George M. Brown, proprietor of Brown’s Hotel, Delavan. Ill., was born in Ohio, April 21, 1863, and obtained his education in the public schools of his native place. At the age of twenty-two years he commenced to operate a farm with his father, and was thus engaged until 1887, when he embarked in the dairy business, conducting the same for two years. In 1897 he bought a hotel and sample room in Delavan, of which he has been the proprietor to the present time and has been very successful in the management of the joint enterprise.
Mr. Brown is a Democrat ii politics, and socially is a member of the Eagles, Peoria Aerial No. 265. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company K. Illinois Volunteer Infantry, serving three years, when he was honorably discharged.
On May 8, 1892, Mr. Brown was married to Miss Sarah Patterson, a native of Illinois, and two children have been born to them: Sella May and George M. Jacob Brown, the paternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a native of Germany. His parents were Jacob and Sarah (Pattan) Brown, the father’s birth occurring in Ohio, in 1827, the mother having been born in Pennsylvania, in 1829.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 985
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