Charles Jesse Azariah Bruss

M, b. 12 September 1878, d. 3 June 1957
     Charles Jesse Azariah Bruss was born on 12 September 1878. He married Leona Pearl Sebring. Charles Jesse Azariah Bruss died on 3 June 1957 at Greenville, Darke Co., OH, at age 78 Obituary (


Jesse Bruss, 78, a retired Greenville city mail carrier and former Darke county school teacher, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday (June 3, 1957) at the Kester rest home, five miles east of here (Greenville, Ohio), after a lingering illness.

Mr. Bruss carried mail on city routes for 36 years prior to retiring in 1947. Earlier he was a teacher for several years in one and two-room schools in Butler township, Darke county, where he was born and reared. His birthplace was at what is known as Bruss' corner, which derived its name from his family.

He had resided at 509 Sweitzer street in Greenville, and for more than forty years and was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church here.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl; two sons, Herman of Columbus and Lowell of Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Ober of Springfield; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Ed Bruss of Dayton and four sisters, Mrs. Lucy Oda and Mrs. Mary C. Tamplin, both of Piqua, and Mrs. Mina Baker and Mrs. Kemme Slonaker, both of Greenville.

Services will be held Thursday at two p.m. at the Zechar funeral home here with the Rev. A. Kenneth Kuhn officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Jefferson cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.

He was buried in June 1957 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Darke Co., OH.

Child of Charles Jesse Azariah Bruss and Leona Pearl Sebring

Marilyn Bruss

F, b. 13 April 1921, d. 12 October 2013
     Marilyn Bruss was born on 13 April 1921 at Greenville, Darke Co., OH. She was the daughter of Charles Jesse Azariah Bruss and Leona Pearl Sebring. Marilyn Bruss married John Francis Ober, son of John Mason Ober and Marie R. Seider, after April 1940. Marilyn Bruss died on 12 October 2013 at Springfield, Clark Co., OH, at age 92 Obituary (

Ober, Marilyn, 92, of Springfield, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 in her residence. She was born in Greenville, Ohio on April 13, 1921 the daughter of Charles Jesse and Leona Pearl (Sebring) Bruss. She worked for many years as a Registered Nurse at Ethan Allen Manor and the K of P Home. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Carlisle and enjoyed playing Tripoly with her friends. Survivors include her seven children and spouses, John C. Ober, Peg (Larry) Brake, Joe (Marcie) Ober, Mark (Mary Carney) Ober, Marianne Ober, Doug (Colleen) Ober and Tom (Kristen) Ober all of Springfield; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John in 1995 and her son, James in 1996. The family would like to thank Community Mercy Hospice for all their care and support. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund.
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She was buried in October 2013 at Springfield, Clark Co., OH, Findagrave #118698404.

Children of Marilyn Bruss and John Francis Ober

Josephine Brusso

F, d. 10 April 1983
     Josephine Brusso married Henry Graydon DeVault, son of William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell, after 1930. Josephine Brusso died on 10 April 1983 at Wayne Co., MI.

Abner Bryan

     Abner Bryan was born. He was the son of William Bryan and Mary Boone.

Ann Bryan

F, b. circa 1793, d. 25 September 1858
     Ann Bryan was born circa 1793 at Pennsylvania. She married Moses Delancey, son of Phillip Delancey and Margaret Starr, on 23 June 1814 at Guernsey Co., OH. Ann Bryan died on 25 September 1858. She was buried in September 1858 at Williamson Cemetery, Noble Co., OH.

Children of Ann Bryan and Moses Delancey

Charles Bryan


Child of Charles Bryan

Daniel Boone Bryan

M, b. 10 February 1758, d. February 1845
     Daniel Boone Bryan was born on 10 February 1758 at Rowan Co., NC. He was the son of William Bryan and Mary Boone. Daniel Boone Bryan died in February 1845 at Fayette Co., KY.

Eleanor Bryan

F, b. 1729
     Eleanor Bryan married William Linville. Eleanor Bryan was born in 1729. She was the daughter of Morgan Bryan and Martha Strode.

Children of Eleanor Bryan and William Linville

Elizabeth Bryan

     Elizabeth Bryan was born. She was the daughter of William Bryan and Mary Boone.

Elizabeth Bryan

F, b. 4 November 1821, d. 21 November 1892
     Elizabeth Bryan was born on 4 November 1821 at Cabell Co., Virginia (now WV). She married George Jacob Baltzell on 30 May 1844 at Gallia Co., OH. Elizabeth Bryan died on 21 November 1892 at Lewis Co., MO, at age 71.

Child of Elizabeth Bryan and George Jacob Baltzell

Ellenore Bryan

     Ellenore Bryan married Josiah Noah Boone, son of Josiah Boone and Hannah Henton, on 15 December 1810 at Jefferson Co., KY.

