|Birth: ||Sep. 14, 1802|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 28, 1846|
The following biography is from "The History of Dodge County, Wisconsin, 1880," pages 350-351.
Jacob P. Brower was born in Clarkstown, Rockland Co., N.Y., September 14, 1802. He was the son of Paul and Rachel Brower. Came to Wisconsin at an early day and settled in Sheboygan, where he engaged in the business of keeping a hotel. In March 1838, he settled in what is now Dodge County, making a joint claim of land with Henry Merrill, a short distance north of Fox Lake. He was the first permanent settler in the county, and, to his energy and perseverance were largely due the rapid building-up and early growth of Fox Lake, the parent settlement of Dodge. Mr. Brower was a man of very small stature, but active and industrious, the embodiment of all the qualities that go to make the perfect pioneer ; a prominent Roman nose, deep blue eyes, a very high forehead and a well-developed head, covered with light auburn hair. He was for several years in the employ of the Government as a surveyor, and was the first County Surveyor elected in Dodge. Rain or shine, snow or blow, he was to be found in the field with compass and chain, and a great many of the original surveys made by him are, and doubtless will be for all time to come, accepted as a matter of record. Mr. Brower was married in New York State, on the 16th of September, 1820, by Rev. James Demorest Hempstead, to Miss Martha Mackie, sister of Thomas Mackie, the patriarch of Beaver Dam. Nine children, two of whom died in New York, were the result of this union. At the fall election of 1845, Mr. Brower was chosen to fill the office of Register of Deeds, was re-elected in November, 1846, and died a few days later, at the age of forty-four years.
The following is thanks to Find A Grave contributor Karen Ashworth:
According to the "Jacob P. Brower Bible" record as printed in the "Wiscinsin Families" Quarterly Magazine of Wisconsin Genealogical Society Vol. 1 No. 4 March 1941: [note: births and deaths listed separately and chronologically within event type. I combined them for each person for continuity]
Jacob P. Brower married to Martha Mackie Sept 16, A. D. 1820, by Rev. James Demarest, --Hempstead
Father--Jacob Brower b. May 31, 1799 d. Nov 28, 1846 at Beaver Dam, Wis.
Martha Mackie, his wife b. Sept 14, 1802 Rockland Co. NY [no death listed]
George Washington Brower b. Nov 25, 1821 New York City d. Jan 9, 1897 Beaver Dam, Wis.
John LaFayette Brower b. May 20, 1824 d. at Fox Lake, Wis. [note: no date listed but his death listed last, after Emily Ann d. 1911]
Rachel Mariah b. Mar 30, 1826 d. June 30, 1827
Euphemia b. Oct 2 1828 (wife of James Ackerman) d. Jan 20, 1910 Los Angeles, Calif.
Thomas Jefferson Brower b Oct 21, 1830 d. Oakland, Calif.[note: no date listed but his death listed between that of George d. 1897 and Euphemia d. 1910]
Lavinia b Sept 31 [sic] 1832 d. Dec 14, 1832
Amelia b Nov 13, 1835 d. Aug 17, 1839 Fox Lake Wis.
Francis Marion Brower b. Nov 25, 1837 d. June 8, 1886 Fox Lake
Henrietta b July 22, 1842--first white girl born in Beaver Dam d. Aug 27, 1870 Beaver Dam
Emily Ann Brower wife of Columbus Germain d Nov 16, 1911 Beaver Dam, Wis. [note: no birth listed]
The bible listing in the magazine goes on to include marriages, births and deaths for the family of George Washington Brower.
Paul Brower (1774 - 1855)
Rachel De Baun Brower (1775 - 1859)
Martha Mackie Brower (1802 - 1875)*
Francois Marion Brower (____ - 1886)*
Emily Ann Brower Germain (1833 - 1911)*
Henrietta Brower (1842 - 1870)*
Beaver Dam City Cemetery
Plot: Lot 09 B1 J
Created by: R. D. Mittelstadt
Record added: Oct 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9680301