Biography of George Brandan

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GEORGE BRANDAN, farmer, P. 0. Orland, was born in Germany in 1836, son of Paul and Martha Brandan, who came to Cook County in 1856 and located in Orland Township, where they resided until their deaths; his mother died in 1859 at the age of sixty five, and his father in 1869, at the age of seventy two years. Mr. Brandan enlisted in 1862 in Company F, 100th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles of Stone River, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Franklin, Nashville and other engagements of his command. He was wounded at Dallas by a gun-shot through the right arm, which disabled him from service for one month; at the battle of Franklin he was wounded by a gun-shot through the left arm; he served until the close of the war. In 1860 he wasmarried to Miss Elizabeth Balei. They have had five children, two now living, Katie and Mary. They are members of the H. E. German Church, and he is class leader, trustee and collector of the Church, and has been school trustee for three years.

FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.