John M. Brewer

     John M. Brewer married Margaret S. or C. Wortman, daughter of James Wortman and Hannah Cornelius, on 19 March 1878 at Tazewell Co., IL.

Joseph Zealous Brewer

M, b. 14 March 1880, d. 23 June 1934
     Joseph Zealous Brewer was born on 14 March 1880 at Eagle Lake, Colorado Co., TX. He married Ora Mae Murphy. Joseph Zealous Brewer died on 23 June 1934 at Houston, Harris Co., TX, at age 54. He was buried in June 1934 at Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Colorado Co., TX, Findagrave #117529134.

Child of Joseph Zealous Brewer and Ora Mae Murphy

Judith Brewer

F, b. 26 August 1946, d. 30 September 1946
     Judith Brewer was born on 26 August 1946 at Ohio. She was the daughter of Charles Brewer and Helen Elnora Wilkin. Judith Brewer died on 30 September 1946 at Ohio.

Marilyn Jean Brewer

F, b. 8 November 1936, d. 28 February 1945
     Marilyn Jean Brewer was born on 8 November 1936 at Ohio. She was the daughter of Charles Brewer and Helen Elnora Wilkin. Marilyn Jean Brewer died on 28 February 1945 at Ohio at age 8.

Mary Brewer1

F, b. circa 1815, d. after 3 June 1880
     Mary Brewer was born circa 1815 at Pennsylvania.1 She married James Black.2 Mary Brewer died after 3 June 1880.

Children of Mary Brewer and James Black


  1. [S143] 1880 Federal Census, Muskingum County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1055; FHL #1255055.
  2. [S1203] 1860 Federal Census, Coshocton County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 950; FHL #803950.

Mary Ann Brewer1

F, b. 4 May 1824, d. 6 August 1865
     Mary Ann Brewer was born on 4 May 1824 at Clear Spring, Washington Co., MD.1 She married George Albert Dickerhoof.1 Mary Ann Brewer died on 6 August 1865 at Montebello Twp., Hancock Co., IL, at age 41.

Children of Mary Ann Brewer and George Albert Dickerhoof


  1. [S870] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 483; FHL #803483.

Mary E. Brewer

F, b. 1 May 1924, d. 14 February 2017
     Mary E. Brewer was born on 1 May 1924. She was the daughter of Isiah Brewer and Naoma Jane Clapper. Mary E. Brewer died on 14 February 2017 at age 92

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Mary Dowell
(May 1, 1924 - February 14, 2017)

Mary E. Bishop Dowell, 92, of Nashport, Ohio died Tuesday afternoon, February 14, 2017 at Genesis Morrison House in Zanesville.

Born May 1, 1924 in Pine Grove, West Virginia she was a daughter of the late Isaiah and Naomi (Clapper) Brewer. Mary was retired from United Technologies of Zanesville where she worked on the assembly line for 36 years. She enjoyed doing embroidery, doing puzzles and gardening. She was a very happy person and loved being with her family.

Surviving is one daughter, Donna (Gary) Doyle of Nashport; one son, Ronald (Catherine) Bishop of Nashport; four grandchildren, Sharon (Rodney) Spaulding, Cindy (Bob) Bollinger, Shawn (Sherry) Bishop and Ronnie (Judy) Bishop, Jr; ten great grandchildren; ten great great grandchildren and several special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy E. Bishop, who died November 2, 1968; her second husband, Arthur T. Dowell, who died August 19, 2004; one son; one daughter; a grandson, Jeff Doyle; one grandchild; one great great grandchild; two brothers, Melvin Brewer and Eugene Brewer and a sister, Mildred Diebold.

Calling hours will be from 11am to 1pm Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Frazeysburg Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home, 110 West Third Street.

Funeral services will be 1:00pm Friday at the funeral home with Mr. Bill Jones officiating. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice or the Cedar Hill Care Center Activity Fund.

She was buried in February 2017 at Beulah Cemetery, Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH, Findagrave #176359459.

