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Title: Angela Brennan Papers

Dates: 1870s-2007

Collection Number: 10628

Quantity: 14.25 feet

Abstract: Includes working notes and index cards of area interviewees, oral history   
audiotapes and research materials on baptisms, marriages, cemeteries, and deaths derived from Catholic Church records in ND, specifically from churches in Litchville, Montpelier, Marion, Jamestown. Also contains indices, newspaper clippings, booklets, publications, Stott family information and photographs, genealogical information from surrounding states, and newsletters.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Angela Brennan Papers between 1993- 2009.  This document was prepared by Emily (Ergen) Schultz in September 2009 and updated in July 2011.
           
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 BIOGRAPHY, ANGELA J. (STOTT) BRENNAN

 Biography from Angela Brennan Papers, MS 238,
Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

Angela Juanita Stott was born October 23, 1919, daughter of Frank E. and Mary Ellen (Schenecker) Stott at Montpelier, N.D. After graduating from the local school, she attended Dakota Business College in Fargo, N.D. from 1937-1938. In 1939 she married Berton Colling of Jamestown but they divorced in 1940. She married James Murray of Fargo the same year and they became the parents of three children; Mary Margaret (now Mrs. George Thomas of Perham, Minn.), Daren Anne (now Thompson) of Memphis, Tenn., and James Alan of Bismarck. Mr. Murray did in 1949 and in 1952 she married James Arthur Connery of Gackle, a partner of his brother Norbert, as owners of Midway Service Station, Adrian, N.D., which dissolved in 1954 leaving James and Angela the owners.

James was the son of Thomas Paul and Mary Alice (Ford) Connery, who came to Gackle from Oklahoma. James and Angela had three children; Debra Kaye (now Lockwood), Kevin Michael, and Kimberley Francine. Mr. Connery died in February, 1959. Mrs. Connery and the children continued in the business until 1968. In 1969 Mrs. Connery married Don Brennan, and moved to Fargo, where she worked for Western Products, Sunset Memorial, and for Silverline, Inc. The Brennans were divorced in 1973. Mrs. Brennan then attended the Veteran’s Upward Bound program for six months, later entering North Dakota State University with her Daughter, Debra. She died November 27, 2009.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

(OVERSIZE) Account book, 1940-1951
(OVERSIZE) Account book, 1944-1951
(OVERSIZE) Financial Ledger, Stott and Hughes, 1940-1944
(OVERSIZE) Invoice and Check Record Book, pages missing, 1908         

Box 1:         
1 Demant, Loretta, correspondence and research, 1983-1992
2 Centennial, Montpelier ND, 1985
3 Jamestown, newspaper clippings, 1975-1992
4 Newspaper clippings, 1985-1992
5 Newspaper clippings, 1983-1992
6 Publication: “To the Missionary Pioneers of the American Northwest,” 1911
7 Lunde/Lende family research
8 Hamarsbon-Raaen genealogy by Aagot Raaen, 1954
9 Jim Davis Estate Auction, 1984
10 Dickey newspaper clippings, 1990
11 Edgeley newspaper clippings, 1990-1992
12 Farmers Union-Farms Homemakers, 1983
13 James River and valley, 1985
14 Millarton area, 1992
15 Chicago Ranch          
16 Ranches         
17 Schools, 1980s           
18 Wars   
19 Bailey Fuller, J. J. Flint           
20 Homes: notes and photographs         

Box 2:         
1 P-O: newspaper clippings and research, 1985           
2 (no folder)      
3 Villages, 1992
4 Cofell, Bill and Lorraine, correspondence and research, 1989-1992
5 A: newspaper clippings and research, 1990
6 B: newspaper clippings and research, 1992
7 C: newspaper clippings and research, 1990-1992
8 D: newspaper clippings and research, 1984-1992
9 E: newspaper clippings and research, 1992
10 F: newspaper clippings and research,  1989-1993
11 G: newspaper clippings and research, 1992-1993
12 H: newspaper clippings and research, 1989-1992
13 J: research                   
14 K: newspaper clippings and research, 1992   
15 L: newspaper clippings and research, 1993
16 M: newspaper clippings and research, 1992
17 N: newspaper clippings and research, 1986-1992
18 O: newspaper clippings and research, 1992
19 P: research
20 R: newspaper clippings and research, 1993   
21 S: newspaper clippings and research, 1983-1993
22 T: newspaper clippings and research, 1991-1992
23 U-V: newspaper clippings and research, 1993
24 W-Y: newspaper clippings and research, 1993
25 Publications: Orders on Treasurer, 1909-1919
26 Publications: Independent Order of Odd Fellows: Constitution, Code of Procedure and By-Laws, 1918           
27 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1912
28 Publications: Glimpses of ND, 1901
29 Publications: The Business Guide or Safe Methods of Business, 1912
30 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1909
31 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1920
32 Publications: Program I.O.O.F. 40th Annual Session Grand Lodge of ND and 50th Anniversary of, 1930
33 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1911
34 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1912
35 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1914
36 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1920
37 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1924
38 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1927
39 Publications: ND Digest Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1925
40 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1926
41 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1910
42 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1911
43 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1914
44 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1919
45 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1925
46 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1928
47 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1907
48 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND Independent Order of Odd Fellows (2 copies), 1910
49 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of ND Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1911

