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Descendants of Edward Asa

      15. Nancy Elizabeth4 Asa (Samuel B3, Elijah2, Edward1)78,79 was born February 11, 1848 in Drury Township, Rock Island Co., IL80, and died September 03, 1928 in Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80. She married Stephen Brewer80 May 22, 1871 in Drury Township, Rock Island Co., IL80, son of Rufus Brewer and Rac-Seamy Phipps. He was born February 12, 1839 in Grayson Co., VA80, and died August 12, 1902 in Quincy, IL80.

Notes for Nancy Elizabeth Asa:

Obit: Mary Elizabeth Brewer 79 widow of Stephen A. Brewer, died at her home at Fairport IA at 3:30 this
morning (3 Feb 1928) after an illness of several months. She was born in Drury township, IL the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Asa. Practically her entire life was spent in the vicinity of her birth, in Rock Island Co., IL and Muscatine Counties IA. She was married to Stephen A. Brewer in Drury township in 1871. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. O. A. Bird Put-in-Bay OH and Mrs. A. Creamer Fairport IA, two sons F. M. Brewer Geneva Island Geneva Island sat in the Middle of the Mississippi River until they put in the dam) and Glen Brewer Fairport IA, one sister Mrs. Susan Hayes, Muscatine
and 24 g/children. Funeral services will be conducted from the Fairport church at 2 o'clock Wed.
afternoon by the Rev. E. A. Lack, pastor of the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church of New Era, IA. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Goff undertaking parlors. Notes from June Welsch her name was not Mary it was Nancy. I found her last name spelt several ways Accy, Aca, Asay. I never knew Nancy but my mother told me how Nancy would patch all the boys jeans even tho she was blind she could thread a needle. My father told me Nancy loved to sit in her rocker and smoke her corn cob pipe and she also chewed tobacco. I was told she was part Indian according to her picture she sure looks like she is. From Muscatine Journal March 7, 1909, With her sister lying cold in death in South Muscatine IA, Mrs. Nancy E. Brewer, Feeble, blind and trembling with emotion, was led to the witness stand in the Jones trial to testify against the man she firmly believes killed her nephew and niece Mr. and Mrs. William Van Winkle. Suffering with the terrible affliction of almost total blindness with approaching deafness and other infirmitiesof age, she nerved herself to a supreme effort to aid the state in calling to justice the man it alleges is guilty of the fiendish murder. Mrs. Brewer told of Jones' visit to her home the night of the murder, and after the remark by Mrs. Eliza Van Winkle, that she was going to remain at Brewer's all night, and his decision to then go to Billy Van Winkle's and arrange to remain there that night. She also related the fact that drinks were passed around by the defendent and in fact told the same story her son Glen Brewer told. It took about two years to catch Jones and then he hung himself while waiting trial.

More About Nancy Elizabeth Asa:
Burial: Unknown, Fairport IA Cem.80

Notes for Stephen Brewer:

