Mary Jane Brewer

Brief Life History 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 7 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, and was buried in Rankin, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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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
Frank M. Phebeus
Orval Allen Phebes
Grace R. Phebus

Sources (29)

  • Mary J Brewer in household of Robert Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary J Brewer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Mary Jane Brewer Phebus, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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

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.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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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