History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884

G. W. Brubaker Biography

G. W. Brubaker, contractor and builder, Erie, Was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., Nov. 27, 1821. son of Benjamin Brubaker, who was a weaver and farmer, and settled here about 1829. His family consists of three sons and three daughters - Mary, wife of J. Evans, of Mich.; Levi, a carpenter in Fairview; Anna, wife of Walter J.F. Liddell. a machinist at Charlotte, N.C.; Peter, a carpenter and builder at De Pere, Wis.; Margaret, wife of Josiah Haybarger, of Girard, and G.W. The Bruhakers were originally from Germany, and were pioneer settlers of Penn.

Our subject was reared and educated in his native place. At nineteen, he began life for himself as a carpenter and builder, and, as specimens of his work, may be mentioned the Seventh Street M.E. Church, Wayne Hall, Academy of Music, Farrar Hall, in Erie, and many other public buildings throughout his county and State.

He was married, in North East, May 7, 1846, to Mary Bliss, born in North East, daughter of James L. and Ruth Bliss (deceased). The former was a boot and shoe merchant of that place, and is descended from a N.Y. State pioneer family. Mrs. Brubaker departed this life March 23, 1849, in full communion with the M.E. Church, and is buried in the Erie Cemetery; she left one daughter - Alice.

Our subject, Dec. 25, 1849, was married to Abbie H. Bliss, a sister of his first wife, who bore him six sons and three daughters - Edwin E., builder; Eugene Benjamin, commercial traveler; Frank B., commercial traveler; Fred C., butter manufacturer; Mamie E., wife of J.G. Wilds, a merchant tailor, Utica, N.Y.; Laura; Everett E., merchandising; Jennie L. and Willis Grant. They are active members of the M.E. Church. Mr. Brubaker has filled many of the municipal positions of Erie.

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

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