History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884

S. H. Brown Biography

S.H. Brown, Erie, was born in this county March 24, 1816, son of Geo. and Margaret (Brewster) Brown, former a native of Penn., of German descent, latter a native of Ireland. Geo. Brown was a farmer, came to Erie Co. in 1803, and resided in Mill Creek Township. He served his country in the war of 1812; was parent of seven children, three still residing in Erie Co. Mr. Brown worked on a farm in his native county until he was twenty-one years old, and then learned the brick-laying trade, which he followed for some time in this city.

On Jan. 27, 1857. he married Mary Ann P.R., only daughter of John Rice, of Harbor Creek Township. She was born in Erie Co. Sept. 21, 1824. By this union was born, in Harbor Creek, March 19, 1858, one child- Rees R., a dealer in boots and shoes in this city: he was a graduate of Iron City College in 1877. and then followed book-keeping two years. In 1880, he embarked in the boot and shoe business with I.W. Gensheimer, under firm name - Gensheimer & Brown. Our subject and wife are members of Simpson M.E. Church. In politics he is a Republican.

Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884

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