BRANDT, ABRAHAM L., farmer, Deodate, Pa., was born in Conewago township, Dauphin county, Pa., May 6, 1836. Michael, the grandfather, was a native of Pennsylvania and was a carpenter by trade, and was also an undertaker. John, the father, was also born in Conewago township, in 1801, and was engaged in farming in Londonderry township, where he married Annie Long. His children were: Samuel, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Abraham. His father died in Londonderry township in 1852. He was a Republican in politics. The mother was married again to Joseph Youtz, and they had two children, Fannie and Barbara, both deceased. The mother has also passed away.
Abraham attended school and worked on the farm until nineteen years old when he learned the blacksmith trade at which he worked for ten years as a journeyman, and for thirteen years had a shop of his own. He later bought the farm which he now occupies and which he has cultivated and improved. He was married in Lebanon county, in 1859, to Mary Basehore, born in Londonderry township, Lebanon county, October 13, 1840, daughter of Henry and Mary Basehore. Their children are: Anna K., Alice, Ella, John, Harriet, Fannie, Cora, William, and Eliza, deceased. Mr. Brandt is a Republican in his politics and takes an active interest in township matters.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 4 Mar 2001
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