From what I've been able to gather, John Brubaker, born about 1834 in PA, married Sarah J. Arahood (or Orahood) possibly about 1853 in Iowa. Oldest son Webster was reportedly born 1 Nov 1854 in Benton Co., Iowa. In 1870 they were in Waterloo Twp., Black Hawk Co., Iowa-- Brubacher John 37 day laborer PA Sarah 36 keeping house OH Webster 15 IA Alfred 13 IA John 11 MO Rosa 7 IA Frank 4 MO Fred 1/12 IA By 1880 Sarah is widowed and with daughter Rosa's family in Burt Co., Nebraska Wm. LAWRENCE31IN IN IN Rosa SarahWife19IAPAOH Sarah BRUBAKERMotherL43OHOHOH Webster BRUBAKERBroL25IAPAOH Fred. BRUBAKERBroL10IAPAOH Melvin BRUBAKERBroL7IAPAOH
I think Sarah was the daughter of Elijah Orahood who married Rachel "Sarah" Carter in Union Co., Ohio and who was in Benton Co., Iowa in 1860. Does anyone connect to these Brubakers? How was John related to the others in Iowa that came from Pennsylvania?