Biography of Joseph Brower
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH BROWER. farmer. P. O. Elida, was born in Bockingham County, Va., February 16, 1827; son of John and Hannah (Miller) Brower. and brother of Daniel Brower. of German Township, this county. Our subject came to this county in 1844. He was married. August 9, 1849, to Miss Elizabeth Stephens. of this county, a native of Pittsburgh, Penn., born October 19, 1823, daughter of John and Rachel (Davis) Stephens, natives of Wales. and who came to America in 1820. settling in Pittsburgh, Penn., where they remained until 1853, then moved to this county, where they died. They were parents of five children, of whom two are now living: David and Elizabeth. To the union of our subject and wife have been born the following children: Rachel (deceased), Alonzo S., John S. (deceased), and Abraham L. Mr. Brower purchased property in Sugar Creek Township in 1848, and has improved many acres of land in the county. He has served his township in many of its offices - assessor, land appraiser, and justice of the peace. He and his wife are members of the U. B. Church. In politics he is a stanch Republican.

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