Robert Van Buren Brewer

14 September 1837–1934 (Age 96)
Wabash Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life 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 Ella Cook on 11 June 1857. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1934, at the age of 97.

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

Spouse and Children

11 June 1857


    Delsina Brewer


    Alva M Brewer


    Charles Tillman Brewer


    Emerson McClellan Brewer


    Otis Ann Brewer


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 4

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.

Age 9

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

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names beginning with the element Boro.2 Dutch: short form of Van Buren .3 German (Büren; also Buhren, Bühren): 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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Sources (3)

  • Robert V Brewer in household of Robert Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robbert Brewer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert N Brewer, "United States Census, 1870"

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