Box 3:
1 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1924
2 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1927
3 Publications: Journal of Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1926
4 Oral history audio Cassette recording: Geraldine Brown Markes, 1983
5 Oral history audio cassette recording: Ben van Brugga, 1985
6 Oral history audio cassette recording: John Meyer and Charles Naze, 1983
7 Oral history audio cassette recording: Bo Gritz, Tape 1        
8 Oral history audio cassette recording: Bo Gritz, Tape 2        
9 Oral history audio cassette recording: Bo Gritz, Tape 3        
10 Oral history transcript            
11 Department of the Army Field Manual: Explosives and Demolitions (photocopy), 1967   

Box 4:          Research note cards: Montpelier A-P            

Box 5:          Research note cards: Montpelier Q-Z; Jamestown A-Z         

Box 6:          Research note cards: Area- Barnes County - Spiritwood      

Box 7:          Research note cards: Area- Ypsilanti-LaMoure         

Box 8:
1 Arduser, 2001            
2 Baenen, 1995
3 Bauman
4 Brown, Stephen, n.d., 2003
5 Christopherson
6 Cofell, 1982-2002
7 De Lair, 2001
8 Dery, 1991                                                                                                     
9 Ennis/Best/Baelter      
10 Erickson, 1992                                                                                                           
11 Farley, Harriet-Moug, 1996    
12 Finnegan, 2000-2002
13 Ford    
14 Froehlich, 1994
15 Gray, 1991
16 Gullickson, 1982-2002
17 Hackman,
18 Helle   
19 Hendrickson  
20 Hobkirk, Joseph         
21 Janz    
22 Jordan
23 Johnson, Marvin        
24 Klose, 1991    
25 Kanoske           
26 Hale for Arlene Ratts nee Hale          
27 Kemler, see Wellman, 1987-1989
28 Doc Lang, 2000         
29 La Court         
30 Larson            
31 Lester
32 Loesch            
33 Marker            
34 McQuade/McLaren, 1992-1995
35 Manns            
36 Monson-Kenny, 1989            
37 Mohn, 1985   
38 Meyer, George, 2000  
39 Morikawa, 2003
40 Pendray, 1988-1990
41 Nelson            
42 Renier, 1993
43 Rode Family, 1996
44 Schollander, 1982
45 Schultz, 1983
46 Seiler, 1993
47 Spencer, 1998
48 Spilde
49 Sorlien            
50 Syverson        
51 Tarbell            
52 Updyke/Moore           
53 Vandenberg    
54 Vanderpol      
55 Van Bruggen  
56 Villers, 2002
57 Weixel            
58 Wilmart          
59 Wright            
60 Wilder            
61 Local correspondence, 2001
62 Correspondence, 1993

Box 9:
1 Newspaper clippings and obituaries,   1993-2002
2 Dale/Dahle/Twito      
3 Ford Family of Wisconsin, MN and ND        
4 Dardis Family by Gene Dardis, 1992
5 Graduates addresses, 1996     
6 Publication, 1984-1990
7 Carley
8 Our Naze Heritage from Grand-Leez, Belgium to Rosier, WI to Montpelier, ND
9 Naze: Other Families
10 Cumber: Joann Snell, 1989-2000
11 Cumber by Kyla Vickstrom    
12 Cumber correspondence, 1984
13 Cumber proofs            
14 Cumber photographs
15 Photographs   
16 Cumber photographs 

Box 10:       
1 Romanticism and Reaction: 1800-1830         
2 Church History by Mrs. Art Dale      
3 Greeny/Greene/Grenier         
4 Carley
5 Nordquist/Chinberg   
6 Cumber          
7 Wellman        
8 Wellman Proofs         
9 Naze, My (Brennan's) Notes
10 Naze, Lorraine, 2002  
11 Naze   
12 Belgium          
13 Naze   
14 Family History Research Notes Part 1           
15 Family History Research Notes Part 2           
16 Family History Research Notes Part 3           
17 Murray photocopies   
18 Scholte photocopy     
19 Ford family photocopies         
20 Research publications            
21 Smith, Larell family tree and photograph (photocopies), n.d.           

