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Samuel Bruer was born on November 9th, 1839 in Vermillion Co. Ilinois.1   Samuel Bruer's father was Benjamin S. Purcell and his mother was Mary Smalley.  His paternal grandparents were Samuel Purcell and Ann Brewer; his maternal grandparents were Benjamin F. Smalley and Mary Liggett. He had six brothers and three sisters, named Benjamin, Aaron L., Peter Reisinger, Daniel Elisah, Calvin, Noah, Rachel Marie, Sarah Ann and Rebecca. He had four half-brothers and a half-sister, named William Charles, Corneilus, Charles McLain, M. I. and Elizabeth.  He died at the age of 86 on June 3rd, 1926 in Georgetown, Williamson Co., Texas.1 

Samuel Bruer's family with Sabra Caroline Smalley

‌Samuel Bruer and Sabra Caroline were married in a religious ceremony on August 15th, 1861 in Georgetown, Williamson Co., Texas.1   They had seven sons and four daughters, named Ulysses Samuel, Joseph Joel A., Willie B., Zelar, Merton Mart, Freeman Bruer, Samuel Eldon, Mary Anna, Alice Benjamin, Hattie and Dora.

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