Dawn, If you don't have Mariah's death record yet, get it to find out her parents names. She was born in 1854 so look for family census records for 1850, 1860, and 1870. If there are siblings listed in the censuses, search for them as well. Look for naturalization records for any brothers and fathers. Look for graves for the parents to see if they have a place of origin on the grave. Look for death notices for the father to see if there is a place of origin listed. If you are lucky, and a family member has an account at The Emigrant Savings Bank, that will list the place of origin and names of all amily members. If you are near a good genealogical library there are resources available for you to do some of this searching, otherwise plan a trip to New York. Good luck!