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5. (Johann) Michael Breitenbucher (10) (11)(12) (13) was born on 25 Nov 1775 in Birlenbach, Bas Rhin, France. He immigrated on 31 May 1830 to New York City. He died on 30 Sep 1834 in Yates Co. NY. He was buried in Shuman Cemetery, Potter, Yates Co., N.Y.. .
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The following is an excerpt from an email by Susan Leininger, an avid Breitenbucher researcher. (See sources for full email contents)
[5/14/02] Quote:
......... Johann Michael Breitenbucher (1775 Birlenbach - 1834 Yates Co. NY) and his wife Elizabeth Wanner (1778 Alsace - 1830 Yates Co. NY) were the parents of six boys. These are the six who are mentioned in the Holmes Co. to 1985 (with unfortunately the wrong parentage) and in the letter/history that Ron and Lynn Schneider have that was written by (???) [Note: Susan is referring to the 1981 document: THE BREITENBUCHER FAMILY TREE IN AMERICA compiled and edited by: Mary Elizabeth (Betty Breitenbucher) & Elmer W. Stitzlein.]
Johann Michael aka Michael was the son of George Michael Breitenbucher and Maria Barbara Schweickhart. He was the brother of the Magdalena Breitenbucher who married Philipp Heinrich Koehler (they were the parents of the Henry Koehler who settled in Holmes Co. OH). Thus the Henry Koehler and George Breitenbucher (husband of Margaret Ohleyer) who were in Holmes Co. were first cousins.
Michael and Elizabeth Wanner Breitenbucher arrived in NYC on 31 May 1830 along with their sons John Adam and Christian. Unfortunately there are only about 6 passenger lists in total that survive from the rest of the summer of 1830 for NYC (compared to the hundreds that they should have) so I doubt that we'll know just when the other 2 brothers, George and Jacob, immigrated. Francis Louis Breitenbucher and wife Margaret Hey (and their children) were also all on the same ship as his older brother Michael. They also ended up in Holmes Co. after a stay in Ontario Co. NY.
Michael and Elizabeth Wanner's children. Again I have seen these birth records on the LDS films. The birth dates for Jacob and George as compared to Holmes Co. sources of info stand up to these dates.
Michael born 16 Oct 1799 Birlenbach, died before 1863 (location unknown); married Barbara Esch in 1829 in Hunspach.
Henry born 19 Nov 1801 Birlenbach. I last found him in 1833 in Hunspach, witnessing the birth of Michael's daughter Barbara. Henry's occupation was noted as a Royal Guardsman, and he lived in Strasbourg. (This is the Barbara who later married George Ungerer; she died shortly after they immigrated to the US and settled in Holmes Co. in 1868). Actually I take that back. I sighted Henry again in 1838 at the birth of his nephew Bernard Breitenbucher (son of Michael) again in Hunspach. He was then a Gend'arme (some type of soldier, policeman, etc.) living in Wissembourg.
Christian born 25 January 1804 Birlenbach, died 29 Sept 1892 Attica, Wyoming Co. NY; buried Orangeville. Married Marguerite Glor/Clor
***George born 19 April 1807 Birlenbach, died 2 January 1882 Knox Twp. Holmes Co. OH. Married Margaret Ohleyer b. 21 Dec 1816 Hoffen, died 9 Feb 1879 Holmes Co. Daughter of George Ohleyer and Barbara Weimer.
Jacob born 3 April 1810 Birlenbach, died 7 Oct 1866 Holmes Co. Married Margaret Herman (daughter of Henry Herman and Magdalena Koehler) c1836-7 probably in Potter NY. Magdalena Koehler was the older sister of the Henry Koehler who settled in Holmes Co.
John Adam Breitenbucher born 26 April 1814 Birlenbach, died c.27 Oct 1899 Bennington, Wyoming Co. NY. Married Emily ______
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Perhaps it is because John Adam and Christian lived in Wyoming Co. near the Dellenbach-Breitenbuchers that they were taken to be children of that couple. Whatever the rationale, it is incorrect!
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He was married to Elisabeth Wanner (daughter of Christian Wanner and Anna Maria Heiknel or Higuenelle) on 1 May 1798 in Birlenbach, Bas Rhin, France. Elisabeth Wanner (14)(15) (16)(17) was born on 22 Dec 1778 in Alsace, France. She immigrated on 31 May 1830 to New York City. She died on 13 Sep 1830 in Yates Co. NY. She was buried in Shuman Cemetery, Potter, Yates Co., N.Y.. .
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(Johann) Michael Breitenbucher and Elisabeth Wanner had the following children:

child+9 i. Michael Breitenbucher.
child10 ii. Henry Breitenbucher(18) was born on 18 Nov 1801 in Birlenbach, Bas Rhin, France. He was a Royal Guardsman in 1833 in Strasbourg. He was a Gend'arme (a type of soldier, policeman, etc.) in 1838 in Hunspach.
child+11 iii. Christian Breitenbucher.
child+12 iv. George Breitenbucher.
child+13 v. Jacob Breitenbucher.
child14 vi. John Adam Breitenbucher(19) (20)(21) was born on 26 Apr 1814 in Birlenbach, Bas Rhin, France. He immigrated on 31 May 1830 to New York City. He died in 1899 in Bennington, Wyoming Co. NY.