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Shelby J. Brandenburg

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 491

SHELBY J. BRANDENBURG, who belongs to a family that has lived in Shelby county through several generations, ever esteemed and held in respect, owns an excellent farm of fifty-five acres, situated in Franklin township. He was born in Jackson township July 11, 1863, and is a son of Joel and Hannah (Le Master) Brandenburg.
Both parents of Mr. Brandenburg were born also in Jackson township, Shelby county and both are now deceased and their burial was in the Pearl cemetery. The father was a member of the Reformed church and the mother was a Methodist. They had three children: Linsley C., Amanda, wife of Scott Ewing, and Shelby J.
After completing the public school course, Shelby J. Brandenburg remained with his father on the home farm until he was twenty-seven years of age, after which, he rented land for himself in Salem township for four years, later land in Franklin township for eight years, in Turtle Creek township for three years and once more rented in Franklin township, but, after four more years of renting, in 1909 purchased his present farm from J. M. Forsythe. He has made all needed improvements on his property and carries on general farming, raises sufficient stock for home use, and is numbered with the solid, reliable agriculturists of this section.
In 1892 Mr. Brandenburg was married to Miss Mary E. West, who was born also in Shelby county, a daughter of William and Levina (Conover) West, the former of whom is deceased, but the mother of Mrs. Brandenburg survives and resides at Sidney. Mr. and Mrs. West had children as. follows: John, Lester, Edward, Mattie, wife of George W. Zedeker, Charles, and Mary E., the wife of Mr. Brandenburg, and they have three children: Cora, who is a teacher in Turtle Creek township; Clyde and Lenita. The family belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church. In his political views Mr. Brandenburg is a democrat.

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