R. William Bream 1
- Born: 10 Apr 1850, Cumberland Township, Adams Co., Penn
- Marriage (1): Ida B. Weirman on 9 Dec 1875
Chapter LVIII, pp. 452-455, "Highland Township"R. WILLIAM BREAM, farmer, P.O. Gettysburg, was born in Cumberland Township, Adams Co., Penn., April 10, 1850, and is a son of ex- Sheriff Francis and Elizabeth (Slaybaugh) Bream, natives of this county. His father, who was the first Democratic sheriff of Adams County, elected in 1842, and serving one term, died in the spring of 1882; his widow still survives. Our subject was reared on a farm and remained with his parents until he was twenty- five years old, when he married. After that event he engaged in the milling business at the Mineral Mills successfully for five years. In the spring of 1882 he moved to where he now resides in Highland Township, here owning a farm of 110 acres. He erected a large brick residence and a fine barn, and has one of the best improved places in the township. December 9, 1875, he married Ida B. Weirman, who has borne him two children: Maude A. and Helen B. The parents are members of the Lutheran Church. In November, 1882, Mr. Bream was elected a member of the Legislature, serving through 1883; has been school director and secretary of the board; and has filled all his public offices to the satisfaction of the community. Politically he is a Democrat.
R. married Ida B. Weirman on 9 Dec 1875.