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NOTES FOR SARAH JANE THORN BREES

The Family of Solomon Brees & Sarah Jane Thorn

Also known as Jennie. Solomon calls her Jen in his diary.

1848 Lawrence & Hannah & 6 children among 1st families of Corning, NY

1850 census Painted Post, Steuben Co., NY - Lawrence Thorn (40), Hannah (37), George (14), William (12), Fayette (11), Sarah J. (8), Edward (6), Maryette (3), and Charles (1). Lawrence's occupation listed as Mason. Lawrence, Hannah & George listed born NJ, all others born NY.

1855 Census, Scio, Allegany Co., NY shows Lawrence Thorn age 35, Martha age 23 , George age 15, Fayette age 14, Jane age 13, Manult (think they mean Maryetta) age 7 and Edwin 2/12 b. Allegany Co. For the others they have birth place marked unknown, so I wonder if Martha might have given the information and being 2nd wife she would not know where step children were born. Where were William and Francis Edwin at this time?

27 Aug. 1860 res. at Chestnut St., Erie, Pa. received by letter to Erie Meth. Church

5 Oct. 1865 married Soloman E. Brees of Horsehead, NY by Rev. E. A. Johnson at residence of Lawreance Thorn with witness Edwin Thorn & Margette Thorn

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

1905 state census Birchdale, Todd Co., Minnesota June 21, 1905
PO Grey Eagle
Starting line 13
Squire W. Brees, age 70, NY/NY/NY, Farming, in state 31 yrs 6 months; in district 8 yrs, 6 months
Elenor M, age 62, NY/NY/NY, Laborer, in state 31 yrs 6 months; in district 8 yrs, 6 months
Luther D, age 33, OH/NY/NY, Farmer, in state 31 yrs 6 months; in district 8 yrs, 6 months
Fred, age 23, MN/NY/NY, Laborer, in state 23 yrs 1 months; in district 8 yrs, 6 months
Starting line 25
Solomon E. Brees, age 66, NY/NY/NY, Farming, in state 29 yrs, 5 months, in district 3 yrs, 5 months
Sarah J., age 64, NY/NY/NY, Laborer, in state 29 yrs, 5 months, in district 3 yrs, 5 months
Clyde E., age 19, MN/NY/NY, Laborer, in state 19 yrs, 5 months, in district 3 yrs, 5 months
Percy E., age 16, MN/NY/NY, in state 16 yrs, 7 months, in district 3 yrs, 5 months

1906 Estate Deed of Lawrence Thorn shows her as Jane Thorn Breese & husband Soloman Breese living in Grey Eagle, Todd Co., Minnesota

1910 census Birchdale Twp., Todd Co., MN Sheet 8B
Household #152
Solomon E. Brees, head, age 70, married 44 years, NY\NY\NY, farmer
Sarah J., wife, age 68, married 44 years, 9 births, 8 surviving, NY\NY\NY
Arthur P., son, age 43, MN\NY\NY, farmer
Percy E., son, age 21 , MN\NY\NY, farm labor

1920 census Birchdale Twp., Todd Co., MN sheet 4A
Household #63
Solmon E. Breese, head, age 80, farmer, NY\NY\NY
Sarah J., wife, age 77, NY\NY\NY
Arthur, son, age 52, farm laborer, MN\NY\NY
Rufus W., son, age 43, cook at Hotel, MN\NY\NY
Claude, son, age 37, house carpenter, MN\NY\NY

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.