|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1848, Canada|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 1932|
Widow of Bernard Brennan Was 84, Coming To The County In 1854 Mrs. Mary Brennan, widow of the late Bernard Brennan of Cato, died at her home, 916 Lincoln boulevard, shortly before midnight last night. She had been ill for several months from infirmities of old age and her demise was not unexpected. Funeral services will be held Friday morning, with mass at Sacred Heart church and interment at Maple Grove.
Mrs. Brennan was 84 years of age. She was born in Lower Canada in 1848, shortly after the family had come from County Clare, Ireland. She came with her parents to Manitowoc county in 1854 and the old homestead at Cato was taken up. Her father, Michael Murphy, was for many years a prominent citizen of the Cato-Maple Grove neighborhood and represented his district in the state assembly at Madison. A large family was reared of which Mrs. Brennan, the oldest child, was the last survivor. The late John, Jeremiah, Michael H., Peter and William Murphy were her brothers.
Married in 1867 Mary Murphy married Bernard Brennan in May, 1867, and they took up a neighboring farm in Cato now operated by their son Joseph. Mr. Brennan died in 1904.
Mrs. Brennan is survived by seven children, Joseph of Cato, John of Oshkosh, Mary of this city, Mrs. J.S. Laughlin of Fond du Lac, Mrs. John M. Kelley of Cato, Mrs. J.E. Murphy of Edgerton, Wyoming, Mrs. J.E. O'Connor of Appleton and a niece whom she reared, Mrs. Joseph M. Zahorik, of this city. There are 29 grandchildren and there were two sons, William and Bernard who died years ago.Mrs. Brennan was a woman beloved by a wide circle of friends.While on the old farm she was a leading member of the St. Patrick's congregation at Maple Grove and since moving to this city, some fifteen years ago, she had been an active member of the Sacred Heart congregation
Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, December 28, 1932 P.2
Bernard Brennan (1834 - 1904)*
Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery
Created by: M Carter
Record added: Jun 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91814835