Matilda A. Brewer

F, b. 9 May 1858, d. 8 August 1935
     Matilda A. Brewer was born on 9 May 1858 at Hancock Co. (probably), IN.1 She married William Huff on 16 January 1877 at Grant Co., IN. Matilda A. Brewer died on 8 August 1935 at Grant Co., IN, at age 77.

Child of Matilda A. Brewer and William Huff


  1. [S727] 1900 Federal Census, Grant County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 373; FHL #1240373.

Melvin I. Brewer

M, b. 22 December 1929, d. 24 October 2009
     Melvin I. Brewer was born on 22 December 1929 at Blue Rock, Muskingum Co., OH. He was the son of Isiah Brewer and Naoma Jane Clapper. Melvin I. Brewer died on 24 October 2009 at Nashport, Muskingum Co., OH, at age 79. He was buried in October 2009 at Beulah Cemetery, Muskingum Co., OH, Findagrave #43572160.

Myron Eugene Brewer

M, b. 3 December 1932, d. 13 July 2014
     Myron Eugene Brewer was also known as "Gene". He was born on 3 December 1932 at Nashport, Muskingum Co., OH. He was the son of Isiah Brewer and Naoma Jane Clapper. Myron Eugene Brewer began military service Korean War service, U.S. Marine Corps. He married Barbara E. Crawmer on 5 June 1965. Myron Eugene Brewer died on 13 July 2014 at Newark, Licking Co., OH, at age 81

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A funeral service for Myron E. "Gene" Brewer, 81 of Newark will be held Thursday July 17, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral home with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

Mr. Brewer died Sunday July 13, 2014 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center operated by Hospice of Central Ohio. He was born December 3, 1932 in Nashport to the late Isaiah and Naomi Brewer. Special thanks to his grandson, Mark Curtis, his caregiver over the last several years.

He retired from Rockwell Manufacturing as a millwright. He was a member of Local # 1037 UAW, Hanover New Home F & AM Masonic Lodge. He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

He is survived by his significant other, Shirley Ramsey; children, Michelle Brewer of Newark, Sherry (Steve) Finney of Newark, Connie (Mark) Hughes of Youngstown, Linda Meek of Newark, Mark (Kim) Brewer of Youngstown, Terry (Marilyn) Brewer of Newark, Mike (Esther) Decker of Newark, Steve Decker of Newark; twenty-eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Crawmer) Brewer in August 1995; son Bobby Brewer; several brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be observed Wednesday July 16, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the VENSIL & CHUTE FUNERAL HOME 1850 West Main St.

Memorial contributions may be made to Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.0. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-9909. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

He was buried in July 2014 at Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Licking Co., OH, Findagrave #132838274.

Samuel J. Brewer

     Samuel J. Brewer married Maria Brumfield, daughter of Benjamin Brumfield and Eliza Blazedell, on 8 April 1852 at LaSalle Co., IL.

Stewart Erving Brewer

M, b. 13 April 1901, d. February 1980
     Stewart Erving Brewer was born on 13 April 1901 at Franklin Co., KS, Harrison County, Iowa marriage record shows Coffey County, Kansas.1,2 He was the son of Fred H. Brewer and Mahala Ann Elizabeth Hood. Stewart Erving Brewer married Susie Mabel Bird, daughter of Leonard D. Bird and Mary Belle Hawkins, on 9 December 1925 at Logan, Harrison Co., IA, Ceremony by F. H. Cadwell, Justice of the Peace. Stewart Erving Brewer lived in April 1930 at Cincinnati Twp., Harrison Co., IA.3 He died in February 1980 at Monona Co., IA, at age 78 Dates per SSDI, last residence Whiting.


  1. [S3375] Microfilm Image, Roll KS1905_65, Image 11, Dwelling 30, Family 37, 1905 State Census, Jackson County, Kansas, from Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (online at
  2. [S1920] 1910 Federal Census, Shawnee County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 457; FHL #1374470.
  3. [S3376] 1930 Federal Census, Harrison County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 658; FHL #2340393.

