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he owns in Jackson township. Skilled as a workman, successful as a farmer and energetic as a business man, Mr. Brallier is recognized as an intelligent and useful factor in the progress of the community in which he resides. A strong Baptist in his religious faith, he is a member of the First Baptist church of Johnstown. He is a democrat in political opinion and, while interested, yet is not active to leadership in the field of politics. He has filled most of the township offices, and has been elected consecutively for nine years as auditor of Jackson township. On October 28, 1873, Mr. Brallier was united in marriage with Mollie A. Long, a daughter of John Long, a resident of Chambersville, Indiana county.


JOHN F. BREHM, a successful farmer of West Taylor township, who is largely engaged in market gardening, is a son of Frederick and Caroline (Rinebolt) Brehm, and was born at Cambria city, now Johnstown, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, July 8, 1855.
    Frederick Brehm was born and reared in Germany, which he left at twenty-seven years of age to come to Cambria city, now Johnstown, where he followed his trade as carpenter for nine years. He then removed to a farm in West Taylor township, and was engaged in market and truck farming up to the time of his death, which occurred March 8, 1893, when he was in the sixty-ninth year of his age. He was a hard-working and well-respected man, who had a large circle of friends. He was a patriotic citizen, and served three months as a soldier in the Union army.
    Mr. Brehm married Caroline Rinebolt, of Ben's Creek, now in the sisty-sixth year of her age, and a resident of Johnstown, where she is a member of the Methodist Episcopal

church. Her father, George Rinebolt, was a native of Germany, and a resident of this county for many years before his death, in 1886, at eighty-two years of age. He was a German Lutheran; served as an engineer for the Cambria Iron company for many years, and married Catherine Shainhair, who is well known all over the city of Johnstown, where she still resides, a very active and well-preserved woman for the weight of her eighty-five years.
    John F. Brehm grew to manhood in West Taylor township, on the farm, where he was carefully trained in all farming employments. He received his education in the common schools, and then turned his attention to farming and market gardening, in which lines of labor he has met with success. He owns a good farm of thirty-six acres, on which he has resided continuously since 1877. Mr. Brehm is in his political views a republican, and while a strong advocate of the principles of his party, is never an aspirant for party favors, his time and energies being given rather to his daily routine of farming and market gardening.
    On December 21, 1876, Mr. Brehm wedded Mahala Rogers. To this union were born seven children, three sons and four daughters: Annie M.; Charles J.; Earnest; Gertrude E.; Wilder; Florence Helen; and Margaret F.
    Mrs. Brehm is a daughter of David Rogers, and a granddaughter of David Rogers, Sr., who was a native of Scotland, and a Seven-Day Baptist, and settled in Somerset county, where he reared a large family, and died at Shade Furnace, aged ninety-eight years.
    David Rogers came from Somerset to Cambria county when a young man, and is now a resident of West Taylor township. His wife was formerly Mary Berkebile, who is now in


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