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Thomas and Mary Ann (Bromley) Brennan Family Bible

There was no title page with this Bible, which is in very fragile and deteriorated condition. The title page for the New Testament was copied to provide some publishing frame of reference; however, there is no publication date found on the New Testament title page or the verso of that title page.

Images:
Cover
Notes
Genealogy
Births
Marriage certificate
Marriages
Deaths
Photograph of man, woman, and child
Photograph of child
Note for 60th birthday
Note for 59th birthday
Note
Obituaries
Deaths
Poem
New Testament

Transcription:
Page 1:
Holy Bible
Book Devine
preashous treasher
thou art mine
Mine to tell me
how to live
Mine to tell me
how to die

M.A.B.
September 3th
1881

Page 2:

Mary Ann Bromley. was born in Staily Bridge. Near Manchester. ju Ashton Under lyne [the y in lyne has been changed to an i]. England. and emigrated to America ju july 1849. and was Born June the 21st 1840.

Mary Ann B

Page 3:

[Page titled “Genealogy”]

Thos.. Brennen. Born. In Ireland in. . 1830. Came to this country in 1848 Was raised in ireland Ballin..AKill .. Co. Carlow ireland

Was marid to. Marrey an Bromley in Chicago in 1857. April..57..

[The above text is repeated and signed “May Brennen, Age 8 Years”, apparently Miss Brennen’s handwriting practice]

Page 4:

[Page titled “Births”]

Born on the 26 of September 1858
Thomas James Brennen. ju Chicago. Ills
Born on the 14 of April 1861 James and
John Brennen. ju Edgewood. Ills
Born on the 5th of November 1863
Lewis Aaron Brennen. ju Vermillion Ills
Born on the 8th of October 1866 William Brennen.
ju Chicago. Born on the 28 of March. 1869
Samuel Brennen. ju Arcola. Ills
Born on the 17 of November 1871 Mary A
Brennen. ju Arcola. Douglas Co. Ill.
Born on the 6th of November 1876.
Heny Clay Brennen in Princeton
Indiana.
Born on the 27th of November
1878 Ellen Elizabeth Brennen
in Vincennes Indiana
Born on Aug 22nd 1882
Francis Brennen in Chicago
Born on the 28 of July 1884.
Albert Walter Brennen in Chicago, Ill.

Page 5: Marriage certificate [Form with specifics filled in by hand]

To all whom it may concern:
Be it known:
that on the 30th April
One thousand eight hundred & 57
At Chicago
The subscriber
United in Marriage
Thos. Brennen
& Mary Ann. Bromley.

[Areas for witness signatures have been left blank; no signature for the officiant is given]

Page 6: [Page titled “Marriages”]

Lewis Brennen and
Belle Raffen January 7th 1886.

James Brennan and Huldah Joerndt
married June - 1887
John Brennan and Lilly Sinclair
married July – 1887
Wm Brennan and Kitty Cook
married June 21 – 1893
Mae Brennan and Chas. C. Smiley
Dec. 28 – 1893
Chas. Brennan and Eliz. Allen
married 1903 [1903 was written in pen instead of lead, but appears to be by the same hand as the rest of the text on this page]
Nellie Brennan and James Abbott
married Jan. 6 – 1917
Henry Brennan and Eva Blonar [An e has been written over the a to change name to Bloner]
married Dec. 1919 [The date Dec. 1919 has been written in pen instead of lead, but appears to be by the same hand]
Thomas J. Brennan and Carrie Huffa
married -

[A newspaper clipping has been affixed to the page. This clipping does not include the newspaper’s name and is undated, although “1948” has been written by hand next to the clipping. The text of newspaper clipping is immediately below.]

L.A. Brennan
Louis A. Brennan, retired yardmaster, passed away at Ventura, Calif., Dec. 1. He has retired in 1945 after 39 years of service, which began in 1906 when he hired out as a switchman at Western avenue. He was promoted to yardmaster at State street, Sept. 21, 1914, where he remained until his retirement in 1945. He is survived by his widow, two sisters and a brother.

Page 7 [Page consists only of an image of funereal art with the heading “Deaths” and includes an affixed newspaper clipping, undated and lacking newspaper title. The text of the newspaper clipping is immediately below]

Brennan—Irene, beloved daughter of William and Katie Brennan (nee Cook), at Berwyn Aug. 31.
Funeral Thursday at 11 a.m., by carriages to Rose Hill.

Page 8: [Paged titled “Deaths”. Entries have been written in different hands at apparently different times]

William Brennan died Jan. 2 – 1946 at 429 no.
Learnington Av. beloved husband of Katie, fond
father of Kathryn Gilmore and Mildred Hyaslop. Grand-
“ “ Ruth Gilmore. brother of Mae Brennan and
Nellie Abbott – Resting at funeral home (318 W. Central Ave.-
Austin. Service Sat 2:30 p.m. Jan. 5) Interment {Rosehill}

Died on 5th of January
1872 Saml Brennen.
aged 2 yrs. 9 mon. & 8 days. (Arcola) [“(Arcola)” has been written in lead whereas the rest of this entry was written in ink.]

Died on Oct 18th 1882 – Chicago [“Chicago” has been written in lead whereas the rest of this entry was written in ink.]
Frankie Brennen-aged 2 months & 1 day-

Died on the 1st. of Oct. 1884-
Albert Walter Brennen. Aged
2 months and 3 days- (Chicago) [“(Chicago)” has been written in lead whereas the rest of this entry was written in ink.]

