Brakeman, Nelson W
Brakeman, Nelson W.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in St. Clair County, Michigan, October 8, 1829, and went to northern Indiana in early life. He was converted while young, and entered the North-west Indiana Conference in 1851. In 1853 he was ordained deacon, and in 1855 elder. Excepting three years, from 1865 to 1868, during, which he was a member of the Louisiana Conference, he remained connected with the Northwest Indiana Conference, where he served the following appointments: Danville; Michigan City; Delphi and Pittsburgh; Eastern Charge; Lafayette; Strange Chapel, Indianapolis; Fifth street, Lafayette; Centenary; Terra Haute; Frankfort, and Valparaiso. He died May 15, 1881. He was for some time a chaplain in the United States army. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1881, page 310.