|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1816, Germany|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1903|
BROWN - Katherine BRENNER was born in Wurtenberg, Germany, November 11, 1816. In 1830 her father, George BRENNER, with his family, emigrated to America and settled near Canton, Stark county, Ohio.
On September 10, 1837, she was married to Jacob BROWN. They moved to Hancock county, Ohio in 1838 and to Williams county, Ohio in 1848. Being pioneers in this country they settled in the woods on a farm on the township line two miles south-west from Bryan. On this farm both Jacob BROWN and his wife continued to live until death. Jacob BROWN died January 1st., 1890. Katherine BROWN died January 10, 1903, aged 86 years, and two months.
To Jacob and Katherine BROWN were born four sons and five daughters. The second son, Reuben BROWN, was killed in action in the battles before Atlanta on August 3, 1864, being a member of Co. A, 38th. O. V. V. I. The rest of the children have grown to maturity. Two of the sons, Abner K. BROWN, of Bridgewater township, and Jacob BROWN, Jr., of Pulaski township, died about six years ago. The youngest son, the five daughters, thirty-four grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren survive.
Katherine BRENNER belonged to a family of rugged pioneers. Her father, during the latter part of his life, made his home with Jacob BROWN, who died only a few years ago.
Three of her sisters, each of them being more than three score and ten years old have died during the past two years. Two of her brothers, Godfrey BRENNER, who lives on South Main street, and Jacob BRENNER, who lives in Center township, are well advanced in years.
She had been enjoying very good health until about four weeks ago when she fell and broke her leg. Not recovering from the shock, she passed away. Her remains were laid to rest in Brown's cemetery.
--From The Bryan Democrat, January 15, 1903
John George Brenner (1791 - 1880)
Jacob Brown (1815 - 1890)*
Abner Kirk Brown (1838 - 1897)*
Created by: Neil B (John 3:16)
Record added: Aug 03, 2008
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