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York, is the w-idow of Dr. Frank Koch.
George W. died in York in 1872, and is buried
in the Prospect Hill cemetery.

Henry K. Dehuff was given an ordinary
public school education, and when eighteen
years old made his first essay in business, be-
ginning as a dry-goods merchant and continu-
ing in that line until 1852. The following year
he went to California, when he spent four years
employed in government surveying and in min-
ing. Returning to York in 1857, he entered
into a lifelong partnership with his brother.
For the first ten years they were engaged in
the manufacture of agricultural implements,
but in 1872 they turned their attention to the
jewelry business. After the death of Francis
M, Dehuff, in 1887, Henry K. continued to
conduct the business until 1894, in that year
retiring from active life. He has since lived
quietly in York, respected and esteemed by all
who know him. In his political sentiments Mr,
Dehuff is a Democrat,

Reading township, Adams Co,, Pa., Jan, 21,
1855, As a boy he attended the common
schools in said township and East Berlin, Pa,,
and assisted in doing farm work; at the age
of sixteen he taught school in the building
where he began his school-boy days, and dur-
ing the following three winters taught the;
same school, continuing teaching for seven
consecutive winters. In 1876 he entered the
store of T, W, Belt, corner George and King
streets, York, but a year later took a course
of study in the Iron City Commercial College,
of Pittsburg, Pa,, and in addition to his di-
ploma was given a very flattering letter from
Prof, J, C, Smith, principal and owner of
said college. One extract from this letter
reads : "He has shown himself while here to
be unusually quick, accurate and reliable. Of
the nearly twenty thousand students who have

attended this institution I know of none pos-
sessed of superior ability, or more deserving
than him. 1 regard him in short as a young
man of superior worth and rare capacity as a
thorough practical accountant."

In 1878 he located in Hanover, Pa., be-
coming bookkeeper and clerk in the store of
Grove & Carver, later Carver & Little. He
continued in this position for twenty years. In
1898 he relinquished the mercantile business,
and established an Insurance, Brokerage and
Real Estate Agency, which he still continues
very successfully. During the same year he
became the general manager of the Hanover
Telephone Company, and continued as such
for about three years, when largely through his
influence, the stock of said company was sold
at over one and three-fourth times its par
value. In 1902 he was elected president and
general manager of the Consumers' Water
Company, of Hanover, Pa., also, in the same
^•ear, president and general manager of the
McSherrystown Water Company, To both
these positions he has been re-elected each
year since then. He is a director in the First
National Bank of Hanover, Pa., and has been
a member of its Finance committee for over
six years. In politics he is a Republican, but
always declined any political office. He also
owns and manages three good farms near
East Berlin, Pa., and is financially interested
in several of the leading industries of the
borough of Hanover.

On Nov. 8, 1880, Mr. Brough married Ida
M, Young, a most estimable lady, to whose de-
votion to her husband and family may be at-
tributed much of their success in life. She
•is the oldest daughter of William Jacob
Young, and Louisa Catharine (Eichelberger)
Young, To this union were born three chil-
dren : Charles Young Brough, who is a grad-
uate of Cornell University, Ithaca, N, Y,,
Class of 1904, Mechanical Engineering, and
at present employed by J, S, Young & Co, ;
Katie May Brough, a graduate of the \\'omans
College of Baltimore, Md,, Class of 1905, and
wdio in her Senior year was awarded a scholar-
ship to the Marine Biological Laboratory, in
Woods Holl, Mass.: and Myra Elizabeth
Brough, a member of the Class of 1907, Wil-
son College, Chamber sburg. Pa., at present at
home. The family are members of St. Mark's
Lutheran Church of Hanover, Pennsvlvania.

