All over the internet I have seen postings which claim that Anthony Brandt was the father of Maria Brandt, wife of Casper Acker. Does this source come from the "Lauver Legacy of Life and Love"? Anthony Brandt was my ggg grandfather and was born in 1778.Family Tradition states he was born Southwest of Harrisburg somewhere along the Yellow Breeches Creek. In his bible he states that Daniel and Elizabeth Brandt were his parents. Anthony Brandt first shows up in 1800 census for Greenwood Twp. Mifflin, Pa. and was living in Millerstown by 1805. He bought 130 acres of land in 1816 which was just North of Millerstown and probably around the area of Michael's ridge. This land would have been very close to the lands of Casper Acker. There are also blood lines between bothmy Brandt family and the Acker families to the Gilfillans of this area. I do believe that Daniel Brandt, Anthony's father came from Lancaster Co., Pa. and while it is very possible that Maria Brandt was a sister of Anthony Brandt; She was not his daughter. I can find no other record of an Anthony Brandt in the South central Pa. area prior to 1778. I believe that Maria was either a daughter of Daniel Brandt or Christian Brandt of Turbett Twp. Juniata Co.,Pa.