I don't think Margaret had any children before marrying Bernard. Though we have not verified her birth date we believe she was about 17 or 18 at the time of her marriage. Since she rode the orphan train from New York sometime in the 1870's we suspect she rode it as a teenager, perhaps at the death of her parents. Our research indicates that a John Fay traveled to America in 1847 on the ship Omega. We have no verifyable means to connect this John Fay with our Margrete Fay. In the 1870 cencus of New York I have found several Margrete Fays who either lived with a father John Fay or were living with families of other sir names. I know that if I talk to enough people sooner or later I will find the peices to put this puzzle together so it can be verified.
Wouldn't Maude be burried with Herbert in Clermont? If you seek the decendents of Maude You should be able to get the death date from the cemetary office and an obituary from the newspaper. The obit should list the next of kin, some of whom should be remembered by senior citizens of Clermont.
I would appreciate any info on John Fay you have so I can either make a connection or rule out one more John Fay.
husband of Teresa Lentz
Grandson in Law of Margaret Fay