Rachel Brewer

1834–1897 (Age 63)
Utica, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Brewer was born on 8 October 1834, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Benjamin Brewer, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Brown, was 33. She married Daniel C McCollum in 1867, in Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Milo, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 7 November 1897, in Tiskilwa, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Bradford, Stark, Illinois, United States.

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Rachel Brewer
1834–1897
Daniel C McCollum
1831–1906
Marriage: 1867
Ida May McCollum
1868–1898
Hattie Cornelia Mccollum
1870–1892

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1867
Peoria, Illinois, United States
children

(2)

  • Ida May McCollum

    Female1868–1898Female

  • Hattie Cornelia Mccollum

    Female1870–1892Female

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 22

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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)

  • Rachel Brewer in household of Benjamin Brewer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachel Mccullum in household of Benjamin Brewer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel Brewer in household of Benjamin Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"

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