Category Archive: Brewster

Dec 28

Postcard from Pearl Brewster

Today, an old picture postcard of students in front of a school that was likely located in rural Adams County, Indiana, over 100 years ago. The postcard is postmarked Geneva, Indiana, and is dated February 19. Unfortunately, I cannot read the year of the postmark. It is addressed to: Mrs. Emily Reid 610 West Water …

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Dec 14

Two More Brewster 5-Generation Photos

How many people can say they have been in two 5-generation family photos. Not many, I would guess. However, my great-grandmother, Pearl (Reid) Brewster (1880-1962), did just that. She was in two 5-generation family photos that were taken nearly 60 years apart! The first 5-generation photo Pearl was in was taken around 1898. Pearl was …

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Aug 25

1909 Postcard to Gerty Brewster from Mrs. Wyman

Here is a postcard my Uncle Vernie shared with me some time ago. It is postmarked from: Mrs. Wyman Brecksville, Ohio 11 Oct 1909, 4 p.m. To: Miss Gerty Brewster Geneva, Ind., Route 5 Miss Gerty Brewster was my grandmother Gertrude (Brewster) Miller (1896-1973). Brecksville, Ohio, is a city in Cuyahoga County, a suburb of …

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Aug 18

Mount Carmel EUB Sunday School Class of 1914

Today, an old photo that was submitted and printed in The Graphic, Portland, Indiana, in 1954. The photo was originally taken in 1914 of Edna Brewster’s Mount Carmel EUB Church Sunday School class. The church was located in Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana. The Graphic had a feature section “From the Old Album” where people …

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Jun 02

Who Was Ida Brewster?

In last week’s blog post I mentioned the water problems we had in our basement after receiving 5 inches of rain in a very short period of time the Wednesday night before. Our sump pump did not fail. Ironically it went out just three days before and Joe installed a new one. No, the rain …

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