John William Brouwer

2 June 1927–16 April 2010 (Age 82)
Otley, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Brouwer was born on 2 June 1927, in Otley, Marion, Iowa, United States, his father, John William Brouwer, was 37 and his mother, Aleida Cornelia Vande Vis, was 35. He married Bertha Ver Meer on 2 June 1948. He died on 16 April 2010, in Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Black Oak Cemetery, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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John William Brouwer
Bertha Ver Meer
Marriage: 2 June 1948

Spouse and Children

2 June 1948

Parents and Siblings

    John William Brouwer


    Aleida Cornelia Vande Vis




World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 7

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, Middle Dutch brouwer.

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

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