In the probate papers of his father it had his name as Colonal Stephen Hail Brewer and in his son's Free Brewer bible it had his name as Stephen A. D. Brewer. He was in 1870 in Buffalo Praire, Rock Island Co. IL, census; Stephen 31 farmer born VA, Lee 8 born IL, Elizabeth 3 born IL. In 1880 Rock Island IL, (Drury Twn) Census; Stephen 41 born VA, Nancy E. wife 26 born IL, Lee 18 born IL, Elizabeth 13 born IA, Frank 8 born IL, Free 7 born IL, Glen 1 born IL. In 1900 Rock Island Co., IL, census Drury Township; Stephen 56 farmer born VA, and married 27 years he could read and write, Nancy 54 born IL, Glen 21 born IL, Agnes 9 born IL, Nuffie 6 born IL. I found both of his m/cer to his wifes. His first wife must of left him with the children as I found them living with Stephen in every census. My personal thought on Stephen and his first wife Sarah I think he kept two children and she kept two. He was in the Civil War, 12 6TH I.V.I. CO.I. IL, Volunteers, from 11 Aug.1862 to 12 July 1865. His pension papers said he enlisted in IL, and mustered out in Pine Bluff AR. When he was admitted to the Soldiers Home in Quincy IL, he made a short will dated 5 June 1902 and said he was Stephen Brewer from Drury Township Rock Island Co. IL, (Drury Township is right across the Mississippi River from Muscatine IA) formerly a Soldier of the U.S.A. in the war against late rebellion respectfully ask that he be admitted as a member of the Soldier's Home. That he is now 63 year s old; That he is 5 feet and 7 inches high; That he is of Light Complection, Blue Eyes and Gray Brown Hair; That he was born in Grayson County VA, on the 12 Day of Feb 1839. That he has a Blind Wife; that he has 7 children now living ages 10, 13, 19, 26, 30, 35, and 40. In the short will he left 10 Acres to his wife Nancy E. Brewer and his son Glen Brewer. In another paper he had to fill out he named his children Lee Brewer 40 residence Buda IL, Lizzie (Elizabeth) 35 residence Buda IL, Frank Brewer 30 residence Fairport Muscatine Co., IA, Free Brewer 26 residence Drury Township IL, Glenn Brewer 22 residence Drury Township IL, Agnes Brewer 13 residence Drury Township IL, Minnie Brewer Bird 19 residence Andulisa Rock Island County IL, Nuffie Brewer 10 residence Drury Township IL. On his d/cer it said he was 53 which is wrong he was 63. He is buried at the Soldiers Home Cem. in Quincy IL. Notice that none of his children had a middle name. It was always a family story that they gave Nuffie her name because they had enough children. The following Memoriam was sent to Elizabeth Brewer Teagarden; Resolutions passed by Shelby Norman Post G.A.R.,at last regular meeting upon the death of Comrade Stephen Brewer. Whereas; Comrade Stephen Brewer, late of Co. "I" 126th IL Inft. Vol. died on the 12th day of August 1902, in the Hospital at Soldiers Home at Quincy, IL, and was there buried with Military honors, Therefore: Be it resolved that we, his surviving comrades of this Post unanimously adopt and place upon record these resolutions in kindly and fraternal regard and respect to the memory of our departed comrade: That Comrade Brewer was a true and loyal soldier, his military record during his three years of faithful service in defence of his Country being without blemish and an honor to himself and his comrades in arms. That no greater need of praise be recorded to the memory of man. That this Post, of which he was a worthy member and comrade deeply deplores his death. That we sincerely sympathize with and extend our condolence to his bereaved family. That the adjutant is here-in requested to mail to the family of our deceased comrade a copy of these resolutions. Signed Committee.

More About Stephen Brewer:
Burial: Unknown, Solider's Home Cem., Quincy, IL80
Children of Nancy Asa and Stephen Brewer are:
  44 i.   Free5 Brewer80, born January 12, 1872 in Rock Island Co., IL80; died July 20, 1949 in Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80. He married (1) Sarah Elizabeth Essex80 September 11, 1899 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80; born March 22, 1878 in Rock Island Co., IL80; died July 02, 1933 in Mt. Pleasant, IA80. He married (2) Mollie Graves80 April 08, 1947 in Muscatine, IA80; born September 09, 1871 in IN80; died September 24, 1956 in Muscatine, IA80.
  Notes for Free Brewer:

My Grandfather: I remember he was a very large man and always had a white beard and use to whisker
rub me. I have his m/cer and it said he was 26 when he married and his parents were Stephen and
Nancy Asa Brewer. They were married by John A. Rowan, J. P. On his m/cer his name is Freeman and
on his d/cer his name is Free M. Brewer. On the d/cer his mothers last name is spelt Acy. Obit; Free M.
Brewer, 77, died at the home of his son Rufus Brewer in Sweetland twn. He was born in IL, the son of
Stephen and Nancy Acy Brewer. He married Sarah Essex and after her death married Mollie Hall on 8
April 1946 in Muscatine. He was a retired farmer. Survivors; 5 sons Rufus, Archie , Walter,
Donald and William; 2 sisters Mrs. George Creamer and Mrs. Orange Bird. When he married Mollie
Graves in 1947 he said his name was Free. In the 1910 Sweetland Twn., Muscatine Co. IA, census: Free 37 born IL, Sarey (Sarah) 32, born IL, Theodore W. (Rufus) 10 born IL, Archer J. ( Archie) 9, Walter 6 born IL, It said they were married 11 years had 5 children and 2 still living. He is buried in the Fairport IA cemetery. Sept. 13, 1999 in the Muscatine IA Journal was the following; Our Yesterdays, 100 years ago Squire Rowan had to get up early to do businessin the matrimonial line this morning. The Squire married Freeman Brewer and Miss Sarah Essex at 8 a.m. the earliest opening of the "Marriage Parlor" on record.

