerfully acted his part. The exposure, however, of his army life caused him to lose his hearing, and he is now almost totally deaf. After the war Mr. Brant went west and spent some time in Kansas, Missouri and Texas, where he worked at the carpenter's trade. About 1878 he came to Indiana and located in Tippecanoe county. In Perry township, this county, he bought a small tract of land, and here he has since been engaged in farming. To his original purchase he has since added until now his farm comprised ninety-five acres, and has valuable improvements thereon.

    Mr. Brant was married at Pettit, Indiana, June 14, 1883, to Mrs. Henrietta Weigle, nee Hoch, who was born May 22, 1841, in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, daughter of George and Mary (Kitsmiller) Hoch. George Hoch was a son of Henry and Rachel Hoch and was born in Dalphin county, Pennsylvania, in 1800, his ancestors having come to this countyr from Germany several generations ago and settled in Pennsylvania. He owned tow hundred ares of land in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, where he spent his life after marriage. He died in 1860 at the age of sixty years, a member of the Lutheran church. The children composing his family were Levi, Margaret A., Sampson, Caroline, Marinda, Benjamin I, Henrietta, Elder, George, Jane and Gustavus. Benjamin I. was a member of an Ohio volunteer regiment during the civil war, was taken prisoner by the enemy and died in prison at Catawba, in North Carolina.

    BIOGRAPHY: Mrs. Brant was first married to Martin Weigle, in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, February 6, 1862, and they lived in that county until 1866, when they came to Indiana, settling first in Clinton county and four years later removing to Tippecanoe county and locating where Mr. And Mrs. Brant now reside. Here Mr. Weigle died March 14, 1881, at the age of forty-five years. He was a member of the Dunkard church, a man who stood high in the esteem of all who knew him. He was a veteran in the civil war, being a private in Samuel B. Delh's Company F. One Hundred Fifty-eighth Regiment Pensylvania Militia, enrolled on the 16th day of October, 1862, to serve three months, and was honorably discharged from service August 12, 1863 at Chambersbury, Pennsylvania, re reason of the expiration of his enlistment. (Note: His military records show that he was mustered-in on Nov 1, 1862 as a private in Captain Hale's Company 158th Regiment.) Mrs. Brant is also a member of the Dunkard church and politically, Mr. Brant is a Republican. All his active life he has been an ambitious, hard-working man, but of recent years has been disabled so that he cannot take charge of the active duties of the farm. Mrs. Brant is the mother of ten children, all by her first husband. Of this number two died ininfancy. The following is a brief ????? of the
    children: George, Belle,who died at the age of seventeen years, Sarah? who died at the age of twenty-seven years, Albert and Alice, twins, Alice died aged six years; William, who died at the age of twenty-four years, Allen, who died aged three years; Aidy and Braidy, twins, and Etta.

    BIOGRAPHY: Note: It appears that David Brant was still living at the time that this was written. It must have been written sometime between William Weigles death about 1895 and David Brant's death.
  • Change Date: 31 May 2003 at 22:12:38



    Father: Johannes (John) BRANDT b: 23 Sep 1799 in Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pa
    Mother: Elizabeth GINSLER b: 8 Nov 1803 in Harrisburg, Pa

    Marriage 1 Henrietta HOCH b: 22 May 1841

      Sources:
      1. Title: Tombstone Reading by R. James Spidle
        Note: Pyrmont Cemetery, Pyrmont, Indiana, USA
        Located on the east side of the cemetery. Large red marble tombstone.
        David Brant
        Dec 25, 1835 - Dec. 18, 1918
        Enlisted Apr 1861
        GO. B. 44 Reg D.V.VI. USA
        Discharged July 1865
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