Cynthia Jane Brewer

Brief Life History of Cynthia Jane

When Cynthia Jane Brewer was born on 18 September 1827, in Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Isaac Brewer, was 38 and her mother, Charlotte Potter, was 34. She married Thomas Elwood Engle on 4 February 1875, in Illinois, United States. She lived in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Freeman, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. She died on 21 June 1896, in Luverne, Rock, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Luverne, Rock, Minnesota, United States.

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Thomas Elwood Engle
Cynthia Jane Brewer
Marriage: 4 February 1875

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  • Jane C Brewer in household of Edwin L Brewer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cynthia Jane Brewer, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Jane C Engle, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

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American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


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

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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