Peter Brewer and Polly Herkimer Update
A direct male descendant of Peter Brewer and Polly Herkimer has participated in the Brewer DNA Project. The results leave no ambiguity as to which Brouwer Family the descendant belongs. The descendant’s results match on 37 of 37 markers with Brewer DNA Project Kit no. 30185, Steve Brewer, who is a confirmed descendant of Adam Brouwer through his son Pieter. The descendant, David A. Brewer is kit no. 159021. The results, along with all of the Brewer DNA Profiles can be seen on the Y-DNA Results Page at the Brewer DNA Project website. The results, along with profiles of the direct line ancestors and charts will be included on the Brouwer Genealogy Database website with the next update in October 2009.
Participation in the Brewer
With these results in hand we can now begin a focused search to find the genealogical paper trail to complete David Brewer’s ancestry back to Adam Brouwer. The success of this test has allowed us to eliminate numerous possibilities that would no doubt have ended up as dead ends, or worse, an incorrect conclusion. Any thought that Peter Brewer (and his descendants) was a descendant of Jan Brouwer of Flatlands, possibly through Elias Brouwer and Phebe Lucas (as suggested in segment No. 1.0 of this study) can be regarded as impossible. The focus now is placing Peter Brewer among the descendants of Adam Brouwer’s son Pieter Brouwer.
An initial search of the known descendants of Adam Brouwer’s
son Pieter has provided us with a primary candidate who would identify as Peter
Brewer. This candidate would be Petrus , born
Finally, this study has also demonstrated the advantage obtained when
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