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 Descendants of James Brennan and Katherine Walsh

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. JAMES1 BRENNAN was born Bet. 1799 - 1801 in St. John's Parish, Co. Roscommon, Ireland (Source: 1880 IA Soundex, est. birth date.), and died 06/18/1886 in Emmetsburg,Iowa. He married KATHERINE WELSH 1825 in Stratford, Ontario, County Perth, Canada, daughter of JOHN WELSH and MARGUARET HERRON. She was born Bet. 11/02/1807 - 1819 in Kilkenny, Ireland, and died 1905 in Emmetsburg Iowa.

Notes for JAMES BRENNAN:

When I visited Jack Kilcline of St. John's Parish, Roscommon in 1987 he

showed me two registry records that he had:

1) Census Registry of 1749:

Luke Brennan of Carrownamadra (Village of the Dogs): 3 Children over 14 yrs.of age.

James Brennan of Carrownure: 2 Children under 14 yrs. of age.

Peter Brennan of Carrownure: 2 Children over 14 yrs. of age.

2) Land Registry of 1828:

James Brennan of Caurraghlaher: 4 Acres of land, (2 Acres - 1st Class & 2 Acres - 2nd Class)

It's possible that our James Brennan could have been the son of James of Caurraghlaher and ggrandson of James of Carrownure.

-From Charles Brennan < brennanchas@email.msn.com > 03/29/1999

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1852 Downie Twp, Co Perth, Ontario Census: Div 1 p. 43 ln 32

James Brennan,farmer,b. Ireland, R. Catholic age nxt 49

Catherine Brennan, b. Ireland age nxt 33

John Brennan b. Canada, age nxt 13

Mary Ann Brennan, b. Canada,age nxt 11

James Brennan,b. Canada, age nxt 9

Catherine Brennan, b. Canada,age nxt 7

Ann Brennan, b. Canada,age nxt 4

Marg. Brennan, b. Canada,age nxt 2

Edward Brennan,b. Canada,age nxt 1

1861 Downie Twp, Co Perth, Ontario Census; div 5 p. 56, ln 31:

James Brennan, farmer,b. Ireland,Catholic (no age)

Mrs. Brennan, b. Ireland, (no age)

John Brennan, laborer, b. Canada, age nxt 22

James Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 18

Mary Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 16

Catherine Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 15

Ann Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 15

Marg Brennan,b. Canada, age nxt 12

Edward Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 9

Mac (?) Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 9

Ellen Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 5

Celia Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 3

Bridgid Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 1

 

 

1886: Newspaper unknown

This week it becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of Mr. James Brennan, when melancholy even occurred at his home in Great Oak twp., on last Saturday evening. He was in his eighty-ninth year and leaves twelve sons and daughters, seventy-eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren to mourn the closing of his long and useful life. The funeral took place on Monday. About one hundred twenty teams followed his remains to the Catholic church, where Rev. Father Smith performed the last and solemn ceremonies, after which they were taken to their final resting place.

The deceased was born in St. John’s parish, county of Roscommon, Ireland and, like millions of his fellow countrymen, he was compelled to wander o’er the lonely course of the "Exile of Erin." He landed in New York in 1829, a period long to be remembered by all Irishmen. Soon after he went to Philadelphia, thence to New Jersey, and, in 1832 sought a home in the wilds of Upper Canada, where he experienced the many painful trials and difficulties of a frontier life. In 1864, he came to Clinton, Iowa, removing to Boon county the following year. In April, 1865, he, with his son, James E., came to this county and took up claims. The deceased and family, with the exception of his oldest two sons, made Palo Alto county their permanent home the following July.

In the death of Mr. Brennan, the community has lost an excellent citizen, a large and respectable family and aged and honored father, and time a long standing monument. Proud, indeed, must the members of that family be as they glance back over his unusually long and well-spent life and view the dark shades of the reverses of life that frequently hung o’er him on his long and painful journey from place to place--proud must they be as they now witness the closing of that cherished life. His entire family, save one daughter living at Jefferson, Iowa, were present at the hour of his death. He was the practical Catholic and performed the duties of his religion with punctuality and ardent devotion. He was kind, generous, and honorable in his dealings with his neighbors and was ???? of humility, for when he was about to sink into eternal sleep, he requested his son James to buy for him the plainest kind of a coffin. He was an intensely patriotic Irishman and was not slow to censure a fellow-countryman who did not manifest a similar spirit of love of fatherland. His name and the many noble acts of his live will long be held in grateful remembrance by his friends and acquaintances. Requiescat in pace.

From the Palo Alto Pilot, Emmetsburg, Iowa -June 19, 1886:

Mr. James Brennan, aged nearly 89 years, died at his home in Grat Oak township, Saturday, June 18, 1886. He was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, came to America 1829, lived in various eastern states and Canada until 1864, when he came to Iowa, settling at Clinton, and in 1865, came to Palo Alto county, he has since resided. He leaves a wife, 12 children, 78 grandchildren and two great grandchildren to mourn his demise.

He had known and felt some of the hardest vicissitudes of life, battled with them courageously and in time, surmounted them. He was one of the hardiest of his hardy race and had a bluff honesty of word and deed for which he was noted and respected.

He was a staunch Catholic and in that church received his last sad rites. The greater portion of his family live in this county and are thrifty, upright people, and well respected.

1880 Census in Walnut Twp, Palo Alto Co. Age listed as 81. Children Edward, Cecelia and Elizabeth living with them. Occupation farmer. Could not read or write.

Notes for KATHERINE WELSH:

1895 state census lists Catherine as living with Cecelia and Patrick Leahy. Age given as 79 which puts dob as abt 1805.

1900 census lists Catherine as living with Cecelia and Patrick. Lists year of emigration as 1865 and dob as Nov 1810

1880 soundex lists Catherines age as 66 which means she was born in 1814 instead of 1807.

The Grim Reapers Work

Oldest Resident of the County Passes Away at the Advanced Age of 97 Years

Mrs. James Brennan

In the last issue of the Tribune we called attention to the venerable Mrs. James Brennan, who had lived to enjoy nearly a hundred years of health and happiness. But since that time the hand of death has touched her and she has been called to her eternal reward.

For the past two months Mrs. Brennan has not been very well and her children could notcie that she was growing very feeble and feared that she would not live long. They were not mistaken in their fears for Thursday night at 2 o'clock she quietly passed away seemingly without a struggle. She had lived to a gool old age and was content to go.

Katherine Welsh was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, Nov. 2, 1807, and when very young crossed the ocean and with her parents located in Canada. At the age of eighteen she was united in marriage to Mr. James Brennan at Stratford, County Perth, Canada. To this union 15 children were born and ten of them came to this country with their parents, who came here in July 1865, having moved the previous fall to Boone County. Each of these children married and live in this county. All are well to do and Mr. and Mrs. Brennan had the pleasure of having their children and grandchildren near them.

On June 18, 1886, Mr. Brennan died and since that time Mrs. Brennan has made her home with her children, though for the greater part of the time she lived with her daughter, Mrs. P. Leahy, at which place she died. The deceased was probably the oldest woman in Palo Alto County. She lived in a simple way and her life, while responsiblilities rested upon her, was one of honest toll, devoted to her home and children. She came here in the early days when settlers knew naught but hardship and work. She and her good husband labored diligently day by day to support their children and bring them up as best they could, teaching them the lessons that would make them good citizens and Christian men and women. What eulogy to this woman is necessary? Her life and work has eulogized her. Though she may not have been known outside of Palo Alto County, still she has done a noble work. She was a zealous Christian and her every act of life was in accordance to what she believed was right, she faithfully performed each duty resting upon her and her devotion to her home and family was remarkable. She was charitable to all and was kind-hearted and generous. While the inactivities of old age has for a number of years removed her from close association with many people, yet those who knew her some years ago will remember her good qualities and extend sympathy to her sons and daughters who survive her and mourn her loss. For though she has lived many years beyond the average person a mother grows none the less dear as years go by, and her loss is keenly felt.

She leaves six daughters, Mesdames P.R. Jackman, Dan Sherlock, Michael Joynt, Patrick Leahy, Isaac Stewart, all of whom reside in this county, and Mrs. Ann Mugan who lives at Jefferson, Iowa. Of the four sons who came to this county with her only two are still living, Martin F., who is a resident of (Owakis?) Minn., and Edward Brennan, who lives in Nevada Township. Her son James died in April 1895, and John in September, 1900.

Sixty-eight grandchildren and fifty-one great grandchildren survive her.

The funeral services were conducted by Very Rev. J.J. Smith at the Assumption church Sunday at 2 o'clock and the remains laid to rest in St. John Cemetery.

The pall-bearers were her six grandchildren, Mike and Joe Joynt, John and James Sherlock, Francis Jackman and Mike Brennan.

 

 

Children of JAMES BRENNAN and KATHERINE WELSH are:

2. i. JOHN WILLIAM2 BRENNAN, b. 05/24/1839, Stratford,Ontario,Canada; d. 09/13/1899, Emmetsburg Iowa.

ii. MARY ANN BRENNAN, b. Bet. 1840 - 1841; m. JOHN STAFFORD.

3. iii. JAMES E BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1843, Canada; d. 04/09/1895, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

4. iv. CATHERINE BRENNAN, b. 05/06/1844, Goderich,Ontario,Canada.

v. PATRICK BRENNAN, b. 03/08/1846, Goederich,Ontario,Canada (Source: Goderich Parish Register of St. Peter's Church-Ontario,CN.); d. 09/10/1898, Emmetsburg Iowa.

Notes for PATRICK BRENNAN:

Single according to death record.

From Goderich,Ontario parish register of St. Peter's Church-

"The 20th of April, 1846 baptized Patrick Brennan, born 8th March, son of James Brennan and Catherine Welch, sponsors, James Paten and Margaret Walahe. P.Schneider, P.P."

 

More About PATRICK BRENNAN:

Cause of Death: Heart disease (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 2.)

Fact 1: farmer (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 2.)

5. vi. ANNE BRENNAN, b. 06/08/1847, Goederich,Ontario,Canada; d. 1933.

6. vii. MARGARET BRENNAN, b. 07/13/1849, Stratford,Ontario,Canada; d. 03/28/1909, Emmetsburg Iowa.

7. viii. EDWARD BRENNAN, b. 04/14/1851, Stratford,Ontario,Canada; d. 02/18/1920, Emmetsburg Iowa.

8. ix. MARTIN F BRENNAN, b. 05/01/1853, English Canada; d. 1937, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

9. x. ELLEN BRENNAN, b. 06/10/1855, English Canada.

10. xi. CECELIA BRENNAN, b. 11/05/1857, Stratford,Ontario,Canada; d. Aft. 1928.

11. xii. BRIDGET BRENNAN, b. 1859, Stratford, County Perth, Canada; d. 05/23/1930, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

xiii. ELIZABETH BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1864, Canada (Source: 1880 IA Soundex, est birth date.); m. JOHN NELSON, 01/04/1881.

Notes for ELIZABETH BRENNAN:

1880 census living with parents in Walnut Twp, Palo Alto Co, IA.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JOHN WILLIAM2 BRENNAN (JAMES1) was born 05/24/1839 in Stratford,Ontario,Canada, and died 09/13/1899 in Emmetsburg Iowa. He married CAROLINE STEWART 12/31/1866 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada (Source: St. Joseph's Catholic Church.). She was born 02/27/1846 in Waterloo,Ontario,Canada, and died 10/16/1939.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAM BRENNAN:

Age 60 years and 24 days at time of death.

: Emmetsburg Democrat, September 1899

John William Brennan

Thursday morning the sad news of the sudden death of John W. Brennan, of Walnut, was learned. He was found dead in his wagon near M. Hester's, while returning home from Emmetsburg. He had been in town most of the day and left for home about 8 o'clock seated on a high box wagon. Two of his sons were coming to town and met his team near M. Hester's. Noticing that there was no driver, they stopped the horses and found their father lying dead in the bottom of the box. Justice Stuehmer was summoned, who, with Dr. Powers, impaneled a jury for an inquest. The finding was that he had died of apoplexy. The funeral was held Friday. It was perhaps the largest ever witnessed in Emmetsburg. Several counted from 125 to 135 teams in the procession. The usual services were conducted in the Catholic church. The remains were laid to rest in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were John Joynt, P. Joynt, John K. Brennan, M. Hester, Owen McNulty, and Wm. Anglum.

John W. Brennan was born in the gore of Downy, Ontario, May 24, 1839, where he grew to manhood. In 1866, he was married to Caroline Stewart. The following year they came to Iowa and settled in Boone county. In 1869, they came to Palo Alto and took up a homestead in Walnut township, living there for 15 years. They then moved to Emmetsburg township, where he purchased a farm and made an excellent home, in which his wife and younger children still live. The deceased was a thrifty, energetic, successful farmer. He was economical and provident and after he had built a good home for himself, he made early provision to secure suitable farms for his elder sons in his immediate neighborhood. He was a man of strong purpose. He was determined, blunt, and decidedly outspoken. His friends could always depend on him, and his enemies knew where to find him. There was no duplicity in his nature. His friendship was easily secured and when once obtained was lasting. His ambition was to be fair,!

honest, and just with his fellow man. He leaves a wife, five sons, and four daughters. The sons are James, John, Martin, Michael, and Francis. The daughters are Mrs. Wm. Pratt, and Misses Katie, Carrie, and Celia. His sad and unexpected death is a severe blow to all of them and to his aged mother, who still survives him, as well as to his brothers and sisters and numerous other relatives in this community. The Democrat, for 15 years, knew Mr. Brennan as a loyal friend, and it offers unfeigned sympathy to his family in their deep sorrow. Peace to his soul.

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More About JOHN WILLIAM BRENNAN:

Cause of Death: heart failure (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 2.)

Fact 1: farmer (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 2.)

Notes for CAROLINE STEWART:

1880 cenus lists both parents as being born in Baden.

1900 census lists birth date as 02/1848. Her father born in France and mother born in Germany. She gave birth to 12 children, 9 living in 1900. She emigrated in 1866. Mary Ellen, child and male dead by 1900?

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

4 March 1914

Mrs. Caroline Brennan Surprised.

Friday evening Mrs. Caroline BRENNAN was pleasantly surprised by a number of relatives, the occasion being her 67th birthday. A few hours were spent in local recreation. Refreshments were served during the evening. Mrs. Brennan was the recipient of a fine rocking chair, a flower stand, and other presents that she will long treasure in memory of her thoughtful and generous donors. The Democrat hopes she will have the happiness to enjoy many more birthday parties.

 

Obit: Emmetsburg Thurs. Reporter, March 23, 1933

At age 4 she went with parents to Stratford, Ontario. Then she went to Boone Co,, Iowa soon after her marriage and then in 1869 to Palo Alto Co., Iowa. She gave birth to 12 sons and Dau.. Only 4 survived at time of her death- Mrs. Will Pratt, Mrs. Dave Joynt, Matt Brennan of E'burg and Michael Brennan of Des Moines. 39 grandchildren and 63 great grandchildren.

Emmetsburg Democrat 1938

Mrs. J. Brennan, 93 Years Old Resident, Dies

Aged Emmetsburg lady passes away at home of her daughter here Monday forenoon. Impressive funeral services at Assumption church. Was born in Canada. Came to Palo Alto county homestead in 1882. Was widow since 1899.

Mrs. John Brennan, 93, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dave Joynt, Monday forenoon. Funeral services were held in the Assumption church Wednesday. Father Robert Joynt of Fort Dodge, grandson of the deceased, was the celebrant with father Molloy and Father Lawless, both of Emmetsburg, as deacon and sub-deacon, respectively. Father Emmet McCoy of Fort Dodge was master of ceremonies. The funeral sermon was preached by Very Rev. Wm. Mason, Assumption pastor. The pallbearers, all grandsons, were John Brennan, Douglas Brennan, Joe Joynt, Joe Pratt, Dick Brennan and Gordon Pratt. The remains were interred in St. John's cemetery. The Foy Funeral home was in charge.

Caroline Stewart was born at Waterloo, Canada, February 27, 1846. At the age of four she moved to Stratford, Ontario, with her parents and was married there to John Brennan in 1866. The couple moved to Boone county, Iowa, soon after marriage and in 1869 came to a homestead in Walnut township in Palo Alto county. In 1882 they moved to Emmetsburg township, where Mr. Brennan passed away in 1899. Mrs. Brennan moved to the city of Emmetsburg in 1903 and resided here until death.

Twelve sons and daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brennan. Four survive, as follows: Mrs. Will Pratt, Mrs. Dave Joynt and Matt Brennan, all of Emmetsburg, and Michael Brennan of Des Moines. There are 39 grandchildren and 63 great grandchildren.

The death of Mrs. Brennan at the unusual age of 93 causes profount thoughts of respect for the strong character and rugged constitution that enabled her to live through the countless hardships of pioneer life in Palo Alto county and on to within seven years of the century mark.

 

 

Children of JOHN BRENNAN and CAROLINE STEWART are:

12. i. JAMES CHARLES3 BRENNAN, b. 09/23/1867, Moingona,Boone Co., Iowa; d. 10/18/1922, Emmetsburg Iowa.

13. ii. JOHN HENRY BRENNAN, b. 08/1870, Iowa; d. 03/15/1933, San Diego,California.

14. iii. MARY ELLEN BRENNAN, b. 03/17/1872, Iowa; d. 08/18/1955.

15. iv. MARTIN WILLIAM BRENNAN, b. 11/1873, Palo Alto County, Iowa; d. 1966.

v. JOSEPH BRENNAN, b. 09/1875 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. Bef. 1939.

16. vi. KATHERINE REGINA BRENNAN, b. 08/14/1878, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 04/01/1959.

vii. CAROLINE A. BRENNAN, b. 09/04/1880, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.); d. 10/02/1910, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.); m. ALBERT R HUGHES, 09/25/1907, Emmetsburg,Iowa; b. 07/1883, Iowa; d. 1966.

Notes for CAROLINE A. BRENNAN:

From the Palo Alto Tribune 9-25-1907

Hughes-Brennan

At 7:30 o'clock at the Assumption church in this city the Very Rev. J.J. Smith performed the ceremony that united Mr. Albert Raymond Hughes and Miss Caroline Angela Brennan as man and wife. The bride was beautifully gowned in cream silk and wore a bride's veil and a wreath of bridal roses. She was attended by her sister, Miss Cecelia Brennan. The groom wore the conventional black and was attended by his brother, Ed. M. Hughes. The wedding march was played by Miss Josephine McEvoy accompanied by Miss Ruth Riley on the violin. After the ceremony the bridal couple retired to the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Caroline Brennan, where they were greeted by a number of their immediate relatives and where a sumptious wedding breakfast was served. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes will leave on the morning train for St. Paul where they will remain a week and will then go to Osakis, Minn. to visit the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hughes. When they return they will begin housekeeping in one of the Schirmer cottages in the first ward.

This couple is too well known to our readers to need an introduction. The groom has been a resident of this county for about eight years while the bride was born and brought up here. They are general favorites and start on life's journey with a large circle of admiring friends who would gladly assist them and wish them every possible earthly joy.

The bride has been one of Palo Alto county's best and most popular teachers. She was well qualified for her chosen work and entered upon the work of teaching with the enthusiasm, earnestness, and determination to succeed that is characteristic of the young lady in any thing that she may undertake. Success crowned her efforts and she soon took her place in the foremost ranks as a teacher. She is a young lady of kindly manner and lovable disposition. She makes friends readily by her pleasing manner and winning ways and holds them by her true worth as a woman.

The groom is one of our very best young men. Every body here knows "Bert" and everybody here entertains for him not only the greatest respect and highest esteem but they truly regard him with the kindest feeling. As a business man his methods are unquestionable. He is curteous, genial and strictly honest. His manner is pleasant. He is frank and outspoken so that he is never misunderstood. For the greater part of the time he has lived here he has been in the drug business, working with T.J. Stemets and also in the Stratemeyer drug stores. About a year ago he bought the Stemet's drug store and has since had charge of this business. He enjoys a liberal patronage and is doing an excellent business. He gives every promise of success in  business affairs and being a young man of the best of habits, always having shown the highest regard for womanhood and being fortunate enough to win the heart and hand of the excellent young lady whom he now calls wife, there is every reason to believe he will make a  No. 1 husband.

The Tribune bespeaks for Mr. and Mrs. Hughes a life of happiness and prosperity and trusts that the future holds only the best things in life in store for them.

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30 years,27 days at time of death

Emmetsburg newspaper, 1910

MRS. BERT HUGHES DEAD.

She Passed Away Early Sunday Morning.

Early sunday morning our citizens learned with genuine regret of the death of Mrs. Bert Hughes, who passed away shortly after midnight. She had a couple of days previously given birth to her first child and was in a very serious condition. Very little could be done for her, as she was also afflicted with a large abdominal tumor. The funeral was held Tuesday at 10 o'clock. A solemn requiem mass was offered up at St. Thomas church by the pastor, Rev. M. McNerney, assisted by Fathers Carroll, of Ayrshire; Kelley, of Graettinger, and Murphy, of Emmetsburg. The following named parties were pall-bearers.

Active - Messrs. Ray Neary, Ray McNally, Robert Laughlin, T.J.Kirby, T.F.Rutledge and J.A.Duffy.

Honorary - Mesdames J.A.Duffy, F. Nedderman, D. Kelly, and E.M. Carney, and Misses Maggie Fries, and Bertha Peterson.

The ushers were J.W. Neary, Joe Laughlin and Thomas Nolan.

The burial was in St. John's cemetery. There was an exceptionally large procession. The members of the Friday Club attended in a body.

Miss Carrie Brennan was born in this community, September 4, 1880. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Brennan. She attended the local schools and later took a course in the Iowa State Normal. She taught for several years in this county. For some time she held a position in the West Bend schools. She was bright, energetic and tactful and she won well deserved recognition in her chosen calling. September 25, 1907, she was married to A.R. Hughes. They had a neat, happy home and Mr. Hughes had a business that was such as to give him marked prestige in our community and to insure his prosperity at an early age in life. Providence bestowed many temporal as well as spiritual blessings upon them and their future seemed brighter and more hopeful than it does to most people. But there is no real paradise on earth. There is grief as well as joy and gladness for each of us. Death comes to separate them when their happiness seemed all that could be reasonably desired.

Mrs. Hughes was a Christian lady in all that the words imply. No woman in our community was actuated by higher motives in all that she said and did.She was prudent and practical and she was tactful. She had at all times a serious regard for the right and feelings of others. She was humble but she had, nevertheless, a worthy ambition to do all that self-reliance, becoming dignity and true womanliness required of her. She did not neglect any responsibilities that her position in life demanded of her. Thoughts of the eternal always appealed to her and thus guided her in her resolutions and in her devotion to the duties of childhood teacher, home and society. Her entire life was one of lofty aspirations, firm confidence in the efficacy of divinely instituted principles, and unafftected Christian fervor. Her death is mourned by her devoted husband, her aged mother, several brothers and sisters and numerous other relatives. All have the sympathy of our many citizens in this great sorrow

 

More About CAROLINE A. BRENNAN:

Cause of Death: nervous exhaustion,uterine fibroids

Fact 1: 10/04/1910, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg

Fact 2: 1900, teacher

Notes for ALBERT R HUGHES:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 2 Sep 1908:

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hughes went to Minneapolis Sunday to visit friends for a few days. While there they will attend the Minnesota state fair.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wed. April 9, 1913:

Howard Hughes arrived from Amery, Wisconsin, a few days ago. He will assist his brother Bert in the drug store during the coming season.

 

More About ALBERT R HUGHES:

Occupation: Drug store

17. viii. CECELIA BRENNAN, b. 07/21/1882, Palo Alto County, Iowa; d. 05/08/1927.

ix. MICHAEL BRENNAN, b. 04/1885 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); m. GENEVIEVE FISH.

Notes for MICHAEL BRENNAN:

Living in Des Moines at time of brother Francis's death in 1938

Also in Des Moines in 1927 at time of sister Cecilia's death.

x. CHILD BRENNAN, b. 04/07/1885.

xi. MALE BRENNAN, b. 02/26/1887; d. 02/28/1887 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for MALE BRENNAN:

Not listed on 1900 census.

18. xii. FRANCIS JOSEPH BRENNAN, b. 11/15/1889, Palo Alto County, Iowa; d. 08/08/1938, Emmetsburg Iowa.

3. JAMES E2 BRENNAN (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1843 in Canada (Source: 1852 Downie Twp, Perth, Ontario Census, estimated.), and died 04/09/1895 in Emmetsburg,Iowa. He married ELIZABETH BRENNAN, daughter of THOMAS BRENNAN and CATHERINE KAVANAUGH. She was born Abt. 1852 in Ireland (Source: 1880 IA Soundex, est. birth year.), and died 03/24/1897.

Notes for JAMES E BRENNAN:

On 1880 Iowa Soundex, Catharine Brennan, mother-in-law is living with them, age 60 born in IRE

Emmetsburg Democrat, April 10, 1895

James E. Brennan Dead

His Sufferings Ended Yesterday Morning

 

James E. Brennan is dead. His sufferings were many and his recent misfortunes severe. The end came yesterday morning and the affectionate father and husband joined the ranks of the many who had gone before him without a murmur, and happy in the thought that he had at least served his family, friends, community, and state faithfully and to the full extent of the power that had been given him to serve them.

The funeral will be held at ten o'clock tomorrow. It will be under the direction of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, of which he was for years an earnest, loyal, useful, and deserving member. A wife, son, and six daughters survive him. Mrs. Brennan is at present dangerously ill and serious doubts are entertained as to her recovery. A son died but a few months ago and now the fond father is taken from that afflicted home. The aged mother of Mr. Brennan still survives and a large family of brothers and sisters of the deceased reside in this community. He was 53 years of age. He was a native of Stratford, Ontario, and was for twenty-six years a resident of this county.

Great Oak had no better or no more upright citizen than James E. Brennan. There was nothing small, shallow, or vain about him. He was frank, earnest, thoughtful, conscientious, reliable, honorable, and generous. His motives were the highest and his devotion to the welfare of his family and neighbors the most unselfish. He was a man of sincerity, of positive convictions, and of unwavering, lasting friendship. His word could always be depended upon and his promise was as valuable, as binding as his bond.

There are good lessons in the life and death of James E. Brennan for all who can profit by the deeds and the examples of a life well spent. The record of his manhood and his usefulness to his fellow-men will be all the stronger and brighter as years roll by. He lived and exemplary, Christian life and his still living deeds constitute the most fitting epitaph that can be written for the preservation of his memory in the minds of those who knew him, who associated with him, who respected him.

 

 

Notes for ELIZABETH BRENNAN:

Emmetsburg Democrat, March, 1897

Laid to Rest Last Friday

Last week brief mention was made in these columns concerning the death of Mrs. James E. Brennan, of Great Oak township. Her death occurred Wednesday morning. The funeral was held Friday forenoon. It was very large. There were 86 teams in the procession. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Smith and the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.

The deceased lived in this county for many years. Two years ago her husband died. She was quite ill at the time of his death and subsequently there was little improvement in her condition. During the past few months her recovery seemed beyond all hope and she gradually yielded to the inevitable. She was a quiet, humble woman. Industry, prudence, kindness and Christian-like devotion to the care of home and family, characterized her labor through life. The closing years of her earthly journey were saddened by misfortune and reverses. Although her husband had left her a comfortable home and had made abundant provision for the family, his death, the death of a grown son, and her own lingering and protracted illness were enough to weigh heavily on the stoutest heart. One son and six daughters survive. The son and one daughter are married. The other daughters are at home. The deceased was about 45 years of age. Peace to the soul of a good woman.

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Children of JAMES BRENNAN and ELIZABETH BRENNAN are:

19. i. MARY ANN3 BRENNAN, b. 08/15/1870, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 12/04/1948, Mallard, Iowa.

20. ii. MARGARET BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1874, Emmetsburg Iowa.

21. iii. THOMAS BRENNAN, b. 1875; d. 1959.

iv. JAMES BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1878 (Source: 1880 IA Soundex, est. birth date.); d. 11/21/1894.

22. v. ELIZABETH FRANCIS BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1882.

vi. BRIDGET BRENNAN.

vii. ELLEN BRENNAN.

23. viii. CATHERINE BRENNAN, b. 1871; d. 1961.

4. CATHERINE2 BRENNAN (JAMES1) was born 05/06/1844 in Goderich,Ontario,Canada. She married ISAAC STEWART 10/19/1863 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada (Source: St. Joseph's Catholic Church.). He was born Abt. 1839 in Canada (Source: 1870 Census.).

Notes for CATHERINE BRENNAN:

From Goderich,Ontario parish records-

"The 16th of May, 1844, baptized Catherine Brennan born 6th of May of James Brennan and Catherine Welsh, sponsors James Kelley and Ellen Conn. P. Schneider, P.P"

On 1870 census she had listed she could not read or write.

On 1880 census her age was listed as 40.

Notes for ISAAC STEWART:

1870 Census has listed surname as Steward. Isaac was a farmer w/ real estate of 300 and personal property of 260. He could not write and was not a citizen at that time.

Marriage Notes for CATHERINE BRENNAN and ISAAC STEWART:

Notes from the Stratford, Perth Archives, Nov. 26, 1999 to Kathleen Puls:

Surname was Stevon, not Stewart-St. Joseph's Catholic Church records.

 

Children of CATHERINE BRENNAN and ISAAC STEWART are:

24. i. CHARLES3 STEWART, b. Abt. 1865, Canada.

ii. JOHN STEWART, b. Abt. 1866, Iowa (Source: 1870 Census.).

25. iii. MARGARET ANN STEWART, b. 02/08/1868.

iv. JAMES STEWART, b. 10/1869, Iowa (Source: 1870 Census.).

v. JOSEPH STEWART, b. Abt. 1872.

vi. EDWARD STEWART, b. Abt. 1873.

vii. HENRY STEWART, b. Abt. 1875; m. (1) CAROLYN SOLBERG; m. (2) ADDIE STEWART.

26. viii. MARTIN STEWART, b. Abt. 1877.

ix. MARY STEWART, b. Abt. 1879; m. GEORGE SMITH.

x. ANNA STEWART, m. HENRY JONES.

xi. MICHAEL STEWART.

5. ANNE2 BRENNAN (JAMES1) was born 06/08/1847 in Goederich,Ontario,Canada (Source: Goderich Parish Register of St. Peter's Church-Ontario,CN.), and died 1933. She married TOM MUGAN.

Notes for ANNE BRENNAN:

From Goderich, Ontario parish register of St. Peter's Church-

"The 27th of June, 1847, baptized Ann Brennan, born 8th of June of James Brennan and Catherine Welch, Sponsors John Ryan and Ellen Mulhal, P.Schneider, P.P."

This conflicts with info from the Stratford archives which lists her dob as 13 July 1849

1933:

Death of Ann Mugan

Oldest Jefferson (IA) Resident

End Comes After Very Short Illness at Her Home Last Wednesday Before Noon.

Mrs. Ann Mugan, resident of Jefferson since the year 1866, or a period of 67 years, died suddenly at her home on North Chestnut Street last Wednesday shortly before the noon hour. She was past 86 years of age, and but for asthmatic trouble, had been quite well for the most part. She was taken ill about four o'clock Wednesday morning with some difficulty in breathing, and her sons ministered to her, hoping the attack would pass. She grew weaker, however, and passed away about 11:30 o'clock.

The funeral was held Friday morning from St. Joseph's church with requiem mass by Rev. Father Zimmerman, after which her mortal remains were taken to Emmetsburg for burial. The casket bearers were Wm. Dolan, Matt May, Ross Gilliland, Ed McCaffery, L.B. Hendall and F.B. Freund.

Mrs. Mugan is survived by her three sons, M.A. Mugan of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and D.W. Mugan and T.A. Mugan of this city, a daughter, Lucy, having died in infancy. She is also survived by one brother, Mr. Martin Brennan, and two sisters, Mrs. Dan Sherlock, and Mrs. Cecelia Leahy, all of Emmetsburg. He husband preceded her in death in February, 1928.

Ann Brennan, daughter of James and Catherine Welch Brennan, was born June 8, 1847, between Stratford and St. Mary's County Perth, Ontario, Canada. With her parents and ten brothers and sisters she came to the United States and Iowa, the family crossing the Mississippi River at Lyons, Iowa, the morning the news came that President Lincoln was shot. The animosities of the factions flamed forth and the Brennan family secured their first veiw of life in Iowa. Ne found friends advised her father to have all the family keep their mouths shut. Assurance was promptly given that the advice would be followed.

The family took the train from Clinton for Nevada, as far as the railroad ran, as their destination. Their two cars of emigrant goods were lost by fire set by the locomotive and they landed in Nevada (IA) with little but the ability to work. They pushed on to Boonsborough where the boys of the family went to chopping ties for the railroad and for lumber. During 1865, the rest of the family moved on to Palo Alto county and settled. Then Ann, however, declared that she had gone as far into the wilderness as she was going to go and stayed at Boonsborough and Moingona until June, 1866, when George Cochran brought her to Jefferson, a dismal trip. The only building they sighted on the way was the Half-Way House near what is now ???(paper torn) run by the late Horace Ship and his wife. Mrs. S.M. Ship of Jefferson ?????? many of the returning soldiers from the Civil War and assisted in their case.

In Jefferson she lived with the Cochran and Uncle William Anderson families until she married Thomas F. Mugan on December 30, 1867, after which her husband and herself continued in the restaurant business on the north side of the square for many years and Mrs. Mugan continued in the location until during 1911 when she and her sons moved to their present residence in North Jefferson.

What is probably the earliest Greene County Catholic history occurred while she was at the Cochran and Anderson home and hotel. Probably the first priest to read mass in Greene County rode from Fort Dodge where he and other missionaries made their headquarters. His mode of conveyance was a donkey and by being assisted by a farmer he crossed Hardin Creek an came to Jefferson. He requested Mr. Cochran to be premitted.... (can't read rest)

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Booneville: established 28 August 1850

changed to Boonesborough 28 November 1851

changed to Boonesboro 28 December 1893 and discontinued 30 June 1902

Note: it is within today's Boone city limits at the west edge of town

 

 

Children of ANNE BRENNAN and TOM MUGAN are:

27. i. MICHAEL3 MUGAN, b. 1872; d. 1951.

ii. THOMAS AQUINAS MUGAN, b. 1874 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); d. 1954 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

iii. DANIEL W MUGAN, b. 1868 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); d. 1944 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

iv. BRIDGET MUGAN, b. 1875 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); d. 1931 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. PENDERGAST.

6. MARGARET2 BRENNAN (JAMES1) was born 07/13/1849 in Stratford,Ontario,Canada (Source: St. Joseph's Church Records-Stratford, Ontario,CN. See letter written to T.A. Mugan by W. Hogarty, Assistant priest.), and died 03/28/1909 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 2.). She married PATRICK R JACKMAN 09/17/1868 in Boonesborough,Iowa, son of CHARLES JACKMAN and CATHERINE PHELAN. He was born 03/1836 in St. John's Parish, County Kilkenny, Ireland, and died 11/03/1927 in Emmetsburg,Iowa.

Notes for MARGARET BRENNAN:

Conflicting dob. Stratford archives lists 13 July 1849. Letter written by W. Hogarty, asst. priest, St. Joseph's church, Statford on 12/10/1897 lists dob as 08/19/1849. And obit lists 08/08/1848.

 

Palo Alto Reporter Thursday, April 1, 1909

Mrs. Patrick Jackman

The death of Mrs. Patrick Jackman took place at her home in Walnut township Sunday evening shortly after nine o'clock. Her last illness was over four weeks in duration and was some disease of the liver and stomach.

The funeral was held from Assumption Church in this city Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. Rev. Kelly of Greattinger officiated. The interment was made in St. John's cemetery.

The deceased maiden name was Margaret Brennan and she was born in West Stratton, Ontario, Canada, August 8th, 1848. When she was but a girl her parents came to this state and settled in Boone County. She was married to Patrick Jackman at Boonesborough, September, 18th, 1868.

Shortly after their marriage they came to this county to reside and have been residents of the county ever since. To Mr. and Mrs. Jackman fourteen children were born of these ten are living to mourn the death of their mother. These are Joseph, Patrick C., John and Francis Jackman; Mrs. Robert Laughlin, Mrs. Paul Schany, Mrs. P. F. Conlon, Mrs. Eugene Kane, and the Misses Alice and Anna Jackman.

