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Re: Michael McDonald

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 8:36PM GMT
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Send me an email at Orchid1717@aol.com and I will send you the McDOnald's & Brennans
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John Arthur McDonald (1755-); County Down, Ireland & Ellen Catherine Clancy (1755-); County Down, Ireland MY GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDPARENTS
PATRICK McDONALD - MY GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDPARENTS
Children of John Arthur McDonald & Ellen Catherine Clancy McDonald known so far were:
1. James Francis McDonald (11 Dec 1815-11 Jan 1896) Cork, Ireland/PA James McDonald arrived in New York on August 13, 1840 aboard the Ship Huntsville from Ireland departing Liverpool. Ship: Family Identification: 30025026
Microfilm Serial Number: M237 Microfilm Roll Number: 43 American Civil War Soldiers James McDonald. Enlistment Date:11 Jul 1863. Enlistment Place: Falmouth, Kentucky. Side Served: Union. State Served: Kentucky. Service Record: Enlisted as Private on 11 July 1863. Enlisted in Company F, 40th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 31 Aug 1863. Mustered Out: Company F, 40th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 30 Dec 1864 at Catlettsburg, KY.
1st Marriage to Mary Unknown Children:
A. James McDonald (9 Oct 1875-); Pottsville, PA
B. Martin McDonald (9 Oct 1876-); Pottsville, PA
C. Thomas McDonald (14 Aug 1878-); Pottsville, PA
D. Matilda McDonald (21 March 1880-); Pottsville, PA
E. Julia McDonald (28 Nov 1889-1957); Pottsville, PA buried at St. Stephens Roman Catholid Cemetary section 15 row 19.
F. Margaret McDonald (30 Sept 1883-); Pottsville, PA
3rd wife Margaret Roche
G. Annie McDonald (1882-) 1880 Pottville Census mother Sarah Catherin Herron??
H. James McDonald (1872-) 1880 Pottville Census
I. Mary McDonald (1867-) 1880 Pottville Census
2nd Wife Married Sarah Cartherin Herron (11/1845-12-30-1903) Married 1864 in Kentucky. James Francis and Sarah Herron had twelve children:
A. John “Jack” McDonald (4-2-1864 to 4-12-1938) Kentucky married no children.
B. William (1865) died young
C. Rose McDonald (1866) married John Hudson
1. John Hudson
2. Howard Hudson married Maude Unknown
D. Michael McDonald (1868 -1880)
E. Suzanne “Susie” McDonald (22 Jan 1871-) married a Randall
1. Myrtle Randall
2. Fanny Randall
F. Thomas McDonald (9-26-1876–5-22-1952); Ohio married Marian Anderson (1876-1943) in 1894; had four boys & two girls.
G. Mary “Molly” McDonald (9-6-1874 Kentucky – 2-12-1932 Ohio) married a Oliver than a Hussing who died in 1920
1. Holly Oliver
2. Alberta Oliver
3. Rodney Oliver
H. Morris McDonald (3-9-1876-1930) married Susan Webster (10-6-1881–7-1-1953); KY had nineteen children
I. Hannah “Nora” McDonald (3-3-1878 Kentucky – 3-30-1952 Ohio) married a Webster
1. Donald Webster
2. Lilly Webster
3. Laura Webster
4. Rosella Webster
J. Martin McDonald (2-3-1880) married Daisy McDonald (1887) had two boys and one daughter.
1. Lillian Martin McDonald
2. Violet Martin McDonald
3. Pansy Martin McDonald
4. Raymond Martin McDonald
5. Alice Rose Martin McDonald
K. Ann McDonald (3 Aug 1882) Kentucky married William Lewis Cummins (1878-1950) and had two boys and one girl.
L. James Herman McDonald (8-31-1885-) Kentucky married Lillian Scheffel (1888-) and had two boys & one daughter.
M. Daisy McDonald married Unknown
1. John died of spinal meningitis fourteen hours apart & are buried together, double grave, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Cleves, near their mother, near the vault
2. Dora died of spinal meningitis fourteen hours apart & are buried together, double grave, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Cleves, near their mother, near the vault
3. Stanley
4. Frank
5. Dorothy
6. Gerald
*NOTE* Sarah Catherin Herron PARENTS & SIBLINGS: William A Herron (8 May 1816 -21 Jul 1891) & Susannah Johns Speagle Herron (4 Jul 1818 -24 Mar 1895) CHILDREN: Mary E Herron (1857-) Hethea J Herron (1859-) Sarah C Herron (1864-) William M Herron (1868-) Susan A Herron (1871-) Nancy M Herron (1873-) Harriet Herron (1876-) Lilly Herron (1878-) Zerelda Herron (1879-) All born in Kentucky
2. Edward James McDonald (1820); Ireland 1850 Norwegian Census occupation Boatman marriage to Bridget Elizabeth [Monroe] (1828-); Ireland. Listed in 1850 Norwegian Twp Pottsville Census page 207A, roll 827, East Norwegian Twp, 2 Oct A 1860 Indiana Census living with Edward & Elizabeth were brothers Michael, John, Terrence and Patrick.
Edward James McDonald & Elizabeth children:
A. Elizabeth McDonald (1853) 1870 Schuylkill Census
B. Ellen McDonald (1862) 1870 Schuylkill Census
C. Mary Ann McDonald (Jan 1864) 1870 Schuylkill Census 5 May 1890 marriage to John Coughlin (11 May 1862 - 17 Aug 1945); Girardville, PA. 1900 Schuylkill Census lists as having five children with four surviving. A brother Michael Coughlin (1868) & niece Marie Coughlin (1897-) William McDonald (1872) living with them in 1910 also lists as having six children with five surviving.
Mary Ann McDonald & John Coughlin children
1. Thomas Coughlin (Sept 1892-1935)
2. Mary Ann Coughlin (Feb 1891-)
3. James Coughlin (March 1894-)
4. Katherine Coughlin (March 1896-)
5. John D. Coughlin (March 1895/1898- 3 Mar 1935)
6. Philomena Coughlin (1902-)
D. Andrew N. McDonald (-17 April 1862) was recruited in Mifflin County, PA during the Civil War serving in the 44th PA Regiment Troop C. He died of wounds received at Cedar Mountain, Va.on August 9, 1862
E. James McDonald (1870-1929) 6 months old 1870 Schuylkill Census 1930 Schuylkill Census he was married to Elizabeth. James died young & left a twenty-seven year old wife to raise five children.
James McDonald & Elizabeth
1. James V. McDonald (1921) became a Josephnite Priest and wrote stories for the Josephium Weekly; 12/25/1945
2. John J. McDonald (1923)
3. Gertrude McDonald (1825)
4. Robert G. McDonald (1926)
5. Richard E. McDonald (1928)
F. William McDonald (1872-) living with sister Mary Ann & John Coughlin 1910 Schuylkill Census.
G. John McDonald (1842-); PA 1850 Norwegian Census
H. Bridget McDonald (1846-) ; PA 1850 Norwegian Census
I. William McDonald (1849-); PA 1850 Norwegian Census
3. Michael McDonald (1800); Ireland marriage to Hannah [Mooney] McDonald (1800-); Ireland. Listed in 1850 Norwegian Twp Pottsville Census page 207A, roll 827, East Norwegian Twp, 2 Oct. 1850 from National Archives Rolls #826 & 827. A 1870 Indiana Census has Michael McDonald living with son James and wife Mary E. Senate.
A. Michael McDonald, 17 yrs, labor (1833-); Ireland
B. John McDonald, 15 yrs, labor (1835-) Ireland
C. William McDonald, 12 yrs, (1838-) Ireland
D. Edward McDonald, 9 yrs, (1849-); Ireland
E. James Joseph McDonald (1840-); married Bridget Unknown (1842-); Ireland 1870 Indiana Census list James Joseph McDonald living with his son James & Mary E Senate (1840-); Ireland his wife.
Michael McDonald & Mary E. Senate children:
A. Joseph McDonald married Unknown
Children Known:
1. Newton McDonald (15 Dec 1846) born in Mercer, PA 2 Jan 1872 marriage to Mary A. Smith. He lived in Mercer, PA until October, 1861, when he enlisted as a drummer boy, in Company E, Fifty-seventh Regiment, 57th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. In 1862 he entered the ranks. He participated in all the battles of the army of the Potomac. Was discharged and mustered out of service at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, July 6, 1865. He then returned to Mercer, where he lived until 1869, when he removed to Burlingame, where his father, Joseph McDonald, had lived since November, 1854. Here he began work in the Chronicle office, remaining there until 1870, when he entered the employment of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, working in the general offices, where he remained for several years. He afterward spent some time in Colorado, and wrote many able letters from there, for the press. He was married January 2, 1872, to Miss Mary A. Smith, of Burlingame. She was a native of Oswego, N. Y. They have two Children:
a. Bertie McDonald (13 May 1873)
b. Leona McDonald (27 Jan 1875)
B. James McDonald (1825) wife Mary Unknown (1840) children:
1. Dennis J. McDonald (December 1855 – 8-12-1934) 1860 & 1870 Indiana Census married Jeannie Foley born in Kentucky McDonald (1855-1907) 1920 Indiana Census. Had 8 children 6 surviving
a. Patrick H. McDonald (February 1893) 1920 Indiana Census born in Ohio
b. Mary McDonald (November 1883) born in Kentucky 1920 Indiana Census
c. James Francis McDonald (July 2, 1876-May 29, 1955) born in Indiana married Annie Agnes Mahoney 1900 Indiana Census
1. William A. McDonald (March 29, 1901- June 26, 1968) Indiana
d. Matthew J. McDonald (January 1878) born in Indiana married Annie M. (1876) 1900 Indiana Census born in Kentucky
e. Joseph McDonald (March 1880) born in Indiana, deceased some time between 1880 and 1890.
f. William McDonald
g. Michael McDonald
h. McDonald Unknown
i. McDonald Unknown
2. Thomas McDonald (1858) 1860 & 1870 Indiana Census
3. Phillip McDonald (1860) 1860 & 1870 Indiana Census
4. Catherine McDonald (1864) 1870 Indiana Census
5. Elizabeth McDonald (1868) 1870 Indiana Census
6. James McDonald (1871)
7. McDonald Unknown
8. McDonald Unknown
C. William McDonald (Oct, 1862); Ireland. 1880 & 1900 PA Census has him living in Luzerne. Emigrated from Ireland in 1870 he married Bridget Unknown (Apr, 1868). She emigrated from Ireland in 1883. They were married in 1887. A 1900 PA census stated they had seven children with two surviving.
1. Rose McDonald (Dec, 1895)
2. Harold McDonald (Apr, 1898)
D. Michael McDonald (March, 1850); Ireland he emigrated from Ireland in 1864. He married Mary E. (Aug, 1846) of Wales. They were married in 1862 and had four children with three surviving; 1900 PA census. Name: Michl McDonald. Arrival Date: 13 Jun 1864 Birth Year: abt 1844 Age: 20 Place of Origin: Ireland Port of Departure: Liverpool, England Port of Arrival: New York Port Ship Name: Thornton
1. Mary E. McDonald (1867)
2. Veronica C. McDonald (1896)
3. Charles J. McDonald (1893)
4. John McDonald (1891)
E. Mary C. McDonald (1858); Ireland married Francis M. Branagan (1854) A 1910 Philadelphia Census lists them as being married for 35 years and having no children. They were raising Mary McDonald’s brother Michael children; her nieces & nephews.
1. Loretta McDonald (1900) PA born
2. Veronica C. McDonald (1896)
3. Charles J. McDonald (1893)
4. John McDonald (1891)
4. Terrence McDonald (1807) born in Ireland married Mary Unknown and had six children.
A. Michael McDonald (1846); Ireland married Ellen Unknown (1846); Ireland – 1910 Nebraska Census both born in Ireland. They had six children with three surviving and were married for 40 years. He immigrated 1866 and was naturalized 1871.
1. Maurice McDonald (1877) born in Illinois 1920 census
2. Nellie McDonald (1880/1889) born in Illinois 1920 census
3. Morris McDonald (1875) born in Nebraska
4. Mary E. McDonald (1877) born in Illinois not listed in 1900 census
5. Anna McDonald (1878) born in Illinois not listed in 1900 census
B. James McDonald (1843/1850) married Clare C. Unknown (1861);
C. Sarah McDonald (1852)
D. Honora McDonald (1854) 1860 Illinois Census
E. Biddy McDonald (1856) 1860 Illinois Census
F. Patrick McDonald (1840-7 Jan 1863); Ireland Patrick enlisted in the 69th Pa.Vol. Inf. (Philadelphia) at Pottsville Pa on 12th.Sept. 1861 and mustered in Camp Observation Md. 0ct.31st 1861. Badly wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg on 13th Dec. 1862 he died in the Military Hospital Wash. D.C. 7th Jan. 1863. He served in Co.'s I and H.
Inscription: PATRICK MCDONALD CO H 69 PA INF JAN 7 1863
Burial: US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery Washington District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Site H 3608

5. Bridget McDonald (1810) born in Ireland, no other information available. Still checking.

6. Catherine McDonald (1814) born in Ireland, no other information available. Still checking.

7. John Arthur McDonald, Sr. (1825-1875) born in Ireland wife Margaret Mary McDonald (1834) born in Scotland (1830). 1860 Schuylkill census list John as a shoemaker. In 1880 census listed Margaret Mary as having ten children with seven surviving. Home in 1870 Reilly Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania Census. Sometime between 1870 & 1880 census John Sr. died. Margaret continued to live in the area & ran a boarding house.
John Arthur & Margaret Mary McDonald children:
A. Margaret A. McDonald (1857)
B. Patrick J. McDonald (March 11, 1858-1911) PA born 1910 Census married Elizabeth Brennan (1865-) Patrick McDonald who lived in Deanesville West Mahonoy Township was noted in a 16 Nov 1877 “Contested Election” James L. Nutting vs James B Reilly Volume 5 #16 where Nutting won the 13th Congressional District vote of Pennsylvania to the House of Representatives & Reilly was contesting it http://books.google.com/books?id=FFNHAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA294&a...
Patrick J. McDonald & Elizabeth Brennan Children:
1. Mary Veronica McDonald (1891-1973) married Michael James Noone (1890-1971) CROSS REFERENCE
[Looking for descendants or relatives of Thomas Noone (NOONAN) (1863-1911) of Lost Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Coxe. He had a brother John Noone (NOONAN) (1860-?) who also lived in the Lost Creek area. Both immigrated via Philadelphia in 1879 and 1880. John's grandson was a Monsignor in the Philadelphia archdiocese. Both worked in the mines in the Shenandoah/Lost Creek area. Thomas was killed in 1911 in Packer #10 mine. His oldest son Michael James Noone (1890-1971) raised 6 other brothers and sisters. He married Mary Veronica McDonald (1891-1973). Her parents were Patrick J. McDonald (1853-1910) and Elizabeth Brennan (1865-). Elizabeth Brennan was a first cousin of Cardinal Francis Brennan. The descendents of this family are actively search for any and all relatives. If any of this looks familiar contact noonet@nicom.com or Dr. Timothy B. Noone, 2899 Chalet Court, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192, or call 703-490-0056. Looking forward to hearing from you!]
C. James L. McDonald (July, 1863) married wife Annie McCullion age 35 (Nov, 1875) 1910 Pottsville, Census list them married for seventeen years (1893) and having seventeen children with eight surviving. In 1900 census James lied about his age listing birth year as 1872 and lived in Saint Clair, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; four births three surviving children
James L. & Annie McDonald children:
1. Florence “Flossie” McDonald (January, 1895) 1900 & 1910 Pottsville, Census
2. Marion Susan McDonald (June 20, 1896-January 30, 1989) 1900 & 1910 Pottsville, Census. She married John Francis Murray (Sept 15, 1894–May, 1976)
Marion Susan McDonald & John Francis Murray children:
A. James L. Murray (Nov 21, 1921–Aug, 1985) born in Pottsville he died in New Jersey. Married and had children.
B. Gerald F. "Jerry" Murray (Jan 26, 1927–Sept 30, 1981) Born & raised in Philadelphia he married and had children.
C. Robert E. Murray (July 22, 1931–March 2, 2004) born in Philadelphia he died in Conn.; married with several children.
3. Anna McDonald (Oct, 1899) 1900 & 1910 Pottsville, Census
4. Beatrice McDonald (1900) 1910 Pottsville, Census
5. Veronica McDonald (1903) 1910 Pottsville, Census
6. John McDonald (1905) 1910 Pottsville, Census
7. Francis McDonald (1908) 1910 Pottsville, Census
8. Marguerite McDonald (1906) 1910 Pottsville, Census
D. Sarah McDonald (1865)
E. Peter McDonald (1868)
F. Rosa McDonald (1871)
G. Ellen McDonald (April, 1856) PA born single in 1900 PA census
H. Elizabeth McDonald (July, 1957) PA born single in 1900 & 1910 PA census
I. Kate McDonald (Sept, 1860) Illinois born single in 1900 PA census
J. John Arthur McDonald, III (October, 1863) Illinois born single in 1900 PA census
K. Thomas McDonald (1854) 1860 Schuylkill census
L. Bridget McDonald (1859) 1860 Schuylkill census
M. Frank McDonald (1846) born in Pottsville married Anna Beatrice McEvan of Ashland Borough, Schuylkill, PA.
Patrick Brennan was a witness to the marriage of Frank McDonald & Mary McAvoy. They had children. "Great-aunt" KATE WALSH, a spinster, took over the care of Frank McDonald's children after the death of his wife, Mary McAvoy. Michael James Sutherland michaeljames.sutherland@gmail.com Laura McDonald (1883) was his grandmother. Family notes:
Frank McDonald & Anna Beatrice McEvan known children:
A. Mary McDonald (1848) born in Pottsville.
B. Laura F McDonald (Jan 1883 - 09 April 1936) born Ashland Borough, Schuylkill PA
1st marriage Samual Vincent Kelly (04/04/1868 - 11/02/1907) of Tazewell, Virgina
1. Harriet Rachell Kelly married Wilfred McDonald of Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
a. Duncan McDonald of Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada. He never married RiP.
2nd marriage Charles Thompson Roddy in Toronto, Ontario about 1914. She was his second wife.
1. Lynette Elizibeth Roddy (May 11, 1917 - February 16, 2005) Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada married James Walter Sutherland (November 1913 - September 1988) of Allison, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada in 1938 they had 8 children
Lynette Elizibeth Roddy & James Walter Sutherland Children:
1. Sara Jane (Sara) Sutherland (August 20, 1940 - )
2. Charles Roddy (Snooks) Sutherland July 25, 1942 -)
3. Walter James (Butch) Sutherland May 15th, 1944 -)
4. James Walter (Mike) Sutherland May 19th, 1946 -)
5. Irene Laura (Bugeyes) Sutherland (January 03 1948 - Feb 06 2008)
6. Joseph Lorne (Joe) Sutherland (November 7th, 1950 -)
7. Robert Francis (Robert) Sutherland never married (1952 - 1975)
8. Michael James Sutherland
9. Rene Sutherland married a Singleton
*NOTE* James Walter Sutherland PARENTS Walter Widdifeld Sutherland & Irene McCann
*NOTE* Mary McAvoy Parents
Margaret Whalen (1815) Kilkenny, Ireland & Dudley McAvoy or McEvoy (1814) Kilkenny, Ireland he immigrated to Schuylkill County, PA before 1840. All their children were born in Pottsville, PA.
Margaret Whalen & Dudley McAvoy children:
A. Michael F. McAvoy (1842) Norwegian PA census of 1860.
B. Margaret McAvoy (1845) married a Breslin; Norwegian PA census of 1860.
C. Andrew J. McAvoy (1947) Norwegian PA census of 1860.
D. Mary Louise McAvoy (1849) born in Schuylkill, PA married a McDonald; Norwegian PA census of 1860.
E. Dudley McAvoy, Jr. (1854)
F. Catherine McAvoy (1858)
*NOTE* Whalen Connection:
Margaret Whalen’s brother was Anthony Whalen (1810) & appears to have lost his wife while his children were young.
Anthony Whalen children:
1. Mary Whalen (b. 1849) Norwegian PA census of 1860.
2. Catherine Whalen (b. 1852) Norwegian PA census of 1860.
3. Dudley Whalen, Jr. (b.1853) Norwegian PA census of 1860.
4. James Whalen (b. 1856) Norwegian PA census of 1860.
5. Cavan Whalen; male (1830) was living with the McAvoy’s in 1850 PA census.
Dudley McAvoy (1814) Kilkenny, Ireland He married Margaret Whelan (1820) born in Kilkenny, Ireland. In the 1880 Yorkville, PA census, three of the children were living with an aunt, Catherine Whalen (1808). Names of two other Whelan relatives included a brother Anthony (1810) and Aaron (1830)
[Michael James Sutherland grandmother was, Laura McDonald, Born: January 1883, Daughter of Anna Beatrice McEvan and Frank McDonald of Pottsville, Ashland borough, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
N. Alfred Hickman McDonald (July, 1847-1911) born in PA married Elizabeth Caroline Bishop (1853-1897) in 1870 and then married Margaret Cordelia McDonald (March 30, 1874-May 30, 1958) in 1898. She married her uncle! He worked in the coal mines.
Alfred Hickman McDonald & Elizabeth Caroline Bishop children:
1. Margaret "Maggie" McDonald (February, 1874) born in Pennsylvania; Agnes is her twin, married Robert Rolls on May 21, 1893 in Arkansas. He died sometime between 1896 & 1909. She married her Uncle William Still McDonald (March 30, 1855-March 29, 1924) who was born in Pennsylvania. There were married for 10 years as per 1910 California Census and was twenty years older than his niece.
Maggie McDonald & Robert Rolls Children:
A. Florence Lee Rolls (March, 1894-1965) born in Arkansas
B. James Layette Rolls (December, 1896-1949) born in Arkansas
C. Earls Rolls (Jan 5, 1896-Jan 22, 1896)
Maggie Rolls McDonald & William McDonald children 1910 California census:
A. Theodore Lincoln McDonald (March 17, 1902-Oct 29, 1949) twin born in California
B. Mary Ethel McDonald (March 17, 1902-Sept 9, 1950) twin born in California
C. “Amy” Emma Grace McDonald (Feb 14, 1905-Feb 4, 1996) born in Oregon
D. Edith Mae McDonald (Jan 19, 1907-June 3, 1997) born in California
E. Katherine “Lucy” Lucille McDonald (April 19, 1908-June 22, 1925) born in California
2. William Benjamin McDonald (May 20, 1883-April 17, 1929) Born & died in London Arkansas. He married four different women.
Wife #1 Mary Josephine Keegan (1885-1865)
Wife #2 Leona Hartland married
Wife #3 Mary Jane Coleman (1889-1975) from Illinois on married November 25, 1905.
Wife #4 Mary Parker (1887-1922) Married in 1909
William Benjamin McDonald & Mary Jane Coleman children:
A. Mary Alice McDonald (Sept 24,1906-Sept 10, 1997) married a Masters
B. Mary R. McDonald (1907-)
C. Joshua Alfred McDonald (Dec 17, 1908-Oct 26,1999)
D. Joseph Albert McDonald (July 26, 1912-April 23, 1997) married Elnor Marie Dillard (1917-2006). They had four children.
1. Male McDonald
2. Male McDonald
3. Female McDonald
4. Female McDonald
E. Virgil McDonald (Sept 14, 1917-Jan 28, 1918)
F. Clorine Margret Gustava McDonald (Oct 27, 1920-Aug 8, 1985) married Thomas Eugene Steinbarger (1918-1981)
G. Patrick (1914-1989)
H. Thomas Hartland (1905-1989) – Leona Hartland mother
3. Frank Floyd McDonald (January 5, 1886-Oct 26, 1918) born in Arkansas
4. George Thomas McDonald (March 1, 1889-Feb 10, 1960) born in Arkansas
5. Lawrence Woodward McDonald (September 15, 1893-March 15, 1970) born in Arkansas
6. Henry Hudson McDonald 4 (December 7, 1895-November, 1966) born in Arkansas
7. Agnes McDonald (February, 1874) twin of Maggie, born in Pennsylvania; 1880 Arkansas Census & is single in 1900 PA census
8. Mary C. McDonald (March 28, 1872-Nov 2, 1880) born in Pennsylvania 1880 Arkansas Census
9. Estella Ottilla McDonald (Feb 11, 1879-April 7, 1906) born in Arkansas 1880 Arkansas Census
10. Lydia Sophia Viola McDonald (April 8, 1877-March 15, 1878) born & died in PA
*NOTE* Mary Jane Coleman (1889-1975) PARENTS
Joshua Allen Coleman and Alice Bell Williams Coleman; Joshua Coleman’s father William M. & siblings were living with them.
Joshua Coleman (June, 1867) & Alice Bell Williams (Aug 1868) married Alice in 1888 in 1900 Ill. Census
Joshua Allen Coleman & Alice children:
A. Mary Jane Coleman (Jan 1889)
B. William M Coleman (Sept 1891)
C. Effie G Coleman (April 1894)
D. John M Coleman (May 1896)
E. Robert C Coleman (Sept 1899)
Joseph M Coleman (March 1886) Joshua Coleman brother 1900 Illinois census
Carrie T Coleman (April 1889) Joshua Coleman sister 1900 Illinois census
William McCaney Coleman (March 1844) Mary Elizabeth White (1848-1898) PARENTS Joshua Allen Coleman father, widower 1900 Illinois census
**NOTE** Elizabeth Caroline Bishop (1853-1897) PARENTS
Benjamin Bishop (1829-1906) married Caroline Wood (1831) 1860 PA Census
Benjamin Bishop & Caroline Bishop children:
A. Eliza Bishop (1853)
B. George Bishop (1855)
C. Jane Bishop (1858)
D. Margaret Bishop (1859)

