Immaculate Conception - Wexford
1416 Great River Rd ~ Lansing, IA 52151
Pastor: Rev. John Moser

Eugene Brennan


Eugene (Owen) Brennan

Born: 1824 in County Cork, Ireland
Died: August 14, 1881
Married: 1st wife ; Mary Collins Brennan on October 6, 1852, one of the first recorded marriages in Wexford.
2nd wife: married Hanora Mannion Manning 1868

Parents: James & Kate (Donovan) Brennan

Siblings: unknown

by Mary Collins Brennan:
Thomas (1859-1935) married Julia Manning (1865-1953)
Daniel J (1861-1890) married Mary E Whalen
Kathryn (Kate)(1854-1906) married Thomas Mooney
James Daniel married Mary Anne Mooney (dau of Michael Mooney)

by Hanora Manning Brennan:
Margaret Ann (Maggie) 1870-1951 married Steve Flynn

Eugene was the first generation Brennan that settled at Wexford. Eugene also went by the name of Owen.

Note: The name "Eugene" is an Anglicized version of the Celtic name "Eoghan" (pronounced OWE-an), meaning "well born". Since the Irish often spelled their names phonetically, the name Owen, became interchangeable with the name "Eugene". So, if one were to pronounce the name "Eugene" in true Celtic fashion, it would come out as "Owen". This explains the reason that on some documents, Eugene Brennan used the name "Owen".

Source: family history submitted by
Great Grandson Jerry Brennan;
Waukon Democrat; - Manning Family Tree

 Eugene Brennan Marker

 Waukon Democrat, August 18, 1881

Another old resident is gone in the person of Eugene Brennan of Lafayette Township who died Sunday morning of dysentery after a short illness.
Mr. Brennan was a man of great firmness in character and was very successful in his business management having acquired a considerable amount of property. He leaves a wife and several children.

Other notes collected by Jerry Brennan, a Great Grandson of Eugene Brennan:

William McCoy.
On September 28th, 1850, the Congress of The United States of America approved " An act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States of America". On February 20, 1852, William McCoy, a private in Captain Hoffman's Company "D"; Second Regiment; United States Infantry in the Florida War, was awarded 160 acres by President Millard Fillmore.
On July 26, 1852, William McCoy sold his 160 acres to Eugene Brennan for $132.50.

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