George W. Brubaker, son of George Brubaker, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, January 12, 1828, and came to Ohio with his father in 1834. He went to school in Lake Township and attended the Vermillion institute in Hayesville two years and a half, has taught school twenty-two winters and one summer, and is one of the veteran teachers of the county.
In 1856 he purchased the farm on which he now lives, and commenced with a very small amount of capital, but has by hard labor and economy accumulated a nice property. He has cut in one day with a cradle ten acres of wheat, and has several times cut eight acres, and frequently cut five acres of oats in a half day.
He has held the office of justice of the peace in Lake Township nine years, and has been clerk and trustee for several years. He is engaged in farming, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1852 he married Susanna Smith, of Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio. She was born in Maryland. They are the parents of nine children: Emma E., wife of Abel Gowdy; Simpson, who died when three years old; Sophrona, wife of Harpster Cooper; Mary L., wife of Elmer S. McKinley; Rosella R., Dyantha J.; Edson O.; Anna B., and George W.