James H. Brubaker.--The genetleman whose sketch is herewith presented, was born in Perry Co., OH, January 20, 1838, and is the son of Martin and Nancy (Neal) Brubaker, natives of PA, and of German and Irish descent, respectively. He is the youngest in a family of eight children, was raised amid the active scenes of farm life, and in the pioneer schools obtained the elements of an English education. At the age of eighteen he came to Huntington Co., IN, and after a sojourn of one year, returned to his former home, where he remained until 1858. In the latter year he came back to Huntington Co., but did not remain here long, going to OH and living with his father until the latter's death in 1863. He then, for the third time, came to Rock Creek Township, where he has since resided as one of its leading and most highly respected citizens. On the 5th of January, 1865, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah DeHaven, daughter of Samuel DeHaven, one of the pioneer settlers of Rock Creek Township. Soon after his marriage, Mr. Brubaker located on his present farm, which at that time was nearly as nature had made it. By commendable industry and economy he succeeded in making a very comfortable home, and at this time is considered one of the successful farmers and stock raisers of the community in which he resides. Mrs. Brubaker was born June 10, 1846, and is the mother of the following children, to wit: Matilda, born December 11, 1867; Sarah E., born December 9, 1869; John W., born January 30, 1871; Mary C., born October 1, 1873, and Eva May, born December 9, 1878. Mr. Brubaker is a Democrat in politics, a member of the Masonic fraternity, and with his wife is highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and neighbors.
p. 760 & 761 Biographies of Rock Creek Township
History of Huntington Co., IN (Brant&Fuller;Chicago) 1887