Luther H. Brewer

Brief Life History of Luther H.

When Luther H. Brewer was born on 1 August 1830, in Fountain, Indiana, United States, his father, Robert Brewer, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Prevo, was 25. He married Kezziah Clark on 3 January 1850, in Coles, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Coal Creek, Wabash Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Fulton Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 22 May 1865, at the age of 34.

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Luther H. Brewer
Kezziah Clark
Marriage: 3 January 1850
Aletha A Brewer
William Brewer
Robert Luther Brewer
Albert Brewer
Perley Brewer
Mary A Brewer
Solomon Clark Brewer
Clement V Brewer
Richard Brewer

Sources (8)

  • Luther H Brewer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Luther Brewer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Luther H Brewer in entry for Robert L Brewer and Sarah J Yocum, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1840: Fountain, Indiana, United States

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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