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Paternal Ancestry.
Hermanus Bruch, great-great-grandfather
of our subject, landed in Philadelphia, Pa.,
Sept. 20, 1743, from the ship "Lydia," whose
master was James Abercrombie, shipped from
Rotterdam, last from Cowes, England, and
was the first Bruch who landed in the Colonies.
[This information is from I. D. Rupp's 20,000
names of the first settlers]. From Prof. M.
G. Brumbaugh's History of the German Bap-
tist Church we learn that in 1770 Hermanus
Bruch was a member of Upper Conewago Ger-
man Baptist Congregation (Mummerts),
which was established in 1741. On Jan. 6,
1786, Hermanus Bruch bought from David
Myers a farm near East Berlin, Pa., which
is one of the three farms now owned by John
Henry Brough, and for which he has a continu-
ous chain of title from then until he became the
owner. Hermanus Bruch died in 1796, leav-
ing issue. One of his children was Jacob,
who was the great-grandfather of John Henry
Brough. Letters of Administration were
granted May 24, 1796, to Peter Brough, eld-
est son of Hermanus Bruch, and John Stauf-
fer. The father spelled his name Bruch,
the sou Brough. Peter Brough died Jan. 23,
1823 ; the administrators of his estate were
Michael Haines and John Miley. Jacob, the
great-grandfather of John Henry Brough,
spelled his name Brugh.

Jacob Brugh was born July 5, 1752, and
died Sept. 25, 1828, aged seventy-six years,
two months and twenty days. He was mar-
ried to Sophia Trimmer, who was born Feb.
3, 1752, a daughter of Andrew Trimmer, who
was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. She
died May 8. 1835, aged eighty-three years,
three months and five days, j'acob and his
wife are buried in a graveyard located on the
north bank of the Conewago, below Diehl's
Mill, about three miles from East Berlin, Pa.
About fifty people, mostly Trimmers and Dier-
dorffs, are buried there. Jacob Brugh had six
children: John, who was the grandfather of
our subject; Catherine, who married Abra-
ham Trostle; Lizzie, who married Isaac Bow-
ers; Sallie. who married Jacob First; Andrew;
and Polly, who married Christian Picking.

John Brough, grandfather of John H., was
born Feb. i^, 1784, and died April 21, 1848,
aged sixty-four years, two months, • and six
days. He married Hannah Bowers, who was

born June 24, 1788, and died Oct. 20, 1854,
aged sixty-six years, three months and twenty-
six days. Both are buried at Mummerts Ger-
man Baptist Meeting House near East Berlin,
Pa. He was a farmer and besides for many
years before railroads were built he drove a
team from Philadelphia and Baltimore to
Pittsburg and Wheeling, W. Va., hauling mer-
chandise; he took great pride in having one
of the best teams on the road. They had six
children : ( i ) Abraham married Susanna Al-
bert, a daughter of Rev. Mr. Albert, of the
Lutheran Church. They had three children.
Abraham is buried at Ground Oak Church,
near Trostle's Mill. His widow survived him,
but is now also deceased. (2) Sarah, the only
daughter, was born Nov. 13, 1812, and died
March 16, 1884, aged seventy-one years, four
months, and three days. She is buried at Mum-
mert's Meeting House, She married Peter
Studebaker, ■ who was of the family that now
manufacture the "Studebaker Wagons," after
his death marrying Philip Brechbill, of Boil-
ing Springs, Cumberland Co., Pa. She never
had any children. (3) Emanuel, born Jan.
27, 1814, married Caroline Shultz, who bore
him ten children, six of whom died young.
The other four still live and are : Andrew, of
near Bendersville ; Edward, of Biglerville;
Mary, who married Abraham Deitrich, of
York Springs ; and Hannah, who married
James Leer, of near Clear Spring, York Co.,
Pa. ; each of these four children has children.
After the death of Emanuel's first wife he mar-
ried Mrs. Catherine Mumper, who was a widow
and a sister of his first wife. She still lives
in Gettysburg, Pa. Emanuel died Feb. 23,
1879, and is buried at the Latimore Meeting
House. He was a farmer, but for a number
of years before his death lived retired in York
Springs. (4) Jacob was born Sept. 10, 18 15.
He married Leah Eliker, and they had eight
children, one of whom died young, the others
growing up and marrying ; Peter, William and
Levi are farmers and live near Latimore P.
O.. Adams Co., Pa. Jacob and Susan are de-
ceased. Kate and Sarah are widows, each
having children living. Jacob was a farmer
and died Oct. 7, 1873. while actively engaged
in farming. He is buried at Latimore ^Meeting

