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Transcribed biography of John B. Brough

JOHN B. BROUGH is a native of England, and a son of George and Ann M. Brough, both natives of the same country; his parents came to America in 1831, and located in Susquehanna County, Penn.; his father came to Indiana in 1844, and established his claim to the present homestead, and broke thirteen acres, but did not live to occupy it. John B. Brough came to his present place in 1845, where he has since lived; he began the business of milling before he became of age, in Lake County, which was the first effort there begun. On September 19, 1847, he married to Miss Elizabeth Castleman, a native of Ohio, by whom he and thirteen children - Ellis (deceased), Maria, George P., Elizabeth, Ann C., Emma, Alice, Rebecca, James, William U. A., John (deceased) and Elizabeth (deceased). Mr. Brough owns 120 acres in his present farm and fifty-two in Lake County; he has a good frame residence, and good water privileges. Mr. Brough's parents endured the hardships and privations of the pioneers, who broke the sod and cleared the land in the early days.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 315-316

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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