Lifelong resident of Portsmouth, Ohio & retired businessman. Owned a meat market with his father from 1876-1909. Co-owned BRAND & LAWSON COMPANY, a furniture store located at 11th & Lawson Street, from 1911-1924. Born to German immigrants, Mary Eva (Kuntzman) & John Adam Brand. Spouse of 37 years of Harriet (Jones) Brand, married September 8, 1887. Two children. Elected to the city board of education, per obituary, "when J.J. Hudson was superintendent of schools." Died, 87.