Brallier Family Genealogy Forum
DANIEL WEBSTER BRALLIER, now a resident of Jackson township, and well known for energy, thoroughgoingness and success, is a son of Rev. Samuel and Susannah (GOOD) Brallier, and was born at Belsano, Blacklick township,Cambria county, Pennsylvania, April 26, 1851. The Bralliers are of French-German descent, and many of them in the new world have inherited the good qualities of both races. In this State the Bralliers were first resident in the eastern part, where Emanuel Brallier, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was born and reared. He was a shoemaker by trade anda farmer by occupation, and came to Belsano, this county, where he died in December, 1882, aged eighty-eight years. He was a member of the German Baptist church, and his son, Rev. Samuel Brallier, was a native of Morrison's Cove, Bedford county. He came when a young man to Blacklick township, but afterwards removed to Jackson township, where he passed the last twenty-five years of his life. He was born September 2, 1824, followed farming and lumbering for a livelihood, and died October 1,1894, just past the seventieth year of his age. He became a member of the German Baptist church at an early age, and served acceptably and with profit in itsministry for many years. He was a man of enterprise, and highly respected by all who knew him. His wife, Susannah (Good) Brallier, was born in East Taylor township, March, 29,1833, and died November 19, 1887. She was a member of the German Baptist church, and her father, Jacob Good, was a son of Christian Good, a large land-owner and substantial citizen of East Taylortownship. The Goods were of German descent, and Jacob Good married Elizabeth GOCHUER, whose father, Christian Gochuer, was a German Baptist and an excellent citizen.Daniel Webster Brallier was reared in his native township until he was seventeen years of age, and then removed into Jackson township, which has been his residence ever since. He received his education in the public schools, and learned the trade of carpenter, at which he worked steadily atvarious places until 1873. In that year he commenced his present prosperous business of contracting and building. He is an excellent and skilled workman, and a man of energy and push, and has built a large number ofhouses, including the erection of some fine and tasteful resi-dences. In connection with his numerous contracting and building operations, he takes time to manage the fine, productive farm which he owns in Jackson township.Skilled as a workman, successful as a farmer and energetic as a businessman, Mr. Brallier is recognized as an intelligent and useful factor in the progress of the community in which he resides. A strong Baptist in hisreligious faith, he is a member of the First Baptist church of Johnstown.He is a democrat in political opinion, and, while interested, yet is notactive to leadership in the field of politics. He has filled most of the township offices, and has been elected consecutively for nine years as auditor of Jackson township. On October 28, 1873, Mr. Brallier was united in marriage with Mollie A. LONG, a daughter of John Long, a resident of Chambersville, Indiana county.
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