8. Sarah McDonald (1820) born in Ireland, no other information available. Still checking.

9. Patrick McDonald born in Ireland (1802-3 Dec 1879) born in the Parish of Mayo, Queens County, Ireland. Died in Pottsville, PA. on December 3, 1879 age 77 years. Buried St. Patrick’s #3 Cemetery Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Married Mary Ellen Brennan (1808-Nov 1881); Ireland/Pottsville, PA COMPLETE BREAK DOWN LISTED SEPERATELY
SON ? Patrick McDonald Confirmation 13 Dec 1868 Patrick McDonald Date: 19 Apr 1858
Event Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Organization Name: The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society
10. Peter McDonald (1803-); Ireland marriage to Hannah Unknown (1810-); England Listed in 1850 Norwegian Twp Pottsville Census page 53, roll 827, Cass Twp, 26 Aug 1850 from National Archives Rolls #826 & 827. Occupation minor
Peter & Hannah McDonald Children:
A. John McDonald (1841-)
B. Thomas McDonald (1843-)
C. Elizabeth McDonald (1845-); PA
D. George McDonald (1849-)
11. Charles McDonald, 27 yrs (1823-); Ireland Miner & Ann Unknown McDonald, 24 yrs, Ire (1826-); Ireland Listed in 1850 Norwegian Twp Pottsville Census page 64B, roll 827, Cass Twp, 28 Aug 1850 from National Archives Rolls #826 & 827
Charles McDonald & Ann Children:
A. Michael McDonald, 1yrs (1849-) PA


PATRICK & MARY ELLEN (BRENNAN) MC DONALD
Coming to the United States in 1828 from the parish of Mayo, Queens County, Ireland where they were born in 1802 and 1808, Patrick McDonald, the original head of the McDonald clan, has more than 500 descendents residing in the United States. Their emigration as per the McDonald’s reunions have them arriving in 1828.
Patrick McDonald and Mary Ellen Brennan married when she was 18 and he was 20 in Ireland. While on board the ship taking them to America, their new home, they endured their first sorrow. Their 1st born son Patrick became ill and died at sea. As was the custom in those days, the child was buried at sea. With arriving in Pennsylvania, they settled and raised a family in Pottsville and Schuylkill Co., PA. In Pottsville, they occupied a log cabin near the spot where St. Patrick’s Church now stands. Here they opened a tavern known as the Traveler’s Rest Inn, Pottsville, PA. To this union were born nine surviving sons and one daughter. The family later moved from Mahantongo Street to East Mines Road. As the children grew older and married, many of them settled in the vicinity of East Inns and Mill Creek. All of Patrick’s children have passed away, the last one being Michael who died a year ago [May 1934] in Pottsville. Three other sons were in the Civil War. They were first listed in Schuylkill, PA 1830 Census under the name “McDaniel” name so it’s safe to assume they arrived between 1928-1830. Mary Ellen Brennan birth year is listed as 1805 in 1880 PA census so she was 17 when she married – oops! [Questionable 1828 as per reunion newspaper articles] Emigrated from Queens County parish of Mayo, Ireland in 1826.

Patrick McDonald Parish of Mayo, Queens County, Ireland Mary Ellen Brennan McDonald Parish of Mayo, Queens County, Ireland
Born 1802–Died December 3, 1879 age 77 years Born 1808- Died March 4, 1881 age 73
Buried St. Patrick’s #3 Cemetery Pottsville, Pennsylvania Buried St. Patrick’s #3 Cemetery Pottsville, Pennsylvania

1 2
This list Passengers John McDonald age 26, Bridget McDonald age 21, son Elijah McDonald age 2 and son Pat McDonald age 1-his name is listed in a separate column. Arrival 1827 NY
2 List several McDonalds and a male infant aboard the Brig Mary Ann 1827

Patrick McDonald was noted in a 16 Nov 1877 “Contested Election” James L. Nutting vs James B Reilly Volume 5 #16 where Nutting won the 13th Congressional District vote of Pennsylvania to the House of Representatives & Reilly was contesting it
http://books.google.com/books?id=FFNHAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA294&a...
Patrick McDonald Civil War Discharge 1861
Listed in 1850 Norwegian Twp Pottsville Census page 431A, roll 827, Norwegian Twp, Pottsville, 30 Sep 1850 from National Archives Rolls #826 & 827 THIS IS PATRICK MCDONALD & MARY ELLEN BRENNAN
Patrick McDaniel, 40yrs, Miner, Ire (1810)
Mary McDaniel, 40yrs, Ire (1810)
Alexander McDaniel, 19yrs, lab, PA (1829)
Jeremiah McDaniel, 15yrs, lab, PA (1835)
James McDaniel, 13yrs, PA (1837)
William McDaniel, 11yrs, PA (1839)
John McDaniel, 8yrs, PA (1842)
Julia McDaniel, 6yrs, PA (1844)
Thomas McDaniel, 4yrs, PA (1846)
Michael McDaniel, 3yrs, PA (1847)
Edward McDaniel, 6/12, PA (1849)
Patrick and Mary Ellen Brennen McDonald children:
1. Alexander “Alex” McDonald (1831-4/5/1851)
2. Jeremiah “Jerry” McDonald Born in Pennsylvania January 16, 1835 - Died April 1, 1873
3. Edward McDonald Born in Pottsville, PA (1850) he died as a young man but was alive in 1875. 1850 PA Census
4. James McDonald born in Pottsville, PA on August 5, 1836.
5. William (Michael’s Brother) born in Pennsylvania 1839 - Died March 26, 1896.
6. John McDonald Born August 6, 1842.
7. Julia McDonald Ryan Born October 30, 1843 - Died November 10, 1887 at the age of 44.
8. Thomas McDonald born in Pennsylvania June 5, 1845 - Died December 13, 1898
9. Michael McDonald born October 21, 1847 in Pennsylvania died May 9, 1934.
10. “James” Patrick McDonald died at age ? while on board ship; (1822-1828??) Possible name James Patrick age 6 months on ship Casanda departed Ireland and arrived in New York 9-5-1827. Name: James McDonald Arrival Date: 5 Sep 1827 Age:6 M Gender: M (Male) Port of Arrival: New York Place of Origin: United States of America Destination: United States of America Ship: Ship Casanda Microfilm Serial Number:M237 Microfilm Roll Number:10 List Number:593.
There is another arrival 20 July 1829 to New York on board the Brig William listing Patrick & Mary; there is no mention of a “McDonald” child

PATRICK & MARY ELLEN (BRENNAN) MC DONALD CHILDREN WERE:
1. Alexander “Alex” P McDonald (Dec 1829-1919) my family has verbal information that he fought in the Mexican War in 1846 and the Civil War. Later, he became a policeman in Philadelphia; Fairmont Park and lived at 3015 Rockland Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Isabel Veronica Donk (-1899) of Kasko, PA. They had two daughters, Isabel and Bessie. Alexander died in Philadelphia. His body was shipped back to Pottsville to his brother Michael and is buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery; #3 near Jallappa. His brother Michael was sued by Alex’s wife Veronica Donk for support of Isabel and Bessie. Michael, his father had to pay $5.00 a month for many years for support of Alex’s daughter. This is a FACT related to me by my father William Francis McDonald, Jr. 1900 Census lists Alexander as a widower who was married for 32 years.
[Age 22 in military record of Co. B 1st Regt PA Vol Dec 5 1846 Muster Roll of Co. B, 1st Regt., Pa. Vols., War With Mexico December 5, 1846 (From copy in possession of Col. Daniel Nagle, Pottsville, Pa.) Alexander McDonald age 22 this matches his birth as usually 1824.
*NOTE* There is a discrepancy that I am still checking. The Kane family tree (Jean Schnabel) has this information the following information on Alexander born in (December, 1843-April 5, 1951) marries Mary O’Connor (1847). Married for 32 years’ 1900 Schuylkill census and had five children:
A. Alexander McDonald Jr. (May, 1885) 1900 Schuylkill Census
B. “Katie” Kathryn McDonald (December, 1878/1888)
C. Mary McDonald (July, 1874)
D. “Lizzie” Elizabeth McDonald (June, 1872/1)
E. William McDonald (1875)
F. Isabel McDonald
G. Bessie McDonald

2. Jeremiah “Jerry” McDonald Born PA (January 16, 1835 - Died April 1, 1873) at the age of 38 years old. Born in Pennsylvania “Jerry” married Jenny Betty Brennen; Mary Ellen Brennan sister. He served in the Navy during the Civil War. He was a Prison of War in a Confederate stockade in Andersonville, Georgia. He was a black smith by trade and lived in McAdoo. In 1873, he was mistaken for a “Coal Mine Boss” and was shot by a Molly Maguire gang member. He walked from McAdoo to East Mine to his Mother’s Mary’s house with “Buck Shot” in his stomach. He was as accidentally shot Died from loss of blood. He came home to die. His mother came to the door with ½ candle and Holy water. He died from the loss of blood. A warrant was issued for a “Charles Hays” Jeremiah brother Alex went looking for Hays but never found him along with Billy’s William. He was buried in St. Patrick’s #1 Cemetery behind the church in a Nolan’s grave site. Rose Brennen Nolan was his Aunt. All the graves in #1 were moved to Hillside Calvary Cemetery at the Pieta Statue. “On April 1, 1873 Jeremiah (Jerry) McDonald met his end by mistaken identity. A letter received from the Office Chief of Police, Wilkes-Barre, PA states: Dear Sir, The bearer of this note A McDonald is in search of a man by the name of Charles Hays who shot his brother and any help you will give him will be thankful receive by Mr. De, Remains yours respectfully, A. A. Kenney Chief of Police. Side note regarding your sister Mary McDonald – This is a note pertaining to the our Great Uncle Jerry who was mistaken for a “Mine Supervisor” and shot – later died in Mill Creek at his Mother’s house (lack of blood) George DeNapolis letter. It has been rumored that he was associated with the Molley McGuire’s.”
Jeremiah and Jenny had at least seven children.
Civil War Record
Name: Jeremiah McDonald Age at enlistment: 24 Enlistment Date: 10 Oct 1863 Rank at enlistment: Private Enlistment Place: Creek Centre, NY State Served: New York Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in . Enlisted in Company K, New York 2nd Cavalry Regiment on 10 Nov 1863. Mustered out on 08 Nov 1865 at Talladega, AL. Promoted to Full Sergeant. Birth Date: abt 1839 Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
Jeremiah “Jerry” McDonald & Jenny Brennan children known:
1. Michael McDonald (Sept, 1862) married Annie M. (July, 1862) in 1889; 1900 Schuylkill PA Census had eleven children with seven surviving. All were born in Pennsylvania.
Michael McDonald & Annie M. children:
1. Peter J. McDonald (Nov, 1889)
2. James L. McDonald (Feb, 1892)
3. Clarence E. McDonald (May, 1893)
4. Thomas B. McDonald (August, 1894)
5. Arthur H. McDonald (August, 1896)
6. Martin A. McDonald (October, 1898)
7. Eugene C. McDonald (March, 1899)
2. James T. McDonald (1864) married Agnes C. Unknown (1861) 1910 Pottsville census list them as having five children with three surviving. They were married for 20 years or 1890.
A. J. Ella McDonald (1899) born in Pottsville, PA in 1910 Pottsville Census
B. Margaret McDonald (1908) born in Pottsville, PA in 1910 Pottsville Census
C. John Vincent McDonald (1894) in 1910 Pottsville Census
3. Female McDonald no additional information known at this time.
4. Michael McDonald (1867-) married Mary Ann Unknown (1866-) 1920 Schuylkill Census-White march Township Philadelphia; Laborer at Rolling Mill
A. Edward J. McDonald (1897-) Living with parents in 1920
5. Thomas James McDonald (Sept 1866-); Pottsville, PA marriage to Katherine “Katie” Doyle (2 Nov 1866-17 March 1938); Forrestville, PA 1910 Cass Schuylkill Census list Thomas J. McDonald & Katherine “Katie” Doyle as having twelve children with nine living.
Children
A. Alexander McDonald (5 Oct 1894-1953) marriage widow Hannah Purcell (July 1899-)
Children:
1. Regina L McDonald (25 March 1922-12 Nov 2007) married Leo Rodger Schneider (26 Sept 1919-25 July 2011)
a. Leo Rodger Schneider (-)
1. Jim James Schneider (-)
2. Phillip Purcell (1903-)
3. Clare McDonald (1921-)
B. Russell J. McDonald (15 March 1897-) 1924 marriage to Stella (1904-) 1930 PA Census Thomas J. McDonald & Katherine Doyle were living with them.
Children
a. Mary Katherine McDonald (19 Dec 1925- 22 Sept 2006); PA/FL
b. Richard McDonald (1929-); PA
C. Genevieve C. McDonald (Feb 1899-)
D. Katherine E. McDonald (1903-); PA
E. James P Jim McDonald (1890-); PA
F. William Willie McDonald (1893-); PA
G. Elizabeth McDonald (1898-); PA
H. Annie McDonald (1900-); PA
I. Jane B McDonald (1902-); PA
J. Mary McDonald (1904-); PA
K. Barbara H McDonald (1906-); PA
L. Margaret McDonald (1908-); PA
*NOTE* Katherine “Katie” Doyle PARENTS James Patrick Doyle (April 1825-19 Jul 1892); Kilkenny, Ireland & Jane Winifred Murfe Murphy (Dec 1831-After 1892); Ireland/Minersville, PA. They emigrated from Ireland in 1844 and married in 1860. 1870 PA Census lists his occupation as a miner. 1900 PA Census list them as having nine children with seven surviving
James Patrick Doyle & Jane Winifred Murfe Murphy CHILDREN:
1. Mary Elizabeth Doyle (25 Dec 1852- 26 Jan 1920); Minersville, PA 1870 PA Census. A 1898 marriage to John Patrick Leaming (2 Feb 1852-12 Sept 1929) arrived 1866 from Ireland Prior marriage ?
Children:
a. John Joseph Leaming (1876-1965)
b. Mary M Leaming (1878-1965)
c. Jennie J Leaming (1881-)
d. Helen Leaming (1883-1933)
e. Anna M Leaming (1885-1922)
f. Margaret Leaming (1887-)
g. Catharine G Leaming (1890-)
h. James Patrick Leaming (1891-1972)
i. Joseph Bernard Leaming (1894-1978)
j. Marie V Leaming (1897-)
k. Helen A Seauring 1899-)
2. Thomas Doyle (Oct 1854-); Minersville, PA 1870 PA Census
3. Ann Annie Doyle (1857-Nov 1868); Minersville, PA age 11? 1870 PA Census
4. Ellen “Ellie” Eller Ella Doyle (1860?-1923); Minersville, PA 1870 PA Census
5. Patrick Joseph Doyle Jr. (Feb 1864-1942); Minersville, PA 1850 PA Census 1880 PA Census living with sister Mary Elizabeth Doyle Learning at 1104 Hunters Row Philadelphia; occupation harness maker. A 1900 Schuylkill Census list them as having seven children with six surviving, occupation blacksmith. 1886 marriage to Elizabeth Lizzie Crennan Hoban (Sept 1865-) 1920 San Francisco, CA Census list him as divorced & a miner
Children
a. Marie Doyle (Sept 1894- 14 Oct 1929) 1900 PA Census marriage to John J Gannon (1877-); Minersville, PA
Children:
1. Francis Gannon (1 Jan 1927-29 Sept 1977) marriage to Mary L Frisch (3 July 1932-27 April 2000)
a. Living Male Gannon
b. Living Male Gannon
c. Living Female Gannon
2. Living Male Gannon
3. Living Male Gannon
4. Living Male Gannon
b. James Doyle (April 1889-) 1900 PA Census
c. John P. Doyle (Oct 1890-) 1900 PA Census
d. Thomas Doyle (Oct 1894-) 1900 PA Census
e. Walter Doyle (Oct 1897-) 1900 PA Census
f. Margaret J. Doyle (Jan 1899-) 1900 PA Census marriage to Hugh Joseph (1897-)
1. Rita Joseph (1923-)
2. Hugh J. Joseph, Jr. (1925-)
3. Robert Joseph (1929-)
g. Catherine Elizabeth Doyle (16 Feb 1907-1 Dec 1990) marriage to Clarence Henry Felker (1908- 20 Jan 1965); Pottsville, PA
Children:
1. Living Felker
2. Living Felker
3. Living Felker
h. Deceased Doyle child 1900 PA Census
6. Katherine “Katie” Doyle (2 Nov 1866- 17 March 1938) 1870 PA Census
7. Jane “Jennie” Doyle (1869-); Minersville, PA 1870 PA Census
8. Margaret Maggie Doyle (Jun 1872- 6 Nov 1943); Minersville, PA
9. Thomas Doyle (Dec 1880-); Minersville, PA 1900 PA Census
10. Annie Doyle (Nov 1887-); Minersville, PA 1900 PA Census
11. James Doyle (Oct 1870-) 1900 PA Census miner
12. John Doyle (Oct 1875/1869-) 1870 & 1900 PA Census miner
13. Mary Doyle (Sept 1885-) 1900 PA Census
14. Mary Elizabeth Doyle (25 Dec 1852 - 26 Jan 1920); Minersville, PA
15. Edward Doyle (1857-) 1870 PA Census
16. Michael Doyle (1846-); Ireland
17. Bridget Doyle (1855-)
**NOTE* James Patrick Doyle (April 1825-19 July 1892) PARENTS: William Michael Doyle (1875-); Ireland & Catherine Mary McPhelan (1794-); Ireland
CHILDREN:
1. Patrick Doyle (1825); Ireland 1850 PA Census
2. Thomas Doyle (1826-); Ireland 1850 PA Census
3. James Doyle (1827-); Ireland 1850 PA Census
4. Ellen Doyle (1822-23 Aug 1891); Ireland 1850 PA Census 14 Feb 1844 marriage to Patrick Keane Sr. (1823- 7 SEP 1885); Ireland/PA
Children:
a. Johanna Keane (-)
b. Michael Keane (-)
c. Philip Keane (1849-)
d. John Keane (1851- 15 DEC 1881)
e. Thomas Keane (1851- 31 JAN 1896)
f. Patrick Keane Jr. (1857- 7 SEP 1885)
g. John Keane (1851-1881)
*NOTE* Elizabeth Lizzie Crennan Hoban (Sept 1865-) PARENTS: William Crennan (1808-); Ireland & Mary Delaney (1813-); born in Crutt, Castle Comer, Ireland arrived from Dublin, Ireland on 15 Aug 1848 aboard the ship William Carson in New York. “GLAZIER, IRA A. AND MICHAEL TEPPER. The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851. Vol. 3 (July 1848-March 1849). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984, pp. 1-134”. 1860 Cass Census has Mary Delaney brother Nathaniel Delaney (1834-) living with them.
Children:
1. Bridget Crennan (1838-1849); arrived from Ireland 15 Aug 1848 aboard the ship William Carson in New York Not listed in 1850 or 1860 Cass Census
2. Margaret Crennan (1842-); arrived from Ireland 15 Aug 1848 aboard the ship William Carson in New York 1850 & PA 1860 Cass PA Census
3. Mary Crennan (18 Feb 1844 - 23 Feb 1934); Kilkenny Ireland arrived from Ireland 15 Aug 1848 aboard the ship William Carson in New York
4. Lawrence Crennan (1846-); arrived from Ireland 15 Aug 1848 aboard the ship William Carson in New York 1850 Cass PA Census 1850 thru 1870 Cass PA Census
5. Ellen Helen “Ella” Crennan (1848-) infant; arrived from Ireland 15 Aug 1848 aboard the ship William Carson in New York 1850 Cass PA Census 1850 thru 1870 Cass PA Census
6. Judith Julia Judy Crennan (Oct 1859-); PA 1860 Cass PA Census marriage to John Dunn (-bef 1900)
Children
a. Elizabeth Dunn (June 1888-) 1914 marriage to Bartholomew Vincent McBreen (2 Jan 1885-)
Children:
1. Mary M. McBreen (1916-)
2. Elizabeth J. McBreen (1917-)
3. Julia McBreen (1925-)
4. James J. McBreen (1919-)
7. Ann Crennan (Feb 1856-); PA 1860 & 1870 Cass PA Census 1879 marriage to John O'Brien (Feb 1854-) 1900 Mahoney City PA Census list them as having seven children with five surviving & 1910 Census eight children with five surviving. His occupation, miner
Children
a. Margaret O'Brien (1885-bef 1900)
b. Ellen Helen A. O'Brien (Aug 1879-) 1900 PA Census marriage to John Joseph Donohue (14 Jan 1874-); NY PARENTS: Patrick Donohue (1840-); Ireland & Marie Connolly (1848-); Ireland 1880 Brooklyn Census list occupation; fireman SIBLINGS: Joseph Donohue (1870-) William Donohue (1871-)Mary Donohue (1872-) Nellie Donohue(1874-) Margaret Maggie Donohue (1876-)Thomas Donohue (1878-) Edward Donohue (1880-) *NOTE* Marie Connolly PARENTS: 1880 Brooklyn, NY Census lists Marie Connolly sister Winifred Connolly (1846-); Ireland living with John Joseph Donohue & Marie Connolly A 1910 Brooklyn census list mother Catherine Mc
Children
1. Henry Donohue (1912-); NY
2. Catherine Donohue (1900-); NY
3. Marie Mary Donohue (1907-); NY
4. Helen Donohue (1909-); NY
5. Marguerite Donohue (15 May 1915 –Sept 1995)
6. Joseph Donohue (1919-); NY
7. Austin Donohue (1907-); NY
c. Charles O'Brien (July 1881-) 1900 PA Census
d. Mary O'Brien (Aug 1883-) 1900 & 1910 PA Census
e. Ann O'Brien (Jan 1891-) 1900 & 1910 PA Census
f. John O'Brien (April 1895-) 1900 & 1910 PA Census
8. Elizabeth Crennan (1862-); PA 1870 Cass Census
*NOTE* Jane Winifred Murphy (1831-After 1892); Ireland PARENTS: Michael Murphy (1790-); Ireland & Winifred Murphy (1790-); Ireland
*NOTE* Hannah Purcell (July 1899-) PARENTS: James Purcell (July 1860-); PA & Hannah Buggy (May 1859-); PA
James Purcell & Hannah Buggy Children
1. Hannah Purcell
2. Phillip Purcell (1903-27 July 1940); PA
3. John J. Purcell (1904-); PA
4. Mary Purcell (1861-); PA
5. Thomas Purcell (1863-); PA
6. Patrick Purcell (1865-); PA
7. James Purcell (Sept 1895-1954); Minersville, PA marriage to Ella Smith (1900-1967); Minersville, PA
a. Male Purcell
b. Male Purcell
c. Francis Purcell (15 June 1918-23 July 2002); Pottsville, PA
*NOTE* James Purcell (July 1860-) PARENTS: Michael Purcell (1823-); Ireland & Julia Unknown Purcell (1822-29 May 1905); Ireland/Goulburn, Australia
*NOTE* Hannah Buggy (May 1859-) PARENTS: Patrick Buggy (1837-23 April 1891); Ireland & Mary Murphy (1838-); Ireland
*NOTE* Patrick Buggy PARENTS: James Buggy (1800-); Ireland & Serah Unknown Buggy (1810-); Ireland
6. Charles McDonald (Dec 1863-) 1898 marriage to Rose Unknown 1900 Blythe PA Census
A. Daniel McDonald (Oct 1899-)
7. Jeremiah McDonald Jr. (20 May 1871-2 Feb 1949) married Mary Aunsback (1875-1919)
Jeremiah McDonald Jr. & Mary Aunsback children:
A. Francis McDonald (1919)
B. William McDonald (1915)
C. Paul McDonald (1908)
D. Jeremiah McDonald, Jr. (1907) married Jenny Brennan. Their offspring’s were double first cousins. No additional information unknown at this time.
E. Lucy McDonald (1905)
F. Zachariah McDonald (1901)
G. Mary Rose McDonald (11 July 1930-22 May 1999) PA/DE married John Francis Slotwinski (29 Oct 1928-20 Jun 1966)
H. James M. McDonald (August 5, 1909/3-1961) married Alice Fogarty (March 17, 1907-November, 1990)
James M. McDonald & Alice Fogarty children:
1. John McDonald about 1929 married Unknown and had children. One that we know of is a son P.J.
A. “P. J.” Patrick Joseph married Loretta Nolan (Stiles Family relationship) had three children that are known.
P. J. Patrick Joseph McDonald & Loretta Nolan children:
1. McDonald unknown at this time.
2. McDonald unknown at this time.
3. McDonald unknown at this time.
2. Anna McDonald about 1931 married a Boyle.
3. “Jerry” Jeremiah McDonald about 1935
4. James McDonald (July 11, 1933-6-22-2008) married Judy Unknown and had five children
James McDonald & Judy children
a. Male McDonald married Cheryl
b. Males McDonald
c. Female McDonald married a Joseph Martinelli
d. Female McDonald married a Hunter Copeland
e. Male McDonald married a Lisa
f. Female McDonald married a Richard Palmer
*NOTE* Alice Fogarty is the daughter of John Fogarty (1805-1871) and Mary E. Little (1810-1902). Alice Fogarty father was John Fogarty (b.1871) he is the son of Lawrence Fogarty (1840-) and Alice Kelly (1841-)
Lawrence Fogarty & Alice Kelly children:
a. Lawrence Fogarty (1840-) is the son of John Fogarty (b.1805) who is also the father of Mary Fogarty.
b. John Fogarty (1869-1941) married to Winifred Lafferty (1881-1910)
c. Mary Fogarty (1939-1893) married William Kane (1839-1888)
1. Alice Kane (1907-1990) married James McDonald, Sr. (1903-1961)
*NOTE* William Kane son William J. Kane, Sr. (1866-1947) married Anna Murphy (1881-1941)
William J. Kane, Sr. & Anna Murphy had two children:
1. John Joseph Kane (1916-1988) married Jean Mary Jane Davies (1922-1992)
a. Jean Mary Kane (1947) married Paul George Reichart (Oct 3, 1944)
1. Jennifer Lynn Reichart (1980)
*NOTE* Jean Mary Kane remarried Frederick L. Schnable (Aug 28, 1944)
2. Michael John Kane (Jan 10, 1952) married Linda Hartung (July 26) and had two children:
a. Heather Kane
b. Jason Kane (Dec 29, 1975)
3. Edward J. Kane (June 13, 1947)

