Mary Jane Brewer

30 November 1834–20 August 1911 (Age 76)
Fountain City, New Garden Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Brewer was born on 30 November 1834, in Fountain City, New Garden Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, her father, Robert Brewer, was 37 and her mother, Rebecca Prevo, was 29. She married William Phebus on 29 September 1854, in Fountain, Shawnee Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Button Township, Ford, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Butler Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 20 August 1911, in Fountain City, New Garden Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

William Phebus
Mary Jane Brewer
Marriage: 29 September 1854
Ira Carlton Phebus
Francis M Phebus
Alice Ann Phebus
Serelda Catherine Phebus
Eden D Phebus
Robert Phebus
Jane Phebus
Susan Emily Phoebus
William Milson Phebus
Orval Allen Phebes
Grace R. Phebus

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1854Fountain, Shawnee Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 25
    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Ford, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 35110;2007: 76584; 2010: 103318)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’.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Mary J Brewer in household of Robert Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Jane Brewer in entry for Eden D Phebus and Mary Kammerer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Mary J. Brewer in entry for Eden D Phebus, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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