William M. Brewer

10 April 1825–
Wabash Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William M.

When William M. Brewer was born on 10 April 1825, in Wabash Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States, his father, Robert Brewer, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Prevo, was 20. He married Elizabeth Martin on 11 March 1844. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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William M. Brewer
Elizabeth Martin
Marriage: 11 March 1844
Sarah Ann Brewer
Philip Brewer
Angeline Brewer
Catherine Brewer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1844
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1826: Fountain, Indiana, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 31
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Middle English brewere ‘brewer’ (an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’). Compare Brewster .English (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of French Bruyère (see Bruyere ), a habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France, from Old French bruiere ‘heath’.Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Brouwer , German Brauer or Breuer , etc., all occupational names meaning ‘brewer’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (10)

    • William Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Brewer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

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