Biography of George W. Brewster
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Brewster, George W., was born in Schoharie county, N. Y., July 12, 1844. He was educated in the common schools of that county. He has always been a farmer by occupation, and came with his people to Schaghticoke in 1864. He married Christina Kinkern of his native county; they have five children: Lottie, George K., Annie F., John G. and Estella. Annie F. married Romine Kniskern; they have one son. Mr. Brewster's father, Gilbert, was born in Albany county, N. Y., in 1807. He was educated in the common schools and was a farmer. He married Julia A Button, formerly of the town of Schaghticoke; they had five children: Courtland, George W., John H., Elmira and Eveline. Mr. Brewster died February 11, 1881, and his wife died December 1, 1880. Mr. Brewster's grandfather, William Brewster, came to the United States on the ship Mayflower. The ancestry of the family is Dutch, English, German, and of New England extraction.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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