biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
FRANKLIN P. BREWER is the third son of Harry and Helen (Adams) Brewer, and resides upon section 12, in Jefferson Township. He was born in this county, Nov. 26, 1852. and was reared upon his father's farm in Des Moines Township. All the educational advantages that he received were such as could be obtained in the common schools of this county. In 1876 Mr. Brewer was united in marriage with Miss Samantha Belle Vance, a native of Wapello County, born March 9, 1857, the daughter of Bradley and Louisa (Crenshaw) Vance. They have two children: Ernest Noble, born Aug. 16, 1877, and William Orville, March 29, 1880. The homestead of our subject consists of 174 acres of land, 114 of which is under cultivation. He moved upon his present farm in 1878, where he has since continued to reside. In his farming operations he makes no specialty of any particular line, but devotes his time to raising grain and all kinds of stock which he may consider valuable. Born and reared in this county, he has a particular love for the same, and is in all respects a useful and worthy citizen. Mr. Brewer is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and also of the I. O. O. F.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy