Brakeman, Josiah a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born August 22, 1806, and joined the Church when quite young. He travelled about six years in the Genesee Conference, then went West and joined the Michigan Conference in 1837. There he travelled eleven years, the last six as presiding elder. He died July 19, 1849. Mr. Brakeman was a respectable preacher, a prudent administrator, and as a man, a bright example of Christian integrity and meekness. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1849, page 396.