Thomas Brennen died in Chicago, Sunday,
September 12th 1886. 2.30 PM-
aged 56 years- (Arcola)

Mary A Brennan died October 21.
1913. Aged 73 years and 4 months.
Buried in Rosehill. Oct. 23.

Thos. J. Brennan died in Chicago, Sat. (7:40 Pm.
May 9- 1914. Age 55 years, 8 mos. Funeral Tuesday
May 12th 1 Pm. To Rosehill.

[Affixed to the top of this page are 3 newspaper clippings of death notices, undated, from unspecified newspapers]

BRENNAN—Thomas J. May 9, aged 55, son of late Thomas and Mary A. Brennan, brother of John, James, Louis, William, Mae, Charles, Henry and Nellie. Funeral from late residence. 439 Lawler-av., Tuesday. 1 p.m., carriages to Rosehill.

BROMLEY—On Thursday, Oct. 16, 1879, at her late residence, 69 Cornelia-st., Mrs. MARY A. BROMLEY, aged 74 years 4 months. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m., to Graceland.

BRENNAN—Mary A., Oct. 21, age 73 years, widow of the late Thos., mother of Thos., John, James, Louis, William, Mae, Charles, Henry and Nelly. Funeral Thursday, 1 p.m., from late residence, 5233 W. Ontario-st., by carriages, to Rosehill.

Page 9: [Photograph (bw) of unidentified man, woman, and infant. Style of clothing suggests 1850’s-1870’s.]

Page 10: [Verso of photograph, imprinted with following:]

W.H. Horine,
Photographer,
145 Lake St.

Negative kept for future orders

Page 11: [Photograph (bw), unidentified boy, aged approximately 4 years.]

Page 12: [Handwritten text, anonymous, written on author’s 60th birthday (June 21, 1900) and praising God for blessings. Location is Berwynn]

Page 13: [Similar to Page 12, handwritten text, anonymous, written on author’s 59th birthday (June 21, 1899), praising God. Location is Berwynn]

Page 14: [Similar to pages 12 and 13, handwritten text, anonymous, on Wabash Railroad Company form. Dated June 21, 1908]

Page 15: [Verso of page 14, with continuation of previous page’s text]

Page 16: [Photocopies (3 identical) of newspaper obituary from undated and unidentified publication.]

BRENNAN—Mary A. Oct. 21, age 73 years, widow of the late Thos., mother of Thos., John, James, Louis, William, Mae, Charles, Henry and Nelly. Funeral Thursday, 1 p.m., from late residence, 5233 W. Ontarios-st., by carriages to Rosehill.

Page 17: [Page Titled “Deaths”]

On Thursday, Oct 16th, 1879, at her late residence, 69 Cornelia street, Mrs Mary A Bromley, aged 74 years and 4 months. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. to Graceland

Lewis Aaron Brennan died Niles-Ill Feb 17-1927-Age 63 yrs & 3 mos. – Interment- Oak –Ridge-

Henry Clay Brennan died on Tuesday Feb. 20 1934- 10:45 A.M. & buried Thursday Feb. 22 – in Breedsville Mich. Age 57 yrs. 3 mos.

John Brennen – died Sept. 14, 1937. Interment Oak Ridge. Sept 16-1937. Age 76 years-5 mos.

James H. Brennan – Died at Clarinda Iowa, June 14-1944 aged 83 years 2 months – Remains taken to Chicago. Funeral at Forest Home June 17.

Charles W. Brennan, Died Sept 9-1944, aged 70 years 1 month 5 days. Funeral Tuesday, Sep 12. Buried Breedsville Cemetery.

[5 newsapaper clippings from undated, unidentified newspapers, are affixed to the page:]

BRENNAN—IRENE, beloved daughter of William and Katie Brennan (nee Cook), at Berwyn Aug. 31. Funeral Thursday at 11 a.m., by carriages to Rose Hill.

BRENNAN—William Brennan, Jan. 2, 1946, of 429 N. Leamington avenue, beloved husband of Katie, fond father of Kathryn Gilmore and Mildred Hyslop, grandfather of Ruth Gilmore, brother of Mae Brennan and Nellie Abbott. Resting at funeral home, 318 N. Central av., Austin. Services Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Interment Rosehill, Aus. 0017.

CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank Rev. Scott MacDonald and our many friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of Henry C. Brennan.
-The Brennan Family

BRENNEN—Louis A. Brennen. Feb. 17, 1927, at 63 years. beloved husband of Isabelle (nee Raffen), fond father of Louis A., William, Grace Mulcahy and Eleanor Whitsell. brother of John, James, Charles, Henry, Mae and Nellie Abbott. Remains in state at funeral church, 3834-36 Irving Park-blvd., where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment Oakridge

BRENNEN—John Brennen, Sept. 14, 1937, of 1146 Holley court, Oak Park, husband of the late Lilly Sinclaire Brennen, father of Mabel B. Teed, Evelyn B. Johnson, Hazel B. O’Harra, and Edwena Brennen, brother of James H., William, Charles, Mae, and Nellie Abbott. Resting at funeral home, 318-320 N. Central avenue, Austin. Funeral Thursday, 3 p.m. Interment Oakridge.

Page 18: [Handwritten text, anonymous and dated April 17, 1887. Poem titled “Sabbath Days”]

Brennen CVR: [Image of the Bible’s front cover. ]

Brennen New Testament CVR: [Title Page]

The
New Testament
Of our
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
Translated
Out of the original Greek,
And
With the former translations diligently compared and revised.

Cincinnati:
Hitchcock & Walden, Publishers