Frank B. Brockmann was born at Chickasaw, Mercer County, Ohio, on March 21, 1877. His schooling and early training, he received in the village of his birth. After leaving school he secured employment there, and in time learned to be a polisher. Dayton offered more advantages, and a few years later he removed to the Gem City, where he followed his trade until appointed patrolman on the police force on January 12, 1907. Mr. Brockmann is prominently connected with the society of the Knights of St. John. He is happily married, his wife's name being Margarette.