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Peter Brower (Brouwer), Sr.

Also Known As: "Bouwer", "Brewer", "Peter Brower", "Peter Brewer", "Petrus Brouwer"
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Death: 1842 (101-102)
Tate Township, Clermont County, OH, United States (Unknown)
Place of Burial: UNKNOWN, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pieter Jacobus Teunis Brouwer and Elizabeth (Quackenbosch) Brouwer #94
Husband of Margaret Brower
Father of Peter Brower, Jr. and Adam Brower, I
Brother of Jacob Pieter Brouwer, I; Claasje Brouwer; Jacob Brouwer, II; Benjamin Brewer; Annetje Brouwer and 7 others
Half brother of John Brouwer; Cathrine Brouwer and Hester Brouwer

Occupation: Unknown
Managed by: Pamela Anne Schuwerk Mittman Sti...
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About Peter Brower, Sr. (Petrus Brouwer)

  • Petrus Brouwer
  • b. 12 October 1740, d. 1842
  • Father*: Pieter Brouwer1 b. 29 Mar 1699, d. 10 Aug 1780
  • Mother*: Elizabeth Quackenbosch1 b. 29 Apr 1702, d. 29 Apr 1749
  • Charts: Adam Brouwer: Descendants Chart
  • Petrus Brouwer was baptized on 12 October 1740 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, sponsors Benjamin Quakkenbosch, Junior, Ariaantje Webbers, h.v. van Johannes Van Norden.3
  • He married Margaret Melow at Gloucester Co., New Jersey, on 23 March 1780.4
  • Petrus Brouwer died in 1842 at Tate Twp., Clermont Co., Ohio.5
  • Also known as Peter Brewer.4
  • Peter is not named in his father's will dated 15 May 1767.6
  • In 1780 Petrus Brouwer resided at Somerset Co., New Jersey.4
  • He appeared on the census in 1840 at Williamsburg, Clermont Co., Ohio, as Peter Brewer, with a household of 1 male 10-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1 male over 100 (with 102 written on the sheet), 1 female 15-20, 1 female 50-60.7
  • Family: Margaret Melow b. 1761, d. 1838
  • Peter Brouwer+5 b. 7 Apr 1788, d. 11 May 1869
  • Adam Brouwer5 b. 13 Apr 1802, d. 14 Nov 1892
  • Citations
  • [S1193] William Brower Bogardus, Dear "Cousin": A Charted Genealogy of the Descendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus (1605-1663) to the 5th Generation - and of her sister, Marritje Jans (Wilmington, OH, U.S.A.: Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, 1996), chart 7D. Hereinafter cited as Dear "Cousin."
  • [S1379] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Received May 19, 2008. "I've been reviewing some past correspondence regarding a possible spouse and descendancy from Petrus Brouwer, bp. New York Dutch Church, 12 Oct 1740, son of Pieter Brouwer and his 1st wife, Elizabeth Quackenbush; and Pieter, son of Jacobus Brouwer and Anna Bogardus. In my 1996 "Dear Cousin" Book on Chart 7D, I had indicated "no further record" for Petrus. A correspondent of mine, who had apparently been in contact with Lilly in late 2005 or early 2006 (Sharon Craig) had indicated that Petrus (Peter) had died in Tate Twp., Clermont Co., OH in 1842 and that he (as Peter Brewer) had married Margaret Melow 23 Mar 1780, in Gloucester Co., NJ. She was apparently born in 1761 in Somerset Co., NY and died in 1838 in Tate Twp. also. Clermont County, OH is not far from Wilmington so I will try to investigate this myself when time permits.
  • I'm aware of Lilly's "rootsweb" inquiry of 15 Apr 2005, pertaining to the NJ tax records of 1790-1815 wherein Peter was apparently included; and a later 10 Mar 2006 "rootsweb" excellent report by Lilly pertaining to the "Brower Families in Missouri" wherein the ancestry of Peter, with his wife Margaret Melow, is tentatively concluded as being a descendant of Jacobus Brouwer as indicated above.
  • My present questions are: do you both now accept that it was Petrus (Peter), bp. 12 Oct 1740, the son of Jacobus Brouwer and Anna Bogardus, who married Margaret Melow; and do you agree that Peter and Margaret had: (1) Peter, b. 7 Apr 1788, Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co., NJ, d. 11 May 1869, Dabney, Ripley Co., IN, who married Anna Perrine, 1 Jun 1817 in Clermont Co., OH. She was apparently born 3 Dec 1787 in Cranbury, Middlesex Co., NJ and died 18 Sep 1872 in Ripley Co., IN; and (2) Adam, b. 13 Apr 1802, Gloucester Co., NJ, d. 14 Nov 1892, Hamilton Co., IN, who married Janet MacMurchy, 12 Oct 1824 in Brown Co., OH - - and I have more information about her. In the 1850 census for Otter Creek Township, Ripley Co., IN, I believe I found Peter (as Peter Brown), age 62, b. NJ, living with his son Andrew and family; and in the 1860 census for the same place, as Peter Brown, age 72, b. NJ, living with his son James D. and family; and in the 1870 census for Center Township, I found Anna Browers, age 83, b. NJ, living with Andrew and his family. Another child of Peter and Margaret was Margaret Melow Brower, b. 1818, Clermont Co., OH, d. 1888, married Edward Thomas Newberry - - with more information also; and I have children and descendants of Adam Brower and Janet MacMurchy
  • I would welcome your comments.". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  • [S1478] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 24:19.
  • [S1954] William Nelson, Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Volume XXII. Marriage Records, 1665-1800, Archives of the State of New Jersey. First Series (Paterson, N.J.: Press Printing and Publishing Co., 1900), Marriage Licenses, p.32. License dated 23 Mar 1780. Peter Brewer, Somerset, and Margaret Melow, Somerset.. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Recs. NJ Archives v.XXII.
  • [S1379] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Received May 19, 2008.. Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  • [S2888] New York (County) Surrogate's Court Abstracts of Wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, Vol. 14 (Jun 12, 1786 - Feb 13, 1796) (New York: Printed for the Society, 1906), page 132. Peter Brower, bricklayer of New York City. Hereinafter cited as Abs. NY Co. Wills v. 14.
  • [S370] Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems Jackson, compiler1840 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah:, 1999), Federal census, Roll 384, p.133. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Census.

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Peter Brower, Sr. (Petrus Brouwer)'s Timeline

October 12, 1740
New York, NY, United States
October 12, 1740
Reformed Dutch Church, New York, NY, United States
April 8, 1788
Gloucester County, NJ, United States
April 13, 1802
Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, NJ, United States
Age 101
Tate Township, Clermont County, OH, United States
Age 101
UNKNOWN, Ohio, United States