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Brewer, Penobscot County

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Penobscot County (set off from Lincoln County to Hancock County in 1789, to Penobscot County in 1816)


1812 from part of Orrington

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations

Segeunkedunk; Knapp's Plantation; Knapp's Square

Boundary Changes

Parts of Orrington, Dedham, and Bucksport were annexed in 1841

Land was set off to Eddington in 1846 and 1855

Land was set off to form Holden in 1852

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Brewer, Brewer Village (former post office at South Brewer), North Brewer, South Brewer

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Bangor, Eddington, Hampden, Holden, Orrington, Veazie


Maine Historical Maps: Brewer

Vital Records

Marriages Intentions in New Worcester Plantation, 1785-1788

Some Intentions of Marriage in Brewer, 1812-1820

Miscellaneous Resources

Heads of Family on Penobscot River, 1776

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Brewer

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Brewer, Penobscot, Maine

Official Website: City of Brewer

DigitalMaine: Brewer Collections

Maine Memory Network: Brewer


______, 1919 Directory of Bangor and Brewer (Bangor, Me.: Cannon & Co., 1919)

______, Early church records First Congregational Church, Brewer, Maine: organized Sept. 9, 1800 with 100 years of the church membership, 1813-1913 (Bangor, Me.: Frances Dighton Williams Chapter DAR, 1948)

______, 150th anniversary of the city of Brewer 1812-1962: Aug. 26 through Sept. 3rd, 1962 ( [S.l.: s.n., 1962])

Bacon, George Fox, Bangor: its points of interest and its representative business men; including an historical sketch of Brewer (Newark, N.J.: Glenwood Publishing Company, 1891)

Chenard, Robert E., comp., Marriages of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Old Town, Maine (1860-1960): including 1836-1892 Franco-American marriages recorded in the civil registers of Bangor, Bradley, Brewer, Old Town, and Orono and death records of St. Joseph to 1946 ([Waterville, Me.?: R.E. Chenard, 1993?])

Kenney, Howard F, Past times in Brewer, Maine ([S.l.: s.n.] ; [n.d.])

Saucier, Neil, The City of Brewer, Maine, centennial 1889-1989: its history and observance for its centennial year 1989 (Brewer, Me.: L. H. Thompson Printing, 1989)

Thayer, Mildred N., and Mrs. Edward W. Ames,Brewer, Orrington, Holden, Eddington: history and families (Brewer, Me.: L. H. Thompson, inc., c1962)

Vickery, James B., A pictorial history of Brewer, Maine (Brewer, Me.: published under the auspices of Brewer Bicentennial Committee, 1976)

Ward, Jean R., comp., Church records and history North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church ([Eddington, Me.: The Church, 1990])

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