About Charles Hereford Brewer
Birth: May 16, 1853 Somerset, England
Death: Aug. 20, 1928 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Husband of Eliza Wilhelmina Wilhelmsen;
Son of John T Brewer and Louisa Hereford.
Note: Middle name may be Hartford. Hartford is spelling on Death Certificate.
Charles Hereford Brewer(by Virginia Rich Vaterlaus) Charles Hereford Brewer was born in Somersetshire, England, May 16, 1853, to John T. and Louisa Hereford. When three years of age he came to America with his family. While in the East his mother, Louisa, passed away and was buried there. Charles lived at Penn Yan, New York, for some time and worked as a mason before coming to Salt Lake City, Utah. He was about sixteen years of age when he came West. He moved from Salt Lake to St. Charles, Idaho, where he lived for some time with a family named Jacobs. These people were very good to him and treated him as if he were one of their family. He felt very close to them and a special bond lf friendship continued between them throughout their lives. Charles Brewer was batized into the Church of Jesus Christ, Dec 4, 1870, at the age of seventeen. he declared his love for, and married Eliza Wilhelmina Wilhelmsen in the Endowment House at Salt Lake City, November 3, 1873. She was better known later by the name of Mina E. Brewer. Their first home was located a block west of Main Street in the center of St. Charles and was a typical pioneer home iwth a dirt roof. Later they were able to move into a better house located on Main Street just across the stree from the home of Thomas Grover Rich and the the St. Charles Drug Store. The were blessed with seven children namely: Minnie W. (who died September 30, 1875) Charles William (who died May 12, 1930), Alice W., Anina W., George W., John W., and Carrie W. Charles was a good mason and helped to build the community homes. He donated weeks and weeks of work in building the church buildings. He worked untiringly in bringing large rocks from the east side of Bear Lake to be used on the building of the St. Charles Chapel. Nothing was too hard for him to attempt. He and others whom he worked with were called "The Rock Chucks." It seemed that the whole community recognized him as "a friend in need" and knew that they could rely on him for any help they needed. People sought his advice as to when to plant gardens and crops and depended upon his judgement in many ways. He had a "smoke house" and smoked meat for anyone who wanted to have it done, free of charge. He and his good wife were called to sit with the sick and lay away the dead as well as to help prepare and trim caskets. He had a keen sense of humor which made him loved by both the young and old. He was very active in the community and a High Priest in the Church. He died in Salt Lake City, August 20, 1928, and was buried in the St. Charles Cemetery.
- Eliza Wilhelmina Wilhelmsen Brewer (1855 - 1929)
- Minnie Brewer (1874 - 1875)*
- Alice Brewer Bunderson (1876 - 1971)*
- Anina Wilhelmsen Brewer Rich (1880 - 1972)*
- George W Brewer (1883 - 1975)*
- John W Brewer (1885 - 1974)*
- Carrie Wilhelmsen Brewer Pugmire (1888 - 1976)*
Burial: Saint Charles Cemetery Saint Charles Bear Lake County Idaho, USA Plot: Block 34
Created by: Odette Record added: Mar 01, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 34335036