Mary Brewer

18 November 1837–1 March 1913 (Age 75)
Wayne Township, Allen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Brewer was born on 18 November 1837, in Wayne Township, Allen, Indiana, United States, her father, John Cadwallader Brewer, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Morris, was 33. She married George W Leonard on 4 November 1856, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 1 March 1913, in Grant, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

George W Leonard
Mary Brewer
Marriage: 4 November 1856
John Calvin Leonard
Sarah Rosa Leonard
Susan Ora Leonard

Spouse and Children

    George W Leonard



4 November 1856
Wayne, Indiana, United States



    Sarah Rosa Leonard


    Susan Ora Leonard


Parents and Siblings




    Morris W Brewer


    Jason W Brewer


    Susannah Brewer


    John Wilson Brewer


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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 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)

  • Mary Griffith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Slean, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Griffith in household of John Griffith, "United States Census, 1900"

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