Box 11:       
1 Billington family         
2 Billington family notebook 1
3 Billington family notebook 2
4 Billington family publications            
5 Enger(lang) Jacobsen/ Doc Lang of Montpelier        
6 Englerth/Orth            
7 Snell   
8 Stott family     

Box 12:       
1 Stott family     
2 Bledsoe           
3 Connery McKigney book I    
4 Connery - Forrester book II   
5 Sally Burton Fosse - Morikawa          
6 Frazier/Ambrosionik   
7 Mosley/Haden            
8 Montpelier     
9 Montpelier, ND Lutheran Church records, 1905-1997
10 Sinner            
11 Video tapes    

Box 13:       
1 Shernecker - Weinsal (part 1)           
2 Shernecker - Weinsal (part 2)           
3 Shernecker, John (part 1)      
4 Shernecker, John (part 2)      

Box 14:
1 Shernecker - Stott      
2 Montpelier Residents

Box 15:       
1 Research: Baptisms (and some marriage inserts) – Marion, Litchville, and Montpelier, ND, 1903-1950s
2 Research: marriages – Marion, Litchville, and Montpelier, ND, 1909-1964
3 List of Prosper Joseph Naze descendents from Jim Hanson and letters requesting financial assistance for the cemetery, 1995
4 Mailing list for cemetery donations, St. James Baptist records (extracts), 1884-2000, and St. James Burial extracts, 1885-1914
5 Montpelier, ND, baptism records (copies), St. Huberts, 1909-1914
6 Jamestown, St. James Baptisms (copies), 1901-1908
7 Jamestown St. James Baptisms (copies), 1908-1915
8 Jamestown, St. James, pertaining to Montpelier, etc., 1920s-2007
9 Names extracted, Catholic Church records, Marion and Montpelier, ND, 1909-1964
10 Jamestown Catholic records, 1895-2006
11 Index: the first 100 years, 1862-1972                                      
12 Booklet “Homer Township in the Eighties” Dana Wright, St. John, ND, 3/30/1950 (booklet reprinted by Stutsman County Bicentennial Committee, 1976) with Brennan’s notes
13 Index: “Pioneers of the Devils Lake Region, ND,” 1870s-1880s
14 Marion records (baptisms and deaths), 1870s-1992
15 Jamestown, St. James Baptisms, 1915-1918              
16 Newspaper clipping – Litchville, ND, First Reformed (Dutch) Church, 2006
17 Jamestown, St. James, marriage records, 1881-1917    
18 Jamestown, St. James, burials, 1885-1914       
19 Jamestown Catholic Records, marriages, 1881-1917
16 Note: Material is in original folders, which are not numbered
“Fort Rice – North Dakota’s First Missouri River Military Post,” by Ray H. Mattson
“Centennial of Traill County, 1875-1975”
“After You, Andrew,” by Nora Mohberg
“A Migration Study of the Thirty-Two States and the Four Organized Territories
Comprising the United States in 1850,” Central New York Genealogical Society
“Oregon Cemetery Survey”
Jamestown (ND) history
Pioneer Cemeteries of Door County, WI, by John M. Kahlert
“The History of Belgian Settlement in Door, Kewaunee and Broun Counties…A Legacy in 10 Parts,” by Math S. Tlachac
Belgian Laces
Anne Keller correspondence
Atlases
News clippings
Belgian genealogy
Jamestown Catholic Church records
Dakota Territory and North Dakota censuses: Barnes, Stutsman and LaMoure Counties
Montpelier Presbyterian Church
Lutheran Church
Census: Stutsman County townships
The Checkered Years, Mary Boynton Cowdrey
The Trial of Louis Riel, Frederick G. Walsh
Dutch Reform Church
Church of Saint James, Jamestown ND
Others (family genealogies)
Local – since 1986

Box 17:
1 Abstract from Elna, IA cemeteries, Rev. soldiers buried in IA
2 IA records
3 Chickasaw County Genealogical Society
4 Winnishiek-Howard Co.
5 Winnishiek-Howard Co. (continued)
6 IA genealogical newsletter
7 IA genealogical newsletter (continued)

Box 18:
1 Stott family
2 Stott family (continued)
3 Frank E. Stott Jr. memorial book
4 Memoirs of The Good Old Days written for Steve Snell Jr. by Angela Brennan
5 Montpelier, ND, centennial negatives
6 Writings by Harold I. Odegaard: “Meanderings,” 1984 and “My Family and My Career,” 1985
7 Revolutionary soldiers buried in IA   

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