Saturday, January 03, 2009

The Children of John & Catharine Brubaker

John Brubaker, my 3rd great grandfather, had twelve children by his wife Catharine Clum. He also had a son (my 2nd great grandfather), William Brubaker, who was born out of wedlock to Sarah Foster. John and Catherine are buried at Barnes Chapel Cemetery. Most of this information was compiled from cemetery records, obituaries and census records. Sources are available upon request. All of the cemeteries mentioned below are in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County, Indiana.

1. Annetta "Annie" Brubaker was born on July 8, 1843 in Perry County, Ohio, died on Jul 8, 1869 in Huntington County, Indiana at age 26 (just six months after her last child was born), and was buried in Barnes Chapel Cemetery. She married Richard Roberts on February 13, 1862. Richard was born in 1835 and died in 1899 at age 64. They had four children: Miranda Jane, John, Etta Catharine, and Letha Ann Roberts.

2. George Brubaker was born on February 23, 1845 in Perry County, Ohio, died on December 14, 1911 in Union Township, Huntington County, Indiana at age 66, and was buried in Star Of Hope Cemetery. George married Colista A. Nevius on October 13, 1874. Colista was born on January 23, 1852 in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County, Indiana and died in Apr 1939 in Allen County, Indiana at age 87. They had two children: John Martin and Lillie Brubaker.

3. Thornton Brubaker was born on April 14, 1847 in Perry County, Ohio, died on December 20, 1927 in Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana at age 80, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. He married Mary Ann Hoover on November 19, 1873. She was born in 1852 and died on February 7, 1913 at age 61. They had two children: Choela and Emery Brubaker. Thornton was included in the background of the picture of the C.R. Brubaker family at Goose Lake and in my grandmother's papers is a photograph of Thornton and his wife.

Thornton's obituary was published on December 27, 1927 in the Huntington Herald, Huntington, Indiana.

Thornton Brubaker, age eighty, died Tuesday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Guy Davis, after an illness of three weeks of a complication of diseases.

Mr. Brubaker was born April 14, 1847, in Perry county, Ohio, to John and Catharine Brubaker. He was one of twelve children. When two and one-half years old he was brought to Huntington county by his parents who settled in Rock Creek township.

In 1873 he was married to Mary Ann Hoover, who preceded him in death on February 7, 1913. Surviving are two children, the daughter at whose home he died and Emery Brubaker of this city, a granddaughter Miss Esther Davis, a sister, Mrs. Jane Kemp of Rock Creek, and a brother, S. J. Brubaker of Fort Wayne.

Mr. Brubaker was a member of the first Christian church and the Masonic lodge of this city. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 at the First Christian church with the Masons in charge and the Rev. H. G. Rowe officiating. Internment will be at Mt. Hope.

4. Nancy Jane Brubaker was born on May 19, 1849 in Perry County, Ohio, died on July 3, 1929 in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County at age 80, and was buried in Star Of Hope Cemetery. Nancy married William L. Kemp on December 23, 1869. William was born in 1845 and died in 1925 at age 80. They had nine children that I know of: Halleck, Lola Catharine, Emma, Libbie, Dessie, Willis, Elsie Vivian, Jesse, and Reah Kemp. Her obituary published in the Huntington Herald on July 10, 1929 stated that she had 13 children. Her husband and seven children predeceased her.

5. Martin Brubaker was born on September 10, 1850 in Huntington County, Indiana, died on November 6, 1908 in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County at age 58, and was buried in Star Of Hope Cemetery. He married Olive Cline on February 28, 1878. Olive was born in 1864 and died in 1890 at age 26. Martin next married Mary Roberts on May 28, 1891. Mary was born in 1855 and died in 1918 at age 63. They had six children: Frank, Maud, Harvey, William, Gertie, and Howard Brubaker.

Martin's obituary, published November 13, 1908 in the Columbia City Commercial-Mail, was one of the pieces of evidence that lead us to John Brubaker being the father of William.

William Brubaker of near Etna was called to Rock Creek township Huntington county Saturday by the death of his brother Martin Brubaker. Martin Brubaker early Saturday morning succumbed to an attack of pneumonia with which he had been a sufferer for about two weeks. The deceased was born on the farm where he died on September 10, 1850 and with the exception of three years spent in Huntington had always lived on the farm.

He was twice married and is survived by his second wife, eight children and a stepson, besides several brothers and two sisters and numerous other relatives. The funeral services were held at the White church in Huntington county Sunday afternoon, the party leaving the family residence at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. E. Etter of Warren officiated. The I.O.O.F. lodge of which the deceased was a member attended in a body.

6. Noah Brubaker was born on December 2, 1851 in Huntington County, Indiana and died on May 8, 1903 in Huntington, Indiana at age 51. Noah married Lilly Rosencrantz on December 28, 1880. They had two children: Charley and Guy Brubaker.

7. John Brubaker was born on September 8, 1853 in Huntington County, Indiana, died on November 20, 1854 in Huntington County, Indiana at age 1, and was buried in Barnes Chapel Cemetery.

8. Jasper Brubaker was born on March 26, 1856 in Huntington County, Indiana and died on October 16, 1898 at age 42. Jasper married Anne Weaver on August 3, 1881. Anne was born in 1862 and died in 1939 at age 77. They had one daughter, Clara Brubaker.

9. Samuel J. Brubaker was born on February 20, 1859 in Huntington County, Indiana and died on October 15, 1934 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana at age 75. He married Flora Lawrence who was born in 1863 and died in 1937 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana at age 74. They had three children: Harry, Nettie, and Charles Brubaker. In my grandmother's papers there are two photographs that are identified as Harry and Nettie Brubaker.

His obituary was published on October 16, 1934 in the Huntington Herald, Huntington, Indiana

S. J. Brubaker, about 75 years old, a former resident of Huntington county, died Monday night at his home at Fort Wayne following a weeks' illness of leakage of the heart. Mr. Brubaker was born in Huntington county near Brown's Corners.

Mr. Brubaker is survived by the widow and three children, Harry Brubaker, and Mrs. Nettie Martin, both of Fort Wayne, and Charles Brubaker of New York City. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Barnes Chapel church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

10. Belinda (or Malinda) Brubaker was born on September 9, 1860 in Huntington County, Indiana, died on January 9, 1908 in Markle, Wells County, Indiana at age 47, and was buried in Star Of Hope Cemetery. She married James B. Dumbauld on October 21, 1880. James was born in 1858 and died in 1918 at age 60. They had six children: Samuel Arlie, Minnie, Charles, Saloma, Ernest, and Fern Dumbauld.

11. Charles Brubaker was born on October 25, 1862 in Huntington County, Indiana, died on October 7, 1889 in Huntington County, Indiana at age 26, and was buried in Barnes Chapel Cemetery. Franklin Brubaker was born on March 23, 1864 in Huntington County, Indiana, died on March 5, 1865 in Huntington County, Indiana, and was buried in Barnes Chapel Cemetery.

12. Franklin Brubaker was born on March 23, 1864 in Huntington County, Indiana, died on March 5, 1865 in Huntington County, Indiana, and was buried in Barnes Chapel Cemetery.

3 comments:

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  2. Thank you very much Abba-Dad, for the award but especially for your comments. It means a lot knowing that others enjoy reading my blog. I received the award from others and wrote about it a few days ago so won't post about it again. I do appreciate it though.

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