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Notes for Squire Whitaker Brees

The Family of Squire Whitaker Brees & Ellen M. Rutan

1840 census Elmira, Chemung Co., NY
John Brees 2nd
1 male 30-39 (John, age 31)
1 male 5-9 (Squire, age 5)
2 males under 5 (Elias, age 3 & Solomon, age 1)
1 female 30-39 ( Mary Ann, age 30)
1 female 5-9 (Alvina, age 7)

1850 census Elmira, Chemung Co., NY page 280
Household 1170/1257
John Breese, male, age 41, b. NY, Farmer
Mary,female, age 40, b. NY
Alvira, female, age 17, b. NY
Squire, male, age 15, b. NY
Solomon, male, age 11, b. NY
Amelia, female, age 9, b. NY
Philena, female, age 7, b. NY
Philander, male, age 5, b. NY
Fanny C., female, age 2, b. NY
Luther D., male, age 3/12, b. NY
Hannah Moore, female, age 27, b. NY

1860 census Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY
Household #836
John Breese, male, age 50, b. NY, Farmer
Mary, female, age 50, b. NY
Squire, male, age 25, b. NY, farm laborer
Solomon, male, age 21, b. NY, farm laborer
Amelia, female, age 19, b. NY, Milliner
Philena, female, age 17, b. NY
Philander, male, age 14, b. NY
Fanny C., female, age 12, b. NY
Judson, male, age 8, b. NY
Minnie A., female, age 5, b. NY

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

According to birth of their children, they lived in Factoryville, NY (1862), Otokee, OH (1864, 1870) Horseheads, NY (1867), Piketown, OH (1871), East Saginaw, Mich. (1874), Lived in Owatonna, Steele Co., MN, then in 1878 moved to Douglas County, Mn with 6 children, the youngest born 1882 in Hudson Township, MN.

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

Moved to Todd Co., MN in 1886.

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 Birchdale Twp., Todd Co., MN
Household #14
Squire W. Brees, head, March 1835, age 65, md 39 yrs, NY/NY/NY, Farmer
Ellen B, wife, March 1843, age 57, md 39 yrs, 7 births, 7 surviving, NY/NJ/NJ
Luther S., son, Nov 1871, age 28, OH/NY/NY, Farm labor
Fred, son, April 1882, age 18, MN/NY/NY, Farm labor

Land Patentees for Birchdale Township, Todd Co., MN
BREES, SQUIRE W 06/01/1903

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

Died 1906. Buried Lakeview cemetery, Grey Eagle, MN.