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John Hammer Briner
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1837
Mount Pleasant
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1921
Mount Pleasant
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA

John Hammer Briner, well known and highly respected citizen an a veteran of the Civil War, passed away suddenly at his home near Mt. Pleasant, Perry County, on Saturday evening at 7:20 o'clock, of general debility. Mr. Briner had fallen on the stove about seven months ago and burned himself severely from which he had recovered and was out working around some on the day of his death.
John Hammer Briner, was the son of the late George and Magdalina (Seager) Briner and was born at the old homestead, at Mt. Pleasant on July 10, 1937 and died on August 13, 1921, aged 84 years, 1 month, and 3 days. Mr. Briner was married to Anna Elizabeth Hollenbaugh on March 27, 1877, at Shelby, Ohio by the Rev. B. Summers, by which union four children were born. The oldest child, William died at the age of eight days. Mr. Briner leaves his wife and the following children; Anna Magdaline Briner, at home; Mary E. wife of William Minleh, of Mansfield, Ohio; Harry Don Briner, at home.
Mr. Briner was one of a family of seven children. Two survive, namely George S. Briner of Carlisle, who served in the office of Register & Recorder in the Perry county Courts, and Anna, wife of Andrew Brown, of Newville. Those dead of his brothers and sisters are; Mrs. Sallie Miller, Mrs. Magdaline Eby, Jacob Briner, Mrs. Elizabeth Foutz, and Daniel Briner.
Mr. Briner was a Civil War Veteran, enlisting in Captain G. C. Palm's Regiment, Co. F, 208th Pa. Vol. and was honorably discharged at Alexandria, Virginia, June 1, 1865.
Mr. Briner was born and reared in this part of Perry County and pratically lived all his long life inthis section. He went west in 1870 but only stayed for 2 years, residing during that time at Mansfield and Akron Ohio. He received a common school education and was a man of good judgement. He conducted the undertaking business for many years but after is retirement he engaged in farming.
Mr. Briner united with the Lutheran church when he was eighteen years old and was regular in attendance at devine worship when his health permitted. He was a faithful member.
The community in which he lived has lost a good and kind neighbor. He was a thoughtful husband and kind father. A large circle of friends were sorry to learn of his death.
The funeral was held on Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock with services conducted in the Lutheran Church by his pastor, the Rev. G.R. Heim. Interment was made in the new Blain Cemetery. The pallbearers were; Ray Lyons, F.L. Gutshall, Thomas Anderson, Robert Swartz, Roy and Clarence Kessler.

*****Additional information; John Hammer Briner enlisted in Harrisburg September 2, 1864, mustered into federal service there September 12 as a private with Co. F, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, and honorably discharged with his company June 1, 1865. He was a carpenter by trade and stood 5' 10" tall with light hair and blue eyes.***** 
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  Dianna Elizabeth Hollenbaugh Briner (1851 - 1928)*
  Mary Briner Minick (1885 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Blain Cemetery
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Bill Corl
Record added: Jun 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20159368
John Hammer Briner
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John Hammer Briner
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Rest in peace, Great-Grandpa.
- Mac
 Added: Apr. 19, 2011

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Oct. 19, 2007
Rest in Peace, Soldier.
- Joe Nihen
 Added: Sep. 1, 2007
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