Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 186, submitted by Judy.
Charles Brenner (deceased), a practical miller, and a man well and
favorably known in southern Warrick County , was born January 19, 1833 ,
in Birkenfeld , Germany . He was one in a family of seven children born
to Jacob and Theodora Brenner, who immigrated to the United States in
about 1840. Our subject was a man of but common education, but being
gifted with a well balanced mind and good judgment, he made life a
success. December 20, 1853, he married Anna Cave, an estimable lady, who
bore him a family of twelve children, these seven yet living: Charles
W., (who married Emma Brizius), Henry C. (wedded Alice Bell), May,
Nellie, William C., Fannie and Frank S. The parents were both members of
the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1871 Mr. Brenner purchased what
is now known as the Brenner Mill at Newburgh , which is one of the
oldest established institutions of the kind in the county. Refitting it,
he took the initiative step, and did much to bring the mill into its
present standard of excellence. He was killed in an accident at the mill
on the 13th of August, 1878 , to the sorrow of the entire community. He
was connected with various charitable and benevolent institutions, and
belonged to the Masonic, I.O.O.F. and K. of P. fraternities. His son
Charles W. is the present proprietor of the Brenner Mill.
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