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Transcribed biography of H. B. Brown

H. B. BROWN, principal of the Northern Indiana Normal School, was born in Mount Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio, October 6, 1847. He is a son of Thomas and Rachel (Mills) Brown, of German and Scotch descent respectively and parents of seven children, of whom six are yet living. When H. B. Brown was about two years of age, his parents moved from the common schools, and, at the age of fifteen, began his career as teacher, with his earnings paying for his tuition in the higher branches. He attended the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware and Lebanon schools, the national Normal School, and at Republic, Ohio, where he taught two years in a normal school. In June 1873, he came to Valparaiso and built up his present school, of which he has made a complete success.

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.
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