Johan Jacob and Mary Margaret BRAKE

The BRAKE ancestors are thoroughly discussed on pages 34 to 70 in Nancy Ann Jackson and Linda Brake Meyers' 1995 book Colonel Edward Jackson 1759-1828 Revolutionary Soldier.

Johan Jacob BRAKE, Sr.1

Johan Jacob BRAKE, Sr.1 (b. Germany; d. bef. 1 Jun 1760 Frederick Co. VA) and Mary Margaret _____ (d. aft. 1762) had the following children:

1. Johan Jacob BRAKE, Jr. (b. c 1725/1730 Germany; d. c1808/1809 Moorefield, Hardy Co. WVA) married (1) c1750 Maria Elizabeth KIEFFER/COOPER (b. 6 Oct 1730 Oberacker, Karlsruhe, Germany; d. c1763/1765 Hampshire Co., VA now Hardy Co., WVA, killed by Indians), dau. of Hans Jacob and Anna Maria (DELLINGER) KIEFFER. M. (2) before 1779 Catherine STUMP (b. c1742; d. 31 Mar 1815/1816), dau. of Michael and Anna Catherine (NEFF) STUMP.

2. Martin BRAKE (b. Germany) returned to Germany.

3. Elizabeth BRAKE m. Mr. HOUSE.

4. Catherine BRAKE m. about 1758 Martin GRIETER/GRYDER (b. 1717 Berne, Switzerland; d. aft 24 May 1774 in Stephens City, Frederick Co., VA).

5. Margaret BRAKE m. John BATCHELDER.

Johan Jacob BRAKE, Sr.'s Will

Compiled by Nancy A. Jackson and Linda BRAKE Meyers.

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