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Notes for Daniel Brees

The Family of Elias Brees & Deborah Bennett

1830 BREES ELIAS Tioga County NY 231 Elmira Federal Population Schedule NY 1830 Federal Census Index NY558208681
2 males under 5 (Darius, age 5, Jacob, age 3)
2 males 5-10 (Daniel, age 8, Solomon, age 10)
1 males 10-15 (Lewis, age 15)
2 males 20-30 (Abram, age 24, John, age 21)
1 male 50-60 (Elias, age 55)
1 female under 5 (Nancy, age 1)
1 female 10-15 (Hannah, age 13)
1 female 30-40 (Deborah, age 40)

Emigrated with his parents to Ohio in 1836 at about age 14

Married Clarissa Dean about 1840

1840 ?

1850 census Chesterfield Twp., Fulton Co., OH
Household #82
Daniel Brees, age 30, farmer, real estate $900, b. NY
Clarissa, age 30, b. NJ
James, age 9, b. OH
Darius Brees. age 29, laborer, b. NY
Elias, age 8, b. NY
Emily, age 6, b. NY
Harriet, age 4, b. NY

1860 ?

Clarissa died in 1864

Married Rhoda Tedrow Gunn about 1868

1870 Dover Twp., Fulton Co., OH page 5
Household #37/39
Daniel Brees, age 50, farm laborer, b. NY
Rhoda Brees, age 28, keeping house, b. OH
Lydia A. Brees, age 16, house keeper, b. OH
Hettia Brees, age 9, attending school, b. OH
William H. Gunn, age 8, attending school, b. OH
George W. Gunn, age 5, attending school, b. OH
Lewis E. Brees, age 1, at home, b. OH

Daniel died in 1876

1880 United States Census Dover, Fulton, Ohio Page Number 78A
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Rhoda BREESE Self W Female W 39 OH Keeping House PA PA
Wm. GUN Son S Male W 19 OH Work On Farm IA OH
George F. GUN Son S Male W 15 OH At Home IA OH
Louis E. BREESE Son S Male W 11 OH NY OH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dona Van Voorst" <aurush@oakharbor.net>
To: <karinorthup@comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2003 12:15 AM
Subject: Daniel Brees - 2nd. Wife Rhoda Tedrow Gunn

> Kari ~
>
> This is off the top of my head: Rhoda Tedro's first husband was George Washingtojn Gunn. This couple had 2 sons: George Washington Gunn, Jr. and William Henry Gunn. Geo. W. Gunn enlisted in the Union Army OVI (Ohio Volunteer Infantry) and was killed in battle during the Civil War. She married Daniel Brees - who was a widower with a number of children. This couple had one son - Lewis Eugene Brees.
> Daniel died of TB in Oct. 1891 and is buried in Ottokee Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio.
>
> Lewis Eugene Brees married Martha Elizabeth Collins - this couple were the parents of 2 children: Mary Jane Elizabeth Brees and George Sullivan Brees. Mary Jane was born in Ohio and died of Tb in Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co., WA at the age of 17. Lewis, his wife and baby, and mother Rhoda came West to prove up a land claim in Washington Territory - Lewis returned to Ohio in 1891 and died there of TB at the age of 23. George S. Brees, my grandfather, was born 3 months posthumous to his father's death.
>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dona Van Voorst" <aurush@oakharbor.net>
To: "Kari Northup" <KNorthup@attbi.com>
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 2:37 PM
Subject: Descendents of Daniel Brees

