George Henry Bragonier 1827-1919
A Thumbnail Biography by David C. Procuniar
Copyright 1997-1998-1999-2000-2001
All Rights Reserved Last updated: 31 Aug 2001 

George Henry Bragonier,  the son of Jacob Bragonier 1804-1875 & Anna Aughinbaugh (1904-1879); George was born on 19 Oct 1827 in Hagerstown, Frederick County, Maryland; died on 09 Dec 1919 in Quincey, Adams County, Illinios.  George 
married Mary Eliza Carleton on 15 Nov 1849 in Allegany, MD.  REF: for birth, the Zion Reformed Church in Hagerstown, Maryland.  George was a Minister, and in 1880 was living on West Mulberry Street in Bloomington Illinois & listed as a laborer.

Emma J. Bragonier 1850- Cumberland Allegany, MD
William Bragonier 1852-1879 Cumberland Allegany, MD; married Elsie Waldron 
Mary A. Bragonier 1856 Cumberland Allegany, M Cumberland Allegany, MD.

    George Carleton Bragonier 1866- Cumberland Allegany, MD
Horace A. Bragonier 1863- Cumberland Allegany, MD
    Helen Virginia Bragonier 1869-1936 Mexico Audrain, Missouri; died in Decatur, Illinois; 
            Helen married Augustus Saner, they had seven children:
Charles J. Bragonier 1871- in Mexico Audrain, Missouri 
Bell D. Bragonier 1873- Mexico Audrain, Missouri 

George Henry Bragonier is listed at number #1851 in the book by Georgiana Randall (1969) "The Bragonier Family", which is a record of the descendants of Peter & George Bragonier, including those who spell the name Bracunier, Bragunier, Brockunier, Procunier, etc. George Henry and his family are listed on page 47 & 48.  Much of George's family information came from the application for a Civil War Pension for George Henry, filed in 1903 at Bloomington, Illinois; application #736924; certificate #490701, which is on file at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.  George did enroll in the service at Cumberland September 30, 1861 and was discharged from the service on September 29, 1864.  On the pension application it states that George was a minister and resided in Cumberland from September 1864 to April 1866 and then removed to Illinois.

Children listed from the pension application were ... Emma J., born 9 August 1850 (called Ellen on the census), William, born 25 September 1852; Mary A., born 30 July 1856; George C., born 6 April 1860; Horace A., born 11 November 1863; Helen V., born 3 April 1869; Charles J., born 29 August 1871 and Bell D., born 15 April 1873.

Other pension reports place George and family in Mexico, Missouri from April 1866 to March 1879.  In the Civil War George served as a Captain in Company "H", third Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Infantry.  In 1880 George was listed in the 1880 Census on West Mulberry Street in Bloomington, Illinois.  The list read ..... George age 53, laborer, born Maryland, father was born in Pennsylvania and mother born in Maryland.  Wife Mary age 48; son George C. age 20; son Horace A. age 17.  his younger children, Helen, Charles and Bell were not listed in that census.

George Henry's lineage is:
  George Henry Bragonier (1827-1919)
     Jacob Bragonier (1804-1875)
         Jacob Brogunier (1772-1842)
              Peter Brockunier Sr. (1727-1804)

I have a copy of George's death certificate.  It states that George was living at the Illinois State Home, and was still married upon his death.  The record lists George's father & mother  as "Unknown".  The informant is listed at the Illinois State Home Records.  George is listed as "Married" when he died, so he must have re-married after Mary's death in February 1919.

I received the copy of his death certificate from Dorothy Moreno, 2607 Bay Vista Dr.; Highland, MI 48357   8/97

David Charles Procuniar 3598 Harry Truman Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio 45432-2272
The Bragonier Family by Georgiana H. Randall 1969. 
The Bragunier Family in America by Brittian Bragunier Robinson 1969 
First Reformed Church of Hagerstown Maryland church records on LDS micro-film 

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