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Genealogical and Personal History of Centre and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 1912

George Brungart Biography

George Brungart of Miles township, was the third son of Martin Brungart. He owned part of his father's first purchase. In 1820 he built on his farm a tannery, of which Jacob Steffy, also a York County emigrant, took charge in 1824, and superintended it for sixteen years. It ceased to be operated many years ago.

Mr. Brungart used to make a plow, which was a great improvement on the clumsy implements then in use. This was forty or fifty years ago, and his plows now are curious relics. It was the plow alluded to in the old saying of some person "that no man was rich unless he owned a long-barreled shot-gun, a red wamus [transcriber's note: heavy knitted cardigan], and a Brungart's plow."

He was married to Sarah Kehl, whose mother, Mrs. Catharine Kehl, was a sister of Conrad Weiser.

There were four sons,- Jacob, who lives at Rebersburg; George, who lives on the old Dubbs' farm, east end of the valley; Daniel, who also resides at Rebersburg; and William, who is dead.

Of the daughters, Catharine was married to J. W. Erheart Susan, to Jeremiah Haines, of Rebersburg; and Sarah, to Hon. Samuel Frank, one of the present associate judges of Centre County.

Mrs. Frank is the only surviving daughter. Like nearly all the emigrants from York County, Mr. Brungart lived to a ripe old age. He died Dec. 21, 1877, aged eighty-nine; lies buried at Rebersburg.- (Meyer.)

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883

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