Site hosted by Build your free website today!

The Ship


Hans Jacob, a weaver by trade, and his family headed for Rotterdam where they boarded the ship “Brothers” and landed in Pennsylvania in 1751.  It is suspected that he either had family or friends here already as he purchased about 90 acres of land in the then Bedford and Lancaster Counties of Pennsylvania.  Here the family remained until their move to Kentucky.


Arrived at Philadelphia on ship "Brothers" 16 Sep 1751.  Family record placed in Bergestrasse Lutheran Church Book 1753.


Following is a section taken from the book; “Pennsylvania German Pioneers”, Vol. I by Strassburger & Hinke.



RESEARCH:  American Emigration from Baden-Durlach in the Years 1749-1751.  Page 44, nr. 32 Jacog Lehmann of Blankenloch permitted to leave for Pennsylvania (Pr. 848 No. 2476, Pr. 1329 No. 4483).  Jacob Lehmann arrived at Philadelphia on ship "Brothers". 16 Sep 1751 (Strassburger-Hinke, List 169c).


Also: “Rhineland Emigrants” (Lists of German Settlers in Colonial America) by: Don Yoder, Page 86.


Main Page

What’s in a Name?

Lehmann/Layman Family History

Ancestral Tree

Migration to America

Revolutionary War


Joachim’s Family


Photo Album

Joachim's Kin Newsletter