She was one of the best known women of the county. The Jackman home was known far and near for its open hospitality and for the generous welcome that all received who crossed its threshold. Amid her duties as housewife and mother Mrs. Jackman found time to extend her welcome and give comfort and cheer to all with whom she came in contact. Her life was more especially a home life and nobly and well did she fulfill this part of her life's work. She did her work well in this life and has been called hence to fulfill her mission in that better life that is beyond the ken of man. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community in their irreparable loss of wife and mother.

 

 

More About MARGARET BRENNAN:

Baptism: 08/19/1849, Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Cause of Death: disease of liver

Fact 1: 03/31/1909, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg

Notes for PATRICK R JACKMAN:

Parents: Charles Jackman (b. Apr 18, 1793, St. John's parish, Co. Kilkenny) and Catherine Phelan, married Jan 22,1827, Moonteen sub-division, Radestown, St. John's parish,Co. Kilkenny) Grandparents: Michael Jackman and Elizabeth Nowlan, St. John's parish, Co. Kilkenny).

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In 1862 there was a Sioux Indian outbreak led by Little Crow. To protect the border a Company of men enlisted. They mustered out in the fall of 1863. They were led by Captain W.H. Ingram of Algona.

Name,Age,City,Nativity

R. Fayette Carter,31,Paoli,Ohio

Jeremiah Crowley,18,Emmetsburg,Ireland

Patrick Jackman,22,Emmetsburg,Ireland

Lott Laughlin,23,Emmetsburg,Ireland

Keiran Mulroney,19,Emmetsburg,Ireland

Joseph T Mulroney,26,Emmetsburg,Ireland

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From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 8 July 1903: P.R. Jackman informs us that July 4th was the 45th anniversary of his coming to Palo Alto County.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat 5 Oct 1904:

Lot Laughlin, while at Algona, met with five of the old settlers who accompanied him on Capt. Ingham's expedition to New Ulm, Minn. in 1863 to save the people of that section from the Indians. Among the others from this county who took that eventful trip were: Patrick Jackman, Jeremiah Crowley and J.T. and K. Mulroney. Mr. Laughlin hadn't seen his old companions in 41 years.

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PIONEER OF CITY CALLED AWAY

Patrick R. Jackman Answers

Final Summons Thursday

Morning of Last Week

Though not unexpected the death of P. R. Jackman which occured at 6:50 Thursday morning, Nov. 3, brought sorrow to a large circle of friends as well as to the immediate family.

Funeral services were held at St. Thomas' church at 9:30 Saturday morning. Rev. M. J. McNerney officiated and celebrated a solemn requiem high mass assisted by Very Rev. J. G. Murtagh of the Assumption parish, Rev. J. J. Kelly of Graettinger and Rev. Doyle of Woodstock, Minn.

The pallbearers were the six grandchildren of the deceased, John and Robert Laughlin, John and Leo Schaney and James and William Jackman.

Mr. Jackman had been poorly for years. The infirmity of old age rendered him helpless. For two weeks it was realized that death might come at any time. He had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Paul Schaney, where he had been given every possible care and attention up to the last moment of his life.

Patrick Jackman was born in the County Kilkenny, Ireland, in March, 1836. When he was only eight years of age he was bereft of both father and mother. He came to America with his two brothers, Michael and William Jackman and a sister, Mary, in 1850. They located near Elgin, Ill., where they resided for six years. In 1856 he came to Palo Alto county and settled on a farm in Walnut township. He was a member of the original Irish colony of this county. The old log house in which he lived was the first built in the county and now stands in Harrison Park, a monument to the bravery and courage of these old settlers, as well as marking an event in the early history of the county.

Mr. Jackman truly witnessed all of the trials and hardships common to the pioneers. He assisted in suppressing the attacks of the Indians in these early days. We have heard him relate the story of what was known as the Spirit Lake Massacre many times and this story was a thrilling one.

On September 8, 1868, Mr. Jackman united in marriage with Miss Margaret Brennan. The marriage took place at Boonesboro, Iowa. They established their home on the Walnut farm. Mr. Jackman had erected a new log house for his bride. It was one of the best and most substantial homes in the county at that time, and later formed a part of the larger and more commodious home which they built. There was no happier home anywhere than this. Here their children were born and raised. Here they bravely met their trials together and together enjoyed the better things of life.

Mrs. Jackman died in March 1909. Mr. Jackman continued his residence on the old farm until about ten years ago, when he came to Emmetsburg and established his home with his daughter, Mrs. Paul Schaney, where he subsequently resided.

For seventy-one years he was a citizen of this county. Perhaps no citizen was better known than he. He lived to the age of 91 years. His life was marked the whole way with good deeds of generosity, honesty, kindliness and charity. He loved his fellowmen and wished good to everyone. His motives were all good. He dealt with everyone fairly and squarely, and with the simplicity of a child he trusted everyone. Nor was he deceived, for he gave to the world the best he had and the best came back to him. He provided well for his family, and his home was one of the most hospitable in the county. His door was open and a hand of welcome was extended to everyone.

Fourteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Jackman. Three sons, Joseph, Patrick C. and Francis, of this place and six daughters survived them. The daughters are Mrs. Paul Schaney, Mrs. P. F. Conlon, Mrs. Robt. Laughlin of this place, Mrs. Bid Kane of Onawa, Mrs. T. J. Kirby of Sioux City and Miss Alice Jackman of Woodstock,Minnesota. They were all with their father when he died and all were in attendance at his funeral.

They will ever entertain fond memories of their father. They will be unable to recall any uncertain actions in his life that will cause them even a fleeting thought of shame. A gentleman - earnest, dutiful and true, too sincere to hide a fault, too manly to shirk a duty, too honest not to do unto others as he would have others do unto him, is the image they will retain of the man whom they always found a wise counsellor, a gentle, loving, solicitous father and friend, as well as a thorough Christian, a loyal citizen and a man of sterling worth. They will miss him and though he lived to a good ripe old age, they will find many lonely moments when they will keenly regret his death.

To them the Tribune extends sincere sympathy.

 

 

Children of MARGARET BRENNAN and PATRICK JACKMAN are:

28. i. JOSEPH3 JACKMAN, b. 09/05/1869, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa; d. 12/07/1938, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

29. ii. PATRICK CHARLES JACKMAN, b. 02/12/1871, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa; d. 03/01/1953, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

30. iii. MARY ELLEN JACKMAN, b. 07/20/1872, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa; d. 07/02/1948, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

31. iv. MARGARET JACKMAN, b. 02/28/1874, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa; d. 07/10/1933, Dubuque, Iowa.

v. JAMES JACKMAN, b. 05/19/1875, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.); d. 11/06/1885, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa.

Notes for JAMES JACKMAN:

The sad news reaches us of the death, by lightning, last evening, about 5 o'clock, of Patrick Jackman's son James, aged 10 years, while driving calves from the pasture on horseback. Mr. Jackman's farm in located in Walnut township, six miles north of Emmetsburg. The father found his son a few minutes after the fatal accident, lying on the ground with his face downard, and the horse stretched dead ten feet distant. The sympathy of the community is extended to the parents of the unfortunate boy, who was a bright and promising lad. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. J. Smith, on Sunday.

32. vi. KATHERINE JACKMAN, b. 01/19/1877, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa; d. 04/1970, Cedar Lake, Iowa.

vii. BRIDGET JACKMAN, b. 06/04/1878, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.); d. 04/09/1961, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. EUGENE KANE, 06/01/1908, Graettinger,Iowa; b. 06/30/1881, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); d. 08/07/1920, Estherville, Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for BRIDGET JACKMAN:

Emmetsburg Democrat, April 13, 1961

Funeral Rites For Mrs. Kane Are Held Here

Funeral services for Bridget Kane, 84, of Cherokee were held Wednesday, April 12, in St. Thomas church. The Rev. L. J. Lynch of Cherokee was the celebrant of the requiem solemn high mass. Burial was at St. John's cemetery with the Martin Funeral home in charge.

Mrs. Kane died of a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday morning in front of Wigdahl's Hardware store. She had been here visiting relatives and was coming from church when death occured about 9:30 a.m.

The funeral sermon was given by the Rev. C. E. Farrelly, pastor of St. Thomas. The Rev. Cletus Besch, assistant pastor, was master of ceremonies.

The Rev. Gerald Hartz of Cherokee ws deacon while the Rev. Edward V. Carpenter of Early was sub-deacon. Also present in the sanctuary were the Rev. Fathers David McGoey of Fort Dodge, James Duhigg of Estherville, John Egan of Laurens, Joseph Fitzpatrick, John Cain of Fort Dodge, Leo McCoy of Spencer, and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward Lilly of Sioux City.

Mrs. Kane was born Bridget Jackman June 4, 1876, in Emmetsburg, a daughter of Patrick and Margaret Brennan Jackman. She was united in marriage June 1, 1908, to Eugene Kane, in the Catholic church at Graettinger. The Rev. Father Kelly officiated at their marriage. The couple had no children.

Survivors include a brother, Francis Jackman; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Laughlin of Mason City and Alice Jackman of Marcus and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Kane was a housekeeper for the Rev. L. J. Lynch, Cherokee, for many years. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

The pallbearers were John Higley, Jr., Bert Ryan, Budd Phelan, William Schany, Frances McNally and John Finn. Mrs. Kane will be remembered as a kind, considerate person who was well liked by all who knew her. The daughter of a pioneer Palo Alto county family, she will be greatly missed by her many friends.

More About BRIDGET JACKMAN:

Occupation: housekeeper for Rev. Lynch

Notes for EUGENE KANE:

Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, August 11, 1920

The Late Eugene Kane

Funeral Services Held at St. Thomas Church on Monday

The sad accident at Estherville on Friday night in which Eugene Kane lost his life, is reported elsewhere in this issue. The remains were brought to this city Saturday evening. The funeral was held Monday forenoon. Services were conducted at St. Thomas church, Father McNerny celebrating a solemn requiem mass. He was assisted in the ceremonies by Father Kelly of Graettinger and Father Farrelly and Father Savage of this city. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. There was a very large attendance. The pall bearers were six nephews of the deceased - Leo Schaney, George Kane, Emmet Jackman, and Eugene, James and Matthew Kane. The Knights of Columbus attended the funeral in a body and the Elks and U. T. C. were also represented by members.

Mr. Kane was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kane. He was born at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, June 30, 1881. His age was 39. He came to Palo Alto county with his mother and brothers when he was 18 years of age. He was united in marriage to Miss Bridget Jackman June 1, 1901. Some time after their marriage they moved to this city, subsequently residing in our community. He kept a billiard hall in the Iowa Opera House block. He was popular and enjoyed a profitable patronage.

Mr. Kane is survived by his wife , one sister, Mrs. John Halsbrook, and four brothers - James, Will and John of Emmetsburg and Henry of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

The sad tragedy of Friday night has cast a shadow of gloom over the entire community. Mr. Kane was a bright, pleasant, happy, whole souled young man. He was genial, obliging and companionable and was always ready to give and take. He was a good judge of human nature and was a successful mixer. He was well acquainted in this and surrounding counties and his staunch friends could be counted by the hundred. He was a member of the U. C. T., the Elks and the Knights of Columbus. He was public spirited and he was never backward about lending a helping had to every worthy community enterprise. He and Mrs. Kane were fond of social recreation and they were always prepared to do their part to add to the enjoyment and the happiness of the many among whom in was their good fortune to mingle. Mr. Kane's years, his health, his strength and his opportunities were such that he had much to hope for and much to strive to attain. But the ways of Providence are beyond our comprehension. We may, in our judgment, plan discreetly and wisely and with the most painstaking care, but how often do our most promising anticpations fail to materialize. No one is sure of tomorrow. No person can foresee with certainty what a day may bring. It may be joy and it may be disappointment and bitter anguish. Our inability to glance behind the curtain that hides from us the future must be for the best. Providence we are assured makes no mistakes. The infinitely wise, solicitous God knows better than we do our many needs and he is bound to reward a thousand fold every sorrow burdened, confiding heart. Mr. Kane's death under any circumstances, would have been sad, but his taking off under the deplorable conditins stated without giving him a moment for reflection, is the cause of keen disappointment to his wife and brothers. The heartfelt sympathy of all goes out to them in their great sorrow.

Marriage Notes for BRIDGET JACKMAN and EUGENE KANE:

Emmetsburg Democrat, June 3, 1908

Were Married Monday

Mr. Eugene J. Kane and Miss Bridget Jackman were united in marriage at the Graettinger Catholic church Monday morning, Rev. J. Kelly performing the ceremony. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Anna Jackman, and the groom by his brother, Mr. Wm. Kane. The wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Jackman, of Walnut township. Only a few relatives and friends were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Kane left on the evening train for Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where they will visit his relatives and old friends for a few days, after which they will go to Chicago to spend a short time. On their return, they will commence housekeeping on their farm in Walnut.

The bride is a member of one of the respected pioneer families of northern Iowa. The well merited regard in which she is held in the community that has known her since childhood is the highest tribute that can be paid to her worthiness as a young lady. She has a wide circle of friends throughout the county, all of whom are delighted to know that she is to remain among them. The groom is a young man of uprightness, industry and force of character. From a business standpoint, he has made good, considering his years, and his friends are confident that a successful and an honorable career awaits him. The Democrat wishes the happy couple a bright and a happy honeymoon journey.

viii. AGNES JACKMAN, b. 07/31/1879, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.); d. 06/03/1882, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa.

Notes for AGNES JACKMAN:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

2 Dec 1914

Misses Mary and Agnes JACKMAN will leave today for Mankato, Minnesota, their new home. the best wishes of all go with them. Mankato is a place of 12,000. It has several state institutions and other advantages not found in other places.

ix. CECILY JACKMAN, b. 12/09/1880, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.); d. 06/03/1882, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa.

x. JOHN JACKMAN, b. 04/02/1882, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.); d. 11/16/1921, Estherville,Iowa; m. AGNES SPIES, 06/29/1916, Graettinger,Iowa; d. 03/18/1925, Graettinger, Iowa.

Notes for JOHN JACKMAN:

Emmetsburg Democrat, 1906

A Verdict For Plaintiff

The Hester - Jackman Damage Case Attracts Much Interest

 

The damage case of Ambrose Hester vs. John Jackman occupied the attention of the court Thursday, Friday and Saturday and attracted a great deal of attention. Saturday night the jury was given the case. After deliberating all night an agreement was reached but the verdict was not opened and read until the convening of court Monday morning. It gave the plaintiff damages to the amount of $100. He sued for $1,000. Early last summer, it appears, Messrs. Hester and Jackman met on the road some distance northwest of this city and a rather spirited dispute about the pasturing of some cattle took place. Mr. Hester was driving home from the creamery and Mr. Jackman was coming to town on horesback. The latter was accompanied by W. B. Jackson. Mr. Hester claims that Mr. Jackman had a large whip in his hand and that he attempted to strike him with it, but missed him and that his team ran away throwing him out and fracturing one of his legs and otherwise injuring him. He alleges that he was laid up for several weeks and he sued for damages, loss of time, doctor's bill, etc. Mr. Jackman denied that he struck at him and claimed that the team had on previous occasions run away. He said that he had been trailing the whip and that he simply threw it across his shoulder and that he had no intention of striking plaintiff. Mr. Jackson, who was the only outside witness to the affair, swore that he saw Jackman raise the whip and swing it in the direction of Hester, but that he did not see where it struck, but heard a noise as if it struck the milk cans. Lot Laughlin claimed that he was talking with Jackson the next day and that the latter denied that Jackman had struck Hester or struck at him. Myles McNally also talked with Jackson and testified to practically the same as Mr. Laughlin. Mrs. Rogers and her son testified to the injured condition of Mr. Hester's limb, the son claiming that when he went to the road to where Hester was lying, he heard Hester tell Jackman that he should not have struck at him and that Jackman did not reply. Dr. O'Brien, who attended Hester, swore that one of the bones of the limb had been fractured about three inches above the joint. Drs. Powers and Van Gorden, of this city, and Dr. Burdick, of Graettinger, who examined the limb several months later, claimed that they could not find any evidence of a fracture. Dr. Burdick said he was positive that there had been no fracture, but Dr. Van Gorden would not say this and thought the attending physician ought to know the most about the matter. There were other witnesses who testified to minor matters but the above is a synopsis of the principal evidence.

Mr. Hester was represented by Davidson & Burt and Mr. Jackman by Kelly & Kelly. Both sides put up a hard fight. The defendant says he will appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Emmetsburg Democrat, 14 Feb 1912

John Jackman Meets With Mishap.

 

Monday evening while riding a horse, John Jackman met with an accident that might have cost him his life. He was driving cattle a short distance north of Osgood when his horse stepped off the track and fell. Mr. Jackman was thrown beneath the animal. The horse was in such a position that it could not get up quickly and lunged about considerably before the rider could release himself. Mr. Jackman had his left shoulder bones dislocated. Dr. VanGorden was promptly summoned and succeeded in rendering all the relief that could be expected under the circumstances. Mr. Jackman was able to come to Dr. VanGorden's office yesterday and was feeling pretty well.

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Emmetsburg Democrat, 30 October 1912

John Jackman

Candidate for County Supervisor in District No. 4.

 

Is a member of one of the first families that located in our county. Was born in Walnut township. Most of the voters of his district have known him since childhood. His conduct is exemplary and his actions are useful and edifying. Our county had no young man who stands higher among his friends and associates. If elected, he will consider his postion a public trust. Has good judgment and is far seeing and practical. All public matters with which it will become necessary for supervisors to deal will be safe under his watchfulness, supervision and management. Candidates of Mr. Jackman's wisdom, worth and anxiety to serve faithfully and honorably their fellow men are entitled to the hearty support of their constituents.

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The Graettinger Times, Thursday, Nov. 17, 1921

John Jackman Killed When Train Hits Auto

GRAETTINGER BUSINESS MAN CUT DOWN IN PRIME OF LIFE IN TERRIBLE CROSSING TRAGEDY

ANTONE GUERDET SEVERELY INJURED

Antone Guerdet, Former Graettinger Man, Severely Injured In The Accident; Was Taken To His Home In Armstrong; Mr. Jackman Died At Colman Hospital Where He Was Rushed For Treatment

 

One of the saddest accidents that this community has been called upon to bear occurred Wednesday forenoon when a Rock Island passenger train crashed into the John Jackman auto, injuring him so badly that he died within two hours. Antone Guerdet of Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Guerdet, of Crookston, Minnesota, was in the car with him at the time and received several broken ribs, some minor gashes and cuts and possibly internal injuries though he was resting quite easily during the afternoon. Mr. Guerdet was taken to his home at Armstrong and Mr. Jackman was carried on the train to Estherville and rushed to Colman hospital. He was injured so badly that it was realized nothing could be done for him. His wife and other members of the family were notified and started immediately for his bed side but he passed away before they reached him. The accident happened at 11:30. The passenger train that struck the ill fated car was the Dows train due into Estherville at 12:16. The accident happened at a crossing one half mile east of Armstrong. The crossing is said to be an unusually dangerous one. The auto road parallels the railroad track for some distance and a large grove obstructs the view at the crossing. The two men were riding in an enclosed car and it would be extremely doubtful if the occupants of the car could hear the warning whistle. Engineer Pat Sullivan and Fireman Baske were on the front end and Conductor O'Neill was in charge of the train. The engine struck the car on the side of the driver. The vehicle was thrown back about fifty feet and is a complete wreck. Mr. Jackman was struck on the left side. His skull was injured and both legs broken. He was partly concious until he reached the hospital. Mr. Guerdet was injured as stated above but on Wednesday evening the attending physicians were unable to determine how seriously he may have been injured internally. Mr. Jackman died at 1:15, less than two hours after the accident. The remains will arrive in Graettinger this afternoon and the funeral will be held at the Catholic church Saturday morning at ten o'clock.

The report of his death cast a shadow of sorrow and gloom over the community. The sad news was almost unbelievable coming like like a flash of lightning out of a clear sky. He was one of the most popular citizens of Graettinger, was known by nearly everyone and was well liked. All his acquaintances were his friends and his sad and unfortunate death is felt as a personal sorrow by the people of our community.

The victims of this terrible crossing tragedy were friends and companions since boyhood. They resided on neighboring farms in South Walnut township when young men. Both were interested in the purchase and sale of livestock and it was on a business mission of this kind that the two men were bound when the sad accident occurred.

A telephone inquiry to Mrs. Antone Guerdet of Armstrong this noon states that Mr. Guerdet is getting along very nicely. He had two ribs broken, was bruised and cut but will apparently be all right within a few days. The shock to the nervous system was, of course, a severe one and will take time to recover. He and Mr. Jackman had stopped at the Earnest Smith home, the place where the accident occurred. They talked over some business matters and had just left his place. The railroad crossing was at the end of his grove. As they drove out of his yard Mr. Smith heard the engineer whistle once or twice for the crossing and he watched the car as he realized the driver would be unable to hear the warning. He was an eyewitness to the tragedy. The engine struck the car on Mr. Jackman's side. The machine was carried ahead a few feet and then thrown clear of the track. Mr. Guerdet was thrown possibly fifty feet from the wreckage. He says that he and Mr. Jackman did not see or hear the train until the crash occurred.

 

 

The Graettinger Times, Thursday Nov. 24, 1921

Funeral of John Jackman Was Largely Attended

Was Held At Catholic church Saturday Morning At Ten O'Clock; Interment In Parochial Cemetery; Was One Of The Largest Funerals Ever Held In Graettinger

The funeral of John Jackman, mention of whose sad death was made in last week's Times, was held Saturday morning. Services were conducted at the Catholic church at ten o'clock. A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated. The Rev. Father Kelly officiated, assisted by Fathers McInerney of Emmetsburg and Conway of Estherville. William Dunigan and T. F. Rutledge and Mrs. Dan Kelly and Miss DeGonda of Emmetsburg assisted the choir with the appropriate music for a requiem mass. The large church was packed to capacity by relatives and friends of the deceased. The Knights of Columbus, of which Mr. Jackman had been an active member for many years, accompanied the remains to the church. Fully one hundred members of the order were in line. The side altars and the rear of the communion rails were banked with flowers and many floral offerings were in evidence at the home and at the cemetery. Father Kelly preached a scholarly and impressive sermon on "The Kingdom of Heaven". He paid a beautiful tribute to the faith of the man who had met such an unfortunate end. He also spoke feelingly on his worth to the community, evidenced by the universal expression of genuine sorrow caused by his death. From the church, the large procession wended its way to the Catholic cemetery where all that was mortal of John Jackman were placed in their final resting place. The pall bearers were Fred Spies, V. L. O'Connor, Leo Kolb, William Eagan, Dr. A. J. Joynt and William Nolan.

John Jackman was born in South Walnut township April 2, 1882. Hence he was 39 years of age last April. The family made their home on the Jackman homestead until the death of his mother some years ago, and his father, Patrick R. Jackman, moved to Emmetsburg to make his future home. The deceased remained on the old home place for a number of years and was engaged in farming. On June 29, 1916, he was united in marriage to Miss Agnes Spies of this city. Since that time they have made their home in this city with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Spies. Mr. Jackman owned a number of farms in this vicinity and was actively engaged in the livestock business. He had good business judgment and he prospered in his various lines of activity. He is survived by his wife, by his aged father, Patrick R. Jackman of Emmetsburg and six sisters and three brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Paul Schany, Mrs. Robert Laughlin and Mrs. Gene Kane of Emmetsburg; Mrs. P. F. Conlon of Sioux Falls; Mrs. T. J. Kirby of Sioux City; and Miss Alice Jackman of Worthington. The brothers are Patrick Charles and Joe Jackman of Emmetsburg and Francis of this locality.

The death of Mr. Jackman removes from our community one of its most complimentary and influential citizens. Residing his residence in Graettinger, he had, in his various business activities, acquired a wide acquaintance.

He had the ability to make certain friends and no one in our community had any wider circle of warm hearted acquaintances than he did. He had a reputation of dealing justly, of absolute honesty, a man whose promise could be counted upon. He was a sincere, generous, kind and thoughtful man. He spent his boyhood years on the family homestead in South Walnut township and grew to his manhood in this community. Upon reaching years of maturity he engaged in farming for himself, and with his habits of thrift, industry and perseverance he acquired considerable property. He was level headed and far seeing and he had good business judgment. With the means at his command, and possessed of a robust and hearty constitution, he had every reason to look forward to many years of business activity and pleasant social relations among those with whom he mingled and associated. However, an all wise Creator, whose worthy purposes are beyond the scope of human conception, does all things for the best. Mr. Jackman was prepared to meet his Creator, he received the last sacraments of the church that are such a consolation to members of his faith when the hour of death approaches. While life is sweet to those of health and strength, yet it is as nothing compared to eternal happiness. Human nature is, at its best, frail and weak, and the snares and pitfalls of temptation are strong. No one knows what lies ahead of him in a worldly sense or in a spiritual way. No one knows whether he will have the strength of will or the grace of God to avoid obstacles in the pathway of life. Hence, many are called at a time when they are best prepared to enter that home of eternal happiness which is the goal of all Christian people. Death at all times is sad but death under such sudden and tragic circumstances is heart-rendering to those who are left to mourn. A week ago John Jackman was in the prime of life, full of health and vigor, joyfully transacting the affairs of his station in life; today he is sleeping in that silent city of the dead. It is a change so sudden and so overwhelming that it is difficult to realize. The heart strings of the community have been touched by sorrow but it is upon the wife, her father and mother and her brothers and sisters who were members of the happy household, the aged gray haired father, and the affectionate and loving brothers and sisters, where the full brunt of sorrow and the pains of anguish and separation will fall. As time brings a keen realization of the tragedy, and saddened hearts beat in loneliness and sorrow for one who was near and dear, when the hopes, the plans and the happy dreams of the future may have been shattered; and a silent sorrow descends like the stillness of night, it is then that courage, fortitude and patience are virtues to be prized. To those who mourn, the heart of the community goes out in sincere and genuine sympathy.

 

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33. xi. ANN JACKMAN, b. 07/13/1883, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa; d. 10/14/1942, Sioux City, Iowa.

34. xii. FRANCIS JOSEPH JACKMAN, b. 06/03/1886, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa; d. 05/15/1968, Cherokee, Iowa.

xiii. ALICE JACKMAN, b. 09/11/1887, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.); d. 07/18/1965, Marcus,Iowa.

Notes for ALICE JACKMAN:

Emmetsburg Democrat, Thursday, July 22, 1965

Jackman Rites

Here Wednesday

Funeral services for Alice Jackman, 77, former Emmetsburg resident, were Wednesday, July 21, at St. Thomas Church here with burial in St. John's Cemetery. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Louis J. Lynch of Cherokee officiated at the services.

The Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pall bearers were H.S. Ledue, Bert Ryan, John Haywood, Francis Murphy, John Nolan and Leo Joynt.

Miss Jackman died July 18 at the Dill Nursing Home, Marcus, where she had been living for six years. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Jackman, she spent her entire life here until moving to Marcus.

She is survived by one brother, Francis Jackman of Emmetsburg, and one sister, Mrs. Robert Laughlin of Mason City. Local friends regret to learn of Miss Jackman's death.

 

xiv. MARY JACKMAN, b. 03/08/1891, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.).

7. EDWARD2 BRENNAN (JAMES1) was born 04/14/1851 in Stratford,Ontario,Canada (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co., Nevada TWP.), and died 02/18/1920 in Emmetsburg Iowa. He married (1) MARY BREEN 1880 in Algona,Iowa. She was born 01/1865 in Ireland (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 1930 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). He married (2) MARY FITZPATRICK 12/1885 in Jefferson,Iowa. She was born 01/1858 in Claremore, Co. Mayo, Ireland, and died 11/26/1933 in Emmetsburg Iowa.

Notes for EDWARD BRENNAN:

St. Joseph's records had him listed as Ewart?

1880 census living with parents. Marked that he could not read or write.

1900 census-Nevada TWP-line 44, dwelling 153, family 153

Farmer who owns own farm. Cannot read/write English. Emigrated 1865. Children in 1900 John and Lawrence.

Obit: Emmetsburg Democrat, Feb. 25, 1920

Parents came to Fulton, Ill., 1864. To Palo Alto Co., 1865. Survived by 1 Bro. & 4 sis. M.F. of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Michael Joynt, Mrs. Patrick Leahy, Mrs. D. Sherlock, All PA Co., Mrs. Mugan, Jefferson, Iowa. Preceded in death by 5 bros. and 5 sis. Also survived by wife; Dau. Chris Miller, Algona, Iowa and John and Lawrence Brennan at home.

 

More About EDWARD BRENNAN:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa

Emigration: 1865, From Canada

Fact 1: farmer

Naturalization: (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.)

Notes for MARY BREEN:

Emigrated in 1880.

Notes for MARY FITZPATRICK:

Obit: Emmetsburg Thurs. Reporter, Nov. 30, 1933

Survived by 2 sons: John and Lawrence and 2 sisters, Mrs. John Hughes of Great Oak TWP and Sarah Fitzpatrick, Ireland and 2 bros., John of N.Y. and Michael of Ireland. She came to the U.S. in 1881 and to Iowa in 1882. They made their home in Palo Alto Co. after their marriage in 1885.

More About MARY FITZPATRICK:

Fact 1: 11/28/1933, buried at St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg

 

Children of EDWARD BRENNAN and MARY BREEN are:

i. JOHN E3 BRENNAN, b. 07/1891, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 1966 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. FLORENCE; b. 1892 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); d. 1955 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

ii. LAWRENCE D BRENNAN, b. 09/1897, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 1975 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. LORETTA C; b. 1907 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); d. 1940 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for LAWRENCE D BRENNAN:

St. John's Cemetery Records says stone says 1898-1975

iii. CHRIS BRENNAN.

 

Children of EDWARD BRENNAN and MARY FITZPATRICK are:

35. iv. LAWRENCE DANIEL3 BRENNAN, b. 09/28/1898.

v. JOHN BRENNAN, m. FLORENCE CAIN.

8. MARTIN F2 BRENNAN (JAMES1) was born 05/01/1853 in English Canada (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..See also St. Joseph's Church Records-Stratford, Ontario,CN), and died 1937 in Emmetsburg,Iowa. He married ANNA V BREEN 1876 in Baraboo, Wisconsin (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), daughter of DANIEL BREEN and ALICE O'BRIEN. She was born 05/1865 in Tipperary,Ireland (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 11/28/1934 in Emmetsburg Iowa.

Notes for MARTIN F BRENNAN:

Stratford Archives listed dob as 29 May 1853.

1900 census lists emigration as 1876. Occupation farmer in Great Oak TWP, owns farm.

Emmetsburg Democrat 2 Sep 1908:

Span of Young Mares for Sale: Weight about 2800. Are choice. Enquire of M.F. Brennan, Emmetsburg.

Palo Alto Tribune, March 20, 1935:

K. of C. Breakfast...M.F. Brennan surprised all by splendid rendition of an Irish poem.

M.F. Brennan and sister, Mrs. Dan Sherlock gave a clever Irish jig. The were very entertaining and are remarkably sprightly for their ages.

There is a story about Martin Brennan being asked what he thought of

football and his answer was "Bah--it's like throwing one ear of corn to 22

hogs".

Notes for ANNA V BREEN:

Attended Old Notre Dame Convent School, Milwaukee, WI

1880 soundex lists a David Bruce, as father-in-law living with them. Breen or Bruce?

1900 census lists emigration as 1876. She had given birth to 6 children, 6 living.

Obit: Emmetsburg Thurs. Reporter 12/06/1934

Survived by sons, Martin Jr., Milwaukee and James, San Francisco, both lawyers. and 3 Dau. Mrs. William Hughes, Havre, MT and Mrs. Mike Neibauer and Mrs. Alice Currans, both of E'burg. Her husband also survives.

St John's records says stone says 1852-1934

More About ANNA V BREEN:

Fact 1: 11/30/1934, buried at St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg

 

Children of MARTIN BRENNAN and ANNA BREEN are:

36. i. CATHERINE3 BRENNAN, b. 10/1877, Iowa.

37. ii. JAMES F BRENNAN, b. 01/1879, Iowa.

iii. JOHN C BRENNAN, b. 02/1881, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 1925 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for JOHN C BRENNAN:

St. John's Records says stone says 1882-1925 son of M.F. and A. Brennan

38. iv. ANNA B BRENNAN, b. 11/1884, Iowa.

39. v. MARTIN J BRENNAN, b. 10/1886, Iowa; d. 06/01/1970.

40. vi. ALICE ROSE BRENNAN, b. 11/1888, Emmetsburg Iowa.

9. ELLEN2 BRENNAN (JAMES1) was born 06/10/1855 in English Canada (Source: Baptismal Records from St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford, Ontario.). She married DANIEL SHERLOCK 02/19/1878 (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 1.). He was born 10/1846 in Ireland (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).

Notes for ELLEN BRENNAN:

1900 census lists emigration as 1868. She gave birth to 16 children, 9 living.

Notes for DANIEL SHERLOCK:

1880 Census, Farming in Silver Lake Twp. Dwelling next to him may be parents and siblings:

James Sherlock, age 60

Sarah, age 58

Patrick H, age 30

Ella, age 27 (dau. in law of James-wife of Patrick H)

John, age 26

Jas Jr, age 21

Mary, age 22

 

 

1900 Census lists emigration as 1868, occupation farmer in Great Oak TWP. Owns farm.

 

Children of ELLEN BRENNAN and DANIEL SHERLOCK are:

i. JAMES B3 SHERLOCK, b. 07/03/1879, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 01/13/1937; m. ANNA M UNKNOWN; b. 04/08/1886; d. 12/02/1956.

More About JAMES B SHERLOCK:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

More About ANNA M UNKNOWN:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

ii. JOHN SHERLOCK, b. 06/01/1881, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 05/19/1928 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. LEOTINE FANDRY; b. 06/12/1884; d. 02/03/1978 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

iii. WILLIAM SHERLOCK, b. 05/1884, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 1950; m. MARY ANN FREDDIE; b. 1904; d. 1986 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for WILLIAM SHERLOCK:

William Carl, M.D. 1884-1950 from St John's headstone

41. iv. JOSEPHINE MARIE SHERLOCK, b. 02/15/1888, Ayrshire,Iowa; d. 1969.

42. v. MARIE SHERLOCK, b. 10/1892.

vi. THOMAS SHERLOCK, b. 10/1890, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).

vii. MARGARET SHERLOCK, b. 06/1894, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).

viii. ALBERT EDWARD SHERLOCK, b. 08/08/1895, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4.).

43. ix. HENRIETTE SHERLOCK, b. 11/1899, Iowa.

x. JOSEPH SHERLOCK, b. 01/1885 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).

10. CECELIA2 BRENNAN (JAMES1) was born 11/05/1857 in Stratford,Ontario,Canada, and died Aft. 1928. She married PATRICK LEAHY 11/27/1886 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He was born 03/17/1852 in Co. Tipperary, Ireland, and died 10/27/1914 in Emmetsburg,Iowa.

Notes for CECELIA BRENNAN:

1900 census lists birth year as 1855. She gave birth to 6 children only 2 living at time of census. Lists year of emigration as 1865

Emmetsburg newspaper - date unknown

Mrs. P. Leahy Pioneer Lady Passes Away

Was 83 Years of Age. Funeral Was Held Monday. Born in Ontario, Canada.

