George Brewer

15 February 1815–29 February 1888 (Age 73)
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of George

When George Brewer was born on 15 February 1815, in Ohio, United States, his father, Solomon Sampson Brewer, was 20 and his mother, Elizabeth Motes, was 21. He married Elizabeth Kenyon on 27 April 1848, in Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Chillicothe, Peoria, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 29 February 1888, in Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States.

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George Brewer
Elizabeth Kenyon
Marriage: 27 April 1848
Alice Brewer
James Brewer

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  • Marriage
    27 April 1848Peoria, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    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. 
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Peoria, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Middle English brewere ‘brewer’ (an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’). Compare Brewster .English (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of French Bruyère (see Bruyere ), a habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France, from Old French bruiere ‘heath’.Americanized form (translation into English) 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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    Sources (7)

    • George Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"
    • George Brewer in entry for James Brewer and Katie E Dwyer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • George Brower, "United States Census, 1880"

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