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George (Johann Georg Braun) Brown
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1853
Spencer County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1935, USA

Known by his middle name, with spelling anglicized; original German name in parentheses is on record at St. John Lutheran Church, Spencer County, Evanston, IN, where birth date is recorded 16 July 1852 - a little "off" from gravestone date.

Anglicized his own surname - a family story:
Ordinarily a tolerant and patient man, George was irritated for years by some folks in his community who voiced differing opinions about his surname (German pronunciation and meaning of Braun is identical to "brown" in English, with only the spelling differing). Exasperated by the relentless arguing over his surname, George threw down his hat one day and declared that he would henceforth be a "Brown." His siblings, except for William, retained the German spelling of Braun (the pronunciation of which has morphed in recent decades into the anglicized "brawn").
Family links: 
  Johannes Braun (1810 - 1868)
  Katharina Anna Heuring/Hering Braun (1815 - 1900)
  Henrietta Hester Robertson Brown (Braun) (1855 - 1947)
  Carrie Brown (Braun) Campbell (1879 - 1954)*
  Fredrick Braun Brown (1881 - 1961)*
  Michael Braun (1834 - 1913)*
  Elizabeth Braun Bender (1838 - 1909)*
  John W. (Johannes) Braun (1843 - 1913)*
  William (Wilhelm Braun) Brown (1847 - 1926)*
  Fredrick Braun (1850 - 1921)*
  George (Johann Georg Braun) Brown (1853 - 1935)
  Christoph Braun (1854 - 1935)*
  Margaret (Margaretha) Braun Wimmenauer (1857 - 1940)*
  Henry J. (Johann Heinrich) Braun (1859 - 1948)*
  Katherine Braun Held (1861 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Hill Cemetery
Spencer County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
Record added: Nov 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100292262
George (Johann Georg Braun) Brown
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George (Johann Georg Braun) Brown
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 Added: May. 22, 2016

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