Robert Van Buren Brewer

Brief Life History of Robert Van

When Robert Van Buren Brewer was born on 14 September 1837, in Wabash Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States, his father, Robert Brewer, was 40 and his mother, Rebecca Prevo, was 32. He married Sarah Ellen Cook on 11 June 1857, in Wabash Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Highland Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died in 1934, at the age of 97.

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Robert Van Buren Brewer
Sarah Ellen Cook
Marriage: 11 June 1857
Delsina Brewer
Alva M Brewer
Charles Tillman Brewer
Emerson McClellan Brewer
Otis Ann Brewer

Sources (16)

  • Robert V Brewer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • R V Brewer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Robert Van Buren Brewer, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the ancient Germanic personal names beginning with the element Boro.

Dutch: variant of Van Buren and, in North America, (also) a shortened form of this.

German (Büren): from Old High German bür ‘small house, chamber’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived ‘near the houses’ or a habitational name from any of various places throughout Germany and in parts of Switzerland named with this word.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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