3. Edward McDonald Born in Pottsville, PA (18323 Sept 1955) Birth date 1850 & 1852 as per 1870 & 1880 PA Census living with Patrick & Mary his parents. According to George DeNapoli he died as a young man but was alive in 1875. He never married. He enlisted September 1, 1863 at the age of 31 in the Civil War. His occupation was a miner. In 17 Dec 1887 he was living in Jefferson, New York Poorhouse; listed as cripple and lame; blacksmith and a tailor; mother’s home town of Holmer, Kilkenny, Ireland. He is buried in St. Patrick’s #3 Cemetery.

4. John J. McDonald Born in Pennsylvania on August 6, 1842. 1870 PA Census 1910 PA he was living with his daughter Mary Stiles Styles. There are four Mary McDonalds born in 1862 & 1870 fathers John, Thomas, William & Michael.
He was in the Civil War. He married Ellen Loretta Nolan. (1840) 1880 Schuylkill Census
They had five children:
1. Patrick McDonald (1865/1876) living with his sister Mary Styles 1910 PA census
2. Thomas McDonald (1869) married? They had two children:
A. A son called P.J. (Patrick Joseph?) McDonald
B. John McDonald
3. John J. McDonald Jr. (1874) married Martha (1879) in 1898 and had two children; 1910 PA census.
1. Martha (1907)
2. Unknown
4. Annie McDonald (Sept 1878-)
5. Mary “Nancy” McDonald (Oct 1862-) “Nancy” married John Styles Jr. (1868-) in 1893. The Styles lived in “New Philadelphia” and Cumbola. 1910 Schuylkill Census lists them as having eight children.
Mary McDonald & John Styles children:
A. John Styles III (Dec 1894) 1900 & 1910 PA census married Dudley “Ivena” of Schuylkill Haven. John had a daughter, married.
B. Ellen Ellie Styles (July 1895) 1900 & 1910 PA census
C. James Styles (March 1897) 1900 & 1910 PA census
D. Mary Styles (1900) 1910 PA census
E. Catherine Styles (1901) 1910 PA census
F. Bessie Styles (1903) 1910 PA census
G. Florence Styles (1905) 1910 PA census
H. Michael Styles (1908) 1910 PA census
I. William Styles (Feb 1899-) 1900 PA Census
*NOTE* John Styles PARENTS: 1869 marriage John Styles Sr. (June 1837-bef 1910); arrived 1855 from Ireland & Catherine Welsh (June 1849-26 Aug 1921); Ireland PA Census list them as having eight children with six surviving. 1910 census has them living on the same block as their son John Styles, Jr.
John Styles & Catherine Unknown Children:
A. Margaret Styles (Sept 1877-)
B. Mary Styles (April 1882-) marriage to Michael Devlin (1879-) BREAKDOWN CROSS REFERENCE DELANEY
1. Mary Devlin (1896-) BREAKDOWN CROSS REFERENCE DELANEY
C. Luke Sebastian Styles Stiles (2 May 1884 -1945) 27 June 1913 marriage to Ella Delaney (7 Jan 1892-Aug 1979) BREAKDOWN CROSS REFERENCE DELANEY
Children:
1. Living Stiles
2. Martin Aloysius Stiles (1915 – 1994)
3. James Edward Stiles (1923 – 1983)
4. Joseph Stiles (1928 – 1985)
*NOTE* Ella Delaney PARENTS: Parents: 13 Dec 1887 marriage Martin J Delaney (16 Oct 1858-31 Jan 1914) & Mary Anne Callery (1864 – 1923) CHILDREN: Martin Aloysius Mattie Delaney (1884 – 1957) Patrick Delaney (1888 – 1918) Mary Delaney (1890 – 1950) Ella Delaney (1892 – 1979) Marriette Loretta Delaney (1893 – 1948) Catherine Frances Delaney (1894 – 1957) Margaret Delaney (1896-) Anna Delaney (1899 – 1979) Florence Delaney (1901 – 1980) Blanche Delaney (1903 – 1974) Clare Delaney (1907 – 1971) BREAKDOWN CROSS REFERENCE DELANEY
D. James Styles (July 1887-)
E. John Styles Jr. (1868-) married Mary “Nancy” McDonald (Oct 1862-)
F. Johana Styles (May 1880-)
G. Michael V. Styles Stiles (July 1874-) 1896 marriage to Bridget Stiles (Nov 1874-) 1900 Port Carbon Census list them as having three children with two surviving. 1910 Census five children with three surviving. Occupation, engineer at Colliery
Children
1. Deceased Styles Stiles child 1900 & 1910 Census
2. Francis Styles Stiles (1912-)
3. Katharine Styles Stiles (May 1896-) 1900 & 1910 Census married Wilkinson
a. Bernard Wilkinson (1928-)
4. John Styles Stiles (Feb 1898-) 1900 & 1910 Census not listed in 1920
5. Mary Styles Stiles (1906-) 1900 & 1910 Census

5. Patrick McDonald died at age 6 months while on board ship; (1827-1827). There was a “James” Patrick McDonald age 6 months on the ship Casanda which departed Ireland and arrived in New York on 9-5-1827.
Name: James McDonald
Arrival Date:5 Sep 1827
Age:6 M
Gender: M (Male)
Port of Arrival: New York
Place of Origin: United States of America
Destination: United States of America
Ship: Ship Casanda
Microfilm Serial Number:M237
Microfilm Roll Number:10
List Number:593

