|Death: ||Mar. 28, 1896|
The son of John & Eleanor Ann (Gregory) Brougher, in 1860 he was a laborer living in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, but in 1862 (according to the draft registration), resided in Dillsburg, York County. He later worked as a horse dealer and stood 5' 11" tall with dark hair and light eyes. He married Rebecca W. Line and fathered Ella (b. @1856), Jennie M. (b. @1858), Sumner (b. @1863), Oliver (b. @1865), and Robert (b. @1867). According to the Harrisburg Patriot of March 10, 1858, he attempted to annul his marriage, but the church denied his petition.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Harrisburg August 9, 1862, mustered into federal service that day as a private with Co. F, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry, and hospitalized for rheumatism at Campbell U.S. Hospital, Washington DC, December 13, 1862. Several men in their pensions referred to him as "Sgt. Brougher," but he is listed in the company register and Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers as a private, nor does his compiled military service record mention a promotion. Although he did not return to active duty following his hospitalization, he remained on the roll and honorably discharged with his company on May 21, 1863.
He moved to Illinois in 1875 and divorced Rebecca in Iroquois County in 1887. He then married divorcée Sarah Belle Clore, née Boyd, August 21, 1889, in Cook County. Sarah died in Avon, Illinois.
John Brougher (1814 - 1876)
Eleanor Ann Gregory Brougher (1811 - 1875)
Sarah Belle Boyd Brougher (____ - 1909)
Rebecca Line Brougher (1832 - 1907)*
Jennie Brougher (1858 - 1916)*
Sumner M. Brougher (1862 - 1904)*
Robert R. Brougher (1867 - 1940)*
Monter S. Brougher (1871 - 1932)*
Augustus Oliver Brougher (1838 - 1896)
Elizabeth A. Brougher Yeagy (1841 - 1927)*
Miles Brougher (1843 - 1929)*
Emeline Brougher Miller (1845 - 1921)*
Elias Brougher (1848 - 1919)*
Alben L. Brougher (1848 - 1924)*
Oak Woods Cemetery
Created by: Dennis Brandt
Record added: Dec 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82195943