Luther H. Brewer

1 August 1830–22 May 1865 (Age 34)
Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life 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. He died on 22 May 1865, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

Luther H. Brewer
1830–1865
Kezziah Clark
1831–1871
Marriage: 3 January 1850
Aletha A Brewer
1852–
William Brewer
1856–
Robert Luther Brewer
1858–
Albert Brewer
1863–
Perley Brewer
1865–
Mary A Brewer
1860–
Solomon Clark Brewer
1862–
Clement V Brewer
1864–
Richard Brewer
1864–

Spouse and Children

    Male1830–1865Male

    Kezziah Clark

    Female1831–1871Female

MARRIAGE
3 January 1850
Coles, Illinois, United States
children

(9)

    Aletha A Brewer

    Female1852–Female

    William Brewer

    Male1856–Male

    Robert Luther Brewer

    Male1858–Male

    Mary A Brewer

    Female1860–Female

    Solomon Clark Brewer

    Male1862–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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

Age 6

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.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 11

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)

  • Luther Brewer in entry for Clemment Brewer and <Unknown>, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Luther Brewer in entry for Albert Brewer and Katie Moore, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Luther Brewer and Kisiah Clark, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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