Guess I should have waited to read your second email before jumping in.
If you have or can get access to the 1900 Hamilton Co., Oh. Federal census, I can tell you where you can find your John Brauning.
I started to copy the info on this one because of the possibility of enumerator not spelling or misunderstood the name at the time. Here is all I copied -
Microfilm #T-623 Roll No.1282. I wrote down the following - V-72, line 32, Enum.Dist. 301, sheet 10. Mill Creek - Bond Hill, Hamilton Co., Ohio
Brauning, John b. 2/1844, agae 56 b. Germany
Mary b. 1/1855 age 45, b. Ohio
Charles b. 1/1874 age 26
William b. 1/1876 age 24
I didn't copy any other info. on this as after I started it, realized it couldn't be my John and Mary Brauninger.
Send email address and I can send you the Braunings I have on the few city directories