The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Brecht One-Name Study

Progress Made in 2014

In 2011 a solicitor in Germany provided me with the Following German Family Tree when I followed up the entry for Jurgen Christoph Brecht in the Sugar Bakers database.

German Family Tree

Generation 8
Jurgen Friedrich Brecht 1715 - 1778
Anna Maria Juliane

Generation 7
Johann Friedrich Brecht 1742 - 1800
Maria Catharina Shocke 1750 - ?

Generation 6
Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Brecht 1784 - 1838


1. Johann Friedrich Brecht had a brother Jurgen Christoph Brecht (the sugar refiner).
2. Heinrich had a brother Ernst Friedrich Brecht

Additions to the German Family Tree

In 2014, one of my cousins discovered that Edgar Culp had also researched the Brechts (amongst others) and published the results in Family Tree Legends (My Heritage). From this we were able to add more ancestors:

Generation 11
Andeas Brecht 1597 - ?

Generation 10
Hans Brecht

Generation 9
Hans Jurgen Brecht 1653 - 1725
Ilse Maria (geb Jahns) 1676 - 1725

It is quite extraordinary to think back to my mother (Doris Ivy Brecht) and her sister my Aunt Ellen (Ellen Gertrude E. Brecht) telling me about their 2 brothers that I never met. Then setting off on this trail, which brought me into contact with cousins that I had never heard of (some Brecht, some Brett) leading back to Andeas Brecht in Germany in 1597.

Colin Bower
19 May 2015

Brecht One Name Study - Main Index

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