Hi, I have a Henry Hildebrant who was the brother of my 4th great Grandfather Nathan Hildebrant(1806-1904). He was the son of John and Rachael Potter Hildebrant. The family came from New Jersey and lived for a brief time in Ohio before coming to Kentucky. My Nathan went up to Indiana and settled. Don't know what happened to other members of the family. Here is what I have on this fami;ly down to Nathan. Hope it helps some one.
Descendants of Christopher Hilderbrant
Generation No. 1
1.CHRISTOPHER1 HILDERBRANT(JOHN(JOHANNE)A, MICHELB HELLENBRANT) was born Abt. 1760 in Mansfield, Sussex, New Jersey, and died Bef. February 04, 1834 in New Jersey.He married ANNA MARGARET ROELOFSON January 25, 1781 in New Jersey, daughter of HERMANES RULOFFSON and MARGARETTA VAN HORNE.
Child of CHRISTOPHER HILDERBRANT and ANNA ROELOFSON is:
2. i. JOHN2 HILDERBRANT, b. September 19, 1781, Hunterdon, New Jersey; d. 1823, Highland Co., Ohio.
Generation No. 2
2.JOHN2 HILDERBRANT (CHRISTOPHER1, JOHN(JOHANNE)A, MICHELB HELLENBRANT) was born September 19, 1781 in Hunterdon, New Jersey, and died 1823 in Highland Co., Ohio.He married RACHAEL POTTER October 24, 1802 in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States.
Notes for JOHN HILDERBRANT:
NATHAN HILDEBRANT, farmer and stock-raiser, is a native of New Jersey, his birth occurring February 15, 1806. His father and mother, John and Rachel (Potter) Hildebrant, were also born in New Jersey, and were the parents of nine children.
1781 John was born on September 19, 1781 in Hunterdon, New Jersey
1802 Married Rachael Potter on October 24, 1802 in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
1810 Census Hunterton New Jersey John Hilderbrant was enumerated
John Helderbrant 3 males under 10 (John,David, Unknown)
2 males 10-16 (Henry, Nathan)
1 male 16-18(Christopher )
1 male16-26 (I believe it may have been Jacob a nephew born in 1801]
1male 26-45 (John born Sept 19, 1781]
3 females under 10 [don't know]
1 female 26 -45[ Rachael Potter, wife]
1823 John Dies in Ohio
1830 Found in the 1830 Census for Highland Co. shows 1 male 15 to 20, 1 female 10 to 15 , 2 females 15 to 20 and 1 female 40 to 50
1841 Bought property in Spencer Co., Indiana.
1850 She was found insane before 1850
1860 dies before 1860 in Spencer Co., Indiana.
Notes for RACHAEL POTTER:
Found in the 1830 Census for Highland Co. shows 1 male 15 to 20, 1 female 10 to 15 , 2 females 15 to 20 and 1 female 40 to 50
Bought property in Spencer Co., Indiana in 1841. May have children named David, Christopher and or Henry in addition to Nathan
She went insane before the 1850 Census.
Children of JOHN HILDERBRANT and RACHAEL POTTER are:
3. i. NATHAN3 HILDEBRANT, b. February 15, 1806, New Jersey; d. 1904, buried in Daly, Indiana.
ii. CHRISTOPHER HILDEBRANT, b. Abt. 1803, New Jersey.
iii. DAVID HILDEBRANT, b. Abt. 1810, New Jersey.
Notes for DAVID HILDEBRANT:
1820 Census Highland Co., Ohio
1830 Census Highland Co., Ohio FairfAX tOWNSHIP
2 M <5
1 M 5 to 10
1 M 20 to 30
1 F < 5
1 F 20 to 30
iv. HENRY HILDEBRANT, b. Bet. 1800 - 1810, New Jersey.
4. v. JOHN HILDEBRANT, b. September 1818, Ohio.
vi. MALE6 HILDEBRANT.
vii. FEMALE1 HILDEBRANT.
viii. FEMALE2 HILDEBRANT.
ix. FEMALE3 HILDEBRANT.
Generation No. 3
3.NATHAN3 HILDEBRANT (JOHN2 HILDERBRANT, CHRISTOPHER1, JOHN(JOHANNE)A, MICHELB HELLENBRANT) was born February 15, 1806 in New Jersey, and died 1904 in buried in Daly, Indiana.He married (1) KATHERINE KARNES March 08, 1827 in Highland Co., Ohio.He married (2) ELEANOR ERWIN August 04, 1849 in Spencer Co., Indiania.
