Brodhead Bible on auction on eBay — ends today!

Gen. Daniel Brodhead Portrait

Gen. Daniel Brodhead Portrait

Attention, Brodhead descendants!

Just a quick post to say I spotted a Bible being auctioned off on eBay. It belonged to Rebecca Justina/e (Heiner) Johnson (1784-1837)—daughter of Casper J. Heiner and Ann Garton Brodhead, and it was presented to her by her grandfather General Daniel Brodhead of Revolutionary War fame. Perhaps it was a gift on the occasion of Rebecca’s marriage to Samuel Johnson, which must have been around 1805/6 as Rebecca’s first child was born on 11 May 1807. (The General died on 15 November 1809).

You may recall that Rebecca was also the recipient of that wonderful miniature portrait of the General upon his death.

The Bible contains a wealth of family history information. It’s surprising to see these items on auction. Only about 12 hrs remain, so if you are a descendant of the General, seize this opportunity to place your bid (bidding is currently at $172.50), and get these items back in the Brodhead family. If you can’t bid, you can catch a glimpse of some of the wonderful images of the handwritten lists and notes within. Here’s the link.

Update: Well, it sold for $355. Sadly it appears that the winning bidder is a collector.

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9 thoughts on “Brodhead Bible on auction on eBay — ends today!

  1. goofygizzard@gmail.com

    Maybe family members can identify themselves so they aren’t bidding against each other

    James Brodhead
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  2. goofygizzard@gmail.com

    I tried to buy it, but I was outbid at $355 after the clock ran out. My max bid was $350. It was purchased by an antique collector,

    James Brodhead

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    • What a bummer, James. That’s a shame. I noticed the person who bought it had bought a lot of other times from that seller so I figured they were a collector/dealer. Well, it really stinks that such items get out of families. It’s a problem on a major scale judging by all the family photos, CDVs and other memorabilia floating all over eBay, etsy, and other sites. I can see how it can happen, but it’s still incredibly sad. Well, thanks to you for doing your very best. And to any other family out there who attempted to bid on it. I should have mentioned it on the association Facebook page but did not think to do so until later. I could kick myself!

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    • Too bad I did not notice it earlier on eBay. In hindsight, some of us could have discussed chipping in.

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  3. It’s too bad that family members didn’t get it. When something like this Bible ends up on Ebay I always wish I knew more of the story behind the story.

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    • I agree. All one can do is speculate. That was funny about the eggs you mentioned on your blog: “Serve eggs every morning if you like, but do not repeat the same method of cooking more than twice a month.” My Mom loved her 2 fried eggs every day, no exceptions!

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      • Our mothers cooked similar breakfasts. My mom made fried eggs and fried potatoes every morning except in the middle of the winter when hogs were butchered. Then she made pancakes with liverwurst. (My dad ate the liverwurst–us kids generally put jelly or syrup on our pancakes.)

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      • Meant to say ‘loves’ not ‘loved’; mom LOVES her daily 2 fried eggs (I do all the cooking at this point). Pancakes w/ liverwurst — that’s quite a combo! I think I would go the jelly/syrup route too.

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