Sunset at Gowanus Bay

Sunset at Gowanus Bay
Sunset at Gowanus Bay, Henry Gritten, 1851

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Richard Brouwer and Mary Blann Update

Richard Brouwer and his wife Mary Blann were covered in a post back on November 12, 2012. To sumerize, we know from the Y-DNA test results of a descendant that Richard Brouwer (Brower or Brewer) is a descendant of Jan Brouwer of Flatlands, Long Island. We are still searching for the elusive link that would fit Richard Brouwer into his correct place among the descendants of Jan Brouwer.

While there is nothing new to report with regards to Richard Brouwer's ancestry, I did create a Family Tree at Ancestry.com which helped find a few more descendants through two of his known sons, George Washington Brouwer (b. 1779) and Richard Brewer (b. 1790) who was an early settler at Florence, Erie County, Ohio.

Richard Brouwer - Mary Blann Family Tree

The exercise of creating the family tree was useful in finding additional descendants, and the hope now is that the exposure on Ancestry.com will eventually lead to evidence, or someone with the evidence that will solve the question of Richard Brouwer's ancestry.

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