||Christopher Bastian Sr was a Palatine Migrant.|
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Christopher Bastian (Boston) was born about 1700 in Germany to parents Johann Melchior Bastian and Rosina Eichhorn. He married Anne Pauline Ulrich about 1716 in Germany. Children: Christopher, Johann Michael, Mathias, John Jonas, Andrew Andreas, Anne, Sybilla. They immigrated to America in 1743 and settled in Pennsylvania. He became a citizen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died in Feb 1755 in Zionsville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.
"The ancestors of this long settled Pennsylvania family were Christopher and Ann Bastian. They had a large family. Their daughter, Ann, was born May 24, 1739, was married at St. Michael's church, Philly , to Abraham Rex (1735-1793), and they had fourteen children. Other children of Christopher Bastian were: Christopher, Jr., Andreas, Mathias, Jonas and MIchael. The last four resided for some years in Upper Milford township, now Lehigh county, and their names appear in the township tax list for 1762."
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