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1816 May 28: Born in Ohio to Henry Brenneman and Barbara Beery. (1)

1837 Jun 29: John M. Brenneman marries Sophia Good. (2)

  1838 Apr 13: Joseph
  1839 Nov ?5: Susannah
  1841 Apr 21: Lydia
  1842 Apr  1: Anna
  1844 Sep  7: Henry A.
  1846 May  4: Moses
  1847 Dec 10: Manassah
  1849 Dec 10: Catherine
  1851 Jul 27: Levi
  1853 Mar  1: George
  1854 May  5: Elizabeth
  1857 Jun 30: Magdalena

1844: John is ordained to the ministry. (4) He becomes a well-known Mennonite bishop. He writes books and also many articles for the church magazine Herald of Truth. (1)

1848: John and Sophia move to Franklin Co., OH. (4)

1855: John and Sophia move to Allen Co., OH. (4)

1862 Aug 19: John petitions President Abraham Lincoln to allow Mennonites not to take up arms during the US Civil War. (7)

1863: John's first book, "Christianity and War," is published. (4,6)

1867: John visits Mennonites in Illinois, Page Co., IA, and Moniteau Co., MO. (5)

1872 Aug 28: Son Henry is killed by lightning. (4)

1883 Feb 27: Sophia Good Brenneman dies in Allen Co., OH. (3) Buried Salem Mennonite Church.

1895 Oct 3: John M. Brenneman dies, Elida, OH. (2) Buried Salem Mennonite Church.


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