Constitutional Delegate. Born: 1826, Germany. Married: Eliza, 1850. Died: 1870s.
Born in Germany (circa 1826), Frederick Brown (or Braun) immigrated to Massachusetts where he married Eliza _______ about 1850. With their first child Ellen, the couple removed to Indiana (circa 1853) and then to Kansas in 1857. According to the partisan Leavenworth Times, the Democrat Brown "mis-represent[ed], in the [Wyandotte] Convention, the German element of Leavenworth County." He was assigned to the legislative department and county and township organization committees and introduced a few amendments and resolutions early in the convention, but otherwise took a limited role at Wyandotte. Brown, who ran a sawmill in Leavenworth, according to the federal census, served as a Democratic representative (Third District) in the 1860 territorial legislature, which convened on January 2 in Lecompton but voted to adjourn to Lawrence two days later. During the war the Browns moved briefly to Colorado and then in 1865 to St. Joseph, Missouri, where by 1870 Fred Brown practiced law and four more Brown children were born. Brown died during the 1870s.
Entry: Brown, Frederick
Author: Kansas Historical Society
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Date Modified: June 2011
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