Samuel Brubaker, farmer and stock raiser, and second son of Martin and Nancy Brubaker, was born in Perry County, OH, on the 5th day of October, 1824. Martin Brubaker was the son of Jacob Brubaker, who came to the United Sates from Germany and settled, many years ago, in Lancaster, PA. He subsequently moved to OH, and died in Perry Co., about the year 1824. Martin Brubaker, in 1819, married Nancy Neal, and about 1834, or 1835 immigrated to Huntington Co., IN and entered a valuable tract of land in the vicinity of Brown's Corners, Rock Creek Towship. His wife died in February, 1851, and the following Sept. his second marriage was solemnized with Mrs. Caroline (Stevens) McMullen, who bore him two children. Mr. Brubaker was a man of many excellent qualities, a successful business man and stood in high esteem with all who came in contact with him. He was born on the 17th of May, 1779, and departed this life on the 29th of December, 1863. Samuel Brubaker grew to manhood in his native county and remained with his parents until 24 years of age, when he began to work for himself in the capacity of a common laborer. In October, 1851, he came to Huntington Co. and settled on a tract of wild land in Rock Creek Township where he soon erected a cabin and improved a farm which he subsequently (1854) traded for the place where he at present resides. He took an active part in the growth and development of the country and bore his full share of the hardships and obstacles incident to a life in the backwoods. He now has a comfortable farm and is classed among the successful and well to do farmers and stock raisers of Huntington County. He is a Democrat in politics and in 1886 served as Assessor of Rock Creek Township. On the 10th day of November, 1850, was solemnized his marriage with Miss Mary A. Boston, who was born in Fairfield Co., OH, on the 4th of November, 1830. She is the eldest child of William and Rachael Boston, of VA, and is the mother of seven children, four of who are now living, viz.: Martha, wife of William Riley; Emeline, wife of Elliott Hough; Amanda B., wife of John Miller and Edson B. Brubaker.
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History of Huntington Co., IN. (Brant & Fuller, Chicago)1887