6. James M. B McDonald born in Pennsylvania on (5 Aug 1836-13 Dec 1898)
He enlisted September 1, 1863 at the age 27 Civil War. He married Margaret “Maggie” Lynch (Nov, 1843-) Ireland; (Sharkey & Lynch family). He was a tailor by trade. He then moved to East Mines and then to Kaska where he followed mining and became a Superintendent of the Kaska Colliery “Big Vein” mines. He died at Kaska in a mining accident. They had eighteen children, thirteen lived. 1900 & 1910 PA Census. There are four Mary McDonalds born in 1862 & 1870 fathers John, Thomas, William & Michael.
James M. McDonald & Margaret Lynch (1844) Children:
1. Bart (Bartholomew) Joseph McDonald, Sr. (9 Sept 1874-) He worked for Alliance Coal Company in Kasha, PA as a Colliesy Laborer. Served in WWI. In 1896 marriage to Mame Mary Unknown (1878-). Seven children listed in 1910 Schuylkill Census. Their known children were:
A. Bart Bartholomew Joseph McDonald, Jr. (18 Oct 1897-1925) He worked with his father as a “Steam Shovel Runner” at Alliance Coal Company in Kasha, PA He was a private in WWI . He was last listed in 1920 PA Census so I estimated his death as 1925. He married Mary A. Haggerty (2 May 1878-) CROSS REFERENCE
Bart Joseph McDonald & Mary Haggerty children: three children
1. McDonald
2. McDonald
3. McDonald
B. Margaret McDonald (May 1899-) 1920, 1930 census married a Reuter, a widow & living with mother
1. Birtie Bert John Reuter (1912-) 1930 PA Census living with grandmother Mary A. Haggerty
C. Susanna McDonald (1901-) not listed in 1930 census
D. Mary McDonald (1901-) 1930 census
E. Frances “Fannie” McDonald (1905-) 1920, 1930 census
F. James McDonald (1906-) 1920, 1930 census
G. Francis McDonald (1906/1908-) 1930 census
H. Rita McDonald (1914-) 1920, 1930 census
I. Tom Thomas J. “Tucker” McDonald (1911-) 1920, 1930 census
J. “Alex” Alexander McDonald not listed in 1930 census
K. Veronica McDonald not listed in 1930 census
L. Francis McDonald (1906-) 1920 Blythe Census
*NOTE* Mary A. Haggerty PARENTS Cornelius Haggarty (14 Aug 1848-14 Jan 1914); Callahan's Mill, County Clare, Ireland arrived 14 Nov 1850 aboard the Ship Wyoming in Philadelphia & 1873 marriage to Agnes E Burns (July 1852-); PA and her GRANDPARENTS Unknown Burns and Helena Burns (May 1830-) &
PARENTS: Conner Haggarty (1797-1875) and Hannah Murphy (1800-); Ireland/PA The family arrived Nov 14, 1850 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then reappeared in Logan, Perth, Canada 1861 Census as the following:
Timothy (1836-) occupation Tavern Keeper John Haggarty (1799-) Farmer, Mrs. John Haggarty (1799-), John Haggarty (1835-) Farmer, Cornelius Haggarty (1841-) & Daniel Haggarty (1844-)
Conner Haggerty & Hannah Murphy Children:
1. Michael Haggarty (1838-); Ireland 1863 1st marriage to Margaret McKinney (Feb 1844-1883) 2nd marriage to UNKNOWN
a. Mary Haggarty (1868-); Ireland
b. Daniel Haggarty (1869-); Ireland
c. Hannah Haggarty (1871-) PA 1930 Atlantic City Census single, sisters Helen & Kathy living with her
d. Margaret Haggerty (1876-) PA TWIN
e. Agnes Haggarty (1876-) PA TWIN
f. Nellie Helen F. Haggarty (1878-) PA TWIN 1930 Atlantic City Census living with sister Hannah, single
g. Katie Kathy Haggarty (1878-) PA TWIN 1930 Atlantic City Census living with sister Hannah, single
h. William Haggarty (1876-)
i. Lizzie Elizabeth (Sept 1881-)
j. Margret Maggie (20 Sep 1879 - 13 Jul 1957); PA/England
k. Michael Haggarty (June 1885-)
2. John Francis Haggarty (1836-1888); Ireland marriage to Helen “Ellen” Hassett (Oct 1843-1916) 1880 PA Census list his occupation as a park police. 1910 PA Census list ten children with nine surviving. Helen’s PARENTS Charles N Hassett (1895-) & Lillian E Taylor (1897-)
Children
a. Rita Haggarty (-)
b. Mary A. Haggarty (May 1869-) 1898 marriage to John McGinness (April 1865-)
i. Charles J. McGinness (1895-) 1910 census 1930 living with aunt Agnes Anastasia Haggarty & Mother
ii. John G. McGinness (Dec 1898 -) 1910 census living with grandmother Helen Hassett Haggarty 1930 living with aunt Agnes Anastasia Haggarty & Mother
iii. Maude McGinness
c. Hannah R. Haggarty (July 1864-) 1890 marriage to Joseph A. Goodfellow (Aug 1862-); PA
i. Rev. John Joseph Goodfellow (21 Dec 1894-Dec 1967); PA WWI Draft St. Charles Seminary. WWII Draft, Academy of Sacred Heart Church Philadelphia
d. Katherine (Kate) Haggarty (Nov 1870-) 1895 marriage to Charles Donahue (Sept 1860-) 1910 Census name has been spelled as Donghey
i. Hellen Donahue (Sept 1897-) 1910 census living with grandmother Helen Hassett Haggarty
ii. Margaret Donahue
iii. Katherine Donahue
iv. Johanna Donahue
e. Margaret “Maggie” E. Haggarty (June 1873-) 1930 single living with sister Hannah Haggarty Goodfellow
f. Agnes Haggarty (1875-)
g. Michael J. Haggarty (Nov 1876-) 1904 marriage to Anna Hannah Unknown (1876-)
i. Joseph Haggarty (1915-)
ii. Mary Haggarty (1907-)
iii. John Haggarty (1909-)
h. Eleanor or Ellen (Nellie) Haggarty (Oct 1879-) married Weston
i. David W. Weston (1909-) 1930 living with aunts Agnes Anastasia Haggarty & Mary A. Haggarty McGinness and cousins Charles & John McGinness
ii. Living Weston
i. David Haggarty (Dec 1882-)
j. Agnes Anastasia Haggarty (April 1885-) living with sister Mary Haggarty McGinness in 1920 Never married.
k. Regina Monica Haggarty (24 May 1887 - 31 Aug 1961) 21 Jun 1916 marriage to Henry (Harry) Leo Kirk (17 Dec 1886 -11 Aug 1967) PARENTS Thomas Aloysius Kirk (Feb 1838 - 7 Jul 1905); Boyle Ireland/PA & Mary Hughes (-1880); Roscommon, Ireland/Philadelphia emigrated in 1849
Children
i. Living male Kirk
ii. Helen Frances Kirk (12 May 1925 -29 Apr 2009); PA/TX 1955 marriage to George Gerald (Jerry) Gonyea (7 Mar 1929 - 26 Jan 1964); NY/TX
Children
1. Living Gonyea (-)
2. Living Gonyea (-)
3. Living Gonyea (-)
3. David Haggarty (1843- 7 Jan 1892); Ireland/Los Angeles CA marriage to Henrietta Scanlon (1850-1917) *NOTE* All indications point to being Daniel M. J Haggarty *NOTE* CROSS REFERENCE
a. Children L. Bertrand Haggarty (25 May 1880- 13 May 1935); Ontario Canada/Illinois
4. Mary Haggarty (1841-) 1880 living with brother Michael & mother Hannah Murphy
5. Cornelius Haggarty (14 Aug 1848-14 Jan 1914); Callahan's Mill, County Clare, Ireland arrived 14 Nov 1850 aboard the Ship Wyoming in Philadelphia. 1873 marriage to Agnes E Burns (July 1852-); PA. 1910 PA Census lists them as having ten children with eight surviving. Passport application for son Alfred Grata Haggarty list his father’s date of birth as 4 April 1847
Children
a. Timothy Haggarty (1865-)
b. James Haggarty (1867-)
c. William Haggarty (1869-)
d. Daniel J. Haggarty (June 1871-)
e. Cornelius Haggarty Jr. (22 Dec 1874-); PA WWI draft list occupation as a lawyer. WWI Veteran 16 May 1906 marriage to India Baker Marshall (7 Jan 1885/11 Sep 1883- 11 Aug 1974); Alexandria, VA/California
Cornelius Haggarty Jr. & India Baker Marshall
1. Helen M. Haggarty (23 Feb 1907- 29 May 1999); PA/NY
2. Margaret A. Haggarty (2 Mar 1910- 10 Mar 1950); PA/California
*NOTE* India Baker Marshall PARENTS John A Marshall (2 Jul 1849-3 May 1913); VA & Maria J. Francis (18 Dec 1849-3 May 1913); VA/NY SIBLINGS: grandmother Margaret Marshall (1830-); VA 1900 VA Census list John & Maria Marshall as having five children with four surviving. Grandmother Margaret Marshall a widow as having five children with two surviving.
John A. Marshall & Maria J. Francis Children:
1. Mary A “Mamie” Marshall (April 1878-) married a Pease
2. Daisy Marshall (March 1881-) never married
3. India B Marshall (7 Jan 1885/11 Sep 1883- 11 Aug 1974);
4. Inez Marshall (Sept 1890-) married a Cook than a Greevan
5. Deceased Marshall child
f. Richard J Haggarty (Feb 1876-) 1910 PA Census 1930 PA listed as single
g. Mary A Haggarty (2 May 1878-) 1910 PA Census married Bart Bartholomew Joseph McDonald, Jr. CROSS REFERENCE
h. Daniel J Haggarty (20 June 1881-) 1910 PA Census
i. Leo Frank Haggarty (12 June 1883-April 1969); PA 1910, 1920 married & 1930 PA listed as a widower. 1904/1911 marriage to Margaret V. Thompson (2 Nov 1883-7 Dec 1930); PA. Margaret list herself as a widow in 1930 NY Census; divorced?
Children
i. Elizabeth M. Haggerty (1911-); NY
ii. Veronica Haggerty (1915-); NY
iii. Jean Haggerty (1927-); NY
iv. Frank Haggarty (1907-); NY
v. Helen Haggarty (1905-); PA
*NOTE* Margaret Thompson Parents Moses Thompson (6 Jan 1857 - 27 Oct 1926); Ireland/PA & Ellen Lukens (16 Sep 1856 - 25 Dec 1918); Ireland/PA. 1910 PA Census lists thirteen children with eleven surviving. CHILDREN:
1. Marita Martha Thompson (1881-)
2. Mary M Thompson (Jan 1882-)
3. Margaret Thompson (1884-)
4. Rebecca Thompson (Mar 1885-)
5. Ellen Thompson (Apr 1886-)
6. John Thompson (Apr 1888-)
7. Charles Thompson (Jan 1890-)
8. Marion Thompson (Oct 1895-)
9. Bertha Thompson (Feb 1899-)
10. Daniel Thompson (1896-); NY living with them in 1920
11. William Thompson (1901-)
j. Helen Haggarty (May 1885-18 Jan 1887) 1910 PA Census
k. Alfred Grata Haggarty (13 Nov 1889-) 1910 PA Census 1930 PA listed as single worked for the treasury department; passport application
l. Agnes C Haggarty (1 Aug 1894-) 1910 PA Census
m. May Haggarty
n. Michael J. Haggarty (1877/1880-) 1930 PA listed as single 1905 marriage to Hannah Unknown (1880-) 1910 PA census list occupation as bar tender
i. Living Haggarty (-)
ii. Mary Haggarty (1906-)
iii. Joseph Haggarty (1915-)
iv. John Haggarty (1903-)
o. Daniel M. J. Haggarty, MD (1844-7 Jan 1892); Ireland/California 26 Nov 1870 marriage to Eliza Unknown (1842-) lived in Ontario Canada & died in California. Tombstone erected in Canada in memory with his 2nd wife married 26 Nov 1870 to Henrietta Scanlon (1850-1920); England/ Canada NOT 100% on this. Her parents were John Scanlon & Eleanor Scanlon *NOTE* CROSS REFERENCE
Children
i. John Haggarty (1868-) not listed in 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
ii. Mary Haggarty (1869-) not listed in 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
iii. Ellen Haggarty (1876-) not listed in 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
iv. Abigail Armande Haggarty (1874 – 1964) 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
v. Irene Camille Haggarty (1875 – 1968) 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
vi. Eleanor Haggarty (1877 – 1940) not listed 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
vii. John Haggarty (1877 – 1877)
viii. Louis Bertrand Haggarty (1879 – 1935) 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
ix. Daniel M. J. Haggarty (1881 – 1930) 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
x. Darcy McGee Haggarty (1885 – 1955) 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
xi. Henrietta Flora Haggarty (1887 – 1904) 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
xii. Patta Haggarty (1877-) 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
xiii. Peter Haggarty (-) not listed in 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
xiv. Alvia Haggarty (1876-) not listed in 1891 Manitoba Canada Census
2. James L P McDonald Jr. (Jun 1860-) was a “school master”. He had one arm; war injury. He married Margaret “Maggie” Anne Parkotse (28 Sept 1866). James L. McDonald (-) was a private in the Civil War. He enlisted August 10, 1861 and was assigned to the 44th PA Regiment Troop C. He was discharged on Surgeon's Certificate June, 1862. They had eighteen children of which eight survived. 1880 Schuylkill Census list a nephew Thomas Southerland (1784-) living with them
James McDonald and Margaret “Maggie” Anne Parkotse children:
A. Florence “Flossie” McDonald (Jan 1895)
B. Marion Susan McDonald (20 June 1896-30 Jan 1989) in 1921 married John Francis Murray (16 Sep 1894 -May 1976)
Children:
1. James L Murray (27 Nov 1921-Aug 1985)
2. John A Murray Sr. (18 May 1923-6 Jun 1999) PA/FL SGT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II, married Marie Unknown (15 May 1925-26 Nov 1985; one living child
3. Gerald F. (Jerry) Murray (26 Jan 1927-30 Sep 1981) married Unknown; two living children
4. Robert E. Murray Jr. (22 Jul 1931-02 Mar 2004) married Unknown; five living children
5. Charles Murray (1914)
C. Anna E McDonald (Oct 1898)
D. Beatrice Louise McDonald (1900) in 1919 married Michael Fannelli (1894) who emigrated from Italy in 1911; naturalized in 1916.
Children:
1. Lewis Fanelli (1920)
2. Anna Fanneli (1921)
3. Beatrice Fanneli (4 Feb 1924-27 Aug 2010) married a McDermott
Children:
a. Caroline McDermott
b. Jennifer McDermott married a Gerard
c. Carol Fanelli
d. Diane Fanelli married Ken Brodsky
4. Micheal G. Fanneli (1 September 1925-17 July 1989) PA/CT married Margaret Unknown
5. James Fanneli (1925)
6. Francis Fanneli (1928)
E. Veronica “Vera” McDonald (1903)
F. John B. McDonald (Nov 1892)
G. Francis McDonald (19 May 1883-) 1 year 8 months in 1910 PA Census (1908) marriage to Kathryn Sharkey
H. Marguerite “Rita” McDonald 4 months old in 1910 census (1910)
I. Martin J. McDonald (Dec 1888)
J. Joseph J. McDonald (1898)
K. Alice E. McDonald (June 1899)
L. Richard McDonald (Dec 1890) Think this is James who is born in the same year
M. Charles McDonald (1914) 1930 Census living with his sister Marion Susan McDonald Murray.
N. James McDonald (Oct 13, 1891-Oct, 1968) married Emma Jenny Schneider (1866-)
Name: James McDonald
SSN: 194-26-9573
Last Residence: 17901 Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 13 Oct 1891
Died: Oct 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1951)
Source Citation: Number: 194-26-9573; Issue State: Pennsylvania; Issue Date: 1951.
O. Patrick McDonald
P. Fannie McDonald (1881-) married Patrick Sharkey (1869-)
1. Sharkey
2. Sharkey
Q. Alexander “Alec” McDonald (Feb 1887-) 1913 marriage to Veronica Unknown (1893-)
1. Rose McDonald (1914-) 1920 Census
2. Margaret McDonald (1916-) 1920 Census
3. Veronica McDonald (1918-) 1920 Census
4. Francis McDonald (1924-)
5. Mary McDonald (1924-)
R. Thomas McDonald (1882-) 1920 Census listed as single living with brother Alexander “Alec” McDonald.
3. Thomas J. McDonald (March 1879) of Lower Mill Cree, PA 1905 marriage to Eva M. Keaten (1881-1974. No children 1910 -1930 PA Census. Both are buried at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Cemetery Port Carbon, PA row 30.
4. John J. McDonald (Oct, 1862–1918) marriage May 2, 1888 to Eleanore M. Brennan (May 20, 1870-Jan 28, 1938) and had fifteen children. CROSS REFERENCE
A. Thomas “Tom” McDonald (21 Sept 1902-); 1910 Schuylkill Census married Ruth Motley (1904-) 1930 PA Census lists married for four years (1926)
Children:
1. Donald McDonald (1928-)
2. Elaine McDonald (1929-)
B. James Bernard McDonald (Sept 24, 1888-July, 1977) PA; 1900 Schuylkill Census married Jennie K. Snyder (Nov 25, 1889-March, 1965) 1910 Pottsville Census they were married in 1910.
James Bernard McDonald & Jennie K. Snyder children:
1. Eleanor Libby McDonald (June 4, 1910-Nov 22, 2000) married Robert C. Hassler (June 12, 1916-Oct, 1968) and had two children.
a. Living Male Hassler
b. Living Female Hassler
*NOTE* Jennie K. Snyder PARENTS Irving Oscar Snyder (Aug, 1863-) & Libby J. Kunsman (April, 1870-)
Children:
a. Blanche Gertrude Hannan Snyder (Sept 24, 1908-Nov 1, 1999)
b. Luetta E. Snyder (Feb 24, 1905-Dec, 1983) married a Hess
c. Webster R. Snyder (Nov 22, 1900-Feb 7, 1985)
d. Irving Monroe Snyder (Nov 23, 1894-)
e. Florence N. Snyder (Oct 26, 1892-Oct 31, 1975)
f. Jennie Snyder (Nov 25, 1890-March, 1965)
g. Lillian Snyder (1889)
g. Lily M. Snyder (Aug, 1888-)
h. Charles B. Snyder (Sept 12, 1895-)
i. Edith Libby (Nov 27, 1896-Dec, 1969)
C. Julia V. McDonald (Jan 1890-1943) 1900 Schuylkill Census
D. John J. Harley McDonald (Feb 1891-1958); PA 1900 Schuylkill Census married Kathryn 1930 Pottsville Census.
John J. McDonald & Kathryn children:
1. Harry McDonald
2. Hope McDonald
3. Blanche L McDonald (Aug 7, 1909-Nov 16, 1992) Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
4. Merlyn L McDonald (Oct 9, 1928-April 14, 2005) Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
E. Dolly McDonald (1892)
F. Sarah McDonald (April, 1892); PA might be called Dolly
G. Edward McDonald (December 13, 1893-January 11, 1894) Kaska Williams, Schuylkill, PA
H. Margaret “Margarette” M. McDonald (Nov 1898-1920); PA 1900 Schuylkill Census married James R. Evans (1898-) 1920 Census lists James R. Evans occupation as a foreman in the coal mine.
Their children:
1. James Evans (1922-) 1930 Census
2. William Evans (1926-) 1930 Census
I. Eleanore J. McDonald (1901-1962); PA 1910 Schuylkill Census
J. Francis McDonald (1903-1904)
K. Bartholomew McDonald (1905-1905)
L. Mary McDonald (1906-1906)
M. Clarence J. “Bud” McDonald, Sr. (31 Aug 1908-Nov 1972); PA 1910 Schuylkill Census married Catherine “Kit” R. Cole and had 1 son.
1. Clarence McDonald (1950). From what my Grandmother Helen Cole Reilly said was Clarence’s father ran off with another woman after his son was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Catherine “Kit” never talked about him. *NOTE* COMPLETE COLE/REILLY BREAKDOWN LISTED SEPERATELY
N. Elizabeth McDonald (1911-1965)
O. Mary McDonald (1907-1907)
P. John J. McDonald (1897-1897) marriage to Eleanore M. Brennan
*NOTE* John J. McDonald (Oct, 1862–1918) WIFE Eleanore M. Brennan PARENTS Edward H. Brennan (1848-); Canada/Ireland & Julia O'Rourke (1850-); Ireland arrived 1886. Edward H. Brennan PARENTS mother age 78 (1832-); Ireland & emigrated in 1852 was still alive in 1910 Cass Township Census. Her grandson William Brennan (1868-) and great-grandson John Brennan (1889-) were living with her. William reported that he was married with eight children with seven surviving. Both William & son John Brennan occupation was a coal miner. It appears that the entire clan of Brennan’s came to America, settled in Mt. Laffee and Heckersville in the early 1820's and married their cousins. CROSS REFERENCE COLE & BRENNAN
Edward H. Brennan & Julia O’Rourke Children:
1. Elenore M. Brennan (May 20, 1870-Jan 28, 1938) marries John McDonald (October, 1863–1918) and had seventeen children with fifteen surviving. They are buried in St. Stephens Roman Catholic Cemetary section 10 row 37.
Eleanore Brennan & John McDonald children:
a. Tom McDonald married Ruth Motley
b. James Bernard McDonald (1888-1977) Kaska Village, Schuylkill, PA married Jennie K. Snyder (November, 25-1890-March, 1965) and had a daughter.
James Bernard McDonald & Jennie K. Snyder children:
1. Female McDonald
c. Eleanore L. McDonald born in Pa (June 4, 1910-November 27, 2000) died in Allentown, PA.
d. Julia V. McDonald (January, 1890-1943)
e. John McDonald (February, 1891-1958)
f. Dolly McDonald (1892)
g. Sarah McDonald (April, 1892)
h. Edward McDonald (December 13, 1893-January 11, 1894) Kaska Williams, Schuylkill, PA
i. Margaret McDonald (November, 1898-1920) buried in St. Stephens Roman Catholic Cemetary section 10 row 37 with her parents Eleanor & John McDonald
j. Eleanore McDonald (1901-1962)
k. Thomas McDonald (1902) married Ruth and had two children.
Thomas McDonald & Ruth children:
1. Male McDonald
2. Female McDonald
l. Francis McDonald (1903-1904)
m. Bartholomew McDonald (1905-1905)
n. Mary McDonald (1906-1906)
o. Clarence McDonald (1908-1972) married Loretta Mary (Kit) Cole (1900-1979) and had 1 son.
Clarence McDonald & Loretta Mary (Kit) Cole children:
1. Clarence McDonald (1950). From what my Grandmother Helen Cole Reilly said was Clarence’s father ran off with another woman after his son was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Loretta never talked about him. CROSS REFERENCE COLE & MCDONALD
p. Elizabeth McDonald (1911-1965)
q. J. John McDonald (1897-1897)
r. Mary McDonald (1907-1907)
2. Edward H. Brennan, Jr. (Feb 1871-) 1899 marriage a widow Mary Unknown Brennan (Feb 1861-) with three children
a. John Brennan (June 1882-)
b. Ellen Brennan (Oct 1890
c. James Brennan (June 1892-)
3. John F. Brennan (1874-)
4. James Brennan (1876-)
5. Charles Brennan (1872-)
6. Julia Brennan (1860-) nieces & nephews living with her in 1920 PA Census Francis Brennan (1892-), Mary Brennan (1895-) & Leo Brennan (1898-)
7. William J. Brennan (14 Sep 1869- 7 June 1930); Canada Three Wives
1st wife marriage 22 Jul 1891 Flora Laura Desmond (May 1875-1913)
2nd wife Catherine C “Kate” Brennan (11 May 1864 - 18 Sep 1941)
3rd wife marriage Eliza Simms (11 May 1869-18 Sep 1930)
William Brennan & Wives - Children:
a. Raymond David Brennan (3 Oct 1895-6 Jan 1952) Wash DC/ his 1st marriage was in 1911 at the age of 17. Census list his occupation as a brakeman for the railroad.
1st marriage to Florence Gertrude Cummings (1897-1938);
1st marriage was in 1911 at the age of 17. 1920 Census list his occupation as a brakeman for the railroad. They were living with his father & family.
1st marriage to Florence Gertrude Cummings (April 1897-1938); MD/Atlantic City her 1st marriage in 1924 at the age of 25. PARENTS Horace J. CUMMING (1869- 2 Sep 1943) & Blanche Unknown (Aug 1874-) SIBLINGS: Margarita Cumming (Aug 1892-), Dorothy Cumming (May 1896-)
Children
1. Raymond D. Brennan (1927-); NJ
2. Dora B Brennan (1929-); NJ
3. Cecelia Pearl Brennan (11 Oct 1927 - 15 Oct 2001);PA/Washington marriage to a Maddux
a. Cecila Ann Maddux (-1990) married Unknown
i. Living
ii. Living
b. Living Maddux
c. Living Maddux
d. Living Maddux
e. Living Maddux
4. Sommers Thomas Brennan (29 May 1930 - 28 Jan 1994); PA/Washington
5. Harold Raymond Brennan (19 Oct 1912 - 23 Jul 1986); AC/FL mother?
6. Ruth E. Brennan (1919-)
3rd marriage to Helen Burroughs (-)
7. Harold Raymond (19 Oct 1912 - 23 Jul 1986);
8. Living Brennan (-)
b. Thomas Justin Brennan (16 Jun 1915 - 28 Jun 1966) WWII Veteran, Navy. 1930 he was living with his brother James Brennan (1893-), mother and siblings in 1930
c. Francis John Brennan (11 Jul 1892 - 9 Feb 1973) marriage to Alice Levine Setree (12 Apr 1895- 5 Jun 1985) 1920 lived with his aunt Frances Brennan
Children:
1. Alberta Brennan (1923-)
2. Charles Brennan (1921-)
3. Francis John Brennan Jr. (-)
4. Joseph Francis Brennan (6 Feb 1914- 17 Apr 1972) marriage to Bernice M. Toy (9 Aug 1912- 19 Dec 2001) living with her Grandparents 1920 William Cook (1863-) & Clarissa Cook (1866-)
5. Leroy Mayfield Brennan (6 Sep 1916- 21 May 1955) marriage to Grace Elizabeth (-1951)
Children:
1. Robert John Brennan (29 Nov 1947 - 19 Jan 1986)
2. Living Brennan
3. Living Brennan
4. Living Brennan
5. Living Brennan
6. Ardell John Brennan (1919-)
7. Ada Brennan (1926-)
d. Mary Ann Brennan (9 Jan 1895 -) 1910 married private
e. Charles Joseph Brennan (4 Jan 1898-24 Apr 1976) 18 Dec 1923 marriage to Mary Elizabeth Stern (5 May 1902-15 Feb 1977) six living children. WWI Draft worked for Alleghany River Mining Company
Children
1. Phyllis [Priscilla] Mae Brennan (7 Jun 1924-7 Nov 1987) 1st marriage Territt Higinbothom Mowbray (28 Mar 1911 -19 JUN 1994); Bermuda/Bahamas his 1st wife Janet Gray Rand on 24 Jul 1958 & 2nd marriage 1947 to Harry Edward McKenna (28 MAY 1916 - 21 AUG 1970); PA/FL
2. James Brennan (1926-)
3. Charles Brennan (1928-)
4. Living Brennan (-)
5. Living Brennan
6. Living Brennan
f. Edward G Brennan (17 Dec 1914-30 Apr 1988); PA/KY marriage to Leona Alma Pfeiffer (20 Apr 1916-17 Jun 2009); KY Korean War Veteran. PARENTS Joseph E Pfeiffer (1890-1962) & Irene E Steiner (1895-1984) SIBLINGS: Angeline Pfeiffer Schmitt and Anita Pfeiffer McDaniel. Irene E Steiner PARENTS Louis A. Steiner (1863-) & Katie Steiner (1865-)
Children:
1. Edward J. Brennan, Col. Retired married Jo Ann Unknown
2. Eileen A. Brennan married Marty Clary
3. Rosalind A. Brennan
g. Joseph Ardella Brennan (23 Mar 1910 - 25 Jun 1980) 15 Jul 1936 marriage to Jeanne Marie Rafferty (12 Nov 1915-20 Oct 1984); Canada/PA Joseph in 1920 was living with sister. WWII service 15 Apr 1944 Jeanne Marie Rafferty PARENTS George J Rafferty (1869-1939) & Jean Smith (1882-1936)
1. Living Brennan
h. Bernard Leo Brennan (11 Jul 1913 - 31 Mar 1966) 1920 lived with his aunt Frances Brennan & aunt May Brennan Leidle. 1936 marriage to Rose Veronica Bauer (13 Jan 1912-12 Feb 2005) PARENTS John Bauer (1869-) & Katheryn Bauer (1878-)
1. Mary P. Brennan (28 May 1937- 8 Aug 2006) marriage to Benedict
2. Private Brennan
3. Private Brennan
4. Private Brennan
5. Private Brennan
i. John F. Brennan (Jan 1874-) 1899 1st marriage to Mary E. Bright (Aug 1880-1904) 2nd marriage 1905 to Caroline E. Unknown (1879-) PARENTS William J. Bright (Mar 1855/ Apr 1856 -); England & Lola Ann Bloom (1860-); PA Married 1878 SIBLINGS: Phoebe Bright (-) Harry Bright (1879-) Mary E Bright (1880-) David Bright (1882-) Lizzie E Bright (1884-) Stanley L Bright (1888-) Zelma P Bright (1890-) Melvin Edward Bright (1892-) Letha E Bright (1894-) Ida Celia Bright (1897-1982). William J. Bright PARENTS: George Bright (1806-1884) & Mary Ann Lambourne (1812-1861). Lola Ann Bloom PARENTS William L. Bloom (1820-) & Mary Ann Tidmarsh SIBLINGS: Lynn Bloom (1862-), Watson Bloom (1865-), & William L. Bloom Jr. (1867-)
John F. Brennan & Mary E. Bright & Caroline E. Unknown Children:
1. Thomas Brennan (1910-)
2. Margret Brennan (1912-)
3. Elizabeth Brennan (1914-)
4. Ellen Brennan (1916-)
j. Frances Mary Brennan (21 Jan 1898-3 Oct 1990) 1920 lived with her aunt Frances Brennan. 1920 marriage to Thomas James Macauley (8 Apr 1888 –20 Jan 1858) A 1910 PA Census list Thomas James Macauley living with his grandmother Annie McGee (1840-) listed as a widow with seven children three surviving daughter Annie McGee (1871-) son Thomas McGee 3(1872-) & wife Ella McGee (1870-) grandchildren: Anna McGee 14(1896-) Ella McGee (1989-) Elizabeth McGee (1902-) Thomas McGee (1905-), John C. Macauley (1927-)
Frances Mary Brennan & Thomas James Macauley Children
1. Robert Macauley (April 1914-)
2. Thomas Macauley (1925-)
3. Joseph M. Macauley (2 Nov 1930-17 Feb 2011) marriage to Theresa
Children:
a. Helen Macauley married John Breslin
b. Terri Macauley married James Jim Lewandowski
c. Joseph Macauley married Kim Unknown
d. Frances Fran Macauley married Michael Sales
4. John C. Macauley (23 May 1926-16 March 2011) marriage to Tillie M. Schmitt
Children:
a. Annemarie Macauley marriage to a Yerger
b. Carolyn M. Macauley marriage to a Risell
5. Margaret A. Macauley (1921-)
6. James Patrick MacAuley Sr.(10 May 1923 - 7 May 2005); PA/Atlantic City marriage to Doris Jane Hamilton (10 Aug 1925 - 7 Apr 2004) PARENTS Henry Harry John Hamilton (20 May 1890 - 25 Jun 1957) & Madeline Allendorff (15 Jul 1894 - 17 Nov 1977)
Children:
a. Michael T. MacAuley (5 May 1968 - 24 Aug 1972)
b. Living MacAuley
c. Living MacAuley
d. Living MacAuley
e. Living MacAuley
7. Catherine M. Macauley (4 Nov 1932 - 17 Aug 2001)
8. Agnes Macauley (March 1916-)
9. Mary Macauley (March 1918-)
k. May Brennan (2 Apr 1895- Nov 1968) Marriage to John J. Leidle/Liddle (1894-) her brothers Joseph Ardella Brennan & Bernard Leo Brennan were living with them in 1920.
l. Harry J. Brennan (1902-) 1910 marriage to Edna A. Unknown (1906-) 1930 PA Census list occupation as foreman in a garage
m. Daniel Brennan (1900-)
n. Michael Brennan (Feb 1894-)
o. Harold Brennan (May1896-)
p. Loretta Catherine Brennan (18 Oct 1902-5 May 1980) 1919 marriage to James Joseph Faulds (22 Jan 1898-21 Sep 1973) PARENTS James Henry Faulds (1865-1936) & Louisa R Ripley (1863-1936) GRANDPARENT: Joshua R. Faulds
1. Mary T. Faulds (1923-)
2. James Faulds (1924-)
3. Phillip Faulds (1926-)
4. Joseph Faulds (1931-2011)
q. James Brennan (1893-) mother Kathryn Brennan (1875-) and siblings, Clare Brennan (1908-), William Brennan (1909-), Edward Brennan (1913-), Justin Brennan (1915-) & Bernard Brennan (1916-) was living with him in 1930.
r. Clare Claire Brennan (1905-) 1930 PA Census living with brother James & Mother
s. William Brennan (1909-) 1930 PA Census coal miner
t. John Brennan (Jan 1889-); PA living with his father William and grandmother Julia
O’Rourke in Cass township, PA 1910 Census eight children with seven surviving.
u. Joseph Brennan (1904-)
v. Albert Brennan (1903-) 1927 marriage to Betty Harris (1909-)
Children:
1. James A. Brennan (1927-2010)
2. Betty Brennan (1928-)
w. Annie Brennan (1908-)
1st wife of William J. Brennan marriage 22 Jul 1891 Flora Laura Desmond (May 1875-1913); French Canadian/PA 1900 Troutville, PA Census list them as having five children with four living. 1910 PA census list twelve children with five surviving emigrating in 1879 from French Canadian PARENTS Dennis John Desmond (1841-6 Dec 1899); Ireland/WVA & 2nd wife Margaret Mary Roynan (13 Jun 1841 - 1 Oct 1900); emigrated 1820 from England/Pittsburg, PA married 1867. 1900 PA Census list Dennis & Mary as having seven children with four surviving. 1st wife Susanne O'Neil (1812-1847)
Dennis Desmond & Margaret Mary Roynan Children:
1. Julia Desmond (May 1868 -1872); New Brunswick, Canada/ Ottomwa, Iowa
2. Margaret Desmond (1872-); New Brunswick, Canada *
3. Nellie Desmond (1873-); New Brunswick, Canada
4. Flora Laura Desmond (1875-1913); New Brunswick, Canada
5. Patrick John Desmond (5 Sep 1877 - 3 Jul 1953); New Brunswick, Canada/PA *
6. Dennis Edward Desmond (16 Feb 1882 -1925)
7. Gertrude Desmond (Jun 1895 -); PA
8. Francis Desmond (1877-); New Brunswick, Canada
9. Mary Jane Desmond (1874-) *
10. Julia Ann Desmond (1875-1972) *
11. Annie Mary Desmond (May 1880-); Mass *
12. John Desmond (1869-) *
13. Lizzie Elizabeth Desmond (1878-); Mass *
Dennis Desmond PARENTS Timothy Desmond (Apr 1799 - 6 Oct 1891); Cork, Ireland/Norwich CT & Julia Lynch (1812- 2 Feb 1888); Cork Ireland/Norwich, CT
CHILDREN:
1. Monsignor Desmond (-)
2. Ellen Nora Desmond (1831-1900)
3. Dennis Desmond (1840-1899)
4. Timothy Desmond (1842-1898)
5. Johanna Desmond (1849-) marriage to Jeremiah Hurley (1800-)
Children
a. Michael (1834-1877)
6. Mary Desmond (1852-)
7. Jeremiah Joseph Desmond (1856-1928)
8. Julia J Desmond (1857-1938)
Timothy Desmond (Apr 1799 - 6 Oct 1891); PARENTS Michael Desmond (1774-1846) & 2nd wife Mary O'Connor (1778-1852) & 1st wife Jul 1822 marriage to Catherine McCarthy (1791-1 Nov 1825); Ireland CHILD: Timothy Desmond (1 Nov 1825-4 Sep 1904); Cool Mountain, Cork, Ireland/MA & Jeremiah Desmond (25 May 1823-1899); Inchigeelagh,, Ireland/MA
*NOTE* William J. Brennan PARENTS Thomas R. Brennan (1832-1894) & Bridget Ryan (1833-1910)-married 1852 1900 PA Census list them as having eight children with seven surviving. Thomas R. Brennan (1832-1894) PARENTS Martin (1798-1893); Roscommon Ireland/Ontario, Canada & Mary Cox (1799-1891); Killiban Ireland/NY
2nd wife of William J. Brennan Catherine C “Kate” Brennan (11 May 1864 - 18 Sep 1941) PARENTS Patrick Brennan (1840-); Kilkenny, Ireland & Ellen Foley Allen (March 1847-) of Ireland were married in 1863 and emigrated 1883. 1900 PA census their grandsons James Haughney (1889-) Marighner Haughney (1890-) were living with them. It’s hard to read but I believe their mother was Mary.
Patrick Brennan & Ellen Foley Allen CHILDREN:
1. Edward Brennan (1864-)
2. Patrick Brennan (1865-)
3. Mary Brennan (1867-) married a Haughney
a. James Haughney (1889-)
b. Marighner Haughney (1890-)
4. Catharine Brennan (1869-)
5. Michael Brennan (1871-)
6. John Brennan (1875-)
7. Julia Brennan (1877-)
8. James Brennan (1880-)
9. William Brennan (Dec 1881-)
10. Ellen Brennan (Oct 1883-)
11. Mable Mary Allen (1869-)
12. Nellie Allen (1872-)
13. Charles Allen (1874
14. Joseph Allen (1878-)
*NOTE* Patrick Brennan (1840-) PARENTS James Brennan (1813-) & Bridget Moran (1815-); Ireland
James Brennan & Bridget Moran Children:
1. John Brennan (1850-); Ireland
2. Ellen Brennan (1852-); Ireland
3. Mary Brennan (1854-); Ireland
4. Michael J. Brennan (1855-); Ireland
5. Thomas Brennan (1859-); Ireland
6. James Brennan (1861-); Ireland
7. Patrick Brennan (1840-); Ireland
*NOTE* Bridget Moran PARENTS Tobias Moran (1795-) & Elizabeth Unknown Moran (1798-) both from Kilkenny Ireland
*NOTE* Ellen Foley PARENTS John Foley (1815-5 Jan 1877) & Ellen Delaney (1819-)-still alive in 1900 & living in Illinois with son Martin Foley. Grandmother Bridget Unknown Delaney (1770-); Ossory, Kilkenny, Ireland living with them in 1850. John Foley (1815-5 Jan 1877) Civil War Veteran buried in St Canicus Cemetery.
Ellen Foley Allen 1st marriage to an Allen
2nd marriage to John Foley
John Foley & Ellen Delaney CHILDREN:
1. Mary Foley (1841-)
2. Rebecca Betty Foley (1844-)
3. Sarah Foley (1846-)
4. Michael Foley (1855-)
5. Martin Foley (Aug 1856-) 1875 marriage to Margaret Unknown (Dec 1858-); Ireland
a. William (March 1882-); Illinois
6. Ellen Foley (March 1847-)
5. Catherina Hannah McDonald (1864)
6. Clarence Patrick McDonald (Oct, 1870) 1900 Schuylkill Census (Blythe Township) living with his sister Bridget and brother Daniel.
7. Eleanore McDonald (1872) married a Hale
8. “Dolly” Mary McDonald (1863) 1880 PA Census. Married a Francis Botzer O’Neil (-1919) 1920 PA Blythe Census lists “Dolly” Mary McDonald as a widow.
Dolly” Mary McDonald & Francis Botzer O’Neil Children:
A. Francis O’Neil (1894) stationary engineer in coal mines 1920 Blythe Census
B. Anna O’Neil (1900)
C. William O’Neil (1904) machine operator in shirt factory 1920 Blythe Census
9. Julia D. McDonald (1865) married David P. Goslin of Canada. He arrived in 1886. He was a Warden at Pottsville Jail.
10. Jack McDonald (1870) married Mattie Davis.
11. James B. McDonald (March 1867) married Emma Jenny Snyder (1866)
12. Bridget McDonald (Jan, 1873-) 1896 marriage to James W. Boyle (April 1871-1919); Carbon, PA 1900 Schuylkill census (Blythe Township) has her listed as head of household with brothers Patrick & Daniel living with her. Listed in 1920 Census as a widow I estimated James W. Boyle death as 1919.
Bridget McDonald & James W. Boyle known children:
A. Margaret M. Boyle (27 Aug 1899-10 Oct 1978); Kasha, PA 1925 marriage to Edward James Kelly (1899- 14 Nov 1965) had five children
1. Jean M. Kelly (1927-) married Patrick William Langley (1954-2004)
2. Edward Kelly (1930-) married Pansey
3. Daughter Kelly married a Joseph Gretsky (1930-2000)
a. Daughter Gretsky
b. Daughter Gretsky
4. Thomas James Kelly (15 Dec 1934 - 6 Feb 2010); Phila/LA married Fekete had three children
a. Daughter Kelly married a Assali
b. Son Kelly married a Dunnigan
1. Daughter Kelly
2. Daughter Kelly
3. Son Kelly
c. Daughter married a Blankenship.
1. Elizabeth Blankenship
5. Daughter Kelly married a Leary.
a. Daughter Leary
B. Elizabeth B. Boyle (16 Feb 1897-March 1985); Kasha PA marriage to William Joseph Bernard Feeley (2 March 1895-1 Nov 1981); PA/DE
Elizabeth B. Boyle & William Joseph Bernard Feeley children:
1. Elizabeth C. Feeley (1920-) 1920 Census
2. Margaret M. Feeley (1922-)
3. William Feeley Jr. (1926-)
*NOTE* William Joseph Bernard Feeley (2 March 1895-1 Nov 1981) PARENTS Patrick J. Feeley (May 1865- 9 Apr 1933); Ireland/DE & Mary E. Martin (Dec 1870-9 Feb 1947); PA/DE. Emigrated from Ireland in 1874/1888, married in 1893 & naturalized 1906. 1920 PA Census lists occupation foreman on locomotive.
Patrick Feeley & Mary E. Martin children:
1. John G Feeley (16 Nov 1895- Feb 1976) marriage to Caroline Duncan Young (20 Jun 1895- 31 Aug 1989); Dundee, Angus, Scotland/IL Merchant Seaman. 23 Aug 1953 & 1955 was a cadet aboard the T. S. Empire State. PARENTS: 1888 marriage James Young (19 Sept 1861-1910); Dundee, Forfarshire Scotland & Agnes Ogilvie (1863-); Edinburgh, Scotland SIBLINGS: George Young (1886-) Jessie Young (1887-) Annie S Young (1891-) Jane Young (1861-) Caroline D. Young (1896-) 1901 Scotland Census. Emigrated from Scotland 1909 as per 1910 Census Agnes Young was a widow. *NOTE* James Young (1861-1910) PARENTS: 20 Oct 1815 marriage David Young (1828-) & Margaret Wagstaff (1831-) of Scotland SIBLINGS: (Janet Young 1871-)-TWIN Annie Young (1871-)-TWIN William Young (1865-) Joseph Young (1868-) James Young (19 Sept 1861-1910) George Young (1872-) John Young (1874-) David Young (1876-) *NOTE* Agnes Ogilvie PARENTS: 1850 marriage George Ogilvie (29 Feb 1828-) & Margaret Mary Haxton (1831-) SIBLINGS: Samuel Ogilvie (1859-) Louisa Ogilvie (1855-) Margaret Ogilvie (1859-) Agnes Ogilvie (1861-) David Ogilvie (1864-) Isabelle Ogilvie (1860-) George Ogilvie (1871-) *NOTE* George Ogilvie (29 Feb 1828-) PARENTS: 1 Feb 1827 marriage Simon Taylor Ogilvie (17 May 1792-) & Jane Alexander (28 Nov 1802-)
John G. Geeley & Caroline Duncan Young Children
a. Carolyn Feeley (1925-); NY
b. John G Feeley (2 Mar 1932- 10 Sep 2008)
2. William Joseph Bernard Feeley (2 March 1895-1 Nov 1981)
3. Frances V. Feeley (18 Dec 1897-July 1976) married a Cochran
4. Margaret Feeley (1898-)
5. Benjamin Feeley (1900-1 Nov 1944) 1920 PA Census
6. Mary A. Feeley (1902-25 Apr 1945) 1920 PA Census 1923 marriage to William E Devore (1899-)
Children:
a. John Jackie Devore (1930-) 1930 & 1940 PA Census
b. Margaret Peggy Devore (1925-) 1930 & 1940 PA Census
c. William E Devore Jr. (1926-) 1930 & 1940 PA Census
7. James Feeley (3 March 1906-Oct 1982) 1920 PA Census
8. Sallie Sarah J. Feeley (May 1892-) 1920 Census
9. Pearl Feeley (July 1899-29 Mar 1972) married Friel
10. Eugene J Feeley (25 July 1903-20 Feb 1966); NY/NC 1920 Census marriage to Elizabeth Kist
11. Charles Feeley (March 1900-) 1920 Census
12. Rose Feeley (1912-) 1920 PA Census
13. Mary L. Feeley (June 1893-); NY
14. Betty Feeley (1926-) granddaughter living with Patrick J. Feeley & Mary E. Martin 1930 PA Census. Don’t know which son this daughter belongs to Possible Eugene or Charles Feeley.
*NOTE* Patrick Feeley (May 1865- 9 Apr 1933); PARENTS
John Feeley (Sept 1830-1906); Ireland & Frances Fanny Durning (May 1837-); Ireland MARRIAGE 1857 1900 PA Census list eight children with five surviving. 1880 Delaware PA Census list these children. A 1900 PA Census list a niece Mary Gallagher (Jan 1890-) living with them.
John Feeley & Frances Fanny Durning CHILDREN:
a. James Feely (Dec 1862-26 May 1932); Ireland
b. Patrick Feely (1864-)
c. Annie M. Feely (July 1868-); MD 1887 marriage to Michael T. Morrissey (June 1861-) 1900 MD Census list five children with four surviving
Annie M. Feeley & Michael Morrissey children:
1. Patrick “Patsy” Morrisey (1887-)
2. Carl Morrisey (Aug 1890-)
3. John N. Morrisey (Sept 1894-)
4. Paulian Morrisey (April 1900-)
5. Deceased Morrissey child
*NOTE* Michael Morrissey PARENTS: John Morrisey (1825-); Ireland Amanda Unknown Morrisey (1836-); PA 1910 MD Census list them as having six children with four surviving.
John Morrissey & Amanda Unknown Morrissey Children:
1. Patrick Morrissey (1888-); MD 1910 MD Census
2. Carl Morrissey (1881-); MD 1910 MD Census
3. John Morrissey (1895-); MD 1910 MD Census
4. Cathleen Morrissey (1904-); MD 1910 MD Census
5. Mary Morrissey (1854-) 1870 MD Census
6. Richard Morrissey (1857-) 1870 MD Census
7. Caroline Morrissey (1870-) 1870 MD Census
8. Michael Morrissey (June 1861-) 1870 MD Census
9. Ellen “Ella” Morrissey (1863-) 1870 MD Census
10. John P. Morrissey (1864-) 1870 MD Census
11. Juliana Morrissey (1867-) 1870 MD Census
13. Charles Morrisse7 (1873-)
14. James Morrissey (1870-)
15. Lina Morrissey (1859-) married a Adams 1880 census living with parents
a. Ella B. Adams (1879-); MD 1880 census living with grand parents
d. William Feely (Sept 1872-); PA
e. Mary Feely (1875-); PA
f. Thomas J. Feely (28 Oct 1876 - 24 Sept 1953); PA 1902 marriage to Ellen "Ellie" E. Carr (Jan 1880-11 May 1961)
Children
1. Veronica K Feeley (1906-)
*NOTE* Ellie Carr PARENTS Cyrus Patrick Carr (April 1854-) & Margaret Mary A. Brown Carr Armstrong (1860-); Ireland emigrated in 1877
SIBLINGS:
1. Harry Joseph Carr (12 May 1882-) marriage to Mary Cashen (23 Oct 1890 -) PARENTS: Patrick Cashen (1860-); emigrated from Ireland in 1887 & Margaret Annie Mullally (Nov 1861-1919); Ireland emigrated 1885 SIBLINGS: Margaret Cashen (Mar 1896 -), Michael Cashen (Apr 1894-), Helen A. Cashen (1907-), Geraldine Cashen (1912-) Nora M. Cashen (1891-), Alice F. Cashen (1893-) Robert L. Cashen (1905-)
Children
a. Patrick Carr (1854-) marriage to Mary A Brown (1855-) Children: Ella (1880-)Harry (1882-)George (1889-)Edmond (1891-)
b. John F Carr (1918- 3 March 1993) marriage to Ellen Mary Unknown (1891-): Children: John F. Carr (1919-) Leo Carr (1923-)
c. Leo Carr (1 Sept 1922-1939)
2. George Carr (Dec 1888-)
3. Edmond Carr (Apr 1891-)
4. Bertha A. Carr (1875-) married a Schott
5. Mary Ann Carr (1872-) married a Swanger
6. Catherine Carr (1878-) married a McCracken
7. Zella Ellen “Ellie” E. Carr (Jan 1880-11 May 1961) married Russell Cochran son William
Mother Margaret Mary A. Brown Carr re-married David Armstrong (1858-) Children: Bertha Armstrong (1902-)-step-sister
C. James Boyle (1903-); Kasha, PA 1920 Census
D. John Boyle (1905-); Kasha, PA 1920 Census
E. Mary Boyle (1907-) 1920 Census
F. Genevieve Mae Boyle (8 June 1910-16 March 1969) 1920 Census . 5 Jul 1930 marriage to Clyde Ellsworth McDonnell (30 Mar 1908 - 14 Aug 1984); Cambria, PA/Mercer, PA PARENTS Martin Myres McDonnell (26 Jun 1847 - 13 Dec 1916); Indiana/Cambria, PA & Arabella Crum (8 Apr 1866 - 23 Jun 1936); Indiana/Cambria, PA had thirteen children with eleven surviving; 1910 Cambria PA Census. Arabella Crum remarried a Weitman after Martin died sometime after 1916. Clyde Ellsworth McDonnell was living with her in 1930. His occupation was a printer for the newspaper. Arabella Unknown Crum PARENTS SIBLINGS: Cambria PA Census list Martin & Arabella were married before
Genevieve Mae Boyle & Clyde Ellsworth McDonnell Children
1. Sara Lorraine McDonnell (27 Apr 1934 - 21 Jun 1963); Cambria/Ohio marriage to Unknown Trontel
a. Living Trontel
b. Mark Anthony Trontel (April 1958-1959)
2. Eugene Andrew McDonnell
*NOTE* Martin Myres McDonnell Martin Myres McDonnell PARENTS William McDonnell (12 May 1811-16 Aug 1878) & Elizabeth Allen (1814-1873) MARRIED 27 Dec 1832. SIBLINGS: Elizabeth Allen 1814 – 1873), Joseph McDonnell (-1900), Joseph McDonald (1833-1913), Levi McDannell (1835 – 1835), John McDonald (1836 – 1929), Ruth McDannell 1839 – 1839), William McDonald (1841 – 1905), Ann McDannell (1842 – 1842), Simon McDonnell (1843 – 1927), Barbara Ellen McDANNELL (1845 – 1912), Martin Myres McDonnell (1847 – 1914), Mary McDannell (1849-) Daniel Peter McDonnell (1849 – 1934), Aaron McDonald (1856 – 1924)Martin Myres McDonnall & his wives names have been spelled MacDonald & MacDonna in 1910 & 1920 Cambria PA Census
1st wife Rebecca Lamar (July 1848-8 Feb 1887) MARRIED 24 Dec 1864
Children:
a. Catherine Ezena McDonnell (1869 – 1869)
b. Eva U. Mc Donnell (1870-)
c. Flora V. Mc Donnell (1871-)
d. Ada W McDonnell (1872-1872)
e. Ann L McDonnell (1874-1874)
f. Arvina McDonnell (1875-1875)
g. Ada M Mcdonnell (1876-1957)
h. Rozela Mcdonnell (1878-)
i. Simon A McDonnell (1880-1880)
j. Bolton Josia McDonnell (1883-1883)
2nd wife Arabella Weitman Crum (8 April 1866-23 June 1936) MARRIED 26 Dec 1889 when she sixteen - Martin Myres McDonnell-1930 Cambria Census
a. William Crum (1883-)-step-son 1910 Cambria Census
b. Ella Crum (1881-)-step-daughter. 1910 Cambria Census
c. John Elmer McDonnell (1890 – 1972)
d. Lula E MacDonald (1892-1960)
e. Clara MacDonald (1894-1958)
f. Sarah Amanda McDonnell (1897-1987)
g. Martha Isadora McDonnell (1900-1960)
h. Charles Myers McDonnell (1902-1984)
i. Cora MacDonald (1906-1981)
j. Thompson McDonnell 1896 – 1896
k. Ester McDonnell (1902-1902)
l. Clyde MacDonald (30 Mar 1908 - 14 Aug 1984) married Genevieve Mae Boyle
1st husband of Arabella Unknown Crum – Crum
2nd husband of Arabella Unknown Crumb Martin Myres McDonnell
3rd husband of Arabella Crum – Weitman sometime after 1916 death of Martin Myres McDonnell
G. Dorothy Boyle (1912-) 1920 Census
H. Nina Boyle (1914-) 1920 Census
13. Elizabeth McDonald (Nov 1883) married a Walsh 1930 Blythe Census list her as a widow living with sister Frances McDonald Sharkey (1870-), Patrick Sharkey (1869-), Frances Sharkey (1922-), Thomas Sharkey (1924-) & the sisters nephew Barthomew McDonald (1920-) CROSS REFERENCE
14. “Maggie” Margaret McDonald (Aug 1877) 1901 marriage to John Mack (1874-1925) miner 1910 census. Death approximate based on 1930 PA census list Margaret as a widow with no children & Bernard Walsh living with her.
A. Deceased Mack child (1905-) 1910 Schuylkill Census
B. Bernard Walsh (1912-) nephew living with them in 1920 PA Census
15. Rose “Rosy Rosie” A. McDonald (Nov 1884– 31 July 1963) 1904 marriage to Samuel J. Russell Sr. (1882-); England who still resides in Kaska, PA. 1920 Blythe Census list Samuel Russell as a coal miner. 1930 PA Census list brother & sister-in-laws –Rita M. McDonald (1915-), Thomas J. McDonald (1911-), Francis B. McDonald (1918-) living next door to their sister Margaret M. McDonald Evans (1900-) INTERESTING! All the brothers were coal miners.
Children:
A. Bernetta E. Russell (1906-)
B. Rose Russell (1909-)
C. Margaret M. Russell (1912-)
D. Mary M. Russell (1816-)
E. Samuel J. Russell Jr. (1918-)
F. Albert G. Russell (1920-)
G. Joano Arc Russell (1924-)
16. Francis McDonald (19 May 1883- Feb 1965) married a Kathryn Sharkey (1880/1888) 1930 PA census. They were both thirty when they married in 1910. They had five children that we know of.
A. Francis Jr. McDonald (1922) 1930 PA census
B. John McDonald (1926) 1930 PA census
C. Kathryn McDonald (1927) 1930 PA census
D. Dolores McDonald (1919) 11 months old in 1930 PA census
E. James McDonald (1923) 1930 Schuylkill census
17. Jeremiah McDonald (Nov 1871-1949) of Middleport married Mary Aunsbach and had seven children.
A. Living McDonald
B. Living McDonald
C. Zachariah McDonald (1901)
D. James McDonald (1903-1961) married Alice Fogarty (March 17, 1907-November, 1990) and had four children.
*NOTE* Alice Fogarty parents were John Fogarty (November, 1869-1941) PA and Winifred Lafferty (1881-1910)
James McDonald and Alice Fogarty children:
1. Male McDonald Living.
2. Male McDonald Living.
3. Female McDonald living married a Boyle
4. James McDonald, Jr. (July 11, 1933-June 22, 2008) of New Philadelphia married Unknown and had five children
a. Male McDonald married Cheryl
b. Female McDonald married Joseph Martinelli
c. Female McDonald married Hunter Copeland
d. Male McDonald married Lisa
e. Female McDonald married Richard Palmer
E. Lucy McDonald (1905)
F. Jeremiah McDonald (1907) marriage to Anna Unknown (1912-); PA PA 1940 Schuylkill Census
1. Mary Rose McDOnald (1931-); PA PA 1940 Schuylkill Census
2. Jeremiah McDonald Jr. (1935-); PA PA 1940 Schuylkill Census
3. James McDonald (1939-); PA 1940 Schuylkill Census
G. Paul McDonald (1908)
18. William McDonald (1868) married Bridget A. Rowland. They had a daughter.
A. Anna McDonald married Fenton Atkinson
19. Alexander McDonald (Feb 1886) married Veronica Yustis (1893) and lived in Kaska, PA. *NOTE* Message board 1/3/2012 from Berenice Lester Mayeski; the five daughters are now deceased, but all children are still living. Would be interested in any information regarding Alexander and Veronica. Since they both died in the early 30's. I would really like to learn more of my grandmother, Alex's wife. I know her first name, Veronica, and probably her last, Yustis. They both died when my mother was 8 yrs old, so the three youngest daughters were raised in St. Joseph's in Phila. They lost touch with the rest of the family, except for Frances Sharkey with whom my Mom was reunited late in her life. Thanks again for all the info.
Alexander McDonald & Veronica Yustis children:
A. Rose McDonald married Norman Brachman from Tuscarora, no children
B. Margaret McDonald married Frederick Touzeau and had two sons:
1. Frederick Touzeau
2. John “Jackie” Touzeau
C. Vera McDonald married Harry Snell and had two children.
1. Charles Snell
2. Frances Snell married William C. Lester and had six children.
a. Edward Lester
b. Berenice Lester married a Mayeski
c. William Lester
d. Frances Lester
e. James Lester
f. Mary Elizabeth Lester
D. Frances McDonald
F. Gloria McDonald married Joseph Callahan and had three children.
1. Colleen Callahan
2. Patricia Callahan
3. Kevin Callahan, we do not have any first hand
20. Francis McDonald (1880-1965) born in PA & died in Monterey, California. He married Leila McCready (1885-1982) born in PA and died in Monterey, California. They had one daughter who was born in PA and also died in Monterey, California.
A. Frances Ariel McCready McDonald (1916-1984)
21. Daniel McDonald (May, 1870) 1900 Schuylkill census (Blythe Township) living with his sister Bridget & brother Patrick.
22. Fannie Frances McDonald Walsh Sharkey (May 1881) 1st marriage 1901 to a Walsh 2nd marriage 1915 approx. to Patrick Peter Sharkey (1870-); Dublin South Ireland emigrated in 1874 naturalized 1889. 1920 census list his occupation as a minor. 1930 census lists Margaret McDonald Walsh (1882-) sister-in-law and nephew Barthomew McDonald living with them. CROSS REFERENCE
A. Barthomew McDonald (1920-) age 2 months listed as a boarder living with Fannie & Patrick Sharkey 1920 & 1930 Census.
B. Frances Sharkey (1922-) 1930 PA Census married a Trachte
C. Rev. Thomas P. Sharkey (16 April 1924-14 Jan 2012) 1930 PA Census OBIT Rev. Thomas P. Sharkey, C.S.Sp., 87, a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
Born April 16, 1924, in Pottsville, PA, and ordained to the priesthood June 2, 1950. He spent 48 years on various assignments in Puerto Rico and in 1998 retired to the States where he ministered to Spanish communities in Bradenton, FL, and Detroit, MI, as well as volunteered as a prison chaplain. He resided at the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park since 2007. Preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Frances McDonald Sharkey, Fr. Sharkey is survived by his sister, Frances Sharkey Trachte of Shillington, PA; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Resurrection was held Jan. 18 at the Spiritan Center, Bethel Park, PA.Donations may be made to the Spiritans, 6230 Brush Run Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102.

