Ellen Brantner is the sister of my ggrandmother, Almeda Brantner.The information I have on the family is as follows:
Jacob Brantner, born 1819 VA, died unknown date Jefferson Co., IA Druisilla Shattuck, born 1818 PA, died Feb. 27, 1884, Jefferson Co., IA.She remarried Archibald Smock on Mar. 3, 1880
Jacob and Druisilla apparently were married in Jefferson Co., IA
They had the following children: Sarah Malinda, born 1845 Mary R., born 1846 Ellen V., born 1851 Almeda Jane, born May 2, 1853 Clarissa, born1858 Jacob L., born 1860 George, born Oct 15, 1868
I receiveda lot of this information from another Rodibaugh relative who has done an extensive genealogy on the Rodibaughs.I am working on the Brantner line.I have recently connected with a group of others researching this name and think it will prove very fruitful.
Let me know what else you might need.
I have photos of Ellen and her family and, of course, Almeda and her descendants!