Husband: Theobald Britzius (1 2 3 4 5)
Born: 1742 in Prob Bisterschied, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Married: 29 Dec 1767 in Bisterschied, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 09 Feb 1803 in Bisterschied, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Father: Johannes Mathias Britzius
Mother: Maria Elisabetha Reissdorf
Spouses:
Wife: Catharine Charlotte Gerlach (6 7)
Born: 12 Dec 1748 in Bisterschied, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 13 Jan 1816 in Bisterschied, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany (8)
Father: Frederic Johannes Gerlach
Mother: Maria Catharina Pitz
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Johannes Britzius (9)
Born: 11 Sep 1772 in Bisterschied, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 04 Jan 1837 in Bisterschied, Pflaz, Bavaria, Germany (10)
Spouses: Anna Elisabethe Reis
02 (F): Maria Elizabeth Britzius (11)
Born: 08 Jul 1784 in Bisterschied, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Died:
Spouses:
03 (F): Maria Charlotte Britzius (12)
Born: 08 May 1786 in Bisterschied, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Died:
Spouses:
04 (M): Johan Jacob Britzius (13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20)
Born: 27 Mar 1788 in Bisterschied, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 05 May 1866 in St. Charles, Winona Co., MN
Spouses: Catharina Elisabethe Schwartz
05 (M): Johannes Theobald Britzius (21)
Born: 07 Nov 1792 in Bisterschied, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 11 Jan 1871 in Bisterschied, Pflaz, Bavaria, Germany (22)
Spouses: Margaretha Katharina Forsch
Additional Information

Theobald Britzius:

Notes:

per B.K. Hill - CHURCH RECORDS OF SPEYER ENC FILE # 10 COOPER AND FARMER

From "The Britzius Story" by Dianne Z. Stevens 2013:
Johannes Mathais and Maria Elisabetha had five children that we know of. The youngest was Theobald Britzius (1742 Bisterschied, Pfalz – 1803 Bisterschied, Pfalz). In 1767 he married Catharine Charlotte Gerlach (1748 Bisterschied, Pfalz – 1816 Bisterschied, Pfalz). Both her parents lived their whole lives in Bisterschied. A church record telling about this Theobald says he came from Teschenmoschel. That's about a mile SW of Bisterschied. That church record also tells us that besides being a farmer, Theobald was a cooper and a beer brewer.

Catharine Charlotte Gerlach:

Notes:



On some documents her maiden name appears as "Pitz." see Moyer file 3

Footnotes
  1. Sheri Wheeler@qwest.net, Wheeler Family Tree (Ancestry.com).
  2. <barbara.k.hill@worldnet.att.net>, Hill Family Tree.
  3. Goettel, Steve, Britzius, Mathias-Descendants of (EMail).
  4. Bill Moyer, Britzius File I (received via USPS 24 Feb 2005).
  5. Bill Moyer.

    Britzius File II p. 7-
    "Theobald Pritzius, son of the deceased Matthias Prizius from (?), coming from Teschenmoschel but being a cooper and beer-brewer in Bisterschied was married on December 29, 1767, to Charlotte Catharine Gerlach, daughter of Friedrich Gerlach of Bisterschied."

  6. Sheri Wheeler@qwest.net, Wheeler Family Tree (Ancestry.com).
  7. <barbara.k.hill@worldnet.att.net>, Hill Family Tree.
  8. Britzius File III, p 20.

    In 1816, on the 14th day of January at 7 p.m., there appeared before us, Mayor and Keeper of Civil Records of the community of Bisterschied...Abraham Forsch, 37 years old, and Friedrich Heger, 36, both farmers living in Bisterschied, and neighbors of the deceased, and they declared to us that Charlotte Gerlach, 70 years old, widow of the deceased Theobald Britzius, on the 13th of January at 10 p.m. died in her home in Bisterschied. After having this read to them they have testified to this report by signing below. Peter Lanzer (mayor)

    [This is a copy of an original German death record, and the English translation.]

  9. Sheri Wheeler@qwest.net, Wheeler Family Tree (Ancestry.com).
  10. Britzius File III.

    [p. 17 - copy of a German death record for Johann Britzius and a translation into English.]

  11. Sheri Wheeler@qwest.net, Wheeler Family Tree (Ancestry.com).
  12. Ibid.
  13. Ibid.
  14. compiled by Lee Ann Aigner, Research of Claude B. Finley & Others Family Tree.
  15. Goettel, Steve, Britzius, Mathias-Descendants of (EMail).
  16. Bill Moyer, Britzius File I (received via USPS 24 Feb 2005).
  17. Census, Federal 1850, Auburn, Tuscarawas, Ohio.

    Name: Jacob Buzas
    [Jacob Britziius]
    [Jacob Britzius]
    Age: 62
    Birth Year: abt 1788
    Birthplace: Germany
    Home in 1850: Auburn, Tuscarawas, Ohio
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 238
    Household Members: Name Age
    Theobald Buzas 30
    Elizabeth Buzas 23
    Elizabeth Buzas 6
    George Buzas 4
    Phebe Buzas 3
    Catharine Buzas 2
    Theobald Buzas 0
    Jacob Buzas 62

  18. Census, Federal 1860, Auburn, Tuscarawas, Ohio.

    Name: Jacob Pretzeus
    [Jacob Britzius]
    Age in 1860: 69
    Birth Year: abt 1791
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1860: Auburn, Tuscarawas, Ohio
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Ragersville
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Delnalp Pretzeus 38
    Elizabeth Pretzeus 35
    Elizabeth Pretzeus 17
    Geo Pretzeus 14
    Margaret Pretzeus 12
    Adam Pretzeus 10
    Jacob Pretzeus 7
    Nicholas Pretzeus 5
    John Pretzeus 2
    Jacob Pretzeus 69

  19. Findagrave (http://www.findagrave.com/).

    Birth: unknown
    Death: May 5, 1866


    Family links:
    Children:
    Jacob Britzius (1812 - 1892)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Inscription:
    Age 78y 11d

    Burial:
    Little Valley Cemetery
    Olmsted County
    Minnesota, USA
    Plot: Row 7 - 21

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    Maintained by: Lance
    Originally Created by: Jill G.
    Record added: Jan 26, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 47145128

  20. Bill Moyer.

    Per Britzius file III p. 4 "On the ship 'Leopard' arriving New York 6 July 1840, departing Europe from Le Havre, were Jacob Britzius born 1788, Catharina Britzius born 1813, Jacob born 1820, 'Dewold' (Theobald) born 1821, and Lisbeth born 1823. . . Jakob Britzius lost his wife, Katarina Elizabeth Schwartz, in Bisterschied in 1838. Two years later he emigrated (we learn from above record) with four of his children including 20 - year old Theobald, who later married Christine Elizabeth Maurer. . .also young Jakob Britzius, 16, who later married Catherine Wasem. The ship's record lists the family as coming from 'Bavaria.'"

  21. Sheri Wheeler@qwest.net, Wheeler Family Tree (Ancestry.com).
  22. Britzius File III, p. 29.

    [copy of an original German death record and its English translation]

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