Dinnena Louisa Huff

18 August 1868–January 1953 (Age 84)
Volinia Township, Cass, Michigan, United States

The Life of Dinnena Louisa

When Dinnena Louisa Huff was born on 18 August 1868, in Volinia Township, Cass, Michigan, United States, her father, Daniel Huff, was 31 and her mother, Julia Ann Huff, was 25. She married John S. Brewer on 13 April 1895, in Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Wayne Township, Cass, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Volinia, Cass, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died in January 1953, in Cass, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Crane Cemetery, Volinia Township, Cass, Michigan, United States.

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John S. Brewer
Dinnena Louisa Huff
Marriage: 13 April 1895
Hallie Dan Brewer
Florence Marie Brewer
Rosa Brewer
Cecil Brewer
Daniel Brewer
Hazel G. Brewer
Helen Brewer
Elizabeth Brewer
Dorothy Isabelle Brewer
Charles F. Brewer
Claude A Brewer

Spouse and Children

13 April 1895
Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Huff


    Julia Ann Huff




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 11

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spur of a hill, Old English hōh (literally, ‘heel’).2 German: from the Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ as the first element.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie L Brewer in household of John Brewer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louisa Huff in household of Daniel Huff, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Minnie Brewer in household of John Brewer, "United States Census, 1900"

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