BRUBAKER, SETH, Conewago township, was born in Lebanon county, Pa., May 3, 1863; son of D. B. and Kate (Royer) Brubaker. Jonas, the paternal grandfather, was born in 1800, in Lebanon county, and was reared there. His wife was born in Lancaster county. He was a farmer by occupation and reared a family. D. B. Brubaker, the father, was a miller and later engaged in farming. He married Miss Kate, daughter of Seth and Rosa (Zinn) Royer, and they had eight children, five of whom are living: Jonas, Rosie, wife of Adam O. Brandt, Seth, Emma, and A. R. The deceased children are: Susan, Amanda and Katie. The parents are both members of the Church in Christ.
Seth received his education in the public schools and in Lebanon Valley College. At the age of twenty-one tears he began teaching and taught for three terms in the public schools. In June, 1885, he was married to Miss Amanda E. Risser, daughter of Abraham S. and Anna L. (Ebersole) Risser. They have four children: Mabel, Daniel, Laura and Stella. In 1886 Mr. Brubaker engaged in farming in Conewago township and bought the farm lately owned by Abraham Risser, which he has since occupied and cultivated. He has served as school director for one year and is a neutral in his politics. Mrs. Brubaker was born February 28,1867. Her father was born in Londonderry township, and was a farmer. He married Miss Anna L. Ebersole, born in Lancaster county, and to them have been born two children: Amanda E., Mrs. Brubaker, and E. E. The father has passed away, the mother survives and lives at Mt. Joy. She is a member of the Mennonite church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 4 Mar 2001
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