Source: From the Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin, published by The Lewis Publishing Co, 1891
Pages 311 & 312
In reviewing the life of this highly respected citizen, we will go back to the history of his parents. His father, John Brasier, was born in Nova Scotia; he married Elizabeth Pegg, a native of the State of Pennsylvania, and they removed from Canada to Hartford, Washington County, Wisconsin, in the year, 1845. There they underwent all the hardships and privations incident to pioneer life. They had born to them a family of five children: Charles, Sarah, Elizabeth, William and John F. The parents were faithful members of the Christian Church, and people of great integrity of character. The father died in Washington County, Wisconsin, and the mother passed her last days at the home of a daughter in Clark County, Wisconsin.
John F. Brasier, son of the above, was born in Canada West, June 1, 1834, and lived until his twelfth year in his native home; his parents then removed to Hartford, Washington County, Wisconsin and he remained there until 1860. IN that year he went to Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, and made it his home the two decades following. In 1880 we find him in Clark County, where he bought 160 acres of land adjacent to the village of Loyal.
Throughout his life he has followed farming, and he has now succeeded in placing under cultivation ninety acres of his land. In the beginning of his business career he had no capital, but was obliged to rely upon his own industry and energy for success. He has been quite prosperous, and is well worthy of the high esteem in which he is held. In politics he votes the Republican ticket.
In 1863, November 24, he enlisted as a private in Company I, First Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He was mustered out at Davenport, Iowa, and received his final discharge June 13, 1865. He participated in the Georgia campaign, and was in many minor battles and skirmishes.
Mr. Brasier was united in marriage, December 25, 1862, to Miss Mary A. Shaver, of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Mrs. Brasier was born in the State of New York in 1845, and is a daughter of James and Charlotte (Gordon) Shaver. Mr. and Mrs. Brasier are the parents of ten children: Jennie E., Robert E., Charlotte E., Phoebe E., Hattie E., Emily E., Alvin E., Lloyd E., Olive E. and Ray E.
The father and mother are both worthy and consistent members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
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