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Notes for Hellen Maria Breese

The Family of Samuel Breese & Betsy Smith

January 24, 1803 - Hellen Maria born in New York. Parents were Samuel Breese & Betsy Smith. Listed in Lois Brees research as "Mariah". Listed on at tree of Judy Martin (commjet) as Maria Helen Breese. Buried in West Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Kane, Illinois under name Hellen M. Miler. She was the mother of Lysander Breese. Note: There are some online trees that state that Samuel & Betsy had a son Cicero Breese who parented Lysander Breese with an unknown mother. In this case Hellen M. (Unknown) would be this unknown mother. I believe what I have written fits the documentation better as there is no son in Samuel Breese's household in 1810 and Lysander was born in 1824.

1810 census Elmira, Tioga, New York
Samuel Breese
1 male 26-44 (Samuel, age 34)
1 female 26-44 (Betsy, age 34)
4 females age 0-9 (Hellen Maria, age 7, Lorinda, age 1, Loretta, age 1, and Unknown daughter, age 0-9)

August 7, 1820 census Elmira, Tioga, New York
Where is Hellen Maria, age 17?
Samuel Brees
1 male age 26-44 (Samuel, age 44)
4 males age 0-9 (Seneca, age 9, Grover, age 4, John, age 4 & Richard, age baby)
1 female age 26-44 (Betsy, age 44)
2 females age 10-14 (Lorinda, age 11 and Loretta, age 11)
2 females age 0-9 (Angeline, age 7 & Adaline, age 7)

October 29, 1824 - Lysander C. Breese born in New York. Parent was probably Hellen Maria Breese. See note above.

1830 census Elmira, Tioga, New York
1 male age 50-59 (Samuel, age 54)
1 male age 15-19 (Seneca, age 19)
3 males age 10-14 (Grover, age 14, John, age 14 & Richard, age 10)
1 male age 5-9 (grandson Lysander, age 6)
1 female age 50-59 (Betsy, age 54)
3 females age 20-29 (Hellen Maria, age 27, Lorinda, age 21 and Loretta, age 21)
2 females age 15-19 (Angeline, age 17 & Adaline, age 17)

1840 census Elmira, Chemung, New York
Helen M. Breese
1 female age 30-39 (Hellen, age 37)
1 male age 15-19 (Lysander, age 16)
1 female age 0-5 (???)

AND

Samuel Brees
1 male age 60-69 (Samuel, age 64)
3 males age 20-29 (Seneca, age 29, Grover, age 24, John, age 24 & Richard, age 20?)
1 female 60-69 (Betsy, age 64)
1 female 40-49 (???)
3 females 20-29 (Angeline, age 27 & Adaline, age 27 and ??)

1841-1850 - Hellen Maria married John A. Miller. Where? His first wife, Ellen Sutphen, had died in 1839.

1850 census Macon, Lenawee Co., Michigan
John A. Miller, age 66, Farmer, b. New York
Hellen M. Miller, age 76, b. New York
Ellen A. Miller, age 22, b. New York (This is John's daughter from his first marriage to Ellen Sutphen, who died in 1839)

November 5, 1852 - husband John A. Miller died in Macon, Lenawee, Michigan

1860 census Aurora, Kane, Illinois\
Lycander Breese, age 34, Farmer, b. New York
Susan H. Breese, age 30, b. New York
May Breese, age 5, b. Illinois
Babe Breese, female, age 3 months, b. Illinois
John Healy, age 27, b. Ireland
Thaddeus Race, age 14, b. Massachusetts
School House
Blacksmith Shop
Helen M. Miller, age 56, widow, b. New York


1870 census Aurora, Kane, Illinois
L. C. Breese, age 46, Farmer, b. New York
Susan Breese, age 40, Housekeeper b. New York
May Breese, age 15, b. Illinois
C. Breese, male, age 6, b. Illinois
Ira Bradley, age 12, b. Illinois
Chas N. Philbin, age 24, labor, b. Maine
H. M. Miller, age 67, b. New York

January 27, 1872 - Hellen Maria Breese Miller died. She is buried in West Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois. Gravestone says "mother". Name on stone is Hellen M. Miller, wife of John A. Miller.