I am a descendant as well of the Powers from Ireland.
In all of your research, was there ever a Thomas Powers who married a Burke (first name unknown) who had a daughter, Johanna Powers, born Feb 15, 1856.
Her father sent her here to Minnesota (USA) after hearing about John Higgins first wife (Bridget McGuire) passing away and that he needed someone to help raise his children.
Please, I am running into a brick wall here. Any help would be wonderful!