was born at Frederick Co., Maryland
, on 1 January 1789. He was the son of Conrad Bruch
and Lucia Marie Finkbeiner
. Abner Prugh was migration in 1812 at Montgomery Co., Ohio
; Abner moved to Montgomery Co., Ohio where he bought 87 acres. He married Martha Ensey
. Abner was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Ohio
. On Abner's 100th birthday the Dayton Journal wrote the following:
"He was born in Maryland, on of the 13 American colonies, on the day George Washington was first elected President of the U.S. That was before this Northwestern Territory was won from the British, when all the region round about was over-run by savages, and when there was no white settlements nearer than Cincinnati, Marietta and Detroit and the whole Miami Valley was a dense forest with no way through it except by water, or Indian trails, or the military road that led towhat is now Hamilton, thence to Waynesville, Xenia, Piqua and Fort Wayne. Moreover all sorts of wild animals abound. In Uncle Abner's time the government had triumphed in five great wars; corduroy roads had given way to pikes; canals to railroads, wooden plows to steel implements. He was a boy of 6 when Dayton was first surveyed, he was 14 when Ohio was made a state, and later on the joined in with other Prughs and all the rest in aiding to put down the rebellion, the result of which brought freedom to a million slaves."
Abner died on 12 February 1889 at Ohio
at age 100. His body was interred in February 1889 at Kettering, Montgomery Co., Ohio
, at David's Cemetery. Buried in the Old Section 1, row 6..