biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
EDWARD D. BREWER, a farmer, pleasantly located on section 12, Jefferson Township, is a native of Mahaska County. his birth taking place Feb. 26, 1855. His parents were Harry and Helen (Adams) Brewer. (See sketch of Harry Brewer elsewhere in this volume.) Edward was reared upon a farm, and educated in the district schools, supplemented by an attendance of several terms at Penn College, Oskaloosa. In 1877 Mr. Brewer was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Jones, a native of Noble County, Ohio, and daughter of James and Mary (Green) Jones, natives of Pennsylvania. They have one child, Helen Grace, born in 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Brewer are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and our subject belongs to Given Lodge No. 477, I. 0. 0. F. Politically he is a Greenbacker. Mr. Brewer is the owner of 180 acres of land, eighty of which are under improvement. He has a comfortable dwelling, which was erected at a cost of $900. In his farming operations he has made a specialty of raising and feeding cattle. In the winter of 1885-86 Mr. B. visited the World's Exposition at New Orleans. and considered the time and money well spent. He is a well-read and intelligent gentleman, and a useful member of the community.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy