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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Jacob Braschler

JACOB BRASCHLER, who is a native of Switzerland, has for the past ten years made his home in Osage township, in section 10, township 32, range 18, east, Labette county, Kansas, where he is well known as a man of good judgment and sound principles. He is a son of Jacob and Mary Braschler, who were also natives of Switzerland.

Jacob Braschler, Sr., was a farmer in Switzerland, and he and his wife were the parents of 14 children, named as follows: Susie, Elizabeth, Regala, Conrad, Henry, Barbara, Lucetta, Susannah, Elsbach, Jacob, Mary, Segula, and two who died in infancy.

Jacob Braschler was reared and schooled in his native country, and set sail for the United States, in 1858. He landed at Galveston, Texas, and remained in the state of Texas for four years. He then went to St. Louis, Missouri, where he lived two years. Thence he journeyed to Franklin, Missouri. After living there a short time, he located at Lawrence, Kansas, and then moved to Johnson county, Kansas, and remained there until 1879, when he settled in Labette county. He took up the farm, where he now lives, and for the past ten years has carried on general farming and stock raising. He reached Kansas with very little money, and his success has been entirely of his own making. He now has one of the best farms in the township, and is well up in agricultural matters.

Mr. Braschler is a member of the Republican party. He is a leading member of the German M. E. church, and takes an active interest in all church affairs. Mr. Braschler has numerous friends in Labette county, who respect him for his many good qualities. The subject of this sketch was married December 6, 1860, in Franklin county, Missouri, to Mary Cappes, a native of Pennsylvania. Unto them were born ten children, of whom nine are still living. Their names are: Matilda, Emma, Lewis, Annie, Helen, Louisa, Lydia, Edward, Albert, and Mattie, who died when six days old.