Date of Death: 28 Sep 1912
Subject: John Brewer
Source: unknown, [Oct] 1912
John Brewer was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, October 10, 1830. He passed away in death at his home 3 miles northeast of Bolckow, Mo., September 28, 1912, age 81 years, 11 mos. and 18 days.
In the year 1855 he was married to Elizabeth Rush, with whom he lived 3 years, when she was called away by death. One daughter was born to this union, Mrs. Mary Jane Savacool, who now resides in Iowa.
He was next married to Allie J. Hicks, who died in 1867. To this union there was born 3 sons and 3 daughters. One son and one daughter died in infancy. The two surviving sons are Joseph and John, both of Andrew County, and the daughters are Sarah E. and Rhoda E.
In 1870 he was again married, this time to Sarah A. Hutson, who with 4 sons born to them survives. These sons are Arthur of Nodaway County, Elsworth of Conrad, Montana, and Marcellus and Edgar of Andrew County. A daughter died in infancy.
Father Brewer obeyed the Gospel of Christ, at Bedford, Iowa in 1871 and continued in the faith to the end. For several years past he has held his membership in the Church of Christ, at Rosendale, Missouri. he was an honorable, upright citizen, industrious to a fault. For a number of years he was almost totally blind but instead of giving up in despair, he went about his business, being led by his little boy, until he finally recovered his sight.
Elder W. A. Chapman preached a brief funeral sermon, at the home, and interment was in Bolckow Cemetery, Bolckow, Missouri.