(s) Andrew Brough. father of John Henrv
was born near East Berlin, Pa., Dec. 18, 1817,


and was reared on his father's farm. On Jan.
1 6, 1845, he married Eve Harbold, who died
June 20, 1846, and is buried at Latimore Meet-
ing House. To this union one daughter, Sarah
was born Oct. 11, 1845. She married Jacob
Leas, and died Oct. 26, 1900, leaving one
daughter, Kate, who is married to S. Ambrose
Trostle, and has four children. On Jan. 17,
1850, Andrew Brough married Catharine
Agnes Arnold- (mother of John Henry
Brough), who was born Feb. i, 1826, and is
now living on the corner of Baer avenue and
INIiddle street, Hanover, Pa.,, enjoying good
health, and retaining in a wonderful measure
her mental faculties. She reads very much
and retains well what she has read, rememb-
ering things that happened during any part of
her long and useful life. She is a consistent
member of the German Baptist Church and
loves to attend preaching services. She is,
and for many years has been, a Bible student,
and can c[uote from memory passage after pas-
sage from the Scriptures, and endeavors to
live an exemplary Christian life. To this union
were born two children : John Henry, born
Jan. 21, 1 85 5, and Catherine Alice, born Oct.
23, 1857. The latter died June 26, 1890,
aged thirty-two years, eight months and three
days. She was a noble girl, beloved and ad-
mired by a very large circle of acquaintances.
She was a member of the jNIethodist Episcopal
Church, of Hanover, Pa., and is buried at Mum-
merts Meeting House.

Andrew Brough died Oct. 26, 1898, aged
eighty years, ten months and eight days. He
retained his mental faculties until the last mo-
ment of his life, was conscious until the last
breath, and died very peacefully. He was a
member of the German Baptist Church and is
buried at Mummerts Meeting House. He
was a man of noble qualities, was as honest as
steel, and his word was as good as a bond. By
carefully managing his farms he acquired con-
siderable of an estate, for many years being
actively engaged in farming, but during the
last twenty years of his life he lived retired in
the borough of East Berlin, Pennsylvania.

(6) John Brough, the youngest of the fam-
ily of John and Hannah (Bowers) Brough,
was born Oct. 5, 1830, near East Berlin, Pa.
After the death of his father he became the
owner of the farm where he was born, about
1865 erecting buildings on one part of the

farm, and remained there until his death, which
occurred Oct. 26, 1902, he dying very sud-
dently. He retired in his usual health, but
about midnight his wife discovered he was
dead. He is buried at Mummerts Meeting
House, having been a member of the German
Baptist Church, and for many years a min-
ister in said church. He was married to Sus-
anna Gochnauer, who was living at the home
where he died at the time of her death, in
1905, when she was laid to rest beside her
husband. They had five children : Emma
died young. Sarah married Franklin Eisen-
hart, a miller and they had nine children :
Sarah died Jan. 26, 1892, and is buried at
Holtz-Schwamm Church, about three miles
from East Berlin; she was a member of the
German Reformed Church. Mary married
Benjamin Malaun Miller, who has for many
years been a justice of the peace and is success-
fully engaged in farming and lime burning;
they have three children. Lizzie married
Michael Burgard, an extensive and successful
farmer, and they have five children. William
E. married Kate Baugher, and they have two
children ; he lives where his father died and is
engaged in farming.

Maternal Ancestry.

