I have no progressed through my reports of John Abraham Brower and descendants, to begin
with my own ancestor, who is Dr. Jeremiah Brower.
Jeremiah Brower b. 4-24-1801 NY d. 1-12-1875 Lineville, Wayne Co. IA.
Son of Jacob Brower and Abigail Manning.
Jeremiah Brower married Lucinda DAY in 1826 at Brownstown, Jackson Co IN. They moved to
Marion Co. MO about 1830. Lucinda was born in IN, but I don't know her parentage.
Lucinda Day Brower died in 1836 most likely at Marion Co MO. I do not know where she is
Lucinda and Dr. Brower had 2 children (at least).
#1. Juliann ( Julia Ann) Brower, I don't have exact dates for her, she married Henry
M. Davis 2-7-1847 Schuyler Co MO. I don't know when she died.
#2 Chancellor Jeremiah Brower b. 1833 MO d. 1917 Appanoose Co IA.
Dr. Brower then married Nancy Weaver Swindle b. 4-29-1815 Ashe Co NC. Nancy's
grandfather was a Rev War Vet. She had come to stay with her Uncle Joseph Swindle of
Monroe Co MO and then married Dr. Brower after he was widowed. They married 11/12/1837 at
Shelby Co MO (that record is on file there). Nancy took the Oregon Trail after she was
widowed and died in 1901 at LaGrande, Union Co OR
Dr. Brower and Nancy lived in Marion Co Mo, then later moved North to Schuyler Co MO,
along with his older brother John Abraham Brower.
About 1852 Dr. Brower and family moved up North to Appanoose Co IA were he was active in
medicine practice as well as Masonic Lodge. They lived at Hamburg, IA.
About 1855 Dr. Brower and family moved slightly south to Lineville, Wayne Co. MO which is
just over the border from Schuyler Co MO.
While at Wayne Co IA he was active in poliics, and ran for County Judge, but lost. I
have another History book which says he did win one term, but lost the re-election.
He continued his Masonic duties, and was the moving force behind bringing a Masonic Lodge
to Corydon, IA and was the First Worshipful Leader of the Lodge at Corydon.
The chidren of Nancy and Dr. Jeremiah Brower:
1. Elizabeth Brower b. 1840 MO
2. Albert Grundy Brower b. 1842 MO d. 1923 Hamburg, IA
3. Emily "Emma" Brower b. 1844 MO d. Oregon
4. Sarah Permelia Brower b. 1845 MO d. 1922 Oregon
5. Amanda Brower b. 1848 MO d. Oregon or Washington
6. Martha E. Brower b. 1855 IA d. Washington
7. Abigail Brower b. 1856 IA d. 1864 IA
8. Jeremiah Brower b. 1858 d. 1915 Portland, OR
9. Cynthia Ann Brower b. 1863 IA
10. Elias Brower (he may have been a Civil War soldier?? Co E, 24th IA infantry.)
11. William Brower (perhaps died young???)
I will do a report on each child to detail marriage and children.
Please write if you connect or have further info.
Lillian Kathleen Martin