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Notes for Zelotus Fayette "Fay" Brees

The Family of Solomon Brees & Sarah Jane Thorn

Name on birth certificate is Zealotus Fayette Brees.

1870 census Havana, Steele Co., MN
Household #10
Solomon O. Breese, male, age 31, b. NY
Sarah J., female, age 29, b. NY
Arthur, male. age 8, b. MN
Zelotus, male, age 1, b. MN

1875 state census Havana, Steele Co., Minnesota
#74
Solomon Brees, age 36, NY/NY/NY
Sarah, age 33, NY/NY/NY
Arthur, age 8, MN/NY/NY
Zelotus, age 5, MN/NY/NY
Harry, age 2, MN/NY/NY
Rubbie, age 0, MN/NY/NY

1880 census Orange, Douglas Co., MN
Household #47\50
Solomon E. Breese, Farmer, age 41, NY\NY\NY
Sarah J., wife, age 38, NY\NY\NY
Arthur, son, age 13, MN\NY\NY
Zelotus, son, age 10, MN\NY\NY
Harry J., son, age 8, MN\NY\NY
Ruby M., daughter, age 5, MN\NY\NY
Rufus W., son, age 3, NY\NY\NY
Living next door to Solomon's brother Squire Breese and family.

1885 state census Orange, Douglas Co., Minnesota
S. E. Brees, age 46, b. NY
Sarah J., age 43, b. NY
Arthur, age 18, b. MN
Yelotus, age 15, b. MN
Harry , age 12, b. MN
Rubie, age 10, b. MN
Rufus W., age 8, b. NY
Claude, age 3, b. MN

1895 state census Orange, Douglas Co., Minnesota
Solomon Brees, age 56, b. NY, in state 28 yrs, 5 months; in district 17 yrs, 2 months, Farmer
Sarrah, age 53, b. NY
Arthur, age 28, b. MN, in state 28 yrs, 5 months; in district 17 yrs, 2 months, Farmer
Zelotus, age 26, b. MN, in state 26 yrs, 11 months; in district 17 yrs, 2 months, Farmer
Ruby, age 22, b. MN
Ruphus, age 18, b. NY
Claud, age 14, b. MN
Clide, age 9, b. MN
Percy, age 7, b. MN

1900 census Orange Twp., Douglas Co., MN Page 2B & 3 A
Household #41
Solomen Brees, head, May 1839, age 61, married 35 years, NY\NY\NY, farmer
Sarah J., wife, Feb 1842, age 58, married 35 years, 9 births, 8 surviving, NY\NY\NY
Arthur P., Jan 1867, age 33, MN\NY\NY, farmer
Zelotus F., son, July 1869, age 32, MN\NY\NY, farmer
Rufus W., son, May 1877, age 23, NY\NY\NY, farmer
Claude L., son, May 1882, age 18, MN\NY\NY, at school
Clyde E., son, May 1886, age 14, MN\NY\NY, at school
Percy E., son, July 1888, age 11, MN\NY\NY, at school
Household #42
Charles Cannon, head, Nov 1875, age 24, md 4 yrs, MN/OH/OH, day laborer
Ruby M., wife, Sept 1875, age 24, md 4 yrs, 2 births, 2 surviving, MN\NY\NY
Fern, April 1877, daughter, age 3, MN/MN/MN
Floyd, son, Oct 1879, age 4 months, MN/MN/MN
Household #43
Harry Brees, head, Aug 1872, age 27, md 6 yrs, MN/NY/NY, farm laborer
Jeffry, wife, Nov 1873, age 26, md 6 yrs, 2 births, 1 surviving, MN/Scotland/MN
Myrtle,daughter, Sept 1895, daughter, age 4 , MN/MN/MN.

April 10, 1906 - son Lester born - in Montana?

Homesteaded in Canada and then lived in Libby, MT. Photo taken with baby (probably Lester, born 1906) was taken in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

1911 Canadian census Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
In ancestry.com index under last name Buen
#20
Fay Breese, male, head, July 1869, age 41, b. USA, imm 1906, naturalized 1911, Race - German, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist, Farmer
Irene, female, wife, Sept 1853, age 27, USA, Race - German, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
Lester, male, son, April 1906, age 5, Sask, Race - German, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
Arthur, male, son, Oct 1908, age 2, Sask, Race - German, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
Earl, male, son, June 1910, age 11 months, Sask, Race - German, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
Merrill, male, son, June 1910, age 11 months, Sask, Race - German, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
#21
Frank Wickwire, head, Oct 1886, age 24, b. USA, imm 1905, naturalized 1909, Race - Scotch, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist, Farmer
Eva, wife, May 1883, age 26, b. USA, Race - French, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
Clifford, son, August 1906, age 4, b. Sask, Race - Scotch, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
Nellie, daughter, Oct 1907, age 3, Sask, Race - Scotch, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
Mildred, daughter, Feb 1909, age 2, b. Sask, Race - Scotch, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
Lloyd, son, May 1910, age 1, Sask, Race - Scotch, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
#22
Esbon Wickwire, head, Feb 1843, age 65, b. USA, Race - Scotch, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist
Mary, wife, May 1843, age 68, b. USA, Race - Scotch, Nationality - Canadian, Religion - Methodist

abt 1912 - daughter Inise born in Canada

May 1914
List or manifest of alien passengers applying for admission from Canada to the USA at Portal, North Dakota
Clyde Brees, age 28, single, male, farmer
Can read & write
Citizen of Canada
Race - Dutch
Last permanent residence - Mower, (Sask.), Canada.
Name & address of nearest relative or friend in country from which the alien came: Brother - Fay Brees, Mower, (Sask.), Canada
Final destination - Grey Eagle, Minnesota

