Peter Bruner

Peter Bruner

Birth
Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA
Death 6 Apr 1938 (aged 92–93)
Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, USA
Burial Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 10514206 · View Source
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BRUNER, PETER
PVT 12 USCHA - CO G
1845-1938
Peter Bruner, 12th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment -Company G, was born in 1845 in Winchester, Ky. His father was his slavemaster. He was separated from his mother at an early age. Worked as a tanner while a slave. He ran away many times and, of course, was beaten. He joined the Union army; served and was mustered out. He went to Oxford, Ohio because he had relatives there named Brassfield. He met Frances Procton, daughter of a free farmer (Black). They had four daughters, one of whom was my great grandmother (maternal). Peter Bruner wrote a book about his life entitled A Slave's Adventures Toward Freedom. He worked as a laborer most of his life. For a time, he was employed by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He passed in 1938.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 22 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10514206
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Bruner (1845–6 Apr 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10514206, citing Woodside Cemetery, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .