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From History of Grant County, Wisconsin, 1881, p. 1019.


JOSEPH BROOKENS, farmer; P. O. Bloomington; born in 1841, in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio; was a son of James Brookens; came to Grant Co., Wis., in 1855; settled in Glen Haven. Enlisted in 1862, in Co. D, 33d W. V. I., and served three years; was in seven battles. In 1865, he located in Beetown. He was married the same year to Miss Drusilla Bair; they have had eight children, six living. He has always been a successful farmer, and has 196 acres of land, valued at $6,000. He is a member of the M. E. Church; is a Republican.


This biography generously submitted by Roxanne Munns.