Orlena Brewer

20 September 1824–6 March 1877 (Age 52)
Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life of Orlena

When Orlena Brewer was born on 20 September 1824, in Fountain, Indiana, United States, her father, Robert Brewer, was 27 and her mother, Rebecca Prevo, was 19. She married James H. Hall on 19 November 1848, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Fulton Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 6 March 1877, at the age of 52, and was buried in Cates Cemetery, Cates, Fulton Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States.

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James H. Hall
Orlena Brewer
Marriage: 19 November 1848
Rebecca A Hall
Charles C Hall
Sarah J Hall
Julia Ann Hall
Emma ( Emily) Hall
Olive May Hall
Catharine ( Celva) Hall
Barton Warren Hall

Spouse and Children

    James H. Hall



19 November 1848
Fountain, Indiana, United States


    Rebecca A Hall


    Charles C Hall


    Sarah J Hall


    Julia Ann Hall


    Barton Warren Hall


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 1

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 17

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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)

  • Orlena Hall in household of James Hall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Orlena Hall in household of James Hall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Orlena Brewer in entry for Barton Warren Hall and Pearle L Morten, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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