The only blip about this couple was that the Abraham L. Brewer, Jr., living with them in 1860 and 1870, was not their son, but rather Abraham's nephew. Other than that, the couple was straight forward, living by his and her families in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 federal census years. Abraham worked as a watchman or a warden, according to the census as well as city directories for New York City. This was a common occupation in both the Brewer and Duryea families.
By 1880, Abraham and Fannie had completely left New York City and were settled in Ramapo, Rockland County, New York.
|1880 federal census for Ramapo, Rockland County, New York; ED 59; page 263B; enumerated 28 June 1880.|
I do not find Abraham and Fannie in the 1900 census.
When I received Fannie's death certificate, I found out that she was buried at Brick Church Cemetery in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York. I took a trip to the cemetery and found the stone. It's difficult to read.
|Abraham L. Brewer, 1826-1901.|
His wife, Fannie M. Duryea, 1830-1901.
I figured that was pretty much it. I found out what became of Fannie Duryea and Abraham Brewer, as well as Jeanette Duryea and Charles Quackenbush. I posted the graves at findagrave.com.
A while back, someone added a photo of Abraham Brewer- and I'm not talking about another gravesite picture. It was his actual image. Unknown to me, Abraham Brewer had established the Brewer Fire Engine Company in Monsey, New York, and his picture hung at the station. I have no photos of this group, so this was a first.
Yesterday, I took a trip to Monsey to see what I could see.
I had the correct place. The Brewer Fire Engine Company of Monsey, New York- named for Abraham Lent Brewer. Go figure.
My original contact was inside and showed me the picture on the wall.
|Abram L. Brewer 1826-1901|
Who, in February 1877, organized the Fire Engine Company
that bears his name, and who was its constant benefactor.
This photograph presented by the children of Mr. Brewer's daughter,
Mrs. C. H. Quackenbush.
Thank you to the members of the Brewer Fire Engine Company for their help with uncovering more about the life of Abraham Lent Brewer, as well as their dedication to serving the community.