Abraham Arnold, great-grandfather of
John Henry Brough, was born Oct. 5, 1761,
and died Oct. 25, 1827, aged sixty-six years,
twenty days. He was married to Catherine
Close, who when she died was aged sixty-
eight years, five months and nineteen days,
both being buried at Mummerts INIeeting
House. (John W. Garret, former president
of the Baltimore & Ohio Railway Company,
was a brother-in-law.) They had four chil-
drden, Jacob, Abraham, Catharine and Eliza-

Jacob Arnold, grandfather of John Henry
Brough, was born June 16, 1791. He mar-
ried Nancy Kauffman, a daughter of Henry
Kauffman, and a twin sister of Rev. Andrew
Dierdorff (who was the father of Rev. Daniel
Dierdorf¥, of Franklin Grove, 111.), also a sis-
ter of the wife of Rev. Daniel Trimmer, father
of D. K. Trimmer, Esq., of York, Pa. She
was born Jan. 12, 1802, and died Feb. 21,
1848, aged forty-six years, one month and
nine days. She was one of the most useful
women of her time, was a devout Christian,
and beloved bv e^■erv one who knew her. She



is buried at Mummerts Meeting House. They
had two children, Nancy, born March 17,
1823, and Catharine Agnes (mother of J. H.
Brough), born Feb. i, 1826. Nancy married
Jacob LeFevre, and they had two . children,
Jacob and Henrietta, both of whom are living
in Ohio. Nancy died Sept. 24, 1853, and is
buried at Mummerts Meeting House. Jacob
Arnold (grandfather of J. H. Brough) died
Sept. 18, 1864, aged seventy-three years,
three months and two days, from the effects
of a paralytic stroke received the day before.
He was a noble Christian man, unusually well
versed in the Scriptures, a member of the Ger-
man Baptist Church, and he was highly es-
teemed by all who knew him. During most
of his life he was engaged in farming, mer-
cantile pursuits, and manufacturing blankets
and woolens. He is buried at ^Mummerts
Meeting House.

Abraham Arnold was born March 29,
1797. He was married to Anna Baker, and
they had three children. He died in Hanover,
Pa., July II, 1878, aged eighty-one years,
three months, and twelve days. He was a car-
penter, a good mechanic, and a very jovial
man. He is buried at Mummerts ^Meeting
House; his wife Anna died March 22, 1882,
aged sixty-seven years, eleven months and
seventeen days, and is biu"ied at Mummerts
Meeting House.

Catharine, sister of Jacob Arnold, married
Joseph Grove. They had four children, one
of whom died young. The others were :
Nancy married John Nicholas Kimmel and for
many years lived near Wadesville, Va. They
had two children, Andrew Jackson and Abra-
ham, both married and living in Virginia.
John Nicholas Kimmel and his wife Nancy are
deceased. Barbara, who married Peter Shaf-
fer, of Dillsburg. had several children, one of
her daughters being married to INIichael Ben-
der, a prominent business man of Dillsburg.
Abraham, of York Springs, married Mrs.
Mollie Leatshaw, a widow, who was the
daughter of Jacob Shaffer, of York Springs,
and has one son.

Elizabeth, sister of Jacob Arnold, married
John Grove, and had seven children : Frances,
Adam, Abraham, Samuel, John, Catharine and

Ancestry of Ida M. Young Brough.

Ida M. Young, wife of John H. Brough,
was born May 6, 1861, and is a descendant pa-

ternally and maternally of Philip h'rederick
Eichelberger, the emigrant and head of the
Eichell^erger family in America, he being her
great-great-great-grandfather and born in
Germany April 17, 1693. On Nov. 11, 1714,
he married Anna Barbara Dorness, and they
had five children, John Martin, Anna Mar-
garetta, John Frederick, Margaret Barbara,
Anna Barbara or Elizabeth. By his second
marriage, in March, 1736, to Mary [Magda-
lene , he had four children, Adam, born

May 12, 1739 (who is the maternal great-great-
grandfather), Jacob, born Sept. 26, 1746
(who is the paternal great-great-grandfather),
Leonard, born Aug. 12, 1750, and Lewis,
born in 1752. Philip Frederick died Sept. 19,

Adam Eichelberger, commonly called
"Capt. Adam," married Magdalene ISechtel in
1 76 1, and died Dec. 9, 1787. "He was a
stout, lusty man, over six feet in height,
weighed over two hundred pounds, had light
hair and eyes, and was noted for his great
'dndness of heart and genial temperament."
Soon after his marriage his father gave over
to him the "Home Place" (later known as the
Charles Eichelberger farm along the York
road). [Magdalene, his wife, died Dec. 30,
1821. They had eight children: Frederick,
born Aug. 10, 1763; Alichael (maternal great-
grandfather), May 17, 1765; Samuel, Jan. 5,
1769; Elizabeth, Dec. 11, 1770: Adam, Jr.,
Nov. 26, 1771 : Susannah, Aug. 14. 1778
(died Sept. 21, 1804) ; Joseph, Jan. 15, 1781;
and Salome. Aug. 11, 1783.