Geneva Aline Bryan

F, b. 20 April 1920, d. 16 April 2006
     Geneva Aline Bryan was born on 20 April 1920 at Edwards Co., IL. She married Alvie Vernon Gawthorp on 1 July 1944 at Mansfield, Piatt Co., IL. Geneva Aline Bryan died on 16 April 2006 at Le Roy Manor, Le Roy, McLean Co., IL, at age 85 OBITUARY - Geneva Aline (Bryan) Gawthorp-Smith-McVay (mother of Leonard Gawthorp); The Pantagraph; Bloomington, Illinois; Tuesday, April 18, 2006; Page 30 (via

Geneva McVay
FARMER CITY -- Geneva Gawthorp McVay, 85, Farmer City, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday (April 16, 2006) at LeRoy Manor, LeRoy.
Service: private family graveside inurnment service at a later date.
Inurnment: Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield.
Visitation: None. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of the arrangements
Survivors: one son, Leonard (Elizabeth) Gawthorp, Farmer City; two stepsons, Dale (Nancy) Gawthorp, Peoria, Ariz., and Donald (Darlene) Gawthorpe, Champaign; one stepdaughter, Freda (Loren) Gilbert, Mansfield; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was buried in April 2006 at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Piatt Co., IL, Findagrave #41675998.

Hannah Bryan

     Hannah Bryan was born. She was the daughter of William Bryan and Mary Boone.

James Bryan

M, b. 1723, d. 1807
     James Bryan was born in 1723. He was the son of Morgan Bryan and Martha Strode. James Bryan died in 1807 at St. Charles Co., MO.

James M. Bryan

M, b. circa 1824, d. 16 May 1911
     James M. Bryan was born circa 1824. He married Drusilla Yarnell Klepinger, daughter of Jacob Klepinger and Mary Campbell, on 8 October 1863 at Tippecanoe Co., IN. James M. Bryan died on 16 May 1911 at Tippecanoe Co., IN.

Janet Bryan

F, b. 17 November 1896, d. 1973
     Janet Bryan was born on 17 November 1896 at Germantown, PA. She married Robert John Harley, son of Enos C. Harley and Anna Elizabeth Hershey, on 2 December 1924 at Mt. Kisko, Westchester Co., NY. Janet Bryan and Robert John Harley were divorced. Janet Bryan died in 1973 at Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

John Bryan

M, b. 1725, d. 1780
     John Bryan was born in 1725. He was the son of Morgan Bryan and Martha Strode. John Bryan died in 1780.

John Bryan

     John Bryan was born. He was the son of William Bryan and Mary Boone.

Joseph Bryan

M, b. 1720, d. 1804
     Joseph Bryan was born in 1720. He was the son of Morgan Bryan and Martha Strode. Joseph Bryan married Aylee Linville. Joseph Bryan died in 1804.

Children of Joseph Bryan and Aylee Linville

Louisa Jennie Bryan

F, b. 7 December 1851, d. 1 October 1886
     Louisa Jennie Bryan was born on 7 December 1851 at Indiana. She married James William Klepinger, son of Jacob Klepinger and Mary Campbell, on 9 March 1875 at Tippecanoe Co., IN. Louisa Jennie Bryan died on 1 October 1886 at Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 34.

Margaret Emily Bryan

F, b. 11 August 1905, d. 1 November 1982
     Margaret Emily Bryan was born on 11 August 1905. She married Raymond Jules Py on 1 September 1923 at Marion Co., OH. Margaret Emily Bryan died on 1 November 1982 at Amherst, Lorain Co., OH, at age 77. She was buried in November 1982 at Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain, Lorain Co., OH, Findagrave #157745097.

Child of Margaret Emily Bryan and Raymond Jules Py

Martha Bryan

F, b. circa 1740, d. after 1793
     Martha Bryan was born circa 1740. She was the daughter of Joseph Bryan and Aylee Linville. Martha Bryan married Edward Neddy Boone, son of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan. Martha Bryan died after 1793.

Children of Martha Bryan and Edward Neddy Boone

Mary Bryan

F, b. 1731
     Mary Bryan was born in 1731. She was the daughter of Morgan Bryan and Martha Strode.

Mary Bryan

     Mary Bryan was born. She was the daughter of William Bryan and Mary Boone.

Mary Ann Bryan1

F, b. circa 1845
     Mary Ann Bryan was born circa 1845 at Arkansas.1 She married Abraham Smith on 23 February 1864 at Jasper Co., IL.

Children of Mary Ann Bryan and Abraham Smith


  1. [S2455] 1880 Federal Census, Jasper County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 215; FHL #1254215.

Morgan Bryan

M, b. 1671
     Morgan Bryan was born in 1671 at Denmark. He married Martha Strode.

Children of Morgan Bryan and Martha Strode

Morgan Bryan

M, b. 1727
     Morgan Bryan was born in 1727. He was the son of Morgan Bryan and Martha Strode.

Permelia Bryan1

F, b. circa 1815
     Permelia Bryan was born circa 1815 at Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of Charles Bryan. Permelia Bryan married William S. King in 1832 at Nicholas Co., KY, bond signed by Richard King -- probably the father or elder brother of William S. King. Found here:

Child of Permelia Bryan and William S. King


  1. [S1809] 1850 Federal Census, Hendricks County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 150.

Phebe Bryan

     Phebe Bryan was born. She was the daughter of William Bryan and Mary Boone.

Rachel Bryan

F, b. 8 May 1798, d. 23 September 1845
     Rachel Bryan was born on 8 May 1798 at Bedford Co., TN. She married John Bright Proffitt on 27 December 1817 at Grainger Co., TN. Rachel Bryan died on 23 September 1845 at Hawkins (now Hamblen) Co., TN, at age 47. She was buried in September 1845 at Bethesda Cemetery, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 91893706.

Child of Rachel Bryan and John Bright Proffitt