|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1817|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1879|
From "The Recollections of the Pioneers of Lee County" [Illinois] by the Lee County Columbian Club
Daniel and Christopher Brookner came here in 1837.... Christopher had a cabinet and furniture store. He came to this country from Germany in 1834 and to Dixon in 1837. He is said to have sought the comfort of domestic life rather than the strife of public contest, hesitating to push himself into prominence, but his industry, reliability and integrity gained him the respect and esteem of all who knew him. In 1846 he married Miss Jane Robinson, who had recently come here from Oberlin, Ohio, with her sister, Mrs. Chas. Weed. They were married in the house where they afterward lived, where the bride then boarded with Mrs. Alonzo Mead. The wedding was early in the morning, for the bridal party were to drive to Rockford in a sleigh. ... Mrs. Brookner remembers that there were only two or three houses on the north side of the river, and that she had seen deer skip from the south bank to the island through the clear, shallow water.
Mr. and Mrs. Brookner lived in a small cottage where Mr. Gaffney's livery stable now stands on East Main street. They built their pleasant home in North Dixon in 1861.
Jane Robinson Brookner (1828 - 1899)
Frank Brookner (1848 - 1926)*
Myra Ophelia Brookner Warner (1858 - 1928)*
William Webb Brookner (1860 - 1940)*
Jennie Bell Brookner Reynolds (1862 - 1895)*
Laura M. Reynolds (1865 - 1943)*
GPS (lat/lon): 41.84175, -89.47553
Created by: Henry Nichols
Record added: Mar 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66847346