James Daniel Brewer (1849 – 1916)

James Daniel Brewer was a son of Daniel Levi Brewer and Catherine Hedden. Settling in Chautauqua County, Kansas, he was a sibling of direct line.


General Notes


James Daniel, b. 13 April 1849, KY to 18 July 1916, Niotaze, KS. He married, on 16 Sept. 1867, at Catholic Mission, Neosho, Kansas, Amanda ULHMAN (also given as Maude Mary OULMAN). He married (2), on 26 April 1887, Sedan KS, Anna Dora LIAFE.


“James Daniel served in Union Army during Civil War. Worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a carpenter and helped build the first depot at Kansas City, Kansas, as well as the one at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He met a girl named “A Maude Mary An Oulman” living in Missouri. She was an orphan living with relatives. The family did not want her to marry James so she was placed in a Catholic convent somewhere in Missouri. She was unhappy there, and James stole her away and they went to Kansas City to be married.

“They later moved to Niotaze, Kansas and purchased 80 acres. They also had a general store there. He took a partner who ran the store while he continued to do carpenter work for the railroad. Built the depots at Sedan and Caney, Kansas. His partner absconded with $10,000 leaving James holding the bag of debts.

“In 1884 he married Anna Dora who was 19 years younger than he. They moved into OK Territory and he built depots at Shawnee and Meeker, OK. When the land was opened for settlement he drove a buggy with his son, Daniel, and a friend, Charlie Brown, into Lincoln County and homesteaded.”

Doc: Book written by Norma L. Roberts 1976 (Source: Nancy Benton’s Brewer Genealogy)

Amanda UHLMAN and James were not married in Kansas City. Ed Henderson located their marriage license and they were married in Catholic Mission, Neosho County, Kansas. The fact they were married at Catholic Mission raises some questions as to whether Amanda was sent to a “Catholic Mission” or if there is confusion as she was married at Catholic Mission.

Catholic Mission was a town. There was a Catholic Mission in Neosho but it was dedicated to Indian students (primarily Osage) until 1870.

William G. Cutler’s “History of the State of Kansas” relates the following on Osage Mission, mentioning Catholic Mission:


Previous to the organization of a town company or the laying out of a town site two buildings had been erected here, one by L. P. Foster & Co., a log one, in which a store was opened and managed by the “Morgan boys,” and a framebuilding erected by S. A. Williams, of Fort Scott, in which his son, Augustus D. Williams, kept a store. The movements were made in 1866, in anticipation of the starting of a town. A Town Company was organized consisting of George A. Crawford, S. A. Williams, C. W. Blair, Benjamin McDonald and John Nandier, a town site laid out and called Osage Mission., in December, 1867. By the side of it and to the west another town site was laid out and called Catholic Mission. On this town site a small store was opened by S. J. Gilmore, in a log building known then and still remembered as “Castle Thunder;” this store was opened in 1865. On Osage Mission townsite the Town Company erected a building on the corner of County and Market streets into which A. D. Williams moved his stock of goods in 1867, in which he kept the postoffice, with C. H. Howard as deputy. About the same time L. P. Foster & Co., erected a two story frame building across the street and a little north of the present site of the Southern Hotel. Joseph Roycroft built a log saloon near where now stands the City Bank; Middaugh and Dohnan came down from Topeka, and built a store where L. Steadman’s store now stands, in 1867; James Roycroft erected a boarding house, the first in town, on the southeast corner of County and Market Streets, and during the summer John Nandier built the first hotel, the Neosho House, a large two story frame, long known as the finest hotel building in Southern Kansas. Not long after this Nathaniel Tucker started a store near “Castle Thunder,” in the building now occupied as a dwelling by Daniel Zehner, and about the same time, perhaps a short time previously, Dr. J. B. Lamb started a store also in Catholic Mission. Marston & Ulmer, from Iowa, opened a furniture store in 1868. J. M. Boyle, from Fort Scott, opened a hardware store just north of L. P. Foster & Co.’s store, and on the southwest corner of County and Main streets, Ryan & Roycroft started a general store about the same time.

The first lawyer in the town was C. F. Hutchings, in 1867, the first physician, Dr. A. F. Neely, about the same time, and the first Protestant minister was Rev. A. Hitchcock. The first birth was that of a son to Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Noble, 1868. From the first the growth of the town was vigorous and rapid. In August, 1868, it contained eight dry goods stores, three drug stores, one hardware store, two boot and shoe stores, four blacksmith shops, and numerous other business establishments, and a population of nearly nine hundred. From this time until the building of the railroad the growth of the town was steady. It was the center of three lines of stages; one to Fort Scott, one to Humboldt and the other to Chetopa. When these stages arrived all was life and animation. Each stage was a Concord coach drawn by four fine large horses, and the driver’s voice and importance, and the crack of his whip served to raise the excitement to the highest pitch, and is still vividly remembered. A more complete history of the town will be seen in the sketches of its individual industries and institutions…

…The first school in Osage Mission was the Mission School, begun by Father Schoenmakers in 1847. This, however, was an institution devoted to the education of Indians and in the interests of the Catholic Church.




