The Bedenbaugh-Betenbaugh Family: Descendants of Johann Michael Bidenbach from Germany to South Carolina, 1752
Brent H. Holcomb
This work is not a genealogy of a wealthy low-country plantation family, nor that of an up-country gentleman farmer, but a genealogy of the descendants of a poor German protestant who settled in the midlands of South Carolina. Variations of the name in America include: Bidenbach, Peterbox, Peterbaugh, Bedenbaugh, Betenbaugh, etc. The author’s goal in this volume is to provide information whereby any Bedenbaugh descendant can find his or her own lineage with a minimum of research of the direct lineage. With a little research into death certificates and census reports, any descendants of Adam Bedenbaugh or John Uriah Beatenbaugh should be able to trace his or her lineage using the information in this volume. This volume is organized in the New England Register Method (with some modifications). The lineage in Germany to the immigrant is presented in this format, but the individuals are not numbered, except the direct lineage and that by upper case letters. The American lineage is organized by generations in each section, each person being assigned a number. (The immigrant Johann Michael Bedenbaugh, is number 1.) Where there is information on an individual or his/her descendants further in the volume, the number is preceded by a plus sign (+). Where there is little or no information other than names and dates, several generations may be listed together in outline form. Chapters include: The Lineage in Germany; Johann Michael Bidenbach, the Immigrant; Descendants of Adam Bedenbaugh; Descendants of John Uriah Beatenbaugh; and, Notes and References. A map of South Carolina (1853) and a full-name index add to the value of this book.
(1995), 2017, 6x9, paper index, 252 pp.