History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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HARVEY S. BRUNNER, of Buckingham township, Bucks county, is a worthy representative of one of the oldest Pennsylvania German families in Bucks county, and of that sturdy race who by industry, frugality and rectitude have added much to the wealth, prosperity and moral standing of the county.  Many of his name have found homes in Bucks county, the first Brunner arriving in Pennsylvania in 1728.  The subject of this sketch is a son of Solomon and Barbara (Shelly) Brunner, both natives of Springfield township, Bucks county, and was born in Bedminster township, March 1, 1857.

    Solomon Brunner was born in the year 1822, and his wife Barbara two years earlier.  On their marriage they settled in Bedminster township, where he followed his trade, that of a carpenter, later locating at Danboro, in Plumstead township, where he resided for three years.  A few years prior to his death, which occurred on March 14, 1896, he removed to Telford, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania.  His widow is a resident of Hatfield, Montgomery county.  They were the parents of eight children, five of whom survive:  Catharine, wife of Abraham Rohr, of Bedminster; Isaiah, residing in Indiana ; Charles, of Hatfield; Harvey S. and Thomas, of Bethlehem , Pennsylvania .  The family were members of the German Reformed church.

    Harvey S. Brunner was reared in Bedminster township and received his education in the public schools, and at the age of eighteen years began teaching in his native township, which he followed for two years.  After two years devoted to painting, he took up the carpenter trade under Louis High, of Bedminster, and followed that trade for nine years.  In 1886 he married Hannah Overholt, daughter of Abraham and Hannah Overholt, of Bedminster, and for three years conducted the farm of his father-in-law.  In the spring of 1890 he purchased his present farm in Buckingham and moved thereon.  He and his family are members of the Mennonite meeting.  In politics he is a Republican, but has never filled other than local offices.  He is a practical and successful farmer.  To Mr. and Mrs. Brunner have been born three children:  Wallace, deceased; Benjamin Franklin, and Harvey Leroy.

Text taken from page 484 of:

Davis, William W.H., A.M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed February 2004 by Thera Schwenk-Hammond; tsh@harborside.com; http:// www..rootsweb.com/~schwenk as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

Published April 2004 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/


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