I have been in contact with Catholic Church in Tremont and have access to marriage and burial records from there. One, John Farrell buried there in family plot. Immigrated from Ireland to Tremont PA about 1855 with his sons. Died there about 1865. My family comes from his son Andrew. Andrew's son, also named John, was scorned by the girl he wished to married and he John traveled to TX and lived with his Uncle for several years. Interesting coincidence? The younger John ultimately returned to Schuylkill County and died in a mine cave in August 2, 1913. I have established the John, the elders, sons were Daniel, Michael, Francis, Andrew and there were at least 2 daughters. It would be interesting to find your John's relationship to this family.