JAMES H. BRAMAN

JAMES H. BRAMAN WAS BORN IN DUCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 19, 1832, AND DIED AT HIS HOME NEAR DELPHOS APRIL 19, 1900. HE DIED THE VICTIM OF PARALYSIS, HAVING RECEIVED FIVE STROKES. HE HAS BEEN NEARLY HELPLESS FOR SIX YEARS AND ENDURED HIS PAIN WITH PATIENCE AND CHRISTIAN FORTITUDE. THE FUNERAL WAS CONDUCTED AT THE HOME BY THE WRITER. THE REMAINS WERE PLACED IN THE MOUNT AYR CEMETERY. THE DECEASED MOVED WITH HIS PARENTS TO WISCONSIN AT THE AGE OF THIRTEEN, WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL AT THE AGE OF 29 HE ENLISTED IN THE 3RD WISCONSIN FOR SERVICE IN THE CIVIL WAR. AFTER SERVING AS A SOLDIER FOR THREE YEARS AND FORTY-SEVEN DAYS HE RECEIVED HIS DISCHARGE. IN 1867 HE MARRIED MRS. MARY HENSLEY, IN FONDULAC COUNTY WISCONSIN. TO THEM WERE BORN SIX CHILDREN, FOUR BOYS AND TWO GIRLS. THE ELDEST BOY DIED WHEN THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE. THE OTHERS WITH THEIR MOTHER ARE LEFT TO MOURN HIS DEATH.  WHEN BUT A CHILD OF EIGHT YEARS BROTHER BRAMAN UNITED WIT THE M.E. CHURCH. HE WAS TRUE TO HIS MASTER AND CHURCH, SETTING FORTH THE CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES BY A LIFE OF SERVICE.

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