We have a unique problem that involves finding our gg-grandparents through people that witnessed their marriage at St. Pat's in Toledo.
We found them (the gg-grandparents) in a census in 1870 there is no street name on the census that I can find. (don't have the info as to the ward they were living in at hand) We think we have found their friends living in Toledo in 1880 and also another lead living in toledo in 1860.
I'm trying to find out if they were all living in the same neighborhood even though the ward numbers changed. All the parties involved were Irish immigrants and from what I have read about Toledo at that time the Irish tended to settle on the south side of town.
This has been nearly a 10 year search. My gg-grandparents married in 1867, had one son in 1868. According to records of the Lucas Co. Infirmary my gg-grandmother gave birth to a secon son in 1874, (no name listed for the infant) Then the parents and the second son virtually disappear. My g-grandfather some how ended up in LaSalle, Monroe Co. Michigan with a French-Canadian family and was raised by them under a different name until he married in the 1890's.
We are at a dead stop with this. There is no "official" record of their deaths, I have called virtually every cemetary that was in Toledo during those years with no luck. And have been unsucessful in getting anything on my g-grandfather being in any orphanages in Toledo.
I'm planning a visit to Toledo in August to see if we can find anything out.
At any rate is there anything that will help tell us if the neighborhoods in a certain ward, were just "transfered" to different wards as the city grew.