Mrs. Patrick Leahy, 83, pioneer resident of Palo Alto county, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Finn, who lives six and one-half miles northwest of this place Saturday morning at 3:45 a.m. Mrs. Leahy had been failing in health for six months and had been cared for by her daughter during the past four months. Funeral services were held at St. Thomas' Catholic church in this city Monday morning with the pastor, Rev. M. McNerney, officiating. Interment was in St. John's cemetery. Pall bearers were D.W.Joynt, Josepth Joynt, M.W. Brennan, John Brennan, P.C. Jackman, of Emmetsburg, amd Martin Stewart of Graettinger, all nephews of the deceased. The Foy funeral home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Cecilia Agnes Brennan was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, on November 5, 1857. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Brennan. Mrs. Leahy came to the United States from Canada with her parents at the age of 7. They located on a farm in Walnut township now occupied by the Leo Shaney family. She uas united in marriage November 27, 1886, to Patrick Leahy in the Assumption Catholic church in this city. After their marriage they made their home on a farm northwest of Emmetsburg. To this union six children wer born. Four sons died in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. Henry E. Miller, passed away in 1928. Mr. Leahy died in 1914. In 1928 Mrs Leahy moved to Emmetsburg and had made her home here ever since until her recent illness. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Finn of Emmetsburg, and one sister, Mrs. Dan Sherlock of this city. Ther are also ten grandchildren who mourn her passing. They are John, Mary, Jos., Pat, Nick and Dave Finn and Rosemary, Cecilia, Marga!

ret and Catherine Miller.

Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. R.J.Joynt and Dr. and Mrs. M.J.Joynt of LeMars; Dr. and Mrs. A.J.Joynt, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Worley, Mrs. Miller, Mrs Elbert, Algona; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stewart, Graettinger , and Mr. and Mrs. Vince Southworth, Laurens.

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Notes for PATRICK LEAHY:

1900 census lists year of emigration as 1872, occupation farmer. Neilsen Hand also lived with family as farm laborer. Patrick listed as farmer owner of own farm. DOB May/1851

From the Palo Alto Tribune, Wednesday, Nov 4th, 1914:

Patrick Leahy

Mr. Patrick Leahy died at his home in Emmetsburg township at five o'clock Wednesday morning October 28 after a long siege of illness. Funeral services were conducted at Assumption church on Friday morning and a solemn high mass was celebrated. Very Rev. P.F. Farrelly officiated assisted by the Rev. McNerney, Kelly and Authofer. The remains were interred in St. John Cemetery.

The deceased was born in the county Tipperary, Ireland on March 17, 1852. In the year 1871 he came to America and for twelve years worked in the coal mines in Hazelton, Penn. In 1883 he returned to Ireland and came to America again in 1884, coming then to this county. On Nov, 25, 1886 he united in marriage with Miss Cecelia Agnes Brennan. To this union two daughters and five sons were born. The daughters, Mary and Nora survive their father but the five sons all died while very young. During his thirty years residence in this county Mr. Leahy has always been recognized as honest, industrious, energetic and frugal. He was a man of integrity and veracity and those who have had occasion to deal with him will speak of him only in terms of praise. In the family circle he was kind and gentle. He was true to his trust as husband and father. His presence will be sadly missed in the home. Besides his wife and two daughters, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Powers, who lives at Sidney, Australia, and two brothers, John and James Leahy, who reside in Ireland. To them all we extend sincere sympathy.

 

Children of CECELIA BRENNAN and PATRICK LEAHY are:

44. i. NORA GERTRUDE3 LEAHY, b. 10/11/1887, Great Oak Township,Iowa; d. 02/1955, Emmetsburg Iowa.

45. ii. MARY LEAHY, b. 04/1893; d. 1928.

11. BRIDGET2 BRENNAN (JAMES1) was born 1859 in Stratford, County Perth, Canada, and died 05/23/1930 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. She married MICHAEL JOYNT 02/19/1878, son of DAVID JOYNT and BRIDGET MCDERMOTT. He was born 09/17/1851 in Gort, Galway Ireland, and died 11/24/1918 in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).

Notes for BRIDGET BRENNAN:

May 25, 1930:

Mrs. M. Joynt, age 71, Came to Palo Alto county in 1865. Funeral services held Monday morning. Several came from distant points to attend the funeral.

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Mrs. Michael Joynt died at her home in this city at 10:15 last Friday morning. She had suffered a number of heart attacks in the last few months and was critically ill for a week preceding death.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Thomas church. Father McNerney offered a solemn requiem mass assisted by Fathers Murtagh and Kelly. The pallbearers, all nephews of the deceased, were Tom Nally, Mat Brennan, John Fenn [Finn], Joe Jackman, David Joynt, and John Brennan. Burial was made in St. John's cemetery.

Bridget Brennan was born at Stratford, Ontario, Canada in 1859. Thus she was 71 years of age. At the age of six she came to Palo Alto with her parents and lived in Walnut township. She was married in 1878 to Michael Joynt, and moved to a farm near Crippen, where they lived until 1916, at which time the family moved to the city of Emmetsburg. Her husband died in 1918, at the age of 67, and Mrs. Joynt continued to live in Emmetsburg with her daughters.

Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Joynt, all of whom survive. They are Drs. Martin and Robert of Le Mars, Dr. Michael, of Marcus, Dr. Bert of Waterloo, Mrs. Leon Dawson, of Des Moines, William, Joseph, Laura and Mildred, of Emmetsburg. She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. P. Leahy and Mrs. Dan Sherlock, both of Emmetsburg, and Mrs. Ann Mugan, of Jefferson, and one brother, Martin Brennan, of Emmetsburg.

Among the out of town people who attended the funeral were, Mrs. Tom Mulry, of Chicago, Mrs. Charles Worley of Hazleton, Dr. Shepard, Dr. and Mrs. Larson and Mr. and Mrs. E. Powell of LeMars, Mark Teefey, Mrs. Mary Hughes, fern Weir and Francon Day, all of Sioux City, Hazel McNally, Bernard Seger, and Felix Trinon, all of Marcus and Lucille Lucan of LeMars.

We met Mrs. Joynt on but one brief occasion. It is our loss that we did not know her better. But we are able to gather from her noble reputation, from the tributes of others, and from the reflection of her character in the fine family she left to the world command great admiration from the later generation...her capacity for sympathizing with others' troubles and contributing a helping hand knew no limits.

She was a staunch fortress of motherhood to nine children, devoting years to their care and conscientious upbringing.....

Though most of her sons and daughters live at a distance, all are busily occupied in their personal affairs, the loss of their mother is a sad blow. To them is extended genuine sympathy.

 

 

More About BRIDGET BRENNAN:

Emigration: 1867, Ireland (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.)

Notes for MICHAEL JOYNT:

1900 census states Michael emigrated in 1867. Owns own farm.

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This article may be about the Clare or Williams School. It is believed the Joynt district, Emmetsburg township was northwest of Emmetsburg.

Palo Alto Reporter, March 19, 1903

 

A Contested School Election

In the Joynt district in Emmetsburg township a lively time was had at the school election. There were two candidates for the position, namely, Mat Murphy, who held the position last year, and Mike Joynt, who desired to succeed him as sub-director. The election was called to commence at 10:30 o'clock and th polls were to hold open for two hours. The polls were not opened at the required time but wre closed at the expiration of two hours after the time in the call. This only kept them open for forty-five minutes. When the polls were about to close Murphy protested that they had not been open two hours and demanded that they should be held open the time required by law. The board decided that the call specified the time the polls were to close and so accordingly they were closed. Murphy had two men on the way to the polls to vote, but when they got there the polls were closed and they were not allowed to vote. The vote stood 8 for Joynt and 6 for Murphy and had the two Murphy adherents who came after the polls closed been allowed to vote the result would have been a tie and under the law Murphy would have held over.

Murphy contested the matter and on Monday the board of directors of Emmetsburg township met in Squire Stuehmer's office in this city to consider the matter. After consulting with County Attorney F.C. Davidson in regard to the law, the board dedided taht as the polls were not held open teh required two hours there had been no election and Mr. Murphy was entitled to hold over. This will take the fight over until the next election

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

14 Oct 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Michael JOYNT and several members of the family enjoyed an auto trip to LeMars and Marcus a few days ago. Dr. R.J. JOYNT lives at LeMars and Dr. M.F. JOYNT at Marcus. Both are sons of Mr. and Mrs. JOYNT.

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Michael Joynt Dead

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Expired Suddenly Early Sunday Morning Funeral Tomorrow

Sunday morning the news spread quickly throughout the community that Michael Joynt had died of heart failure during the early morning hours. He became ill early last April while visiting at the home of his son, Joseph Joynt, of Emmetsburg township. It was four or five weeks before he was strong enough to return to this city. During the summer months he rallied some and was occasionally able to walk up town but he was greatly annoyed by palpitation of the heart and he was fearful that he might be taken off suddenly. Saturday evening he visited his brother, Patrick Joynt, who resides on the adjoining block. On returning home, he did not retire until 11 p.m. About 1:30 o'clock Mrs. Joynt was aroused and found him in a serious condition. Before medical aid could be reached he expired.

The funeral will be held tomorrow forenoon. Services will be conducted at St. Thomas Church. The burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. The Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians will attend in body. He belonged to both organizations.

Michael Joynt was born at Gort, in the county of Galway, Ireland, in September, 1851. Hence he was 67 years of age. On March 17,1867, he came to the United States. He witnessed a creditable celebration of the day in New York City. In a short time he came west. He visited at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and later located near Dyersville, Dubuque County, this state. In the spring of 1869 he settled in Emmetsburg Township, taking up a homestead. February 19, 1878, he was united in marriage to Miss Bridget Brennan. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt made a comfortable home for themselves and became quite prosperous. In February, 1916, they moved into their fine new residence in this city. Mr Joynt is survived by his wife, six sons and three daughters. the sons are Dr. M.J. Joynt and Dr. R.J. Joynt of LeMars, Dr. M.F. Joynt of Marcus, Dr. A.J. Joynt of Waterloo and Joseph T. and D.W. Joynt, who live on farms in Emmetsburg Township. The daughters are Mrs. Leon Dawson of Des Moines and Misses Laura and Mildred Joynt who are at home. Mrs. Dawson was , before her marriage, a trained nurse. Mr. Joynt's death is also mourned by his brother, Patrick Joynt, and his sister, Mrs. Walter Keating of this city.

Mr Joynt was one of the pioneers of this section. He brought to our community the genius, the energy, the industry, the pluck and the steadfastness that characterized his race and he easily won front rank among the most honored citizens of our county. He had practical education and he was anxious to help others as well as to promote his own personal interests. He taught school in his home neighborhood for several years and made an enviable record as a worker in the classroom. Through life he was respected for his keen power of observation and for his sound and conservative views on public questions. He held several official positions in his home township and he performed satisfactorily and honorably all duties entrusted to him. No one ever questioned his sincerity or his fairness in his dealings with his fellow citizens. The public found him mild, even tempered, quiet, painstaking and upright. He was never regarded as aggressive. He was, on the contrary, careful, diplomatic, tactful and forebearing. He was, nevertheless, firm in any position he took. He was anxious to be fair and just but he would not abase himself to please those who were unreasonable in their appeals for concessions. His zeal for the welfare of the members of his family was that of the conscientious, anxious, farseeing parent. He knew well the opportunities which would, in the course of years, be offered to young men and women of ability, talent, and character and he gave his boys and his girls special educational opportunities, sending several of them to universities. He had the happiness, during his late years, to see them take well deserved rank among the professional people of our state. We doubt if any other family in Iowa can make a better showing in this respect than Mr. and Mrs. Joynt's. He must, of course, have felt a pardonable pride in their attainments but he was too modest to boast of what they had achieved. He as at all times a Christian gentleman. He believed in moderation. His habits were exemplary and his personal conduct was always edifying. He was a devoted, loyal, citizen of the country of his adoption and he did well his part in aiding in its progress and in its development. It is needless to say that he also yearned anxiously and expectantly during life for the granting of the right of local self government to the land of his birth. The writer knew Mr. Joynt intimately for over thirty years and, in all of our dealings with him, we found him kind, faithful, practical, prompt and reliable. His death is widely and sincerely mourned by all who knew him. The grief stricken wife, the sorrowing sons and daughters and the numerous other relatives have the sincere sympathy of all in their bereavement.

 

 

More About MICHAEL JOYNT:

Cause of Death: mitral regurgitation

Emigration: 1867, Ireland (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.)

Fact 1: 11/28/1918, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg

 

Children of BRIDGET BRENNAN and MICHAEL JOYNT are:

46. i. MARTIN3 JOYNT, b. 11/1878; d. 1955.

47. ii. JOSEPH T. JOYNT, b. 05/1880; d. 1944.

48. iii. ROBERT J. JOYNT, b. 02/15/1882.

iv. MICHAEL FRANCIS JOYNT, b. 11/10/1883 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1.); m. (1) LUCILLE LUKEN; m. (2) MARY MCLAUGHLIN, 11/28/1911, Chicago, Illinois.

Notes for MICHAEL FRANCIS JOYNT:

On 9-7-1945 Michael was living in Marcus,Cherokee Co., Iowa. He filed an amendment of birth certificate stating his birth date was 11-10-1883 and his middle name was spelled Francis, not Frances. Found in Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1.

From E'burg Democrat 29 June 1910:

Dr. Michael Joynt

Michael Joynt, Jr. , graduated from the medical department at the Iowa State University a short time ago. He returned home Wednesday. He has not yet decided where he will locate. He is a bright, talented young man and has a strong, pleasing personality. He will, we are confident, succeed in his chosen profession. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt are deserving of great praise for the excellent opportunities they are giving their several sons and the sons are entitled to equal credit for making the most of the advantages offered to them.

More About MICHAEL FRANCIS JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, Marcus, Iowa

Marriage Notes for MICHAEL JOYNT and MARY MCLAUGHLIN:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 6 Dec 1911:

Joynt--McLaughlin

Dr. M.F. Joynt of Marcus and Miss Mary A McLaughlin of Chicago

On Tuesday morning, November 28, at 8 a.m., Dr. M.F. Joynt of Marcus, Iowa, and Miss Mary A. McLaughlin of Chicago were united in marriage in St. Bernard's church in that city. The bridal party marched to the altar to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, which was rendered by Miss Kathryn Sullivan, a friend of the bride. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Isabel O'Meara and the groom by his brother, Dr. R.J. Joynt, of Le Mars, Iowa. During the ceremony Miss Florence O'Meara, cousin of the bride, and leading soloist in the St. Bernard's church, rendered two choice and appropriate selections and Miss Norine Mulvehill and Miss Ella Berg also sang during the nuptial services, which greatly added to same.

The bride was becomingly attired in a white broadcloth tailored suit and a white hand embroidered chiffon waist over messaline, with gloves and shoes to match, and a large black picture hat trimmed with white poinsettes. After the ceremony had been performed and Rev. B.V. Murray had made a few appropriate and highly appreciated remarks, Miss Kathryn Sullivan played Mendellsohn's and the bridal party marched to the vestibule where many friends had congregated to wish the bride and groom every joy that this world can offer. A reception and wedding breakfast was given at the home of Mr. P.L. O'Meara, uncle of the bride, after which Dr. and Mrs. Joynt took their departure for a ten days' trip to various points in Iowa. They will be at home at Marcus, Iowa after January 1.

The happy couple were guests at teh home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joynt, of this place, Saturday and Sunday. The bride impressed highly all who met her. Seh is pretty and affable. She was a student at the Catholic academy at Lyons, Iowa, with Mrs. J.M. Fleming and Miss Alice McGovern, both of Whittemore, and is a young lady of many accomplishments. The groom is well known to our many readers. He graduated from our Emmetsburg High School, after which he completed the medical course in the State University of Iowa. Some time ago he located for practice at Marcus, this state. He has enjoyed a generous patronage and he feels that his professional field will prove a profitable one. He is genial, energetic and tactful and will, no doubt, soon win his way to well deserved rank in his profession. The Democrat joins the many friends and relatives of the bride and groom to wishing them happiness and health.

49. v. ALBERT JOYNT, b. 01/21/1886.

50. vi. DAVID WILLIAM JOYNT, b. 10/02/1887, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. 03/21/1973, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

51. vii. ELIZABETH GERTIE JOYNT, b. 01/1890.

52. viii. LAURA ELLEN JOYNT, b. 05/08/1898; d. 1966.

53. ix. CECELIA MILDRED JOYNT, b. 12/10/1899.

 

Generation No. 3

 

12. JAMES CHARLES3 BRENNAN (JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 09/23/1867 in Moingona,Boone Co., Iowa, and died 10/18/1922 in Emmetsburg Iowa. He married ELIZABETH VIOLETTA BRENNAN 11/22/1893 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), daughter of JOHN BRENNAN and MARGARET PADDLE. She was born 05/03/1873 in Ruthven,Iowa, and died 12/16/1953 in Emmetsburg Iowa.

Notes for JAMES CHARLES BRENNAN:

1900 census lists occupation as farmer. Owns own farm.

More About JAMES CHARLES BRENNAN:

Fact 1: farmer

Notes for ELIZABETH VIOLETTA BRENNAN:

1900 census lists her as giving birth to 3 children, 3 living. Parents both born in Ireland.

More About ELIZABETH VIOLETTA BRENNAN:

Residence: 03/1912, Emmetsburg township, Palo Alto, Iowa

Marriage Notes for JAMES BRENNAN and ELIZABETH BRENNAN:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, November 26, 1913

Pleasantly Surprised

Twentieth Anniversary Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Brennan

Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Brennan of Emmetsburg township were pleasantly surprised by their many relatives and friends, the occasion being the 20th anniversary celebration of their marriage. Their callers came not only with many expressions of good will, but also with well filled baskets. The afternoon and evening were spent in feasting and in various kinds of amusements. Mr. and Mrs. Brennan were the recipients of a number of valued presents, which will often bring to their minds cherished memories of thee most enjoyable affair. The Democrat joins the many friends and relatives of the bride and groom of twenty years ago in expressing the sincere wish that they may have the happiness to celebrate their golden wedding. Among those who came from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sullivan of Estherville, Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. James Brennan, and E.J. Ruddy and family of Ruthven. In all there were 45 couples in attendance.

 

Children of JAMES BRENNAN and ELIZABETH BRENNAN are:

54. i. JOSEPHINE MARGARET4 BRENNAN, b. 12/04/1895, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

55. ii. VIOLETTA C BRENNAN, b. 03/06/1898, Iowa; d. 02/01/1975.

56. iii. MARY BRENNAN, b. 01/1900, Iowa; d. 04/29/1957.

57. iv. NELLIE BRENNAN, b. 05/10/1902.

58. v. BERNIECE KATHERINE BRENNAN, b. 08/17/1907, Emmetsburg Iowa.

59. vi. JOHN MICHAEL BRENNAN, b. 02/03/1909.

60. vii. CECELIA ADRIENNE BRENNAN, b. 10/31/1910, Emmetsburg Iowa.

61. viii. JAMES C BRENNAN, b. 05/03/1913.

62. ix. EMMET EARL BRENNAN, b. 08/24/1914; d. 11/14/1971.

63. x. MAURICE JOSEPH BRENNAN, b. 10/23/1911, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 02/22/1998.

64. xi. FRANCIS BRENNAN, b. 10/04/1916.

xii. RUTH GENEVIEVE BRENNAN, b. 12/30/1904 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Brennan,Ruth Genevieve born 12-30-1904 in EmmetsburgParents Elizabeth V. Brennan and James Charles Brennan.); m. WILLIAM JOSEPH WELSH, 08/06/1934, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 11, 486, Certificate 5315.).

Notes for RUTH GENEVIEVE BRENNAN:

Lived on farm near Lovilia, Iowa

xiii. ELLEN MILDRED BRENNAN, b. 05/10/1902, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2, Brennan,Ellen Mildred born 5-10-1902 in EmmetsburgParents Elizabeth V Brennan and James Charles Brennan.); m. HOMER EVERETT MILEHAM, 06/07/1929, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 11, 15, Certificate 4844.); b. 10/15/1906, Lake Fork,Illinois; d. 09/13/1970, Emmetsburg Iowa.

More About HOMER EVERETT MILEHAM:

Cause of Death: Carcinoma Lung

Fact 1: 09/16/1970, buried at St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg.

13. JOHN HENRY3 BRENNAN (JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 08/1870 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 03/15/1933 in San Diego,California. He married MARGARET JANE BRADLEY 10/30/1895 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co., Marriage Records-Book 4 page 165 Certif. 1220.), daughter of BERNARD BRADLEY and MARY QUINN. She was born 04/1871 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).

Notes for JOHN HENRY BRENNAN:

1900 Census lists him as farmer owns own farm in Emmetsburg TWP. John B Cahill lives with family as farm laborer.

Obit: Emmetsburg Thurs. Reporter, Mar. 23, 1933

Survived by 3 sons, John and Gerald of San Diego; a Dau., San Diego, his mother, Mrs. C.W. Brennan, 2 bros., Matt and Frank, 2 sis., Mrs. Dave Joynt and Mrs. W. J. Pratt, Emmetsburg and 1 Bro., Mike of Des Moines. Moved to North Dakota and in 1928 to San Diego.

Of Oakes, ND in 1927 per sister Cecilia's obit.

Emmetsburg Tribune, 1933

John Brennan Dies In California

News of the death of John H. Brennan of San Diego, Calif., reached us too late last week for publication

Mr. Brennan was a sufferer from rheumatism for many years. During the past year he was very ill and suffered from heart trouble. He died March 14.

John H. Brennan was a son of Mrs. Caroline Brennan of this city and the late John Brennan of Emmetsburg township. He grew up on the old Brennan farm west of town and lived there for many years, and even after his marriage.

He united in marriage with Miss Margaret Bradley in 1895. Six children were born to them. Two died in infancy. The other four with their mother survive and reside in or near San Diego.

The family retired from farming many years ago. They resided at times in Emmetsburg, Graettinger, West Bend and also North Dakota. Four years ago they went to California.

Mr. Brennan was well known to many of our readers. He was a member of one of the substantial and highly respected families of the county, and many here will regret to learn of his death.

Besides his wife and children he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Caroline Brennan, two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Pratt and Mrs. Dave Joynt of this place and three brothers, Mat and Frank Brennan of Emmetsburg and Mike of Des Moines.

To the surviving relatives and friends the Tribune extends sincere sympathy.

 

Notes for MARGARET JANE BRADLEY:

Ran a cafe in Emmetsburg, later Graettinger

 

Children of JOHN BRENNAN and MARGARET BRADLEY are:

i. JOSEPH4 BRENNAN, b. 04/1898, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).

ii. GEORGE HERALD, b. 09/09/1900, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Brennan,George HeraldMother Maggie Bradley,Father John H. Brennan.).

iii. GERALD A BRENNAN, b. 10/27/1902.

iv. REGINA BRENNAN, b. 05/14/1906.

v. JOHN BRENNAN, b. 05/09/1908, Graettinger,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Brennan,John born Graettinger 5-9-1908Mother Margaret Jane Bradley,Father John Henry Brennan.).

14. MARY ELLEN3 BRENNAN (JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 03/17/1872 in Iowa, and died 08/18/1955. She married WILLIAM JOHN PRATT 01/07/1895 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 4, 83, Certificate 1138.), son of WILLIAM PRATT and MARY ROGERS. He was born 07/24/1863 in England (Source: (1) 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa., (2) 1895 Iowa Census-Emmetsburg Township.), and died 09/28/1948 in Freedom TWP, Palo Alto Co.,Iowa.

Notes for MARY ELLEN BRENNAN:

1900 census she was listed as being married 5 years, gave birth to 4 children and 3 were living.

Notes for WILLIAM JOHN PRATT:

1895 State of Iowa Census

Living with John H. Brennan, household 35 E'burg Twp. Also Wife living in household.

More About WILLIAM JOHN PRATT:

Cause of Death: myocarditis

Emigration: 1893, From England

Fact 1: 09/30/1943, buried at St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg

Occupation: 1900, Farmer, Emmetsburg Twp

 

Children of MARY BRENNAN and WILLIAM PRATT are:

i. MARY A4 PRATT, b. 10/1895, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.); m. JOSEPH DONAHUE; b. 1894; d. 1949.

More About JOSEPH DONAHUE:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

ii. HELEN PRATT, m. NAT KUNDSON.

iii. JOHN V PRATT, b. 02/1900, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.).

iv. JOSEPH R PRATT, b. 12/1896, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.).

v. GORDON PRATT, m. OTILIA WINTERS.

65. vi. GREGSON PRATT.

vii. BERNICE REGINA PRATT, b. 10/12/1906, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Pratt,Harriet Emily born 10-12-1906 in Emmetsburg,IowaMother Mary Ellen Brennan,Father William J. Pratt.); d. 10/15/1906 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

viii. HARRIET EMILY PRATT, b. 10/12/1906, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Pratt,Bernice Regina born 10-12-1906 in Emmetsburg,IowaMother Mary Ellen Brennan,Father William J. Pratt.); m. HARRY FORDYCE.

15. MARTIN WILLIAM3 BRENNAN (JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 11/1873 in Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-Emmetsburg Township.), and died 1966 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). He married CATHERINE CELIA JOYCE 11/16/1898 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Obit of Catherine Cecelia Joyce Brennan.), daughter of EDWARD JOYCE and MARY KELLY. She was born 03/05/1876 in Harper's Ferry,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2.), and died 06/27/1957 in Emmetsburg Iowa.

Notes for MARTIN WILLIAM BRENNAN:

Birth year estimated from age given in Palo Alto Birth Records Book 2 at time of birth of Clara Joyce

1900 Census lists occupation as farmer. Renting.

More About MARTIN WILLIAM BRENNAN:

Fact 1: farmer

Notes for CATHERINE CELIA JOYCE:

Funeral Services for Mrs. M.W. Brennan,Well-Known Resident

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Emmetsburg (IA) for Mrs. Matt Brennan, 81, who died very unexpectedly at her home Thursday, June 27. The Rev. C.E. Farrelly officiated. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Joseph Joynt, Maurice Brennan, Gregson Pratt, Leo Joyce, Merle Joyce, and Earl Joynt.

Mrs. Brennan is survived by her husband, matt; four daughters, Mrs. T.F. Miller of Armstrong, Mrs. J.F. Maguire of Fort Dodge, Mrs. H.J. Fandel of Manson, and Mrs. Lyle Gile of Pacolma, Calif; and three sons Douglas and Edward of Emmetsburg, and Joseph of Mason City.

Mrs. Brennan was born Catherine Cecelia Joyce on March 5, 1876, at Harper's Ferry, Allamakee county, Iowa, the daughter of Edward T. and Mary Theresa Kelly Joyce. She had lived in Emmetsburg most of her life. She was married November 16, 1898, to M.W. Brennan at Assumption Church in Emmetsburg with the Rev. J.J. Smith officiating.

Other survivors are five brothers and three sisters. they are J.P. Joyce, J.W. Joyce, T.P. Joyce, E.F. Joyce, J.A. Joyce, Mrs. T.A. Hoben, Mrs. J.T. Joynt all of Emmetsburg, and Mrs. Richard Aylward of Pequot Lakes, Minn. She had 27 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Brennan was a loyal and active member of her church and was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was a former teacher and 4-H worker. She was awarded a 25-year pin for her work with the 4-H, and given an honorary membership with that organization. She was admired by all who knew her and will be missed by her many friends and relatives.

The Foy-Ellsworth Funeral home had charge of arrangements.

 

More About CATHERINE CELIA JOYCE:

Fact 1: buried at St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg

 

Children of MARTIN BRENNAN and CATHERINE JOYCE are:

i. MARY VIVIAN4 BRENNAN, b. 1900, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 1960; m. THOMAS FRANCIS MILLER, 06/27/1923, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 10, 4, Certificate 4248.); b. 1891, Palo Alto County, Iowa; d. 1954.

Notes for MARY VIVIAN BRENNAN:

Living in Armstrong at the time of her mother's death

More About THOMAS FRANCIS MILLER:

Fact 1: buried at St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg

66. ii. MONICA CAROLINE BRENNAN, b. 1902, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. Abt. 11/07/1963, North Hollywood, California.

iii. MADELINE CECELIA BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1904 (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 10, 153, age 21 at time of marriage.); m. HERMANJOSEPH FANDEL, 06/02/1925, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 10, 153, Certificate 4394.); b. Lourds,Illinois.

Notes for MADELINE CECELIA BRENNAN:

Living in Manson at the time of her mother's death

iv. DOUGLAS BRENNAN, m. EMMA DUHN.

Notes for DOUGLAS BRENNAN:

Living in Emmetsburg at time of mother's death

v. MARY CATHERINE BRENNAN, b. 03/30/1908, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Brennan,Mary Catherine 3-30-1908Mother Katie Joyce, Father M.W. Brennan.); m. (1) FANDEL; m. (2) DUFFY.

67. vi. CLARA JOYCE BRENNAN, b. 08/22/1910.

vii. EDWARD BRENNAN, m. RUTH JENSEN.

Notes for EDWARD BRENNAN:

Living in Iowa City at time of mother's death

viii. JOSEPH STEWART BRENNAN, b. 10/09/1914 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2, Brennan,Joseph Stewart born 10-9-1914 in Emmetsburg,IowaFather Martin W Brennan age 41 born in Iowa,FarmerMother Kathleen Celia Joyce age 38 born in Iowa9 children born 9 children living.); m. VIRGINIA DAVIS.

Notes for JOSEPH STEWART BRENNAN:

Living in Mason City,Iowa at time of mother's death.

16. KATHERINE REGINA3 BRENNAN (JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 08/14/1878 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 04/01/1959 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). She married DAVID JOYNT 04/30/1901 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 5, 384, Certificate 1835.), son of PATRICK JOYNT and MARY DUNN. He was born 06/15/1874 in Emmetsburg Iowa, and died 01/06/1962 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 4.).

More About KATHERINE REGINA BRENNAN:

Fact 1: 1900, teacher

Notes for DAVID JOYNT:

Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, May 1, 1901

Joynt - Brennan

Mr. David Joynt and Miss Kate Brennan were married at the Catholic church, yesterday morning, at 8:30 o'clock, by Father Hayes. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Joynt, and the bride by her sister, Miss Carrie Brennan.

The wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. J.W. Brennan. Many of the relatives of the contracting parties were present. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt will live in the residence vacated by J. J. Reardon.

Both the bride and groom are most worthy young people. Mr. Joynt is engaged in the implement business, and is a thorough gentleman, and a competent business man. The bride is a most deserving person. She has taught school for several years, and has made a record that has won the attention and the appreciation of many. She is a fitting companion of the splendid young gentleman who has won her heart and her hand. The Democrat extends earnest congratulations.

 

 

Children of KATHERINE BRENNAN and DAVID JOYNT are:

68. i. JOSEPH L.4 JOYNT, b. 03/04/1903; d. 04/1973.

69. ii. DONALD F. JOYNT, b. 1905, Emmetsburg Iowa.

iii. MARY JOYNT, b. 09/02/1907; m. CARL BREITBACK.

More About MARY JOYNT:

Fact 1: lived in Milwaukee,Wis

iv. ROBERT R. JOYNT, b. 05/16/1910; d. 03/21/1982.

Notes for ROBERT R. JOYNT:

Ordained 1938. Buried St. John's Cemetery, E'burg. WWII marker on grave.

March 25, 1982:

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 24 at Assumption Church, Emmetsburg [IA] for Reverend Monsignor Robert R. Joynt, age 71, who died at the Emmetsburg Care Center on Sunday, March 21.

Most Reverend Frank H. Greteman, Bishop of Sioux City, was the principal celebrant of the Mass of the Resurrection with other priests of the diocese in attendance as concelebrants. Monsignor Joynt's classmates, former assistants, and close associates has places of honor in the sanctuary. The funeral homily was given by Father Robert Gralapp, pastor of Nativity Church, Sioux City, and formerly assistant pastor with Monsignor Joynt at Sacred Heart Church, Spencer.

Burial was at the Emmetsburg Catholic Cemetery.

Monsignor Joynt was born May 15, 1910 in Emmetsburg, the son of David and Catherine (Brennan) Joynt. His grade school education was at St. Ellen's school, Emmetsburg and he received his high school education at Assumption High School in that city. Following high school graduation he attended Trinity College, Sioux City, where he graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1934. In the fall of 1934 he entered Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, where he completed his studies in the spring of 1938 and was ordained to the holy priesthood at the Cathedral of the Epiphany by His Excellency, Most Reverend Edmond Heelan.

Following his ordination, he was appointed assistant pastor of Corpus Christi Church, Fort Dodge, where he served until 1942. With the need for Chaplains in the Military Service at that time because of World War II. Father Joynt was released from service in the diocese to become a Chaplain in the United States Army Air Corps where he served with distinction for four years. Upon his release from the service, he was temporarily named pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Ayrshire, and was then given an assignment as pastor of St. Mary's Church, Lake City, where he served from 1946 to 1948. He was pastor of St. John's Church, Gilmore City, and its mission of St. Patrick's on the Lizard, from 1948 to 1952, when during the Korean war period he again returned to active duty as Chaplain in the United States Air Force. Following his release from the Air Force, he was named Chaplain of Mercy Hospital, Fort Dodge, before he was assigned as pastor of St. Martin's Church, Odebolt, where he served from 1955 to 1959. He was then appointed pastor of St. Cecelia's Church, Sanborn and its mission of St. Joseph Church, Hartley. In 1963 he succeeded the late Reverend Monsignor Leo P. McCoy as pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Spencer. During his time in Spencer, he was honored by the Holy Father, Pope John XXIII, who named him a Domestic Prelate with the title of Reverend Monsignor.

Seeing that his health was declining, Monsignor Joynt requested an assignment to a smaller parish in 1973 and was appointed pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Ruthven, where he served until his retirement from active duty in 1978. For the last several years he has been a resident of the Emmetsburg Care Center.

Monsignor Joynt is survived by a brother, Don Joynt, formerly Athletic Director and Coach at Trinity College, now living in Greenbay, Wisconsin and by a sister, Mrs. Mary (Joynt) Breitbach of Milwaukee.

 

 

More About ROBERT R. JOYNT:

Burial: 1982, St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa

Fact 1: priest

Ordination: 1938.

17. CECELIA3 BRENNAN (JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 07/21/1882 in Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-Emmetsburg Township.), and died 05/08/1927. She married ROBERT J DOOLEY 10/21/1913 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, son of PATRICK DOOLEY and MARY. He was born 06/1878 in Ilinois (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa, 12B.).

Notes for CECELIA BRENNAN:

Emmetsburg Tribune, May 9, 1927

Mrs. Dooley Is Dead After Long Illness.

Had Returned From Hospital Following Operation, and Was Seemingly Recovering.

One of the saddest deaths which we have been called upon to chronical for some time is that of Mrs. Robert Dooley, which occurred at her home in the second ward, at about one o'clock sunday, May 8. She had been ill for a few weeks and had undergone an operation at the local hospital. She returned home Thursday and seemed to be improving and gaining strength. She planned upon sitting up Sunday afternoon. A sudden change came, she had a sinking spell and lived only a very short time and did not regain consciousness.

Funeral services were held at the Assumption church Tuesday morning. Very Rev. J. G. Murtagh officiated. Interment was in St. John's cemetery.

The pallbeareres were Mrs. Dooley's six nephews, Donald and Robert Joynt, Thomas Miller, John Brennan, Joseph Joynt and Douglas Brennan.

Miss Cecilia Brennan was born in Emmetsburg township July 21, 1882. She grew to young womanhood on the farm and then came to Emmetsburg with her mother. They established a home and resided together.

She united in marriage with Robert Dooley in this city October 23, 1913. Two children were born to this union, a daughter, Mary Cecelia, who is now over twelve years of age, and a son, Joseph, now about eight years old.

Mr. and Mrs. Dooley bought a home a few blocks east of the Assumption church and resided there for several years. They gave up this home and went to live with Mrs. Dooley's mother, Mrs. Caroline Brennan, so that Mrs. Dooley could care for her in her declining years and that she might not be alone.

How tenderly she cared for her mother, how kind and devoted she was to her, none but those who were in close association with the family ever know.

Mrs. Dooley was an exceptionally capable woman. She was an excellent housekeeper, a good cook and a splendid dressmaker. She could and did do all of the sewing for the family. She was a devoted wife and mother, always finding her keenest delight in providing comfort and promoting the happiness of each member of the household.

She was a woman of character, a good Christian and a devout catholic.

She was companionable and unoffensive, and had many friends. There was a warm affection between her and her brothers and sisters. Her death is a terrible shock to them.

She is survived by her husband, daughter, son, mother, two sisters and four brothers. The sisters are Mrs. William Pratt and Mrs. Dave Joynt of Emmetsburg township. The brothers are John Brennan of Oakes, N. Dak., Matthew W. and Frank Brennan of this city and Michael Brennan of Des Moines.

