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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Samuel G. Bryner

SAMUEL G. BRYNER, a prominent farmer residing in section 35, Mount Pleasant township, Labette county, Kansas, has for many years been one of the leading agriculturists of the county. He has always been a prominent and influential man, and takes an active interest in the welfare and progress of the township and county in which he resides. Mr. Bryner was born in Perry county, Pennsylvania, in 1842, and is a son of Jacob and Mary (Hoke) Bryner.

Jacob Bryner was born in Juniata county, Pennsylvania, in 1819, and his death occurred in that county sixty-nine years afterward. His wife, Mary (Hoke) Bryner, was born in Perry county, Pennsylvania, in 1820, and died in Juniata county, Pennsylvania, in 1876. They reared the following children: Jerome, deceased; George W., of Juniata county, Pennsylvania; Harriet, deceased; Samuel G., the subject of this sketch; Louis, of Jonesboro, Indiana; William, deceased; and Lydia, of Labette county.

Samuel G. Bryner received his schooling in his native county, and lived in Pennsylvania until 1870, when he moved to Labette county, Kansas, and settled on the farm where he now resides. His life has been spent in business activity, and what he now has is due entirely to his own efforts. He has taken great pride in his farm, and the neat and attractive appearance it presents bespeaks his thrift and unceasing labor. Mr. Bryner is considered an authority in all matters pertaining to the tilling of the soil, and his advice is freely given to all who seek it.

Mr. Bryner married Margaret Gray, who was born in 1844, in Juniata county, Pennsylvania, and is a daughter of James and Cynthia (Killigore) Gray. James Gray was born in Juniata county, PennsyIvania, in 1791, and died in 1864; his wife was born in Perry county, Pennsylvania, in 1808, and her death occurred in 1860, Mr. and Mrs. Gray reared the following offspring: Thomas, of California; James, of Pennsylvania; Catherine (Smith), of Waterford, Pennsylvania; Martha (Bender), of Perry county, Pennsylvania; Nancy, deceased; Margaret; Samuel, of Labette county; George W., deceased; and Joseph, of Altamont, Kansas. Mr. Bryner and his wife have been blessed with four children, namely: Wilbert H., of Labette county, who has two boys, Ralph and Harold; Carl, of Missouri; and Della and Louis, of Labette county. Mr. Bryner has been township treasurer for a period of seven years. He has many friends in the community.