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Solomon Brandenburg, farmer; P. O. Hutton; is the fifth son of Solomon B. Brandenburg, one of the early settlers of this county, and was born in Hutton Tp. Sept. 3, 1830; at the age of 19 he went to Wisconsin and engaged in hauling lead with his brothers C. P. and Wm. H., during the summer, for nine years; in the year 1858, he purchased the farm upon which he now resides, on Sec. 13. He married Mrs. Sallie Smith (daughter of James Cox and widow of George Smith), Feb. 5, 1850; they had seven children, five living – Ford, born Dec. 27, 1850; Polly, June 23, 1855; Hester A., Aug. 26, 1860; Ulysses G-., Nov. 2, 1863, and Rose, born June 30, 1866, and two deceased-James and Barthena. His son Ford married Miss Louisa A. Cooper Nov. 17, 1873; he has two children – Marion O., born Oct. 11, 1874, and Sallie M., born Jan. 4, 1876.