Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Aaron Brammer

AARON BRAMMER, a prosperous farmer of Labette county, Kansas, lives in section 18, Montana township. He was born in Fayette county, Ohio, in 1836, and is a son of Edmond and Nancy (Hatfield) Brammer.

Edmond Brammer was born in Virginia, in 1801, and his wife was born in the same state in 1801. He was an own cousin of General Lee. They reared the following children: Roland, deceased; Mary, who married a Mr. Black and lives in Delaware county, Indiana; Malinda and Rachel, deceased; Aaron, the subject of this sketch; Rebecca, deceased; Elizabeth (Black); Henley, deceased; Malina (Wilcox), of Delaware county, Indiana; and Sarah Ann (Brammer).

Aaron Brammer was taken from his native county when a small child, and was reared in Delaware county, Indiana. He lived there until 1866, when he located in Bureau county, Illinois, and farmed there for a period of eleven years. In 1877, he sold his farm and went to Muncie, Indiana, where he conducted a livery stable for three years. He afterward located in Carroll county, Missouri, and resided there until he came to Kansas, in 1882, and settled in Labette county. He took up his present farm, - the west half of the northwest quarter of section 18, in Montana township. He is engaged in general farming, and is meeting with good results.

Mr. Brammer was united in marriage with Catherine Black, who was born in Delaware county, Indiana, and is a daughter of William Black, who was born in 1813. William Black married Ruthey Stafford, who was born in Ohio, in 1816, and they reared the following children: Margaret (St. John); Susan, deceased; James; Catherine; Martha, Salina and Sarah E., deceased; Annetta; and William. Mr. and Mrs. Brammer have had the following children: William, deceased; Flora (Gaston), who has one daughter, Pearl; Caroline; Charley; and Laura (Tuston). In politics, Mr. Brammer is independent, and fraternally, he is a member of the Masonic order.