Idon't know if you got my e-mail message but I wanted to tell you that my great-grandfather came to America with two brothers. The oldest was to take care of the two younger ones but he died shortly after reaching America. My greatgrandfather will very young but somehow the two reached Illinois - working their way helping on farms. Does any of this sound familiar? I think this is an older generation than the one you are seeking. My GGF was born in 1837 in Dumskeith, Tipperary. Any help?