  More About Free Brewer:
Burial: Unknown, Fairport IA Cem.80

  Notes for Sarah Elizabeth Essex:

My Grandmother; She was the daughter of Wiley Essex and Matilda Frances Davidson. I don't know a
thing about her as she died before I was born. My mother told me that she was a very tiny lady. When I
went thru her bible she had little locks of hair from all her babies that she had lost, oh how she must
of grieved over them. She wrote the date, time and year each child was born and how much they
weighed and same thing for there deaths. They had all boys. On her m/cer it gave her age as 20. Obit;
Sarah E. Brewer 55 of Muscatine died today after a long illness Mrs. Brewer was the daughter of Wiley
and Matildy Essex. She is survived by her husband F. M. Brewer, 5 sons Rufus F. , Archie J., Donald L.,
Walter A., and William A. Brewer; 3 brothers E. T. and William Essex, and a half brother O. S. Terry. Burial was in the Essex cemetery in IL.

  More About Sarah Elizabeth Essex:
Burial: Unknown, Essex Cem., Drury Twn., IL80

  Notes for Mollie Graves:

Obit; Survivors; one son Clarence Baker of Granite City IL, 3 daughters, Mrs. Ella Rennie of West
Frankfort IL, Mrs. Ethel Hall of Rochester MI, and Mrs. Dorothy Heatley of Omaha NB, and a number of
step children. Her husband preceded her in death.

  More About Mollie Graves:
Burial: Unknown, Greenwood Cem, Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80

  45 ii.   Frank Brewer80, born Abt. 1872 in IL80; died Unknown. He married Lillie Lampher80 March 12, 1898 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80; born Abt. 188080; died Unknown.
  Notes for Frank Brewer:

He either left town or drowned no one heard from him after 1890. It was a rumor that he drowned and
another rumor that he was making advances at his brothers (Glen) wife and left town.

  Notes for Lillie Lampher:

  46 iii.   Glen Brewer80, born April 08, 1882 in IL.City, Rock Island Co., IL80; died August 07, 1951 in Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80. He married (1) Nina Crabtree80; born Abt. 1893 in IL80; died Abt. 1919 in Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80. He married (2) Katie Behrendt80; born July 24, 1891 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80; died December 19, 1968 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80. He married (3) Louisa Kreiger80 May 08, 1922 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80; born July 12, 1895 in Milwaukee, WI80; died March 13, 1931 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80.
  Notes for Glen Brewer:

Obit; Glen Brewer 69 a resident of Fairport IA, for 46 years died of gunshot wounds at his home today.
County Coroner William Catalona pronounced his death a suicide, death resulting from gunshot wounds
in the abdomen. The son of Steven and Nancy Elizabeth Acey Brewer, he was born 8 April 1882 in
Illinois City IL. His wife is the former Kate Waldon. Mr. Brewer had been employed as a section laborer
on the Rock Island railroad. Surviving are his wife, living at Mt. Pleasant IA; 1 son, Alva Lee Griffin of
Sigourney IA; 1 stepson, Fred Bahr of Muscatine; 3 daughters Mrs. Effie Rossi of Starks, NB, Miss Dicie
Brewer of Rockwell City, IA, and Mrs. Ellen McDaniels of Marengo IA, 2 sisters, Mrs. Nuffie Creamer of
Fairport IA, and Mrs. Minnie Bird of Lawrenceville IL, and 13 g/children. Preceding him in death were his
parents, first wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 brothers and 1 sister. Burial will be in the Fairport Cemetery in Fairport IA. Glen was in 1910 Sweetland Twn., Muscatine Iowa census; Married 2 years Glen 29 born IL, Niny 17 born IL, Leonard 2 born IA, Nancy (mother) 62 born IL. In the 1915 Muscatine Co. IA, census; Glen 33, Nina 22, Nancy 66, Leonard 6, Effie 4, Dicy 2, Norma 1. It was believed Glen was murdered instead of sucide.