Verner Brewer

M, d. before 1977
     Verner Brewer married Laura D. Molt, daughter of Leo Everett Molt and Stella Beatrice Allgire. Verner Brewer died before 1977.

Elizabeth Brewerton

     Elizabeth Brewerton married William P. Morris.

Child of Elizabeth Brewerton and William P. Morris

Lydia Brewster

F, b. 27 March 1924
     Lydia Brewster was born on 27 March 1924 at Plymouth Co., MA. She married Henry W. Toll Jr.

Martha Brewster1

F, b. circa 1898
     Martha Brewster was born circa 1898 at Greater New York City, NY.1 She married Harold Bollenbacher, son of Jacob Bollenbacher and Minnie J. Schroeder, circa 1925.1

Child of Martha Brewster and Harold Bollenbacher


  1. [S851] 1930 Federal Census, New York City, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls1463-1612; FHL #2341198-347.

Alexis Brian

M, b. 10 August 1874, d. 8 June 1946
     Alexis Brian was born on 10 August 1874 at Winnfield, Winn Par., LA. He married Maude Stroube. Alexis Brian died on 8 June 1946 at New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA, at age 71.

Child of Alexis Brian and Maude Stroube

Donald Reynaud Brian

M, b. 14 November 1907, d. July 1969
     Donald Reynaud Brian was born on 14 November 1907 at New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA. He was the son of Alexis Brian and Maude Stroube. Donald Reynaud Brian married Susan Barry, daughter of Eugene Taylor Barry and Susan Yandell Wendel. Donald Reynaud Brian died in July 1969 at New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA, at age 61.

Beverly Jean Brians

F, b. 7 August 1934, d. 23 December 1976
     Beverly Jean Brians was born on 7 August 1934 at Kern Co., CA. She was the daughter of Durwood Reese Brians and Geraldine Charlotte McCluhan. Beverly Jean Brians married Albert Clarke Mitchell, son of William Merritt Mitchell and Mona Bell Cardin, on 27 June 1953 at Kern Co., CA. Beverly Jean Brians and Albert Clarke Mitchell were divorced after 1963. Beverly Jean Brians died on 23 December 1976 at Kern Co., CA, at age 42. Cause of death: Huntington's Chorea.

Child of Beverly Jean Brians and Albert Clarke Mitchell

Donald LeRoy Brians

M, b. 15 July 1939, d. 1 July 1976
     Donald LeRoy Brians was born on 15 July 1939 at Kern Co., CA. He was the son of Durwood Reese Brians and Geraldine Charlotte McCluhan. Donald LeRoy Brians began military service Vietnam War service, U.S. Army, Purple Heart. He died on 1 July 1976 at Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 36 Obituary (

- Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Union Cemetery for Donald Leroy Brians, 36, 1112 16th Street, who died July 1, in a Los Angeles hospital. Officers of American Legion Post 26 will officiate. Mr. Brians, a native of Bakersfield, was a career soldier and has served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart. Survivors include a daughter, Tammy of Bakersfield; 3 sons, Gordon, Robert and Donald, Jr., all of Bakersfield; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Phillips of Bakersfield; and 2 sisters, Patricia Mears of Lakeside and Beverly Venable of Bakersfield. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Mortuary.

Cause of death: Huntington's Chorea. He was buried in July 1976 at Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA, Findagrave #15056926.

Child of Donald LeRoy Brians

Durwood Reese Brians

M, b. 27 September 1908, d. 3 August 1958
     Durwood Reese Brians was born on 27 September 1908 at Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA. He was the son of Henry Alfred Brians and Mattie Alice Summers. Durwood Reese Brians married Geraldine Charlotte McCluhan, daughter of Bert McCluhan and Luella Millsap, on 12 July 1930. Durwood Reese Brians died on 3 August 1958 at Kern Co., CA, at age 49.

