Hi Ginny, Yes, there were several Brandt families in Lancaster County, Pa. whose families immigrated from 1730-1750. Before 1749 Lancaster County included York County and even at a later date included Dauphin, Adams, Lebanon and Cumberland County among perhaps others, if I recall correctly. Early Brandt Pa. German Pioneers were: Samuel Brandt-Ship Samuel-Aug 11,1732; Michael Brandt-Ship Adventure-Sept 23,1732; Samuel and Joost Brandt-Ship Robert & Alice-Sept 3,1739; Martin Brandt- Loyal Judith-Sept 3,1742; Jacob Brandt-St. Andrew-Sept 9, 1749; Christian Carl Brandt, Johan Monb. Brandt & Johan Christian Brandt-Lydia- Oct 19,1749; Jacob Brandt-St. Andrew- Sept 14,1751; Bernhard Brandt-Pheonix-Sept 25,1751; Johannes Deis Brandt- Rowand- Sept 29,1753. Brandt families that I have done research on in Lancaster County were: Martin Brandt- Derry Twp.-later in Dauphin Co.; Hans(John) Brandt- (Immigrated 1717)in later Lebanon Co.; Samuel Brandt and Jost (Joost) Brandt -Rapho Twp.; Samuel Brandt-Paxtang Twp-later Dauphin; Frederick Brandt-Paradise Twp-later in York Co.; The 1771 taxlists of Lancaster County supposedly list: Jno Bran-Londonderry Twp; Adam Brand (son of Hans)-Bethel Twp; Frederick Brand-Millerstown (Millersville); Jacob Brand- Middletown Twp; Joseph Brand- Paxton Twp; *Lodwick Brand- Derry Twp; Martin Brand- Derry Twp; Philip Brand- West Hanover Twp; Stattan Brand (Stofel)-Derry Twp; Samuel Brandy-Londonderry Twp; Samuel Brant- Derry Twp. * I did not find Ludwig Brand/Brandt/Brant or any other recognizable spelling of that surname, listed in any of the tax lists for Derry Twp. Lancaster County between the years of 1754-1782, including 1771, in the micro-filmed taxlists of that area available at the Lancaster County Historical Society. I’m sorry to say that I don’t have any specific information on your John Brandt born 1790 as most of my research is of an earlier date and I have not traced these Brandt families to that year. Many of these families used the given names of John and Abraham. My own ancestor Anthony Brandt was born in 1778, according to the 1850 census of Greenwood Twp. Perry County, Pa. he was born in Pa. His bible states that he was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Brandt. The date of his mother’s birth is known and occurred in 1751, so I assume his father, Daniel was born about the mid 1740s. Anthony Brandt was also a blacksmith and was supposed to have been born on the banks of the Yellow Breeches creek. His father Daniel served in the Pa. State Rifle Regiment during the Revolution and was supposed to be from Lancaster Co, Pa. In addition to Anthony, there were three other children known to me: Daniel, William and Elizabeth. Daniel Brandt appears in the 1780, York Co, Pa. tax lists of Dover Twp and thereafter in Warrington Twp. in 1782, 1783. In the 1790 census Daniel Brandt Sr. was listed in Warrington Twp. York Co, Pa. and thereafter is not listed anywhere that I have found; and so I assume he died in 1790.It seems possible to me that he may have had other children in addition to those named. Wishing you good luck in your research and I hope something here helps.