the thomas & winnifred brennen family
THOMAS BRENNAN (1814-1876) (Parents Unknown)
WINNIFRED (McDONALD ) (1813-1893) (Parents
Thomas Brennan was a native of Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. He appears
to have been married in Ireland and came to this country in the late 1840s.
He and his wife settled in Lowell , Massachusetts until about 1857 when he
brought his family west to Hastings, Minnesota. He took up farming
in nearby Washington County. By 1870, the family owned a farm in Welch
Township, Goodhue County.
Thomas (1840-1922) Agnes Black ( ) buried St. Joseph's
Ellen ( ) (No information available)
James (1853-1930) (marr 1876) buried St. Joseph's Miesville
Timothy ( ) Settled in Rice County, Minnesota
THOMAS BRENNAN (1838-1922)
Son of Thomas Brennan & Winnifred ??
AGNES N. BLACK (1844-1929) (Parents Unknown)
Edward (1864 - )
Thomas (1866 -} (Minneapolis 1929)
Daniel (1869 - 1939) marr Lillie F.??
Agnes Marie (1871 - 1944) marr Ludwig H. Hanson or Hansen buried Lakeside,
William (1871 - ) (Canada 1929)
Mary 1873 - 1960 buried Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings
Joseph (1874 - 1937) marr Elizabeth Savage buried Lakeside Cemetery,
Alice (1878 - 1971) married Joseph H. Wurst
Winnifred (1879 - ) only in 1880 - died bef. 1900?
Ann (1881 - ) died bef 1900?
Catherine (1881 - 1965) marr John D. Hennessy (Butte Montana 1929)
Patrick Francis (1884 - 1935) buried St. Joseph's Miesville
Elizabeth (1885 - ) marr L. J. Savage??
James Brennen (1887 - )
In 1900, Agnes Black Brennen indicated that she had 14 children with 12 living
- Ann and Winnifred seem to have died before 1900. Daughter Agnes was
living in Minneapolis in 1929.
JAMES BRENNAN (1853-1930)
Son of Thomas Brennan & Winnifred ??
MARY McDERMOTT (1855-1939) Dau. of Michael McDermott
& Ann ??
James was born in Lowell , Massachussets in 1853 and came west with is parents
in 1857. He was raised in Washington County, Minnesota. In 1876, he
married Mary McDermott and moved to Welch Township in Goodhue County. See
Biography of James Brennan, 1909.
Mary S. (1878-1957) buried St. Joseph's Miesville MN
Anna W. (1879- ) marr Martin J. O'Shaughnessy
Theresa (1882- ) marr Thomas A. Byrnes
Helen L. (1884-1979) marr Hilarion D. "Henry" Elder ( ) buried Guardian
Jane (1886-1984 ) marr John Stansberry ( ) died California 1984
Lauretta R. (1889-1977) Liborious Frank Husting ( ) buried Guardian Angel's
Seraphine M. (1892- 1977) Edward F. Elder ( ) (Bakersfield Cal.)
Thomas M. (1894-1970) buried St. Joseph's Miesville MN
Elizabeth Florence aka Florence E. (1898- 1994) buried St. Joseph's
In 1910, Anna , Martin and daughters, Catherine and Lenore, lived on Rondo
Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1920, Helen and H. D. Elder were
farming in Marshan, Dakota County. They had four children by 1920:
Lauretta and Mary, born in Minnesota, and Emmet and Irene, born in
For more on this family branch, see
updates by Chris Miasnik.
ALICE BRENNEN (1878 - 1971)
dau of Thomas Brennen & Agnes Black
JOSEPH H. WURST (1880 - ) Parents unknown
Joseph was born in South Dakota (then Dakota Territory). By 1920, the
couple had two children and were living in Glasgow, Mountain County, Montana
where Joseph managed a lumber company..
Herbert Wurst (1906 - 1950)
Beatrice Lauretta Wurst (1911 - 1932)
Herbert and Beatrice were born in North Dakota. Alice and these children
are buried at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings, Minnesota.
|This family file contains
the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty as of March 1999. Mr. Geraghty is
researching the families and descendants of those buried at the Highland
Cemetery. For more information or to contribute to Mr. Geraghty's research,
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