There is some uncertainty whether Solomon Brandenberg represents one ancestor of the American Brandenberg family or several. For research reasons several Brandenbergs are currently shown as his sons who may in fact prove not to be.
Solomon Brandenburg was born about 1670 in Brandenburg Province, Germany.
Solomon Brandenburg died after 1741 in Germany or Holland. 
Brandenburg Family origins
Abt 916 Slavonic tribe of Wends settled in area of Prussia between Elbe and Havel rivers -- later became province of Brandenburg. Built town of very crude houses called Brannabor. 
928-929 Henry I The Fowler of Germany defeated the Havelli in Prussia, capturing Brannabor and converted it to the fortified Brannaberg, later Brandenburg. 
1134 Albrecht the Bear became Margrave of Brandenburg and instituted reforms bringing prosperity. 
1356 a Margrave of Brandenburg one of 7 electors of German throne. Brandenburg among first Protestant areas. 
1417 Sigismund, Margrave of Brandenburg, had incurred such debts fighting the Archbishop of Magdeburg that he sold Brandenburg to Hohenzollern King Frederick VI for 400,000 golden guilders.
Around 1700 a nobleman named Solomon Brandenburg began to acquire land and power, offending, however, Frederick the Great, Margrave of Prussia. Solomon was then banished and all land holdings confiscated. Solomon removed to Paris, and three sons emigrated to America via Philadelphia
Christopher Brandenburg, born in Brandenburg, Germany; died Bet. May - Aug 1802 in Quick's Run, Lewis Co, KY; married Mary Magdelena Wilhelm Abt. 1775 in Washington Co, MD.
Alexander Henry Brandenburg, born Abt. 1720 in Brandenburg, Germany; died Jul 1793 in New Market Dist., Frederick Co, MD; married Anna Abt. 1740 in Germany.
William Henry Brandenburg, born 22 Aug 1722 in Brandenburg, Germany; died 24 Mar 1796 in Hampshire Co, VA (now WV) (Source: Hazel Souder, deed, church record.).Burial: Old Lutheran Cemetery, Frederick, MD
Jacob Brandenburg, born Abt. 1730 in Brandenburg, Germany; died Abt. 1763 in Eastern PA; married Susannah Shuester Abt. 1754 in Penna.
John Martin Brandenburg, born Abt. 1730 in Brandenburg, Germany; died Bet. 1790 - 1800 in Orangeburg, SC. Burial St Matthews Lutheran Cemetery, Orangeburg, SC
Matthias Brandenburg, born Abt. 1738 in Brandenburg, Germany; died 20 Nov 1806 in Crab Tree Corners, Clark Co, KY; married Hester Wolgaqmot Abt. 1763. Shot to death by William Hardin, possibly in fight over cattle. Burial possib. Fountain Cem, Meade Co, KY