Jacob Brouwer

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Brouwer was christened on 20 June 1756, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, his father, Abraham Brouwer, was 39 and his mother, Effie van Gelder, was 30.

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Abraham Brouwer
Effie van Gelder
Annatje Brouwer
Catherine Brouwer
Gerrit Brouwer
Petronella Brouwer
Petronella Brouwer
Jacob Brouwer
Aagje Brower
Maria Brouwer
Maria Brouwer
Abraham Brouwer

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  • Jakob Brouwer, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Dutch Gerrit, Frans, Harm, Dirk, Egbert, Hendrick, Herm, Jacobus, Mieke, Onno, Pim, Wim. German Kurt, Hans, Eldor, Wilfried, Wilhelm, Wilhelmina.

Dutch: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, Middle Dutch brouwere. This surname is also found in Germany.

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

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