To them all, to other relatives and friends the Tribune extends sincere sympathy.

The irreparable loss in her immediate home can scarcely be realized. A husband, bowed down under the sorrow of a lost companion; two children, who need a mother's guidance, attention, and watchfulness; an aged mother, bereft of the loving care age so much needs - this is the present picture of a once exceptionally happy home; with a contented, hopeful family; enjoying each other's companionship and mutual helpfulness, with a vision of even brighter and better things in the future.

It all seems cruel and is beyond human understanding. Sympathy of friends is impotent to aleviate this burden of grief. Only Christian hope, and an unwavering faith that the Power which permitted this to happen will provide adequately and in time all will be well, can sustain the bereaved family now. This same Power will give strength for the burden until time will adjust the balance.

 

Notes for ROBERT J DOOLEY:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 16 Dec 1908:

Miss Lizzie Dooley has become associated with her brother R.E. in the restaurant business. He is very busy and needs her assistance.

 

More About ROBERT J DOOLEY:

Occupation: 1908, Restaurant business

Marriage Notes for CECELIA BRENNAN and ROBERT DOOLEY:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat-Wednesday, October 22, 1913:

Married Tuesday Morning

Mr. R.J. Dooley and Miss Celia Bernnan, Both of This City

Tuesday morning at six o'clock, Mr. R.J. Dooley and Miss Celia Brennan were united in marriage at Assumption church in this city, Very Rev. P. F. Farrelly performing the ceremony. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Anna Brennan, and the groom by Mr. Joseph Neary. The wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Caroline Brennan. Only the immediate relatives and friends of the contracting parties were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Dooley left during the day for a short wedding trip. On their return they will be at home to their many friends in their neat cottage in the Fourth Ward, which has been under construction during the past few weeks.

The bride is a young lady whom the people of any community would be glad to honor. She has resided in this city since childhood, and her acquaintances are her loyal friends. She is a member of one of the pioneer and deserving families from our county. All are, we are sure, glad to know that she is to make Emmetsburg her future home. The groom is one of the upright, frugal, exemplary young men of our neighborhood. His parents were also early and esteemed residents of our county. He was for some time engaged in business at Waurika, Oklahoma, but he returned to this city some time ago determined to reside permanently among friends of his childhood days. No young man of our community is better deserving of the good wishes of our people. The Democrat extends hearty congratulations to the newly wedded couple.

 

Children of CECELIA BRENNAN and ROBERT DOOLEY are:

i. MARY CECELIA4 DOOLEY, b. Abt. 1915.

ii. JOSEPH DOOLEY, b. Abt. 1919.

18. FRANCIS JOSEPH3 BRENNAN (JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 11/15/1889 in Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1.), and died 08/08/1938 in Emmetsburg Iowa. He married JOSEPHINE LOTTIE HIGLEY 05/20/1913 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 7, page 436 certif 3093.), daughter of JOHN HIGLEY and IDA WHITNEY. She was born 02/06/1892 in Palo Alto County, Iowa.

Notes for FRANCIS JOSEPH BRENNAN:

Obit: Emmetsburg Thursday Reporter; Aug 11 1938

Survived by wife, son Patrick, 11 aged mother, Caroline Stewart Brennan, 2 bros. M.W. of Emmetsburg TWP and Mike, Des Moines; 2 sis. Mrs. Dave Joynt and Mrs. Wm Pratt, both of Emmetsburg

More About FRANCIS JOSEPH BRENNAN:

Cause of Death: heart ailment/high blood pressure

Fact 1: 08/10/1938, buried at St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg

 

Child of FRANCIS BRENNAN and JOSEPHINE HIGLEY is:

i. PATRICK4 BRENNAN, b. 1927.

19. MARY ANN3 BRENNAN (JAMES E2, JAMES1) was born 08/15/1870 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: 1880 IA Soundex, est. birth date.), and died 12/04/1948 in Mallard, Iowa. She married JOHN HENRY CONLON 04/27/1890 (Source: Emmetsburg Democrat, 5 Feb 1890.). He was born 07/09/1868 in Morris, Illinois, and died 08/04/1959 in Mallard, Iowa.

Marriage Notes for MARY BRENNAN and JOHN CONLON:

News Article from Emmetsburg Democrat, 5 Feb 1908

Many Marriages in 1890

Names and Dates of Marriages of Seventeen Years Ago

John Conlon and Mary Brennan, April 27

 

Children of MARY BRENNAN and JOHN CONLON are:

70. i. CYRIL4 CONLON, b. 07/02/1891, Ayrshire, Iowa; d. 01/23/1964.

ii. LORETTA CONLON, m. RAY SCHULLER.

iii. LEO CONLON, m. MARY WESSER.

iv. JAMES FRANCIS CONLON, b. 04/04/1897, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Reported 8-21-1961For more info "see files."); m. GERTRUDE MAHER.

v. JOSEPH CONLON, m. PEARL STEVENS.

vi. HAROLD CONLON, m. GRACE GORDON.

vii. WILLIAM CONLON, m. HARRIET MOCK.

viii. COLETTA CONLON, m. BURTON BROWN.

ix. RAYMOND CONLON, m. DOROTHY MCGOWAN.

20. MARGARET3 BRENNAN (JAMES E2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1874 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: 1880 IA Soundex, est. birth date.). She married HENRY SELLEY.

 

Child of MARGARET BRENNAN and HENRY SELLEY is:

i. MARY4 SELLEY, m. AMBROSE DARDIS.

21. THOMAS3 BRENNAN (JAMES E2, JAMES1) was born 1875 (Source: 1880 IA Soundex, est. birth date.), and died 1959. He married NELLIE GREEN. She was born 1879, and died 1943.

 

Children of THOMAS BRENNAN and NELLIE GREEN are:

i. LUCILLE4 BRENNAN, b. Abt. 1912, Faith, South Dakota; m. GEORGE BERNARD MIENKE, 07/03/1930, Graettinger,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 11, 132, Certificate 4961.); b. 01/25/1906, Palo Alto County, Iowa; d. 01/21/1972.

More About GEORGE BERNARD MIENKE:

Cause of Death: coronary occlusion/carcinoma adeno.

Fact 1: 01/25/1972, buried at St Michael's Cemetery, Whittemore,IA

ii. FRANCIS BRENNAN, b. 05/11/1905, Sioux City, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.); d. 10/19/1918, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).

Notes for FRANCIS BRENNAN:

Age 13 years,5 months,8 days at time of death

More About FRANCIS BRENNAN:

Cause of Death: typhoid fever

Fact 1: 10/22/1918, Buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg

iii. MARY CATHERINE BRENNAN, b. 02/01/1916, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Ammended certificate filed 3-1-1957Sources used in ammendment: Certificate of Baptism 3-26-16Iowa State Census-1925 and affadavit of her sister Lucille Mienke.); m. ZACHAR.

22. ELIZABETH FRANCIS3 BRENNAN (JAMES E2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1882. She married WILLIAM HAMILTON. He was born Abt. 1882 in Scotland.

 

Child of ELIZABETH BRENNAN and WILLIAM HAMILTON is:

i. MARY4 HAMILTON.

23. CATHERINE3 BRENNAN (JAMES E2, JAMES1) was born 1871 (Source: 1880 IA Soundex, est. birth date.), and died 1961. She married WILLIAM MOLLOY. He was born 1869 in America, and died 1917.

More About CATHERINE BRENNAN:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

More About WILLIAM MOLLOY:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

 

Children of CATHERINE BRENNAN and WILLIAM MOLLOY are:

i. MAURICE J4 MOLLOY, b. 1900; d. 1984; m. MARGUERITE BURNS; b. 1908.

More About MAURICE J MOLLOY:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

ii. BILL MOLLOY, m. PRIST.

71. iii. CATHERINE J MOLLOY, b. 09/15/1908.

iv. HILDE MOLLOY, m. WILLIAM LONG.

v. HELEN MOLLOY.

vi. PATRICK DONALD MOLLOY, b. 12/07/1903 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Molloy,Patrick Donald born 12-7-1903 in Great Oak TownshipMother Kate Brennan,Father William Molloy.); m. NELLIE ANGLUM.

vii. THOMAS MOLLOY, m. PRIST.

viii. JOSEPH MOLLOY, m. THERESA DREW.

ix. MARY MOLLOY, m. CLARK.

24. CHARLES3 STEWART (CATHERINE2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1865 in Canada (Source: 1870 Census.). He married JANE KASPEL.

 

Children of CHARLES STEWART and JANE KASPEL are:

i. WILLIAM4 STEWART, m. CAMP.

ii. ADDIE STEWART, m. MURPHY.

25. MARGARET ANN3 STEWART (CATHERINE2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 02/08/1868 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4.). She married JOHN SNYDER.

 

Child of MARGARET STEWART and JOHN SNYDER is:

i. RALPH4 SNYDER.

26. MARTIN3 STEWART (CATHERINE2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1877. He married MARY BRINKMAN.

 

Children of MARTIN STEWART and MARY BRINKMAN are:

i. FRANCES4 STEWART, m. ROLF LUNDGREN.

72. ii. CHARLES STEWART, b. 12/19/1907, Graettinger, Iowa; d. 05/17/1969.

iii. ANNA STEWART, m. PAUL DANGER.

iv. MARY STEWART, m. ELMER GRAVELAND.

v. LEO STEWART, m. MARGARET VAN DE WALE.

vi. MARTIN STEWART, m. PHYLLIS ROBERTS.

27. MICHAEL3 MUGAN (ANNE2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 1872 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.), and died 1951 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). He married ANNE PENDERGRAFT.

 

Children of MICHAEL MUGAN and ANNE PENDERGRAFT are:

i. MARY4 MUGAN, m. A.W. SCHULLER.

ii. WILLIAM R MUGAN, b. 1906; d. 1962.

iii. JOHN MUGAN, b. 1908; d. 1969 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. ARLENE E; b. 1914.

Notes for JOHN MUGAN:

WW II 1941-1945

iv. GEORGE MUGAN, m. MARIE DOMEK.

28. JOSEPH3 JACKMAN (MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 09/05/1869 in Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Corpus Christi Church Baptismal Records.), and died 12/07/1938 in Emmetsburg,Iowa. He married MARY L. JENNINGS 09/26/1899 in Holy Angels Church/Chicago, Illinois (Source: Newspaper-Palo Alto Reporter 29 Sep 1899.). She was born 09/05/1872 in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, and died 03/17/1936 in Emmetsburg,Iowa.

Notes for JOSEPH JACKMAN:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat 20 Sep 1899:

Joseph Jackman of Walnut left for Chicago where he will marry Miss Mary Jennings next Tuesday of that city. They will make their residence in that elegant new residence that the Osgood correspondent has already written about.

JOSEPH JACKMAN DIED AT HOME WEDNESDAY

Following Illness Since September. Funeral To Be Held Tomorrow. Was 70

Years of Age. Born In Walnut Township.

Joseph Jackman, 70, widely known and respected Emmetsburg citizen and native of Palo Alto county, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr.and Mrs. T. J. Cullen, a short distance northwest of this city, early Wednesday evening. Mr. Jackman had been failing in health since September. At that time he visited the Mayo hospital at Rochester, Minn., but it was found that little could be done to restore his usual good health. During the summer months he enjoyed a trip through the southern states, but when he returned to this city he complained of ill health.

The funeral will be held in Emmetsburg Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Services will be conducted in the St. Thomas Catholic church. The substitute pastor, Father Keane, will officiate. Interment will be in St. John's cemetery.

The pallbearers chosen are P.C. Jackman, Francis Jackman, Paul Schaney, Charles Spies, all of this city; Thos. Kirby of Sioux City, and Robert Laughlin of Mason City. The Foy Funeral Home of Emmetsburg will be in charge of funeral arrangements.

Jos. Jackman, son of the late Patrick and Margaret Brennan Jackman, was born in Walnut township, Palo Alto county, September 5, 1868. His parents were among the real old settlers of this section of Iowa. Mr. Jackman received his education in our early day county schools. In 1898 Joseph Jackman was united in marriage to Miss Mary Jennings of Chicago. They were married in a Catholic church in that city. Following their marriage they returned to Emmetsburg where for a number of years they engaged in farming on a large scale. In 1916 Mr. Jackman purchased the farmhouse adjoining Emmetsburg on the northwest where they have since made their home.

Six sons and daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Jackman. A son, William, preceded his father and mother in death. The sons and daughters who survived are Dr. R. J. Jackman, Rochester, Minn.; Dr. James Jackman, Laurens; Sister Mary Hilaire, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. T. J. Cullen, Emmetsburg; Mrs. Frank Spencer, Chicago. Mrs. Jackman passed away in Emmetsburg nearly three years ago.

The deceased is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Francis Jackman, P. C. Jackman and Mrs. Paul Schaney, all of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Bid Kane of Anthon, Iowa, Mrs. Robert Laughlin of Mason City, Mrs. Thos. Kirby of Sioux City, and Miss Alice Jackman, Brownsville, Minn. There are also six grandchildren.

In the passing of Jos. Jackman, it can truly be said that Emmetsburg has lost one of its finest, most honorable citizens. Mr. Jackman was of such character and disposition that he enjoyed the highest esteem and the confidence of a wide circle of friends. Jos. Jackman's life was above reproach. His sense of duty and obligation to his Creator were strong, his loyalty to his own convictions was unwaivering and his loyalty to his friends was staunch. He was a gentleman of culture. Mr. Jackman knew well and appreciated keenly the real values in life. By his own example he pointed the way to true Christian living. Both he an Mrs. Jackman were among our most respected residents.

They gave their sons and daughters not only the best of educational advantages, but they gave them also through their constant guidance and good example, the rules and incentives for good citizenship.

The Democrat regrets deeply to learn of the death of Joseph Jackman. We considered him among the finest men it was our privilege to know and to respect. His sons and daughters will long cherish his memory.

Emmetsburg Reporter, December 1938

Jackman Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Joe Jackman, mention of whose death was made in last week's issue of the Reporter, were held in St. Thomas church here Saturday morning, with Father Eugene Keane officiating. The pallbearers were P. C. and Francis Jackman, Paul Schaney and Charles Spies, all of this locality, Thomas Kirby of Sioux City and Robert Laughlin of Mason City. The remains were interred in St. John's cemetery. The Foy Funeral home was in charge.

The deceased was born in Walnut township, this county, September 5, 1868. Thus he was 70 years of age at the time of death. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Jackman, prominent pioneers of this locality. In 1898 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Jennings of Chicago. Three sons and three daughters were born to this union. One son, William, passed away a number of years ago. Those surviving are Sister M. Hilare of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Tom Cullen of Emmetsburg and Mrs. Frank Spencer of Chicago, Dr. Ray Jackman of Rochester, Minn., and Dr. James Jackman of Laurens. He is also survived by the following sisters and brothers: P. C. and Francis Jackman and Mrs. Paul Schaney, all of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Robert Laughlin of Mason City, Mrs. Tom Kirby of Sioux City, Mrs. Bid Kane of Anthon, Ia., and Miss Alice Jackman of Brownsville, Minn. Six grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Jackman was one of the prominent and successful farmers of Palo Alto county, who succeeded through hard work and a skill in agricultural and business matters. He was a natural born gentleman, taking an interest in the better things of life. He took great pleasure in providing comforts and advantages for his family, giving his children every educational opportunity. He was a devout Catholic, and the Christian principles that accumulated during his life were reflected in the unusual patience with which he suffered in the long illness that finally brought death.

Mr. Jackman was very pleasant to meet and to know intimately. His gentle manner possessed qualities of charm that made him instantly and enduringly likeable. He had the sincere sympathy of his numerous friends during his painful illness, and his fine family and brothers and sisters now have the same sympathy in losing his pleasing and comforting earthly presence.

Notes for MARY L. JENNINGS:

Emmetsburg Democrat, Thursday, March 19, 1936

Three Local People Died This Week

Mrs. Jos. Jackman, Mrs. Thos. McDevitt and Mrs. O. P. Doyle. All Well Known in This Community.

Mrs. Joseph Jackman

Mrs. Joseph Jackman, one of the highly respected ladies of Emmetsburg passed away at her home in this city Tuesday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock. Mrs. Jackman's death was a result of an illness of more than a year during which time little hopes were held out for her recovery.

The funeral will be held Friday morning. A requiem mass will be solemnized in St. Thomas church by the pastor, Rev. M. McNerney. Interment will be in St. John's cemetery. The following have been chosen pallbearers: Robert Laughlin, Mason City; Thos. Kirby, Sioux City; and P. C. Jackman; Francis Jackman; Paul Schaney and Charles Spies of Emmetsburg.

Mary Jennings was born in the city of Westport, Mayo county, Ireland, on September 15, 1872. Her age, therefore, at the time of her passing, was 64 years. Her girlhood was spent in her native land. At the age of 14 years she came to the United States and after residing for a short time in Clinton, Mass., she moved to Chicago where she lived until the time of her marriage.

On September 26, 1899, she was united in marriage to Joseph Jackman in the Holy Angels church in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Jackman commenced housekeeping in this community and have resided here ever since.

The deceased is survived by her husband, two sons - Dr. R. J. Jackman of the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minn., and James G. Jackman of Iowa City; and three daughters - Mrs. T. J. Cullen of Cylinder, Sister Mary Hilaire of Des Moines and Mrs. F. G. Spencer of Chicago.

A son, William, passed away seven years ago. Two sisters and one brother also survive Mrs. Jackman. They remain in Ireland.

Mrs. Jackman was one of the truly exemplary ladies of Emmetsburg. She was mild of manner, friendly and helpful under all circumstances. Her home was a center of refinement and culture. She was ever solicitous that her children should have the best of educational and other advantages. To her husband she was a loyal, constant companion who would share with him every burden and rejoice with him in every success. Her dutiful, splendid sons and daughters knew her as a mother whose keen interest in their welfare knew no bounds. In her passing not only the bereaved husband and the sorrowing sons and daughters have lost a most self-sacrificing mother and wife, but the community has lost one of its best of women. The Democrat joins with many friends of the family in extending sincere sympathy.

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Emmetsburg Reporter, Thurs., March 19, 1936

Mrs. Joe Jackman

Mrs. Joe Jackman died at her home in the northwest part of Emmetsburg Tuesday afternoon. She had been ill for six months with cancer. Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas church here tomorrow (Friday) morning at nine o'clock, with Father McNerney officiating. The pallbearers are Paul Schaney, P.C. Jackman, Francis Jackman and Charles Spies, all of Emmetsburg, T. J. Kirby of Sioux City and Robert Laughlin, of Mason City. Burial will be made in St. John's cemetery. The Foy Funeral Home is in charge.

Miss Mary Jennings was born in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, in 1872. Thus she was 64 years of age at the time of death. She came to America at the age of fourteen, and lived in Massachusetts and later in Chicago. She was married in Chicago to Mr. Joe Jackman in 1899 and came to live at Emmetsburg, which since has been her place of residence. She is survived by her widower, two sons, Dr. Raymond, of Rochester, Minn., and James of Iowa City, and three daughters, Mrs. T. J. Cullen, of Cylinder, Mrs. Frank Spencer, of Chicago, and Sister Mary Hilarie, of Des Moines. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother, who reside in Ireland, and by an aunt, Mrs. Mike Crowley, of Emmetsburg. One son, William, preceded her in death.

 

More About MARY L. JENNINGS:

Burial: 03/20/1936, St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Children of JOSEPH JACKMAN and MARY JENNINGS are:

73. i. LILLIAN MARY4 JACKMAN, b. 07/13/1900, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. 05/11/1945, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

ii. CATHERINE JACKMAN, b. 03/09/1902, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. 02/11/1969, Chicago, Illinois.

Notes for CATHERINE JACKMAN:

Our Lady of Angels Alumnae, Clinton, Iowa, March 1969

Sister Mary Hilaire (Catherine Jackman)

Sister Mary Hilaire (Catherine Jackman) died at noon (March 9, 1969) on our Lady's Feast, February 11. This was one of Sister's special Feast and I am sure Blessed Mother has a warm welcome for her.

Sister went to Schooland during one of her Spanish classes suffered a slight stroke. Sister was conscious, and when she knew she was going to the hospital, told the sisters what the class assigments were - she died at her post, just as she would like to have done.

Sister spent seven lovely years at O.L.A. and had many good friends among sisters and students. One of them had invited her to be her guest at the coming Alumnae Sunday in April.

Sister was buried from Holy Name Cathedral, where a concelebrated Mass was sung.

Interment was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

We enrolled Sister in the Jesuit Association.

Remember Sister in your prayers. We now have another intercessor in Heaven.

 

74. iii. MARGARET JACKMAN, b. 01/07/1904, Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa; d. 05/08/1981, Stanford, Palo Alto County, California.

75. iv. RAYMOND JOSEPH JACKMAN, b. 05/16/1906, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 08/10/1973, Laurens, Iowa.

v. WILLIAM JACKMAN, b. 10/08/1910, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. 07/14/1938, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

Notes for WILLIAM JACKMAN:

Palo Alto Reporter, 19 July 1928:

deid at 18 under the wheels of a train 3 miles south of Emmetsburg. Funeral at St. Thomas. William Jackman was one of the young men who found the burglar tools in the haystack Northwest of Emmetsburg this spring.

76. vi. JAMES GENNINGS JACKMAN, b. 10/08/1910, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. 12/09/1975, Erie, Pennsylvania.

29. PATRICK CHARLES3 JACKMAN (MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 02/12/1871 in Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Corpus Christi Church Baptismal Records.), and died 03/01/1953 in Emmetsburg,Iowa. He married (1) ABBEY CARNEY 08/02/1904 in Graettinger,Iowa, daughter of JOHN CARNEY and BRIDGET CLANCY. She was born 10/08/1875 in Morris,Illinois, and died 04/04/1907 in Graettinger,Iowa. He married (2) SADIE FRANCES WHITE 12/25/1915, daughter of JAMES WHITE and MARGARET MULRONEY. She was born 10/08/1871 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, and died 06/15/1961 in Emmetsburg,Iowa.

Notes for PATRICK CHARLES JACKMAN:

Emmetsburg Democrat, August 3, 1904

Married at Graettinger Yesterday

Mr. Patrick C. Jackman and Miss Abbey C. Carney were united in marriage at the Catholic church at Graettinger at 9 o'clock yesterday, Rev. J. Kelly officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Bridget Jackman and the groom by Mr.Edward Carney. After the performance of the ceremony, the happy couple repaired to the home of the bride's mother near Fallow where the wedding feast was served, only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties being in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Jackman left for St. Louis last evening to spent ten days or two weeks at the Louisiana Purchase exposition, after which they will commence housekeeping on their farm east of Graettinger, Mr. Jackman having recently built a large, neat residence.

The bride is widely and favorably known to most of the readers of the Democrat. She has taught school for several years and as such has won well deserved recognition. She is cheery and ambitious and will make life as pleasant as possible for him to whom she has given her heart and hand.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Jackman who are among the most respected pioneers of Walnut township. He is distinctly a Palo Alto boy and has, by his industry, pluck and exemplary career, made life a marked success for one of his years and his opportunities. His future is full of bright anticipation and it is the ardent wish of his many friends and acquaintances that his most cherished hopes may be realized. The Democrat extends hearty greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Jackman and the wish that the sunshine of felicity may gleam radiantly along their journey through life.

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Emmetsburg Democrat, March 5, 1953

Death of Local Pioneer

St. Thomas church was filled to overflowing Wednesday morning for funeral services for Patrick (Paddy) Charles Jackman, 82, pioneer and prominent Palo Alto county man, who died unexpectedly of an illness at his home in Emmetsburg Sunday morning.

The Rev. C. E. Farrelly, pastor, officiated and paid high tribute to a pioneer whose contribution to the communities in which he lived and St. Thomas church were great. The many friends at the rites were also evidence of the high esteem in which Mr. Jackman was held throughout the county as well as in Emmetsburg.

Active pallbeareres were Bert Ryan, Charles Papadakes, Charles J. Spies, Joe Flynn, Lawrence D. Brennan, R.C. Gordon, C.E. Randa, Frank Hood and Herman Leduc.

Honorary pallbearers were Charles Papadakes, Adolph Spies of Graettinger, T. F. Kerwick, Edward D. Kelly, George A. Heald, Jr., of Spencer, K. A.Reeves, John B. Kelly, T. R. Martin, Arnold Murray, E. M. Thompson, Henry Duhn, Leo Shea, J. P. Hand, Joe McNamara, D. W. Joynt, V. L. O'Connor and Jay McCarty of Graettinger.

The Knights of Columbus attended the funeral in a body. Burial was in St.John's cemetery with the Martin Funeral home in charge.

This community was shocked and saddened by the news of the sudden death of Mr. Jackman.

It was not generally known that he had been ill, and although ailing the last couple of weeks, he had been up and about in the business district preceding Wednesday. That evening he suffered a relapse,and continued to fail, the end coming peacefully at 11:15 Sunday morning at his home, surrounded by his pastor and the members of his immediate family.

His death breaks another of the links with the generation of early pioneers who settled and developed Palo Alto county, his parents being among the original settlers in the Irish colony of Emmetsburg.

He was born in a log cabin in Walnut township, located on the family farm on the banks of the Des Moines river. This is the log cabin now standing in Harrision Park in Emmetsburg.

Patrick Charles Jackman was the son of the late Patrick R. and Margaret Brennan Jackman, and was born February 12, 1871, one of fourteen children.

During his early manhood he worked on the family farm,later purchasing a farm east of Graettinger, where he farmed for many years.

In 1904 he married Miss Abbie Carney,and to this union one son, Emmett C. Jackman of Madelia, Minn., was born. Mrs. Abbie Jackman died in 1906. Subsequently, Mr. Jackman moved to Emmetsburg, where he entered into a partnership with Peter E. Jones, devoting the major share of his interest to the livestock business. Since the dissolution of that partnership, he has devoted himself to caring for his farm and banking interests.

On Dec. 25, 1915, he married Mrs. Sadie White Fay, who survives. Also surviving are the son, Emmett C. Jackman; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Laughlin of Mason City; Mrs. Bridget Kane of Cherokee, and Miss Alice Jackman of Jasper, Minn.,and one brother, Francis Jackman of this city. A step-son, James W. Fay, local attorney, also survives.

Mr. Jackman had many and varied interests. Always keenly interested in agriculture, he was one of the organizers of the Farmers Co-operative Creamery in Graettinger.

He was associated with the late J. A. Spies in the organization of the Bank of Graettinger, and seved as a director for many years. Continuing his interest in the banking business, he again collaborated with Mr. Spies in the formation of the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank of Emmetsburg, and served as a member of the board of directors until the time of his death.

A devout member of the Catholic church, he served for over 30 years as a trustee of St. Thomas Church, and for many years as trustee of the Thomas H. Tobin estate. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, joining the Order more than 50 years ago, serving at one time as grand knight.

In the death of "Paddy" Jackman, one of its familiar and beloved figures is taken from the life of Emmetsburg. To know him was to admire him for his may outstanding qualities of mind and heart. He enjoyed life, he liked people, young and old, and they liked him. His cheery smile and ready Irish wit made his presence welcome in any group. He was one of the most charitable of men, both in word and deed. Countless acts of helpfulnness and aid, throughout the years, were by him given to the less fortunate, yet done so quietly that few knew of it. Although financially successful himself, he cared not for artificial living, but was supremely happy in his own home surrounded by his family and friends. His judgment in business matters were sound and his integrity unquestioned. His word his bond. He was rated as an exceptionally astute judge of livestock, and to the last retained his physical and mental vigor and was in close contact with his business interests.

With all the changes he had seen in his 82 years of life, he still remained keenly interested and progressive.

He had mastered the art of growing old gracefully. He died, as he would have liked, quietly and without burden to anyone. He was one of pioneers who uncomplainingly endured the countless hardships that life might be carved out for later generations.

Notes for ABBEY CARNEY:

Emmetsburg Democrat, 10 Apr 1907:

Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, April 10, 1907

Death of Mrs. Patrick Charles Jackman

Mrs. Patrick Charles Jackman died at her home near Graettinger last Thursday morning after an illness of some duration. The funeral was held at Graettinger Sunday. Services were conducted at the Catholic church at that place, Rev. J. J. Kelly officiating. The funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed in that part of the county. The burial was in the parochial cemetery.

Abbie Carney was born at Morris, Illinois, October 8, 1875. She was the only daughter of Mrs. Bridget Carney. The family moved to this county in 1890 and located on a farm west of Graettinger. Miss Carney was married to Patrick Charles Jackman in August, 1904. One son, Emmet, was born to them. He is two years old. Besides the child and the husband, the mother and three brothers; E. M., Frank, and James mourn her loss. E. M. is clerk of the district court. James resides in California. The deceased was widely known throughout the county. She had taught school for many years and had frequently taken an active and helpful part in local educational gatherings. She was eminently successful in her chosen calling and her worth as a worker in the classroom was recognized. Something over two years ago she became the happy bride of one who had longed cherished her confidence and who, of course, dearly prized her affections. More congenial surroundings or a more encouraging future she could not have anticipated. Their union was blessed with a hardy, prattling child. There happiness seemed complete when death's dark messenger entered and took away the joyous, hopeful mother, leaving the devoted husband disconsolate and the helpless child without that love and that kindness which only the true mother can bestow on the dearest object of her caresses. Mrs. Jackman was a pleasant, lively, warm hearted lady. There was no enmity in her nature. Though strongly attached to friends and companions, she would not treat unfairly those who did not coincide with her. She was an earnest, tireless worker and her efforts were invariably for the good of the community of which she was a member. She was ever guided in her actions by lofty Christian motives. She was loyal to the obligations imposed on her by her well defined religious convictions. Though called away in life's prime from the happy home that was so dear to her, she must have felt a soothing consolation in the consciousness that she had not failed to profit by the opportunities that had been given her and that she had performed as best she knew how life's most sacred obligations. The husband, child, aged mother, brothers and other relatives have the profound sympathy of all in their sorrow.

 

More About ABBEY CARNEY:

Cause of Death: vomiting from pregnancy

Notes for SADIE FRANCES WHITE:

1880 census: living with uncle, PJ Crowley. attending school.

From the Palo Alto Reporter, Sep. 6, 1895:

Two more of Emmetsburg's young people have embarked upon life's sea together under the most auspicious circumstances. These two are Mr. A.J. Fay and Miss Sadie F. White, who were happily wedded Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock. The interesting ceremony that made the twain one took place in Assumption church, the Rev. Father Costello officiating. The groom was attended by M.A. Mugan as groomsman, while Miss Maggie Sherman of Livermore, a cousin of the bride, acted as bridesmaid. Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the home of Mrs. M.E. White, the bride's mother, where an excellent wedding breakfast was served. The happy couple left on the westbound train for Churdan, the former home of Mr. Fay, where they will spend about ten days with his relatives before returning to their home in this city.

The groom is one of the rising young business men of Emmetsburg and is associated with Mr. Mugan in the marble business in this city. He is a young man of strict integrity and during his business career in Emmetsburg has made many friends. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. M.E. White of this city and is known for her estimable qualities.

She has been a teacher in the city schools and resigned her position as such to accept the duties of presiding over a home of her won. Mr. and Mrs. Fay winter upon life's pathway with every promise of having their journey along its intricate windings strewn with flowers of joy and prosperity.

16 March 1898:

Mrs. and Mrs. Fay returned from Colorado Saturday. Mr. Fay is very weak and greatly reduced in ??? since leaving here in December. His many friends are sorry to learn that his trip has not helped.

Palo Alto Co, Deaths:

Died at age 89y 8m 7d of cardiac failure at the Haywood Nursing Home.

 

 

More About SADIE FRANCES WHITE:

Cause of Death: Cardiac failure

Occupation: Bef. 1896, teacher

 

Child of PATRICK JACKMAN and ABBEY CARNEY is:

i. EMMETT CHARLES4 JACKMAN, b. 05/25/1905, Graettinger, Palo Alto, Iowa; d. 10/1972; m. HELEN GEORGE, 10/01/1932, Graettinger,Iowa.

30. MARY ELLEN3 JACKMAN (MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 07/20/1872 in Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.), and died 07/02/1948 in Emmetsburg,Iowa. She married PAUL SCHANY 1894 in Graettinger,Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). He was born Abt. 1868 in Germany (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 12/20/1949 in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Notes for MARY ELLEN JACKMAN:

Emmetsburg Democrat, July 8, 1948

Services Held For Mrs. Paul Schany, 75

Funeral services were held Monday, July 5 at St. Thomas church for Mrs. Paul Schany, 75, with the Rev. Clarence Farrelly officiating. Mrs. Schany died at her home Friday evening, July 2, following a severe stroke. Pallbearers were William Paul Schany, Robert L. Schany, John J. Schany, Richard L. Schany (all grandsons), Emmet C. Jackman and John D. Jackman, both nephews of Mrs. Schany. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, with the Martin Funeral home in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ellen Jackman was born July 20, 1873 in Emmetsburg. She was the daughter of Patrick R. Jackman and Margaret Brennan Jackman. She lived her entire life in Emmetsburg, and as a young woman, she was united in marriage to Paul Schany at Graettinger. Three children wre born to the couple, all of whom survive. They are John of Watsonville, Cal., Leo of near Emmetsburg and Mrs. Bernadette McClellan of San Francisco, Calif., John, who is on a vacation trip, could not be reached in time for the funeral, but he had visited here recently.

Mrs. Schnay was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and was a lifetime member of the Catholic church.

In poor health for the past few years, Mrs. Schany had been feeling better in recent weeks and the day before her death, she had gone to St. Thomas church for a few moments in the evening and had planned to attend an early Mass the day of her death. She suffered a stroke early in the morning, however, and failed to rally from its effects. Deeply religious, Mrs. Schany was a quiet, home loving person, devoted to her family. With a good word always for others, she did many kind deeds for neighbors and friends, never wanting or expecting anything in return. Her death has brought sadness to the many who knew and admired her. She is survived by her husband and three children, two brothers, Francis Jackman and P. C. Jackman, three sisters, Mrs. Robert Laughlin, Mrs. Bridget Kane and Alice Jackman, and a number of grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives. Preceding her in death were a sister, Mrs. Thomas Kirby of Sioux City, and a brother, Joe Jackman of Emmetsburg.

More About MARY ELLEN JACKMAN:

Cause of Death: stroke

Notes for PAUL SCHANY:

1900 census lists year of emigration as 1881. Farmer owns own farm in Walnut TWP.

1920 Patrick Jackman was living in this household. He immigrated in 1882 and was naturalized in 1897, Parents were both born in Germany

Emmetsburg Democrat, December 22, 1949

Funeral Held Here For Paul Schany, 82

Paul Schany, well known and well liked Emmetsburg man, died at his home here Tuesday morning at the age of 82. He had suffered from a heart condition for about 2 years but had been up and about much of that time until recent months when his condition began to fail and his death was not unexpected. Funeral services were held this Thursday morning at St. Thomas Catholic church with the Rev. C. E. Farrelly, pastor, officiating at the requiem mass. Burial was in St. John's cemetery with Martin Funeral home in charge. Pallbearers were four grandsons, William, Robert, John and Richard Schany and Francis and Richard Jackman and Bernard Marzen of Greene.

Mr. Schany, the son of Mr & Mrs. Matt Schany was born in Germany, coming to this country in his youth. In 1894 he was married to Miss Mary Ellen Jackman, member of a pioneer Palo Alto county family, and the couple established their home on a farm in Walnut township. They were married by the late Father John Kelly of Graettinger. Five children were born to them, two; a boy and a girl, preceding their parents in death. Mrs. Schany died the past year. Surviving are Mrs. Bernadette McClellan here and Leo Schany of near Graettinger, and a son John in California.

Twenty eight years ago, Mr. Schany retired from active farming and bought a comfortable home in Emmetsburg where he and his wife spent the remainder of their lives. For a number of years he was a familiar and popular resident of the community. He was quiet and unassuming, but enjoyed meeting his many old friends always ready to offer a cheerful word or do a kind deed for others. He and Mrs. Schany were unusually congenial in their long life together. Since Mrs. Schany's death, the daughter, Mrs. McClellan, has cared devotedly for her father, sacrificing much of her own time to be near him in his last illness. In addition to his children, Mr. Schany leaves a sister in Charles City. Another sister and brother preceded him in death.

