Category Archive: Brewster

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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Mar 09

The First Brewster Reunion, 1913

First Brewster Reunion, 1913, Adams County, Indiana.

It is always a pleasant surprise when some family-related information unexpectedly pops up right before your eyes. Last Friday I was doing some newspaper research at the Brumback Library in Van Wert. I was nearly finished and was looking through a book of abstracted articles from the Willshire Herald, waiting for a rain storm to end. …

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Sep 06

Tombstone Tuesday–Winfield Scott Brewster

BREWSTER, Winfield Scott, Effie Jane, Charles Augustus, Kessler/Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Winfield Scott Brewster, his wife Effie Jane (Searight) Brewster, and their son Charles Augustus Brewster.  The tombstone is located in row 7 of Kessler Cemetery (aka Liberty Cemetery) in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The flat marker is inscribed BREWSTER, Winfield Scott, 1847-1926, Effie Jane, 1856-1928, and Charles Agustus, 1884-1951. …

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Aug 30

Tombstone Tuesday–James Henry Brewster

James Henry Brewster (1841-1916), Mt. Hope Cemetery, Montgomery County, Kansas

This is the tombstone of James Henry Brewster. The tombstone is located in the Brewster plot of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas. The tombstone is inscribed BREWSTER, James H., Penn. 1841-1916, Co. E 80th O.V.V.I.– Jane, his wife 1840-1940. James Henry Brewster was born 9 August 1841 in Pennsylvania. He was the son …

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Aug 26

James Henry Brewster Meets the Dalton Gang

James Henry Brewster (1913 photo)

Occasionally I am asked if there are any famous ancestors in my family tree. I always have to think about that question. I have searched for an ancestor that did something remarkably noteworthy, but I haven’t come up with much. Most of my ancestors were just common folk, doing ordinary jobs and the necessary chores from …

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