Lewis Brewer with Mule Team in Dade County, Missouri

Lewis Brewer, b. 1880 May 19th in Barton county, Missouri, was a sibling of Bettie Brewer Noyes, and son of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana L. Jane Fowler. This photo, contributed by Jim and Dieanna Swearngin, would likely have been taken in Dade County, Missouri, where Lewis lived. He died May 19, 1932 so we’re looking a date some time in the 1920s I imagine.

Lewis Brewer with mule team

Lewis married Pearl Eva Jones on 1902 July 4 in Everton, Dade, Missouri. She died 1966 May 10. Their son was Clyde E. Brewer b. 1904 in Missouri.

The 1920 census shows Lewis in Pilgrim, Dade, Missouri, living not far from his sister Jessie Brewer Jones, married to Levy Jones.

66/68 BREWER Lewis Own 39 b. MO father b. IN mother b. IL Farmer
Eva P. 34 b. MO parents b. MO
Clyde E. 16 b. MO parents b. MO

73/75 JONES Levy Rent 37 b. MO parents b. MO Farmer on General Farm
Jessie 32 b. MO father b. IN mother b. IL
Herman 13 b. MO parents b. MO
Herbert 9 b. MO parents b. MO
Berton 2 and 3/12 b. MO parents b. MO

The 1930 census again shows Lewis in Pilgrim, Dade, Missouri. He appears to be living next to his nephew, Davie Brewer, born about 1902, who was a son of Daniel Brewer and Rose E. Trent. Daniel Brewer was a son of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana L. Jane Fowler.

Year: 1930; Census Place: Pilgrim, Dade, Missouri; Roll: T626_1185; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 0154.
40/40 BREWER David head Own 29 married at 24 b. MO parents b. MO Farmer not a veteran
Flossie B. wife 29 married at 24 b. MO parents b. MO
Anna B. daughter 4 b. MO parents b. MO
Alpise J. daughter 3 b. MO parents b. MO
41/41 BREWER Lewis Own 50 married at 22 b. MO parents b. MO Farmer, not a veteran
Pearl wife 45 married at 17 b. MO parents b. MO
Clyde E. son 26 b. MO parents b. MO

If this is Lewis Brewer’s land, I’m wondering if that hill in the background isn’t instead an Indian mound. The shape is suggestive of one.

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