For several years I was under the impression that my ancestor Graham Hewitt Brewer was born in Philadelphia. I've since found out he was from Virginia, so I have a lot of notes on Brewers that aren't my family. Hopefully others might find some of it useful:
13 Jun 1761 Thomas Brewer & Ann Cummings
6 Jun 1773 Joseph Brewer & Elizabeth Caryl
26 May 1778 Jonathan Brewer & Margaret Atkinson
Fr: Egle: Penn: Genealogies, 974.8--
(p. 200) Ann Elder, b. 18 Mar 1799 m. 1820 Abram Brewer, children's names unknown
(p. 236) Elsie McMath b. 21 Jul 1817, d. 5 Jun 1849 (near niles, MI) m. William Brewer.
Charles M. Brewer was an attorney in 1886, Jefferson Co., PA.
Brewers in 1870 Philadelphia Census
Alex, 46, b. PA
Antrim, 46, b. PRUS
Charles, 19, b. PRUS
Charles, 46, b. NJ
David, 47, b. MA
David, 55, B. SCOT
Edmund J., 14, b. PA
George, 18, b. PA
Henry, 26, b. PA
Horace, 28, b. PA
Isaac, 40, b. CT
John, 24, b. PA
John, 44, b. ENGL
John, 79, b. ENGL
Peter, 36, b. FRAN
Robert, 48, b. PA
Rufus F., 46, b. MA
Samuel, 52, b. PA
William, 35, b. NJ
William, 42, b. PA
William, 60, b. NY
William, 43, b. PA
Zacheus, 12, b. PA
Fr:Commemorative Biographical Record of Cent. Penn. 1898, v. II, pp. 1119-1120--
Daniel Brewer, one of the brave "boys in blue" during the dark days of the rebellion, is now a highly respected and honored citizen of Perry township, with whose business interests he has long been identified. His entire life has been passed in this section of the State, where his parents took up their residence during its pioneer epoch, becoming important factors in its development and prosperity. They were Peter and Letitia (Work) Brewer.
Peter Brewer was born in Northumberland Co., Penn, in 1790 during early manhood located near Richmond, on the Indiana and Jefferson Co. line, and after his marriage removed to East Mahoning township, Indiana Co., where he took up a tract of government land and improved a farm. In connection with agricultural pursuits, he also followed surveying for a number of years. Upon the old homestead both he and his wife died, the former at the age of 62, and the latter at the age of 78 years. In their family were the following children: Mary, who was born on the home farm in Indiana Co., married Nathaniel Dougherty, and died some years ago; Sarah died when a young lady; John died in early manhood; James died at the age of 25; Daniel is next in order of birth; Margaret died on the old homestead in early womanhood; Elizabeth is the wife of Robert Stewart, a farmer living near Plumville; and Samuel is married and has three children. He is a carpenter by trade, and for a number of years worked for John Dubois, in Dubois, Penn. Later he made his home in Ridgway, Penn, but now lives in Centerville, NY, between Buffalo and Rochester.
Daniel Brewer, of this sketch, was born Sept. 28, 1826, on the old homestead in Indiana Co., where he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the common schools of the neighborhood. He remained on the home farm with his parents until 1857, but five years previous he had married Miss Annie M. Robinson, of Jefferson Co., daughter of Thomas Robinson. On leaving the parental roof he went to Perrysville, where he was a partner of William Lamson in the foundry and gristmill, the firm being Lamson & Brewer, until his enlistment in the Union army. In August 1861, he joined Company A. 105th P.V.I., which was assigned to the Army of the Potomac under General McCellan and his first engagement was at Savage Station in June 1862. This was followed by the battle of Williamsburg and the Richmond campaign, where he contracted the swamp fever, and for a time was confined at the hospital at Harrison's Landing. Rejoining his regiment he assisted in guarding the bridge near Manassas Junction, where an engagement was brought on with Lee's army and the Union troops were driven back to Savage Station. Later followed the second battle of Bull Run, where half of Comapny A were killed or wounded, the remainder marching back to their old camp at Centerville, near Alexandria. On the retreat General Kearney was killed. The troops next marched to Camp Smith, where Mr. Brewer was elected second lieutenant of his company, and later proceeded to Poolsville, MD, to stop the advance of Stewart's calvary. Here our subject was taken ill with ague which unfitted him for duty for some time, but finally he was able to rejoin the army at Leesburg, where they remained three weeks. They were next stationed near Warrington, and from there went to Fredericksburg, where a battle was fought, which lasted three days, with a heavy loss to both sides. After reaching camp Mr. Brewer was stricken with sicatic rheumatism, and was later discharged at Fredericksburg on account of disability. On his return to Perrysville, he resumed his business in connection with Mr. Lamson in the foundry until 1864 when he and George Blose bought out that gentleman and continued operations for four years. Our subject then sold his interest and purhcased a wagon shop and subsequently, a planing mill, which he has since successfully conducted. Having prospered in his undertaking he is now the owner of considerable real estate in Perrysville, and is accounted one of its representative and prominent business men.
Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brewer, but nine died in infancy. Those living are as follows: (1) Sylvester E., born in 1855, married Miss Amanda Jones and with their five children reside in Reynoldsville, PA. (2) T.B., born in Perry township in 1861, makes his home in Perrysville and is a partner of his father in the planing mill business. He married Miss Annie Marsh of Jefferson Co., and has two sons -- John and Edward. (3) Harry M. born in 1864, in Perrysville, where he still resides, married Miss Shields and has two children -- Ruth and Rellah. (4) King, born April 22, 1878, is at home with his parents. In early life our subject was an Old-line Whig, but espoused the principles of the Republican party on its organization and has since been one of its most earnest advocates. For the long period of 28 years he most efficiently served as justice of the peace, resigning in 1893 when elected commissioner of .... (my photocopy is cut off here, so I cant's finish the last 9 lines)
Fr: MacKenzie: Colonial Families of the USA (973.2 M199 v.3, p. 73)--
Hon. David Josiah Brewer, deceased, b. 20th June 1837, in Smyrna, Asia Minor; d. 28th Mar 1910 in Washington, D.C.; m. (firstly) 3d Oct 1861, in Kansas City, MO, Rhoda Louise Landon, b. 30th June 1839 in Burlington, VT; d. 3d Apr 1898 in Washington, D.C.; m. (secondly) 5th June 1901 in Washington, D.C., Emma Mott of Burlington, VT.
Issue by 1st m.
I. Harriet Emilia, b. 21st July 1862; m. 11th Sept 1889 at Leavenworth, KS, Aaron P. Jetmore
1. David Brewer Jetmore, b. 17th Nov 1890
2. Harriet Louise Jetmore, b. 14th June 1892
3. Margaret Nevada Jetmore, b. 15th Dec 1894
4. Frances Field Jetmore, b. 13th Dec 1897
II. Henrietta Louise, b. 2nd Dec 1865; m. 18th Apr 1892 at Washington, D.C., James Lawson Karrick, b. 29th Mar. 1862. (See Karrick)
1. David Brewer Karrick, b. 18th June 1893
2. James Lawson Karrick, b. 11th Jan 1895
III. Frances Adele, b. 26th Aug 1870; d. 11th May 1896
IV. Elizabeth, b. 16th Feb 1875; m. 8th Feb 1904 at Washington, D.C.; Wellington Wells, b. 18th Apr. 1868 (See Wells.)
1. Henrietta Wells, b. 10th Nov 1905
2. Wellington Wells, Jr., b. 25th Jan 1908
David Josiah Brewer entered Wesleyan College at the age of fifteen, and attended for two years. He then entered Yale College, from which he graduated in the Class of 1856, among the more prominent members of which were Senator Chauncey M. Depew and Justice Henry B. Brown, later an associate of Justice Brewer in the United States Supreme Court. He then studied law for two years at Albany Law School, and later with his uncle, David Dudley Field, a prominent attorney in New York.
Having decided to seek his fortune in the West, he started in 1868 for Pike's Peak, but was obliged to return to Kansas, and then to Stockbridge, Mass, until ... (end of photocopy)