Early Bronaugh Residents

Ben Smith Family

Marjorie Noel Range shared a nice photo of the Ben Smith home.


The Ben Smith home was located about a mile north of Bronaugh (just north of the Noel farm). The house is gone but I believe that the cedar tree may still be there.

Don Irwin says that Mrs. Ben Smith was a Schwartz. The Schwartz farm was not far west of the Smith farm and it was eventually sold to Elmer Saathoff. Don also says that Mrs. Smith died at a relatively young age, leaving him with five children to raise. The oldest of them was Joe Smith. There was also a Charlie and some girls.

Here are close-ups of the Smith's. This must be Ben and others. Who are they?


If you have information or photos to share or questions please let us know.

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