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The BREON Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on BREON. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

One book (in three loose-leaf binders) in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deals in part with the Breon family. It is Gary Breon's Breon-Brion Families in America since 1741.

There are 10 different first-name entries for Breon in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' BREON neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Robert, 22--Valentine
	Annie

In BENNER Township:

John H., 40, farmer--Bellefonte
	Mary E.
	Mary J.
	William C. 13
	Ann G.
	George E. 6
	Sarah E.
Samuel J., farmer--Bellefonte
	Ada

In COLLEGE Township:

Daniel F., 28, miller--Oak Hall
Mollie--Oak Hall
	John 6
	Annie
	William 2

In GREGG Township:

Abby S.--Spring Mills
Benjamin, 45, lumberman--Spring Mills
	Sarah
	David D. 14
	Emma E.
	Jacob J. 10
	Calvin B. 8
	Kate
	Willia 4
	Sarah
Benjamin, 46, farmer--Spring Mills
	Annie
	Ada
	Speer 12
Daniel, 60, laborer--Spring Mills
	Rachael
George F., 21, laborer--Spring Mills
	Rebecca J.
	Reuben 2 mos.
Jacob D., 54, retired--Spring Mills
	Lydia
John T., 51, farmer--Spring Mills
	Mary A.
	Willis P. 23
	Annie
	Ida
	Sadie
	Flora E.
	John F. 13
Maud--Spring Mills
	Elizabeth
	William O. 17
	Samuel 14
	Kate
	Herew 6
	James 4
	Homer 2
	Harvey 1
William O., 18--Spring Mills

In MILES Township:

Benjamin, 24, laborer--Wolf's Store
Elias, 45, laborer--Rebersburg
	Katie
	Ella B.
	Emma E.
	Orpha M.
	George W. 6
	Samuel 4
	Neda F.
John, 50, farmer--Wolf's Store
	Mary J.
	William D. 16
	Elsie R.
Verbie--Rebersburg

In MILLHEIM Borough:

Ada M.
Calvin H., 23, laborer
	Florence
	Robert H. 2
John, 40, miller
	Sarah
	Franklin 14

In PENN TOWNSHIP:

Henry, 50, farmer--Millheim
	Susan A.
	Daniel P. 21
	Katie A.
	Magdalena I.
	Anna M.
	Ada E.
	Martin L. 4
Jacob G., 56, farmer--Millheim
	Mary S.
	Jennie S.
	Mazie E.
	Wallace E. 9
	Charles H. 9 mos.
	William S.

In POTTER Township:

George, 22, laborer--Centre Hall
Perry, 33, farmer--Centre Hall
	Emma S.
Peter, 53, retired--Centre Hall
	Catharine
Thomas P., 6--Centre Hill
	Bessie

In SPRING Township:

Ellen J.--Bellefonte
	Annie G.
	William 4
Noah, 42, laborer--Axeman
	Nancy
	Mary
	Elmer 10 mos.
	Elias 37
	Harry E. 8
	Bertha
Reuben, 27, laborer--Axeman
	Mary Ann
	Charles F. 3
	Maggie L.
Robert P., 21--Bellefonte
Wesley, 31, laborer--Axeman
	Ida I.
	Samuel R. 3
	Calvin J. 7 mos.

In UNION Township:

George, 72, farmer--Fleming
	Mary M.
	John 26
	Amanda