Biography of Abraham Brenneman
Allen County, OH Biographies

ABRAHAM BRENNEMAN, farmer, P. O. Lima, is a native of Rockingham County, Va., born February 21, 1831; son of David and Catharine (Moyer) Brenneman, who came from Virginia to Fairfield County, Ohio, and then, in 1847 to Allen County, where the latter died and the former still resides; they were the parents of twelve children, eleven of whom are now living. Our subject, who is the eldest. was married, August 21, 1856, to Miss Eliza Ward, of Monroe Township, this county, a native of German Township, this county, and daughter of William and Elizabeth (Ridenour) Ward, who were married in this county, and where Mrs. Ward died. Mr. Ward now resides in Perry Township. this county. To our subject and wife have been born eight children: Henrietta E., William C., Mary C., David W., Sarah A., Abraham P., Jacob B. and Frank H., all living except David W. and Abraham P. Mr. Brenneman followed carpentering for five or six years, and in 1856 purchased land in Monroe Township, this county, which he improved, and to which by industry and economy he added many acres, owning now 249 acres in Monroe Township, 320 in Sugar Creek Township, and 93 in Bath Township, all this county; also 160 acres in Paulding County, Ohio; in all 822. He came to Sugar Creek Township in 1877. Mrs. Breuneman is a member of the Christian Church. In politics he is a stanch Democrat.

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