Bruestle Family

 

 

  

 Bruestle Family  

Generously Compiled, transcribed and submitted by Ed Bristle, thanks Ed!

   


 
Carntown, Pendleton County
Original picture generously contributed by Chris Fossit, colorized by Bonnie Snow.

 

 First Generation

 

 

        1.  ChristianA Brüstle, son of Johannes Jacob Brüstle and Katharina Stockburger (Brüstle) , was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany September 18, 1786.  Christian died February 22, 1868 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 81 years of age. 

 

       He married three times.  He married Catharina Lehmann (Brüstle) (Brüstle) August 28, 1810 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Catharina was born January 5, 1781 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Catharina was the daughter of Mathias Lehmann and Christina Hesting (Lehmann) .  She married Johannes Brüstle circa 1804 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Catharina died March 27, 1812 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 31 years of age.  Her body was interred March 30, 1812 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  He married Catherina Stockburger (Brüstle) October 20, 1812 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Catherina was born April 2, 1792 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Catherina was the daughter of Johann Jacob Stockburger and Catherina Link (Stockburger) .  Catherina died November 4, 1819 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 27 years of age.  He married Barbara Kieninger (Brüstle) June 1, 1820 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Barbara was born September 5, 1798 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Barbara was the daughter of Mathias Kieninger and Elizabeth Regina Landerer (Kieninger) .  Barbara died October 17, 1860 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 62 years of age.  Her body was interred October 19, 1860 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Christian was married three times and fathered 14 children. He was considered a resident of Rotenberg, a weaver by trade, and had citizenship privileges.  It was his children and grandchildren that came to America.  Christian grew up in a very poor family, the second of 13 children. In 1810 Christian's older brother was killed fighting with Napoleon's Army.  He left a widow and a five year old daughter.  Christian married his brothers widow Catharina Lehmann that same year.  In 1811 they were blessed with a daughter Anna Maria.  The following year in March of 1812 Christian lost both his wife and his step daughter Christina to a feverous sickness.  He was left with a 6 mouth old daughter.  Christian married a second time on Oct. 20 1812, to Catherian Stockburger, he was 26 and she was 20 years old.  He was in his late 60's when his children left, never to see them again. They were a part of mass immigration of the late 1840's and early 1850's from Germany.  They were known as the 48ers, and were part of some 750,000 Germans that immigrated to America between 1847 and 1854.  But why did our Brustle's ancestors leave their homeland to come to America.  In 1847 there was a great revolution and peasant revolt in Germany.  The peasant farmers wanted to be released from their feudal burdens.   At the same time Germany was in the early stages of her industrial revolution and old time craftsmen were replaced by machines causing mass unemployment through out the country. The common man of Germany was motivated primarily by economics and not by the theories of philosophers. Two years after the potato rot struck in 1845, potato prices rose 425%, wheat 250%, and barley 300%.  Many peasants still had to deliver part of their harvests to the landlord or the church. To add to the miseries of the people, the winter of 1847-48 was unusually severe.  Hunger riots occurred in a number of German cities.  Food was scarce, prices were rising, and unemployment increasing.  These were the economic conditions which started the heavy flow of immigrants to the United States.  In America the original spelling of Brustle changed. These are some the spellings found on documents (Bruestle, Bustle, Brustle, Bristle, Brittle, Bristler, Brestler, Bristley, Bristly, Pristly, Pruestle, and Bristol.)

 

       Christian Brüstle and Catharina Lehmann (Brüstle) (Brüstle) had the following child:

 

                    i. Ann Maria1 Brüstle (Schuhmacher) was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany September 16, 1811.  Ann died January 30, 1877 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 65 years of age.  She married Johann George Schuhmacher April 9, 1839 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Johann was born.  Johann died at age.

   

       Christian Brüstle and Catherina Stockburger (Brüstle) had the following children:

 

                   ii. Jacob Brüstle was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany September 13, 1813.  Jacob died December 2, 1813 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at less than one year of age.

                  iii. Christina Brüstle (Lehrer) was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany February 25, 1815.  Christina died November 11, 1862 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 47 years of age.  She married Johann George Scherer January 25, 1842 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Johann was born October 2, 1801 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Johann died February 9, 1853 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 51 years of age.  Johann was employed date unknown.

                   iv. Johannes George Brüstle was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany January 15, 1817.  Johannes died February 8, 1845 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 28 years of age.

