Karen, did you run into any of the following as you were separating the layers? My grandfather, Bartley Joseph Connolly, was shown as two years of age in the 1885 St. Paul, Minnesota census. However, vital records finds no record for his birth. He had a four year old brother, Thomas. His parents were Patrick Connolly/Connelly (found it spelled both ways) and Bridget Walsh/Welsh/Welch. Patrick was born ca 1853 in Ireland (Spiddal, County Galway) and Bridget was born ca 1857. Bridget had a brother Mark, born 1860 who was living with them at 127 Cayuga, St. Paul. The only information I have on my great grandparents is from the St. Paul Directories and 1885 Census. Both list their parents as foreign born. My grandfather, Bartley, moved to Maine where when he married in 1910 he shows his parents (Patrick and Bridget) as deceased. Thank you in advance for any information you may have on this family.