HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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W. J. BREWER, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; was born in this county Sept. 15, 1833; son of John and Jane (Martin) Brewer; his people came from Greene Co., Ky., in 1826, and settled in the eastern part of Menard Co., where they lived during the remainder of their lives; W. J. was raised a farmer, and by industry and energy has accumulated a good property, now owning 120 acres. He married Miss Nancy A. Blair Sept. 13, 1858; she died April 7, 1871, leaving two children; Feb. 23, 1874, he married Mrs. Elizabeth Orr; she died Nov. 28, 1877.


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