  More About Glen Brewer:
Burial: Unknown, Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80

  Notes for Nina Crabtree:

  More About Nina Crabtree:
Burial: Unknown, Fairport IA80

  More About Katie Behrendt:
Burial: Unknown, Greenwood Cem, Muscatine, IA80

  Notes for Louisa Kreiger:

Her first marriage was to Arthur Barr and 3 children were born to them Esther, Gertrude, and Fred Barr.
Following a divorce she married Glen Brewer of Fairport IA. When she died she was survived by; her
husband Glen, 3 children Fred, Esther and Gertrude Barr. Her father Carl Krueger a brother Edward
Krueger a sister Mrs. A. A. Pallischeck one step son Leonard Brewer. Her mother and one sister
preceded her in death.

  More About Louisa Kreiger:
Burial: Unknown, Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80

  47 iv.   Minnie Brewer80, born Abt. 1883 in Rock Island Co., IL80; died Unknown in CA80. She married Orange Albert Bird80 June 05, 1899 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80; born Abt. 1860 in IL80; died Unknown in Paris, IL80.
  Notes for Minnie Brewer:

Ref.1910,1920,1925 Mus. Co. IA, census on her children. Minnie had several ages I came up with. Her
m/cer had her age 16 so that would of made her born 1883.

  Notes for Orange Albert Bird:

In the 1910 Sweetland Twn., Muscatine Co, Iowa census as follows; Married 11 years and had 5 children and 5 still living. Albert 42 born IL, Minnie 25 born IL, Pearl 8 born Iowa, Herbert 5 born Il, Tonie 3 born IL, Delbert 4 born IL, Leslie 1 born IL. In 1915 Muscatine Co., IA census; Orange 45 born IL, Minnie 33 born IL, Pearl 13 born IA, Herbert 11 born IL, Delbert 9 born IL, Tonie 7 born IL, Leslie 7 born IL, Hazel 5 born IA, Mary 2 born IA. In 1925 Muscatine Co., IA census said his parents were Alexander Bird and Mary E. Ellis. Muscatine Co., Iowa m/cer said his father was Elliott Bird. He was a fisherman for the Biological Station in Fairport IA.

  48 v.   Agnes Brewer80, born June 15, 1889 in Rock Island Co., IL80; died October 05, 1915 in Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80. She married (1) Henry Holmes80 September 16, 1903 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80; died Unknown. She married (2) Elmer Reeves80 August 26, 1913 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80; born January 19, 1871 in Sweetland Twn., Muscatine Co., IA80; died June 23, 1919 in Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80.
  Notes for Agnes Brewer:

Agnes did not have any children. Her obit; said she died after a lingering illness of 8 years with
Tuberculosis. Mrs. Reeves who was about 26 years of age has resided in Fairport during practically her
entire life. She is survied by her husband, 3 step-children Florence, Ella and Daniel Revees, her mother
Mrs. Elizabeth Brewer, who made her home with her, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

  More About Agnes Brewer:
Burial: Unknown, Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80

  Notes for Elmer Reeves:

Elmer was the son of Andrew J. Reeves and Ella Demink. Obit; Elmer Reeves 48 of Fairport IA, was
killed instantly yesterday afternoon shortly before 5 o'clock when he fell from a car on a work train on
which he was riding, about three and one-half miles east of Fairport. He fell beneath the car which
passed over his body at the shoulders, killing him instantly. Mr. Reeves was an employee on the
section and was returning to his home on the workers' train at the time of the accident. As the cars of the
work train are open flat cars, the workers sit on the edge and it was while in such a position that Mr.
Reeves was thrown between the cars by a sudden jolt of the train, according to eye witnesses. When the train was halted, the wheels of one of the cars were resting on his body and it was seen at once that
death had been almost instantaneous. His body was brought to Muscatine immediately and is now at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Reeves of Washington street. Mr Reeves was born 19 Jan. 1871in Fairport IA, and resided there through the greater portion of his life. He was united in marriage with Miss Melvine Dusenbury in 1893, 3 children being born to the union, Mrs. Florence Hayes of Illinois City IL, Van and Miss Ella Reeves at home. Mrs. Reeves died in 1905 at the family home near Illinois City. Shortly after the death of his wife, Mr. Reeves and his children moved to Fairport. Four years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Agnes (Brewer) Holmes, who preceded him in death 2 years ago. Besides his parents and his children, he is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. J. W. Quinault, Washington; Mrs. A. L. Martin, Burlington Junction MO, Mrs. Harry Weierhauser of Washington street, and one brother, H. L. Reeves of Cedar Rapids IA. Funeral services will be held from the home of his parents at 10 o'clock
Wednesday morning. Interment will be made in the Fairport cemetery. A strange feature of the death of
Mr. Reeves was the fact that approximately 15 years ago, his brother Van was killed a mile west of
Fairport by an east bound train which struck him.

