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Joseph Brower
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1850
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1928
Defiance County
Ohio, USA

From The Wray Gazette, Yuma, Colorado in 1904:

"After a Prosperous Career Joseph Brower Wants to Retire and Take Life Easier.
One of the many money making ranches of the county is that owned by Joseph Brower, twenty miles northeast of Yuma.
Mr. Brower is a native of Indiana, where he was born fifty-three years ago. After he grew to manhood he farmed in the Hoosier State, Iowa and Nebraska, but he came to Colorado in May, 1887, and settled on a government claim which is now a part of his ranch. He commenced general farming and prosperity smiled upon him. His crops were abundant, his yield of wheat going as high as thirty bushels an acre, oats forty bushels, and he has harvested fifty bushels of corn per acre, with other crops equally good in proportion. He generally grows a large quantity of cane and millet for winter feed for his stock.
Mr. Brower owns 320 acres on which his home is situated, and 100 acres only twelve miles from Yuma station. He has a comfortable residence, good barns, sheds, etc., and his farm is generously supplied with the necessary agricultural implements, including a first-class binder. His ranch is amply protected with seven miles of good wire fence, and adjacent to it is a vast area of free range on which buffalo and other native grades grow luxuriously. He owns two inexhaustible wells of pure water, with pumps operated by windmills and necessary drinking tanks for stock. The land is a level prairie and the soil is very productive.
In addition to general farming, Mr. Bower is in the cattle business. He owns four horses and 100 cattle, the stock being well bred and desirable.
Mr. Brower has been county commissioner for six years, his last term having expired about one year ago. He made an enviable record as a county officer. He has been a school director of his district almost continuously since he came to the county.
In February, 1894, Mr. Brower married Miss Adelia Moore, an estimable Yuma county lady, and the couple are highly esteemed by all who know them.
Wants to Sell Ranch
Mr. Brower has made money on his Yuma county ranch and he wants to retire from the cares, anxieties and hard work of farm life. For that reason, he offers his entire ranch, including his horses, cattle, agricultural implements and every other farm adjunct for only $6,000. This offers a special opportunity to secure a profitable ranch, well stocked, at a very reasonable figure. Mr. Brower's address is Yuma, Colo.

Family links: 
  Abraham Brower (1814 - 1899)
  Barbara Parker Brower (1814 - ____)
  Adelia Francis Moore Brower (1860 - 1932)
  Isabelle Brower Monroe (1835 - 1902)*
  Mary Elizabeth Brower Schamel (1838 - 1913)*
  Nelson Brower (1840 - 1886)*
  George W Brower (1845 - 1912)*
  Joseph Brower (1850 - 1928)
  Christina Brower Petty (1851 - 1926)*
  Jane Brower Patchin (1853 - 1931)*
  Elbridge E Brower (1855 - 1923)*
  Gerry Brower (1856 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Six Corners Cemetery
Defiance County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Terry
Record added: Apr 05, 2014
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Joseph Brower
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Joseph Brower
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Joseph Brower
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