Benjamin Brewer

1798–1877 (Age 79)
Utica, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Brewer was born on 31 January 1798, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Israel Brewer, was 33 and his mother, Jane Markham, was 30. He married Sarah Brown on 10 February 1819. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Milo, Bureau, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 17 November 1877, in Tiskilwa, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Brewer
1798–1877
Sarah Brown
1801–1883
Marriage: 10 February 1819
David Brewer
1822–
Asa Brewer
1824–1836
Jane Brewer
1826–
Israel Brewer
1828–1834
Elizabeth Brewer
1830–1836
Isaac Brewer
1832–1866
Rachel Brewer
1834–1897
Lucy Brewer
1839–1923

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
10 February 1819
children

(8)

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1818

Age 20

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

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. 

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’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Brewer, "Illinois State Census, 1865"
  • Benjamin Brewer, "Illinois State Census, 1855"
  • Benjamin Brewer, "United States Census, 1870"

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