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To start you're looking for "Velpen" Indiana, an unincorporated area in Pike County, here's a link to a Wiki site:,_Indiana

Here's an abstract of Otto's World War 1 Draft registration card from 5 June 1917-
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Otto Perry Brenton
Name: Otto Perry Brenton
County: Pike
State: Indiana
Birthplace: Indiana;United States of America
Birth Date: 30 Apr 1894
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1653179
DraftBoard: 0

His draft card stated he was a farmer working for a Henry Garison in Marion, Indiana. He had two brothers under 12 he was caring for.

Now for his father. Jas is usually a shortened version of James. So I did a search and came up with Otto P. and his father James in Marion, Pike, Indiana in the 1900 census:

1900 United States Federal Census
about Otto P Brenton
Name: Otto P Brenton
Home in 1900: Marion, Pike, Indiana
Age: 5
Birth Date: Apr 1895
Birthplace: Indiana
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: James S
Father's Birthplace: Indiana Parents b. Indiana and Ktcky
Mother's Name: Marthea B
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana Parents born Kentucky
Married: 1892
Marital Status: Single (for Otto)
Residence : Marion Township, Pike, Indiana
Occupation: View on Image
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Household Members: Name Age
James S Brenton 28
Marthea B Brenton 26
Otto P Brenton 5
Marthia J Brenton 1
Malinda S Brenton 25 sister-in-law Parents b. Ktcky

Heres a little more info- James S. Brenton in the 1880 Census in Marion, Pike, Indiana
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1880 United States Federal Census
about James S. Brenton
Name: James S. Brenton
Home in 1880: Marion, Pike, Indiana
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: Perry
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Name: Liddia
Mother's birthplace: Kentucky
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Occupation: At School
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
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Household Members: Name Age
Perry Brenton 44
Liddia Brenton 44
George W. Brenton 23
Easter M. Brenton 14
James S. Brenton 9
Maggie J. Brenton 4

Hopefully this will get you started on your Brenton line. Military records are restricted to spouse, children, parents or brothers/sisters of veterans. If any of them are alaive you can have them complete the form to get a copy of his records.
Look over these records and let me know if you need some help with anything else.

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