Husband James Daniel * Brewer



           Born: 1849 Apr 13 - , Putnam, Indiana 1
     Christened: 
           Died: 1916 Jul 18 - Niotaze, Chautauqua, Kansas 1
         Buried: 



         Father: Daniel Levi + Brewer (1823-1868) 1
         Mother: Catherine (Catharine) + Hedden (1822-1903)



       Marriage: 16 Sept 1867 - Catholic Mission, Neosho, Kansas 1

   Other Spouse: Anna Dora Liafe (1868-          ) 2 
1887 Apr 26 - Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas

Events


1. Birth: 1849 Apr 13 , Putnam, Indiana. 1
If James Daniel was born in KY in 1849, as he is given as being in Nancy Benton’s database, it was not long before the move to Indiana, as his family is in the 1850 Putnam Co. Indiana census.

The 1850 census has him born in Indiana and in the 1880 census he gives himself as born in Indiana, so I am placing him as born probably in Putnam Co. Indiana.

2. Census: Pg. 458 1850 Indiana, Putnam County, Marion Township. 3

3. Military: Civil War. James Daniel BREWER served in the Union Army.

4. Matrimony 1: 1867 Sep 17, Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas.

5. Census: 1870 Walnut Grove, Neosho, Kansas. 5 Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Walnut Grove, Neosho, Kansas; Roll: M593_440; Page: 232; Image: 464.

143/141 CAVANAUGH John Ireland
144/14 BRACH Rebecca Kentucky
145/143 SPAULDING Peter Kentudy
146/144 TRAINER? Virginia
147/145 FOWLER Gideon 34 m w farmer NC
William A. 5 Illinoi
Elizabeth 3 Kansas
148/146 BREWER James 21 farmer $200 Indiana can’t write
Amanda 18 Keeping house Indiana can’t read or write
Mary E. 1 Kanas
149/147 MCNARY John ?

6. Census: 1880 Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas. 6
Russell and Atwell HENDERSON, brothers-in-law, were also living in Sedan Township in 1880.

1880 KANSAS Chautauqua Co. Sedan Township census
72/76
BREWER James D. w m 31 farmer b. Indiana parents-KY
Amanda w f 28 wife b. Indiana Father-Hesse Cassel mother-KY
Elizabeth w f 11 daughter b. Kansas
Daniel w m 8 son b. Kansas
Edward w m 4 son b. Kansas
Atwill w m 1 son b. Kansas

1880 KANSAS Neosho Lincoln Township census:
On page 25 there is a William OLMAN. It’s unknown if he may have been a relation of Maude.
212/224
SALMAY? W. H. w m 38 head. “S Boss” b. Ohio F-Ohio M-Maryland?
Eliza w f 38 wife keeping house b. Indiana F-Indiana M-illegible
Mary w f 14 daughter b. Illinois
Annie w f 11 daughter b. Illinois
? w f 7 daughter b. Illinois
William w m son 5 b. Illinois
Rachel w f 4 daughter b. Illinois
Sarah w f 8/12 daughter b. Oct. b. Kansas
WARREN S. S. w m 29 married b. Missouri F and M-KY
MOIAKEN? Joseph w m 28 single b. Indiana F-Penn. M-Ind.
CRANEY Fraances? w m 27 single b. Ireland F and M-Ireland
GOULD John w m 27 single illegible rest of line
TEEPN? TOPER? TOBER? Albert w m 24 single illegible rest of line
OLMAN William w m 23 single illegible rest of line

7. Occupation: Farmer 1880 Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas.

8. Matrimony 2: James Daniel BREWER marries Anna Dora LIAFE., 1884 Apr 26, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas. 7

Ed Henderson notes that he finds the register of marriage for James Daniel BREWER in Book C page 100 of the Howard-Chautauqua County Marriage.

9. Census: 1900 Place Yet To Be Located.

10. Correspondence: 1907 Jul 25. 8

Letter from DAVID NATHANIEL BREWER to JIM BREWER. Sent in care of Rachel Jane HENDERSON, their sister, who was living in Chautauqua Co. Transcribed by jk, 2003, from scans of original pages in possession of Nancy Benton.

