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

Julia Brennan


Julia Manning Brennan
Born: June 30, 1865
Died: February 6, 1953
Married: Thomas W. Brennan January 30, 1883

Parents: Thomas and Mary Shanley Manning

John married Margaret Mahoney
Katherine married Patrick Murphy
Bridget married Patrick Duffy
Thomas Jr. (1860-1880)
Michael F. married Catherine Theresa Whalen April 29,1889
Julia married Thomas W Brennan
Ellen married William G. Whalen May 7 1889
James Joseph married Anna Calvey November 6, 1906
Jeremiah M. married Catherine A. Dungan (Duncan) July 20, 1880

Eugene married Dorothy Thornton
Mary married Michael C Mullarkey

Pioneer Wexford Lady Funeral
Held Monday
Mrs. Thomas Brennan, 87, passed away Friday at St. Francis Hospital, LaCrosse, where she has been a patient the past year and one half. Death was attributed to the infirmities of age and she has been in failing health for a long time.
As Julia Manning, she was born June 30th, 1865 in Lafayette township a daughter of Thomas Manning and Mary Schale. She was married to Thomas W. Brennan of the same community and for many years they farmed before they moved to Lansing about 25 years ago. He preceded her in death in 1935 and she continued to make her home here until about six years ago when she went to LaCrosse where she made her home with her son Jim. Besides he, she is survived by a son Thomas, Orkney, Sask., Canada; Eugene of Lansing, and two daughters, Mrs. Mike Mullarkey, of Lafayette, and Miss Katherine of Sand Springs, Iowa. Other survivors include 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Obit con't

Mrs. Brennan was a truly refined lady, beloved by old and young alike. She was a member of the Rosary Society and the Women's Catholic League during her active years, devoted to her home and church and bore her long suffering with Christian fortitude. It is with sincere regret that many acquaintances will read of her passing.
The funeral services were held from the Gene Brennan home to Immaculate Conception Church at Lansing Monday morning at ten o'clock with Msgr. Henry Scharphoff offering the Mass of Requiem and delivering an appropriate sermon. Honorary pall bearers from the Rosary Society were mesdames Joe Weipert, John Ferring, Nick Ferring, Robert Guider, John Wendler and Leo Krieger. Casket bearers were Leonard Bennett, Roger Bensfeld, LaCrosse; James Delaney, Francis Kernan, Joe Manning and Carl Mullarkey, of Lafayette. Interment was made in the family lot in Wexford Cemetery with Father Maurice Tracy saying the final prayers at the graveside.
Among the out of town relatives and friends attending the wake and funeral services were; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Manning, Mrs. Bea Connelly, Mrs. Lizzie Guider, Madison, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steffens, Mr and Mrs. William Bohrer, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mr. James Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bensfeld, LaCrosse; Miss Katherine Brennan, Sand Springs; Miss Marguerite Brennan, Hopkinton; Miss Catherine Mullarkey, Waterloo, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bennett, Mr. George Oeltginder, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Michschl, LaCrosse, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Betthauser, Onalaska, Wis.; a number of relatives and friends from Waukon and vicinity. Pvt. Ralph Brennan of Fort Riley, Kansas, arrived too late for the funeral.
From the Allamakee Journal:
January 30, 1933

To Mr. and Mrs. Thos. W. Brennan of this city was vouchsafed the great honor of spending fifty years of married life together. They were former residents of Lafayette township, their marriage at Wexford church January 30, 1883, uniting two of the pioneer and prominent families of that historic section, his wife being Miss Julia Manning.
The day was informally observed by a family gathering and dinner at which all of their children but one son, Thomas, of Orkney, Sask., Canada, and their families were present. They were: Eugene, James, Mrs. Mary Mullarkey and Miss Catherine. The following friends also helped them celebrate the day: Miss Anna Kerndt, Ben Connelly and Messrs. Leonard McNally and Johnnie Mullarkey.
The Journal congratulates its old time friends and wishes them many more anniversaries.

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Source: Allamakee Journal, Family history

Mary Gleason Thornton, Julia Manning Brennan, Lucina Byrnes Guider