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Brees & Thorn photos I have posted on the website: Photos that have Percy Brees (before his marriage) or his direct ancestors in them. Click on the link for a printable image.

Click here for photos of Percy & Cornelia & their children after their marriage

Elias Brees1860Percy's g-grandfather. Elias Brees was born in 1775 and died in 1863. I am guessing on the date in this photo. To see a copy of the photo before repair and in it's original frame, click here.
Solomon Brees 1860Xerox of original photo. Written on photo is "S. Brees 1860, Age 21 Yrs"
Lawrence Thorn1868 approxPercy's grandfather, Lawrence Thorn. He was born in 1808, died in 1884. I am guessing he is about age 60 in this photo. Lawrence was the father of Sarah Jane Thorn Brees. Click on the link below for more information on Lawrence Thorn and all of his children.
The Family of Lawrence Thorn
John & Mary Ann (Moore) Brees1870 approxPercy's grandparents. Scan is of a xerox of the original.
John Brees 1877 
Mary Ann Moore Brees  
Solomon Brees1870Percy's father. This is the earliest photo I have seen of Solomon E. Brees. I am guessing he is about age 31.
John Brees & Ernest Moody1877 approxPercy's grandfather John Brees & another of John's grandsons, Ernest Moody. Ernest was the child of John's daughter Minnie, who died in 1877. John & Mary Ann Brees raised Ernest after Minnie's death, and he is listed with them on the 1880 census. Scan is of a xerox of the original photo. John was Percy's grandfather.
Solomon & Sarah Jane Brees English Grove MN1890 approxPercy's parents. Guessing Solomon age 51, Sarah Jane age 48. They lived in English Grove, Douglas Co., MN from 1878 to 1901 when they moved near Grey Eagle, Todd Co., MN. Solomon & Sarah Jane are both buried in Douglas Co., near their farm at English Grove. The census lists their post office as Orange Twp., but Solomon & Sarah Jane referred to it as English Grove. They moved to Grey Eagle when Percy was age 13.
Percy Brees1903 approxI'm guessing about age 15. Open for suggestions.
Solomon & Sarah Jane Brees & 3 sons1906 approxTaken at house in Grey Eagle, MN. Sons L-R are Clyde, Arthur and Claude. Photo probably taken by Percy Brees, who had an interest in photography from an early age.
Percy Brees by tree1908 approxage 20? Taken at the farm at Grey Eagle, MN
Percy Brees by fountain1908 approxage 20?
Percy Brees & Cora Foust1908 approxPercy age 20 and Cora age 27? Cora was Percy's first cousin, daughter of Sarah Jane's younger sister Maryette, who Percy called "Aunt Mate". Percy said that Cora was his favorite cousin and Mate was his favorite aunt. Cora lived in Ohio, but came to visit her cousins in MN sometimes.
Clyde, Claude & Percy Brees1910 approxPercy age 22?
Solomon & Sarah Jane Brees1910 approxGuessing Solomon age 71 and Sarah Jane age 68. Solomon was known as "Sol" and Sarah Jane was known as "Jennie". Could have been taken earlier. Open for suggestions.
Sarah Jane Thorn Brees1910 approxIn big oval frame with matching one of Solomon Brees. Solomon died in 1921 at age 82. Sarah Jane died the next year.
Solomon Brees 1910 approxIn big oval frame with matching one of Sarah Jane Thorn Brees. Solomon died in 1921 at age 82. Sarah Jane died the next year.
Solomon & Sarah Jane Brees1910 approxPortrait of Solomon & Sarah Jane Brees by their granddaughter Phyllis Brees. Portrait drawn from the large portraits of Solomon & Sarah Jane above.
Percy Brees Studio - Bowtie Not sure when or where this was taken, but think it was before his marriage.
Percy Brees Studio1914 approxNot sure when or where this was taken, but think it was before his marriage.
Percy at Dutton, MT1914 approxPercy went to MT in 1913 - he rode a boxcar out from MN to help "Grandpa" McLain, who was moving from MN to MT. Percy worked at St. Anthony's Lumber Yard in Dutton, not sure what years, but before his marriage to Cornelia in 1917.