Brower Broers

Male 1848 - 1927  (79 years)


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  • Name Brower Broers 
    Born 24 Apr 1848  Oldendorf, Hanover, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 1927  Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I345  Lipps Family
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2007 

    Family Doretta Elizabeth Lipps,   b. May 1858, Cuero, Dewitt, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1893, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1878  , Dewitt, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ladora Broers,   b. Sep 1879, , Dewitt, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930  (Age ~ 52 years)
     2. Charles Owen Broers,   b. 2 Aug 1882, Gonzales, Gonzales Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Oddfellows Cemetery, Gonzales,Gonzales, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Laura May Broers,   b. 14 Dec 1884, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1901, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    +4. Martin Broers,   b. 14 Apr 1888, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. John Henry Broers,   b. 22 Apr 1890, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1979, Pearland, Brazoria, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Family ID F117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Apr 1878 - , Dewitt, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1927 - Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Old Resident Passes in Death
      Funeral of Brower Broer Here Tomorrow Afternoon

      Relatives here received a message this morning conveying the sad news of the death of Brower Broer, one of the old time residents of Gonzales, who passed away Tuesday night at the home of his son John Broer, at Ross, near Waco.
      Mr. Broer who had been in failing health for the past several years left here nearly two years ago to live iwth his sons, leasing his farm on the waelder highway where he had lived for years.
      He was 79 years of age. surviving him are three sons, Owen and John Broer of Near Waco and Martin Broer of Cleveland, and one daughter Mrs. Allen Hancock of Rising star, several grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. H. Reese of this city.
      His wife who was formerly Miss Elizabeth Doretta Lipps passed away years ago. A daughter, Miss Laura May Broer, also preceded him in death.
      Mr. Broer was one of the old timers of this section, coming here with his parents in 1849, when but one year of age. He grew up at the old Broer homestead on East Avenue, and except for a short while he lived with his sons, spent his life here, having lived in Gonzales 76 years.
      He was an old trail driver, going up the trail several times, making the trip up into Nebraska sometimes with hers, from here. He was also one of the pioneer freightersx of Texas, making a number trips over into Mexico as well as freuent trips between Gonzales and the old port of Indianola, then an important port of entry for supplies.
      Mr Broer was a member of the Christian Church of Gonzales for many year, having early professed his faith in Christ. He was reared in a godly home, his parents having been deeply religious, and his christian trining was abundantly evident in his life his relation with his fellowman and in his home.
      He was a veteran member of the Gonzales Lodge I.O.O.F. and made it a point to attend its meetings when possible, the order and its precepts being held dear to him.
      Mr. Broer had numbers of old friends over this section who will genuinely regret to learn of his passing.
      The remains will be brought here for burial, arriving in Gonzales tomorrow and the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon under the direction of Kleine Brothers, undertakers, with burial ceremonies conducted by the I.O.O.F.
      Lodge.

      Burial was at I.O.O.F Cemetery in Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas.


      He is listed as a widower in the 1920 census, age 70 and farming. He is living by himself not too far away from his son Owen and wife Josie.

      Broer, Brower, Old Trail Drivers Reunion, 12 May 1923

  • Sources 
    1. [S539] Gonzales County History, The Gonzales County Historical Commission, (Curtis Media Corportation), F73, Page 233.
      Brower, born April 24, 1849, married Elizabeth Doretta Lipps.

    2. [S539] Gonzales County History, The Gonzales County Historical Commission, (Curtis Media Corportation), F73, Page 233.
      He died in 1927 and was buried in the Gonzales Odd Fellows Cemetery.

    3. [S539] Gonzales County History, The Gonzales County Historical Commission, (Curtis Media Corportation), F73, Page 233.