Obit: Bruski, Agnes (1870 - 1909)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Bruski, Petronek

----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 03/11/1909

Bruski, Agnes (13 Nov 1870 - 3 Mar 1909)

Mrs. Agnes Bruski died almost instantly at her home in Washburn, Clark County, March 3, 1909, death being due to apoplexy. Deceased was born in Bohemia Nov. 13, 1870. She was married to Peter Bruski at Owatonna, Minn., Oct. 12, 1896. Ten years ago they came to Clark County, settling on land in the town of Levis where they lived seven years. On selling this place they bought another farm in Washburn, where she died. Besides her husband she leaves five children, the oldest eleven years of age and the youngest two, a very sad feature of this sudden death.

The remains were taken to Owatonna Friday, accompanied by the husband and oldest child, the funeral taking place there on Saturday at the Catholic Church.


----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 3/111909


Bruski, Agnes #2 (13 Nov 1870 - 3 Mar 1909)


Last Wednesday afternoon Mrs. P. S. Bruski died at her home at Shortville (Clark Co., Wis.) after an illness of but a few hours.  She was a strong and healthy lady but was taken with a stroke of *apoplexy in the morning and died in the afternoon.  The remains were taken Friday to her old home at Owatonna, Minn., where her parents reside, and there the funeral was held Saturday, services being held at Sacred Heart Church.


Mrs. Bruski was born Agnes Petronek in Bohemia on Nov. 13, 1870.  At the age of seven years she came with her parents to this country and settled at Owatonna.  In 1896 she was married to P. S. Bruski and to this union five children were born, two boys and three girls.  The youngest child is two years of age and the oldest eleven.  Ten years ago Mr. and Mrs. Bruski located in Clark county, and during her residence here Mrs. Bruski has demonstrated herself as a true wife and mother and a most energetic and capable lady.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of this city.


Besides her husband and children, Mrs. Bruski leaves to mourn her demise, her parents and eight sisters and four brothers.  Two sisters, Miss Sophia and Miss Christina and brother Frank, were here in response to a telegram announcing the illness of their sister.


*apoplexy referred to any sudden death that began with a sudden loss of consciousness, especially one in which the victim died within a matter of seconds after losing consciousness. The word apoplexy was sometimes used to refer to the symptom of sudden loss of consciousness immediately preceding death Ruptured aortic aneurysms, and even heart attacks and strokes were referred to as apoplexy



----Source:  Owatonna, MN Newspapers




Sacred Heart Church Owatonna, MN



Former Owatonna Lady Died Near Neillsville

Suddenly of Apoplexy on Wednesday, Mar. 3.




The Funeral Was Held From Sacred Heart Catholic Church Last Saturday Morning. The remains of the late Mrs. Peter Bruski, who died at her home near Neillsville, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, March 3rd, of apoplexy, were brought to this city and taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Louis Walecka. The funeral services were conducted by Father Pivo from the Sacred Heart Catholic church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. The interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. The maiden name of the deceased was Agnes Petronek. She was born in Bohemia and was aged thirty-six years. She came with her parents to this city in the early day. She was married to Peter Bruski in 1896. There was born to them five children. Mr. and Mrs. Bruski made their home for a time in Owatonna and about ten years ago moved onto a farm near Neillsville, Wisconsin. The decedent was a Christian woman held in the highest respect and esteem by all of her acquaintances. She was a kind true wife, a good mother and most excellent friend. The decedent is survived by a sorrowing husband and two sons, Paul and George, and three daughters, May, Sophia and Angelia, also her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Petronek, and brothers, Joseph, Alfred, Iven and Frank, and sisters, Mrs. Louis Walechka, Mrs. Peter Steinbauer, Christine, Matilda, Sophia, Frances and Harriet Petronek. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.






BioM: Petranek, Agnes (1896)


Husband: Patrick S Bruski Marriage Date 27 Oct 1896 Event Place Steele, Minnesota, United States Spouse's Name Agnes Petranek Spouse's Titles and Terms Miss Spouse's Gender Female Page 136


Bio: Bruski, Patrick Steven (Aug. 1871 - 1946)


1900 Federal Census, Levis & Washburn towns, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Patrick Bruski Head M 29 Minnesota

-----Race White Years Married 3, Marriage Year (Estimated) 1897 Birth Date Augl 1871 Birthplace Minnesota Father's Birthplace Poland Ger Mother's Birthplace Poland Ger

Agnes Bruski Wife F 30 (Nov 1870) Bohemia; Mary Bruski Daughter F 3 (Aug 1897) Minnesota; Sophia Bruski Daughter F 2 (Dec 1898) Minnesota; Paul Bruski Son M 0 Wisconsin (Apr 1900)



Winona, Minn., 12 April 1906


Farms for sale in
Clark Co. Wis.

Good ground with hard
a tree from $ 5. up to $10. behind acre. Clean Farm with inventory and buildings from $ 15. up to $ 30 per the acre, depends on the distance from the City and butter manufacturers. The trees are after the largest hard maple parts, linden, red and white oak.