Children of MARY JACKMAN and PAUL SCHANY are:

i. BERNADETTE4 SCHANY, b. 01/1897, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); m. MCCLELLAN.

More About BERNADETTE SCHANY:

Residence: 1948, San Francisco, California

77. ii. LEO SCHANY, b. 12/03/1898, Walnut Township,Iowa; d. 12/1971.

iii. MARY SCHANY, b. 06/07/1901, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 08/12/1904, Emmetsburg Iowa.

Notes for MARY SCHANY:

Emmetsburg Democrat, 17 Aug 1904:

She was ill for some time. Funeral at Graettinger. This is second loss for Mr. and Mrs. Schany in short time.

 

iv. MATHIAS SCHANY, b. 02/07/1902 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Schany,Mathias born 2-7-1902 in Walnut TownshipMother Mary E. Jackman,Father Paul Schany.).

78. v. JOHN G. SCHANY, b. 07/12/1906.

31. MARGARET3 JACKMAN (MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 02/28/1874 in Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.), and died 07/10/1933 in Dubuque, Iowa. She married PATRICK F CONLON 07/18/1899 in Graettinger,Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). He was born 04/1876 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).

Notes for MARGARET JACKMAN:

Dubuque Telegraph Herald, July 12, 1933

Mrs. Patrick F. Conlon

Mrs. Margaret Conlon, 592 Julien Avenue, died at a local hospital Tuesday afternoon at 3:20 o'clock after an illness of six months. Mrs. Conlon, whose maiden name was Jackman, was married to P. F. Conlon in Graettinger, Ia., July 17, 1899. The family lived at Emmetsburg until four years ago.

Mrs. Conlon is survived by her husband and one daughter, Gertrude of Dubuque, five sisters, Mrs. Paul Schany of Emmetsburg, Mrs. T. J. Kirby, Sioux City, Ia., Mrs. Robert Laughlin, Mason City, Mrs. Bid Kane, Estherville,Ia., Miss Alice Jackman, Millville, Minn., and three brothers, Joseph, Patrick Charles and Francis Jackman, Emmetsburg, Ia. She was a member of St. Raphael's Cathedral parish. She belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America and the League of the Sacred Heart in Emmetsburg and was also affiliated with the Royal Neighbors. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from the Strueber Funeral home to the Cathedral. Burial will be made in Mount Olivet cemetery.

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Emmetsburg Democrat, Thursday, July 13, 1933

Mrs. Conlon Passed Away At Dubuque

The Former Margaret Jackman of This City. Suffered Stroke of Paralysis

During the Early Spring Months. Funeral at Dubuque Today.

Word reached Emmetsburg Tuesday shortly after the supper hour that Mrs. Patrick Conlon had passed away at her home at Dubuque at 6:30 p.m. Some time during the early spring she received a stroke of paralysis, her right side being affected. However, she rallied and was able to visit relatives in this locality during the month of June. Shortly before July Fourth she returned to Dubuque. About a week ago she became seriously ill. Her sisters Mrs. Paul Schany of Emmetsburg and Mrs. Gene Kane of Estherville, went to that place Friday and were with her when death came. Her brothers, Patrick Charles, Joseph and Francis Jackman of this place, also visited her at Dubuque but they returned to Emmetsburg during the first of the week.

The funeral will be held at Dubuque this morning. Interment will also be made at that place. A number of close relatives in this vicinity will attend. Margaret Jackman, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Jackman, was born in Walnut township, this county about fifty-nine years ago. She was educated in the schools of this community. Over 26 years ago she was united in marriage to Patrick Conlon, also of this community. For some time they farmed in various parts of this county. Later they spent a few years at Huron and Sioux Falls, S.D. Upon returning to Emmetsburg seven or eight years ago, Mrs. Conlon entered the mercantile business in Emmetsburg, operating what was known as the Peggy Lee Shoppe. In 1928 she sold the establishment to Mrs. Zahrndt, its present owner, and she and her husband moved to Dubuque where they have since resided.

Besides her husband and an adopted daughter, Gertrude, she leaves three brothers and five sisters to mourn her loss. The brothers are Patrick Charles, Joseph and Francis Jackman, all of this city. The surviving sisters are Mrs. Paul Schany of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Gene Kane of Estherville, Mrs. Thomas J. Kirby of Sioux City, Mrs. Robert Laughlin of Mason City, and Miss Alice Jackman of Millville, Minnesota. A brother, John, was killed in an accident near Bancroft eleven years ago.

In the passing of Mrs. Conlon our community loses one of its highly esteemed most worthy ladies. Her exemplary life was dedicated to the best interests of her church and the welfare of her friends and neighbors. She was a loyal, affectionate wife and she proved herself worthy of the confidence and respect of all who knew her. Having been denied the privilege of motherhood, she showered her affection on her adopted daughter who will always remember her many acts of kindness. The Democrat joins with many friends in extending sincere sympathy to the surviving relatives in their great loss.

 

Notes for PATRICK F CONLON:

Emmetsburg Democrat, May 19, 1899

Conlon - Jackman

Mr. P. F. Conlon and Miss Maggie Jackman were married at the Graettinger Catholic church yesterday, Rev. J. Kelly officiating. Mr. Michael Conlon, brother of the groom, was best man, and Miss Katie B. Brennan attended the bride.

After the nuptial ceremony was over the happy couple repaired to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Jackman, where a grand wedding feast and the usual festivities were enjoyed by several hundred invited guests, as both families are popular and have large circles of relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Conlon will at once commence housekeeping in one of T. J. Duffy's residences in the fourth ward. Mr. Conlon is a son of Thomas Conlon, of Great Oak. He has been engaged in the flour and feed business in this city for some time and enjoys a good patronage. He is an affable, energetic and exemplary young man. The bride is a pleasant and respected young lady, and enjoys the warm regard of her friends and associates. She has lived in this city for several years and is widely and favorably known.

May health, wealth and happiness bless the bridal pair on their onward journey

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1900 census farmer in Emmetsburg TWP, renting farm. Married 0 years.

 

Child of MARGARET JACKMAN and PATRICK CONLON is:

i. GERTRUDE4 CONLON, b. Aft. 1900.

32. KATHERINE3 JACKMAN (MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 01/19/1877 in Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.), and died 04/1970 in Cedar Lake, Iowa. She married ROBERT LAUGHLIN 10/02/1905 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Newspaper-Emmetsburg Democrat 4 Oct 1905, At Assumption Church by Rev. McNerney, pastor of St. Thomas. Attendants: Joseph Laughlin and Miss Anna Jackman. Reception breakfast at ther parent's home. They will live in Emmetsburg. The groom's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin, and the bride's father, P.R. Jackman, were members of the original Irish Colony of Palo Alto Co.), son of JOHN LAUGHLIN and BRIDGET MCCABE. He was born 03/21/1879 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, and died 09/1962 in Mason City, Iowa.

Notes for KATHERINE JACKMAN:

Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. birth records at time of birth of Margaret Alice

Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday October 12, 1904

 

Miss Kate Jackman will leave for Minneapolis this week to join the winning contestants in the Daily Tribune contest on a trip to St. Louis to attend the Louisiana Purchase exposition. She will be accompanied by Miss Mary Laughlin. They will take a steamer from St. Paul to St. Louis and will have a most delightful trip. The Tribune people will spare no effort to make the journey one long to remember.

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The Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, October 4, 1905

Were Married Monday

Mr. Robert Laughlin and Miss Katherine Agnes Jackman

Monday morning at 7 o'clock, at Assumption church, occurred the marriage of Mr. Robert Laughlin and Miss Katherine Agnes Jackman, two of the best known young people in Palo Alto county. Rev. M. McNerney, pastor of St. Thomas church, officiated, as the bride and groom have lived on the north side for many years and are to be among his future parishioners. Mr. Joseph Laughlin attended the groom and Miss Anna Jackman was a bridesmaid. The bride was gowned in cream white Eoelinne over white silk and wore a large picture hat. She a carried a white prayer book. The bridesmaid wore cream white chiffon voile and a white picture hat. The groom was attired in conventional black as was also the groomsman. The ceremonies were simple. There was an ordinary nuptial mass. Miss Mary Laughlin presided at the organ. Master William Kerwick played a violin accompaniment. Mendelssohn's beautiful wedding march was rendered as the bridal party entered the church and walked up the aisle. A large number of relatives and friends were present to witness the ceremonies. Soon after the brief rights were ended, the contracting parties were driven to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Jackman, of Walnut township, where the wedding breakfast was served.

Only Father McNerney and immediate relatives of the bride and groom were in attendance, though these are quite numerous. Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin left on the south-bound Rock Island passenger train for Minneapolis where they will spend a few days. During their brief stay of two hours at Livermore they were the guests of Rev. M.J. Costello, who is an intimate friend of both families.

The bride and groom were the recipients of a large number of beautiful presents consisting of cut glassware, silverware, and other highly prized, useful articles. Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin will be "at home" in this city after November 15.

These most excellent young people represent two of the oldest, best known families in the county. The groom's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Laughlin, and the bride's father, P. R. Jackman, were members of the original Irish colony that settled but a few miles northwest of the city. The bride taught school for several terms, after which she accepted the position of saleslady in the mercantile establishment of Smith and Benda, continuing in the employ of Mr. Benda after the firm dissolved. She is prepossessing, judicious, cheerful, and deserves well the high regard entertained for her by the many who have known her for so long in a business way as well as social affairs. The groom is a model young man and of most pleasing personality. He graduated from St. Mary Academy several years ago and soon after accepted a position in the First National Bank of this city. He proved his ability and worthiness and was soon after chosen assistant cashier. He has twice been chosen school treasurer - which position he has filled with credit to himself and to the district. He is today recognized, not only as one of the popular young men of Emmetsburg, but also as one of our most substantial citizens.

The Democrat extends hearty greetings to the newly wedded couple and trusts that their future may be as happy as their anticipations are hopeful.

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April 1970

Mrs. Robert Laughlin Service Set

Funeral Mass for Mrs. Robert (Katherine) Laughlin, 93, formerly of 404 N. Adams, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Mrs. Laughlin died Sunday at a Cedar Lake nursing home.

She was born Jan. 19, 1877, in Emmetsburg, the daughter of Patrick and Margaret (Brennan) Jackman. She married Robert Laughlin Oct. 2, 1905, in Emmetsburg. They came to Mason City in 1929. He was an accountant for S & R Chevrolet Co. Mrs. Laughlin was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. The Right Rev. Msgr. A. J. Breen, pastor of Holy Family Church, will celebrate the Mass. Parish rosary is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday at the Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in the St. Joseph section of Elmwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Keith Rozen, Robert L. Rozen, Joe Brennan, Keith Sanborn, Roger Pedelty and William Taylor Jr. Ushers at the church will be Charles Elder and Ralph McCarron. Mrs. Laughlin is survived by four sons, John, Mason City; Robert, Los Angeles, Calif.; Pat, Webster City, and Jerry, Des Moines; three daughters, Mrs. John (Margaret) Morgan, Austin, Minn., Mrs. Frances Amos, Clear Lake, and Mrs. Richard (Virginia) Scott, Clear Lake; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, and 15 brothers and sisters.

Notes for ROBERT LAUGHLIN:

Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth Records at time of birth of Margaret Alice.

Living in Emmetsburg,2nd ward in 1913 (from Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3)

Emmetsburg Reporter, Sept. 11, 1962

Robert Laughlin, Former Resident, Dies In Mason City

The following obituary was taken from the Mason City Globe Gazette and will be of interest to many Emmetsburg residents:

Requiem high Mass will be celebrated for Robert Laughlin, 83, prominent Mason City business man, at 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. J. Breen will be celebrant of the Mass. Mr. Laughlin, who died Wednesday in a Mason City hospital, was vice president of the S. & R. Chevrolet Co., Inc., and vice president of the R. & L. Realty Co. He had lived in Mason City 33 years and made his home at 404 Adams NW.

He was born March 21, 1879, at Emmetsburg, son of John and Bridget (McCabe) Laughlin. He was graduated from St. Mary's Academy of Emmetsburg and then worked as cashier of the First National Bank of Emmetsburg until he moved to Mason City in 1929. Oct. 2, 1905, he was married to Katherine A. Jackman of Emmetsburg at the Assumption Catholic church in Emmetsburg.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, John Laughlin, Mason City; Robert Laughlin, Jr., San Francisco; Patrick J. Laughlin, Webster City, and Thomas J. Laughlin, Sioux City; four daughters, Mrs. H. A. (Cassie) Essley, Providence R.I.; Mrs. John L. (Margaret) Morgan, Austin, Minn.; Mrs. Richard (Virginia) Scott, Clear Lake, and Mrs. Frances Amos, Mason City, 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild. A brother, Maurice T. Laughlin, Des Moines, and two sisters, Rene Hughes, Cresco, and Claudia Laughlin, Denver, Colo., also survive. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Laughlin was a member of Holy Family Catholic church and of the Holy Name Society of the church. Ushers will be Harold O'Brien, Francis Rozen and M. L. Mason. Pallbearers will be Keith Rozen, Lloyd Rozen, D. J Gillard, Virgil Allen, Joe Brennan and Keith Sanborn.

Burial will be in Elmwood St. Joseph's cemetery. The parish Rosary was scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hogan-McKee Colonial chapel. The family preferred memorials to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Holy Family church.

More About ROBERT LAUGHLIN:

Fact 1: banker

Occupation: Accountant S & R Chevrolet/Mason City, Iowa

Residence: 1905, Mason City, Iowa

 

Children of KATHERINE JACKMAN and ROBERT LAUGHLIN are:

i. JOHN4 LAUGHLIN, b. Abt. 1908, Iowa.

More About JOHN LAUGHLIN:

Residence: 1970, Mason City, Iowa

ii. MARGARET ALICE LAUGHLIN, b. 01/03/1913, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Laughlin,Margaret Alice born 1-3-1913 in Emmetsburg, IowaFather Robert Laughlin age 34 bron in Emmetsburg,bankerMother Katherine Jackman age 36 born in Emmetsburg4 children born,4 living.); m. JOHN MORGAN.

More About JOHN MORGAN:

Residence: 1970, Austin, Minnesota

iii. MARY K LAUGHLIN, b. Abt. 1907, Iowa.

iv. ROBERT J LAUGHLIN, b. Abt. 1911, Iowa.

More About ROBERT J LAUGHLIN:

Residence: 1920, Mason City, Iowa (Source: 1920 Census.)

v. FRANCIS G LAUGHLIN, b. Abt. 1916, Iowa.

vi. VIRGINIA J LAUGHLIN, b. Abt. 1917, Iowa; m. RICHARD SCOTT.

More About RICHARD SCOTT:

Residence: 1970, Clear Lake, Iowa

vii. JAMES P LAUGHLIN, b. Abt. 1918, Iowa.

33. ANN3 JACKMAN (MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 07/13/1883 in Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Baptismal Records.), and died 10/14/1942 in Sioux City, Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). She married THOMAS KIRBY 10/11/1911 in Graettinger,Iowa, son of THOMAS KIRBY. He was born 12/01/1880 in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.), and died 03/28/1956 in Sioux City, Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for ANN JACKMAN:

Thursday Reporter of Palo Alto County, Oct. 22, 1942

KIRBY DEATH WIDELY FELT IN PALO ALTO

Funeral here Saturday for daughter of pioneer parents.

Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Kirby, 59, of Sioux City, former well-known Emmetsburg resident,were held in the Assumption church here Saturday morning. The very Rev. Wm. Mason offered a requiem high mass. Pallbearers were Ed Thompson, Bert Montgomery, Leo Shea and Charles Spies of Emmetsburg, George A. Freeman of Cylinder and Vesta O'Connor of Graettinger. The J. J. Martin and Son Funeral home was in charge. Anna Jackman was born July 13, 1883, in Walnut township, the daughter of Patrick and Margaret Brennan Jackman, Palo Alto county pioneers. She received her education in St. Mary's academy here and developed into one of this community's finest young women. On October 11, 1911, she was united in marriage with Tom Kirby. About 25 years ago they moved to Sioux City where Mr. Kirby became connected with the Lee Livestock company, and advanced to the presidency of the firm.

Surviving are the widower and one daughter Peggy, a student at St. Mary's, Notre Dame,and the following brothers and sisters: P.C. and Francis Jackman, Mrs. Paul Schaney and Mrs. Bid Kane, all of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Robert Laughlin of Mason City and Miss Alice Jackman of Brownsville, Minn. Mrs. Kirby suffered more than a year with an incurable ailment, throughout which great patience reflected her strong Christian character. The esteem in which she was held in Sioux City was reflected in the fact that a large motor truck was necessary to transport the many floral tributes to Emmetsburg.Of her, the Sioux City Journal-Tribune states: Mrs. Kirby was a member of the Blessed Sacrament church here, and an ardent church worker. She belonged to the confraternity and the St. Therese Study club. She was a real homemaker, well posted on current affairs and admired by a host of friends for many fine qualites. The news of Mrs. Kirby's death brought forth numerous expressions of sorrow in Palo Alto county, and large crowds attended the death vigil and the funeral services here. A very strong bond of companionship between her and her husband has been broken. He and the other surviving relatives have profound and widespread sympathy in this community.

 

More About ANN JACKMAN:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa

Residence: 1927, Sioux City, Iowa

Notes for THOMAS KIRBY:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

6 May 1908

 

In this issue Thomas KIRBY, Sr., of this city, announces himself as a candidate for supervisor in the Second district. Mr. KIRBY held the position one term and was a capable, painstaking, trustworthy officer. His past record is ample guarantee of faithful and efficient service in the future, should he be nominated and elected. Emmetsburg has no better citizen than Mr. KIRBY.

More About THOMAS KIRBY:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa

Occupation: President Lee Livestock Co.

Marriage Notes for ANN JACKMAN and THOMAS KIRBY:

Emmetsburg Demcorat, 11 October 1911

MARRIED THIS MORNING

Mr. Thomas J. Kirby and Miss Anna Jackman.

Mr. Thomas J. Kirby and Miss Anna Jackman were united in marriage at the Catholic church at Graettinger this morning, Rev. J. Kelly officiating. Miss Alice Jackman was bridesmaid and Mr. P. H. Kirby was best man. A large number of invited friends and relatives were in attendance to witness the ceremony. The wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's father, Mr. P. R. Jackman. Only the immediate relatives of the bride and groom were present. Mr. and Mrs. Kirby left during the afternoon for the Twin Cities. From there they will take an extended trip through western Canada. They will visit Winnipeg, Regina, Moose Jaw, Calgary, several of the mountain resorts and Vancouver. They will return by way of Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Omaha. They will be absent about six weeks. On their return to Emmetsburg they will commence housekeeping in the Wm. Shea residence, where they will be at home to their many friends.

The contracting parties are members of two of the pioneer families of our county. The bride is a daughter of Mr. P. R. Jackman, who came to Palo Alto with the first Irish colony. She is a most prepossessing lady and holds well deserved rank among the most esteemed young women of our community. Her acquaintances are her friends. All who know her will be pleased to know that she is to become a resident of Emmetsburg. Mr. Kirby is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kirby, who have been identified with our county's growth since its early history. He is a young man of thrift, reliability, and integrity. No Emmetsburg gentleman more richly deserves the high regard in which his is held than does Mr. Kirby. The Democrat unites with a wide circle of relatives and friends in wishing the happy couple health and happiness.

 

Child of ANN JACKMAN and THOMAS KIRBY is:

i. BABY4 KIRBY.

Notes for BABY KIRBY:

Headstone in St. John's Cemetery -"son of T.J. and Anna Kirby".

More About BABY KIRBY:

Residence: 10/1942, Notre Dame, Indiana.

34. FRANCIS JOSEPH3 JACKMAN (MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 06/03/1886 in Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Reported 11-13-1956Sources:Newspaper item 1919, Assessors old age pension-1935,Driver's License.), and died 05/15/1968 in Cherokee, Iowa. He married EVA CECILE MURPHY 01/19/1915 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, daughter of DANIEL MURPHY and ELLEN DONAHUE. She was born 07/22/1893 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Register of Births, No 1.), and died 11/13/1930 in Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co ,Iowa.

Notes for FRANCIS JOSEPH JACKMAN:

Emmetsburg Reporter, Tuesday, May 21, 1968

Francis Jackman Dies at 81; Long Time Resident

 

Funeral services for Francis Jackman, 81, lifetime Emmetsburg resident, were held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Assumption Catholic Church with burial in St. John's Cemetery. Msgr. W. F. Mason officiated. The Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were John Haywood, Leo Joynt, John Nolan, John Higley, Joe Murphy and William Schany. Mr. Jackman, a retired farmer, died at the Gregg Nursing Home in Cherokee where he had resided for the past three years. He was born in Palo Alto county on June 3, 1886 the son of P. R. and Margaret Brennan Jackman. On January 19, 1915 he was united in marriage to Eva Murphy in Emmetsburg. Survivors include two sons, John, New Orleans, La., and Richard of Phildelphia, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Burns (Mary) of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Henry Frailey (Peggy) of Elmira, N.Y., and Mrs. James Peters (Jean) of Monona, Ia.; also 35 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Robert Laughlin of Mason City. His wife and one son preceded him in death. Mr. Jackman was a member of the Knight's of Columbus which attended the Rosary and funeral in a group. Mr. Jackman was a member of an early day family in Palo Alto county and had a wide acquaintance and many friends. He was good company and friends enjoyed being with him. He was devoted to his children and took a great interest in their activities. Until ill health of the past year, he kept active and was always happy to meet and greet his friends throughout the county.

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Notes for EVA CECILE MURPHY:

#144 Date of Return: July 22, 1893

Name of Child: ___________ Murphy

Sex: Fem.

No. of Child of the mother: 1st Race/Color: White

Date of Birth & Place: 9:30 PM - July 22, 1893 - Emmetsburg twp

Nationality of father: (blank) Place of Birth: Iowa

Nationality of mother: (blank) Place of Birth: Illinois

Mother's full name & Residence: Ellen Donahue - Emmetsburg twp.

Father's full name & occupation: Dan Murphy - Farmer

Medical Attendant: H.A. Powers, Emmetsburg

Returned by: H. A. Powers

Above taken from Register of Births, No. 1

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa

27 Jan 1913

Mrs. Daniel MURPHY and daughter, Eva, of Emmetsburg township, returned from Chicago a few days ago where they had been visiting relatives for about three weeks.

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1930

Young Mother Passes Beyond Thursday

 

One of the saddest deaths we have been called upon to chronicle is that of Mrs. Francis Jackman, which occurred about 2 a.m. Thursday, November 13. Here a young wife and mother was called from earthly scenes, leaving a heartbroken husband and six children - all young and dependent upon a mother's care and guidance. Death came at the birth of a baby boy who did not survive his mother. Seldom is anything sadder than was this mother lying in the casket grasping the hand of the infant son, who lay beside her, and for whom she had sacrificed her life. Yet, sad as this was, there was something so beautiful about it that eternal hope was enlivened within the heart and soul of everyone who gazed upon them. Funeral services were held at St. Thomas church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery. The pallbearers were Len Sherlock, Joe Sherlock, Joe Donahue, Adolph Spies, Bud Phelan, and Gene Kane. Miss Eva Murphy, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Murphy of Emmetsburg township, was born on July 23, 1894. She grew up in this vicinity, graduated from St. Mary's Academy, and taught school successfully for several years. She united in marriage with Francis Jackman on January 19, 1915. This ceremony took place in the Assumption Church in this city. They located on a farm in Walnut township. A beautiful new home was built - one of the finest farm homes in this county. This with excellent barns and outbuildings of every sort needed on the farm was an opening to a happy and prosperous life. As years went on they were as prosperous as was possible for farmers to be under existing conditions and their home was one of the happiest that could be found. This husband and wife were loving and companionable. They worked and planned together, sharing each other's sorrows and joys, and in all good time they were additionally blessed by a family of beautiful, bright children. Six of these, three boys and three girls, survived their mother. The girls are Jean 12, Mary 8, Margaret 5. The boys are Robert 10, John 3, and little Dick, who is only 18 months old. Mrs. Jackman was a loveable woman. Her manner was mild, gentle and most attractive. She had a cheerful disposition, and was kind and pleasant to everyone. She was a wonderful mother, never failing in the least to do her full duty as such. Her husband never found her wanting. She was a good housekeeper and loved to make her home an ideally happy one. Her death calls us all again to wonder why a Divine Providence should permit a husband and little children to be thus bereaved. Her own life imbued with a lively faith and animated with Christian faith would bid her loved ones to submit and say "Thy Will Be Done". God knows best and never forsakes His children. Time may not tell why, but eternity will bring the answer, and all will be compensated. Besides the husband and six little children, Mrs. Jackman is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Murphy, and four brothers, Gene, Earl, Morris and Francis Donahue. To them the Tribune extends sincere sympathy and trusts that time will soon soothe their sorrow.

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More About EVA CECILE MURPHY:

Burial: 11/15/1930, St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa

Marriage Notes for FRANCIS JACKMAN and EVA MURPHY:

Emmetsburg Democrat, 20 January 1915

MARRIED TUESDAY

Mr. Francis Jackman and Miss Eva Cecilia Murphy

Mr. Francis Jackman and Miss Eva Cecilia Murphy were united in marriage at the Assumption church Tuesday morning at six o'clock, Very Rev. P. F. Farrelly officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Alice Jackman and the groom by Mr. Eugene Murphy. Immediately after the marriage the happy couple repaired to the home of the bride's parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Daniel Murphy, of Emmetsburg township where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served. A large number of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were in attendance. The bride and groom were the recipients of many beautiful and valuable presents. They left during the day for Sioux City where they will spend some time with relatives. On their return they will commence housekeeping on the groom's farm in Walnut township. The bride is one of our county's most widely esteemed young ladies. Her parents are among the substantial residents of Emmetsburg township and they gave her good opportunities. She attended St. Mary's Academy for several years graduating with honors in the class of 1910. Since that time she has taught school and she has proven herself a very successful worker in the school room. Her friends and social companions will be pleased to learn that she is to remain permanently in this vicinity. The groom is the youngest son of Patrick R. Jackman of Walnut township. He is a young man of thrift, tact and most exemplary habits. He is substantial, has numerous and devoted friends and will win his way to success in the neighborhood in which he resides. The Democrat extends hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jackman.

 

Children of FRANCIS JACKMAN and EVA MURPHY are:

79. i. JEAN ELLEN4 JACKMAN, b. 12/07/1917, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 03/18/1972, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

80. ii. ROBERT FRANCIS JACKMAN, b. 03/12/1920, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. 10/17/1967, Littleton, Colorado.

81. iii. MARY PATRICIA JACKMAN, b. 07/09/1923, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. 03/16/1970, Denver, Colorado.

82. iv. MARGARET ALICE JACKMAN, b. 05/19/1925, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

83. v. JOHN DANIEL JACKMAN, b. 06/19/1927, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

84. vi. RICHARD JACKMAN, b. 04/28/1929.

vii. BABY JACKMAN, b. 11/13/1930; d. 11/13/1930.

35. LAWRENCE DANIEL3 BRENNAN (EDWARD2, JAMES1) was born 09/28/1898 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Ammended record filed 9-4-1956Sources used in ammendment: marriage record book 13 page 2120Assessors list 1935 Old age pension tax-Great Oak.). He married (1) LORETTA MURPHY. He married (2) MARGARET MCVOY.

 

Child of LAWRENCE BRENNAN and LORETTA MURPHY is:

i. MARY HELEN4 BRENNAN, m. CLEM KOLLASCH.

 

Children of LAWRENCE BRENNAN and MARGARET MCVOY are:

ii. LARRY4 BRENNAN.

iii. MICHELLE BRENNAN.

36. CATHERINE3 BRENNAN (MARTIN F2, JAMES1) was born 10/1877 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). She married WILLIAM HUGHES.

Notes for CATHERINE BRENNAN:

Age 22 and still at home on 1900 census

Married and living in Havre, MT at time of mother's death in 1934

From E'burg Democrat, 22 June 1908.

Mrs. Wm Hughes, of Osakis, Minnesota, has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Brennan and other relatives in this city for several days.

More About CATHERINE BRENNAN:

Residence: 06/1908, Osakis, Minnesota (Source: E'burg Democrat, 22 June 1908.)

 

Children of CATHERINE BRENNAN and WILLIAM HUGHES are:

i. VALERIAN4 HUGHES.

ii. MARVIN HUGHES.

iii. DARRELL HUGHES.

iv. DAVID HUGHES.

v. WILLIAM HUGHES.

vi. GERTRUDE HUGHES.

vii. MARY HUGHES.

viii. JOSEPHINE HUGHES.

ix. CATHERINE HUGHES.

37. JAMES F3 BRENNAN (MARTIN F2, JAMES1) was born 01/1879 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). He married LIZZIE FARRELL 09/14/1904 in California.

Notes for JAMES F BRENNAN:

1900 census farm laborer living at home with parents

Emmetsburg Democrat 5 Oct 1904: Martin F. Brennan's son, James F., married Miss Lizzie Farrell in California. He has been attending Stanford.

Emmetsburg Democrat, 2 May 1906:

M.F. Brennan received word from his son, James F., who has been attending Stanford University, that he had lost all in the San francisco disaster-about $2500 worth of property. He had graduated from the law department two weeks before the earthquake and had located in San francisco. Mrs. Brennan was in a hotel on the sixth floor and barely escaped with her life. Soon after the wreckage, the building was destroyed by fire. Mr. Brennan was in Palo Alto on business and immediately went to San Francisco to find his wife. They are now in San Jose where her parents reside.

Emmetsburg Democrat 10 Apr 1907: a new baby girl is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Brennan of San Francisco.

Emmetsburg Democrat 16 Dec 1908:

We regret to learn that Mr. and Mrs. James E Brennan, of San Francsco, lost their infant daughter a week ago Friday. This is sad news to their Emmetsburg friends.

Emmetsburg Democrat 1 Dec 1919:

J.F. BRENNAN in Luck

J.F. BRENNAN, son of M.F. BRENNAN, of this city, has been appointed assistant prosecuting attorney of San Francisco. He was on the stump for the Labor Union party for six months and we are gald to note that he is to be well rewarded for his services. He will receive a salary of $4,000 per year. The Democrat congratulates him on his success. He attended our local schools a few years ago.

At time of mother's death in 1934 he was a lawyer in San Francisco

More About JAMES F BRENNAN:

Fact 1: lawyer

 

Child of JAMES BRENNAN and LIZZIE FARRELL is:

i. DAUGHTER4 BRENNAN, b. 04/10/1907; d. 12/1908, San Francisco, California.

38. ANNA B3 BRENNAN (MARTIN F2, JAMES1) was born 11/1884 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). She married MIKE NIEBAUER.

Notes for ANNA B BRENNAN:

At time of mother's death in 1934 married and living in Emmetsburg

 

Children of ANNA BRENNAN and MIKE NIEBAUER are:

i. TOM4 NIEBAUER, m. MARJORIE MILEHAM.

ii. DOROTHY NIEBAUER, m. PAUL GEREKE.

39. MARTIN J3 BRENNAN (MARTIN F2, JAMES1) was born 10/1886 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 06/01/1970. He married KATHERINE KILLORIN 08/31/1914 in St Patrick's, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She was born 12/03/1889, and died 07/31/1979.

Notes for MARTIN J BRENNAN:

At time of mother's death he was lawyer in Milwaukee.

Emmetsburg Democrat 21 Oct 1908:

M.J. Brennan is playing with the Creighton College football team this fall. The boys recently tied Morningside in a game and defeated Grinnell Saturday.

E'burg Democrat 23 June 1909:

We understand that Martin J. Brennan has become one of the best all around athletes in Omaha. He has been taking instructions in wrestling from farmer Burns. He is a splendid young man and we are glad to learn of his success. He has been attending Creighton College, but has secured a good position in a large department store during vacation.

E'burg Democrat 1 Sep 1909:

Martin J Brennan has decided to attend Notre Dame University at South Bend, Indiana, during the coming year, having been given a substantial inducement to do so by the president of that institution, Father Cavanaugh. Martin has quite a reputation as an athlete and the best institutions want him. Besides, he is a diligent student and a most exemplary young man. He is going to an excellent institution.

Attend the wrestling match at the Armory tomorrow evening between Leo Vanice, of Minneapolis, and Martin J. Brennan, of Emmetsburg. Mr. Vanice says he can throw Mr. Brennan twice in 40 minutes. Mr. Brennan says he can't. The match will be well worth attending.

E'burg Democrat 1 Dec 1909:

Proud of Our Emmetsburg Boys

Thanksgiving the Notre Dame football team played a 6 to 0 game with the Marquette team of Milwaukee. Notre Dame recently defeated Michigan, which won from all the other western university teams. It is an honor for Emmetsburg to have a home young man, M.J. BRENNAN, a member of the Notre Dame eleven. Our boys have made a great record on the gridiron this year. Hurrah for Emmetsburg!

 

 

More About MARTIN J BRENNAN:

Fact 1: lawyer

Marriage Notes for MARTIN BRENNAN and KATHERINE KILLORIN:

From the Emmetsburg [Iowa] Democrat, Wednesday, Sept 2, 1914:

Mr. Martin Brennan and Miss Marie Katherine Killorin

Mr. Martin J Brennan and Miss Marie Katherine Killorin were united in marriage at Eau Claire Wisconsin Monday, August 31. Further particulars have not been learned but we are informed that Mr. and Mrs. Brennan will make their future home at Milwaukee, Wisconsin where the groom has for some time been engaged in the practice of law.

The bride is, we understand, one of the popular and deserving young ladies of Eau Claire and she has many warm friends and well wishers. The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Brennan of this city. He grew to manhood in this vicinity. After taking a course in the Emmetsburg high school, he attended Creighton university at Omaha where he remained for a year. Later he was a student at Notre Dame university at South Bend, Indiana. Finally, he entered Marquette College at Milwaukee, Wisconsin graduating from the law course a couple of years ago. Soon after receiving his diploma he opened an office in that city and he has since enjoyed a very satisfactory practice. While a student in college Mr. Brennan won an enviable reputation in a number of states as a football player. He is a genial, industrious, manly gentleman and will doubtless, before many years, win high rank in his chosen profession. His many relatives and friends in the county extend hearty congratulations and wish him and Mrs. Brennan health and happiness.

 

Children of MARTIN BRENNAN and KATHERINE KILLORIN are:

85. i. JOSEPH4 BRENNAN, b. 08/09/1915.

ii. LAWRENCE BRENNAN, b. 1917; d. 1921.

iii. WILLIAM BRENNAN, b. 05/14/1920.

More About WILLIAM BRENNAN:

Ordination: 06/14/1951, Priest

iv. KATHLEEN BRENNAN, b. 03/02/1923.

86. v. JAMES BRENNAN, b. 02/01/1928.

87. vi. TERENCE BRENNAN, b. 06/11/1928.

88. vii. EILEEN BRENNAN, b. 12/01/1930.

40. ALICE ROSE3 BRENNAN (MARTIN F2, JAMES1) was born 11/1888 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). She married THOMAS PATRICK CURRANS Abt. 06/03/1914 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, son of JAMES CURRANS. He was born Abt. 1885 in Ruthven,Iowa.

Notes for ALICE ROSE BRENNAN:

Age estimated from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth Records at time of birth of Martin Thomas

At time of mother's death in 1934 she was married and living in Emmetsburg.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

2 Dec 1914

Mr.and Mrs. Thos. CURRANS of Ruthven were Thanksgiving guests at the home of

Mrs. CURRANS parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. BRENNAN, of this place.

 

 

Notes for THOMAS PATRICK CURRANS:

Age estimated from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth Records at time of birth of Martin Thomas Currans

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

2 Dec 1914

Mr.and Mrs. Thos. CURRANS of Ruthven were Thanksgiving guests at the home of Mrs. CURRANS parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. BRENNAN, of this place.

