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Mary A. Goss Brakeman
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Birth: 1806
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1878
Cooper
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Newspaper: Michigan Annual Conference (Methodist) minutes
Date: 1878
Memoir of Mrs. Mary A. BRAKEMAN
Mrs. Mary BRAKEMAN was born in Bloomfield, New York, in 1806 and died March 3, 1878, age 72 years. At the age of 18 she gave here heart to the Saviour and unfalteringly followed in His foot-steps until He said come up higher. She was married to Josiah BRAKEMAN in 1825. Soon after their marriage her husband was converted and five years after commenced the life of an itinerant preacher. For 19 years she knew the joys and sorrows of frontier itinerant life. In 1836, she with her husband came to Western Michigan, and in 1849 secured themselves a home in Cooper, near Kalamazoo. Bro. BRAKEMAN the Presiding Elder of Ann Arbor District, was killed by a fall from his horse, and she was left a widow with eight small children, but the grace of God sustained her, and finding her way to her then wilderness home, brought up her little flock, (all but one of whom survive her) in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
For 14 years she was unable to leave her bed, yet grace sustained her through all those long and weary years. She said to the writer only a few hours before her death, "O, Bro. DAY, how much longer shall I have to wait?" At midnight, the cry come, "Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him." Her lamp was trimmed and burning, and gladly she hastened to meet her Lord. Her husband sleeps at Ann Arbor, while she sleeps in our beautiful cemetery at Cooper, but God shall bring them with him when he comes to make up his jewels. Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his. E.H. DAY.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Josiah Brakeman (1802 - 1849)*
 
 Children:
  Esther Brakeman Butler (1826 - 1917)*
  Annie Brakeman Ware (1828 - 1904)*
  Mary Brakeman Hicks (1831 - 1919)*
  John Wesley Brakeman (1833 - 1908)*
  Harriett Brakeman Wadsworth (1835 - 1866)*
  Charles Wesley Brakeman (1837 - 1923)*
  Ellen Loeza Brakeman Orton (1843 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Cooper Cemetery
Cooper
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: pamela west
Originally Created by: ambs
Record added: Oct 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60260358
Mary A. <i>Goss</i> Brakeman
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Mary A. <i>Goss</i> Brakeman
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Mary A. <i>Goss</i> Brakeman
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