Report for further information:
P. Ł. Bruski, Neillsville, Clark Co. Wis. or to M. Mlynarek, 712 — E . Sanb., Winona Minn.

*Translation May not be exact.  Contact us if you have corrections.



Obit: Bruski, Patrick Stephen (Aug 1871 - 1946)


Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002; Handwritten:  entry, Record Number: 1004380

Name: Patrick Stephen Bruski
Death Date: 08 Apr 1946
Location: Ramsey, Minnesota
Certificate # 025040
Certificate Year: 1946



Obit: Petronek, Joseph (Oct 1849 - 1915)


Citation for Hearing on Final Account and for Distribution. Estate of Joseph Petronek.

State of Minnesota, County of Steele


In Probate Court: In the matter of the estate of Joseph Petronek, Decedent: The State of Minnesota To Agnes Petronek, Ludmilla Matejcek, Joseph Petronek, Mary Walechka, Anna Steinbauer, Alfred Petronek, Christina Henster, Mathilda Petronek, Harriet Petronek, Frances Petronek, Frank Petronek, Sophie Miller, Mary Bruski, Sophie Bruski, Angela Bruski, George Bruski, Paul Bruski and all persons interested in the final account and distribution of the estate of said decedent: The representative of the above named decedent, having filed in this Court his final account of the administration of the estate of said decedent, together with his petition praying for the adjustment and allowance of said final account and for distribution of the residue of said estate to the person thereunto entitled. Therefore, You, and Each of You, are hereby cited and required to show cause, if any you have, before this Court at the Probate Court Rooms in the Court House in the City of Owatonna, in the County of Steele, State of Minnesota, on the 25th day of September 1915, at 10 o'clock -A. M., why said petition should not be granted.


Witness, The Judge of said Court, and the Seal of said Court, this 2nd day of September 1915. (Seal.)


W. E. KENYON, Probate Judge. J. A. & A. W. SAWYER, Attorneys for Petitioner. Adv. Sept. 3-10-17.


1900 Federal Census; Chengwatana & Mission Creek Townships, Pine, Minnesota, United States

Joseph Petranek Head Male 51 (Oct 1849) Bohemia; Married 1873, Immigrated: 1879, parents both born in Bohemia; Occupation: Farmer
Frances Petranek Wife Female 45 Bohemia
Frank Petranek Son Male 18 Iowa
Albert Petranek Son Male 14 Minnesota
Rose Petranek Daughter Female 13 Minnesota
Mary Petranek Daughter Female 11 Minnesota
James Petranek Son Male 9 Iowa
William Petranek Son Male 7 Iowa
Lizzie Petranek Daughter Female 4 Iowa


1900 Federal Census; Chengwatana & Mission Creek Townships, Pine, Minnesota, United States
Joseph Petranck Head Male 28 Bohemia
Agnes M. Petranck Wife Female 25 Minnesota
Elizabeth M Petranck Daughter Female 4 Minnesota




Contact:  Mary Ellen Bruski

Agnes Bruski was my husband's grandmother. My husband's dad was just 2 when his mother died. My husband and I are planning a road trip to Wisconsin soon to look at the area where his grandparents lived in the early 1900's. We would have only looked around Neillsville as that was the only town mentioned by family. I already have an obit from the Owatonna paper regarding my husband's grandmother's death. (she was 7 months pregnant at her death) but this one give us some info we did not have before, namely that the town nearest them at her death was Washburn. We also didn't know that they had lived in that area for 10 years. Very helpful to have found this my first couple minutes on your website! Thanks. Mary Ellen Bruski Robbinsdale, MN

Re: Obit: Bruski, Agnes (1870 - 1909)

Contact: patricia mcdermott

Hi, I saw on MNGS site that you are researching McDermott's from Sligo in Ireland. I am currently researching my late uncle who lived and died in Minnesota, John McDermott, who was married to a Shirley Mae Potter. I know they had no children, but are you possibly a relation on Shirley Mae Potter's side? I have traced my uncle's ancestors back a couple of generations so far in Ireland. I would love to hear from you if we have someone in common. I have already found through the internet, my uncle John McDermott's Uncle on his father's side - he eneded up in Newark and I have been in touch with his daughter (a lady also called Mary coincidentally!!

Contact:  charity smith

I am looking for information on my greatgrandmother Helen C Bruski. She was married to Louis Taylor then to Oliver Emery in Stevens Point. My grandfather was Lawrence. Are you related?


Re: Obit: Bruski, Agnes (1870 - 1909)

Contact: Mary Ellen Bruski

I am sorry I did not see this message back in 2006. I have not checked this site in 2 years. But I do not know of a relationship here. The first Bruski in this family was Frank and he and his wife Katherine Wrycza settled in Owatonna, MN after a brief stay in Winona, MN. They were from the Kashubian part of Poland and arrived in 1870. I have no info on any other relative of Frank. Wish we did!



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