Tag Archive: Brewster

Jan 10

The Passing of Darrel “Pete” Brewster

Sadly, earlier this week I read about the passing of Darrel “Pete” Brewster, professional football legend and one of my distant cousins.

Darrel Burton Brewster, later nicknamed Pete, was born in 1930 in Adams County, Indiana, and grew up in Portland, Indiana, where he excelled and basketball and football.

May 28

Tombstone Tuesday for Memorial Day

Today, some Memorial Day cemetery photos.

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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Jun 29

Holmes County–Just Passing Through

This past week we spent a few days in Holmes County. In addition to the beautiful eastern Ohio countryside in this Amish community there is an abundance of shopping opportunities, handcrafted Amish items, cheese, wine, delicious home-style food, and other attractions. It is also the area where several of my ancestors lived for awhile before …

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