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Re: Elizabeth Rebecca Brubaker-m- John Henry Switzer
Posted by: Ralph Johnson (ID *****0320) Date: December 26, 2005 at 21:06:33
In Reply to: Elizabeth Rebecca Brubaker-m- John Henry Switzer by Susan Anderson of 741

I am looking for information on Elizabeth Rebecca (Rebecka)Brubaker she married John Henry Switzer in Ashland County, Ohio in 1851. I believe they later settled in Iowa near Eddyville or Oskaloosa. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have hit a brick wall.

Here is part of the info I have:
John Henry Switzer Sr.
John H. Switzer was born August 21, 1829 in Bush Valley, Pennsylvania. John married Elizabeth Bluebaker, date unknown. She was born March 11, 1833 in Little York, Pennsylvania and died in Mahaska County, Iowa.

They started their married life living in Ashland County, Ohio, where six of their children were born. Sometime after 1861 they moved to Iowa where six more children were born. They settled on a farm. To make a living for twelve children was quite a chore. John Henry, being a building contractor, spent a great deal of his time away from home and the family.

With John being gone so much, most of the work of the farm fell on the shoulders of Elizabeth and the older children. Along with raising food to eat, they also had some milk cows, which they milked and sold to get money to buy the mere necessities that couldn’t be raised on the farm.

Children of John Henry and Elizabeth were:

       John Henry Jr.        Born August 11, 1851 in Ashland County, Ohio
                      Married Louisa Louise Hayes on December 28, 1873 in
Mahaska County, Iowa. She died March 9, 1947 in East
Peoria, Illinois. Interment in Fondulac Cemetery, East Peoria,
                      Died in Des Moines, Iowa
       William Marion Born October 3, 1852 in Ashland County, Ohio

       Ellen Isador        Born January 7, 1854 in Ashland County, Ohio
                      Died August 1, 1934

       Annis Delila        Born June 4, 1855 in Ashland County, Ohio
                      Died September 25, 1940

       Elizabeth Clara Born July 17, 1859 in Ashland County, Ohio
                       Died August 3, 1880

       Emma Jane        Born October 6, 1861 in Ashland County, Ohio
       Etty Isabell        Born March 19, 1864 in Mahaska County, Ohio

       Infant Son        Born March 19, 1864 in Mahaska County, Ohio       
       (twin to Etty)        Died March 19, 1864 in Mahaska County, Ohio

       Charles Franklin Born December 1, 1865? in Mahaska County, Ohio
                      Died September 9, 1937

       Becky Catherine Born March 26, 1869 in Mahaska County, Ohio

       Mary Anna        Born June 17, 1871 in Mahaska County, Ohio
                      Married a unknown McQuon
                      Died September 26, 1941

       Minaopolis        Born June 20, 1875 in Mahaska County, Ohio
                      Died March 24, 1909

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