Biography of Enoch Brown
Winona County, MN Biographies

ENOCH BROWN was born November 15, 1843. He does not. know where, neither does he know the names of his parents or any of his family history. He was bound to a man by the name of Fennan Drake when he was very young, and came with him to Minnesota, where they landed in the fall of 1855, and settled in the township of Homer on Homer Ridge. On July 25, 1862, he enlisted in Co. A, 6th Minn. Inf., and served with his regiment in quelling the Indian outbreak in Minnesota. He then went south, in the spring of 1863, and served the term of his enlistment for three years and was discharged at Fort Snelling. He was wounded slightly in his right hand and severely in the left leg at the battle of Birch Coolie, the ball passing through ne bone. He had several shots through his hat and clothing. He is now drawing half pension. and has applied for an increase, which will probably be granted, as his disability becomes greater as age advances. He was one of those honest soldiers who was always at his post of duty. In 1866 he was married to Miss Livina Downing, daughter of B. F. and Malinda Downing, by whom he had eight children: the eldest. Benjamin R., born January 27, 1867; Flora, born April 9, 1869; Fred O., born April 25, 1871, died August 2, 1872; Emma M., born August 17, 1872; Ora E., born July 22, 1874, died June 21, 1878; Warren L., born January 31, 1877; Goldie, born January 31. 1879; Clifford R. D., born December, 1880. Mr. Brown owns a small farm seven miles from the city of Winona; runs a threshing machine, and is an honest, well-meaning citizen, and a republican in politics.


FROM:
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.

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