John W. Braun, proprietor of sample room and restaurant, on Second, between St. Anne and Allen streets, was born in Huff Township, near New Boston, Spencer Co., Ind., July 12, 1843, son of John and Caroline (Herring) Brown, natives of Germany. They had a family of thirteen children, John W., being the third. He worked on his father’s farm, attending school in Spencer County, Ind., until eighteen. He was married Feb. 9, 1869, to Catherina Vogel, a native of Spencer County, Ind., and a daughter of Stephen Vogel. In 1870 he came to Daviess County, Ky., and followed farming three years in Upper Town Precinct. In 1873 he engaged in his present business. Mr. and Mrs. Braun are both members of the Lutheran church. They have four children – Emma, Sophia, Edward G. and Arthur. Mr. Braun is a member of the Knights of Honor, Lodge No. 2,525. In politics he is a Democrat.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.