BRENNEMAN, ADAM, deceased, was born in South Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa., May 8, 1825. He was a son of Henry Brenneman, a native of Lancaster county. Henry Brenneman was a farmer of South Hanover township, and was killed by accident while felling a tree. He had five children: Eve(Mrs. William Scheffer), of Ohio; Adam; Mary (Mrs. Jacob Etter), deceased; Elizabeth, deceased; Jacob, deceased, resided in Ohio, and was a farmer and mechanic.
Adam Brenneman, married Harriett Stoudt, and located in Lower Paxton township. Thence, he removed first to Susquehanna township, thence to East Hanover township, and engaged in farming. When he retired from business he moved into Harrisburg, where he died in 1888. He served as school director in East Hanover township, and helped to fill the quota from that township during the war. He was brought up in the Lutheran church, but later in life he and his wife became members of the Methodist Episcopal church. His wife died in 1890. They reared eight children to maturity: Elizabeth (Mrs. Jacob C. Albert), of Harrisburg; William H.; Adam, of Derry township; Edward, Jacob D. and Ephraim, all of Harrisburg; Calvin of Kansas City, Mo., and Louisa.