JOHN W. BRANT, the well known proprietor of a general store at Irondale, Jefferson county, is a native of that county. He was born in 1852 the son of Henry Brant who was born mear Port Homer about 1832 and is still living at Wellsville, Ohio, being now engaged in the railroad shops at that place. John W. received his education in the common schools and in his younger days was employed at farm work, in brick yards, etc., and was engaged in railroading for six years. Subsequently he engaged in merchandise at Port Homer for three years, and suring that period also held the office of postmaster. He then removed to Yellow Creek, and remained in the same business for six years, also serving as postmaster. At the end of that time he bought property, and removed to Irondale, where he has since dconducted a business in dry goods, groceries, etc. Beginning his business career without capital, he has by industry and fair dealing, built up a good business and has some $5,000 invested. He is a member of the American Mechanics. In politics he is a republican. Mr. Brant was married in 1879 to Sarah A., daughter of Dr. T. L. McLain, a prominent physician, who makes a specialty of cancers, now residing at New Somerset. Mr. and Mrs. Brant have six children, Clement, Thomas, Amanda, Susan, Olive and Lulu P.
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