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 John Braun

John Braun

Birth
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 28 Jan 1928 (aged 78)
Freeport, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Spring Hill, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 16238057 · View Source
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A successful, lifelong farmer & Stearns County pioneer, John was born on the family farm in the Calumet (Township) of Fond du Lac County, WI; he was the oldest of eleven children {seven sons & four daughters} born to Mathias & Amelia Eva Maria (Koster) Braun.

"Before his marriage and move to Spring Hill, he transported wheat in wagon trains from North Dakota to markets in Minnesota. He made contacts with the Indians & was able to communicate effectively with them."

"John Braun remained with his family in St. Joseph, Minnesota until 1874, when he purchased 160 acres of wild land in Spring Hill township. In 1875, he married, and brought his wife to the place. Mr. Braun now owns 280 acres on the home farm and 200 acres in Lake Henry Township. His barn 38 x 120 feet is a model of its kind. He makes a specialty of stock raising on an extensive scale, and has taken a deep interest in the Spring Hill Creamery, of which he was formerly the president. He is one of the active progressive men of the community."


On 15 April 1875, John married Anna Maria Minnerath in Saint Joseph, MN; he was age 25, she was 23. Born 28 January 1851 in Jefferson, WI, she was the seventh of nine children born to Joseph Werner & Maria Anna (Ganser) Minnerath.

CHILDREN:
-o- Josephine (1876-1944)
-o- Anna Mary (Amy) (1877-1962)
-o- Amelia (Molly) (1879-1941)
-o- Christian Andrew (Christ) (1881-1961)
-o- UNNAMED – baby boy (1883-1883)
-o- Elizabeth (1884-1943)
-o- John Alvis Jr. (1886-1948)
-o- Michael J. (1888-1918)
-o- Henry Frank (1891-1979)
-o- F. W. Leo (1892-1895)
-o- Elenora (1895-1956)

John died at age 78 while visiting his daughter, Mrs. John (Amelia) Rieland, following a stroke suffered the previous Sunday. Cause of death = cerebral hemorrhage – arteriosclerosis.



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  • Created by: Peter Joseph ('PJ') Braun
  • Added: 18 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16238057
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Braun (16 Apr 1849–28 Jan 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16238057, citing Saint Michaels Cemetery, Spring Hill, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Peter Joseph ('PJ') Braun (contributor 46869838) .