Eliza Brookens bible records

Sent to Pearl Brookens by Beatrice E. Woodcox Miller

Typed copies filed BRO004


These are copies of newspaper clippings found in Eliza (Brookens) family bible. Copied on typewritten paper.



John Franklin Brookens, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Brookens. Died December 28th, 1864, age 6 years, 7 months and 22 days, thus little Franklin was taken from earth in the springtime of life, and transferred to the world of joy to bloom for ever in the sunbright clime.

May God sustain the bereft parents and friends.

Signed by Alexander Collins



Thomas Brookens, died May 14th 1865, age 82 years, 9 months and 1 day.

Thirty-three years ago he embraced religion and joined the United Brethren Church. During this period he lived a worthy member of the church. And when death came it found him ready, his work well done. “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright” for the end of that man is peace”. And now he sleeps in quiet, peace to his ashes”.

 He leaves an aged companion, who will soon follow him home. To that happy place where death will separate no more; and many other dear ones are called to mourn the death of one who was much interested in their welfare.

Alexander Collins.



Jane Brookens, wife of Thomas Brookens, died February 12th 1873 aged 90 yrs. 10 months and 15 days, The emigrated to this county fifty-five years ago. She united with the church forty years ago. In which she lived a consistent Christian.  After a prayer meeting a few months ago before her death, she passed around, gave to all the parting hand and told them to meet her in heaven.

She leaves a large circle of friends. Twelve children, ninty grand children, seventy-four great grand children and three great great grandchildren.

May the grace of God keep them all faithful.

Alexander Collins





Amos Callender born November 11, 1813

Eliza Brookens, born August 8, A D 1814

Mary Jane Callender born April 8 AD 1840


Thomas Franklin Callender born February 23, A D 1842

William Henry Callender born Dec. 12, A D 1844

Martha Ann Callender born July 18, A D 1847

Joseph Wanby, born August 9, A D 1850 (Callender)

Hester Inona Callender born January 26, A D 1858


Father and Mother of Mrs. Eliza

Thomas Brookens born August 13 1781


Jane Brookens born March 27th 1782


Ozio Callender born January 27, 1872

Milton A. Callender born March 13, 1872


Born, to Mr and Mrs. Clarence Woodcox at Auburn Junction, on Thursday Nov. 21st. a son. All are doing well. 1895.


Weekly Census

A Daughter was born on Sunday morning to C. C. Woodcox and wife, of Warren, Indiana



Amos Callender and Eliza Brookens were married June 19,


Mary J. Callender, was married Peter Immel, March 28, 1857.

W. H. Callender was married to Ellen J. Switzer January 20, 1870.

Martha A. Callender was married to G. W. Woodcocks March 16, 1871

J. H. Callender was married to Rachel A. Lee. January 1, 1878

H. I. Callender was married to S. K. Mezerhoeffer June 2, 1881

T. F. Callender was married to Samantha A. Switzer December 25, 1870


The above records sent in by Berniece E. (Woodcox) Miller May 1967

They are believed to be from the bible of Eliza (Brookens) Callender.


Family Death Records


Amos Callender died near Hicksville Defiance Co., Ohio, May 16th, 1881 aged 67 years, 6 months, and 5 days. He was born in Washington County, Pa., and was converted in the 26th year of his age, at a camp-meeting held by Rev. Mr. Harnden at the foot of Laurel, Hill.

He was a man of deep piety, and had unshaken confidence in God.  He served as class leader more than twenty years. The itinerant always met a hearty welcome at his door; and those who loved to talk about Jesus and a home in heaven were always benefited spiritually by his presence.

An aged companion and a number of children realize the loss of a kind companion and father.

                                          J.D. Snyder.




Thomas Franklin Callender was born in Mount Eaton, Wayne County, Ohio Feb. 23, 1842, and died October 29, 1894, aged 52 years, 8 months and 6 days.  When eight years of age, with his parents he came to Hicksville in which vicinity he resided until his death.  The deceased was united in marriage with Samantha Ann Switzer on Dec. 25 1870.  This union was blessed with five children – one daughter, who died in infancy, and four sons.  At the age of fourteen he embraced religion and became identified with the United Brethren Church, of which he remained a faithful member until deceased.  The funeral services occurred yesterday from the church at Six Corners. Conducted by Rev. Lilly and Hight.



Obituary related to the Woodcox.

Henry Saylor, who has been sick for the past four months, died at his home just east of this place, on Friday May 13th, aged nearly 72 years.  He was born in Preble County, Ohio in 1833 and settled on the Maumee river on the state line, four miles west of Antwerp, Ohio.  He continued to reside with his parents until the early forties, when he came to this township and worked for Cornelius Woodcox until 1845.  In that year he was married to Elizabeth Wilber, He then moved on the farm where he died and has lived on the same farm for nearly a half century. To this union were born three children one son and two daughters, one daughter having died in infancy. He leaves a widow, two children, one brother and thw (unknown if meant three or two), besides a long list of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.  The funeral services were held in the United Brethren Church at Newville, conducted by Rev. Jonas Lower of Hicksville, and the remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Evergreen cemetery at Newville.