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William Brubaker
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1843
Perry County
Ohio, USA
Death: 1912

Civil War Service
First Enlistment:
Residence Columbia City IN;
Enlisted on 6/12/1861 as a Private.

On 6/12/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. IN 17th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/20/1864

Second Enlistment:
Residence Columbia City IN;
Enlisted on 3/3/1865 as a Sergeant.

On 3/3/1865 he mustered into "I" Co. IN 152nd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/30/1865 at Clarksburg, WV

William Brubaker, a proprietor of "Lakeside Farm" in Troy township, was born in Perry county, Ohio, November 20, 1843. When a lad of eight he accompanied his mother to Whitley county, his education being in the public schools. He was married in 1871 to Melissa, daughter of Lysander P. and Lydia (Robinson) Joslin, born in Troy township, June 24, 1849.

The parents were from Ohio, the father from Delaware county, the mother from Champaign county, and came to Whitley county in early life, where they lived until 1873, when they moved to Kansas, where they remained until their deaths. They were members of the Baptist church. Fifteen children were born to them: Eliza, Jane, Elsie, Melissa, Luther, Rosie, John, Minerva, Andrew, Ida, Lillian, Esther, Dellie, Elmer and Elmus (twins).

Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker: Charles, who married Maud Wise, lives in Troy township and has three children, Hazel, Jane and William; Hale, a student in the junior class of Wabash College and first lieutenant in Company G, Third Regiment, Indiana National Guard.

In 1871 Mr. Brubaker purchased one hundred and thirty acres of native forest land, bordering Goose Lake, which now, as a result of his earnest labor and successful management, presents a neat and thrifty appearance, being nicely fenced, well drained and thoroughly equipped with a comfortable and substantial residence, barn and other improvements necessary to render farm life pleasant and profitable.

When the life of the nation was imperiled in the war of the Rebellion, he enlisted April 21, 1861, in Company E, Seventeenth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving three years and two months in Wilder's Brigade, Army of the Cumberland. In a skirmish he was wounded in the thigh, being disabled for several months and sent to the hospital.

After discharge he veteranized in Company I, One Hundred and Fifty-second Regiment, was made sergeant of his company and served until the close of the war. He is a member of English Post, Grand Army of the Republic, at Etna. In politics he is a Republican, but refuses to serve in public capacity.

Mrs. Brubaker is an active member of the Woman's Relief Corps of Columbia City and also takes an interest in religious matters, being a member of the Baptist church. The family is well known and highly respected, taking an active interest in all social and public enterprises.

History of Whitley County, Indiana
Samuel P. Kaler, R. H. Maring; pub. 1907 
Family links: 
  Malissa M. Joslin Brubaker (1849 - 1937)*
  Maurice Hale Brubaker (1886 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
South Park Cemetery
Columbia City
Whitley County
Indiana, USA
Plot: 2-18-3
Created by: Jim Cox
Record added: Jun 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27750848
William Brubaker
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William Brubaker
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