7. William McDonald Born in Pennsylvania in (1839-26 March 26 1895)
He was in the Civil War. William married Ellen Longasegan (1847). PRR cop who lived on East Norwegian Street. He was Alex’s father (Bridget). William McDonald & Ellen Longasegan are buried in St. Patrick’s #3 Cemetery along with his parents Patrick McDonald & Mary Ellen Brennan and sister Julia McDonald Ryan. William McDonald was a Pvt. CO I, Penna Inf. in the Civil War. There are four Mary McDonalds born in 1862 & 1870 fathers John, Thomas, William & Michael.
Their Children:
1. Michael McDonald (1875) married Mary Mane
2. Alexander McDonald (1880-1951) married Beatrice McHale (1890-1964)
3. Mary McDonald (1878-1930) married James O’Connelly. She died at age 55.
4. William McDonald, Jr. (1864) he marries Bridget A. Rowland born on April 24, 1868 in Mayo, Ireland. Listed as having seven children with two surviving in 1900 PA Census and married for 13 years (1887)
William McDonald, Jr. & Bridget A. Rowland children:
A. Anna McDonald (1905) born in Miners Mill, PA she married Fenton Atkinson (1903) of Pennsylvania.
B. Agnes McDonald (1902) born in Miners Mill, PA
C. John Harold McDonald (April 18, 1898-April 14, 1970) born in Miners Mill, PA he died in Pittston, PA. He married Jane Unknown (1904) they had three daughters. He was in US Navy; Seabees during WWII. WWI France/109 PA/28 Brigade; 1918
1. Living Female McDonald
2. Living Female McDonald
3. Living Female McDonald
D. Rose M. McDonald (December 20, 1895-February, 1970) born in Miners Mill, PA she died in Kearny, NJ. Married Joseph P. Cunningham (April 3, 1896-July, 1943) born in Pennsylvania he died in Kearny, NJ. They had two boys and one daughter.
1. Living Female McDonald
2 Living Male McDonald
3. Living Male McDonald
E. Anora McDonald (1894-January 3, 1896) born in Miners Mill, PA
F. James M. McDonald (April 11, 1893-October 11, 1893) Miners Mill, PA
G. Mary Ellen McDonald (1888-January 10, 1896) Miners Mill, PA
*NOTE* Bridget A. Rowland parents were Edward (1843) Adrigoole, Ireland & Margaret Rowland (1846) Mayo Ireland. They had eight children:
Edward & Margaret Rowland children:
1. Mary Rowland (1862) born in Mayo Ireland she died in Pennsylvania.
2. Ann Rowland (1854) born in Mayo Ireland
3. Thomas Rowland (1866) born in Mayo, Ireland
4. Ellen Rowland (1870) born in Mayo Ireland
5. Stephen Rowland (January, 1872-October 4, 1944) born in Mayo Ireland he died in Pittston, PA
6. Honora Rowland (1876) born in Mayo Ireland
7. Michael Rowland (November 21, 1876-December 30, 1944) born in Mayo Ireland he died in Pittston, PA.
8. Bridget A. Rowland (April 24, 1868) born in Mayo Ireland she died in Pittston, PA.
5. Bridget McDonald (June 1869-)
6. Patrick McDonald (Oct 1968-)
7. Daniel McDonald (May 1879-)
8. Julia McDonald Carlton Ryan Born in Pennsylvania on October 30, 1843 - Died November 10, 1887 at the age of 44.
Julia, the only daughter of Patrick & Mary Ellen (Brennan), married a Carlton then married William Ryan (1840) born in Ireland and from New York. He served in the Civil War; CO H 26 REGT. NY INP VOL and died in “Vet Soldier House” in Ohio. He is buried in St. Patrick’s #3 Cemetery next to Patrick & Mary Brennan McDonald and their children William & Julia graves. Julia and William Ryan had twelve children who reside in Shenandoah. Three sons were in the Civil War.
Julia McDonald Carlton Ryan & William Ryan children:
1. Julia Ryan married a Knoblock.
2. William Ryan (1871) married Unknown. There children were:
A. Michael Ryan
B. Frank Ryan
C. Edward Ryan
D. Harry Ryan
E. Willie Ryan
F. Mary Ryan married James Ryan
3. Nellie Ryan married a Dallas
A. Helen Dallas married Unknown. One daughter is known.
B. John Dallas died at a young age of 22.
C. Patrick Dallas
4. Joseph Ryan (1968)
5. Frank Ryan (1876)
6. Edward Ryan (1873)
7. Mary Ryan (1875)
8. Michael Ryan (1878)
9. Unknown Ryan child
10.Unknown Ryan child

