The Bach Family

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Veit Bach (?-1619) was a miller who had two musician sons: Johannes Bach I (1550-1626) and Philippus Bach (1590-1620).  Johannes had three sons, from wom stemmed three of the four major musical lines of the Bach family: Johannes Bach III (1604-1673), founder of the Erfurt Line; Christoph Bach (1613-1661), founder of the main line leading directly to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750); and Heinrich Bach (1615-1692), founder of the Arnstädt Line. The fourth major line descended through Philippus Bach; a fifth line that stemmbed from Caspar Bach (1570-?), a brother of  Veit Bach, died out early during the 1630s.

Heinrich Bach (1615-1692), founder of the Arnstädt Line.

Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703), Heinrich’s son and second cousin to J.S.

Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694), also Heinrich’s son and later father-in-law to J.S. through his daughter, Maria Barbara Bach (1684-1720).

Johann Bernhard Bach (1676-1749), another second cousin of J.S. and member of the Erfurt Line.

Johann Lorenz Bach (1695-1773), a first cousin of J.S. and grandson of Christoph Bach in the main family line.

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784), the second son of J.S. by his first wife.

Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788), the fourth son of J.S. by his first wife.

Johann Ernst Bach (1722-1777), the second son of Johann Bernhard Bach in the Erfurt Line.

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795), the second son of J.S. by his second wife, Anna Magdalena Wilcke (1701-1760).

Johann Christoph Bach (1743-1814), the third son of J.S. by his second wife.

Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach (1759-1845), a son of Johan Chrisoph Friedrich Bach and the last male scion of the family line descended through J.S.

 

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