New York Obituaries - 1899 - The Rev. Jeremiah A. Brosnan

The Rev. Jeremiah A. Brosnan, an assistant priest at the Church of St. Francis Xavier, Carroll Street and Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, died yesterday in the home of his brother-in-law, ex-Assemblyman Butler, at 121 Rapelye Street. He was born in Brooklyn forty-five years ago, and studied in St. Francis Xavier's College, New York. He afterward studied theology in the Seminary of Our Lady of the Angels, at Niagara Falls, graduating in 1877. Although only twenty-three years old, and therefore two years under the customary age; Bishop Loughlin admitted him to holy orders in that year. Imediately after his ordination he was assigned to the Church of St. Charles Borromeo, on Sidney Place. After the death of the Rev. Dr. Francis J. Freel, pastor of St. Charles's, Father Brosnan was made assistant pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Victory. He spent five years there, and was then appointed to St. James's ProCathedral, where he acted as Bishop's rector for a long time. He had been assistant pastor of St. Francis's for four years at the time of his death. The body will be brought to the church at 5 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. On Monday morning at 10 o'clock there will be a solemn requiem mass, and the office of the dead will be chanted by the clergy of the diocese.

Source: NY Times, Saturday, Jul 1, 1899