|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1838|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1897|
Parents: Jacob Brown and Catherine Brenner Brown.
ABNER K BROWN is the eldest of a family of eight children, and was born in Hancock County, Ohio, August 10. 1838. His father, Jacob Brown, was born in Pennsylvania, and his mother, Catherine (Brenner) Brown, was a native of Germany. When Abner was ten years of age, his father came to Williams County and bought 800 acres of land in Centre Township, on which he still lives. Jan 1, 1861, Abner married Amanda Bollinger, who was born in Seneca County, Ohio. Her parents, Jacob and Mary A. (Stoner) Bollinger, are natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio respectively, and came to Williams County, January 9, 1851, and settled on 160 acres in Centre Township. Abner and his wife lived with his father for three years after marriage, and then came to this township and settled on a 120-acre farm, which he has increased to 150 acres, improved with excellent buildings, and made it one of the finest in the township. Mr. and Mrs. Brown were educated at Williams Centre High School, then the best in the county, are members of the United Brethren Church, and the parents of eight living children – Ora L., Reuben G., Lydia B., Jacob A., Orton K., Melvin, Harry O. and Ira E. whom they are taking great pains to educate. Mr. Brown has been Township Trustee for a number of years, and he is looked upon as one of the most intelligent and enterprising citizens of the township.
County of Williams, Ohio: historical, and biographical, with and outline sketch of the Northwest Territory, of the state, and miscellaneous matters
By Weston Arthur Goodspeed, Charles Blanchard. Published 1882. Pages 786-787.
Obituary / ABNER K. BROWN / Williams Co, OH,
Bryan Press, Thursday, February 11, 1897
Died--BROWN--At his home in Bridgewater township on February 8th, aged 58 years, 5 months and 28 days, ABNER K. BROWN. Mr. BROWN was the oldest of a family of eight children and was born in Hancock county this state in August 1838. When he was ten years old his parents came to Williams county and took up a three hundred acre farm in Center township and the family is now numerous and among the most respected and prosperous in the county.
On January 1st, 1861, the deceased was married to AMANDA BOLLINGER, who with eight children are left to mourn their loss. Mr. BROWN was a devoted communicant in the United Brethren church and a christian man. He was a trustee of his township, held other minor offices and at the time of his death was a member of the Williams county board of Infirmary directors in which office he himself especially valuable to the county. His death is a loss to the community which will not soon be forgotten.
Katherine Brenner Brown (1816 - 1903)
Amanda Bollinger Brown (1842 - 1920)
Ora Lincoln Brown (1862 - 1935)*
Jacob Brown (1867 - 1965)*
Orton Brown (1869 - 1943)*
Elpha Cornelia Brown (1871 - 1873)*
Melvin Clark Brown (1874 - 1956)*
Harry O. Brown (1876 - 1962)*
Ira E Brown (1879 - 1911)*
LaMoyne Brown (1886 - 1906)*
Abner Kirk Brown (1838 - 1897)
Jacob Brown (1849 - 1897)*
Created by: Ann M
Record added: May 25, 2012
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