Biography of Fred J. Brewer
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Brewer, Fred J., was born in Williamson, this county, August 2,. 1857, and was educated in the district schools, working summers and attending school winters, thus earning money to defray his expenses at the academy at Sodus, which he attended winters. He learned the blacksmith's trade with his father, and shod his first horse when fourteen years of age. He worked in partnership with his father two years, then December 14, 1883, he came to Newark and began business on his own account in 1884, in company with his brother George C., in the Robinson stone shop on Union street, under the firm name of Brewer Brothers, which continued till the death of his brother, October 16, 1892. In 1887 they purchased the said location, and in 1893 he erected the Brewer Block in the same location. June 18, 1879, he married Ella A. Craggs, of his native town, and they have had four children, two sons and two daughters: Florence E., Jessie M., James C., and Glen A. Mr. Brewer's father, Aaron, was born in the town of Williamson, January 4, 1832, was a blacksmith by trade, and married Sarah Cole, by whom he had two song, Fred J., and George C. The ancestry of the family is Dutch and English.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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