William M. Brewer

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

William M. Brewer
1825–
Elizabeth Martin
1823–
Marriage: 11 March 1844
Sarah Ann Brewer
1844–
Philip Brewer
1845–
Angeline Brewer
1847–1911
Catherine Brewer
1854–1924

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 March 1844
children

(4)

    Sarah Ann Brewer

    Female1844–Female

    Philip Brewer

    Male1845–Male

    Angeline Brewer

    Female1847–1911Female

    Catherine Brewer

    Female1854–1924Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 11

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
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

1 English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Compare Brewster .2 English (of Norman origin): anglicized form of French Bruyère ( see Bruyere ), habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France.3 Translation 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 (3)

  • William Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Brewer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • William Brewer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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