9. Thomas McDonald Born in Pennsylvania June 5, 1845 - Died December 13, 1898.
Enlisted September 1, 1863; Civil War at the age of 22; PVT, CO D 33 REG US Army. He died at the age of 53 in a mine cave-in. A daughter helped to dig his body out. He married Sarah “Kate” Catherine (1847-1957) Tierney “Aunt Cass of Mill Creek and lived in “Upper Mill Creek”. The Tierney family related to (Maley & Hoke family). They were parents of 19 children 12 of which survived. There are four Mary McDonalds born in 1862 & 1870 fathers John, Thomas, William & Michael.
Thomas McDonald & Sarah Catherine “Kate” Tierney children:
1. Mary McDonald (1876) 1880 PA Census married Paul Wollyum from Yorkville, PA. They had no children but adopted a relative’s child.
A. Mary
2. Sarah “Sally” “Sallie” McDonald (1877) 1880 birth year listed as 1877 and in 1910 Schuylkill Census birth year listed as 1883.
3. “Kate” Kaite McDonald (August, 1879) married George James Higgins (August, 1875) from St. Clair, PA, 1880 in 1895. In 1900 & 1920 Schuylkill, PA Census was listed as a widow. 1910 PA census listed Kate as having nine children with eight surviving. George James worked at Colliery mines; 1880 & PA 1900 census.
A. Vincent Higgins married Unknown
B. Catherine Higgins remained single. She was a school teacher & retired from the St. Clair School District after three decades of service.
C. “Rena” Regina Asinana F Higgins (June, 1895)
D. Veronica A Higgins (1901)
E. “Lizzie” Elizabeth Higgins (March, 1899)
F. Harry James Higgins (1903-1991) married Elizabeth L. Foley (1905-1958) in 1927. They had one daughter:
1. Teresa Higgins (1928) 1930 NJ Census
1930 NJ Census list her brothers Thomas F. Foley (1917) and Julie M. Foley (1918) living with them. Also Harry brother Thomas was living with them. 1920 census living with his mother Kaite McDonald Higgins.
G. Thomas J. Higgins (1905) 1930 NJ Census lists him living with Brother Harry & wife Elizabeth L. Foley.
H. Margaret “Maggie” Higgins (February, 1897) 1900 census
I. John Higgins (November, 1892) 1900 Schuylkill Census
J. Mary Higgins (October, 1894) 1900 Schuylkill Census
Edward Hughes (1887) listed as a boarder 1920 Census
K. Dorothy (January, 1894) 1900 PA Census not listed in 1910 census unless under a different name.
4. Julia McDonald (1878/1890) in 1908 married Frank Hoke/Hoak/Hale/Haley (1888). He was from Yorkville a part of West Pottsville, PA. Their children:
A. Monica Hale married a McCaffery
B. Sarah Hale married
C. Dorothy Hale married
D. Mildred Hale married
E. Elizabeth Hale married
F. Catherine Hale 6 months old in 1910 Schuylkill, PA census.
5. Margaret “Maggie” McDonald (1874) married James Stone and had two children. In 1910 Schuylkill Census her birth year was listed as 1893 which could have been an error on the census taker or she just plain fibbed.
A. Margaret Marguerite Stone
B. James Stone
6. John McDonald (1873/1875), 1880 PA Census and living with his mother Catherine in 1910 Schuylkill Census. He was a repairman in the coal mines.
7. Steven McDonald (1881/1886) was reported as married in 1910 Schuylkill Census worked as a miner in the coal mines.
8. James McDonald (June 25, 1898-May, 1969) in 1920 he was working in the coal mines and was living with John & Mary McDonald Ryan; his Aunt and family as a boarder.
Name: James McDonald
SSN:202-10-1081
Last Residence:17901 Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born:25 Jun 1889
Died: May 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 202-10-1081; Issue State: Pennsylvania; Issue Date: Before 1951.
9. Thomas McDonald (1883/1884-February 26, 1947) married Eva Unknown in 1910 & 1920 Schuylkill Census worked as a miner in the coal mines.
10. Rose “Rosie” McDonald (1891/1893) of Port Carbon, PA married Thomas Richard Maley (1890-1935) who was listed as a machinist in 1920 & 1930 Schuylkill Census. Rose McDonald in 1940 Port Carbon Census lists her as a widow.
Rose McDonald & Thomas Richard Maley children:
A. Catherine or Kathryn Maley (1917) married William Seigfried (1912-)
1. Kaleen Seigfried (1935-) 1940 Port Carbon Census
B. Thomas Maley (1915) married Ellen Unknown (1913-)
*NOTE* Thomas Richard Maley parents
Thomas J Maley (Sept, 1855-1919) & Martha Maley (March, 1858-1919)
Children:
1. John Maley (Oct, 1881)
2. Tillie Maley (Sept, 1882)
3. Frank Maley (Oct, 1886)
4. Julia Maley (Jan, 1888)
5. Martha Maley (April, 1889)
6. Ellen Maley (June, 1890)
7. Gertrude Maley (Aug, 1893)
8. Thomas Maley(March, 1897)
9. James Maley (1904) 1920 & 1930 PA Census living with Rose & Patrick Maley
10. Loretta Maley (1908) 1930 PA Census living with Rose & Patrick Maley
11. Rosetta or Loretta Maley 22 (1898) living with Rose & Patrick in 1920 census
12. Sadie McCall 19 (1901) listed as a boarder 1920 census
13. Patrick Thomas Maley (1890) Rosie McDonald husband
11. Alexander McDonald (1874/1877) married Anna Morley (July 1881-1918) who died at the age of 37 in 1918 during a flu epidemic. Listed in 1910 Schuylkill census as having three children with two surviving and married for six years (1894). Coal Miner. They had five (5) children together. Anna Morley SIBLINGS: Michael Morley (1874-), Mary Ellen Morley (1875-), John L. Morley (1888-) & Vincent Morley (1890-)
A. Frances McDonald (1907) listed in 1910 & 1920 Schuylkill Census
B. Alexander Jr. McDonald (September 25, 1913) 1920 Schuylkill Census
C. James McDonald not listed in 1920 Schuylkill Census
D. Leo McDonald (1909) 1910 & 1920 Schuylkill Census 1930 living with uncle Michael Morley
E. Anna Mae McDonald (1915-1988) 1920 Schuylkill Census marriage to Morris J. Sbortz (1916-1973); PA
F. Isabelle M McDonald (14 June 1918-4 Sept 1994) married a Lester Harry Ketner (5 Nov 1914-30 Dec 1970). WWII Veteran, Army buried at Queen of the Universe Memorial Gardens, Pottsville, PA Baptised 14 Apr 1915 Christ Lutheran Church
Isabelle M. McDonald & Lester Harry Ketner Children:
1. Isabel Ketner
2. Neoma L. Ketner Primm (Sept 1881) granddaughter of Anna Ketner 1900 PA Census
3. Annie Unknown Ketner McGuire (September, 1857) daughter of Anna Ketner listed as single in 1900 PA Census. 1910 & 1920 PA Census list husband James Ketner (1850), married for 32 years (1878) and children:
a. Anna B. Ketner (1889) 1920 census living at home
b. Margie F. Ketner (1881) 1910 PA census
*NOTE* Lester Harry Ketner PARENTS: Harry W. Ketner (1894-) & Mary Minerba Reber (28 Sept 1848-26 Aug 1919)
*NOTE* Harry W. Ketner PARENTS: Morris P. Ketner (1860-) & Caroline Unknown (1873-) Morris P. Ketner & Caroline Unknown CHILDREN:
1. Harry W. Ketner (1894-)
2. John J. Ketner (1897-)
3. Bessie L. Ketner (1901-)
4. Edward H. Ketner (1904-)
5. Carrie Ketner (1907-)
6. Clarence R. Ketner (1910-)
*NOTE* Mary M. Reber PARENTS: 1837 marriage Andreas Andrew Reber (26 Jan 1817-8 Sept 1889) & Esther Kremer (19 Jul 1816- 11 Jan 1858) 2nd 1858 marriage Louise Unknown (5 Jul 1814- 22 Jul 1881)
Andrew Reber & Esther Kremer CHILDREN:
1. Mary Ann Reber (2 Jan 1843- 27 Sep 1918)
2. Jonathon Reber (14 Dec 1838-)
3. Sarah Anna Reber (1840-)
4. Louise Anna Reber (1844-)
5. Maria Ann Mary Reber (28 SEP 1848- 26 AUG 1919) married Harry W Ketner (May 1853-)
6. Elizabeth Reber (3 Jul 1848- 12 Mar 1850)
7. Joel James Reber (24 Mar 1852- 18 May 1928)
8. Lewis Alfred Reber (12 Nov 1853-)
9. George Andrew Reber (18 Mar 1856-)
10. Christiana Reber (4 Jan 1858- 27 Oct 1858)
11. Emma Lyn Emeline Reber (7 Mar 1850-)
12. Suzetta Reber (1843-)
*NOTE* Mary Minerba Reber PARENTS: Daniel Bennival Reber (1820-1901) & Caroline Kaufman (1819-1898)
Daniel Bennival Reber & Caroline Kaufman CHILDREN:
1. Mary Minerba Reber (1848-)
2. Sarah J Reber (1852-)
3. Daniel S Reber (1854-)
4. Caroline L Reber (1860-)
*NOTE* Andrew Reber PARENTS: George Reber (17 Dec 1783- 27 Dec 1836) & Elizabeth Miller (2 Nov 1787- 22 Dec 1826) 2nd wife 1804 marriage Marie Elizabeth Miller (1856-1922) 3rd wife 1825 marriage Maria Rosina Berkheiser (28 Feb 1791-2 Aug 1857) nine children 1820 PA Census
George Reber & Elizabeth Miller, Marie Elizabeth Miller & Maria Rosina Berkheiser CHILDREN:
1. Hannah F. Reber (20 Feb 1805-11 Oct 1864) married Edward W. Moore marriage to George Schwenk (1802-1850)
Children
b. Elizabeth Schwenk (1827-)
c. Hanna Schwenk (1828-)
d. Jonathon Schwenk (1830-1831)
e. Jacob Schwenk (1831-)
f. Sarah Schwenk (1833-)
g. David Schwenk (1834-)
h. Louisiana Schwenk (1835-)
i. Joseph Schwenk (1837-)
j. Daniel Schwenk (1838-)
k. Esther Schwenk (1841-)
2. Anna Katherine Reber (1813-1864)
3. Elizabeth Reber (25 Feb 1813 - 21 Apr 1868); PA/Indiana
4. George Reber (22 May 1808-15 Nov 1893); Reedsville Church Cemetery, Schuylkill
5. Daniel Reber (13 Feb 1807-1 Sep 1891)
6. Simon Samuel M Reber (12 Sep 1809-4 Jun 1880)
7. Jacob Reber (1 Apr 1811 - 25 May 1889)
8. Sarah Reber (20 Feb 1815 - 26 Sep 1908)
9. Andreas Andrew Reber (26 Jan 1817-8 Sept 1889)
10. William M Reber (11 Feb 1821-22 Nov 1906)
11. Isaac Reber (10 Jun 1825-1 Dec 1889)
12. Anna Katherine Reber (6 Jan 1819-11 Oct 1864)
13. Jonathan W. Reber (1821-)
14. Benjamin Reber (19 Aug 1829-1 Aug 1857)
15. Joseph B. Reber (26 Aug 1832-26 Jan 1865); PA/NC
*NOTE* George Reber (17 Dec 1783- 7 Feb 1849) PARENTS: Johannes Bernard Reber Sr.( 17 Jan 1758–27 Mar 1836) & 4 Nov 1779 marriage Catharine Schmidt Schmitt Minnich (15 Apr 1762–27 Dec 1836) 2nd wife Maria Magdalena (3 July 1787-14 June 1859) 3rd marriage 1784 marriage Anna Margareta Arnold (13 Mar 1763–1840)
Johannes Reber Sr. & Catharine Schmidt, Anna Margareta Arnold & Maria Magdalena Children:
1. Elizabeth Reber (18 May 1807-14 Sep 1815)
2. Adam Reber (14 Dec 1871-12 May 1866) married Christina Unknown (20 Feb 1774-25 Feb 1853)
3. George Reber (17 Dec 1783-27 Dec 1836) married Elizabeth Miller, Marie Elizabeth Unknown & Maria Rosina Berkheiser nine children 1820 PA Census
4. Abraham Reber (24 April 1794-2 April 1862) married Rebecca Unknown (23 Nov 1795-28 Aug 1882)
5. Daniel Reber (25 April 1808-20 Feb 1885) married Salome Unknown (6 Jan 1808-4 April 1889)
a. Daniel Reber (18 April 1842-12 Oct 1915)
6. Charles Reber (18 Dec 1814-15 Oct 1898) marriage Lovina Unknown (17 Oct 1820-4 Feb 1900)
7. Samuel Reber (21 Nov 1798-19 Dec 1868) married Sarah Philips (4 March 1804-4 Sept 1868)
8.Joseph Reber 30 Nov 1796-5 Jan 1865); PA
9. Jacob Reber (11 Jan 1786-21 Oct 1842); PA
10. Catharine Reber (10 Jul 1789-)
11 Benjamin Reber (29 Dec 1791-19 Apr 1851); PA/OH
12. Solomon Reber (23 Feb 1804-16 Dec 1880); PA/Indiana
13. Ester Reber (1809-)
14. John Johannes Reber (19 Jan 1798-4 Feb 1861)
15. Thomas Reber (-)
*NOTE* Johannas Bernard Reber (17 Jan 1758–27 Mar 1836) PARENTS: Johan Bernart Reber (1671-1743) & Anna Maria Ahl (1685-1730)
*NOTE* Anna Maria Ahl PARENTS: Valentin Ahl (1645-1700) & Anna Elisabeth Gansmann (13 Sep 1794 - 20 May 1852) both from Biblis, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany Children:
1. Anna Maria Ahl (-)
2. Anna Catharina Ahl (1669-1743); Huettengesaess, Hessen, Germany/Mohawk, NY married 1690 Warner Dygert (1665-1730); Huttengas, Nassau, Hessen, Germany/Mohawk, NY
Anna Catharina Ahl & Dygert Children
a. Warner Dygert (1689-1760); Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany
b Severinus Dygert (1693-1772); Huttengesab, Hessen, Germany/Mohawk Valley, Herkimer, NY
c. Elisabeth Dygert (11 Jan 1694-); Langenselbold, Nassau, Hessen, Germany
d. Johann Peter Dygert (9 Aug 1696-April 1753); Langenselbold, Nassau, Hessen, Germany/Stone Arabia, Tryon, NY
e. Anna Sabina Dygert (1 Jan 1696-25 Aug 1785); Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany/Stone Arabia, Tryon, NY
f. Sabina (1698-1785)
g. Anna Margaretha Dygert (25 Feb 1691-4 Jun 1691); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
h. Ottilia Dygert (18 Feb 1705-); Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany
i. Johann Conrad Dygert (4 Dec 1707-26 Aug 1708); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany/Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany
j. Anna Magdalena Dygert (Nov 1701-30 Jun 1691); Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany/Huttengesab, Germany
k. Johann Conrad Dyckerd Dygert (26 Aug 1708-1709); Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany/Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
l. David Theobald Dygert (1710-1786); USA/Frankfort, Herkimer, NY
*NOTE* Valentine Ahl PARENTS: Johannes Ahl (1832- 7 May 1888) & Margarethe Schaden (1920-) both from Frankfurt Hessen, Germany
*NOTE* Johan Bernart Reber PARENTS: arrived 9 Sept 1738 aboard the Two Sisters into Philadelphia Johann Leonhardt Reber (22 Feb 1704-1 May 1777); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessan, Germany/PA & naturalized May 13, 1768
1st wife 1740 marriage Anna Margaretha Klein (12 Apr 1718-27 Sep 1787); arrived 1733 from Hessan Germany/PA married 43 years & had thirteen children (five boys & six girls)
2nd wife married 3 Feb 1736 to Johanna Magadelena Hahn (20 May 1708-28 Feb 1778)-Father Conrad Hahn
Johann Leonhardt Reber & wives Anna Margaretha Klein & Johanna Magadelena Hahn Children:
1. Johannes Reber (16 Dec 1736-27 Aug 1821); Hessan, Germany/PA
2. Ludwig Friedrich August Reber (11 Sep 1740-May 1742); Hessan Germany/Ontario Canada died on board ship arriving to the US
3. Valentine Reber (Dec 1742-12 Mar 1818); PA
4. Thomas Reber (1746-27 Aug 1823); PA married Elizabeth Kerschner (1 Nov 1747-22 Dec 1823) Ten children
4. Peter Reber (1747-1765); PA
6. Catharine Reber (1749-); PA
7. Anna Margaretha Reber (28 Oct 1750-); PA
8. Sarah Reber (8 Mar 1762-28 Jun 1809); PA
9. John Reber (4 Nov 1779-14 May 1853); PA
Johann Leonhardt Reber & Anna Margaretha Klein Children
10. Johann George Reber (6 Dec 1740- 10 Jul 1815)
11. Johann Adam Reber (4 Jun 1743- Dec 1794)
12. Anna Elisabetha Reber (14 Oct 1747- 17 Sep 1828)
13. Maria Dorthea Reber (24 Dec 1744- 9 Jul 1803) 1st marriage in 1760 to David Alspach (-) 2nd marriage to Henry Rausch (-)
a. Alspach child
b. Alspach child
c. Alspach child
14. Maria Christina Reber (21 Jul 1749-1782)
15. Catherine Reber (21 Jul 1749-19 Apr 1829)
16. Philippina Reber (16 Jan 1753-1783)
17. Magdalena Reber (8 Oct 1754- 4 Feb 1824)
18. Johannes Bernard Reber (6 Jan 1758- 27 Mar 1836)
19. Leonard Reber (1758-1786)
20. Frederick Reber (1760-1793)
*NOTE* Anna Margaretha Klein PARENTS: John Philip Klein (1684-1739); Germany/PA & Anna Margaretha Mueller (7 Feb 1686- 7 Sep 1768); Bayern, Germany & Anna Maria Seckler (1680-1735); Germany
*NOTE* Johann Leonhardt Reber (22 Feb 1704-1 May 1777); PARENTS: arrived 1738 into Philadelphia. 5 Jan 1702 marriage Hans Bernard Reber (24 May 1685- 16 Dec 1743); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany & Anna Maria Ahl (24 May 1685- 27 Apr 1730); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
Hans Bernard Reber & Anna Maria Ahl Children:
1. Anna Marie Reber (28 Mar 1703-1781-); Langensebold, Germany/PA
2. Johann Leonhardt Reber (22 Feb 1704-1 May 1777); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany/PA
2. Johann Paul Reber (7 Dec 1712-3 Jun 1715); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany/PA
4. Elenore Amalia Reber (17 Jul 1716- 30 Mar 1718); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany/PA
5. Anna Elisabeth Reber (17 Jul 1716- 1781); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany/PA/PA
6. Anna Magdalena Reber (3 Jun 1720- 1781); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany/PA/PA
7. Johann Conrad Reber (21 Mar 1722- 24 Sep 1796); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany/PA/PA
*NOTE* Hans Bernard Reber (1685-1743) PARENTS: 22 Oct 1665 marriage Daniel Reber (1628- 17 Dec 1702); Cassel, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany & Marie Roppel (1633- 28 Jul 1700); Gondsroth, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
Daniel Reber & Marie Roppel Children:
1. Michael Reber (19 Dec 1657 - 9 Nov 1716); Langensebald, Germany 1683 marriage to Margaretha Kniesz (8 Oct 1664 - 24 Jun 1745); Germany
Children
a. Johannes Conrad Reber (21 Mar 1685 - 3 Feb 1763)1711 marriage to Anna Elisabeth May (-)
b. Henrich Reber (11 Mar 1687 -)
c. Juliana Reber (10 Dec 1693 -)
d. Daniel Reber (25 May 1697 -) married Unknown
Children:
i. Hans Bernhard (15 Jan 1670 - 16 Dec 1743)
e. Johann Dieterich Reber (21 Dec 1698 - 11 Mar 1759)
f. Anna Katharina Reber (12 Aug 1703 - 16 Mar 1759)
2. Hans Reber (1660-)
3. Johan Conrad Reber (15 Dec 1662 - 16 Jan 1718); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany 2 Jan 1695 marriage to Anna Rosina Kniesz (13 Dec 1674-)
Johan Conrad Reber & Anna Rosina Kniesz Children
a. Johann Bernhard Reber (21 Jan 1696-); Germany 1735 marriage to Anna Margarethe Kuebler (1705-1787)
Children
i. Rosina Reber (1733-)
ii. Johann George Reber (1740-1815)
iii. Johann Adam Reber (1743-1794)
iv. Maria Dorothea Reber (1744-1803)
v. Johanna Reber (1746-1828)
vi. Anna Elisabetha Reber (1747-1783)
vii. Maria Christianna Reber (1749-)
viii. Catharina Reber (1750-1829)
ix. Philippina Reber (1753-1783)
x. Magdalena Reber (1754-1813)
xi. Frederich Reber (1756-1793)
xii. Leonard Reber (1757-)
xiii. Johannes Reber (1758-1836)
xiv. Frederick Reber (1758-)
xv. Leonard Reber (1762-)
xvi. Johann Christoph Reber (1802-1855)
b. Maria Katharina Reber (7 Oct 1698-) Germany
c. Sabina Reber (24 Jul 1701-) Germany
d. Johan Jorg Reber (3 Feb 1703-) Germany
e. Anna Elisabeth Reber (7 Sep 1707-) Germany
f. Johann Michael Reber (1 Nov 1711- 12 Sep 1712) Germany
g. Johannes Reber (1718- 15 Oct 1759); PA marriage to Mary Magdalena Desgranges (1722-)
Children
i. Abraham Reber (1745-1820)
4. Anna Marie Reber (11 Jun 1665 - 17 Jun 1665); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
5. Conrad Reber (4 Oct 1659 - 21 Apr 1735); Langensebald, Germany marriage Unknown
Children:
a. Johannes Reber (1718-1759)
6. Johann Peter Reber (1 Jul 1666 - 8 Jan 1674); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
7. Catharina Reber (13 Sep 1668 -1705); Langensebold, Germany 1690 marriage to Peter Lamb (17 May 1663 - 20 Dec 1743); Germany
Catharina Reber & Peter Lamb Children
a. John Lenhard Lamb (17 Oct 1695 -5 June 1787); Langensbold, Hessen, Germany/PA
b. Michael Lamb (20 Jan 1702 -); Langensbold, Hessen, Germany
2nd marriage 11 Apr 1709 Anna Maria Keyser (24 May 1675 - 26 Oct 1740); Langensbold, Hessen, Germany
c. Elisabetha Lamb (12 Jan 1709 -); Langensbold, Hessen, Germany
d. Johann Peter L Lamm (7 Oct 1711 - 5 Jun 1787); Langensbold, Hessen, Germany/PA 1756 marriage to Anna Margareta Heckert (13 May 1741 - 24 Sep 1803)
Children
a. Elizabeth Lamm (23 Nov 1757 - 28 Oct 1829)
b. Michael Lamm (1761- 1806)
c. Appolonia Lamm (1757-1825)
d. Johannes John Lamm (1 Dec 1759 - 28 Oct 1817)
e. Anna Rosina Lamm (9 Jun 1770- 26 Dec 1851)
f. Peter Lamm (25 Feb 1774- 10 May 1848); PA/WVA
g. Philip Lamm (5 Oct 1776-1833); Germany/PA
h. Eliza Lamm (1778-)
e. Anna Margaretha Lamb (17 Sep 1713 - 9 Sep 1793); Langensbold, Hessen, Germany/PA
f. Johann Philipp Lamp (8 Dec 1715 -); Langensbold, Hessen, Germany
g. Johannas Lamm Lamb (18 Sept 1698-5 June 1787); Germany/PA
*NOTE* Peter Lamb PARENTS: Martin Lamp Lamm (1635-1671) & Margaretha Unknown (1638-1671)
8. Johan Bernhart R. Johannas “Hans” Reber (15 Jan 1670-16 Dec 1743); Cassel, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany married Anna Maria Ahl (24 May 1685- 27 Apr 1730)
9. Juliana Reber (2 Feb 1674 -); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
10. Maria Elisabeth Reber (8 Apr 1675 -); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
11. Margaretha Reber (12 Jul 1676 -); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
12. Hans Bernard Reber (24 May 1685 - 16 Dec 1743); Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
*NOTE* Marie Roppel PARENTS: Conrad Roppel (1600-1670) & Unknown Mother
*NOTE* Daniel Reber (1628-1702) PARENTS: 1636 marriage Herman Reber (1604- 14 Oct 1655) & Elisabetha Unknown (1610-)
*NOTE* Anna Marie Ahl PARENTS: Valentin Ahl (1645-1700); Biblis, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany & Anna Elisabeth Gansmann (13 Sep 1794- 20 May 1852); Biblis, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
*NOTE* Johanna Magadelena Hahn (20 May 1708-28 Feb 1778) PARENTS: Conrad Hahn & Unknown Mother
12. Kate Berry McDonald (August, 1879) was raised by Patrick & Mary (your great grand parents)
13. Isabelle McDonald (1888-1919) married Robert Shellhammer from Port Carbon, PA. They resided at the bottom of the fill near St. Stephen’s Church. Isabelle died in 1919 during a flu epidemic. Robert remarried a few years later.
Isabelle & Robert Shellhammer children:
A. Helen Ellen Shellhammer (1916-) 1930 Schuylkill Census living with widowed grandmother Katherine Tierney McDonald and her children.
B. Marge Shellhammer married Joseph McDonald (Pam Weir Grandfather) who was raised in the McDonald homestead.
C. Joseph Shellhammer (1916-) 1930 Schuylkill Census living with widowed grandmother Katherine Tierney McDonald and her son John children.
*NOTE* Robert Shellhammer, after Isabelle McDonald died married Pearl Spotts from New Philadelphia and had several children together and from Pearl’s first marriage.
14. Leo McDonald (1910-)
15. Francis McDonald (1906-)
16. Alexander McDonald (1913-)

