Henry R. Brown, farmer, sec. 27, Deerfield Tp., P.O.Morley, was born Oct. 16, 1855, in Pennsylvania. His parents, Michael and Catherine (Moser) Brown, were natives of Germany and came to America in 1850, finding a home in the Keystone State, where they are spending their final years.
Mr. Brown passed the first 23 years of his life in Pennsylvania, in farm labor and studying at the common school. He came to Mecosta County in 1879 and bought 120 acres of timberland, and still holds 80 acres of his original tract. He has built a frame house and made other improvements on his estate.
Mr. Brown was married at Morley, April 4, 1883, to Sarah E., daughter of Wm. and Ann M. (Belles) Brink. She was born in Pennsylvania Dec. 31, 1861. They are attendants at the M.E. Church, of which Mr. Brown is an active member. He is a Democrat in political sentiment and action.