 

More About THOMAS PATRICK CURRANS:

Fact 1: merchant

Marriage Notes for ALICE BRENNAN and THOMAS CURRANS:

From the Emmetsburg [IA] Democrat, 3 June 1914:

Married Monday Morning

Mr. Thomas P. Currans of Ruthven and Miss Alice Brennan of Emmetsburg

Mr. Thomas P. Currans and Miss Alice R. Brennan were united in marriage at the Assumption church in this city Monday morning at 7 o'clock, Very Rev. P.F. Farrelly officiating. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Anna Brennan, and the groom by his friend, Mr. Daniel Doyle. Only a few relatives were in attendance. The wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Brennan [Martin F Brennan and Anna V Breen]. Mr. and Mrs. Currans left during the day for the Twin Cities. From there they intend going to Reedsburg, Wisconsin, to spend a short time with relatives. They will also visit the bride's brother, Attorney M.J. Brennan, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to Emmetsburg. They soon will commence housekeeping at Ruthven [IA] where they will make their home.

The bride grew to womanhood in this locality. For a long time she was employed in the local telephone exchange and of late years she had charge of the office. She proved herself capable, thoughtful, and obliging and while in this position made hundreds of friends who will always feel grateful to her for her many acts of attention, courtesy and kindness. She is a bright, prudent and popular young lady and she will soon win her way to the front in the social and religious circles of our sister town. The groom is a son of Mrs. James Currans, who is among the pioneer ladies of the western part of the country. He is a young mn of industry and most exemplary habits. To know him is to respect him for his many admirable qualities. He is at present engaged in the hardware business at Ruthven and enjoys a substantial and profitable patronage. The Democrat joins the many well wishers of the happy couple in extending hearty congratulations.

 

Children of ALICE BRENNAN and THOMAS CURRANS are:

i. DONALD4 CURRANS, m. MILDRED HETLAND.

ii. MARTIN THOMAS CURRANS, b. 08/21/1917, Ruthven,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2, Currans,Martin Thomas born 8-21-17 in Ruthven,IowaFather Thomas Patrick Currans age 32 born in Ruthven,Iowa merchantMother Alice Rose Brennan age 29 born in Emmetsburg,Iowa? children born-2 livi.).

41. JOSEPHINE MARIE3 SHERLOCK (ELLEN2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 02/15/1888 in Ayrshire,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Sherlock,Josephine Marie born 2-15-1888 in Ayrshire,Great Oak TWPParents Ellen Brennan and Daniel Sherlock.), and died 1969 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). She married WILLIAM FRANCIS EGAN. He was born 1886, and died 1983 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for JOSEPHINE MARIE SHERLOCK:

Birth year estimated from age given in Palo Alto Co. birth records at time of birth of son Joseph Emmet

Notes for WILLIAM FRANCIS EGAN:

In info given me by Marie Klaffke, Egan was the surname spelling. All birth records spell the surname Eagan.

From Iowa's Official Register 1915-1916:

Auditor W.F. Eagan, Emmetsburg, Republican

More About WILLIAM FRANCIS EGAN:

Fact 1: auditor

 

Children of JOSEPHINE SHERLOCK and WILLIAM EGAN are:

i. RUSSEL4 EGAN.

ii. ROBERT JOSEPH EGAN, b. 01/26/1915 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4.).

iii. JOSEPH EMMET EGAN, b. 11/06/1916, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Egan,Joseph Emmet born 11-6-1916 in Emmetsburg,IowaFather Wm. F. Egan born Palo Alto Co., auditorMother Josephine M. Sherlock,born Palo Alto Co, age 28.); d. 02/19/1967 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for JOSEPH EMMET EGAN:

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iv. RUTH MARIE EGAN, b. 01/16/1920 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Reported 3-11-21Source was baptismal certificate. Baptismal sponsors listed as Patrick Sherlock and Hella Lynch.).

v. WILLIAM FRANCIS EGAN, b. 12/10/1924 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Reported 3-22-1960. It says "see files.").

vi. JACK EGAN.

vii. CLEMENT DANIEL EGAN, b. 11/12/1932 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4.).

42. MARIE3 SHERLOCK (ELLEN2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 10/1892 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). She married JOE BIRD.

 

Child of MARIE SHERLOCK and JOE BIRD is:

i. PATRICIA4 BIRD.

43. HENRIETTE3 SHERLOCK (ELLEN2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 11/1899 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). She married ALBERT LEE HARVEY.

 

Children of HENRIETTE SHERLOCK and ALBERT HARVEY are:

i. DOROTHY4 HARVEY, m. BERNARD CARPENTER.

ii. WILLIAM HARVEY.

iii. JAMES D HARVEY, m. JANET KIFFIE.

iv. RICHARD HARVEY.

v. KENNETH HARVEY.

44. NORA GERTRUDE3 LEAHY (CECELIA2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 10/11/1887 in Great Oak Township,Iowa, and died 02/1955 in Emmetsburg Iowa. She married JOHN FRANCIS FINN 11/22/1916 in Emmetsburg Iowa, son of DAVID FINN and HONORA JOYNT. He was born 06/15/1870 in Iowa, and died 1963 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for NORA GERTRUDE LEAHY:

Year of birth estimated from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth records at time of birth of John Francis

 

Thursday, Feb. 10, 1955

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Finn

Many friends and relatives attended last rites for Mrs. John Finn, Sr., 67, at St. Thomas church Friday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. C.E. Farrelly officiated. Burial was in St. John’s cemetery with Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Serving as active pallbearers were Earl Joynt, Leo Joynt, Francis Brennan, John Kehr, Joe Molloy, all of Emmetsburg, and Charles Stewart of Ruthven. Honorary pallbearers were D.W. Joynt, Bert Ryan, Oscar Decker, Henry Miller, L.D. Brennan, and M.W. Brennan.

Mrs. Finn, the former Nora Leahy, daughter of Cecelia and Patrick Leahy, was born on a farm south of Emmetsburg, Oct. 11, 1887.

She was married to John Finn at St. Thomas church in Emmetsburg Nov. 22, 1916. The late Rev. M. McNerney officiated. Seven children were born to them . A son James died in infancy in 1923. Joseph was killed in a plane crash Jan. 26, 1944, in Australia during World War II and Pat was killed aboard the carrier Franklin, March, 19, 1945, at Kyushu Bay, Japan.

Mrs. Finn, a "double" gold star mother, lived in this community her entire life. She resided with her parents on their farm near Emmetsburg until her marriage. The couple farmed the Leahy homestead northwest of Emmetsburg for many years. They retired from the farm in 1944 and moved to Emmetsburg where they had since made their home.

Mrs. Finn was a member of the V.F.W. and Legion auxiliary. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Members of the three organizations attended the funeral in a group At the graveside rites, Mrs. Francis Schott of Cylinder, president of the V.F.W. auxiliary, read a tribute to Mrs. Finn.

Mrs. Finn’s death was sudden and unexpected, although she had suffered with a heart condition for some time.

Of an uncomplaining nature, she suffered a tragic blow when two sons were killed during the war. On the death of her sister, Mrs. Henry Miller, she took the Millers’ four small children into her home and gave them a mother’s care, always solicitious for their welfare. She showed them every consideration given her own family. He life was one of helpfulness to others.

Among the out-of-town guests at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Millea of Huron, S.D., Mrs. E.A. Hancock of Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. E.M. Slater of Castro Valley, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Dick Glover of Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Riordan and Mr. and Mrs. Nagl of Carroll, Mrs. Slater, Mrs. Glover, Mrs. Riordan and Mrs. Nagl are the former Rosemary, Catherine, Peggy and Celia Miller, respectively. Sisters M. Placentia and M. Reperrata, J.L. Worley, Mrs. Jack Fitzhenry, all of Chicago, Mrs. Leo Hoffman, all of Hazelton, Mrs. Leon Dawson of Des Moines and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Southworth of Laurens. Sister M. Placentia is a sister of Mr. Finn, John W. Worley is a nephew, and Mrs. Leo Hoffman is a niece.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, and two daughters. The are John Finn, Jr. and David Finn, both of Emmetsburg, Mrs. J.B. Millea of Huron, S.D., and Mrs. E.A. Hancock of Sacramento, Calif., and several grandchildren.

 

 

More About NORA GERTRUDE LEAHY:

Cause of Death: heart condition

Fact 1: buried in St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg

More About JOHN FRANCIS FINN:

Fact 1: farmer

Residence: 1908, North Dakota

 

Children of NORA LEAHY and JOHN FINN are:

i. JOHN4 FINN, b. 11/09/1917, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Finn,John Francis born 11-9-17 in EmmetsburgFather John Finn age 46 born in Iowa, farmerMother Nora Gertrude Leahy age 30 born in Iowa1 child born, 1 living.); m. LEONA GIBBONS.

More About JOHN FINN:

Fact 1: auctioneer

Occupation: 1944, Auctioneer

ii. MARY CECILIA FINN, b. 07/09/1919 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Finn,Mary Cecilia born 7-9-19Mother Nora Leahy,Father John Finn.); m. TONY HANCOCK.

Notes for MARY CECILIA FINN:

Living in Sacramento, CA at time of mother's death

More About MARY CECILIA FINN:

Occupation: 1944, Navy nurse/San Francisco, California

iii. JOSEPH MICHAEL FINN, b. 10/13/1920, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Finn,Joseph Michael born 2-16-1921 in Emmetsburg, IowaParents Nora Leahy and John Finn.); d. 01/26/1944, Australia.

Notes for JOSEPH MICHAEL FINN:

Joseph was killed in a plane crash during WWII.

Iowa 2 Lieut Air Corps WWII.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Thursday, February 3, 1944:

Lieut. Joseph Finn Dies in Australia; Bomber Cracks Up

Popular Emmetsburg Boy Killed When Four-Engined Plane Makes Forced Landing.

Emmetsburg and Palo Alto county residents were shocked Wednesday to learn of the death of 1st Lieut. Joseph M. Finn, 22, in a plane crash somewhere in Australia. The message came to his parents Wednesday morning and gave the day of his death as Jan. 26. A letter is expected to follow giving more details of the crash.

The young lieutenant had been transferred only two weeks ago to Australia and had been given a new type of plane, a 4-engine bomber, he had written his parents Jan. 13. The letter reached them here Monday of this week. He said he had just landed in Australia the day before (Jan. 12) and that they are "pushing us hard to get back into combat duty". Joe had made his 25th bombing mission. His letter also told something of the terrific heat in the deserts of Australia. "New Guinea was heaven compared to where we are now," he wrote.

Routine Flight.

The fata accident which took his life was not in combat duty but apparently in a routine training flight. Ironically enough, Joe had survived many tough battles in teh New Guinea area and in other South Pacific zones where he had flown combat planes for many months, only to lose his live in a non-combat crash.

Before going overseas, Joe had served as an instructor at Will Rogers field, Oklahoma, but he wasn't satisfied and wanted to "go across" and help "get it over with". He left for the South Pacific Aug. 19, and the night before he phoned his parents from a western port to tell them goodbye. "We could not hear him so plainly," his mother said today, "and he called about 6 in the evening so he would find us all at home and could talk to each of us". He flew from San Francisco on a Thursday and reached his overseas destination Monday, he wrote them later.

Popular Youth.

Everyone who knew Joe here, and he had many friends, spoke today (Thurs.) of what a fine boy he was. Old and young alike were saddened by the tragic news of his death. "There never was a finer lad than Joe Finn", an elderly man said, "he was quiet and as friendly a boy as you'd ever meet." And that was the general opinion of the community.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. John Finn who live north of Emmetsburg, Joe attended the rural schools and graduated from the Emmetsburg High school in 1939. He then enrolled in the Emmetsburg junior college where he completed a two-year course. He was a popular member of the student body and was an industrious scholar, cooperative and interested in all the school activities. He enlisted shortly after he left college. During his college course, he also worked for the Vaughn Cleaners. Joe would have been 23 years old on Feb. 16.

Brother and Sister in Navy.

Surviving are his parents, three brothers, John, Emmetsburg auctioneer, Dave, a high school student, and Pat, in the navy; two sisters, Nick in the local junior college and Mary, a navy nurse at San Francisco, Cal. Mary phoned her parents Wednesday night after the Red Cross had located her with the news of her brother's death. She expects to go overseas in about a week.

The sincere sympathy of the community is offered the Finn family in teh loss of their son and brothers.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Thursday, Feb 10, 1944:

Services Held Here For Lieut. Joe Finn

Taps sounded for Lieut. Joseph T. Finn here Tuesday morning following impressive memorial services at St. Thomas Catholic church for the popular Emmetsburg boy who lost his life in an Australian plane crash Jan. 26.

Business houses in Emmetsburg closed during the services and the church was filled to capacity, with many standing in the rear, to honor the memory of the young officer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Finn of Emmetsburg. Altars of the church were draped in purple, the emblem of mourning, and the first gold star appeared on the parish service flag of 114 stars, which with an American flag stood at either side of the main altar.

Requiem Mass.

The requiem mass was said by the Rev. Edward Vollmer, with the Very Rev. W.F. Mason, the Rev. J.J. Keane of Estherville, and the Rev. Leo Berger of Sibley present in the sanctuary.

An escort of American Legion and V.F.W. members marched to the front of the church following Lieut. Finn's family. Legionnaire Phil Bough, as commander of the firing squad, Jack Higley as chaplain and Buford Henry as color bearer were among the escort. Legion Commander Joe Passell was in charge of the group, and two soldiers home on furlough, Cpl. Fritz Gilman and Duane Moses, also were in the escort unit.

Father Vollmer paid tribute to the young service man and his parents in a most impressive and appealing sermon, using as his text: "I am the resurrection and the life; he shall be dead, shall live." John XI:25,26. He gave an explanation of the mass and quoted the well-known phrase of St. Paul: "It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead." The consolation that prayer offers, when death has taken a loved one, is a wonderful thing, the priest pointed out, and is a plea to God on behalf of those who no longer can help themselves.

The real heroes of any war, Father Vollmer said, are the parents, especially the mothers who "die a thousand deaths" from anxiety, loneliness and heartache when their sons are called. "They are the unsung martyrs who must go on living and suffering, after their boys have made the supreme sacrifice." He reminded them of Mary, the mother of Christ, who saw her Son die on the Cross, and who carried on, despite a broken heart.

Referring to Lieut. Finn, the pastor quoted from St. John again: "Greater love than this no man hath, that he lay down his life for his friends." Our boys in the service of their country sacrifice everything, even their lives, that we may enjoy our rights of freedom and liberty, hence we who are living in safety and comfort should never begrudge our lot, Father Vollmer continued.

Military Escort.

At the conclusion of he services, the military escort formed two lines outside the church while the Finn family walked down the steps between the formation. The choir sang teh novena hymn for peace, the words, "Help our soldier sons at war, give them courage, prudence and grace if they die" seeming particularly appropriate.

Chaplain Higley read the Legion prayer and Commander Passell gave the memorial ritual for departed comrades. Then the military escort presented arms as Dick Frost, trumpeter, sounded taps. In the distance an answering taps echoed, sounded by S.J. Brownlee. Both boys are local high school students. This concluded the memorial ceremony.

It must have been a source of comfort to Joe's parents to know that their son was given every honor and tribute possible as his friends, numbering in the hundreds, paid their last respects to a neighbor boy who made the supreme sacrifice

 

iv. PATRICK FINN, d. 03/19/1945, Kyushu Bay, Japan; m. ROSEMARY MCDEVITT.

Notes for PATRICK FINN:

Killed aboard the carrier Franklin during World War II.

More About PATRICK FINN:

Military service: 1944, Navy

v. HONORA FINN, m. JACK MILLEA.

More About HONORA FINN:

Education: 1944, Junior college

vi. DAVID GERALD FINN, b. 05/12/1927, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Finn,David Gerald born 5-12-1927 in Emmetsburg,IowaParents Nora Leahy and John Finn.); m. MAXINE CORLEY.

vii. JAMES W FINN, b. 08/12/1922 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); d. 03/07/1923 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for JAMES W FINN:

Died in infancy

More About JAMES W FINN:

Fact 1: died as an infant.

45. MARY3 LEAHY (CECELIA2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 04/1893 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 1928. She married HENRY E MILLER. He was born 1891 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.), and died 1967.

 

Children of MARY LEAHY and HENRY MILLER are:

i. ROSEMARY4 MILLER, m. CHICK SLATER.

ii. CECELIA MILLER, m. ALBERT NAUGEL.

iii. MARGARET MILLER, m. ROBERT RIORDAN.

iv. CATHERINE MILLER, m. DICK GLOVER.

46. MARTIN3 JOYNT (BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 11/1878 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 1955. He married REGINA ROONEY 06/18/1907 in Dubuque, Iowa (Source: Newpaper-Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, June 26, 1907.). She died 1959.

Notes for MARTIN JOYNT:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, January 6, 1904:

Martin Joynt returned to Iowa City yesterday to resume his studies in the Iowa State University. He had been home spending the holidays with parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Joynt.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, June 26, 1907:

Dr. Martin Joynt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joynt of this city was married to Miss Mary Regina Rooney at Dubuque Tuesday morning of last week. The ceremony took place at St. Anthony's church. The groom was attneded by his brother, Dr. Robert Joynt and the bride by Miss O'Connor, of Dubuque. the bride and groom started at once for Waterloo where they visited Dr. and Mrs. R.J.Nestor, after which they came to Emmetsburg, spending several days with the parents and numerous other relatives of the groom. They left for Jesup Monday morning where they will make their future home.

The bride is one of Dubuque's charming young ladies. She is a trained nurse, being recently graduated from the University of Iowa. She impressed most favorably all who met her during brief visit to Emmetsburg. Dr. Joynt is, of course, well known to a large number of our readers. He graduated from teh Emmetsburg High School several years ago. He was an exceptionally bright and successful student. he was the valedictorian of his class. Later he graduated from Iowa's medical department.

More About MARTIN JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, LeMars, Iowa

More About REGINA ROONEY:

Degree: University of Iowa

Occupation: nurse

 

Children of MARTIN JOYNT and REGINA ROONEY are:

i. REGINA MARGARET4 JOYNT, b. 07/22/1908; d. 11/30/1914.

Notes for REGINA MARGARET JOYNT:

Granddaughter of Michael Joynt and Bridget Brennan, Palo Alto Co, IA

Daughter of Dr. Martin Joynt and Regina Rooney Joynt

Death of Regina Joynt

Dec. 3, 1914 -Jesup, Buchanan Co, Iowa

The people of this community were very much surprised when on Thanksgiving afternoon at fur o’clock it was announced that Regina Joynt had died.

The surprise was greater as many of our people had seen and spoken to her on the streets only thirty-six hours before the report of her death.

On Wednesday morning as usual, Regina prepared and went to school but after being in the school room one hour her teacher discovered she was not well and advised her to go home, which she at once did, and on her arrival home retired to bed and remained there till she was called in death on the following afternoon.

On Thursday morning doctors from Waterloo and Independence held a consultation and learned that her case was a very serious one, and that it was doubtful if she would live throughout the day.

Regina Margaret Joynt was born in Jesup on July 22, 1908, and was the only child of Dr. and Mrs. M.J. Joynt.

She was a lovely child and on account of her pleasing ways was sought in companionship by old and young. She will be sadly missed by her parents, especially by her mother, who in times of solitude, forgetful of the childs death, will listen for her little footsteps at the time she should come home.

The leaves falling gently while she passed away as if nature had in preparation a bed of down to rest the body of the dear child.

Death takes her in the season when nature slumbers after exhausting her forces to fill the granaries of the world.

It is sad. Yet to yield to the cry of the heart and wish her back were to doubt the wisdom and providence of the Creator. So there is resignation to the decree of God and serenity and peace induced by the knowledge that her short life was a pure one, a kin to the redeemer whom she just began to serve.

The funeral was held at the Catholic Church Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, the pastor, Rev. Father Horsfield, officiating. The auditorium of the church was taxed to the limit. The beautiful floral gifts bore mute evidence of the love so many felt for her. During the services S. Murray of Dubuque sang. Interment was in Athansius cemetery. Out of town relatives and friends who were here to attend the funeral Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joynt, Joseph and William, the Misses Laura and Mildred Joynt, Mrs. Leahy and Daniel Sherlock, all of Emmetsburg; Miss Gertrude Joynt of Des Moines; Dr. Albert Joynt, Waterloo; Dr. and Mrs. Robert Joynt, Marcus; Mrs. and Mrs. Magnus Rooney and C. Considine, Dubuque; Dr. and Mrs. Nestor, Waterloo; Dr. and Mrs. Lester, Manchester. Miss Erickson, Jasper, Minnesota.

 

 

89. ii. JOHN JOYNT, b. 1915, LeMars,Iowa; d. 01/1992, Des Moines,Iowa.

47. JOSEPH T.3 JOYNT (BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 05/1880 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 1944 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). He married JULIA ANN JOYCE 11/09/1910 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, daughter of EDWARD JOYCE and MARY KELLY. She was born 03/1886 in Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-Emmetsburg Township.), and died 1964 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for JOSEPH T. JOYNT:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Thursday, Feb 10, 1944:

Many At Rites for J.T. Joynt

Funeral services were held at the Assumption Catholic church Monday morning for Joseph T. Joynt, 63, an account of whose death appeared in The Democrat last week. The Very Rev. W.F. Mason, pastor, officiated at the requiem high mass. Serving as pallbearers were six nephews, Edward Joyce, Robert Joynt, Edward Brennan, Leo Joynt, William Joyce and Patrick Hoben. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, with the Foy Funeral Home in charge.

From Distance

The large crowd at Mr. Joynt's funeral was indicative of his popularity and many from a distance came to attend the last rites. His death occurred at a Rochester, Minn. hospital and was a shock to his family and many friends.

Besides is widow, the former Julia Joyce, Mr. Joynt is survived by the following children: Mrs. John Kehr of Emmetsburg, Francis E., serving with the army in India, Sgt. Louis Joynt of Victoria, Tex. and his twin brother, Lloyd at home; Mrs. Vern Hiethoff of Carroll and Mrs. Richard Willits of Emmetsburg, twin sisters; Evelyn, a registered nurse at Carroll, Hugh of Emmetsburg and Blanche of Des Moines. Another pair of twins, Earl and Grace, died in infancy, and a son, Clem also died many years ago. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Drs. M.J. Joynt and R.J. Joynt of LeMars, M.F. Joynt, Marcus; A.J. Joynt of Waterloo, and D.W. Joynt of Emmetsburg, Mrs. L.E. Dawson of Des Moines, Mrs. Vincent Southworth of Laurens and Mrs. Lou Laughlin of Emmetsburg. Four grandchildren are Gerald and Mary Joynt, Joseph Kehr, and Judith Ann Willits.

Priests Present.

The following priests were present on the altar during the Mass: the Rev. Leo Berger, Sibley; the Rev. Clarence Farrelly, Laurens; the Rev. James Keane, Estherville; the Rev. R.J. Quinn, Carroll; and the Rev. Edward Vollmer, Emmetsburg.

The following came to Emmetsburg to attend the funeral: Sgts. Louis Joynt and Edward Brennan; Seaman Joe Brennan; Dr. and Mrs. M.J. Joynt; Dr. and Mrs. R.J. Joynt and son, Robert, and Mrs. Kelly, all of LeMars; Dr. M.F. Joynt, Messrs. Bergstrom, Satterly and Miehl of Marcus; Rev. J.J. Quinn; Mr. and Mrs. John Heithoff and son, Robert; Dorothy Sabus, R.N.; Mary Alice Meyers, R.N.; Dorothy Rose Stumpf,R.N.; Helena Santillian, R.N.; Lauretta Aylward and Mary Zeimiet, student nurses all of Carroll; Dr. and Mrs. A.J. Joynt; Harold Mcdermott of Waterloo; Mrs. L.E. Dawson and Rita Lewis of Des Moines; Mr and Mrs. Vincent Southworth, Ruth and Jim, of Laurens; Misses Marie and Betty Joynt, R.N. of Iowa Falls; Miss Elsie Joynt, student nurse at St. Vincent's Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. John Kehr, Blue Earth, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Joynt and Mrs. Irvin Joynt, Mason City.

The C.D. of A. served dinner after the funeral to all of the relatives.

More About JOSEPH T. JOYNT:

Fact 1: farmer

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH JOYNT and JULIA JOYCE:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 9 Nov 1910

Joynt-Joyce

Mr. Joseph T Joynt and Miss Julia A Joyce were married at St. Thomas church this morning at 8:30, Father McNerney officiating. Miss Clara Joyce was bridesmaid and Dr. M.F. Joynt of Marcus, Iowa, was best man. The wedding dinner was served at the home of the brides mother, Mrs. Mary T Joyce. Only a few of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt will live on the John Joynt farm in Emmetsburg township.

The bride is a young lady of whom her friends and companions can well feel proud. Her appearance, her charming, pleasing personality and her dignity and worth have well earned the high rank she enjoys in the community. There is no young man in our county who stands higher in the regard of our citizens than the groom. He is a worker, is economical and public spirited, and manifests on all occasions the traits of the American gentleman. The mating is an ideal one. The Democrat joins their hosts of relatives and friends in extending hearty congratulations.

 

Children of JOSEPH JOYNT and JULIA JOYCE are:

90. i. RUTH MARY4 JOYNT, b. 09/08/1911.

91. ii. EARL JOYNT, b. 12/25/1912, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 05/27/1997, Emmetsburg Iowa.

iii. GRACE JULIA JOYNT, b. 12/25/1912; d. 12/1919.

92. iv. FRANCIS E JOYNT, b. 10/19/1914; d. Bef. 1998.

93. v. VENITA CATHERINE JOYNT, b. 07/30/1918.

94. vi. VERONICA BRIDGET JOYNT, b. 07/30/1918; d. Bef. 1998.

95. vii. LOUIS ROBERT JOYNT, b. 11/18/1919.

96. viii. LLOYD MICHAEL JOYNT, b. 11/18/1919; d. 08/01/1998.

97. ix. EVELYN JOYNT.

98. x. HUGH JOYNT, d. Bef. 1998.

99. xi. BLANCHE CECILIA JOYNT, b. 08/27/1916, Emmetsburg Iowa.

xii. CLEM JOYNT.

48. ROBERT J.3 JOYNT (BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 02/15/1882. He married MARY AGNES TEEFEY 02/04/1913 in Lemars, Iowa.

More About ROBERT J. JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, LeMars, Iowa

Marriage Notes for ROBERT JOYNT and MARY TEEFEY:

From the Emmetsburg, Democrat, 12 Feb 1913

Dr Robert Joynt Married

Chooses Miss Mamie Agnes Teefey of Sioux City for His Life Partner

A pretty church wedding took place in the Cathedral of the Ephiphany Tuesday mroning at 8:30 o'clock when Miss Mayme Agnes Teefey of Sioux City and Dr. Robert Joynt, of this city, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. Rev. J.T. Finnegan performed the ceremony and celebrated nuptial high mass.

The bride wore a gown of white charmeuse with seed pearl trimmings, her long veil being caught up with lillies of he valley. She carried a bride's bouquet of forses and lillies of the valley. Her sister, Miss Katherine Teefey, a bridesmaid, wore pink charmeuse and carried pink roses. Dr. Bert Joynt, of Des Moines, Iowa, was groomsman. After the church service, a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother. Killarney roses were used in the floral decorations, and the menu was carried out in pink and white.

The young couple left on the late morning train for a ten days visit at Minneapolis and other points. On their return to this city they will occupy rooms in Union hotel until March 1, when they will occupy the groom's cozy little cottage on Howard street.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. P. Teefey, of Sioux City. She received her education in the schools of that place. For the past four years she has been employed in the First National Bank of this city, and during her residence in the city she has made a host of friends who are more than pleased to see her return and take up her residence here permanently.

Dr. Joynt is practicing dentistry in this city. Doc, better known among the LeMars people, is a good industrious fellow. The few years he has been in this city he has worked up a good practice by his satisfactory treatment. His many friends wish him the best of luck in his new undertaking.

The out of town guests present at the marriage were the following:

Dr. and Mrs. M.F. Joynt, of Marcus, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Joynt, and Miss Regina Joynt, of Jesup, Iowa; Miss Gertrude Joynt, of Des Moines, Iowa; Will Joynt, of Emmetsburg, Iowa; Mrs. J.J. Hughes, Miss Mabel Teefey, Miss Jennie Snyder, Anton Sartori, of LeMars, Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. H.J. McNamara of Anthon, Iowa.-LeMars Globe Post.

 

Children of ROBERT JOYNT and MARY TEEFEY are:

100. i. MARY ELLEN4 JOYNT, b. 12/22/1915.

101. ii. PATRICIA JOYNT, b. 02/05/1920.

102. iii. MARGARET JOYNT, b. 07/11/1922.

103. iv. ROBERT JOYNT, b. 12/22/1925.

49. ALBERT3 JOYNT (BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 01/21/1886. He married FLORENCE MCDERMOTT 04/15/1917, daughter of MICHAEL MCDERMOTT.

Notes for ALBERT JOYNT:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 26 Aug 1914:

Dr. Bert Joynt is Home From Northern Germany

Was Hungry in London and Found Shores in Greenland Very Cool

Dr. Bert Joynt arrived home from Vienna, Austria, Ghrusday morning. He left for that place in January to take a post graduate course in special surgery. He left there June 30 and went to Konigsberg, which is situated close to the Baltic Sea and not far from the Russian border. He decided after war was declared to remain in the hospital in which he was takin his course until the close of hostilities, but he discovered that the cost of living was advancing so rapidly that he could not afford to stay. Saturday morning, August 1, he paid the usual price for his breakfast at the place where he was stopping, but in the evening he was charged five times the amount for his supper. He and his companion, who was also a student, concluded that they would take the first train to Berlin, but they could not secure tickets. However, three extras were leaving some time later and they managed to come away. The train ahead of tehm was wrecked by a Russian who threw a bomb under the bridge over which it was passing. The offender, was, of course, promptly taken in charge by the military authorities. The train on which Dr. Joynt came had soldiers in each car and on the footboards around the car. The windows were closed, the lights turned down and the passengers forbidden to look out. Dr. Joynt says he did not care to ask any questions and was willing to obey all instructions to the letter. Military discipline in Germany is very strict.

Berlin was reached at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, but the Doctor and his friend could not secure their passports or tickets until 11:00 o'clock Monday. However, they did not have any delay or difficulty in identifying themselves as American citizens. They found 10,000 Americans in the city who were anxious to come away. They walked from the depot to the place where the train was making up and they managed to get seats before the rush. They think the train they came on was the last one out. A large number of people were left behind.

Flushing, Holland, was reached the following morning at eight o'clock. While there both gentlemen's passports were demanded several times. People seemed alarmed and it was impossible to find anyone who would carry trunks or other luggage. The Doctor and his friend had to walk quite a long distance and they were frequently stopped by soldiers, who inspected their grips. Tuesday forenoon at eleven o'clock a steamer left for London. For some time before their departure they were roped in on the docks and were not allowed to leave. They reached Folkstone, England, at six o'clock Tuesday evening and London about nine o'clock. They had in their possession $385 in German money, $100 in American currency, and two shilings and six pence in English denominations. All the cash was paper except 6 pence. The banks were closed and they could not make any exchange. They put up at a hotel, but the following morning the German and American money would not be taken in payment of their bill. They could not secure breakfast and they had two pence between them. They bought a bun and a doughnut and ate them in an alley. They had to leave their grips at the hotel as security for their lodging. Their bill for supper and beds was 34 shillings , which was something over $8. Wednesday night they thought they would have to sleep in the public park, but they went to a small boarding house where the landlady said she would trust them until they could change their money for English currency. They secured a small room and both occupied a narrow, poor bed. They were glad to get it. The next forenoon they bought a cup of coffee. They did not have enough cash to invest in a daily newspaper, but they secured one that another gentleman had finished reading. In glancing through it they noticed an item stating that Americans were being cared for at the Savory hotel. They located the house and registered, but they could not obtain any information that was satisfactory. They went to the American embassy during the afternoon where they deposited 100 marks for two pounds of English money. This was quite an accommodation. When they return the amount they will get back their German currency.

During the evening they learned that an American gentleman, who was formerly connected with the Pennsylvania system, but who is now manager of the Great Eastern Railway company was changing money for Americans in order to help them out for a short time. Dr. Joynt's companion approached him and swapped $20 for four pounds of the standard of the English realm. He told the gentleman that he had also a friend in need and he was given twice the amount usually allowed to single individuals. Later Dr. Joynt went in to see him, but did not tell him that he was one of the parties who had been accommodated. He finally succeeded in exchanging $10 for 2 pounds of English money.

He and his companion next went to the offices of the Conard, the White Star and the Red Star lines. They offered to work for their passage to New York or Quebec, but they were told that a number of ship crews had been discharged and that there were not any jobs for passengers. Thursday they found that they could secure steerage berths on the Allen lines, which belongs to the Canadian Pacific railroad company. They were told to take them quick as others were rapidly applying for accommodations. They paid down a pound each. Later they managed to exchange a few American bills for English currency. They then had enough each to bring them to Quebec. During the evening they started for Liverpool where they met Dr. White of Clinton, Iowa, a friend, whom they knew in Vienna. He loaned them 10 pounds each. With this amount they felt they could return home from Quebec.

They left Liverpool Saturday evening at eight o'clock on the steamer Virginian. It was the third boat that had started from the harbor that evening. The boats were sailing about two hours apart. The other two vessels were the Teutonic and Lucona. The Virginian came over the north route passing quite a distance north of Ireland. The passengers were told while on the voyage that the captain of their vessel was sailing under sealed orders. He opened them at various places and received wireless messges directing him about the course of his voyage. It seems that an English cruiser was following closely so as to guard against attack by hostile vessels. At one time the Virginian was close to the coast of Greenland. Thursday and Friday after leaving Liverpool the weather became very cold. The ocean spray froze when it fell on the deck of the vessel. While on the voyage the pasengers saw scores of large icebergs. At times they passed through heavy fogs. The accommodations were very poor. The Doctor and his companion, however, climbed regularly to the upper deck where they were allowed to remain most of the days and evenings. The officers of the vessel knowing the circumstances were not very strict in enforcing the rules. While on the trip they had to sleep on ordinary shelves. Their bedding consisted of some coarse excelsior, over which was spread Irish linen cloth. It was as stiff as harvet canvass. Their bedding was so hard that their ears, the sides of their faces and their heels became sore. There were 1500 persons on the boat, including the passengers and the members of the crew.

The vessel reached Quebec on Sunday evening. The trip was made in eight days. On landing they were treated like the ordinary emigrants. An emigrant train hauled them to Montreal. They arrived in that city Tuesday morning. From there they came directly to Chicago.

Dr. Joynt says the English people are very bitter against the Germans and that the Germans are more hostile toward the Russians than the English. He thinks the Germans have a great army. The Austrian army is large but the soldiers do not compare with those of the kaiser. While at Konigsberg he saw from four to five airships going up daily. an raising towards the Russian frontier. He considers them useful chiefly for observation purposes. Still, he thinks the French air craft is the best in Europe. He did not see any of the regular soldiers in England or in France, but he was told that the French have a very capable land force. The English fleet is, of course, superior to anything in the world. The Germans are intensely loyal to the kaiser. Many of them would go to extremes to serve him. The German people think the kaiser's oldest son, the crown prince, is more responsible for the war than is the emperor.

Prince Ferdinand, of Austria, who was killed in Servia [sic], was considered a deserving man. Still, the Austrians did not seem to be very indignant over his death. Dr. Joynt does not care very much for the Austrian people. They do not compare with the Germans, Belgians or English. ....

More About ALBERT JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, Waterloo, Iowa

 

Child of ALBERT JOYNT and FLORENCE MCDERMOTT is:

104. i. MARY FLORENCE4 JOYNT, b. 10/20/1927.

50. DAVID WILLIAM3 JOYNT (BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 10/02/1887 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and died 03/21/1973 in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 5.). He married ELIZABETH GENEVIEVE MCNALLY 01/16/1916 in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 8, 102, Certificate 3395.), daughter of EDWARD MCNALLY and JANE GRIFFIN. She was born 01/03/1893 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and died 02/16/1985 in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

More About DAVID WILLIAM JOYNT:

Fact 1: 03/23/1973, buried at St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg

Notes for ELIZABETH GENEVIEVE MCNALLY:

Services Held for Mrs. Elizabeth Joynt

Mrs. Elizabeth G. Joynt of Emmetsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 1985, at the Emmetsburg Care Center. She was 92.

Services for Mrs. Joynt were held Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Assumption Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Don Ries and the Rev. Richard Sitzmann officiated.

Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery. The Martin Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Casket bearers were Dan McCain, Mike Kehr, Tom Frambach, Marty Brennan, Clem Joynt, and Mike Joynt.

Rosary services were held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the funeral home. A Catholic Daughters of America Rosary was said at 3 p.m. and a Parish Rosary was said at 8 p.m.

A lifetime resident of Palo Alto County, Elizabeth G. (McNally) Joynt was born Jan. 3, 1893, in Emmetsburg. She was the daughter of Edward and Jennie (Griffen) McNally.

On Jan. 18, 1916, Elizabeth and D.W. Joynt were married at Assumption Church in Emmetsburg. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Survivors include five children: Leo Joynt of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Marie Klaffke of Emmetsburg, Mrs. James (Betty) Preston of Decatur, Ga., Mrs. Louis (Elsie) Attel of El Paso, Texas, and Michael Joynt of Naples, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Mildred) Kerber of Emmetsburg and Sister Mary Edwardetta McNally BVM of Mount Carmel, Dubuque.

Mrs. Joynt was preceded in death by her husband on March 21, 1973; a son, John; two sisters, Irene and Bernette; and three brothers, Ray, Clem and Maurice McNally.

 

Children of DAVID JOYNT and ELIZABETH MCNALLY are:

i. JOHN4 JOYNT, b. Bet. 1923 - 1930.

ii. LEO MAURICE JOYNT, b. 05/14/1917.

105. iii. MARIE JOSEPHINE JOYNT, b. 03/19/1919.

iv. BETTY JOYNT, b. 11/06/1920, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 11/05/1998, Anniston, Alabama; m. JAMES PRESTON.

Notes for BETTY JOYNT:

Elizabeth "Betty" Joynt Preston of

Anniston, Ala., died Thursday,

Nov. 5, 1998 at National Health

Care. She was 77.

Graveside service for Mrs Preston

Was held Saturday, Nov. 7, at Grey

Brown Service Mortuary and

Crematory, Atlanta, GA Mrs. Preston was a retired registered nurse. She had belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, James C. Preston of Anniston, AL; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Marie Klaffke of Emmetsburg and

Elsie Ariel of El Paso, TX, and two brothers, Leo Joynt of Emmetsburg and Michael Joynt of Naples, FL.

From the Emmetsburg Reporter Nov. 17, 1998

106. v. ELSIE JOYNT, b. 02/08/1923.

107. vi. MICHAEL ROBERT JOYNT, b. 05/25/1930, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

51. ELIZABETH GERTIE3 JOYNT (BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 01/1890 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). She married LEON DAWSON.

More About ELIZABETH GERTIE JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, Des Moines, Iowa

 

Children of ELIZABETH JOYNT and LEON DAWSON are:

108. i. MARY4 DAWSON.

109. ii. DOROTHY DAWSON.

52. LAURA ELLEN3 JOYNT (BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 05/08/1898 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.), and died 1966 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). She married LOUIS THOMAS LAUGHLIN. He was born 1887 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.), and died 1948.

 

Children of LAURA JOYNT and LOUIS LAUGHLIN are:

110. i. LOUIS JOHN4 LAUGHLIN, b. 08/14/1932.

111. ii. MARY ANN LAUGHLIN.

53. CECELIA MILDRED3 JOYNT (BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 12/10/1899. She married VINCENT SOUTHWORTH.

 

Children of CECELIA JOYNT and VINCENT SOUTHWORTH are:

112. i. JAMES4 SOUTHWORTH.

ii. RUTH SOUTHWORTH, m. MARTY RASMUSSEN.

 

Generation No. 4

 

54. JOSEPHINE MARGARET4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 12/04/1895 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Brennan,Margaret Josephine born 12-4-1895 in Emmetsburg TWP at 5:10Mother Lizzie Brennan age 22, Father Jas. C. Brennan age 28Ist child.). She married JOSEPH WALSH.

 

Children of JOSEPHINE BRENNAN and JOSEPH WALSH are:

i. WILLIAM5 WALSH, m. GLADYS.

ii. MARY WALSH, m. DALE SIMONSON.

iii. BETTY WALSH, m. DICK FRY.

iv. JIM WALSH, m. LONA.

55. VIOLETTA C4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 03/06/1898 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 02/01/1975. She married BEN BURNS. He died 04/06/1975.

 

Children of VIOLETTA BRENNAN and BEN BURNS are:

i. JOSEPH A5 BURNS, m. DOROTHY.

ii. ELIZABETH BURNS.

Notes for ELIZABETH BURNS:

Elizabeth is a nun in Sioux City, Iowa

iii. JAMES G BURNS, m. FLORA.

iv. MARY BURNS, m. CHARLES BERG.

v. MARGARET BURNS, m. BILL LENZ.

56. MARY4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 01/1900 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 04/29/1957. She married JOE RUPPERT. He was born 01/31/1900, and died 01/18/1928.

 

Child of MARY BRENNAN and JOE RUPPERT is:

i. MARY JEAN5 RUPPERT, m. GENE KENNE.

57. NELLIE4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 05/10/1902. She married HOMER MILEHAM. He died 09/1970.

 

Children of NELLIE BRENNAN and HOMER MILEHAM are:

i. BOB5 MILEHAM, m. MARY.

ii. HOMER MILEHAM.

58. BERNIECE KATHERINE4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 08/17/1907 in Emmetsburg Iowa. She married ROBERT ROLAND JACKSON 06/16/1932 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 11, 285, certificate 5114.), son of RAYMOND JACKSON and MARY O'BRIEN. He was born 01/09/1909 in Emmetsburg Iowa.

 

Children of BERNIECE BRENNAN and ROBERT JACKSON are:

i. ROBERT R5 JACKSON, m. MELVA.

ii. MARY ELIZABETH JACKSON, m. TOM O'BRIEN.

iii. WILLIAM J JACKSON, b. 06/01/1941; m. MARY.

iv. JAMES R JACKSON, m. CONNIE.

59. JOHN MICHAEL4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 02/03/1909. He married WAHNETA KELLY 09/07/1936 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 12, 129, certificate number 5576.), daughter of GEORGE KELLY and WRITTE SHULL. She was born 07/29/1913 in Palmer, Nebraska.

 

Children of JOHN BRENNAN and WAHNETA KELLY are:

i. MYRNA5 BRENNAN, m. DUTCH HEDDINGER.

ii. THERESE BRENNAN.

iii. JOHN BRENNAN, m. CAROL.

iv. RUTH BRENNAN, m. JOE SULLIVAN.

v. ALICE BRENNAN, m. DEL JENSEN.

vi. WAHNETA BRENNAN, m. BILL HAYWOOD.

vii. MARY BRENNAN.

60. CECELIA ADRIENNE4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 10/31/1910 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2, Brennan,Cecilia Adariend? born 10-31-1910 in Emmetsburg,IowaFather James Charle Brennan age 43 born in Iowa farmerMother Lizzie V. Brennan age 37 born in Iowa.). She married JAMES PATRICK CLARK 11/05/1934 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 11, 511, Certificate number 5340.), son of ANDREW CLARK and MARY MILLER. He was born Abt. 1912 in Chicago,Illinois.

Notes for CECELIA ADRIENNE BRENNAN:

Middle name also spelled "Adorine"

 

Children of CECELIA BRENNAN and JAMES CLARK are:

i. ANDREW5 CLARK.

ii. MARYANN CLARK, m. DENNIS DUFEY.

iii. JOHN L CLARK.

iv. MICHAEL CLARK.

v. MARK CLARK.

vi. ARTHUR CLARK.

vii. DIANE CLARK, m. JOE MALILLI.

61. JAMES C4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 05/03/1913. He married NORA NOLAN. She was born 10/20/1911.

Notes for JAMES C BRENNAN:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat Wednesday, January 9, 1907: James C Brennan, clerk of E'burg

More About NORA NOLAN:

Baptism: 03/31/1901, Sacred Heart Parish, Ruthven, Iowa

 

Children of JAMES BRENNAN and NORA NOLAN are:

i. MARY5 BRENNAN, b. 08/05/1938; m. FAY.

More About FAY:

Occupation: M.D.

ii. MAUREEN BRENNAN, b. 11/27/1940; m. DON KADOUS; b. 02/06/1941.

iii. JIM BRENNAN, b. 09/23/1941; m. MAUREEN.

iv. JANAETTE BRENNAN, b. 11/12/1942; m. DICK JORGENSON; b. 09/22/1943.

v. TOM BRENNAN, b. 02/07/1948; m. HELEN; b. 12/28/1947.

vi. NORA BRENNAN, b. 01/05/1956.

62. EMMET EARL4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 08/24/1914 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2, Brennan,Emmet Earl born 8-14-1914 in Emmetsburg,IowaFather James Charley Brennan age 47 born in Iowa,farmerMother Mary Ann Brennan age 41 born in Iowa11 children born 11 children living.), and died 11/14/1971. He married RUTH BEATTY. She was born 03/02/1916.

 

Children of EMMET BRENNAN and RUTH BEATTY are:

i. BEV5 BRENNAN, m. TIM JACKSON.

ii. BOB BRENNAN, m. MARY.

iii. JEAN BRENNAN, m. JERRY STEGER.

iv. RUTHANN BRENNAN, m. JOHN HAYWOOD.

v. MIKE BRENNAN.

63. MAURICE JOSEPH4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 10/23/1911 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2, Brennan,Maurice Joseph born 10-23-1911 in Emmetsburg TownshipFather James Charley Brennan age 44 born in Iowa farmerMother Elizabeth Brennan age 38 born in Iowa9 children born 9 children living.), and died 02/22/1998. He married (1) MARGARET DUNNIGAN 11/27/1933 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 11, 408, Certificate number 5237.), daughter of WILLIAM DUNNIGAN and MILDRED SCOTT. She was born 10/24/1913 in Emmetsburg Iowa, and died 03/28/1977. He married (2) MARION ROTH 07/30/1978.

More About MARGARET DUNNIGAN:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa

 

Children of MAURICE BRENNAN and MARGARET DUNNIGAN are:

i. JAMES WILLIAM5 BRENNAN, b. 07/11/1934.

ii. MAURICE JOSEPH BRENNAN, b. 09/27/1937; m. ARLENE.

iii. CHARLES M BRENNAN, b. 08/09/1942; m. MARILYN E DARRAH, 08/25/1962.

iv. DONALD F BRENNAN, b. 06/13/1944.

64. FRANCIS4 BRENNAN (JAMES CHARLES3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 10/04/1916. He married (1) GLADYS RIERSON. She was born 07/30/1918, and died 12/01/1980. He married (2) ELIZABETH JOSEPHINE O'BRIEN, daughter of JOHN O'BRIEN and ELIZABETH EVANS. She was born 1932.

 

Children of FRANCIS BRENNAN and GLADYS RIERSON are:

i. PATRICIA5 BRENNAN, m. BILL MOLLOY.

ii. JERRY BRENNAN, m. BETTY.

iii. ROSEY BRENNAN, m. MIKE SEBERN.

iv. ELLEN BRENNAN, m. JOE BROWN.

v. KATHY BRENNAN.

65. GREGSON4 PRATT (MARY ELLEN3 BRENNAN, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) He married MARGARET DUNKELBURG.

 

Child of GREGSON PRATT and MARGARET DUNKELBURG is:

i. ROBERT5 PRATT, b. 05/03/1947.

Notes for ROBERT PRATT:

Cathy:

I am Bob Pratt orginally from Emmetsburg (D.O.B. 5/03/47) My Dad was Gregson who is described on your 49 pages of relatives as a second counsin. My Grandmother was Mary Ellen Brennan who married William Pratt in Emmetsburg. I am really fascinated by all of your hard work and am trying to "catch-up" on the Brennans and for that matter the Pratt side of my family. My Aunt Mary Donahue still lives in Emmetsburg and will be 104 years old on October 14, 1999. She is the oldest of the eight children of Mary Ellen Brennan and William Pratt. I remember distinctly visiting Aunt Kit and Uncle Dave Joynt who were my Dad s Aunt and Uncle. They lived on Broadway in Emmetsburg. Aunt Kit Joynt and Uncle Matt Brennan were the sister and brother of my grandmother I remember best.

I am a federal judge for the southern district of Iowa. I attented Loras College in Dubuque and Creighton University law school and practiced law in Des Moines for twenty five years before being nominated and confirmed.

My wife and I made I first trip to Ireland last fall. I have the same two obits that are on your home page and couldn't find much in Roscommon on the Brennans. Have you any additional information on either the Brennans or the Welshs?

My e-mail at home is rprattlaw@aol.com and at the office is Robert_Pratt@iasd.uscourts.gov

Thanks for all your hard work.

Sincerely

Bob Pratt.

66. MONICA CAROLINE4 BRENNAN (MARTIN WILLIAM3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 1902 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and died Abt. 11/07/1963 in North Hollywood, California. She married JACK MAGUIRE 11/03/1925 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, son of BRIAN MAGUIRE and ELLEN KELLY. He was born 1903 in Palo Alto County, Iowa.

Notes for MONICA CAROLINE BRENNAN:

Living in Fort Dodge at the time of her mother's death

MRS. MONICA MAGUIRE NOVEMBER 7, 1963

Mrs. Monica (Brennon) Maguire died at 61 in the hospital in North Hollywood, California, following an illness of about six weeks. She moved to Fort Dodge in 1945 form Emmetsburg. Then in 1962 she moved to California.

Survived by six sons and three daughters: William Maguire of St. Louis, Mo., Patrick of San Francisco, Ca., Thomas of Pomeroy, Harold of Burbank, Ca., Robert of Van Nuyo, Ca., Larry of Fort Dodge, Mrs. Merrill E. Runyan of Fort Dodge, Mrs. Duane Chambers of Fort Dodge, and Mrs. Dean Hearn of Fort Dodge. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and one sister Mrs. H. J. Fandel.

 

 

 

Children of MONICA BRENNAN and JACK MAGUIRE are:

i. BABY GIRL5 MAGUIRE.

ii. WILLIAM MAGUIRE.

iii. PATRICK MAGUIRE.

iv. THOMAS MAGUIRE.

v. HAROLD MAGUIRE.

vi. ROBERT MAGUIRE.

vii. LARRY MAGUIRE.

67. CLARA JOYCE4 BRENNAN (MARTIN WILLIAM3, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 08/22/1910 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2, Brennan,Clara Joyce born 8-22-1910 in Emmetsburg,IowaFather Martin William Brennan age 34 born in Iowa farmerMother Katherine Celia Joyce age 34 born in Iowa.). She married LYLE W GILES.

Notes for CLARA JOYCE BRENNAN:

Of Pacolma,CA at the time of her mother's death

 

Child of CLARA BRENNAN and LYLE GILES is:

i. MAXINE JOYCE5 GILES, b. 08/02/1935, Ruthven,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Gile,Maxine Joyce born 8-2-35 in Highland TWP,RuthvenParents Joyce Brennan and Lyle W. Gile.).

68. JOSEPH L.4 JOYNT (KATHERINE REGINA3 BRENNAN, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 03/04/1903, and died 04/1973. He married MARY ANN MAHER. She died 10/1969.

More About JOSEPH L. JOYNT:

Fact 1: lived in Milwaukee,Wis

 

Children of JOSEPH JOYNT and MARY MAHER are:

i. ROBERT J5 JOYNT, b. 05/1930.

ii. JOANNE K JOYNT, b. 03/1932; m. CROWLEY.

Notes for JOANNE K JOYNT:

My father is Joseph L. Joynt, son of David Joynt. My dad died April 1973. My mother was Mary A. Maher not Maker. She died October 1969. Joseph Joynt and Mary Maher had three children -- Robert J. Joynt, born May 1930; Joanne K. Joynt (Crowley), born March 1932; David T. Joynt, born March 1938.

If you interested in any additional Joynt and/or Brennan history, my Uncle Donald Joynt is still alive and is the family historian. He is 92 years old, very sharp and very active in the Joynt family genealogy.

We can be reached at TMJoynt@Yahoo.com

 

iii. DAVID T JOYNT, b. 03/1938.

69. DONALD F.4 JOYNT (KATHERINE REGINA3 BRENNAN, JOHN WILLIAM2, JAMES1) was born 1905 in Emmetsburg Iowa. He married MARY CHRISTINE SUDBECK 12/27/1934 in Leeds,Iowa (Source: Emmetsburg Democrat, Thurs. Jan 3, 1935.). She was born 03/23/1904 in Crotton, Nebraska (Source: Obit of Mary Sudbeck Joynt.), and died 10/30/1979 in Madison, Wisconsin (Source: Obit of Mary Sudbeck Joynt.).

Notes for DONALD F. JOYNT:

Palto Alto Reporter, Thursday, Nov. 3, 1927 edition

Donald Joynt Going Big in Football at St. Francis College

 

Sunday's Sioux City Journal contained the following writeup of Donald Joynt, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Joynt, who is attending college at Loretta, Pa.:

"Donald Joynt, captain of last year's undefeated Trinity college team, playing with another eleven this season which is enjoying the same success as the Trinity squad had last year.

"Joynt, who is playing halfback position on the St. Francis college team in Loretto, Pa., is being mentioned in the eastern papers as one of the outstanding players on the St. Francis team and is said to be playing his usual hard game which is well known to all followers of the Trinity team last year. The former Trinity captain is given praise for his defensive work in preventing the opponents of the St. Francis team from scoring and is responsible in many instances for touchdowns of the St. Francis eleven.

"Coming from Emmetsburg,Iowa, where he played on the St. Mary's Academy eleven while in high school, Joynt played with the Trinity team for several years. Last year as captain, he led his men through a season in which they neither lost a game nor were scored on."

The teams Donald has played with have not been scored on for two seasons. A later communication from Mr. Joynt states that his team defeated Beckley college last Friday, 32 to 0. This makes the thirteenth successive victory for the teams on which Donald has played. On next Friday St. Francis will meet Duquesne college in the Johnstown, Pa., stadium. This promises to be one of Donald's biggest games.

----- Original Message -----

From: tsteffe <tsteffe@wpsr.com>

To: <labaths@netins.net>

Sent: Monday, August 30, 1999 1:31 PM

Subject: Donald Joynt, Green Bay, WI-Wealth of Joynt Knowledge

 

> Donald Joynt, born in 1905, is still alive and well, living in Green Bay  Wisconsin. His son, Thomas, is the Superintendent of Schools for the Green Bay school district. Don has a wealth of knowledge of the JOYNT family.

> We had him over to the house on Saturday for dinner. I started going > through your website with him. And he pointed out some fascinating  notes/stories about the Joynt family.

> You should give him a call. He loves to talk about his family geneology.

> He is getting up in years but his mind is still sharp as a tack.

> Donald Joynt 409 South Webster

> Green Bay WI 54301

> 920 435 1985

>

> Tom and Kathleen 2460 Deerpath Drive

> Green Bay WI 54302

> 920 469 7569

>

> My name is Todd Steffen. I have been a long-time friend of Mr. Joynt. > I'm sure he would love to chat with you. Sure sounds like a > fascinating project that you've been working on. I wish you continued > success. If I am needed, I can be reached at the e-mail address noted > above or 920 433 1617.

>

More About DONALD F. JOYNT:

Fact 1: coach

Notes for MARY CHRISTINE SUDBECK:

MADISON-

Mrs. Donald (Mary) Joynt, age 75, of 5402 Dorsett Drive, died on Tuesday, October 30, 1979, at her home. She was born on March 23, 1904, in Crotton, Nebraska. She was the former Mary Sudbeck. She graduated in the class of 1926 at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa. She continued her education to become a certified Medical and Laboratory Technician. In December 1934, she was united in marriage to Donald Joynt who was the athletic director and coach of Trinity High School, Sioux City, Iowa. Mary discontinued her association with the hospital but remained active in the Alumni of Graduate Nurses. Mr. Joynt joined the Ray-O-Vac Company in 1943 and in 1957 the family moved to Madison. Mrs. Joynt was a member of the St. Maria Goretti Church and it's Altar and Rosary Society. Survivors include her husband, Donald; two daughters, Mrs. William (Donna Vachon) of Manchester, Massachusetts, Mrs. Maurice (Mary) Conway of Durango, Colorado; three sons, patrick of Oslo, Norway; Daniel of Danbury, Connecticut, Thomas of Pulaski; and 10 grandchildren. All of the children and spouses have been directly connected with education, a condition of which Mary was most proud. Funeral services will be held at St. Maria Goretti Church, 5405 Flad Avenue, at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 2. The Rev. Wilfred Schuster will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 at the Joyce Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Road, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the McArdle Lab for Cancer Research, 450 N. Randall Ave., Madison, Wi.

More About MARY CHRISTINE SUDBECK:

Fact 1: lab tech

 

Children of DONALD JOYNT and MARY SUDBECK are:

i. PATRICK DAVID5 JOYNT, b. 02/25/1936, Sioux City,Iowa; m. UNNI ELISABETH KLEPPER, 01/24/1967, Oslo,Norway.

More About PATRICK DAVID JOYNT:

Fact 1: doctorate degree

ii. MADONNA MARY JOYNT, b. 01/13/1938, Sioux City,Iowa; m. WILLIAM VACHON, 12/27/1969, Madison,Wisconsin.

More About MADONNA MARY JOYNT:

Fact 1: teacher

iii. DANIEL FRANCIS JOYNT, b. 01/13/1938, Sioux City,Iowa.

iv. MARY KATHLEEN JOYNT, b. 08/16/1939, Sioux City,Iowa; m. MAURICE BERNARD CONWAY, 06/29/1968.

More About MAURICE BERNARD CONWAY:

Fact 1: Ph. D. in history

Fact 2: worked with Digital Equipment Corp

Fact 3: resides in Foxborough,Mass.

v. THOMAS MICHAEL JOYNT, b. 01/05/1942; m. KATHLELEN MARY GALLAGHER, 06/10/1972, Madison,Wisconsin.

More About THOMAS MICHAEL JOYNT:

Fact 1: Principal/Superintendent of Schools

Fact 2: earned Doctorate

Fact 3: resides in Pulaski,Wis.

More About KATHLELEN MARY GALLAGHER:

Fact 1: teacher

Fact 2: M.S. in Zoology.

70. CYRIL4 CONLON (MARY ANN3 BRENNAN, JAMES E2, JAMES1) was born 07/02/1891 in Ayrshire, Iowa, and died 01/23/1964. He married JOSEPHINE SCHULLER 09/20/1916 in Mallard, Iowa, daughter of JOHN SCHULLER and MAGGIE LODES. She was born 09/20/1896 in Mallard, Iowa, and died 02/26/1992 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

More About CYRIL CONLON:

Burial: St. Peter, Minnesota

 

Children of CYRIL CONLON and JOSEPHINE SCHULLER are:

i. JOSEPH5 CONLON, b. 1917; d. 1950; m. VELMA EVANS.

ii. JOHN EMMETT CONLON, b. 1919; m. LORRAINE SCHULTZ.

iii. MARGARET B CONLON, b. 1921; m. ROBERT ANDERSON.

iv. LORETTA B CONLON, b. 1923.

v. CYRIL CONLON, b. 1925; m. PHYLLIS COLLINS.

vi. EUGENE CONLON, b. 1927; m. MARY ROSE MYER.

vii. PATRICK CONLON, b. 1932.

viii. BERNARD CONLON, b. 1933; d. 1936.

ix. VINCENT CONLON, b. 1936.

x. DOROTHY CONLON, b. 1937; m. DARRELL NEIL OUIMETTE.

71. CATHERINE J4 MOLLOY (CATHERINE3 BRENNAN, JAMES E2, JAMES1) was born 09/15/1908. She married WALTER HIGGINS, son of JOSEPH HIGGINS and MARY MCCORMICK. He was born 06/05/1905, and died 03/03/1977.

 

Children of CATHERINE MOLLOY and WALTER HIGGINS are:

i. THERESE5 HIGGINS, b. 04/01/1940; m. JOHN STANDEFER.

More About THERESE HIGGINS:

Residence: 1987, Hoffman Estates/ Arlington Heights, Illinois

ii. WILLIAM FRANCIS HIGGINS, b. 10/22/1944; m. LINDA STADLER; b. 02/07/1947.

More About WILLIAM FRANCIS HIGGINS:

Occupation: 1987, Manager K-Mart/Algona, Iowa

iii. ANN HIGGINS, b. 08/15/1943; m. EDDIE RUDDY.

More About ANN HIGGINS:

Residence: 1987, Anamosa, Iowa

iv. RITA HIGGINS, b. 11/06/1947; m. TED SCHNIEDER.

More About RITA HIGGINS:

Residence: 1987, Des Moines, Iowa

v. JOSEPH HIGGINS, b. 09/16/1954; m. BRENDA.

More About JOSEPH HIGGINS:

Residence: 1987, Pureland, Texas.

72. CHARLES4 STEWART (MARTIN3, CATHERINE2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 12/19/1907 in Graettinger, Iowa (Source: The Parish Family of Sacred Heart Parish, Ruthven, Iowa 1889-1989, 87.), and died 05/17/1969. He married MARIE LAUGHLIN 03/01/1929 in Graettinger,Iowa. She was born 05/09/1903 in Graettinger, Iowa (Source: The Parish Family of Sacred Heart Parish, Ruthven, Iowa 1889-1989, 87.), and died 08/21/1974.

Notes for CHARLES STEWART:

From the Parish Family of Sacred Heart Parish, Ruthven, Iowa on the occasion of the Centennial Celebration 1889-1989:

Charlie Stewart was born on December 19, 1907, to Martin and Mary (Brinkman) Stewart at Graettinger. He grew up and farmed with his dad on the farm northeast of Graettinger.....

...Charlie and Mary were married at Graettinger on March 1, 1929. Patsy and Mary Lou were born northeast of Graettinger. In the summer of 1932, Charlie learned the trade of welding. In November of 1932, they moved to Ruthven, whre he opened a shop next to Art Simonson's Repair Shop (where the new elevators currently stand). In March of 1933, Helen was born. In May of 1933, Mary Lou died of scarlet fever. Joanne was born in May of 1934.

In 1936, Charlie wbuilt a new shop next to the theater (which has now been torn down). Marie was the bookkeeper for the shop. She was very active in church work and always was there to help someone in need. Marie's heart was as big as she was. She was very interested in sports and in young people. Both Marie and Charlie had a very good sense of humor. Charlie was a fireman for several year4s of which he was the Fire Chief part of this time. Charlei died on May 17, 1969, of a heart attack. Marie died on Aughust 21, 1974, of heart failure.

More About CHARLES STEWART:

Cause of Death: heart attack

Notes for MARIE LAUGHLIN:

From the Parish Family of Sacred Heart Parish, Ruthven, Iowa on the occasion of the Centennial Celebration 1889-1989:

Article submitted by Marian Brennan Moses

...Marie Laughlin was born on May 9, 1903, to Martin and Mary (Nolan) Laughlin at Graettinger. He mother died when she was eleven years old. The next year, she went to live with her grandparents in Emmetsburg, and finished grade school and high school at the Emmetsburg Catholic School. Marie taught for several years, teaching east of Graettinger for part of the time.

More About MARIE LAUGHLIN:

Cause of Death: heart failure

 

Children of CHARLES STEWART and MARIE LAUGHLIN are:

i. PATSY5 STEWART, b. Bet. 1930 - 1933; m. GENE ALGER.

ii. MARY LOU STEWART, b. Bet. 1930 - 1933; d. 05/1933.

More About MARY LOU STEWART:

Cause of Death: scarlet fever

iii. HELEN STEWART, b. 03/1933; m. MERLE IHRY.

iv. JOANNE STEWART, b. 05/1934; d. 02/26/1979; m. TRAVIS CLEVELAND.

More About JOANNE STEWART:

Cause of Death: Car accident.

73. LILLIAN MARY4 JACKMAN (JOSEPH3, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 07/13/1900 in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Jackman,Lillian Mary born 7-13-1900 in Walnut TownshipMother Mary L. Jennings,Father Joseph Jackman.), and died 05/11/1945 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. She married THOMAS CULLEN 08/21/1923. He was born 1889, and died 05/03/1951.

More About LILLIAN MARY JACKMAN:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

 

Children of LILLIAN JACKMAN and THOMAS CULLEN are:

i. BRIDGET ANN5 CULLEN, b. 07/21/1923; d. 02/19/1934.

ii. THOMAS JACKMAN CULLEN, b. 10/19/1924.

iii. EUGENE JOSEPH CULLEN, b. 08/27/1927; d. 09/12/1970; m. CASSIE.

iv. MARY KATHERINE CULLEN, b. 08/04/1930; d. 11/03/1981, Palo Alto County, Iowa; m. J.W. HIGLEY.

v. JAMES CULLEN, b. 03/28/1932; d. 03/28/1932.

vi. MARGARET IRENE CULLEN, b. 04/11/1932, Cylinder, Iowa; d. 08/12/1997, Rochester, Minnesota; m. PAUL CROTTY, 08/01/1955, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

Notes for MARGARET IRENE CULLEN:

August 1997

Funeral Services For M. Irene Crotty Will Be Held Friday In Mallard

Mallard - Funeral services for M. Irene Crotty of Havelock will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mallard. The Rev. Peter Fransco will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mallard. The Schellhammer-Harris Funeral Home in Mallard is in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers are Elton Baker, Jay Arnold, Clarence Schuller, Keith Sadler, Floyd Fosnot and Jim Brown. Visitation is after 2 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Schellhammer-Harris Funeral Home in Mallard. The family will be present from 2 to 5 p.m. and after 6:30 p.m. A Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. and Parish Vigil Service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Crotty died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. She was 65. Margaret Irene (Cullen) Crotty was born April 11, 1932, in Cylinder, the daughter of Thomas and Lillian (Jackman) Cullen. The family moved to Emmetsburg when Irene was young and she attended St. Ellen's Elementary School, then graduated from Emmetsburg High School. She continued her education at Drake University, Des Moines, and earned her degree in elementary education. Irene taught school in West Bend for two years and in California for one year. On Aug. 1, 1955, Irene and Paul Crotty were married in Emmetsburg. The couple lived and farmed in the Havelock area their entire married lives. Mrs. Crotty was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mallard, where she taught religion for years. She was the founder of the Mallard Booster Club, a 4-H leader in Palo Alto County and an active member of Spring Hills Country Club in Mallard.

Survivors include her husband Paul; daughters, Mrs. Mark (Colette) Fisher of Ottumwa, Mrs. Brian (Shelia) Gomez of Pueblo, Colo., Mrs. Kurt (Maureen) Castillo of Thornton, Colo., and Cathy Crotty of Orlando, Fla.; sons, Pat of Mallard and Tom of Omaha, Nebr.; and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Crotty was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Kitty Higley; and two brothers, Jack and Gene Cullen.

74. MARGARET4 JACKMAN (JOSEPH3, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 01/07/1904 in Walnut Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa, and died 05/08/1981 in Stanford, Palo Alto County, California. She married FRANK G. SPENCER. He was born 04/27/1894, and died 12/26/1985 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Notes for MARGARET JACKMAN:

Palo Altan, May 13, 1981

A Life That Spanned Two Palo Altos

MARGARET Jackman Spencer, with roots in two Palo Altos, died last week.

She was 77.

She was born in Palo Alto, a county in Iowa, on January 7, 1904 in the community of Emmetsburg. She moved to Palo Alto, California in 1966, after 40 years of teaching Spanish at Calumet high school in Chicago. A memorial service for Margaret Spencer will be held Thursday, May 14, 5:30 pm at the Palo Alto Unitarian Church, 505 E. Charleston. She is survived by her husband, Frank G. Spencer; a daughter Dr. Maeva Maria Hopcraft; two grandchildren Anne Margaret Hopcraft, 15, and Geoffrey Spencer Hopcraft, 12; and a nephew Dr. Roger Jackman.

 

Child of MARGARET JACKMAN and FRANK SPENCER is:

i. MAEVA MARIA5 SPENCER, m. (1) UNKNOWN HOPCRAFT; m. (2) JOHN NEALE.

75. RAYMOND JOSEPH4 JACKMAN (JOSEPH3, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 05/16/1906 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1.), and died 08/10/1973 in Laurens, Iowa. He married (1) LOIS HOVENDEN 01/18/1934 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of JOHN HOVENDON and SARAH HUXTABLE. She was born 12/10/1906 in Laurens, Iowa, and died 03/1972. He married (2) KATHLEEN CAMPBELL SCHMIDT 05/1973 in Rochester, Minnesota. She was born 12/04/1910 in LaCombe, Alberta, Canada, and died 05/27/1978 in Rochester, Minnesota.

Notes for RAYMOND JOSEPH JACKMAN:

From the Emmetsburg Reporter 21 Mar 1935:

Dr. R.J. Jackman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jackman, Emmetsburg, is giving up his medical practice in Laurens to accept position at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester.

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Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn., Sat., August 11, 1973

Dr. Jackman, Health Officer, Retired Clinic Physician, Dies

Olmsted County Health Officer Dr. Raymond J. Jackman, 67, of 2006 Southfield Ct. SW, died Friday of a heart attack during a family visit to a farm near Laurens, Iowa.

A noted physician, he was president of the Minnesota Medical Association in 1970-71, president of the Minnesota Health Board in the 1960's and was once chairman of a section of the American Medical Association. He was named county health officer 16 months ago following retirement in 1971 from Mayo Clinic where he had been a senior consultant in proctology for four years and head of the proctology section for 15 years. Dr. Jackman launched his medical career in Iowa, where he was born May 16, 1906 at Emmetsburg. He received a medical degree from the University of Iowa and entered practice with a colleague at Fort Dodge in 1931. In 1932-35, he practiced at Laurens and married the former Lois Hovenden of Laurens in Chicago in 1934. She died in March 1972. In 1935, Dr. Jackman entered the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine here. He joined the Clinic staff in 1938. He was a published author of numerous papers, films and books on proctology and was a former member of the board of examiners of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. A civic leader, Dr. Jackman was president of the Rochester Board of Public Health and Welfare from 1947 to 1954 and was a member of the Rochester Charter Commission in 1942 -1950. He had been president of the Rochester Gulf and Country Club. In May of this year, he married the former Kathleen Schmidt in Rochester.

He is survived by his widow; two sons who are physicians, Steven, a Mayo resident in radiology, and Roger of Palo Alto, California; one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Colette) Miller of Rochester; one brother, Dr. James of Erie, Pa; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Spencer of Palo Alto, Calif., and eight grandchildren. The family prefers memorials to either St. Marys Hospital here or Rochester Methodist Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church here, with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Raymond Jansen, pastor, officiating. Private graveside services at Calvary Cemetery will follow, with Drs. John Hill, Clyde Culp, Robert Spencer, Mark Anderson Jr., and W. A. Merritt and Robert Bezoier serving as pallbearers.

Friends may call at Towey Funeral Home here from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

More About RAYMOND JOSEPH JACKMAN:

Occupation: Physician

 

Children of RAYMOND JACKMAN and LOIS HOVENDEN are:

i. STEVEN JAMES5 JACKMAN, b. 02/22/1941, Rochester, Minnesota; m. JANE L UNKNOWN.

ii. ROGER JOHN HOVENDEN JOSEPH JACKMAN, b. 01/19/1937, Rochester, Minnesota; m. MARY CLAWSON, 07/26/1958, Rochester, Minnesota; b. 08/19/1937, Red Wing, Minnesota.

iii. COLETTE ANN JACKMAN, b. 07/26/1935, Rochester, Minnesota; m. (1) JOHN CHARLES GURTZ; m. (2) WALTER EUGENE MILLER.

76. JAMES GENNINGS4 JACKMAN (JOSEPH3, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 10/08/1910 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and died 12/09/1975 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He married FLORENCE MAUREEN O'DONNELL, daughter of JOSEPH O'DONNELL. She was born 05/26/1915, and died 12/22/1973 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Notes for JAMES GENNINGS JACKMAN:

The Erie Morning News, Erie, Pennsylvania, Dec. 30, 1975

Dr. J. G. Jackman Dies; Erie Radiologist

James G. Jackman, M.D., 65, of 2207 South Shore Drive, died at St. Vincent Health Center Monday following a lengthy illness.

Born in Emmetsburg, Iowa, he was a graduate of Chicago University and the University of Iowa Medical School.

