Biography of Fred Brobst
Hancock County, OH Biographies

FRED BROBST, proprietor of saw mill, P. O. Findlay, was born in Germany, April 16, 1851. His mother died when he was but seven years old, and his father, Joseph Brobst, brought him to America soon after. Joseph Brobst, being a poor man, put young Fred out to work on a farm in Henry County, Ohio, and for several years the son saw nothing of his father. When still young, Fred came to this county and worked one year at the carpenter trade; afterward attended the high school in Findlay, and subsequently worked on a farm for John Schoonover for five years. In 1871 he embarked in his present enterprise. saw milling, which he has since followed with marked success. In 1875 Mr. Brobst was united in marriage with Miss Sarnilda, daughter of John Schoonover, and they have one child, Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Brobst are members of the United Brethren Church, of which he has been trustee and class leader, and in all the affairs of which he takes a deep interest.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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