John Wesley Brewer

12 November 1843–31 March 1931 (Age 87)
Scotland, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Brewer was born on 12 November 1843, in Scotland, Missouri, United States, his father, Asa Brewer, was 24 and his mother, Mary Needham, was 20. He married Mary Caster Cazzelle on 12 March 1871, in Chariton Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States. He died on 31 March 1931, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87.

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John Wesley Brewer
Mary Caster Cazzelle
Marriage: 12 March 1871

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12 March 1871
Chariton Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 17

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 23

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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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