2012 October 1 St Thomas News
The next scheduled Masses at St. Thomas October 27th and November 10th at 5 pm.
Matt Graham and Kristin Weckworth “tied the knot” on Saturday, September 29th during a beautiful and moving ceremony, in Arlington. Six little ones, the bride’s children, Allie and Brody, plus nieces and nephews of the couple were part of the wedding party…an entertaining part. Allie and Brody helped light the Unity Candle. Guests with St. Thomas connection were; Fran Tiegs, Bill Byrne, Corrine and Davie Connelly, Taryn Bender, Ryan and Jessica Burns, and Douglas Schmitz. Matt, Kristin, Brody and Allie making their home in Henderson.
Max Sullivan, Milt Lowe, Jim, Marcia, Emily, Anna and Caleb Sullivan, Patty, Joe, Nick, Kate, Molly Olson and family, and Mike were at the wedding of Tricia Ely and Michael Baldwin in Chaska. Tricia is Laurie's daughter. Caleb Sullivan was the ring bearer and Siri Olson was the flower girl.
Congratulations to Bob and Judy Loewe, who have a new granddaughter, she is grandchild number 11. Eve Kristine was born to Jason and Tiffany Loewe on September 25th, weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces and she’s 20 " long. Mom and Baby came home last Thursday. Grandma Judy has been spending a lot of time helping entertain Riley, who is 22 months.
Peggy’s BABY is 18 on the 30th of September. Peggy says “My mother-in-law always said she would pray to be able raise her kids to adulthood. We are blessed to have been allowed to do the same.” Happy Birthday, Joey Sullivan.
Happy Birthday to Audry Retka on October 1st.
Happy 2nd Birthday to Caitlyn Maureen Hoehn. Patrick & Michelle Hoehn are her parents on the 1st of October. Grandma Maureen would love to be celebrating with her. Caitlyn is 2 generations from St. Thomas.
Birthday blessings to Mary Grace O’Brien on October 2nd. Happy Birthday, brother Barney Burns born on October 3rd, 1954.
…and Happy Birthday to Joe Gill on October 8th.
From the Archives: “Thomas Shea (1835- 1865) has a tragic story. He married Margaret Kehoe in 1862 in Cambridge, New York. By 1864, he was living in Le Sueur County and was drafted into the Union Army to serve in the Civil War. He was charged with desertion and died in a military prison in Alexandria, Virginia. He left a widow and a small child, Ellen 1863-1883.” . From the website… “Ancestral home, St. Thomas Minnesota”
Years before, in County Cork, Ireland, a widow, Ellen Sullivan Shea and her family pooled their slender resources together and sent her eldest son, Timothy, to America. They barely survived the famine and the fevers. Timothy found work and sent money for the second brother’s passage. Two working brought the third much quicker…til finally all… including the aged mother was here. They had heard the whispers of this wonderful land beyond their sea, but when Thomas got here, he was drafted away from his family… here, in Le Sueur County, St. Thomas… from his young wife and child. This is Timothy Shea’s younger brother. Putting it in perspective…sure brings the Civil War a lot closer.
Have you checked out Kay Blaha’s “Ancestral home, St. Thomas Minnesota” website? Mare’s Genealogical Obsessions on this website are absolutely fabulous.!