ANTHONY BRUNNEMER, an old and honored citizen of Pleasant Township, was born in Alleghany County, W. Va., May 13, 1811, and was the son of George and Mary (Duke) Brunnemer, both of whom were natives of Virginia. In the twentieth year of his age he accompanied his parents to this state and located with them in Morgan County. On June 5, 1834, he was married to Blancha Mitchell. She was born in Green County, Tenn., August 16, 1801, and was the daughter of Thomas and Blancha (McPheron) Mitchell, both of whom were natives of Ireland. After his marriage, Mr. Brunnemer settled on a farm in Morgan County. In 1859, he removed to Johnson County, and has ever since resided in Pleasant Township. His life occupation has been farming, but in his later years he has lived a retired citizen. He and his wife became the parents of four children: Sarah J., born April 1, 1836; William M. D., October 26, 1837; Mary E., September 23, 1839, and George L., January 22, 1842, all of whom are now living. The wife of Mr. Brunnemer died July 13, 1885. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Brunnemer is also a member of the Methodist Church, and in politics he is a staunch republican. He has living eighteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.