Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa, (Lewis Publishing Company (1887)), p. 680: "LA FAYETTE BRAMMER, farmer, resides on section 22, Richland Township, where he owns forty acres of land.He was born in Jackson County, Indiana, November 22, 1842, son of Alexander and Elizabeth Morgan Brammer.(See sketch of F. M. Brammer.)Mr. Brammer was married in Decatur County, in 1870, to Catherine Foland, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Foland, pioneers of Decatur County.In 1862 he enlisted in Company E, Thirtieth Iowa Infantry, and served three years.He was in the first battle of Vicksburg, and at Arkansas Post.In 1866 he enlisted in the regular army, in Company E, Third Battalion, Thirty-sixth United States Infantry.His company was stationed at Fort Sedgwick and Fort Sanders, Colorado, and Fort Bridges, Wyoming Territory.He was in several skirmishes, and receives a pension.Mr. Brammer is a member of Lodge No. 464, I. O. O. F., and politically a War Democrat.He has held the office of justice of the peace, constable, and is now serving as township trustee.Post office, Westerville."