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  Also spelled Dannehauer, Danenhour, Donnahower, etc.


Surname: The German spelling, Dannenhauer, means cutter of fir trees.   

The last name can be spelled in a variety of ways.

Dane, Dene, Done, Danne, Denne, Donne, Danen, Dinen,
Donen, Dannen, Dinnen, Donnen, Daven, Dauen, Dannin,
Dinnin, Donnin

Hower, Hour, Hauer, Houer, Houser, Hauser, Haurer,

Because of the wide variance in spellings of names, those listed here do not follow a specific form.

Danenhour Places Names

William F. Dannenhouer Bridge (between Norristown and Bridgeport)

Danenhower's Lane, May's Landing, N.J.


Descendants of other early SE Pennsylvania settlers invited to submit genealogies or sketches. Family Treemaker 7.0 version required.

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Sources , Links



Danenhower Family Bible Records: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, BIB/1:1 through BIB/1:21, Compiled by Frances Schive Smith     

"Early Pennsylvania Births, 1675-1896," by Charles Adam Fisher.

Family records: Patricia Bruhin, Frank O'Donnell, Tali Barbosa, Mary Hegel Erwin and others.

 "Montgomery County Births 1682-1800," By John T. Humphrey (Humphrey Publications, Washington, D.C., 1993).

Pennsylvania Vital Records,” r929.3748, vol i.

“Pennsylvania Births Philadelphia County 1766-1780", John T. Humphrey, (Humphrey Publications, Washington D.C., 1995 {vols. 1 & 2}).

Record of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810                            


"Emigrants to Pennsylvania, a Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History of Biography," edited by Michael Tepper, (Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1975).

 “Names of Foreigners who took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1776. With the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808,” ed. William Henry Egle, M.D., Baltimore, 1976. 

"Eighteenth Century Emigrants vol II, The Western Palatinate,”  Annette Kunselman Burgert.

"Genealogical Data Relating to the German Settlers of Pennsylvania and Adjacent Territory," by Edward W. Hockers (Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc, 1989).

“Pennsylvania German Immigrants, 1709-1786,” ed. Don Yoder, Baltimore, 1980.  

"Pennsylvania German Pioneers," by Ralph Beaver Strassburger; edited by William John Hinke" vol ii (Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).

"Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies, "  M. S. Giuseppi  1921. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1964 .

"Pennsylvania Naturalization Records," P. William Filby

"Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania," by H. Frank Eshleman (Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1982).


“Pennsylvania German Marriages,’’ by Donna R. Irish

Record of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810

"Marriages and Deaths of Montgomery County," Pennsylvania 1685-1800, by Charlotte Meldrum, (Westminster, Maryland, Willow Bend Books, 1999).

Also, Daughter of the American Revolution Patriot Index, Danenhower Family Bible Records (PHS), Yerkes website, family contributors (see above.)

Deaths, Wills:

Records from Pennsylvania counties, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots 

Family Treemaker no. 209                                    


"Guidebook to Historic Germantown", 1902                                             
“Germantown 1688-1988,” Edward W. Hocker.

"History of Early Chestnut Hill," John J. MacFarlane, (Philadelphia, City History Society of Philadelphia, 1927.)

“Urban Village,” by Stephanie Grauman Wolf, Population, Community and Family Structure in Germantown, PA 1683-1800. 

 "History of Old Germantown," Dr. Naaman H. Keyser, C. Henry Kain, John Palmer Garber, Horace F. McCann (Horace F. McCann, Publisher, Germantown Philadelphia, 1907).

Montgomery County

"Bean's History of Montgomery County,  Pennsylvania, " 1902
 By Wm. J. Buck. 

 “Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Montgomery County, Pa., “ edited by Samuel T. Wiley, (Phildelphia, Biographical Publishing Co., 1895).

“Biographical Annals of Montgomery County Pennsylvania,” Ellwood Roberts, editor, (New York, 1904).

"History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania," edited by Theodore W. Bean, 1884.

"Lives of the eminent Dead and Biographical Notices of Prominent Living Citizens of Montgomery County, Pa.," M. Auge, (Published by the author, Norristown, Pa., 1879).

"The Montgomery County Story," by E. Gordon Alderfer (Commissioners of Montgomery County, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1951).

Montgomery County Sketches, Historical Society of Montgomery County Pennsylvania.

"Watson's Annals of Philadelphia And Pennsylvania," 1857


"Everyname Index to W. W. Munsell's, 1881: History of Schuylkill County, PA"

"German-American Names," by George F. Jones, (2nd ed. Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1990).

"In Search of Your German Roots," Angus Baxter (Baltimore, Maryland, The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991).

"The German Regiment of Maryland and Pennsylvania in the Continental Army, 1776-1781," by Henry J. Retzer, (rev. ed, Westminister, Maryland, willow Bend Books, 2000)

"Our Quaker Ancestors; Finding them in Quaker Records,"  Ellen Thomas Berry & David Allen Berry (Genealogical Publishing Co, 1987).

"The Pennsylvania Magazine"

 Pennsylvania Archives

The National Society of the Daughters of the American

A National Register of the Society Sons of the American Revolution   

History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865. (PARoster) Published in 1870  

Records from Latter-day Saints Family History Center Records    


Civil War Burials In Montgomery County, PA 

Rootsweb Montgomery County 

Montgomery County Home Page

Montgomery County Annals by Theodore Bean

Gilbert Family Home Page

Palatines to America

Original 13 Rootsweb site

Cindi's List for Pennsylvania

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania 

Germantown Historical Society 

Pennsylvania Historical and Genealogical Societies 

Civil War Burials in Montgomery County

Berks County PA Genealogical Site




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