Michael Eichelberger. the second son of
Capt. Adam, was a rather delicate child and
man. To him his father left the 'home farm.
While quite young he married Catharine Smy-
ser. and they had five children; Adam, born
Oct. 24, 1791; Polly, January, 1793: Eliza-
beth, April 10, 1795; Michael, Oct. "2, 1797;
and George, Feb. 22, 1800 (who was the ma-
ternal grandfather). George was a babe in
arms when his father died. The widow man-
aged well until Adam grew to manhood, at
the age of twenty-one applying to court and
obtaining an order to buy the place for Si 1,934.
This Adam, known as Sheriff Adam, was a
tall, strong man, almost physical perfection,
so finely proportioned that unless one stood
beside him he did not seem to be so large a

George Eichelberger. who as a]read\- stated


was a babe in arms when his father died, grew
up on the home place, which had belonged to
■ his great-grandfather, and when he became of
age he bought it. On Jan. i8, 1822, he mar-
ried Sarah Diehl, who was born Aug. 23,
1804. They had eight children : Martin, born
March 25, 1823; Anna Maria, born May 5,
1825, died Aug. 29, 1842; Michael D., born
March 20, 1827, died May 14, 1863; George
W., born Nov. 17, 1829, died Feb. 28, 1838;
Franklin, born March 10, 1832; Charles F.,
born July 2, 1834, died April 6, 1900; Sarah,
born April 12, 1838, died in 1842; and Louisa
Catharine, born July 4, 1842, who married
William J. Young, and is the mother of Ida
M. Young Brough. When George's son Mich-
ael became of an age to take the farm George
moved to Hanover, where he resided for some
years prior to the death of his esteemed wife,
wdiich occurred Jan. 11, 1865. George was a
prominent Democrat, for many years county
commissioner. Four of his children died be-
fore him. He died March 10, 1869.

Jacob Eichelberger (the paternal great-
great-grandfather of Ida M. Young), the
second son of Philip Frederick and his second
wife, was born on the "Farm" Sept. 26, 1746,
but chose Hanover as his home. He was much
interested in the cause of the Revolutionary
war, gave largely of his means, and wrote and
attended to business matters ccnnected with
his town and surroundings. He married Anna
Maria, oldest daughter of Capt. Casper Rein-
acker, who served in the Revolutionary war
with honor and credit. She was born March
26, 1752, and died May 19, 1837. He died
Aug. 14, 181 1. They had only one child, a
son, Jacob, who was the great-grandfather of
Ida M. Young. He acquired fine business
qualities early in life. The father' and son set-
tled up estates and carried on a great deal of
business together. When the father died the
son was fully equipped to take his place. Jacob
Sr., was first buried in St. Matthew's Lutheran
Church graveyard, of which he was a consist-
ent member and part founder; afterward his
remains were removed to Mt. Olivet cemetery,
Hanover, Pa. He had carried on a farm and
tavern as well, both of which the son took up-
on the death of his father. Jacob, the son,
was born April 24, 1775. He became quite
prominent in the borough of Hanover for a
great many years. When the village was in-
corporated as a borough in 181 s the meetings

