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Notes for Mary Jane Brees Watts

The Family of Squire Whitaker Brees & Ellen M. Rutan

1870 Seneca Twp., Lenawee Co., MI
Household #71/68
Squire Breese, male, age 34, b. NY
Ellen M., female, age 26, b. NY
Linnie, female, age 8, b. NY
Sylvester, male, age 6, b. OH
Inman, male, age 3, b. NY
Mary J., female, age 4 months, b. OH

1875 State census Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota
#43
S.W. Breese, age 40, NY/NY/NY
Helen M, age 32, NY/NY/NY
Linnie E. Breese, age 13, NY/NY/NY
S. L. Breese, age 11, OH/NY/NY
I. M., male, age 7, NY/NY/NY
Mary J., age 5, OH/NY/NY
Luther, age 3, OH/NY/NY
Kitie A., age 1, MI/NY/NY

1880 United States Census Orange, Douglas, Minnesota ilm 1254618
Squire W. BREESE M Male 45 NY Farmer
Ellen M. BREESE M Female 37 NY
Linnie E. BREESE S Female 18 NY
Sylvester S. BREESE S Male 16 OH
Inman M. BREESE S Male 12 NY
Mary BREESE S Female 10 OH
Luther BREESE S Male 8 OH
Kittie A. BREESE S Female 6 MI

1885 state census Orange, Douglas Co., Minnesota
#17
Betsy Jane Shear, age 12, b. WI, mother of foreign birth
Squire W. Brees, age 50, b. NY
Ellen, age 42, b. NY
Inman, age 17, b. NY
Mary, age 15, b. OH
Kitty, age 11, b. MI
Luther W., age 13, b. OH
Fred, age 3, b. MN

Dec 1, 1892 - Mary Jane Brees married Edward Watts

1895 state census Grey Eagle, Todd Co., Minnesota
#103
Clark Dicks, age 21, b. WI, in state 14 yrs, 3 months; in district 14 yrs, 3 months, Farmer
Kittie Dicks, age 21, b. MI
#104
Square Breece, age 60, b. NY, in state 20 yrs, 9 months; in district 7 yrs, 3 months, Farmer
Ellen Breece, age 52, b. NY
Sylvester Breece, age 31, b. OH, in state 20 yrs, 9 months; in district 7 yrs, 3 months, Laborer
Inman Breece, age 27, b. OH, in state 20 yrs, 9 months; in district 7 yrs, 3 months, Laborer
Luther Breece, age 23, b. OH, in state 20 yrs, 9 months; in district 7 yrs, 3 months, Laborer
Fred Breece, age 13, b. MN
Edward Watts, age 28, b. IA, in state 7 yrs, 3 months; in district 3 yrs, 2 months, Farmer
Mary Watts, age 25, b. OH
Merton Watts, age 1, b. MN
Floyd Watts, age 1/12, b. MN
Betty Shear, age 22, b. WI

1900 census Grey Eagle Twp., Todd Co., MN page 131
#43
Edward Watts, head, Aug 1866, age 33, md 7 yrs, MN/IN/IA, Day laborer
Mary J., wife, Feb 1870, age 30, md 7 yrs, 4 births, 3 surviving, OH/NY/OH
Merton H., son, Jan 1894, age 6, MN/MN/OH
Earl F., son, May 1895, age 5, MN/MN/OH
Jesse H., son, Dec 1896, age 3, MN/MN/OH
#47
Clark L. Dicks, head, Aug 1873, age 26, md 5 yrs, WI/OH/NY, Farmer
Kitty A., wife, Jan 1874, age 26, md 5 yrs, 0 children, MI/NY/OH
Inman M. Brees, brother-in-law, July 1867, age 32, single, NY/NY/OH, Day laborer

1910 census Lake Hattie Twp., Hubbard Co., MN page 235a
#58/60
Inman M. Brees, head, age 42, md 5 yrs, OH/OH/OH, Farmer
Edna, wife, age 22 (?), md 5 yrs, 1 birth, 1 survivng, MN/Unknown/Unknown
Grace, daughter, age 3, MN/OH/MN
#59/61
Edward E. Watts, head, age 43, md 18 yrs, IA/OH/IN, Farmer
Mary J., wife, age 40, md 18 yrs, 6 births, 4 surviving, OH/OH/OH
Merton H., son, age 16, MN/IA/OH
Earl F., son, age 14, MN/IA/OH
Jesse H., son, age 13, MN/IA/OH
Elsie R., daughter, age 7, MN/IA/OH

1920 census Lake Hattie Twp., Hubbard Co., MN sheet 4b
#59/61
Edward E. Watts, head, age 53, md 18 yrs, IA/NY/IN, Farmer
Mary J., wife, age 49, md 18 yrs, 6 births, 4 surviving, OH/NY/NY
Merton H., son, age 25, MN/IA/OH, farm labor
Jesse H., son, age 23, MN/IA/OH, farm labor
Elsie R., daughter, age 17, MN/IA/OH

1930 ensus Lake Hattie Twp., Hubbard Co., MN page 230 sheet 2a
#23
Merton H. Brees, head, age 35, age at first marriage - 27, MN/IA/NY, Farmer
Sina A., wife, age 33, age at first marriage - 25, MN/WI/Norway
Howard E., son, age 5, MN/MN/MN
Ruth L., daughter, age 1 & 4 months, MN/MN/MN
#24
Edward E. Watts, head, age 63, , age at first marriage - 26, IA/OH/IN, Farmer
Mary J., wife, age 60, , age at first marriage -23, OH/NY/NY
Jesse H., son, age 33, MN/IA/OH
Elsie R., daughter, age 27, MN/IA/OH

Edward died on December 01, 1932 in Hubbard Co., Minnesota.

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
about Edward E. Watts
Name: Edward E. Watts
Death Date: 1 Dec 1932
Death County: Hubbard
State file number: 005805
Certificate Number: 005805
Certificate Year: 1932
Record Number: 630978

1938 - Mary Jane married Edward Bass

Mary Jane died on January 13, 1942. Buried Becida, MN

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
about Mary Jane Bass
Name: Mary Jane Bass
Death Date: 11 Jan 1942
Death County: Clearwater
State file number: 002745
Certificate Number: 002745
Certificate Year: 1942
Record Number: 884746

Mary Brees Watts used to organize a Brees reunion every year