A. F. BRACKMAN
A. F. Brackman owns two hundred and fifty-five acres of land on section 33, where he now resides, and pays particular attention to stock raising, such as high graded Short-horned cattle, Poland China hogs, etc. He has some valuable horses, but makes a specialty of raising the above. Mr. Brackman was born in Mason county, Kentucky, on the 8th of February, 1823, his parents being natives of Virginia. When two years of age, he removed with his parents to Montgomery county, Indiana, and there remained about eighteen years. He there received a common school education, and on coming to Linn county, Iowa, in 1842, commenced teaching school, and taught five terms. He then turned his attention to farming, and continued in that occupation. He moved to Cass county in March, 1882, and still makes a specialty of farming and stock raising. He was united in marriage in 1848, with Parenetta A. Gatt, who died in 1853, leaving four children to battle alone in the world. Mr. Brackman was again married in 1855, to Sarah Carson, a native of Vermont. By their union ten children have been born. Mr. Brackman is a member of the United Brethren church, having joined several years ago.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 691.