10. Michael McDonald born October 21, 1847 in Pennsylvania died May 9, 1934. Funeral was on May 12, 1934. He enlisted September 1, 1863 at the age of 33; Civil War. He was a miner and Grandfather to William Francis McDonald, Jr. & George DeNapoli, Jr. Michael’s 1st wife Mary Ann Cassidy (1847-May 11, 1877); died in child birth on May 11, 1887. Married 1862 she had four children with him. Michael’s 2nd wife was Ellen Louise Cassidy Quinn born January 1, 1872 in Port Carbon, Pennsylvania; Hazelwood section and died on Monday, August 28, 1950. Ellen Louise Cassidy Quinn was a niece of Mary Ann Cassidy who was 25 younger than Michael. They were married 21 years in 1900 PA Census. Ellen’s birth year has been recorded on census as 1871, 1872, 1874 & 1876; must have been fashionable fibbing about your age then.
Children with Mary Ann Cassidy were:
1. Michael McDonald, Jr. (1864-October 14, 1925) Michael a half-brother was a hobo. He would go away and come back weeks or months later. Michael always brought William Francis McDonald Jr. some kind of souvenir from his excursions. Michael Jr. died in St. Louis in 1925. His brother, William Sr. had to travel by train to claim the body and ride in the same car home with the body. William Francis McDonald, Jr. received a post card from his father who was in St. Louis picking up the body & waiting for transportation home; post mark October 18, 1925. William Francis McDonald, Jr. said his father’s half-brother Michael was sort of a black sheep as they say today.
2. Thomas McDonald died in infancy – Mary Ann’s child
3. Mary Ellen McDonald (1867-1872) died 5 years old – Mary Ann’s child
4. Matthew McDonald (1877) – Mary Ann’s child
Children with Ellen Louise Cassidy Quinn were:
4. Francis “Frank” McDonald (May 11, 1877-February 3, 1927) 1880 PA Census. Mary Ann Cassidy is his mother.
5. John McDonald (1891) died in infancy 1900 PA Census
6. Julia Ann McDonald (December, 1879) married Benton Carlton (1864). Mary Ann Cassidy is her mother. She then married Charles Tighe (1878) when she was twenty & he was twenty-two; 1930 PA Census occupation a tailor.
A. H. Floyd Carlton (1906) 1920 PA Census
B. L. Alman Carlton (1912) 1920 PA Census
7. James McDonald (1893-1893) died in infancy
8. Florence Marie McDonald (16 May 1892-13 May 1981) marriage 16 Feb 1913 George Gregory DeNapoli Sr. (25 April 1892/1889-16 Feb 1913 and had seven children:
A. Catherine “Kit” R. DeNapoli (24 April 1913–2 April 1992) married John Martin Towey (12 May 1908-17 Dec 1968)
1. Living male Towey
2. Living male Towey
3. Living female Towey
4. Living female Towey
B. Florence B. DeNapoli (14 Nov 1915-17 Jan 1964)
C. M Dorothy “Tuddy Tutti” DeNapoli (12 Feb 1917–20 April 1926)
D. Agnes Mildred DeNapoli (12 April 1919–24 Jan 1994) married and had five children
E. George Lee DeNapoli, Jr. (14 April 1922–1 Dec 2006) [Buddy of William Francis McDonald Jr.] married Rose Marie Gallagher (20 March 1929-3 Oct 1998)
1. Living male DeNapoli
2. Living female DeNapoli
F. Thomas Joseph DeNapoli (September 24, 1924–October 22, 2005) born in New Jersey and died in Mass. Service Info.: US NAVY WORLD WAR II, KOREA buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, 230 Playstead Road Medford, MA 02155. In February, 1951 he married Grace Marie Klemer (2 March 1927-17 May 1984); three children:
Thomas Joseph DeNapoli & Grace Marie Klemer children:
1. Living male DeNapoli
2. Living male DeNapoli
3. Living female DeNapoli
G. Rita DeNapoli (5 April 1926–3 June 1932)
H. Living female DeNapoli
George DeNapoli Sr. Parents
Father John Gabreille Peter DeNapoli (1838-1913) 1910 PA Census age 72 Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Catherine (Aceto) DeNapoli (1847-1919) 1910 PA Census age 63 Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1910:North Manheim, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Immigrated in 1884; Italy
18 Children 11 surviving:
1. Frank DeNapoli age 22 (1888)
2. Maggie DeNapoli age 21 (1889)
3. Nellie DeNapoli age 17 (1893)
4. George DeNapoli (4-29-1889 to 8-21-1954)
9. William Francis McDonald, Sr. (16 Dec 1896-16 April 1958) born in Mill Creek, School Co, PA. WWII Draft registry card. On April 26, 1919 at St. Patrick's Church in Pottsville by the Reverend William Fogarty he married Florence (Frances) Margaret Moore Pinter McDonald (10 Oct 1899-3 Dec 1990) and had six children. He earned his living working as an Engineer on the Pennsylvania railroad in Mt. Carbon shops. Later as a maintenance man and custodian for St. Patrick’s Church. He died of a heart attack at the age 62 while in church. GRANDPARENTS - CROSS REFERENCE PINTER & MOORE BREAKDOWN
William Francis McDonald Sr. & Florence Margaret Moore Pinter children in birth order:
A. William Francis McDonald Jr. (Sept 14, 1920) married Agnes Marie Reilly (Sept 24, 1920-Dec 26, 2003) and had four children. Agnes Marie Reilly PARENTS: Edmund Francis Reilly (6 Aug 1897-24 Dec 1920) my grandfather was born in Atumeray (Des Moines) Iowa on August 6, 1897. He died on December 24, 1923 at home. In 1910 he was a helper at Carnegie Factory. He is buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery Centre Street No 21 Section Patrick’s Cemetery. He was a Corporal in the 22nd Infantry, Army and was discharged on June 16, 1919. He worked on the railroad as an Engineer the same as his father and Helen’s father. He married Helen Cole Reilly on March 29, 1920; see marriage certificate. She is buried at Our Lady of Calvery Cemetery, Pottsville, PA. Helen Elizabeth Cole Reilly (12 Aug 1899-3 Nov 1978) born at home in Mount Carbon, PA she died from peritonitis and gangrene of the stomach in Schuylkill Haven, PA. Social Security Number: 203-40-9312. Buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery Centre Street No 21 Section 10. Helen married on 29 March 1920 to Edmund Francis Reilly (6 Aug 1897-24 Dec 1920). He was born in Atumeray (Des Moines) Iowa and died at home in Mount Carbon, PA. He is buried at St. Patrick’s Cemetery Centre Street No 21 Section Patrick’s Cemetery. He was discharged from the Army June 16, 1919. He was a corporal 22 Infantry Army. He worked on the railroad as an Engineer the same as his father. Marriage license dated March 29, 1920 has his occupation as a Laborer, ironically their marriage certificate says he was born in Pottsville, PA and yet Des Moines, Iowa issued a birth certificate-go figure! *NOTE* from Barbara McKague Haag 1/5/2012 - Remembers “Aunt Helen talking and visiting with Blanche Cole Foley, Helen, Mary Cole, Madeline Cole McKague and Sister Mary. She never heard anything about the males. Aunt Helen use to go to Philly a few times a year and visit with them then she would head to Maryland and visit there. None of her sisters ever came to Mt Carbon that I remember except Sister Mary and that was when Pop died the first time we ever met her. My mother said she [Sister Mary] was in a cloister community and wasn't allowed to visit the family till Pope John 23rd allowed more freedom. She was a teacher so I guess it wasn't totally cloisted. Funny how all the same names run though the family”. Helen Cole Reilly never remarried after Edmund died. Helen was a mid-wife and a nurse.
William Francis McDonald, Jr. & Agnes Marie Reilly Chidren:
A. Suzanne Mary McDonald (11 Aug 11 1943) married George James Hoffman (1943-)
Suzanne Mary McDonald & George James Hoffman Children
1. Kurt Baron Hoffman (22 May 1970-); MD never married
2. Jeremy Cole Hoffman (1 Dec 1972-); Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, 23 Dec 1996 marriage to Melanie George (-)
Jeremy Cole Hoffman & Melanie George
a. Thomas Hoffman (1 April 1997-)
B. William Francis McDonald III (4 Oct 1945-) married Lynda Bennett in 1970. He than married Joette Unknown Keefer in 1977. Joette Keefer daughter from a previous marriage – Candace Keefer
C. Robert Edmund McDonald (15 Dec 1946-20 June 2011) married Jean Marie Brown (1943-) in January, 1973.
Robert Edmund McDonald & Jean Marie Brown Children:
1. Ryan McDonald (1 Dec 1984) married Rachael Logan (11 June 1986) on September 18, 2010.
D. Mary Ellen McDonald (17 May 1952-) married Dominic Anthony Quaglione (8 July1948-21 Aug 2003) on May 4, 1974. *NOTE* QUAGLIONE BREAKDOWN LISTED SEPERATELY
Mary Ellen McDonald & Dominic Anthony Quaglione Children:
1. Genessa Helena Quaglione (28 March 1979-) married Michael David Fromowitz (2 June 1977-) on October 12, 2008. *NOTE* FROMOWITZ & ADLER BREAKDOWN LISTED SEPERATELY WILL BE INSERTED ONCE GENEALOGY IS COMPLETE
2. Tara Katrina Quaglione (4 June 1980-)
2nd marriage to Peter John Wojcicki, III (17 Aug 1945) on June 20, 1987
*NOTE* WOJCICKI – STOECKER - BLISS LISTED SEPERATELY
3. William Owen (Wojcicki) Stoecker (24 June 1971-) married Gemma Marie Enjo (4 Nov 1974-) on June 22, 2006
William Owen (Wojcicki) Stoecker Gemma Marie Enjo Children
a. Isabel Peyton Stoecker (28 Aug 2009-)
b. Dean Anthony Stoecker (9 June 2011-)
3. Carol Ann Wojcicki (18 Oct 1973) married David D’Ambria on October 22, 2001. No children.
a. James Davis (26 Jan 1995)
4. Jerry (Peter) Gerard (Wojcicki) Stoecker (26 Nov 1975-) married Doreen Small (26 Aug 1974) on June 4, 2005
a. Parker Carol Stoecker (28 Aug 2006-)
b. Jack Dillon Stoecker (28 May 2008-)
*NOTE* Peter John Wojcicki, III MCDONALD, QUAGLIONE, WOJCICKI, DOLNY, BLISS & STOECKER BREAKDOWN LISTED SEPERATELY WILL BE INSERTED ONCE GENEALOGY IS COMPLETE Peter John Wojcicki, Jr. (Feb 22, 1918-Sept 9, 1988) Married a widow Anna Dolny Frink. BREAKDOWN DOLNY CONNECTION
*NOTE* Michael David Fromowitz (2 June 1977)parents were William Fromowitz (15 March 1948-) & Nora Adler (14 April 1951) *NOTE* FROMOWITZ & ADLER BREAKDOWN LISTED SEPERATELY WILL BE INSERTED ONCE GENEALOGY IS COMPLETE
B. Mary McDonald (9-16-1924-3-7-2007) never married and was the family historian and volunteered at St. Patrick’s Church. Her SS# was 162-20-8408.
C. Joseph McDonald (1928-) married Marie White and had four children:
Their children were:
1. Maureen McDonald (1952-); PA married Michael Saunders (-) and had four children:
Maureen McDonald & Michael Saunders children:
a. Cait Saunders
b. Chris Saunders
c. Andia Saunders
d. A daughter Saunders died in childhood
2. Ellen McDonald (-)
3. Michael McDonald (-)
4. Patrick McDonald (-)
D. Edward James “Duff” McDonald (10-11-1931-7-6-1997) never married he worked for the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant. He served in the Army from 1952-1954 and was in the Korean War. His service awards included the Bronze Medal, National Defense Service, United Nation Service and Korean Medals He lived at 510 W Norwegian St, Pottsville, PA, 17901-2851. He died from brain cancer. SS# 207-26-0092 Buried at Calvary Cemetery St. Patrick’s.
E. Virginia (Cindy) McDonald married Edward Andruczyk and had one child:
1. Eddie Andruczyk
F. James Francis McDonald married Joan Meckly (Feb 4, 1938-Sept 15, 2011) and had four children.
Their children were:
1. Linda McDonald
2. Patrick McDonald married Sharon and reside in Colorado.
3. Robert McDonald married Gina.
A second marriage to Sherri; no children. James worked for the Pottsville Republican Newspaper for 30 years.
10. Edward McDonald (1895-) was a bachelor. He fathered one daughter with Frances Wentzel (abt 1898-)
A. Marie Wentzel [McDonald] (1915-)
11. Charles D. McDonald (16 January 1886-26 March 1970) SS#178-01-4389, He married a widow Anna T. Cochrane Kern O’Lear (16 March 1883-). She was married twice before. Her father was James Cochrane (1841-) Charles & Anna were living with her father in 1920.
Charles D. McDonald & Anna T. Cochrane Kern O’Lear children:
A. Gloria McDonald
B. Constance McDonald
C. Charles D. McDonald Jr. (1909) 1910 PA census
D. Carla Grace McDonald
E. Jean Kern (1912) adopted or daughter of Anna T. O’Lear
F. James McDonald (February, 1916)
G. Joseph McDonald (June, 1919)
12. Agnes M. McDonald (1906) married Larkin M. True Jr. (1902) from Texas and had one child:
A. Agnes Mildred True (28 Oct 1936-30 April 1939) died in infancy 2 years old.
13. Joseph J. McDonald (1884/1889) in 1920 he was working in the coal mines and living with John & Mary McDonald, Ryan’s and family as a boarder.
14. Mary McDonald (1888-10 Jan 1896)


