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Brietz Family

First Generation

Christian Brietz (1772-1845), born in Mulknitz, Brandenburg, Prussia, came to America in December 1805, and shortly thereafter traveled from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, to become the tanner at Salem. He is referred to in the Moravian records as a widower at the time of his arrival, but we don't know his first wife's name. In 1807 he married Anna Catharina Seiler in Salem.

Second Generation

Children of Christian Brietz and Anna Catharina Seiler
Christian Alexander Brietz (1808-1811)
Charles Gustav Brietz (1811-1894) m. 1) Louisa Rebecca Reich (1813-1855), 2) Margaret Morrow (1827-1886), d/o Gabriel Morrow and Anna Waterson
Levin Renatus Brietz (1814-1880) m. Maria Sophia Blum (1816-1897)
Samuel Ephraim Brietz (1817-1844) m. Antoinette Lucinda Bagge (1818-1849)
Lisetta Louisa Brietz (1824-1879), did not marry

Third Generation

Children of Charles Gustav Brietz and Louisa Rebecca Reich
Alexander Brietz (ca. 1837-?)
Charles Henry Brietz (1838-?)
Edward Augustus Brietz (1840-1895), died in Houston TX
John Joseph Brietz (1844-1851)
Caroline Elizabeth Brietz (1846-?)
James E. Brietz (1849-1884), moved to Fort Smith AR

Neither Alexander nor Charles Henry appears in Forsyth County in 1860.
Did they die young, or had they moved away by then?

Children of Charles Gustav Brietz and Margaret Morrow
Charles J. Brietz (1858-1887), d. Yorkville SC
Margaret Louisa Brietz (1859-1939) m. Elmer A. Milburn of Newberry SC
John Levin Brietz (1862-1926) m. Effie Catherine Butner (1871-1954)
Anna Catherine Brietz (b. & d. 1864)
George Franklin Brietz (1867-1938) m. Inez Hatcher (1878-1946)


Children of Levin R. Brietz and Maria Sophia Blum
Mary Catherine Brietz (1841-1869) m. Samuel Timothy Mickey (1839-1914)
Samuel Jacob Brietz (1845-?)
Louis Albert Brietz (1851-1922) m. Alice Estelle Butner (1862-1947)
Adelaide Louisa Brietz (1857-1948) m. William Cornelius Grunert (1853-1936), son of Maximilian Eugene Grunert and Emma Theresa Pfohl


Children of Samuel Ephraim Brietz and Antoinette Lucinda Bagge
James Frederick Brietz (1843-?)
Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brietz (1845-1859) (photo)

James Frederick is not named in his mother's will (1849) and we can't find him in the 1850 Forsyth Co. census. Did he die young?

Lizzie Brietz was living with her Aunt Lucinda Bagge in 1850, Forsyth County Census.


Records of the Moravians in North Carolina

Forsyth Co. NC Cemetery Records

Forsyth Co. NC Census Records and Marriage Bonds

Minor additions were made to this page on November 30, 2003.

, 2001-2007 Faye Jarvis Moran

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