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Title: [?], Michigan, To Mrs. B. McKenna, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrogan, Nelle/9
SenderBrogan, Nelle
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupation
Sender ReligionCatholic
OriginBattle Creek, Michigan, USA
DestinationGarvagh, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientMcKenna, B.
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Ann Conroy Bordeaux, 531 Dennison Rd., Deerfield, MI [Michigan?] 49238, U.S.A. e-Mail Address, Bordeaux @ Cass.Net.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9802460
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:02:98.
Word Count355
Transcript188 Cherry St.

Battle Creek, Mich [Michigan?]

March, 31, 1905.

Mrs. B. McKenna.


My Dear Aunt:-
You will no doubt
be surprised to receive a letter
from me, and I hardly know
how to start, as I have
never hard a letter from you.
Well in the first place
we are all well, and hope
that all our friends in
Ireland are well also.
Well my dear aunt I promised
Fr. [Father?] Brogan I would write to
you. I spent three months
with him last summer.
I went to attend the
celebration of his silver jubliee [jubilee?]
for on June 7, 1904 he celebrated
the twenty-fifth anniversary
of his ordaination [ordination?], and it was
a grand sight with as many
priests from all over Iowa.
There was a solemn high mass
and the sermon was preached by
Fr. [Father?] Roach of Cascade Iowa.
At noon the Ladies of the
parish served a very fine
banquet, after which there
was speaking, and many
other sports, and all finished
up with a merry dance.
Fr. [Father?] Brogan was remembered
with many valuable presents,
among them were a very
fine carriage from his parishioners
and a beautiful silver
water service and any amount
of other beautiful pieces.
The people left their work,
and came to honor their beloved
pastor, whom they all think
agreat deal of. I must not
forget to tell you about the
wedding for on the day of Fr. [Father?]
Brogans anniversary he joined
in holy wedlock Miss Lizzie
Tighe and Mr Thomas Kirk.
I suppose you know who they
are, and I had the honor of
being bridsmaid [bridesmaid?]. Now dear
aunt, Papa send his best
regards to you all and wishes
to be remembered to all of you.
He always speakes of home
and would be delighted to
hear from you. Papa left us
a few days ago for the west,
he is now 1500 miles from us,
and we are very lonesome.
my brother is in Idaho with
him. Papa is in fine health,
I only hope that in a few
years he will be able to go
back for a visit, when
you write let us know
about every one, that is if you

[Incomplete letter].