Christopher Brining (1811 – )

”Christopher Brining, an old settler of Logan County was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April 3, 1811, his parents, Jacob F. and Hannah Brining, being natives of Wurtemberg, Germany. They immigrated to America early in the present century, in order to escape the persecutions occasioned by the Napoleonic wars. They first settled in Pennsylvania, and about the year 1815 moved to Spencer County, Kentucky, where our subject was reared to maturity. In the fall of 1835 he came to Illinois, locating for a short time in Clark County, and about the year 1840 he settled in Logan County. He has been twice married. His first wife was India Attebery, who at her death left one daughter—Parmelia. He was again married October 25, 1855, to Amanda Ware, a daughter of Anderson and Cynthia (Buford) Ware, of Tazewell County, Illinois, formerly of Virginia. Mrs. Brining is a member of the Christian church. In politics Mr. Brining casts his suffrage with the Democratic party.”

Source:  History of Logan County, Illinois, by Inter-State Publishing Co.,Chicago, 1886, page s 695-6

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