Click the links below to learn about the ship Marianne, which brought our Somerset County PA Petenbrink ancestors to America. On July 5, 2006, Andy Petenbrink wrote "Christian came to America through the Port of Baltimore on July 20, 1842. He was traveling with his father - Peter, his mother - Barbara, his brother - Conrad and his sister - Anna. I have located a lot of public records to trace the history of Peter and Conrad. Peter lived and died in Cumberland, Md. Conrad lived in Cumberland, moved to Baltimore and died in Baltimore. Peter and Conrad used a variation of the original of their surname. The grave marker in the Baltimore Cemetery is marked with Pipinbrink. Peter and Conrad left no known children to pass on the family name. Christian changed his name to Petenbrink and has a lot better luck in the descendant race."
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