   

 

                    v. Johannes Brüstle (Bruestle) was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany June 22, 1818.  Johannes died August 24, 1870 in Carntown, Sand Suck Pr., Pendleton Co., Ky., at age at 52 years of age.  His body was interred August 25, 1870 in Carntown, Sand Suck Pr., Pendleton Co., Ky..  He married Catharine (Ruff) (Snyder) (Bruestle) November 15, 1853 in Pendleton Co., Ky..  Catharine was born November 7, 1813 in Württemburg, Germany.  She married Marcus Snyder June 21, 1848 in Pendleton Co., Ky..  Catharine died March 21, 1876 in Carntown, Sand Suck Pr., Pendleton Co., Ky., at age at 62 years of age.  In 1847, Catharine Ruff and her two daughters left Wuerttemberg Germany for America. They landed at New Orleans, and traveled up the Mississippi River and then up the Ohio River.  Somewhere along the way the girls, and their mother became separated but where united again at Cincinnati.  In 1848 Catharine Ruff and daughters were in Carntown or Stepstone Landing on the Ohio River in Pendleton Co., Ky.  That same year Catharine married Marcus Snyder on June 21, 1848, they had a son named Alexander McCain Snyder.  Marcus died before 1850. Catharine is found on the 1850 census as follows; Catherine 36 yrs, born Germany, son Alexander Snyder 2yrs, born Ky., daughter Eliza Ruff 17yrs, born Germany, and daughter Catharine 15yrs, born Germany.  On March 10, 1850 Mary Louisa (Eliza) Ruff, Catharine oldest daughter married R. Lewis Deabold, in Bracken Co., Ky. a county just south of Pendleton Co., her home.  She filed for a divorce from him in Aug. 24, 1852. She stated that she and her husband lived in Bracken Co., for a short period when she discovered that her husband possessed a confirmed habit of drunkenness and a settled aversion to her.  Her husband abandoned her and left the state of Ky. and she never seen or heard from him again. Her divorce was granted Dec. 9, 1853. Eliza Ruff married again to William Hall Oct. 14, 1854.  Also that same year Catharine bought 10 acres of land for $130.00. This land was purchased from a Alexander McClain of Clermont Co., Ohio just across the Ohio River. These ten acres lay along Stepstone Creek near the Ohio River (deed J359). In 1852 Catharine Ruff Snyder, purchased 6 and 1/4 acres from Alexander McClain for $125.00 (deed K216).  This land joined the 10 acres bought two years before.  In 1851 John immigrated to America and filed his papers to become a citizen in Pendleton Co., Ky. In the spring of 1853 John Bruestle (Priestly) was assessed for taxes in Pendleton Co., Ky..  The tax records show that he owned nothing and had nothing, and paid nothing.  John applied for a marriage licenses on Apr. 21, 1853 under the name Charles Breestle.  However they weren't married until Nov. 15.  The following March, Catharine sold 4 acres of land to an Eva Difil for $52.00 (deed L19).  In 1855 Andrew, John's half brother came to Cincinnati, and married shortly after he arrived.  On Sept. 5, 1855 Catherine's young daughter Catharine married Charles Iler.  In Feb. 1858 Catharine bought 8 acres of land on the Ohio River, for $126.00, from Alexander McClain (deed M683).  She sold this same land in May of 1862 to John Beyesdorfer for $829.00 (deed P179). In 1859 John bought 20 1/4 acres for $729.00 from Edward Holmes (deed 178).  This land joined the rest of their land on Stepstone Creek.  That same year John's half brother Andrew and family moved in with John.  Andrew work for him for about 4 years, before moving to Campbell Co. Ky.  On the 1860 Census for Pendleton Co., we find; John Bristly 43yrs born Wuerttemberg, farmer, estate $1000, personal worth $200, Catharine 46yrs, born Wuerttemberg, son Alexander 11yrs, born Ky. also listed was Andrew Bristly 34yrs, born Wuerttemberg, farmer, wife Eleanor 35yrs born Wuerttemberg. daughter Mary 4yrs, born Ohio, son Michael 3yrs born Ohio, and son John 6 months old, born Ky. On the 1870 Census for Pendleton Co., John Presty 52yrs, born Wuerttemberg. farmer, estate $1500, personal worth $400; Catharine 56yrs, born Wuerttemberg., and Alexander 22yrs, born Ky. Andrew and family had moved a few miles north to Campbell Co., Ky. near Carthage. John died Aug 24, 1870. In his Will he left $100 apiece to each of his stepdaughters Louisa Hall and Catharine Iler, to be paid after their mothers death.  He also left 45 acres of land to Alexander and another 33 acres was his after his mother’s death.  Alexander was infirm in mind, so John ask the court to appoint someone to take charge of Alexanders affairs.  Catharine Ruff Snyder Brustle (Pristly) died March 21, 1876. In her Will she left 6 1/4 acres and all her worldly goods, to her daughter Catharine Iler.  Catharine Iler and her husband ended up living on the old homestead and caring for her stepbrother Alexander.  How John and Catharine acquired the full 78 acres is not understood at this time.  Both are buried up the hill behind the house on the old homestead.  The grave site over looks the Ohio River. (Their joint gravestone is located at the very top of the ridge just south of a mining company at Carntown at (State Route 8 & SSR 154) in Pendleton Co., Ky.

