JohnBrake was born between 1833 and 1834 at Ohio. He was the son of Michael J.Brake and Mary "Polly"Shirk. John Brake married Julia AnnStanley on 15 September 1855. John Brake began military service on 13 December 1863. He was mlt discharge on 20 July 1865; John was discharged from the Army 20 July 1865. John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Union Co., Ohio.