> Daniel Brees, son of Elias Brees and Deborah Bennett
> Born - 16 May 1822 at Elmira, Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY
> Died - 15 Nov 1876 at Ottokee, Fulton Co., Ohio "Probate Court, Wauseon, Ohio: Brees, Daniel 56y, died 15 Nov 1876 at Ottokee, Fulton
> Co., Ohio - born in NY, married, cause of death: Consumption, residence Ottokee." Buried - Ottokee Cem., Dover Twp., Fulton Co., Ohio
>
> Marriage 1 - Clarissa A. Dean
> Born - 13 Apr 1820
> Died - 30 Apr 1864 Ottokee, Fulton Co., Ohio
> Buried - Ottokee Cem., Dover Twp., Fulton Co., Ohio
> Married - 1839 in Ohio
>
> Sources differ as to number of children.
>
> 1. James Brees - born July, 1840 Married Mary McKoskey in 1861
> This couple had 3 children -
>
> Grace - born 1 Apr 1866
> Married Will Simmons - one child Hugh Simmons
> Married 2nd. to Charles Drake
>
> George - born 1869 - died 1914
> Wife's name was Sally - one child Claude Brees
>
> Carver - no information
>
> 2. Cosper/Casper - born 1848
>
> 3. Ann - born 1852
>
> 4. Lydia - born 14 Dec 1853
> died - 29 Nov 1912
> married James Deyo on 25 Dec 1891
> both buried in Chesterfield Cem., Fulton Co., Ohio
>
> Children:
>
> (1) Louie (probably Louise) - born 3 Feb 1875
> Married a 'Mr. Fowler' (First name is unreadable) on 8 Dec
> 1889
> This couple had nine children - Hazel, James, Cora, Ira,
> Lydia, Ruth, Walter, Iva, &
> Irene.
>
> (2) Irene - no other information
>
> 5. Melissa - born in 1854
>
> 6. Henrietta (Hettie) - born in 1860
>
> 7. William - who may not belong to this family.
>
> Daniel Brees married 2nd. to Rhoda Tedrow, daughter of John Tedrow and Mary Coffman
> Born - Dec. 1842 in Holmes Co., Ohio - Died in 1903 at Anacortes, Skagit Co., WA and was buried at Grandview Cemetery, Anacortes, Skagit Co., WA as "Rhoda Berg"
> Married 1st to George W. Gunn on 11 Dec 1859 at Fairfield, Lenawee Co.,
> Michigan - Civil War Soldier Ohio OVI who was killed in battle. (This was his second marriage.)
> This couple had 2 sons: George W. Gunn - born in 1861 and William Henry Gunn born in 1865.
>
> Daniel Brees and Rhoda Tedrow Gunn were married 23 Apr 1867. Vol 3 Page 129 Fulton Co. Marriages
>
> Rhoda's 3rd marriage was to Jacob J. Schnall. Jacob Schnall died.
> Rhoda's 4th marriage was to Capt. William Berg. This couple was divorced.
>
> 1870 Census Fulton Co - Daniel Brees
> Daniel 50y farm laborer , born NY
> Rhoda 28y wife, born OH
> Lydia A. 16y dau., born OH
> Hetlia 9y dau., born OH
> William H. 8y step son, born OH
> George W. 5y step son, born OH
> Lewis E. 1y son, born OH
>
> This couple had one son - Lewis Eugene Brees
> Born 21 Oct 1868 at Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio Vol. 3 Page 6 Fulton Co., OH Births
> Died 9 Oct 1891 at Ottokee, Fulton Co., Ohio Death listed as C. L. Breese
> "Death of Lewis Breese - died 9 Oct 1891, age 23 years. Died at York Twp., occupation merchant, married, born at Wauseon, Fulton Co., cause of death: Consumption."
> Buried at Ottokee Cem., Fulton Co., Ohio
> Married Martha Elizabeth Collins, daughter of George Washington Collins and Sarah Elizabeth Alwood, born 28 Mar 1869 at Delta, Fulton Co., Ohio - died 23 Apr 1954 at Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co., WA. Buried at Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, Sakgit Co., WA
>
> Martha married 2nd. to Francis James Kavanaugh - this marriage produced 4 children: James, Lyman, Effie, and Mabel. This couple was granted one of the first recorded divorces in Skagit County.
>
> Martha married 3rd. to Henry Conway - this marriage produced one child, Augusta Mae Conway.
>
> Eugene Lewis Brees and Martha E. Collins had 2 children:
>
> Mary Jane Elizabeth Brees - born in Fulton Co., Ohio 9 Oct 1890 - died 29 June 1907 at Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co., WA Buried 30 June 1907 at Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co., WA She died of TB at the age of 17. She was never married and had no children.
>
> George Sullivan Brees - born 19 Jan 1892 at Fidalgo Island, Skagit Co., WA - born 3 months after his father's death. He died 30 June 1972 at Big Lake, Skagit Co., WA as the result of a boating accident and was buried 3 July 1972 at Union Cem., Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co., WA Occupation: Millworker, lumber industry
>
> Married Amelia Matilda Gross, daughter of Daniel Gross and Maria Anna Leininger, on 13 Aug 1913 at Skagit Co., WA. She was born on 17 Jan 1893 at Pedee, Polk Co., Oregon and was one of 10 children. She died on 5 Nov 1957 at Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co., WA and is buried at Union Cem., Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co., WA
>
> This couple had one child - Russell Eugene Brees
> Born 8 Apr 1914 at Montborne, Skagit Co., WA
> Found in the 1930 Census as being 14 years old.
> Died 6 Nov 1989 at Mark Reed Hospital, McCleary, Grays Harbor Co., WA at the age of 75.
> Buried at VFW Cemetery, Enumclaw, King Co., WA with his 5th wife.
>
> Russell married five times - Katherine Jones, Kathryn Perrigo, Hazel King, Iris Osborne, and Charlotte S. Dubuque. I am his old child. My
> mother is Hazel Schock Brees - she is still living.
>
> George S. Brees married 2nd. to Ruth Elvira (Keeley) Prather. She was born in 1892 and died 3 June 1971 at Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co., WA and is buried at Union Cem., Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co., WA Ruth had breast cancer.
>
> Dona