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Re: Hansteins in Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Aloris Hudson (ID *****7800) Date: August 16, 2008 at 11:21:52
In Reply to: Re: Hansteins in Pittsburgh, PA by Susan Fuller of 17

Hello,

One of the messages on this Hanstein board (I can't find it now) sought information about Johann Ludwich Hanstein.

I found person of same name on list of "Palatines imported on the Ship Marlborough" in 1741. I found this on Olive Tree Genealogy.
Source: Strassburger & Hinke"s Pennsylvania German Pioneers, 1934, by the Pennsylvania German Society, Norristown, PA (pp294-295)

I myself am researching the Hansteen family of Denmark and Norway and USA. Bartholemeus Hansteen was a Lutheran Pastor in Denmark in the 1600's. I have been told that the name is of german origin and was probably changed from Hanstein.
I do know that the German Lutheran Church sent missionaries into Denmark when the Danish King and his nobles decided the country would no longer be Catholic. So I guess it makes sense that the family in Germany were Palatines.


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