Children of Durwood Reese Brians and Geraldine Charlotte McCluhan

Henry Alfred Brians

M, b. 8 October 1874, d. 8 August 1924
     Henry Alfred Brians was born on 8 October 1874 at California. He married Mattie Alice Summers, daughter of John Wesley Summers and Julia Ann Davalt, on 23 December 1903. Henry Alfred Brians died on 8 August 1924 at California at age 49.

Children of Henry Alfred Brians and Mattie Alice Summers

Melvin Glen Brians

M, b. 25 March 1936, d. 24 November 1963
     Melvin Glen Brians was born on 25 March 1936 at Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA. He was the son of Melvin Oliver Brians and Elizabeth Annie Thomas. Melvin Glen Brians died on 24 November 1963 at Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 27. Cause of death: Huntington's Chorea.

Melvin Oliver Brians

M, b. 16 February 1905, d. 13 November 1961
     Melvin Oliver Brians was born on 16 February 1905 at Dinuba, Tulare Co., CA. He was the son of Henry Alfred Brians and Mattie Alice Summers. Melvin Oliver Brians married Elizabeth Annie Thomas, daughter of Robert Glenn Thomas and Frances Winnie Akers, on 6 September 1934 at Reedley, Fresno Co., CA. Melvin Oliver Brians married Marie (?) before April 1940. Melvin Oliver Brians married Edith Emerson, daughter of Robert Lee Emerson and Cyrena Baum, on 14 February 1947 at Reno, Washoe Co., NV. Melvin Oliver Brians died on 13 November 1961 at Kern Co., CA, at age 56 BRIANS, MELVIN OLIVER--Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Morturary for Melvin O. Brians, 56, 601 1/2 Sumner St., who died November 13 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. Glenn D. Puder of the First Presbyterian Church will offiicate. Cremation will be in the Bakersfield Memorial Park Crematory. The deceased was born in Dinuba and came to Bakersfield when he was five years old. For many years he was a stillman for Palomar Oil and Refining Corp. Survivors include his widow, Edith; mother, Mrs. Mattie Webster of Bakersfield; a nephew and two nieces.

He was buried in November 1961 at Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA, Findagrave #97720478.

Child of Melvin Oliver Brians and Elizabeth Annie Thomas

Patricia Ruth Brians

F, b. 13 July 1936, d. 25 March 1994
     Patricia Ruth Brians was born on 13 July 1936 at Kern Co., CA. She was the daughter of Durwood Reese Brians and Geraldine Charlotte McCluhan. Patricia Ruth Brians married Raymond Rufus Mears, son of Virgil Elisha Mears and Mayme Mearl Willhite, on 25 August 1959 at Kern Co., CA. Patricia Ruth Brians died on 25 March 1994 at Sonoma Co., CA, at age 57. Cause of death: Huntington's Chorea.

Robert Leslie Brians

M, b. 12 November 1966, d. 5 December 1990
     Robert Leslie Brians was born on 12 November 1966 at Orange Co., CA. He was the son of Donald LeRoy Brians. Robert Leslie Brians died on 5 December 1990 at Kern Co., CA, at age 24. Cause of death: suicide following diagnosis of Huntington's Disease.
Note: Did not marry.

Earl R. Bricker

M, b. 5 August 1904, d. 14 August 1970
     Earl R. Bricker was born on 5 August 1904. He married Theodosia H. Clausner. Earl R. Bricker died on 14 August 1970 at St. Charles, St. Charles Co., MO, at age 66. He was buried in August 1970 at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Charles, St. Charles Co., MO, Findagrave #134559586.

Ruby Bricker

F, b. 8 December 1882
     Ruby Bricker was born on 8 December 1882. She married Clarence E. Boerner, son of George Boerner and Sarah Ellen Stouffer, on 4 June 1902.