He served his internship and residency at City Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and had been living and practicing as a radiologist in Erie since 1944.

He was a member of the Erie County, Pennsylvania and American Medical Associations, and the American Congress of Radiologists. He belonged to the Kahkwa Club and the Erie Maennerchor.

His wife, Florence M. O'Donnell Jackman, preceded him in death on December 22, 1973. Surviving are two sons, William Jackman of Boston, Mass. and Brian Jackman of Berrington, Ill; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Maryann) Wagner of Shaker Heights, Ohio; six grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Spencer of California.

Friends may call at the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, W. 9th and Liberty, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. Andrew's Church at 10 a.m.

Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

 

 

Children of JAMES JACKMAN and FLORENCE O'DONNELL are:

i. WILLIAM5 JACKMAN, m. ROBIN UNKNOWN.

ii. BRIAN JACKMAN, m. CARROLL UNKNOWN.

iii. MARYANN JACKMAN, m. TOM WAGNER.

77. LEO4 SCHANY (MARY ELLEN3 JACKMAN, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 12/03/1898 in Walnut Township,Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 12/1971 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). He married LORETTA HIGGINS, daughter of JOHN HIGGINS and MARY MCGOWAN. She was born 02/26/1901, and died 09/1978.

 

Children of LEO SCHANY and LORETTA HIGGINS are:

i. WILLIAM PAUL5 SCHANY, b. 02/09/1922 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Schany,William Paul born 2-9-1922 in Walnut TWP, EmmetsburgParents Loretta Higgins and Leo Schany.); m. (1) MONICA J MAHAN; m. (2) MARY UNKNOWN.

ii. ROBERT SCHANY, m. ELAINE GRAETTINGER.

iii. MARY SCHANY, m. MAURICE NITCHALS.

iv. RUTH SCHANY, m. AL JOHNSON.

v. JOHN SCHANY, b. 1924; d. 1951 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

vi. RICHARD SCHANY, m. BETTIE MARIE MORTINSON.

vii. THOMAS SCHANY, m. SHARON.

viii. JOAN SCHANY, d. 1988; m. LUTHER DUFFEY.

ix. EUGENE SCHANY.

x. HELEN SCHANY.

xi. PAULINE SCHANY, m. LAWRENCE CHRISTENSON.

xii. DANIEL SCHANY, m. ELOISE MICHELLE.

xiii. IRENE SCHANY, m. BART BRAUNGER.

78. JOHN G.4 SCHANY (MARY ELLEN3 JACKMAN, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 07/12/1906 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Schany,John G born 7-12-1906 in Walnut TownshipMother Mary E. Jackman,Father Paul Schany.). He married DORIS.

More About JOHN G. SCHANY:

Residence: 1948, Watsonville, California

 

Children of JOHN SCHANY and DORIS are:

i. PAUL5 SCHANY.

ii. JOHN SCHANY.

iii. MARY SCHANY.

iv. SYLVIA SCHANY.

79. JEAN ELLEN4 JACKMAN (FRANCIS JOSEPH3, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 12/07/1917 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, and died 03/18/1972 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. She married JAMES LEO PETERS 09/06/1947 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born 09/10/1917 in Monona, Iowa, and died 05/11/1982 in Overland Park, Kansas.

Notes for JEAN ELLEN JACKMAN:

March 30th 1972

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. JAMES PETERS

Jean Jackman Peters, 54, died March 18 at General Hospital in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Services were conducted March 21 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Father Donald Heineman officiated with Father D. G. Peters and Msgr. Vernon Peters assisting.

She was born the daughter of Frances & Eva (Murphy) Jackman on Dec. 7, 1917 at Emmetsburg.

On Sept. 6, 1947 she was united in marriage to James L. Peters in St. Patrick's Church in Cedar Rapids. To this union six children were born.

Jean worked for the Internal Revenue Service for twelve years and had a tax business in Monona and did abstract work in Elkader.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Robert Jackman, Denver, Colo. and a sister, Mary Jackman Burns, also of Denver.

She is survived by her husband, James, three daughters, Ann Peters Berns of Brooklyn, Ia., Joan Peters & Therese Peters at home; three sons, Michael of Iowa City, Stephen of Champaign, Ill., & Mark, at home; one grandson, Nathan Berns.

Also surviving are a sister, Peggy Jackman Frailey of Elmira, New York; two brothers, John Jackman of New Orleans, La., & Richard Jackman of Villanova, Pa., one uncle, Francis Murphy of Emmetsburg and one aunt, Kit Laughlin, Mason City

 

Children of JEAN JACKMAN and JAMES PETERS are:

i. MARY ANN5 PETERS, b. 03/05/1950, Dubuque, Iowa; m. DUANE FRANCIS BERNS, 12/05/1970, Monona, Iowa; b. 12/31/1949, McGregor, Iowa.

ii. MICHAEL JAMES PETERS, b. 05/23/1951; m. ELIZABETH STOLTZ, 09/04/1984, Ottumwa, Iowa; b. 03/08/1951.

iii. STEPHEN GEORGE PETERS, b. 06/05/1952; m. JANET BETH HARTMAN, 06/01/1985, Kansas City, Missouri; b. 05/26/1955.

iv. MARY THERESE PETERS, b. 10/04/1953; m. DONALD ERNEST SHINN, 09/20/1986, Kansas City, Missouri; b. 01/31/1957.

v. JOAN EILEEN PETERS, b. 10/18/1954; m. (1) LARRY O PETERS, 05/24/1974; m. (2) KEITH RAY CHASTAIN, 03/02/1985, Blue Springs, Missouri; b. 03/11/1953.

vi. MARK FRANCIS PETERS, b. 06/10/1957; m. SUSAN KATHERINE FULTON, 11/15/1990; b. 09/01/1957.

80. ROBERT FRANCIS4 JACKMAN (FRANCIS JOSEPH3, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 03/12/1920 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and died 10/17/1967 in Littleton, Colorado. He married JOY JEANETTE JAMES 05/12/1943. She was born 07/31/1921 in Laurens, Iowa.

 

Children of ROBERT JACKMAN and JOY JAMES are:

i. PATRICIA5 JACKMAN, b. 11/12/1946, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; m. (1) GREGORY OLINYK, 01/18/1969; m. (2) RICHARD WALTZ, 02/17/1990.

ii. JAMES JACKMAN, b. 02/12/1956, Denver, Colorado; m. BETH HARMON, 12/16/1978.

81. MARY PATRICIA4 JACKMAN (FRANCIS JOSEPH3, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 07/09/1923 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and died 03/16/1970 in Denver, Colorado. She married ROBERT THOMAS BURNS 06/12/1948 in Denver, Colorado. He was born 09/29/1926 in Caldwell, Idaho, and died 03/03/1987 in Denver, Colorado.

 

Children of MARY JACKMAN and ROBERT BURNS are:

i. WILLIAM FRANCIS5 BURNS, b. 02/25/1951, Denver, Colorado.

ii. MARY BRIGID BURNS, b. 04/16/1952, Denver, Colorado; d. 04/02/1968, Denver, Colorado.

iii. MARY CATHERINE BURNS, b. 02/22/1955, Denver, Colorado; m. KEVIN BUFORD REILY, 12/15/1979, Knoxville, Tennessee; b. 11/17/1954, New Orleans, Louisiana.

iv. MARY MARGARET BURNS, b. 04/18/1956, Denver, Colorado; m. THOMAS JAMES MATHEWS, 07/23/1977; b. 07/09/1955, Denver, Colorado.

v. MARY PATRICIA BURNS, b. 03/30/1957, Denver, Colorado; m. GORDON MCCLELLAN ROBINSON, 03/06/1982; b. 03/11/1956, Denver, Colorado.

vi. MARY ANN BURNS, b. 06/21/1958, Denver, Colorado; m. JOHN MARSTON ARCHBOLD, 05/24/1980; b. 12/09/1956, Moscow, Idaho.

vii. DANIEL ROBERT BURNS, b. 04/26/1959, Denver, Colorado; m. (1) NORMA GUADALUPE PADILLA, 07/01/1983; m. (2) KRISTINE LOUISE KRAHN, 12/27/1998; b. 05/23/1966, Billings, Montana.

viii. MARY KELLY THERESA BURNS, b. 04/01/1960, Denver, Colorado; m. ROBERT CLINTON MCCURDY, 03/30/1984; b. 08/20/1947, Denver, Colorado.

ix. MARY ELLEN BURNS, b. 12/24/1962, Denver, Colorado; m. NICHOLAS MARTINEZ, 12/24/1983; b. Denver, Colorado.

x. JOSEPH JOHN BURNS, b. 02/01/1964, Denver, Colorado; m. ANGELA CHASE, 01/1987; b. 1964, Denver, Colorado.

82. MARGARET ALICE4 JACKMAN (FRANCIS JOSEPH3, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 05/19/1925 in Emmetsburg,Iowa. She married HENRY FRANCIS FRAILEY 12/28/1946 in Sioux City, Iowa. He was born 12/18/1923 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

 

Children of MARGARET JACKMAN and HENRY FRAILEY are:

i. KATHLEEN MARY5 FRAILEY, b. 01/23/1948, Sayre, Pennsylvania; m. WILLIAM PULS, 10/06/1979, Elmira, New York; b. 02/07/1947, Webster, Massassachusetts.

ii. MARGARET MARY FRAILEY, b. 05/27/1949; m. STEVE HELLRUNG; b. 07/07/1947.

iii. MARY ROONEY FRAILEY, b. 05/18/1951; m. THOMAS RUSSELL; b. 05/21/1951.

iv. JOANNE MARY FRAILEY, b. 03/26/1953, Elmira, New York; m. RON HEAP; b. 08/06/1951.

v. MARY PATRICIA FRAILEY, b. 10/18/1954, Elmira, New York; m. DEAN CALLAND; b. 04/14/1954.

vi. DANIEL HENRY FRAILEY, b. 07/12/1957, Elmira, New York; m. CHRISTINE NELSON; b. 12/26/1956.

vii. MICHAEL JACKMAN FRAILEY, b. 08/15/1958, Elmira, New York; m. MARY VIRGINIA LYNCH; b. 05/26/1959.

viii. ANNE MARY FRAILEY, b. 04/09/1963; m. MANUEL MARTINEZ; b. 06/14/1963.

83. JOHN DANIEL4 JACKMAN (FRANCIS JOSEPH3, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 06/19/1927 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He married DOROTHY CALHOUN. She was born 05/30/1935, and died 12/02/1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Children of JOHN JACKMAN and DOROTHY CALHOUN are:

i. JOAN MARIE5 JACKMAN, m. DAVID BECKER.

ii. JOHN DANIEL JACKMAN, m. KELLY.

iii. MICHAEL CALHOUN JACKMAN.

iv. WORTHING FRANCIS JACKMAN, m. KATRINA LENDEN.

84. RICHARD4 JACKMAN (FRANCIS JOSEPH3, MARGARET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 04/28/1929. He married ETHEL ANN DUCOMMUN. She was born 1931.

 

Children of RICHARD JACKMAN and ETHEL DUCOMMUN are:

i. MICHAEL RICHARD5 JACKMAN, b. 01/08/1952; m. JOAN LEVISON; b. 1953.

ii. JEAN CAMILLE JACKMAN, b. 04/18/1953; m. DENNIS JULVEZAN.

iii. JOHN KEVIN JACKMAN, b. 10/10/1954.

iv. SUSAN KAY JACKMAN, b. 12/28/1956; m. DAVID LOUIS VITALI, 1981.

v. ANN ELIZABETH JACKMAN, b. 10/11/1966.

vi. MARY CLAIRE JACKMAN, b. 12/03/1967; m. JAMES CARPENTER; b. 1964.

85. JOSEPH4 BRENNAN (MARTIN J3, MARTIN F2, JAMES1) was born 08/09/1915. He married VIRGINIA ANDRES. She was born 05/16/1927.

 

Children of JOSEPH BRENNAN and VIRGINIA ANDRES are:

i. KATHERINE5 BRENNAN, b. 05/17/1950; m. (1) CHRISTOPHER KEENE; m. (2) JOSEPH MURPHY; b. 08/19/1949.

ii. JOSEPH BRENNAN, b. 03/03/1952; m. JANET KOVALCIK; b. 05/21/1948.

iii. TIMOTHY BRENNAN, b. 09/13/1954.

iv. DANIEL BRENNAN, b. 02/27/1955; m. GRACE FLYNN; b. 10/02/1959.

v. MARTIN H BRENNAN, b. 05/28/1957; d. 06/03/1957.

vi. MARY V BRENNAN, b. 01/25/1959.

vii. MICHAEL BRENNAN, b. 06/26/1960.

viii. JOHN BRENNAN, b. 04/18/1962; m. SARASWATI SUNINDYO.

ix. MARGARET BRENNAN, b. 06/10/1966.

86. JAMES4 BRENNAN (MARTIN J3, MARTIN F2, JAMES1) was born 02/01/1928. He married JOAN LANDGRAF. She was born 02/03/1926.

 

Children of JAMES BRENNAN and JOAN LANDGRAF are:

i. WILLIAM5 BRENNAN, b. 01/26/1953; m. MARY J LARSEN; b. 10/03/1956.

ii. MARY BRENNAN, b. 01/29/1955.

iii. NANCY BRENNAN, b. 05/22/1956; m. PATRICK COX; b. 12/09/1954.

iv. MARTIN BRENNAN, b. 09/15/1961.

87. TERENCE4 BRENNAN (MARTIN J3, MARTIN F2, JAMES1) was born 06/11/1928. He married MARY L KELLEY. She was born 05/27/1925.

Notes for TERENCE BRENNAN:

Headline: BRENNANS LONG A GRID FAMILY

This is a yarn about the Brennans, who have been closely identified with football since the days of the five-point touchdown. A friend from Livermore passed it along to me.

We had been discussing Terry Brennan, the Notre Dame halfback, who had run the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against Army.

"An interesting coincidence," my friend suggested, "is that Terry Brennan's father once ran 90 yards for a touchdown against Notre Dame. He played with Marquette.

"Yes," he reminsced, "his father was born and raised in Emmetsburg. In fact Terry's grandfather was town marshal in Emmetsburg for many years.

"I remember the day Terry's father scored the touchdown that gave Marquette a tie with Notre Dame. I think it was in 1911.

"Old Martin heard the news up in Emmetsburg and was justly proud. That night as he made his rounds as marshal, he visited with one and all.

" 'Did you hear about young Martin?' he'd inquire. 'He ran 90 rods for a touchdown against Notre Dame.' "

A true Iowan was old Martin. But 90 rods equals 495 yards.

* * * * * *

In South Bend Saturday night, after the Notre Dame-Tulane game, I met Martin

Brennan, Jr., father of Notre Dame's Terry. Mr Brennan practices law in

Milwaukee.

I mentioned the story, as it had been told to me, and asked him if it was

accurate.

"Not quite," he replied. " I scored the touchdown that tied Notre Dame,

but I didn't run 90 yards.

"Dad was quite a man," Mr Brennan said.

Somebody asked him one time what he thought of football.

" 'Bah,' he answered. 'Tis like throwing one ear of corn to 22 hogs.' "

 

 

More About TERENCE BRENNAN:

Occupation: Famous Notre Dame Football Coach

 

Children of TERENCE BRENNAN and MARY KELLEY are:

i. TERENCE5 BRENNAN, b. 07/20/1952; m. GILMORE LAVEZZORIO; b. 11/12/1954.

ii. DENISE BRENNAN, b. 12/28/1953; m. JOHN DWYER III; b. 07/23/1949.

iii. JANE K BRENNAN, b. 10/29/1956; m. RICHARD LIPTON; b. 02/25/1952.

iv. CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN, b. 12/21/1957; m. IRETTA DWYER; b. 10/07/1957.

v. JOSEPH BRENNAN, b. 08/25/1959; m. KAREN WALKER; b. 05/13/1960.

vi. MATTHEW BRENNAN, b. 03/22/1967; m. MARILYN HAMILTON.

88. EILEEN4 BRENNAN (MARTIN J3, MARTIN F2, JAMES1) was born 12/01/1930. She married BERNARD MCCULLOUGH. He was born 06/07/1928, and died 09/12/1991.

 

Children of EILEEN BRENNAN and BERNARD MCCULLOUGH are:

i. PATRICK5 MCCULLOUGH, b. 01/25/1961; m. MARGARET ASKEW; b. 06/26/1964.

ii. MARTIN MCCULLOUGH, b. 04/28/1962; m. SHERI SUTTON.

iii. MAUREEN MCCULLOUGH, b. 01/07/1965.

iv. ANNE MCCULLOUGH, b. 06/06/1966; m. JAMES BASS.

v. MARY MCCULLOUGH, b. 05/15/1968.

89. JOHN4 JOYNT (MARTIN3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 1915 in LeMars,Iowa, and died 01/1992 in Des Moines,Iowa. He married MARJORIE BURNS 1940.

More About JOHN JOYNT:

Fact 1: 30 years with IRS

Fact 2: WW II Vet

 

Children of JOHN JOYNT and MARJORIE BURNS are:

i. MICHAEL5 JOYNT, b. 1941; m. CHARLOTTE UDDIN, 1974.

ii. MARY ANN JOYNT, b. 1945.

90. RUTH MARY4 JOYNT (JOSEPH T.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 09/08/1911. She married JOHN GREGORY KEHR. He was born 05/25/1914 in Blue Earth, Minnesota (Source: Ancestry.com, robkehr@snowcrest.net12/26/99.), and died 12/21/1978 in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Ancestry.com, robkehr@snowcrest.net12/26/99.).

More About RUTH MARY JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, Emmetsburg, Iowa

 

Children of RUTH JOYNT and JOHN KEHR are:

i. JOHN JOSEPH5 KEHR, m. ANNE THERESE BRENNAN.

ii. WILLIAM FRANCES KEHR, m. BARBARA PRUSCH.

iii. LOUISE MARY KEHR, m. JACOB RYAN.

iv. RICHARD EARL KEHR, m. ALICE LAWRENCE.

v. JEAN ARLENE KEHR, m. LARRY HILBERT, 06/30/1975; b. 04/12/1950, Algona, Iowa; d. 02/26/1997, Algona, Iowa.

vi. JANE MARGARET KEHR, m. GARRY HILBERT, 10/13/1973; b. 04/12/1950, Algona, Iowa.

vii. ANN ELLEN KEHR, m. MICHAEL RYAN.

viii. MICHAEL ROBERT KEHR.

91. EARL4 JOYNT (JOSEPH T.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 12/25/1912 in Emmetsburg Iowa, and died 05/27/1997 in Emmetsburg Iowa. He married ROSELLA BISENIUS 03/25/1940 in Whittemore.

 

Children of EARL JOYNT and ROSELLA BISENIUS are:

i. GERALD5 JOYNT, m. JANICE HARRISON.

ii. MARY JOYNT, m. ROBERT JOHNSON.

iii. CLEM JOYNT.

iv. PAUL JOYNT, m. ROSEMARY HIGGINS.

v. WILLIAM JOYNT, m. CINDA HIGGINS.

vi. ROBERT B JOYNT, b. 12/31/1950, Emmetsburg Iowa; m. JACKIE JORDAHL, 11/18/1972, Rake,Iowa; b. 09/23/1953, Buffalo Center, Iowa.

92. FRANCIS E4 JOYNT (JOSEPH T.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 10/19/1914, and died Bef. 1998. He married MARION MYERS.

More About FRANCIS E JOYNT:

Military service: 1944, Army/Serving in India

 

Children of FRANCIS JOYNT and MARION MYERS are:

i. JOSEPH5 JOYNT.

ii. CHARLES JOYNT.

iii. DANIEL JOYNT, m. CHERI DALY.

iv. JULIA JOYNT, m. BRUCE RASMUSSEN.

v. JOHN JOYNT, m. SUSAN CONWAY.

vi. JANE JOYNT.

vii. LYNN JOYNT.

viii. SUSAN JOYNT.

93. VENITA CATHERINE4 JOYNT (JOSEPH T.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 07/30/1918. She married RICHARD WILLITS.

More About VENITA CATHERINE JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, Emmetsburg, Iowa

 

Child of VENITA JOYNT and RICHARD WILLITS is:

i. JUDITH5 WILLITS, m. (1) WILLIAM KELLENBERGER; m. (2) LLOYD POTTRATZ.

94. VERONICA BRIDGET4 JOYNT (JOSEPH T.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 07/30/1918, and died Bef. 1998. She married VERN HIETHOFF.

More About VERONICA BRIDGET JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, Carroll, Iowa

 

Children of VERONICA JOYNT and VERN HIETHOFF are:

i. REGINA5 HIETHOFF, m. STEVEN COLLISON.

ii. JOAN HIETHOFF, m. FEDERICK STONE.

iii. PATRICIA HIETHOFF, m. (1) RONALD WATERMAN; m. (2) RONALD HULTMAN.

iv. JOYCE HIETHOFF, m. SCOTT ANTISDEL.

v. HELEN HIETHOFF, m. LYNN LAYER.

vi. DOUGLAS HIETHOFF.

95. LOUIS ROBERT4 JOYNT (JOSEPH T.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 11/18/1919. He married JENNY WAYEHOFF.

Notes for LOUIS ROBERT JOYNT:

At time of brother Lloyd's death in 1998, of Des Moines,IA

Thursday Reporter (Palo Alto County), Oct. 22, 1942

Louis Joynt Promoted

Louis Joynt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Joynt of here, was advanced recently to the rank of sergeant in the medical corps at Lake Charles, La. His brother, Frank Joynt, has been with the United States armed forces in India since August.

 

More About LOUIS ROBERT JOYNT:

Military service: 1944, Sgt./Victoria, Texas

 

Children of LOUIS JOYNT and JENNY WAYEHOFF are:

i. JANE5 JOYNT.

ii. JOANN JOYNT.

iii. JANICE JOYNT.

iv. SEAN JOYNT.

v. JULIE JOYNT.

vi. JILL JOYNT.

96. LLOYD MICHAEL4 JOYNT (JOSEPH T.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 11/18/1919, and died 08/01/1998. He married ARLENE ELBERT.

Notes for LLOYD MICHAEL JOYNT:

Funeral Services for LIoyd M. Joynt Were Held Monday In Emmetsburg

Lloyd M Joynt age 78, a lifelong resident of Emmetsburg, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at Palo Alto County Hospital, Emmetsburg. Funeral services for Mr. Joynt were held Monday, Aug. 3, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg, The Rev. Eugene Murray will officiate.

Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Ascherl Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Casket bearers are Marte Elbert, Richaid Kehr, Bob Joynt, John Joynt, Pat Joynt and Steve Drew.

Lloyd Michael Joynt was born Nov. 18, 1919, in Emmetsburg, the son of Joseph T. and Julia (Joyce) Joynt. He attended country school and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Emmetsburg in 1939.

On Dec. 31, 1945, Lloyd Joynt and Arlene M. Elbert were married at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. The couple farmed for 47 years in rural Emmetsburg. In 1988 they moved into Emmetsburg and Mr. Joynt retired from farming in 1992.

Lloyd Joynt was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Emmetsburg Knights of Columbus #936.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene; four daughters, Kathleen and Michael Rowe of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Veronica Berres of South St. Paul, Minn., Mary Ellen and Ned Munn of Emmetsburg, and Alice Ann and Jerry Stillman of Graettinger; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild

Also surviving are four sisters and a twin brother: Ruth Kehr and Venita Willits, both of Emmetsburg, Blanche Hanrahan, and Louis and Jenny Joynt, all of Des Moines, and Evelyn and Leon Hiebeier of Chandler, Ariz.

His parents; two sisters, Vera Heithoff and Grace Joynt and four brothers, Earl, Francis, Hugh and Clem Joynt preceded Mr. Joynt in death.

Obituary taken from The Reporter, Emmetsburg, IA dated 8/04/1998 page 3.

 

 

Children of LLOYD JOYNT and ARLENE ELBERT are:

i. KATHLEEN5 JOYNT, m. MIKE ROWE.

Notes for KATHLEEN JOYNT:

At time of father's death of Ingrove Heights, MN

ii. VERONICA JOYNT, m. ? BERRES.

Notes for VERONICA JOYNT:

At time of father's death of South St. Paul, MN

iii. MARY ELLEN JOYNT, m. NED MUNN.

Notes for MARY ELLEN JOYNT:

At time of father's death of Emmetsburg,IA

iv. ALICE ANN JOYNT, m. JERRY STILLMAN.

Notes for ALICE ANN JOYNT:

At time of father's death of Graettinger, IA.

97. EVELYN4 JOYNT (JOSEPH T.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) She married LEO HEIBELER.

Notes for EVELYN JOYNT:

At time of brother Lloyd's death in 1998, of Chandler, AZ

More About EVELYN JOYNT:

Occupation: 1944, Registered nurse/Carroll, Iowa

 

Children of EVELYN JOYNT and LEO HEIBELER are:

i. JAMES5 HEIBELER.

ii. ROBERT HEIBELER, m. MARILYN.

iii. MARY ANN HEIBELER.

iv. BARBARA HEIBELER.

v. DAVID HEIBLER.

vi. DICK HEIBLER.

vii. VIRGINIA HEIBLER.

viii. SUSIE HEIBLER.

98. HUGH4 JOYNT (JOSEPH T.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) died Bef. 1998. He married ELLEN ELBERT.

 

Children of HUGH JOYNT and ELLEN ELBERT are:

i. THOMAS5 JOYNT, m. SUE ANDERSON.

ii. PATRICK JOYNT, m. MAGGIE THESEFIELD.

iii. JAMES JOYNT, m. ROXANNA ALLEN.

iv. THERESE JOYNT.

v. MICHAEL JOYNT.

99. BLANCHE CECILIA4 JOYNT (JOSEPH T.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 08/27/1916 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Joynt,Blanche Cecilia born 8-27-16 in Emmetsburg,IowaFather Joseph T. Joynt age 36 born in Iowa, farmerMother Julia Ann Joyce age 30 born in Iowa5 children born, 5 living.). She married LOUIS HANRAHAN.

Notes for BLANCHE CECILIA JOYNT:

At time of brother Lloyd's death in 1998 of Des Moines, Iowa

More About BLANCHE CECILIA JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, Des Moines, Iowa

 

Child of BLANCHE JOYNT and LOUIS HANRAHAN is:

i. JEROME5 HANRAHAN.

100. MARY ELLEN4 JOYNT (ROBERT J.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 12/22/1915. She married WILLIAM THOMAN.

 

Children of MARY JOYNT and WILLIAM THOMAN are:

i. JOAN5 THOMAN, b. 12/24/1946; m. JOSEPH STEVEN.

ii. MARY THOMAN, b. 11/20/1948; m. LES MEDDIN.

iii. MARK THOMAN, b. 12/29/1949.

iv. ANNE THOMAN, b. 09/15/1955; m. BLAISE RASTELLA.

101. PATRICIA4 JOYNT (ROBERT J.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 02/05/1920. She married CLIFF OLSON.

 

Children of PATRICIA JOYNT and CLIFF OLSON are:

i. JAMES5 OLSON, b. 10/02/1941; m. MEREDITH DARA.

ii. THOMAS OLSON, b. 10/15/1942.

iii. TIMOTHY OLSON, b. 08/09/1950.

iv. POLLY OLSON, b. 10/09/1955; m. JAMES PORTER.

102. MARGARET4 JOYNT (ROBERT J.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 07/11/1922. She married WILLIAM BUSHWALLER.

 

Children of MARGARET JOYNT and WILLIAM BUSHWALLER are:

i. MARY MARGARET5 BUSHWALLER, b. 10/11/1943; m. MATTHEW PEREZ.

ii. QUYNN BUSHWALLER, b. 10/15/1948; m. THOMAS COLALUCA.

iii. GEORGE BUSHWALLER, b. 02/25/1955.

iv. WILLIAM BUSHWALLER, b. 05/01/1958.

v. MARGARET BUSHWALLER, b. 02/11/1964.

103. ROBERT4 JOYNT (ROBERT J.3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 12/22/1925. He married MARGARET MCGIVERN.

 

Children of ROBERT JOYNT and MARGARET MCGIVERN are:

i. ROBERT5 JOYNT, b. 05/28/1954; m. YE-YENG WANG.

ii. PATRICIA JOYNT, b. 12/03/1955; m. DONALD GOODMAN.

iii. MARY MAUREEN JOYNT, b. 10/09/1957; m. EDMUND WODARSKI.

iv. ANNE JOYNT, b. 05/08/1959.

v. THOMAS JOYNT, b. 01/24/1961; m. BETSY NICHOLS.

vi. KATHLEEN JOYNT, b. 05/19/1964; m. MICHAEL PIEPER.

104. MARY FLORENCE4 JOYNT (ALBERT3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 10/20/1927. She married WILLIAM J. WARD 10/29/1949.

 

Children of MARY JOYNT and WILLIAM WARD are:

i. MICHAEL JOYNT5 WARD, b. 04/09/1950; m. JULIE FISCHER, 09/21/1986.

ii. PATRICK WILLIAM WARD, b. 05/22/1954; m. ANNE CHARLAND, 10/07/1978.

iii. THOMAS JOSEPH WARD, b. 10/07/1962; m. JANET MARIE HAYES, 10/10/1987.

105. MARIE JOSEPHINE4 JOYNT (DAVID WILLIAM3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 03/19/1919. She married WILFRED KLAFFKE.

 

Child of MARIE JOYNT and WILFRED KLAFFKE is:

i. KAY5 KLAFFKE, b. 07/06/1945, Spencer,Iowa; m. PETE WALDRON, 05/01/1965; b. 05/25/1944.

106. ELSIE4 JOYNT (DAVID WILLIAM3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 02/08/1923. She married LOUIS ATTEL 03/13/1945. He was born 06/27/1919.

 

Children of ELSIE JOYNT and LOUIS ATTEL are:

i. PATRICK5 ATTEL, b. 03/23/1946; m. PATRICIA CALLISON, 06/10/1972.

ii. ANTHONY ATTEL, b. 03/10/1947; m. BETSY THOMAS.

iii. MARGO ATTEL, b. 05/16/1951; m. MANUEL BEJARNO.

iv. CAROL ATTEL, b. 09/24/1960.

v. EDWARD ATTEL, b. 12/19/1964.

107. MICHAEL ROBERT4 JOYNT (DAVID WILLIAM3, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 05/25/1930 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He married (1) VIVIAN RETHA KESSEL 06/06/1951 in Des Moines, Iowa, daughter of RALPH KESSEL and RETHA SMITH. She was born 08/04/1934 in Fairfield, Iowa. He married (2) AVANELLE KOCI 11/1997 in Naples,Florida, daughter of MILO KOCI and ELLEN WILSON. She was born 06/08/1934 in LaCrosse, Kansas.

 

Children of MICHAEL JOYNT and VIVIAN KESSEL are:

i. CATHERINE MARY5 JOYNT, b. 03/21/1952, Davenport, Iowa; m. JOHN HENRY LABATH JR, 06/06/1977, Naples, Florida; b. 08/03/1950, Davenport, Iowa.

Notes for CATHERINE MARY JOYNT:

Friday, March 21, 1952

Top Headlines This Quarter

ON A VOTE OF 66 TO 10, THE JAPANESE PEACE TREATY PASSES THE U.S. SENATE. GEORGE KENNAN BECOMES UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE SOVIET UNION. PRESIDENT TRUMAN FORMALLY ANNOUNCES THE END OF A STATE OF WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN. ONE-MILLION PEOPLE WATCH NEVADA A-BOMB BLAST ON TV.

 

Top Songs For 1952

Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson Cry - Johnnie Ray

Wheel Of Fortune - Kay Starr You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford

Half As Much - Rosemary Clooney Anytime - Eddie Fisher

Botch-A-Me - Rosemary Clooney Delicado - Percy Faith

 

Prices US President

House $16,800.00 Harry Truman

Car $1,850.00 US Vice President

Milk $.96 Alben Barkley

Gas $.20 March 21 Birthdays

Bread $.16 James Coco - 1929

Postage Stamp $0.03 Karen Kain - 1951

Avg Income $3,515.00 Matthew Broderick - 1961

 

Academy Award Winners

Best Picture: The Greatest Show On Earth Produced By Cecil B. Demille

Best Actor: Gary Cooper High Noon

Best Actress: Shirley Booth Come Back, Little Sheba

 

1952 Sports Headlines

ANDREA MEAD LAWRENCE WINS GIANT SLALOM FOR U.S. AS OLYMPICS OPEN. TROY RUTTMAN WINS INDY 500 AVERAGING 129 MPH. YANKEES WIN THIRD WORLD SERIES IN A ROW AFTER DEFEATING DODGERS. SUGAR RAY ROBINSON RETIRES AS MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION. LIONS DEFEAT BROWNS 17-7 TO TAKE FOOTBALL TITLE.

 

More About CATHERINE MARY JOYNT:

Fact 1: A.A.S in Comp. Programming from Scott Comm. College

Fact 2: Board of Governors Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Ill. Univ.

Fact 3: Chief of Info. Systems for a group of Medical Labs(Metropolitan Medical Labs)

ii. DEBORAH ANN JOYNT, b. 04/14/1954, Rockford, Illinois; m. (1) SCOTT HAMMA, 06/12/1972, Davenport,Iowa; b. Davenport, Iowa; m. (2) THOMAS LANG, Abt. 1988, Davenport,Iowa.

iii. KERRY MICHAEL JOYNT, b. 10/08/1955, Emmetsburg, Iowa; m. SUSAN NOVAK, 06/12/1977, Naples, Florida; b. 04/05/1959.

iv. STEPHEN PATRICK JOYNT, b. 09/03/1956, Des Moines, Iowa; m. KATHLEEN DIANE SAYLOR, 06/12/1977, Naples, Florida; b. 03/31/1957, Tampa, Florida.

v. THERESA COLLEEN JOYNT, b. 05/30/1959, Des Moines, Iowa; m. (1) JOHN GARGIULO; m. (2) STEVEN TRACY, 12/29/1978, Naples, Florida.

108. MARY4 DAWSON (ELIZABETH GERTIE3 JOYNT, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) She married EARL MASON.

 

Children of MARY DAWSON and EARL MASON are:

i. SHEILA5 MASON, m. (1) LARRY COLE; m. (2) KENNETH BOWDEN.

ii. ROSEMARY MASON.

iii. ALBERT MASON.

109. DOROTHY4 DAWSON (ELIZABETH GERTIE3 JOYNT, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) She married JAMES JENKINS.

 

Children of DOROTHY DAWSON and JAMES JENKINS are:

i. JOANN5 JENKINS.

ii. GAIL JENKINS.

iii. ERIC JENKINS.

110. LOUIS JOHN4 LAUGHLIN (LAURA ELLEN3 JOYNT, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) was born 08/14/1932. He married LAVONNE KOECKE.

 

Children of LOUIS LAUGHLIN and LAVONNE KOECKE are:

i. THOMAS5 LAUGHLIN, m. SHERYL CARLSON.

ii. KEVIN LAUGHLIN.

iii. PATRICK LAUGHLIN.

iv. MARY LAUGHLIN.

111. MARY ANN4 LAUGHLIN (LAURA ELLEN3 JOYNT, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) She married JERRY NEEDHAM.

 

Children of MARY LAUGHLIN and JERRY NEEDHAM are:

i. NANCY5 NEEDHAM, m. RANDY JANSEN.

ii. JOAN NEEDHAM, m. JAMES GOODLAXIN.

iii. CHARLES NEEDHAM, m. ANN JACOBSON.

iv. KATHERINE NEEDHAM, m. ROGER SACKETT.

v. DANIEL NEEDHAM, m. SUE ANDERSON.

vi. JAMES NEEDHAM.

vii. DAVID NEEDHAM.

viii. ROBERT NEEDHAM.

ix. SCOTT NEEDHAM.

112. JAMES4 SOUTHWORTH (CECELIA MILDRED3 JOYNT, BRIDGET2 BRENNAN, JAMES1) He married TOKI.

 

Children of JAMES SOUTHWORTH and TOKI are:

i. JOHN5 SOUTHWORTH.

ii. KATHY SOUTHWORTH.

iii. TERRY SOUTHWORTH.

iv. CYNTHIA SOUTHWORTH.


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