Christine (Wetzold) Brandt

Christine (Wetzold) Brandt

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Christine A. Brandt formerly Wetzold
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
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Account confirmed 17 Dec 2012 | Christine's 1362 contributions | 32 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 17 Dec 2012
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Wiki Genealogist November 2017 Club 100 New Netherland Project Member October 2017 Club 100 Puritan Great Migration Project Member September 2017 Club 100 DNA Tested Pre-1700 Honor Code Signatory Volunteer
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Categories: Babcock, Isaac, 1760 - 1837, AncestryDNA Circle | Wetzold Name Study.

This profile is part of the Wetzold Name Study.



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:

Wetzold, Stahl, Scherer, Mann, Blauvelt, Babcock, Conklin, Hogencamp

Maternal Line:

Fleischhauer, Pelton, Hamm, Way(e), Pratt, Champion, Danforth, Corley

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

Brandt, Sonnenschien (+ variants), Lipkin, Bernstein

Immigrant Ancestors

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  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 3,582.3 cM match between Christine Brandt GEDmatch A377063 and father, Fred Wetzold GEDmatch M926190.

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Christine is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Following the lines of my ancestor - Rachel (Babcock) Blauvelt
My Great Grandmother's line
Seems like Babcock & Conklin go hand-in-hand!
AncestryDNA test results uploaded to FTDNA as well as GEDMATCH.
Maternal Grandmother's family
Mary Gollop was my 12th Great Grandmother. Trying to prove she existed and that the parents listed on her tree are actually her parents.
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 fifth Great Grandmother's ancestry.
If my line is correct, Alice Temple (Temple-187) is my 14th Great Grandmother.
My Paternal line from Germany (Berlin-area.)

DNA Tested
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:

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On 21 Dec 2017 at 16:16 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hello, just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.


Guy Constantineau

On 12 Nov 2017 at 16:54 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:

Hello Christine!

I see your comment now in the g2g thread.

Welcome to the New Netherland Settlers Project. Please visit our FAQ and feel free to ask any questions you may have. If you're looking for your ancestors that might already be on Wikitree, check out our Immigrants and Progenitors page, though it is not quite complete and does not reflect all of the profiles that already exist. Lastly, here's a quick guide to sources that might help you in your search.

Cheers! Carrie

On 10 Nov 2017 at 12:44 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:

Hello, Christine! I got your message about joining the New Netherland Settlers project Google Group and just wanted to confirm that you wanted to join the project on Wikitree? Thank you.

On 4 Oct 2017 at 13:54 GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:

I see you added the DNA tag to your profile. Here are a few links & tips to help you along in the journey of WikiTree and DNA.

It's not hard to add DNA test information to profiles on WikiTree, just make sure you add the tests to the actual test participant's profile & set the Privacy to ‘Private w/ Public Biography & Family Tree’ to show the tester's part of our tree. For help see  How to DNA on WikiTree

Here's a great YouTube video with all sorts of questions answered Getting Started with DNA.


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!

Christine is 16 degrees from Caryl Ruckert, 17 degrees from Harriet Stowe and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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