Jonathan Brewer

about 29 November 1818–3 November 1885 (Age 66)
Tinmouth, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Brewer was born about 29 November 1818, in Tinmouth, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Jonathan Brewer II, was 29 and his mother, Arathusa Newton, was 23. He married Lucy T. Strange on 10 November 1845, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Dorr, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 3 November 1885, in Hopkins, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Round Andrews Cemetery, Hopkins, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Jonathan Brewer
Lucy T. Strange
Marriage: 10 November 1845
Adelia Hazelton Brewer
Armida Jane Brewer
Calvin E. Brewer
Susan Brewer
Annette Harriet Brewer
Mary Ann Brewer
Darwin Brewer
Bertha A. Brewer

Spouse and Children

10 November 1845
Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Leander Brewer


    Edwin Brewer


    Susannah Louisa Brewer


    Jane Helena Brewer


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 16

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Compare Brewster .2 English (of Norman origin): anglicized form of French Bruyère ( see Bruyere ), habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France.3 Translation 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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Sources (3)

  • Johnathan Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonathan Brewer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jonathan Brewer, "United States Census, 1870"

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