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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Benjamin Brewer
Sarah Brown
Marriage: 10 February 1819
David Brewer
Asa Brewer
Jane Brewer
Israel Brewer
Elizabeth Brewer
Isaac Brewer
Rachel Brewer
Lucy Brewer

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10 February 1819


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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.

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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