Notes for NATHAN HILDEBRANT:
NATHAN HILDEBRANT, farmer and stock-raiser, is a native of New Jersey, his birth occurring February 15, 1806. His father and mother, John and Rachel (Potter) Hildebrant, were also born in New Jersey, and were the parents of nine children. In 1818/9 the family removed to Highland County, Ohio, where the father died about the year 1823. Nathan came with his mother to Indiana in 1837, locating in Spencer County, near Richland, and there first purchased 80 acres of Government land to which he afterward added 40 acres of canal land. He also operated a pioneer saw-mill in Grass Township, but traded it for an interest in a flouring-mill at Rockport. In 1858 he began merchandising at the Lank Mills Cross Roads, but later, engaged in similar business at Rockport. He then teamed extensively for a time, but in September, 1865, removed to his present place, which consists of 180 acres of well-improved land, and where he has since resided, excepting from 1878 to 1882, when he kept the Dale House, in Dale. He was married March 8, 1827, to Katherine Karnes, and of the nine children born to them only two sons and three daughters are yet living. In 1846 Katherine died, and for his second wife he wedded Eleanor Ervin. Two children have been born to them, one yet living. The parents belong to the Christian Church. Mr. Hildebrant is a Republican, and an honored upright citizen. For twenty years he has worked at shoe-making in conjunction with farming, and is also a cooper by trade.
"History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - Carter Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
Changed his name from Hilderbrandt to Hildebrant
More About NATHAN HILDEBRANT:
Fact 1: Changed the family name from Hilderbrandt to Hildebrant
Fact 2: died at the age of 97
Fact 3: Buried in Dale, Ind.
Notes for ELEANOR ERWIN:
She was Nathan's second wife
Children of NATHAN HILDEBRANT and KATHERINE KARNES are:
i. FRANK4 HILDEBRANT, b. Ohio.
ii. WILLIAM HILDEBRANT, b. Abt. 1830, Ohio; m. MAR LANMAN, March 29, 1851, Spencer Co., Indiania.
iii. SARAH HILDEBRANT, b. Abt. 1832, Ohio; m. WILLIAM LADD.
iv. ELIZA HILDEBRANT, b. Abt. 1836, Ohio.
v. MELISSA JANE HILDEBRANT, b. Abt. 1838, Ohio; m. HENRY HEADY.
vi. GEORGE WASHINGTON HILDEBRANT, b. February 05, 1840, Rockport, In Spencer County,Indiana; d. February 19, 1904, Parchmare, Mississippi; m. MARY ELLEN ABBOTT, 1862, Richland, Ind..
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON HILDEBRANT:
1838 Mary Abbott was born on September 14, 1838 in Aurora Indiana.
1840 George Washington Hildebrandt was born on February 05, 1840 in Rockport, In Spencer County,Indiana.
1850 Census Rockport Spencer Co., Indiana George W. Hildebrant was enumerated in the household of his father Nathan.
1860 Census Rockport Spencer Co., Indiana George W. Hildebrant was enumerated in the household of his father Nathan.
1862 Marries Mary Ellen Abbot daughter ofArmistedd Abbott and Elizabeth Cane(Cain] .
1880 Census Owensboro Davis County Kentucky George W.Hildebrant, wife Mary, daughters Annie E. , Emma M., Bertha R., Nettie E., Maude E and mother-in-law Elizabeth Abbott.
1900 Census 7th Precinct Haywood County, Tennessee.
1904 Dies in Parchmare Mississippi on February 19, 1904.
Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Memphis Tenn.
1910 Mary Ellen Hildebrant dies on August 03, 1910 in Brownsville Tennessee.
Notes for MARY ELLEN ABBOTT:
Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Memphis Tenn
vii. MARTHA A. HILDEBRANT, b. Abt. 1846, Indiana.
Children of NATHAN HILDEBRANT and ELEANOR ERWIN are:
viii. IDA MAY4 HILDEBRANT, b. January 1860.
ix. MARISSA HILDEBRANT, b. 1869; m. ?WEBBERLY.
4.JOHN3 HILDEBRANT (JOHN2 HILDERBRANT, CHRISTOPHER1, JOHN(JOHANNE)A, MICHELB HELLENBRANT) was born September 1818 in Ohio.He married LUCY.
Notes for JOHN HILDEBRANT:
1818 Born in Ohio
1826 Wife Lucy was born in North Carolina (Per 1860 Census)
Children of JOHN HILDEBRANT and LUCY are:
i. CORDELIA4 HILDEBRANT, b. 1843.
ii. HENRY HILDEBRANT, b. 1845.
iii. THOMAS J. HILDEBRANT, b. 1846.
iv. RACHAEL HILDEBRANT, b. 1848.
v. IRENA HILDEBRANT, b. September 1850.