Ferebee Ellen Brickey

F, b. 13 March 1856, d. 19 August 1936
     Ferebee Ellen Brickey was also known as "Ella". She was born on 13 March 1856 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of William Brickey and Peninah Bundy. Ferebee Ellen Brickey married Lewis Cass Payne, son of William Harvey Payne and Harriet Hartley, on 8 October 1875 at Washington Co., IN. Ferebee Ellen Brickey died on 19 August 1936 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 80 OBITUARY - The Salem Democrat; August 26, 1936:

Mrs. Ella B. Payne Dies After Lingering Illness
     Funeral rites for Mrs. Ella Brickey Payne, 80 years old, the widow of Lewis Payne, who died at her home in the Highland neighborhood, were conducted Friday morning from the residence by the Rev. Dr. W. R. Seat of Washington, Indiana, with burial in Crown Hill cemetery.
     Mrs. Payne, daughter of William and Peninah Bundy Brickey, was a highly respected resident whose loss will be felt not only by the family, but by the entire community. The principles and ideals advocated by the deceased, daily fashioned her life.
     Three sons, Claude, Salem, Cassius, East Saint Louis, Ill., Loran, Kokomo and four daughters, Mrs. Maude E. Tatlock, Covington, Tenn., Mrs. Martha B. Mitchell, Scottsburg and Mrs. Leafa M. Baynes and Miss Dollyne Payne, Salem, survive.

OBITUARY - The Salem Leader or The Salem Democrat; after August 19, 1936:

     “And at the end of the day comes rest.” Well may these words be said of the long useful life of Ella Payne, which ended at the close of the day, August 19, 1936.
     This life began March 13, 1856, and after a period of more than 80 years of loyal service to all with whom she came in contact, she heard the Master’s call, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful in a few things; I will make thee ruler over many; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”
     She was the second child of William and Peninah Bundy Brickey. At the age of two her father died, at which time her mother and little brother, James, aged 4, came to the home of her grandfather and grandmother, Abram and Farabee Bundy who lived on what is now known as the Lemuel Purlee farm.
     In this home of thrifty pioneer stock she grew to womanhood well trained in all household tasks which later were to prove her as an efficient wife and mother.
     The grandfather and grandmother with whom she lived were of a long line of Quaker parentage coming to this county from North Carolina before Indiana became a state.
     Ella being a birthright member of this church, was thoroughly trained in its teachings and principles by which she governed her life and her home.
     Her education began at the log school house at the Quaker meeting house in this community. Later she attended the public schools and the May Academy in Salem. She was always very interested in the training and schooling of her children and was always anxious to give them such advantages as the home could afford. She often told her children of the great influence of one of her teachers, the late Elwood Trueblood, how his splendid advice and training had encouraged and inspired her to live for the highest things in life.
     On October 8, 1875 she was married to Lewis C. Payne, who departed this life December 26, 1929. Soon after their marriage they came to the present home to live and in this home nine children, four sons and five daughters, have grown to manhood and womanhood. These children are: Claude L. of Salem, Maude E. Tatlock of Covington, Tenn., Cassius of East St. Louis, William Herschel, who passed away March 26, 1908; Martha B. Michell, Scottsburg; Leafa M. Baynes, Salem; Lovan (Loran), Kokomo; Mary Lucretia, wife of Ray Newlon, who passed away August 30, 1926, and Dollyne Elizabeth of Salem. There are 17 grandchildren.
     Too much can not be said of this good woman. She was a loyal and devoted wife, an ideal mother, untiring in the training of her children, careful in the details of her home making and a woman of usefulness in this community in which she lived.
     Through a long period of ill health she has bourne her suffering without a murmur, always thinking of the comfort of others instead, and never her own, and as long as ability and strength were left she sought to serve those around her.
     As she advanced in years her countenance radiated the noble inner life, the assured trust and implicit faith she had in her Master.
     Her well lived life is a witness.
     Funeral rites were held at the home at 10:30 o’clock, Friday, by the Rev. W. R. Seat, of Washington, with burial in Crown hill cemetery.

She was buried in August 1936 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Ferebee Ellen Brickey and Lewis Cass Payne

William Brickey

M, d. 1858
     William Brickey married Peninah Bundy in March 1853 at Washington Co., IN. William Brickey died in 1858.

Child of William Brickey and Peninah Bundy