|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1787|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 1848|
s/o John Brewer and Mary Twist, h/o Lucinda Johnson
Excerpt from History of Whiteside County:
Henry Brewer was born in New York State, December 2, 1788, and married Miss Lucinda Johnson, December 2, 1812. He came to the West in 1836, and settled at first on the farm now owned by P. Bacchus Besse, in Portland township. In February, 1837, he came to Harrisburg. Mr. Brewer took the water route when coming West, first floating down the Alleghany and Ohio rivers on a raft as far as Louisville, Kentucky, and shipping his family and goods on a steamer to St. Louis. While the vessel was lying at the wharf at St. Louis one evening, Mr. Brewer being on shore, and Mrs. Brewer engaged with the children on deck, the cry was raised "a man overboard." Mrs. B. thinking is might be her husband, ran with a candle in her hand to the river side of the boat to ascertain, and accidentally fell into the water near the wheel which was being turned by the current. One of the hands on the steamer noticing the accident, ran behind the wheel judging she would catch hold of it in her fall, so as to be ready to rescue her as she rose with it. This opinion proved to be correct, and as the wheel made its revolution she was found clinging to one of the buckets with one hand, and still keeping hold of the candle with the other. In this condition she was taken on board, not only thoroughly drenched, but thoroughly frightened.
Mr. Brewer learned the wheelwright business in the shop of his father, than followed farming for a time, and afterwards engaged in the grocery business in Sterling. Henry Brewer died February 27, 1848, at the age of 59. Mrs. Brewer died January 8, 1867, aged 78.
Lucinda Johnson Brewer (1788 - 1867)
William J Brewer (1813 - 1844)*
Lucena B Brewer Greene (1821 - 1865)*
George Washington Brewer (1827 - 1910)*
Died Feb. 27, 1848.
Aged 59 Ys. 2 Ms. 29 ds.
Plot: S. Twp, Sec R
Created by: Jan Tokraks
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38642096