                   vi. Stillborn Brüstle was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany September 28, 1819.  Stillborn died September 28, 1819 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at less than one year of age.

   

       Christian Brüstle and Barbara Kieninger (Brüstle) had the following children:

 

                  vii. Christian Brüstle was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany May 24, 1821.  Christian died January 4, 1869 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 47 years of age.  He married twice.  He married Anna Wofsner November 27, 1849 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Anna was born circa 1825 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  He married Susanna Kieninger (Brüstle) July 21, 1857 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Susanna was born December 24, 1823 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Susanna died July 2, 1887 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 63 years of age.

                 viii. Salona Brüstle (Pfau) was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany October 27, 1822.  Salona died March 18, 1898 in Back u Altenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 75 years of age.  She married Christian Pfau August 27, 1850 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Christian was born January 4, 1807 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Christian died February 22, 1876 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 69 years of age.

           10        ix. Jacob Brüstle was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany March 25, 1825.  Jacob died February 17, 1891 in Back u Altenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 65 years of age.  He married twice.  He married Dorothea Wöesner (Brüstle) January 17, 1853 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Dorothea was born May 10, 1825 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Dorothea was the daughter of Mathias Wöesner and Anna Catharina Wöesner (Wöesner) .  Dorothea died January 9, 1857 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 31 years of age.  He married Anna Kieninger (Brüstle) February 28, 1857 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Anna was born February 27, 1835 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Anna was the daughter of Johannes Kieninger and Anna Marie Hess (Kieninger) .  Anna died August 4, 1879 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 44 years of age.

   

 

           11         x. Andrew Brüstle 'Bruestle' was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany December 28, 1826.  Andrew died October 20, 1893 in Carthage, Campbell Co., Ky., at age at 66 years of age.  His body was interred October 22, 1893 in Bartlow Cm., Campbell Co., Ky..  He married Eleanora Litterst (Bristle) September 27, 1855 in St.Martins Prot., Ch, Storres Tp, Hamilton Co Oh.  Eleanora was born February 21, 1829 in Rammersweier, Baden, Germany.  Eleanora was the daughter of Anton Litterst and Helena Frei (Litterst) .  Eleanora died March 17, 1898 in Covington, Kenton Co., Ky., at age at 69 years of age.  Her body was interred March 19, 1898 in Bartlow Cm., Campbell Co., Ky..  In the batch of records on emigrations from Rammersweier, is included the emigration of Sigmund Zind in 1855, and of Anton End that same year (Anton End was a fugitive and had been arrested in Paris). This file also included the following case, Feb. 3, 1855 the Ramersweier community council writes to the Offenburg county office that unmarried Eleanora Litterst, aged 24, daughter of Anton Litterst citizen of Rammersweier, the maidservant of wagon maker Sigmund Zind, wants to emigrate to America with her master.  The father agreed to this decision. The council approved that Eleanora had no property and did not expect to inherit any.  The county office agreed to the emigration. The decision of the Offenburg county office was to 1. Grant emigration permission to unmarried Eleanora Litterst from Rammersweier. 2. To inform the community council about this matter. 3. To issue a passport for the trip to America. 4 To make an entry in the list of emigrants. In the newspaper (Ortenauer Bote) dated Febuary 16th, 1855 contains an announcement that Sigmund Zind wagon maker and family and Anton End and family both of Rammersweier were willing to emigrate to America, Eleanora Litterst name wasn't included. On May 1, 1855 the ship International out of Havre docked at the port of New Orleans. On board were 93 passengers adults and children with addisonal 5 infants, for a total of 98.  Among them were Eleanor Litterst age 24, Sigmund Zind age 34, his wife Madelaine age 28 and their two children Joseph age 3 and Felix age 9 months. Eleanor was the second passenger off the ship followed by the Zind family. After a few week the Zind family and Eleanor found them selves in Cincinnati. Ohio. What these records don't show us, is that when Eleanor Litterst got off the ship she was 6 months pregnant. Three months later on August 2, 1855 she gave birth to a daughter she named Mary. Shortly after this on September 27, 1855 she married another new arrival Andrew Bruestle. They were married at St. Martin's a Evangelical Protestant Church by a Rev. Pohmeyer. in Mt. Echo next to the Ohio River, just east of Delhi. Whether they stayed in the area of Delhi or moved to the area of New Richmond in Clermont Co., Ohio, is unknown. Their second child Michael was born in February of 1858 and Andrew filed for his U.S. citizenship in Clermont Co., Ohio in Oct. 1859.  Andrew was raised Lutheran and Eleanor was raised Catholic, and all of their children were christened in the Catholic Church. Life must have been very hard for Eleanor. She raised six sons and a daughter.  She and Andrew never had much of anything, but it was a testament to her that all her children grew up healthy and educated.  After Andrew's death Eleanor moved to Hammer Street in Cincinnati near her daughter's home.  She died of Bright's disease at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Covington Ky.

