The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 675, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"WILLIAM A. BREWER, son of JOHN C. and MARY E. (WILHITE) BREWER, was born in Morgan County, Indiana, March 17, 1845, and there attended school till aged about seventeen, when his father moved his family to White Post Township, this county. WILLIAM worked on the home farm for awhile and then came to Francesville and clerked for some time. April 15, 1866, he married MARGARET M., daughter of Dr. ROBERT MATTINGLY, and to this union were born five children - MARY E., January 3, 1867; CORA M., March 4, 1869; ROBERT C., March 4, 1871; MARGARET E., March 5, 1873, and WILLIE, in January, 1874, at which time Mrs. BREWER died. April 1, 1869, Mr. BREWER was appointed agent for the American Express Company, and he still holds the position; at the same time he engaged in the lumber business to some extent - his largest sale in one day reaching 130,000 feet of fencing. February 14, 1875, he married ELIZA A., daughter of ABRAHAM and GRAMILDA ANN (WILSON) DENNIS, who has borne him five children - OTHO D. and GUY D., September 9, 1876; PAUL B., May 6, 1878; GRAMILDA, August 13, 1880; and JENNIE F., September 4, 1882 (died September 18, 1882). In August, 1878, Mr. BREWER engaged in general merchandising, and has now a fine store well stocked with a full line of dry goods, groceries, canned goods, game, etc., etc. Mr. BREWER is a Mason, a member of the Christian Church and a Republican. Mrs. BREWER is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."