Orlena Brewer

Female20 September 1824–6 March 1877

Brief Life History 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 for about 10 years. 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

Sources (7)

  • [illegible] Hall in household of [illegible] Hall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Orlean Brewer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Orlena Brewer Hall, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1848Fountain, Indiana, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    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.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1826: Fountain, Indiana, United States

    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

    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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