Jacob Brewer, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Jacob Brewer

Brewer, Jacob, captain Company C. Born September 4, 1817; came to Porter county, Indiana, in 1836, where he lived and labored at the blacksmith trade until he entered service at Valparaiso, Indiana. On the organization of Company C he was chosen captain, but he was too advanced in years, to endure the hardships of a soldier's life, and on account of ill health was compelled to resign May 7, 1863, and return to his home in Valparaiso. He suffered greatly for many years before his death with the rheumatism; being unable to walk he moved from place to place and about the house in a wheeled chair. He died at Valparaiso April 15, 1887. He had two boys who served their country faithfully during the war, one of them, Winfield, being a drummer in the 99th and serving through the entire war, being but a boy of fourteen when he entered the service.

Source: Lucas, Daniel R. 1900. New History of the 99th Indiana Infantry: Containing Official Reports, Anecdotes, Incidents, Biographies and Complete Rolls. Rockford, Illinois: Horner Print Company. 256 p.
Page(s) in Source: 175-176

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