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Daniel Brunner  

DANIEL BRUNNER, proprietor of woolen mill, post-office New Lebanon, was born in Lebanon County Penn., in 1816. His parents moved to Perry County, Penn., where he was reared, and afterward moved to Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Venango Counties.  In each of these our subject engaged in woolen mills. In 1862 he came to Mill Creek Township, and erected his present woolen mill which he has since operated in connection with farming. He also engaged in manufacturing plows and cultivators for about ten years. In 1837 he married Sarah Beaver, who died in 1840, leaving one son, Samuel, who was a member of Company B, One Hundred and Fortieth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served through the Rebellion, and received a wound at the battle of the Wilderness which caused the loss of one finger. He married Mary Horton of Jefferson County, and has three children: Hattie, Maggie and Mamie.  In 1842 he married Miss Mary Staum, a native of Switzerland whose parents settled in Snyder County, Penn. By this union they have six children: Martha Ann, Rebecca, Sarah Elizabeth, William W., Kate and H. C.   William W. of Mill Creek Township, married Sarah, daughter of George Morton of Mill Creek Township, and has two children: Mary and Earl D.  Henry C., who was born in Clarion County, Penn., June 25, 1856, received his education at the select schools of New Lebanon, and at the age of seventeen years, engaged in teaching school. He had charge of schools in Findley, Deer Creek Lake and Mill Creek Townships, and has charge of one room in the public school of New Lebanon at the present time. In 1872 he entered into partnership with his father, in the manufacture of woolen goods, and has since had charge of the mill. He has also been engaged in selling sewing machines since 1873. In 1882 he married Lizzie, daughter of Charles McMichael, of New Vernon Township, and has one child, Leland.  He is connected with the Republican party, and has held various offices. Our subject has held the offices of township trustee, township clerk, school director and supervisor, also the office of exhorter and class-leader in the United Brethren Church of New Lebanon. He votes the Republican ticket.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1086 - 1087) Submitted by Jane Stratton-Boast

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