Christine Alicia (Wetzold) Brandt

Christine (Wetzold) Brandt

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Christine A. Brandt formerly Wetzold
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
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Writing autobiographies has never been my forte. It's difficult for me to think about what people would even want to know about me. So, I'm approaching this particular autobiography like I'm writing about an ancestor. The only difference is, I'm still composing my story.

When I was twelve years old (back in 1992, I believe!) I had never really given a thought to my family history. Two things happened that changed my mind, however. The first thing was a simple fiction book - "Sweet Valley High" - that went into details of the family trees of it's main characters. I think there were at least five books in this particular series of books. I was sucked right in to the histories of the families that I had grown to love. The books followed the immigrant ancestors to present day characters. The second thing that pulled me into genealogy was a Girl Scout badge called "Heritage Hunt." The badge required you to make a small "family tree" and tell about your immigrant ancestor(s) and I went above and BEYOND on that project. I'd always been into history (thanks, Dad!) but genealogy brought history to LIFE for me. It was my personal history.

To this day, I use genealogy and personal history to learn even more about historic events. Genealogy plays a big role in the homeschool curriculum of my kids too.


I have a "main" list of surnames that I pay particular attention to. This list includes Wetzold, Pelton, Mann and Fleischhauer. Those are the last names of my immediate Grandparents. Plus, I seem to always be the only person in the universe researching the Wetzold surname.

In fact - I'm running the Wetzold One-Name Study here on WikiTree. It's pretty bare right now though.

The other surname lists I have are bigger and are never-ending. Every time I reach a new generation, I add a new surname to the list. I could list hundreds, but I don't have the room - so here's a truncated list.

Paternal Line:

Maternal Line:

  • Fleischhauer
  • Pelton
  • Hamm
  • Way(e)
  • Pratt
  • Champion

I am also researching my husband, Alan's family tree, so his surnames are listed below.

  • Brandt
  • Sonnenschien (+ variants)
  • Lipkin
  • Bernstein

Special Mentions

Descendant of PGM migrant Henry Way .

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Following the lines of my ancestor - Rachel (Babcock) Blauvelt
Maternal Grandmother's family
My Paternal Grandmother's maiden name was Mann. Marion > Henry E. > ??
My Dutch ancestry showed up often in my DNA test! My surnames include Blauvelt, Conklin, Babcock and Hogencamp.
My Maternal Line: Mother > Charles Pelton > George > Horace > Horace B. > Asahel > Ithamar > John > John B. > Samuel > John (immigrant)
My immigrant ancestor, Henry Way(e) was part of the PGM. He and his family (I am descended from his daughter, Susanna) were part of the Mass. Bay Colony.
My Paternal line from Germany (Berlin-area.)

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Christine Brandt's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Christine or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Christine:
  • Christine (Wetzold) Brandt: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A377063, Ancestry member moongoddessxtc

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On 18 Dec 2012 at 05:04 GMT Les Fenton wrote:

I hope enjoy using WikiTree and if there is anything I can do specifically to help in your research, please let me know. As Maggie commented below, be sure to check out the G2G forums as they can be very helpful with regards to WikiTree itself.

Les Fenton

On 17 Dec 2012 at 23:08 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi Glad you found WikiTree !

If you have questions , someone may be able to point you in the right direction at G2G forums. We hope you like it . Some tips here to begin : HOW TO USE WIKITREE or check out the WikiTree video that a member created .

Maggie N

On 17 Dec 2012 at 20:49 GMT Christine (Wetzold) Brandt wrote:

Hello everyone!

My name is Christine and I've been the "family genealogist" since around 1993 (when I was 12 years old). I am interested in my family surnames including WETZOLD, PELTON, MANN, FLEISCHHAUER, BLAUVELT and HAMM as well as my husband's family surnames of BRANDT, LIPKIN and SONNENSCHIEN.

This WikiTree sounds like an awesome project and I'm happy to be a part of it! I'd love to help out the genealogy community however I can!

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