necessary to the same were held in the house
of Jacob Eichelberger. The tavern which he
kept is now the "Central Hotel." He also be-
came a merchant and in connection with all
his other duties settled up many estates. He
was the first president of the Maryland Line
Turnpike Company, and was active in organ-
izing che Hanover Saving Fund Society, of
which he became president in 1835, and served
as such with great acceptance for many years.
He died Aug. 18, 1843. He was twice mar-
ried, first to Elizabeth Nace, in 1796. They
had four children : Louisa, born in December,
1797, married George Trone, and died March
4, 1872; Maria, born March 20, 1799, mar-
ried Jacob Young, of Hanover (she was the
grandmother of Ida M. Young) ; Eliza, born
Aug. 20, 1800, married Michael Barnitz, and
they had two children, a son Covington, and a
daughter Elizabeth, who married Rev. Joseph
A. Seiss, D. D., LL. D., of Philadelphia, a
very noted divine, who died in June, 1904
(Eliza died June 10, 1841) ; Susannah, the
other daughter of Jacob, died young. Upon
the death of his wife Elizabeth, Jacob married
Maria, daughter of Christian Wirt, of Han-
over, Pa. They had eight children : Matthew,
Jacob, Henry, Catherine M., Abdiel W., Ru-
fus A., Amanda and Amelia H. (these were
half-sisters and brothers of Maria Eichelber-
ger, who married Jacob Young, the grand-
father of Ida M. Young Brough). [Informa-
tion regarding Eichelbergers from Capt. A.
W. Eichelberger's history.]

Maria Eichelberger, second daughter of
Jacob Eichelberger, and grand mother of Ida
M. Brough, was born March 20, 1799, and
died March 26, 1872. On Dec. 19, 1820,
she married Jacob Young, of Hanover, Pa.,
who was a grandson of Charles and Elizabeth
Young, who emigrated from Germany about
the year 1750, and located on a small farm
three miles southeast of Hanover, a short dis-
tance from the Jefferson road. Here they spent
the remainder of their lives and died in the
year 1800. Their son, William Young, who
was the father of Jacob, married Catharine
Etzler, a daughter of George and Francina
Etzler. They had three children : Jacob,
George and William. Jacob was born Dec.
4, 1795, and died June 8, 1875. He was a
saddle-tree maker, and for a number of years
after his marriage lived in Carlisle : later he
bought a farm near Hanover, and moved


thereon and continued fanning until 1856
when he moved to Hanover and Hved retired
for the balance of his life. For years he was
a director in the Gettysburg National Bank
and in the Hanover Saving Fund Society.
When he retired from the directorate of the
Hanover Saving Fund Society his son Henry
A. was elected in his stead. Jacob and Maria
Young had seven children: (i) Alexander,
born March 27, 1824, married Rebecca Felty,
June 20, 1848, and had four children; Rose
Elizabeth, who married Levi Eckert, and they
have one son, Paul; George W., who married
Ella Weikert, and they have one daughter,
Ada; Rebecca Jane, and Jacob H. Alexander
died Nov. 16, 1873. (2) Anna Eliza, born
Dec. 12, 1825, never married. (3) Edward
Eichelberger Young, who was born Nov. 28,
1827, married Elizabeth Alexander, on April
18, 1854, and they had one son, Hugh, who is
married and has children. (4) Maria Louisa,
born Sept. 22, 1829, married Henry L..
Sprenkle, May 19, 1853, and they had two
children, Hamilton Young Sprenkle, who mar-
ried Anna George, and has four children, Ar-
thur, Walter, Emma and Louise, and Mary J.
Sprenkle, who married John Luther Long, a
lawyer, and writer of several Japanese story
books. (5) Henry A. Young was born May
26, 1832, and died March 27, 1899. On Dec.
17, 1857, he married Catharine Reiff, and .they
had no children. She died April 13, 1889.
After this he married Mrs. Elizabeth Mickley,
a widow, and sister of his first wife. She still
lives. (6) Cornelius Young was born May
9, 1835, and Oct. 25, 1870, was married to
Nancy Bechtel. They have one daughter, Al-
verta, who is single. (7) William Jacob
Young, the youngest child, was born June 14,
1838, and he married Louisa Catharine Eich-
elberger. Immediately after their marriage
he commenced farming on his father's farm
near Hanover. After several years he moved
to Hanover and engaged in the horse and liv-
ery business, in which he continued until 1872,
when he engaged in the grain and feed busi-

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