  More About Elmer Reeves:
Burial: Unknown, Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80

  49 vi.   Nuffie Brewer80, born December 25, 1891 in Rock Island Co., IL80; died February 03, 1977 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80. She married (1) Pallie S. Truesdale80 March 10, 1908 in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80; born January 29, 188480; died December 14, 1915 in Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80. She married (2) George Francis Creamer80 September 20, 1919 in Muscatine, IA80; born May 13, 1892 in Muscatine Co., IA80; died June 03, 1963 in Iowa City, IA80.
  Notes for Nuffie Brewer:

Ref. m/cer gave her age 18 when she married Pollie which would make her born in 1890. Her d/cer said
she was born 25 Dec 1890 in IL. Her g/daughter Lois told me that Nuffie did not know what date she was
born on so she picked Christmas day Her g/daughter Mary Dipple McDonald has a rolling pin that
belonged to Nuffie that Nuffie's father made her. It is all made in one piece.

  More About Nuffie Brewer:
Burial: Unknown, Greenwood Cem., Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA80

  Notes for Pallie S. Truesdale:

He was the son of John Truesdale and Mary Creamer. Obit: The coroner's jury impanelled to investigate
the death of Pallie S. Truesdale, which occurred in a rather strange manner at his home at Fairport IA,
this morning (14 Dec. 1915) returned a verdict in which apoplexy was assigned as the cause of his
demise. Testimony introduced at the inquest which was held this morning by Coroner King, revealed the
information that Truesdale, who was a section hand was apparently in normal health yesterday and untill
5 o'clock last evening. About 5 o'clock he entered the depot to rest and talked for a moment with the
agent V. P. Morris. When Mr. Morris started to leave the station about an hour later he discovered the
helpless form of Truesdale on the floor of the waiting room. He helped the man home carrying him most
of the way, and aided in putting him in bed. About 3 o'clock this morning his wife visited his bedside and
he was apparently asleep and snoring. About 6 o'clock this morning his mother, Mrs. H. P. Frieler visited his bedside and found him dying. Dr. B. E. Eversmeyer and Coroner E. H. King were both summoned. A physician was not called last evening because of the fact that Truesdale had been addicted to drink and his relatives thought him in a drunken stupor, even though no smell of liquor could be detected either on his clothing or breath. The rumor was also current in Fairport that the man had been poisoned. An investigation by Dr. Eversmeyer, however, silenced both of these rumors. The deceased was 31 years of age, and had been a resident of Fairport IA for the past 10 years. He was a member of the Court of Honor lodge. He is survived by his wife, one small child and his mother, Mrs. H. P. Frieler. No funeral arrangements have been announced. It is believed that his name was Palestine and he shorten it to Pallie S. He was in 1910 census Muscatine Co., IA, census; Pallae 26 born IA, Nuffie 19 born IL, Lydia F. 1 born IA, Nancy mother in-law 62 she said she had 6 children and 6 still living.

  More About Pallie S. Truesdale:
Burial: Unknown, Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA80

  Notes for George Francis Creamer:

Obit; He died at the veterans hospital in Iowa City IA, after a extended illness. He was a life resident of
Muscatine county. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the American Legion, the
V.F.W. and Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church at New Era. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Nuffie
Creamer, 4 sons, Robert and Alfred Creamer of Fairport IA, Frank and George Creamer Jr. both of
Muscatine, two step-sons, Oddie and James Truesdale of Fairport, one daughter Mrs. Viola Martin of
Muscatine, one step-daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Dipple of Fairport, 2 half-brothers, Herman Suhl of Muscatine
and Bernard Suhl of Coon Rapids MN, one sister Mrs. George Meleken Seattle WA, one half-sister Mrs.
Florence Myers of Rapid City SD, 37 g/children and 30 great g/children. He was preceded in death by
his parents, 2 step-sons, Ray and Fred Truesdale, one brother and one sister. He was the son of George M. Creamer and Anna Peters.

  More About George Francis Creamer:
Burial: Unknown, Greenwood Cem., Muscatine IA80

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