Post date: Aug 30, 2010 5:8:23 PM
29 May, 1768, Funkstown, Fredrick Co., MD
6 Dec 1859, Hartville, Stark Co, OH
His first wife was Mary Elizabeth Miller, who died during childbirth in 1805 in Bedford Co., PA. He married Catherine Markley in 1806.
Conrad had a total of 11 sons and 4 daughters.
Born in Funkstown, Fredrick Co, Maryland and moved with his father , Jacob, to Bedford Co, PA. He and his family lived until 1811 upon part of the Jacob Brumbaugh farm south from and adjoining the Rebecca Furnace farm. His first wife Mary Elizabeth Miller, who died in 1805 was buried in the small cemetery on the "Teeter farm east of Rebecca Furnace."
Soon after a visit, in 1854, to Conrad and his family at Lake Twp, Stark Co, Ohio, Mr. John Garner Fouse assisted his father, Adam Fouse, to build a strong wooden fence about this grave, and he reported that the inscription is "Elizabeth wife of Conrad Brumbaugh Died 1805."
In the land records of Huningdon Co, PA, page 299, that a deed recorded Nov. 5. 1811 from Conrad to Jacob. It conveys his property "east of Tussey's Mt." for consideration of $20 - no size or other description is given - evidently about the time of his removal to Ohio.
Conrad assisted his 11 sons and 4 daughters to good homes in the vicinity of his Ohio residence. For many years he was an active member of the German Baptist Brethren Church. Ephraim Brumbaugh, a grandson, describes Conrad as a man of quiet disposition and very fond of his children and grandchildren. He attended closely and successfully to his farming. It is said that he never had his picture taken and that is also said about his son Henry.
They moved to Ohio about 1811 , and lived on a farm two miles north of Middlebranch. He hunted throughout the area that now is Hartville. Because there was no settlement - only timber, land, swamp and lake - he used a tomahawk to blaze the trails. It was during one of those expeditions that he selected a home site, a spot on the present Quail Hollow State Park. He shot a deer at that location, hung up what he could not carry, and returned another day for the remainder of the meat and also to look over the area. Shortly afterward he traveled to Columbus, Ohio and made his claim for the land.
Around 1820 he moved to his new home. His first home on the new property was built around 1820 on land that was to become the park. It was a two-story log house measuring 24' x 24', complete with a cellar constructed of stone. By 1842, a wooden framed house which incorporated the original cabin was built. Many years later, this house was destroyed by fire.
Conrad and Catherine are buried in Brumbaugh Cemetery 1 mile north of Hartville, Oh on the old homestead.