Nancy Brecunier 1841-1919
A Thumbnail Biography by David C. Procuniar
Copyright 1997-1998-1999-2000-2001
All Rights Reserved Last updated: 31 Aug 2001

Nancy Brecunierthe daughter of Daniel Brecunier & Christina King; married Jacob Deardorff on 31 Dec 1861 in Franklin Grove, Illinois.  Nancy & Jacob Deardorff Attended the Dunkard Church in Illinois.  Nancy was born on 08 Aug 1841 in Bedford Co, Pennsylvania; died 22 May 1919 in Panora, Guthrie, Iowa.  Jacob Deardorff was born on 15 Jan 1837 in York Co, Penn; died on 01 Nov 1918 in Panora, Gutherie, Iowa.  Jabob was a farmer in Franklin Grove, ILL, & belonged to the Dunkard Church; moved his family to to Panora, Iowa in 1876.  Together they had eight children, first six were born in Franklin Grove, Ill; next two born in Gutherie, Iowa.

Children: (8)
Lucy M. Deardorff 1863-1864
Harry A. Deardorff 1865-1934
Christie Marie Deardorff 1866-1937

Frank Milton Deardorff 1869-1937
Columbus Deardorff 30 May 1872 - 19 Jun 1872
Lottie Irene Deardorff 1875-1942
Stella Kate Deardorff 1876-1957
Verne G. Deardorff 1880-1958

A few other Sources:
Also History of the "Franklin Grove Church of the Brethren" 1845-1972 (Illinois became a state in 1818)
The church was in Franklin Grove, Illinois corner of North & Spring Streets.

Ministers of the Church of the Brothern
  Andrew Dierdorff (died in 1877)
  Daniel Dierdorff elected 1857
  Solomon Dierdorff elected 1870

Moderators: (formerly Elders in Charge)
  Andrew Dierdorff 1860-1876
  Daniel Dierdorff  1881-1898

Other Sources:
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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Click the above link to see a family photo of
Nancy Brecunier & Jacob Deardorff & kids circa 1890