The Kerwins come to Beloit
The first Kerwin in Beloit,
Wisconsin was Rhody Kerwin in the mid 1800's. Born in 1824, he became
a sea captain from Queens county, near Belfast, Ireland. When Rhody
immigrated to the United States, he landed his ship in New York. After
selling his ship he migrated to Beloit. Rhody was Beloit's
first night watchman. He would patrol the downtown merchants' stores.
He had 4 sons and a daughter and lived on "Culley Hill".
One of Rhody's sons was John Kerwin
who worked for the railroad. John had 2 sons and a daughter. One
of his sons was Aaron R. Kerwin. Aaron's father died when he
was 11 years old. His only brother, Tom, was 22 years older
than him and so became Aaron's father figure. Tom Kerwin and
Aaron's mother ran the Kerwin's Grocery Store on Beloit's Westside.
Kerwin's Real Estate Agency
Aaron attended the University
of Marquette during the great depression, and later came back
to Beloit. He worked as a salesman for Wisconsin
Power & Light and Warner Electric Brake & Clutch. Later,
he sold life insurance for Franklin Life.
In 1950, Aaron became
interested in real estate, and started working as a salesman
for Herman's Agency. He later bought Herman's Agency and changed
the name to Kerwin's Agency.
In 1972, Kevin R. Kerwin
returned from college at the University of Wisconsin and
became a salesperson for Kerwin's Agency. In 1982, Kevin
became the broker of Kerwin's Agency, and incorporated the business
to Kerwin's Agency, Inc.
Neil R. Kerwin
attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and became
a Kerwin's Agency Associate in 1998.
The Kerwins take pride
in their long Beloit Heritage.
List with Kerwin's
"We Get Results!"