Brobst History in Camp #23

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Brobst History in Camp #23

by Paula Pennington

From the Winter 1996 Issue, Brobst Genealogy News

In searching under Brobst on the web, I found Brobst Camp #23 - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Here is a brief summary I received in response to a query about the camp:

Our camp is recently re-established and our historian has not yet had the opportunity to do a thorough job of researching the history. Very Briefly--Brobst Camp was founded by members of the Stevens Post No 517 of the Grand Army of the Republic. We do not know who Stevens was. The camp was established ca. 1919 after the death of Dr. Brobst, a CW surgeon and past commander of Post 517. Our assumption is that he is the Brobst for whom the camp is named. I have an obit on him and a very poor photo. I can try to copy both and send them if you will send me your snailmail address.

One of Dr. Brobst's children was Rev. Brobst, father of Elmer Holmes Brobst, late of New Jersey, formerly chariman of the board of Warner-Lambert pharmaceuticals of Morris Plains. He brought a W-L plant to Lititz in late 1950s, gave $100,000 to restore the community park and a similar amount to build a community center building named for his father. Much of his youth was spent in Lititz.

Does any of this connect to your records? There are currently no members of this family in the community.

Glenn B. Knight
233 Conway Drive
Lititz, PA 17543

Has anyone researched this line of Brobsts?

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