                                       He was baptized December 31, 1826 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Andrew born the third child of his fathers third marriage, arrived in America Aug. 12,1855.  About 45 days later he was in Cincinnati, Ohio and married. In September 27, 1855 Andrew and Eleanora Litterst were married at St. Martin in Delhi, in Cincinnati.  His younger brother Mathias who arrived much later, also was married in this church and had children christened there. They may have lived around Delhi in western Cincinnati for a while, a number of Wossner families lived in this area (the Wossner's were related to the Bruestle's) or they may have moved to the area of New Richmond in Clermont Co., Ohio where a number of Litterst are found. Their second child was born in Ohio in February of 1858. Andrew filed for his U.S. citizenship in Clermont Co. in Oct. 1859.  By July of 1860, Andrew had moved his family across the Ohio River to Motier, Ky. now known as Carntown in Pendleton Co., where he lived with his half brother John.  In the 1860 census of Pendleton Co. Ky., John & Andrew spelled their name "Pristly". By 1864 Andrew had moved north along the Ohio River about 15 miles to Carthage near California, Ky.  It was in this area of Kentucky, Andrew lived out his life.  Following the tax records for Andrew through the years we find that he was a member of the local militia during the Civil War. The records show he was taxed for owning a few bushels of corn or wheat, and in 1867 finally owned a cow.  On the 1870 Census, Andrew is listed as being crippled.  He didn't own land but in March of 1891, he leased 93 acres of land for seven years to grow grapes. Andrew died in 1893 and was buried in the Bartlow Cemetery.  In the 1920's his son Michael bought a joint stone for his parents resting place, this beautiful stone stands today.

                               

                                 

           12        xi. Barbara Brüstle (Schnider) was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany January 23, 1829.  Barbara died in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Oh., at age.  She married John Schnider May 29, 1864 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Oh..  John was born.  John died at age.

   

 

           13       xii. Mathias Brüstle 'Bruestle' was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany February 14, 1833.  Mathias died July 19, 1894 in Delhi, Delhi Tp., Hamilton Co., Oh., at age at 61 years of age.  His body was interred July 22, 1894 in St. Johns Cm., Delhi Tp., Hamilton Co., Oh..  He married Katharine Koch (Bristle) January 6, 1861 in St.Martins Prot., Ch, Storres Tp, Hamilton Co Oh.  Katharine was born February 5, 1834 in Württemburg, Germany.  Katharine was the daughter of Nicholas Koch and Katharine Wirth (Koch) .  Katharine died February 22, 1912 in Hamilton Co., Oh., at age at 78 years of age.  Her body was interred February 25, 1912 in St. Johns Cm., Delhi Tp., Hamilton Co., Oh..  Katharine immigrated about 1858

           14      xiii. Frederick Brüstle was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany January 3, 1836.  Frederick died March 21, 1882 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 46 years of age.  He married Christina Gauss (Brüstle) November 4, 1862 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Christina was born March 23, 1842 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany.  Christina died March 24, 1933 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 91 years of age.

           15      xiv. Anna Brüstle (Breitenmuser) was born in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany November 7, 1838.  Anna died May 9, 1885 in Rötenberg, Württemburg, Germany, at age at 46 years of age.

 

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