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Brenner, Charles

Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 186, submitted by Judy.

Ohio Township

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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