Category Archive: Brewster

Sep 06

The Infamous Mainard Brewster

There is a saying that good news doesn’t sell newspapers. And that is why you are likely to find more information about a troublemaker and his encounters with the law than you will about a regular person. In fact, the actions of the notorious generate all sorts of records. Each person chooses his or her path …

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Aug 30

Brewster DNA Test

DNA testing is rather popular among genealogists these days. The possibility of discovering ancestral origins, unknown relatives and family connections is appealing to us. So I recently decided to explore this area of genealogy, too. I am still learning about using DNA for genealogy research but I know a little more about interpreting the results …

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Jul 19

Brewster Reunion Reports

Summertime! Long, hot, sunny days. Vacations, ballgames and family reunions. Yes, it is family reunion time once again. The only reunion in our family this year is the annual Miller reunion, which will be held next weekend. Our other two regular family reunions, the Schumm reunion and Brewster reunion, are held every other year, and …

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Oct 12

Pete Brewster–Professional Football Player

My 1958 Topps #11 Pete Brewster card.

The Brewster side of my family tree has come through again with another famous relative, this time a professional athlete. Some time ago I wrote about James Henry Brewster, my great-great-granduncle, who was a well known Kansas contractor and stone mason. James Henry’s other claim to fame was that he happened to be in the …

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Mar 16

Brewster Brothers in the Civil War

Brewster Brothers: George W, Winfield Scott, Daniel M, James Henry (seated), 1913.

Last week I shared a newspaper article and a photo of the first Brewster Reunion, held in Adams County, Indiana, in 1913. Among those in attendance were two Civil War veterans. Brothers James Henry and Daniel M. Brewster served in Company E of the 80th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry [OVI]. According to James Henry Brewster’s …

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