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Peter Brawn (1851-1931)
Native of Canada, customs agent, father was lighthouse keeper in Bay City.

1915 biography. (Added June, 2010)

History of Bay County, Michigan 1883


Peter Brawn was born in in the county of Penobscol, Maine, September 25, 1808, and went to News Brunswick in 1842, thence to Canada, and settled in the county of Norfolk in 1849. In 1862 he went to Zilwaukee, in Saginaw Co., Mich., and in 1854 he took the lighthouse at the mouth of the Saginaw River, which he kept till his death in 1878. In 1881 he married Miss Julia R. Toby, who was born in Hallowwell, Maine, Febraury 10, 1816. They had seven children. After her husband's death she continued to keep the lighthouse. In 1878 she married George N. Way.

Additional Notes:

    Maine Births: Civil, Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.
    Date: Sep. 25, 1809. Birth of Peter Brawn, son of Peter Brawn and Betsy ?.

    1931 - Maine Marriages: Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine.
    Date: Feb. 8, 1831.
    Groom: Peter Junior Brown.
    Bride: Juliann K. Toby.

    1901 - Michigan Marriages: Gladwin, Gladwin, Mich.
    Date: Nov. 19, 1901.
    Groom: David H. Wright, born 1866, son of Thomas I. Wright and Dorcas J. Ferguson.
    Bride: Ellen J. Braun Sproul, born 1846, daughter of Peter Braun and Julia R. Toby.

    1931 - Michigan Deaths: Bay City, Bay, Michigan.
    Date: Aug. 17, 1931.
    Death of Dewitt C. Brawn, born Dec. 18, 1850, son of Peter Brawn.

Related Notes & Pages

Related Pages:
Brawn, Dewitt son
Lighthoouse History
People Referenced
Brawn, Besty Mrs. (mother)
Brawn, Dewitt (son)
Brawn, Ellen J. (dau)
Brawn, Peter (subject)
Brawn, Peter (father)
Toby, Julia R. (wife)
Way, Geo. N.
Wright, David H. (s-inlaw)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Hallowwell, ME
Penobscol, ME
Saginaw Co., MI
Saginaw River, MI
Sebec, MI
Zilwaukee, MI
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.