Henry L. Brandenburg was born in Maryland in 1805. He first settled in Montgomery County in 1815, removing to St. Maiys in 1833. He married Elizabeth Benner in 1837, raising a family of three children, two of whom are still living. He is at present living with his daughter, Mrs. Hagerman. Mr. Brandenburg being one of the early settlers, commenced life in the woods, doing much of his work in the night, by the light of a burning brush-heap.
From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880