August 17, 1917
List or manifest of alien passengers applying for admission from Canada to the USA at Portal, North Dakota
Claude Brees, age 35, Tax status - debarred,

September 1917
List or manifest of alien passengers applying for admission from Canada to the USA at Portal, North Dakota
Claude Brees, age 35, single, male, farm laborer
Can read & write
Citizen of Canada
Race - German
Last permanent residence - Darmoody, Sask., Canada.
Name & address of nearest relative or friend in country from which the alien came: Brother - Fay Brees, Mower, Sask., Canada
Final destination - Grey Eagle, Minnesota

September 13, 1917 - Fayette's son Chester born in Canada

October 1918
List or manifest of alien passengers applying for admission from Canada to the USA at Portal, North Dakota
Claude Brees, age 36, single, male, farm laborer
Race - German
Last permanent residence - Riverhurst, Sask., Canada.
Name & address of nearest relative or friend in country from which the alien came: Brother - Fay Brees, Riverhurst, Sask., Canada
Final destination - Garfield, Minnesota

1920

October 1920
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission (to USA)
Port - Sweet Grass, Montana
Sheet 6, LIne 19
Zelotus Fayette Brees, age 50, male, married
Occupation - carpenter
Can read, write, speaks English
Citizen of Canda
Race - Dutch
Last permanent residence - Riverhurst, Sask., Canada
No living relatives in country he is leaving
Destination - Manicke, Montana
In Ancestry.com database entitled "Seattle Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957
Where are Irene & the kids? Was Fay the only one in the household who had to do the immigration paperwork???

Obit Solomon Brees, who died on April 08, 1921 Grey Eagle, Todd County paper
Death of Solomon E. Brees
Solomon E. Brees, a respected citizen of the community, and, since 1902 a resident of Birchdale Township, passed away at his farm home on last Friday morning. Mr. Brees had suffered for a number of years from asthma and while in failing health for some time was nevertheless able to be about and visit with his friends in the village until recently.
Solomon E. Brees was born near Horse Heads, Chemung Co., N.Y., on May 4, 1839, his death occuring at 11 o'clock p.m. Friday. He was united in marriage at Erie, Penn., on Oct. 5, 1865 to Sarah J. Thorne who survives him. To this union there were nine children born being Arthur P. Brees, who has made his residence in the family home; Zelotus F. Brees of Libby, Mont.; Harry J. Brees, now residing at Osakis, Minn.; Mrs. Ruby M. Arnold of Los Angeles, Cal.; Claude L. and Clyde E. Brees of Grey Eagle,; Percy Brees of Choteau, Mont.; and a son Roy, who died at the age of 8 months and 27 days. Mr. and Mrs. Brees moved from N.Y. to Owatonna in the Spring of 1866 and during the year 1876 they returned to New York, and in 1878 settled in Douglas County, Minnesota, where they resided for some 23 years coming to Todd County and locating at their present home in 1902. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Downing, pastor of the United Brethren Church of Grey Eagle. Interment was made at English Grove, Minnesota. The deceased during his long residence in Minnesota gained a wide acquaintance, and was one of those men who helped to develop the State and his beautiful rural home was the result of many days of labor and brought comfort to the members of his family and was shared by a devoted companion. The Gazette joins in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many friends who so kindly assisted us during our late bereavement. Mrs. Sarah J. Brees and family.

1930 census Libby, Lincoln Co.,, Montana
Wisconsin Avenue #231
Fay Brees, head, age 60, age at first marriage - 21, MN/US/US, Carpenter, Building
Isophene, wife, age 45, age at first marriage - 21, MN/US/US
Ineze, daughter, age 18, Canada-American Citizen/MN/MN
Chester, son, age 12, Canada-American Citizen/MN/MN

Index to "Nuggets to Timber: Pioneer Days at Libby, Montana" by the Libby Pioneer Society and the Libby Woman's Club
copyright 1970 Indexed and contributed for use in USGenWeb Project by: Amy Weggeland

Brees Celotius F. 107

Montana Death Index, 1907-2002
Name Father Mother Death Date Age Death County Residence Marital Status File Number
BREES , FAY C BREES , , 06 12 1963 85 HILL MONTANA , BLAINE WIDOWED 74

Montana Death Index, 1907-2002
about Josephine I Brees
Name: Josephine I Brees
Age: 97
Estimated birth year: 1886
Death Date: 26 Feb 1983
Death County: Missoula
Residence County: Missoula
Social Security Number: 517605394
Marital Status: Widowed
Index Number: 915
Note - her name was Isophene Irene Wickwire Brees