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Collection TitleMC 59 Family GenealogiesCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCarolyn Hayden
Date Completed:10/31/07
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractContains family genealogies. Including the Breese family and families connected to the Breese name. Contains letters, invitations, cards, reciepts, and family trees.  

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Chemung County Historian, with response, 1956-1958.LetterA0101
Promisory note from Jonathan Lawrence for $22.69 owed to John L. Smith, August 4, 1815. DocumentA0101
A letter to the Chemung Historical Society, Elmira, 1941.LetterA0102
Letter to the Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira, 1928.LetterA0103
Letter to the Chemung County Historical society, 1928.LetterA0104
Delivered at a Brees Reuninion, 1930. 2 copies.AddressA0105
Breese Family Reunion invitational letter, Horseheads, 1931.LetterA0106
Letter to Mr. Wright from the Steele Memorial Library, Elmira.LetterA0107
To Mr. Wright from Asahel Gage, 1941.LetterA0108
Geneological information.DocumentA0109
Geneological Information on John Breese. DocumentA0110
Taylor/Breese family tree. Family TreeA0111
Speech read by the county hisrtorian at a Breese Reunion in Horseheads, August 13,1949.SpeechA0112
Letter from Helen Lundahl to Clark Wilcox requesting information on the Breese family in New Jersey, dated January 23, 1959. Response from Mr. Wilcox is attatched. Dated January 31, 1959.LetterA0113
Letter from Helen Lundahl to Clark Wilcox requesting information on Abraham Bennett, Jr or Jerusha Wanzer, Dated Februrary 3, 1959. Response from Mr. Wilcox attatched dated february 7, 1959.LetterA0114
D. LaMonte Georgia is writing a letter recommending Lee Breese for a job as a buttermaker. Dated May 30, 1888.Job RecommendationA0115
Letter from Asahel Gage to Mr. Abner Wright looking for a map that details the location of Breese property. dated September 7, 1940.LetterA0116
Letter from Clark Wilcox to Mr. E. W. Ayers about information on John Breese and Horseheads. LetterA0117
Letter form Asahel Gage to Mr. Abner Wright, it tells of a copy of a story about the Breese family. dated January 12, 1941.LetterA0118
Talks about the story of John Breese and how he came to Horseheads, NY.DocumentA0119
Partial family tree, includes the Fonda, VanVechten, Harris, Stiles and Breese family. Family TreeA0120
Article about the histroy of the Breese family. dated June 25, 1907. 2 copies, 2nd copy has a family tree written on the back.ArticleA0121
Invitation to the 80th Breese Family reunion.InvitationA0122
Letter to Mrs. Helen Lundahl from Clark Wilcox concerning history on the Breese family. Dated December 9, 1958.LetterA0123
Article on the Breese Family Reunion, 1914. ArticleA0124
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