1850 Josiah Breniger (age 11, born in Pennsylvania) lived in Rock Grove, Stephenson County, Illinois with John Breniger (age 53), Catherine Breniger (age 49), John Breniger (age 19), Eli Breniger (age 17), Sarah Breniger (age 15), Elizabeth Breniger (age 13), Calisra Breniger (age 9), and Susanna Breniger (age 7). 
1850 Antoinette P Roberts (age 9, born New York) lived at Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois with Ebenezer S Roberts (age 42). 
1860 John Brenhiser [Brenizer](age 62) and Catherine Brenizer lived in Rock Grove Twp, Stephenson County, Illinois with Eli (age 27), Josiah (age 23), Clarissa (age 17), and Susan (age 16). 
1863 Josiah Brenizer was registered for the draft in June 1863, at age 24, married laborer, born in Pennsylvania, living in Rock Grove, Illinois. 
1864 Josiah K Brenizer of Rock Grove, Illinois, enlisted as a private in Company B, Illinois 46th Infantry Regiment on 01 Mar 1864. He was promoted to Full Corporal on 20 Jan 1866. He mustered out on 20 Jan 1866 at Baton Rouge, LA.
1865 Josiah Brenizer was listed in the Illinois census at Rock Grove, Stephenson County. 
1879 Josiah K Brenizer (age 42, born Ohio) registered to vote at Silver Prec, Los Angeles, California. 
1890 Josiah K Brenizer had invalid status for his service in the Civil War. Dated on October 26. 
1892 Josiah Kneisley Brenizer registered to vote at Norwalk, Los Angeles, California. 
1900 Josiah K Brenizer (age 63) and Antoinette Brenizer (age 58) lived at Downey Township, Los Angeles, California with Minette A (age 24), Pearl L (age 20), and William H (age 17). They had been married 40 years. 
1912 Josiah K Brenizer died on May 18, at Los Angeles, California.  Josiah Brenizer was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. 
1913 Nettie P Brenizer, the widow of Josiah K Brenizer, applied for pension for his service in the Civil War. Dated July 7. 
1918 Nettie P. Brenizer, widow of Josiah K Brenizer, died on October 17. 
Josiah K Brenizer of Rock Grove Illinois married Antoinette P. Roberts, of Ohio, as reported in a biosketch of son-in-law Lorenzo Nathan Brooks :
After living a life of single blessedness for nearly fifty years he was united in marriage on December 14, 1899, with Mrs. Catherine A. Skidmore, widow of the late George E. Skidmore, well-known pioneer merchant of Los Angeles and a native of Texas. A mention of his life will be found in the sketch of J. W. Skidmore on another page of this history. Mrs. Brooks was in maidenhood Catherine A. Brenizer, daughter of Josiah K. and Antoinette (Roberts) Brenizer, the former a native of Ohio, where he was born on a farm and while pursuing the even tenor of his way the Cival War broke out and he enlisted in the Forty-sixth Illinois Regiment and served his country from 1861 to 1865. He came West in the early seventies and settled on a ranch near Compton, later retired to Long Beach and died, in 1905, in Los Angeles where he was then living. His wife was born in Pennsylvania but was reared near Rockford, Ill., her father being one of the founders of that city. Mrs. Catherine A. Brooks, who is one of the pioneers of California and had many interesting and dangerous experiences in the early days, was an able helpmate to her husband and when he died, on April 27, 1914, after an illness of some months' duration she became sole owner — by purchasing the interests of the other heirs— of Laguna Heights, and this property is now being looked after by her son, Joseph W. Skidmore.
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