Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Harvey Jacob Brown 1875-1953

Dan's Great Grandparents

Harvey Jacob Brown 
son of   Henry &  Lydia (Zettlemoyer) Brown
born June 6 1875
 died 1953. 
Minnie Hein 
daughter of David & Sarah (Mauser) Hein 
born June 22 1878
 died 1952

Earl David Brown 1897 – 1959 m. Annie C. Derr
Clyde Earnest Brown 1899 – 1983 m. Grace Heddings
Algernon Henry Brown 1901 – 1936 m. Pearl Hess
Eldred Lee Brown 1903 – 1974 m. Margaret
Rena Izora Brown 1904 – 1979 m. Lewis Tyson
Gladys Rae Brown 1906 – 1997 m. William Fisher
Thelma Clara Brown 1908 – 1992 M. Ward Welsh Truckenmiller
Clayton Franklin Brown 1910 – 1991
Alva Blanche Brown 1912 – 1935 m. William Keiser
Lawrence James Brown 1917 – 1992
Carroll Nevin Brown 1919 – 
Melvin Lester Brown 1922 – 1932 Died Age 10

Time Line:

1875 abt - Harvey Jacob Brown Born
According to his death certificate, Harvey's parents were Jacob Brown & Lydia Zettlemoyer.

Birth date is given on his confirmation certificate in 1897

1878 -  Minnie is Born
June 22.  Daughter of David & Sarah Hein

About Minnie's Parents:

The Heins lived around Pottsgrove PA.

1880 Census
Henry lives at home with his parents, here named Henry & Lydia.  In his death certificate, his fathers name is given as Jacob.  

Henry Brown 38
Lydia Brown 36
George M. Brown 16
Lizzie A. Brown 14
Ida M. Brown 7
Harvey J. Brown 3
Name: Harvey J. Brown
Home in 1880:Chillisquaque, Northumberland,Pennsylvania
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: Henry Brown
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Lydia Brown
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania

Minnie is also at home with her parents - 
Name: Minnie J. Hein
Home in 1880: Limestone, Montour, Pennsylvania
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of Household: Dau (Daughter)
Father's Name: David Hein
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Sarah Hein
Mother's birthplace:Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
David Hein 43
Sarah Hein 34
Nora E. Hein 13
Daniel E. Hein 10
John C. Hein 7
Alvin D. Hein 4
Minnie J. Hein 2
Oliver Hein 18

1896 - Harvey & Minnie Marry
June 11, Harvey age 19 Minnie age 16

1897 - Harvey Confirmed
June 5, Age 21
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Oak Grove 
This is to certify that Harvey J. Brown born on the 6th day of June 1875 confirmed 5th day of June 1897 in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Oak Grove nea Mooresburg DL Fogelman Lutheran Pastor
Harvey Jacob Brown About 1897

1900 Census
Harvey Brown 23
Minnie Brown 21
Earl Brown 3
Clyde Brown 7/12
Morris Haunty 12

Home in 1900:Liberty, Montour, Pennsylvania
[Liberty, Montour, Pennsylvania]
Birth Date:Jun 1876
Relationship to head-of-house:Head
Father's Birthplace:Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace:Pennsylvania
Spouse's Name:Minnie Brown
Marriage Year:1896
Marital Status:Married
Years Married:4

1910 Miracode Index
Pennsylvania 1910 Miracode Index about Harvey J Brown
Name: Harvey J Brown
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
State: PA
Age: 33
Color: W
Enumeration District:0048
Visit: 0064
County: Montour
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents: Relation Name Age Birth Place
Wife Minnie L31 Pennsylvania
Son Earl D12 Pennsylvania
Son Clyde E10 Pennsylvania
Son Algernon H08 Pennsylvania
Son Eldred L07 Pennsylvania
Daughter Rena I05 Pennsylvania
Daughter Gladys R03 Pennsylvania
Daughter Thelma C02 Pennsylvania
Son Clayton JNR Pennsylvania

1920 Census

(Harry J. Bronn)
Harvey J Brown 45
Minnie L Brown 41
Eldred L Brown 16
Cleyton F Brown 11
Lawrence J Brown 2
Carol N Brown 0 [9/12]
Rena I Brown 15
Gladis R Brown 13
Thelma C Brown 11
Alva B Brown 9

Harvey was a tenant farmer at what is now the Dry Run Dairy Farm, now owned by Gary Truckenmiller.  Thelma married her husband, Ward Welsh Truckenmiller, who lived in the next farm over, on Cronrath Rd in Watsontown Pa.

1930 Census
Delaware, Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Name Age
Harvey J Brown 54
Minnie Brown 41
Eldred Brown 26
Clayton Brown 20
Alva Brown 18
Larance Brown 12
Carrol Brown 11
Melvin Brown 8

1940 United States Federal Census about Harvey Brown
Name: Harvey Brown
Age: 64
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Watsontown, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: East 7th Street
House Number: 229
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rd
Residence in 1935: RD
Sheet Number: 8B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 164
Occupation: Retired Farmer
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 1700
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harvey Brown 64
Minnie Brown 61
Gladys Brown 32
Lawrence Baker 23

1952- Minnie Died

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 about Minnie L Brown
Name: Minnie L Brown
[Minnie L Hein]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 74
Birth Date: 22 Jun 1878
Birth Place: Montour County
Death Date: 4 Dec 1952
Death Place: Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Name: David Hein
Mother Name: Sarah Mauser
Certificate Number: 105878

1953 - Harvey Died

Burial - 

Buried In Harmony Cemetery, Milton Pa


  1. Heather, David Hein and Sarah Mauser are my great-great grandparents. How are you related to them?

  2. I just saw this comment is unanswered - I'm sorry! I don't know why I am not always notified when there is a new comment. You can reach me at htruck@gmail.com.

    My husband is the grandson of Thelma Clara (Brown) Truckenmiller, making him the great grandson of Harvey & Minnie.