Leberal mo July 25 – 1907
Deaer Berother I will
ansureh youre kind and
welcome letter I receive
d Dabefore yesterday
and I cant come now
fore you said you
wert going to stay
very long and youere
letter was nexte Day.
Before I got it so I
was afraid to come
for fear you would
Bee gone well Jim
you can get on the car
and come to liberal
we are all here at
liberal and will Bee

pg. 2

for some time If I
(?) you would
Bee there I would come
But you can come
here and see us fore I
was ther last well
May wants to know
if there is any
Reaches in Oklahoma
he wants a lot to put
up and he said he
would Buy a lot to
Put up if he could
get them when you
write me tell me a
bout the Reaches
and tell me if you

pg. 3

are coming to liberal
well Jim I will close
for this time hoping
to see an her frome
you soon D N Brwer
to J D Brewer when
you write me write
me to liberal mo

11. Census: 1910 Place Yet To Be Located..

12. Death: 1916 Jul 18.

13. Edit : 2003 Nov.




Wife Maude Mary * Uhlman 2



            AKA: Amanda Maude Mary Brewer, Amanda Maude Mary UHLMAN
           Born: 1852 - , , Indiana
     Christened: 
           Died: Unknown
         Buried: 

Events


1. Marriage: 1867 Sep 16, Catholic Mission, Neosho, Kansas.

2. Census: 1870 Walnut Grove, Neosho, Kansas. 5 Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Walnut Grove, Neosho, Kansas; Roll: M593_440; Page: 232; Image: 464.

143/141 CAVANAUGH John Ireland
144/14 BRACH Rebecca Kentucky
145/143 SPAULDING Peter Kentucky
146/144 TRAINER? Virginia
147/145 FOWLER Gideon 34 m w farmer NC
William A. 5 Illinoi
Elizabeth 3 Kansas
148/146 BREWER James 21 farmer $200 Indiana can’t write
Amanda 18 Keeping house Indiana can’t read or write
Mary E. 1 Kanas
149/147 MCNARY John ?

3. Children:
The known children given here are those observed in the 1880 KS Chautauqua Co. Sedan Township census.

4. Edit : 2003 Nov.




Children


1 F Mary Elizabeth Brewer



            AKA: Mary Elizabeth Porcupile
           Born: 1868 Oct 15 - , , Kansas 6
     Christened: 
           Died: 1929 Mar 31
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Elmer M. Porcupile (1862-1928)


Events


1. Census: 1870 Walnut Grove, Neosho, Kansas. 5 Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Walnut Grove, Neosho, Kansas; Roll: M593_440; Page: 232; Image: 464.

143/141 CAVANAUGH John Ireland
144/14 BRACH Rebecca Kentucky
145/143 SPAULDING Peter Kentudy
146/144 TRAINER? Virginia
147/145 FOWLER Gideon 34 m w farmer NC
William A. 5 Illinoi
Elizabeth 3 Kansas
148/146 BREWER James 21 farmer $200 Indiana can’t write
Amanda 18 Keeping house Indiana can’t read or write
Mary E. 1 Kanas
149/147 MCNARY John ?

2. She was buried in Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Lincoln, Oklahoma. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55574247


2 M Daniel Brewer



           Born: 1872 - , , Kansas 6
     Christened: 
           Died: Unknown
         Buried: 



3 M Edward Brewer



           Born: 1876 - , , Kansas 6
     Christened: 
           Died: Unknown
         Buried: 



4 M Atwill Brewer



           Born: 1879 - , , Kansas 6
     Christened: 
           Died: Unknown
         Buried: 



Sources


1. Nancy Benton genealogy database drawn from various sources, some unnoted. Grace Noyes Pinkerton b. 1892, did much recording during the mid 1900s, Nancy Benton assisting and later augmenting. Pansy Noyes Bryant contributed greatly, mother of Nancy Benton, Noyes-Brewer Genealogy with Associated Families (2003 Word document).

2. Nancy Benton.

3. Indiana, Putnam CO, 1850 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (Images at Ancestry.com).

4. Marriage license for James Daniel Brewer and Amanda Ulhman, 16 Sept 1867 (Digital copy courtesy of Ed Henderson).

5. Kansas. Neosho Co, 1870 U.S. census population schedule.

6. Kansas, Chautauqua Co, 1880 U. S. Federal Census, population schedule (Image at Ancestry.com).

7. Marriage license of James Daniel Brewer and Dora Liage, 26 April 1887. (Digital copy courtesy of Ed Henderson.)

8. David Nathaniel, David Nathaniel to Jim Brewer (25 July 1907. Transcribed 2003 by jk from scans of original document in Nancy Benton’s possession.)

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