Biography of Byron Brewer
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Brewer, Byron, was born in Pultneyville, Wayne county, on the bank of Lake Ontario, june 1, 1845. The life he led as a boy, sporting, fishing, and sailing boats on the lake, fitted him admirably for the life of a sailor, and he followed the life of a seaman for some eight years. He is one of the few whalers, once so numerous, we sometimes run across and whose reminiscences of those times when whaling was a large and profitable industry is perhaps more highly prized than any part of his subsequent life. After fourteen years of active life in the Western States he returned to this State, and in 1882 bought the old "White Mill" at Freeville, which he has made into a modern mill, making a specialty of fancy buckwheat flour, which is well and favorably known throughout the State and in many beauties in Western and Southern States, In 1890 he took his son, Geo. A. Brewer, into partnership with him, and the firm is known as B. Brewer & Son. They are among the leading and substantial citizens of the town.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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