Bridget Angelina (O’Hara) Cassidy Quinn & James Quinn; taken in 1863. They were married in 1879. In unmarked graves, Bridget and James Quinn are buried in St. Patrick’s #2 Cemetery, Schuylkill Avenue, Pottsville, PA. Bridget parents, Julia O’Hara Cassidy & Patrick Cassidy are also buried there in unmarked graves.

Palsids Cassidy married Julia O’Hara who died in 1924.
Palsids Cassidy was killed in a steam engine. He is Nan’s (Ellie McDonald) grandfather. Palsids and Julia had five surviving children:
Their children:
1. Catherine
2. Mary
3. Ann
4. Patrick
5. Bridget-Nan’s mother (Ellie McDonald).

Bridget Angelina (O’Hara) Cassidy Quinn (1844-1932) & James Quinn (1835)
James Quinn (1835) born in Roscommon, Ireland. He emigrated in 1870 from Ireland on board the ship Columbia that sailed from Scotland on May 5, 1868.
An 1880 Pottsville, PA Census listed his occupation as a “Puddler” which I think is a peddler. He was also listed on Philadelphia’s; Pa 1880 Census listed his occupation as a weaver. Both Bridged and James were boarders at this time. So I am assuming that they moved from Philadelphia to Pottsville or vise versa during this census year.
Ellen’s mother was Bridget Cassidy & James Quinn. Bridget moved to Philadelphia with her daughter Stella. In 1832 she died and is buried with Katie Kelly. Two McDonald brothers’ married two Brennan sisters. Ellen married Michael McDonald and James McDonald (1863-) married Anna Brennan (1873-).
Bridget Angelina (O’Hara) Cassidy Quinn and James Quinn children:
1. Stella Quinn
2. Catharine Quinn (1875) 1880 Pottsville
3. “Dora” Dorothy Quinn (1875) 1880 Pottsville
4. Elizabeth (1877) 1880 Pottsville
5. James Quinn, Jr. (1868) married Anna Brennan YES!! 1880 Pottsville worked for a while in Walgreen’s, Pottsville.
6. Henry Quinn (1870) YES!! 1880 Pottsville
7. John Quinn
8. Mary Anna Quinn
9. Verna Quinn
10. Allace “Alice” Quinn (1879 1910 PA Census born in New York.
11. Patrick J. Quinn (1887) 1910 PA Census. Born in Pennsylvania.
12. Bridget Quinn
13. Thomas Quinn
14. William Quinn
15. Margaret Quinn
16. Anne Quinn (1873-) married James McDonald (1863-)
17. Ellen Louise (Cassidy Quinn; Nan or Ellie) born 1874 in Port Carbon, Pennsylvania; Hazelwood section and died on Monday, August 28, 1950. She married Michael McDonald. A native of Pottsville. Ellen would go by the nicknames of Nan or Ellie.

A picture of “Nan” Ellen Louise (Quinn) McDonald taken at Aunt Mame’s house in Philadelphia, in 1921.
Bridget Cassidy Quinn with daughter Ellie Louise Quinn McDonald

Bridget Cassidy & James Quinn CASSIDY SIDE
Ellen Louise Cassidy Quinn McDonald parents were Bridget Cassidy & James Quinn.
Their children were:
1. Ellen “Nan” Ellie Cassidy Quinn
2. A brother James Cassidy married Anna Quinn. He worked for a while in Walgreen’s, Pottsville. They had six children:
A. Catherine Cassidy
B. Anna (Mary Ann?) Cassidy
C. Verna Cassidy
D. Dorothy Cassidy
E. John Cassidy
F. James Cassidy Jr.
3. Bridget Cassidy Quinn married James Quinn. James Quinn is buried in St. Patrick’s #2 Cemetery, Schuylkill Avenue; no marker. Bridget moved to Philadelphia with a daughter; Stella, died and is buried with Katie Kelly in 1932. Nan’s (Ellie McDonald) grandfather was killed in a steam engine. He had five children with his wife ?
Their children were:
A. Catherine
B. Mary
C. Ann
D. Patrick
E. Bridget-Nan’s mother. Bridget moved to Philadelphia with a daughter; Stella, died and buried with Katie Kelly 1932.
4. Patrick Cassidy married Julia O’Hara – died 1924.
5. Cassidy Family – A female Cassidy was a Nurse who went to San Francisco and was lost in the 1906 earthquake.
6. Katie Cassidy died August 20, 1946. She belonged to the Sister of Poor in Philadelphia and is buried in St. Stephen Cemetery Port Carbon, Pennsylvania. 1930 Census listed her as 69.
7. Mary Ann Cassidy was another sister of Bridget Cassidy Quinn.
(1) (2)
(1) Michael McDonald as a young man.
(2) A picture taken at 718 Anderson Street, Pottsville, PA was “Nan” father James Quinn.

(1) (2)
(1) (Nanny Daddy) Michael McDonald, Charley McDonald & Dorothy DeNapoli outside of Anderson Street house.
(2) Aunt Florence, Nan, Nanny Dad Michael McDonald, George DeNapoli father “Willie” McDonald) as a child and Aunt Agnes.

Gene McDonald, Aunt Julie’s son sired by a “Donaldson” Mill Creek, PA 1918
1 2 3 4
1. William Francis McDonald Sr. WWII Draft born December 10, 1896
2. Thomas McDonald WWI Draft born August 19, 1881
3. Florence Margaret Moore Pinter McDonald obit
4. William Francis McDonald Sr. obit Wednesday, April 15, 1968
) 2 3
1. Agnes Marie Reilly McDonald & William Francis McDonald Boomi Valentine Party 2001
2. William Francis McDonald Pottsville, PA 6-14-2004 at John O’Hara statue
3. Florence Margaret Moore Pinter McDonald obit
4. Florence Margaret More Pinter McDonald obit

1 2 3
1. Catherine “Kit” Cole McDonald obit after 1980
2. Edward J. “Duff” McDonald (10-11-1931-7-6-1997)
3. Edward J “Duff” McDonald obit 1997 & burial card

1 2
1. Newspaper article
2. Patrick McDonald baptismal Mayo Ireland. Parents James and Mary

Newspaper article given to Mary Ellen McDonald; from December 25, 1945 written by William Francis McDonald classmate Jim McDonald who was in the seminary studying to become a Josephnite Priest. “He did take some liberty in using names – Mrs. Martin is Agnes & Bill Martin is Me of course.” Rothermar was a real milk man and you could see the Main Street in Mt. Carbon from “our” porch. If there was snow you had to park the car at the bottom of the hill and walk up. Tumbling Run & Schuylkill Haven Pike are real locations.
Josephnite Priest background
The Josephite Fathers and Brothers or, more properly, Saint Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart, Inc. (abbreviated post-nominally as S.S.J.) are a society of Catholic priests and brothers, based in the United States. It was formed in 1871 by a group of priests from the English Foreign Mission Society of Saint Joseph, also known as the Mill Hill Missionaries. They decided to establish a mission society in the United States dedicated to newly freed people after the American Civil War.
“Father Jim McDonald died at lest 20 [1/9/2012] years ago. He was my graduating class and we were friends. He was in the seminary when I was in the Army.
Did become a priest but we lost touch over the years. We had our class 50th year reunion in 1988 (your mother and I planned and ran it) He was deceased before the reunion”.
I knew Duff was in Korea, also that he worked for a nuclear company. Some say working there was the cause of his brain tumor that caused his death.
Did not know he had gotten a Bronze Star”.


Flight Into Fancy – Auther James V. McDonald wrote this story about my father William Francis McDonald, Jr. when he came home for Christmas 1943.
1. 1938 Pottsville Catholic Reunion – William Francis McDonald

As related in the 50’s to Virginia Bard age 43 of Indiana/Family Tree
[I am checking on their connection to the Cummins'; Oscar Bellman, their father, was married to Grace Cummins. He "ran off". I believe Grace was the daughter of William Francis and Martha Ann (Dearing) Cummins, but have to verify that.] A Bellman is buried in the same area as William Lewis and Anna Cummins in Cleves, OH, Maple Grove Cemetery.
Glen Hudson added this on 2 Jan 2012 Virginia Bard 43 originally submitted this to Bard Family Tree on 29 Mar 2011 While waiting for our dinner in a restaurant in the late 1950's, I asked Grandma, Anna Cummins, about her family history. I wrote the above notes on the back of the placemat. I still have it to this day.
List of Children of Sarah and James McDonald, according to Sarah's daughter, Anna McDonald Cummins
1950's. I was in High School at the time. , Somewhere in Cleves, OH
Sarah Catherine (Herron) McDonald's daughter, Anna (McDonald) Cummins, - my grandmother -told me (Virginia Bump Bard) that Sarah had sisters:
June, Mary, Josephine, Nan, Rhoda, Phoeba
The following is also information directly written down as Anna (McDonald) Cummins related it to me.
Sarah married James Francis McDonald in 1864 in KY. when she was 18 yrs. old, and he was 52. His date of Birth: Dec. 11, 1810, born in a tent in Ireland, during a war, as his mother was cooking for the fighting men. He died in 1895, buried in KY. I have no picture of him.
Together Sarah and James McDonald had the following children (Information from her daughter, Anna (McDonald) Cummins , mentioned above): [Note: Not sure if Jim or Jack , but one of them-- the complete name is James Herman Francis Sepenfelt McDonald. Sepenfelt was a priest's name, according to Verna Bump, (my mother, Anna's daugher).
Sarah and James McDonald's children: (not believed to be in order of birth)
Morris, who had 19 children.
Mary, (known as Molly). Married name, Oliver; 3 children: Holly, Rodney, Alberta.
Jim, (probably named after his father, James?) Note about Jim: Jim was the only one of the children who remained Catholic in this family. He married a woman named Lilly (_______) who were the parents of Ed McDonald, cousin to my mother Verna Bump. Ed used to come to visit Mom and us (Peter and Virginia Bard, Christina, Mike, and Paul, our children) after Mom (Verna) moved to Dayton, OH. He came often, which we enjoyed, and we always had him stay for supper with us. One day the kids came home from school and asked. "What are we having for supper?" --and my husband quipped, “McDonalds"!!)
Susan. Mom (Verna Bump) called her “Aunt Suze” and loved her dearly. Married name:
Randall. Susan had two children: Myrtle and Fanny.
Tom, who had 7 children
Daisy (Smoked a pipe), John, Dora, Stanley, Frank, Dorothy, and Gerald. Dora and John
died of spinal meningitis fourteen hours apart and are buried together, double grave, at
Maple Grove Cemetery, Cleves, near their mother, near the vault. (I have to locate and
take pictures of those graves.)
Rose, Married name Hudson, who had two sons: John and Howard. Howard married a woman named Maude. They came to visit us in Illinois, and we visited them. One year Mom, Dad, and I stopped to visit them in Indianapolis, Indiana, on our way home from FL, visiting my grandparents. We had eaten a ton of watermelon in FL. Maude said, “Do I have a treat for you! Watermelon!” We all groaned,... or at least I did!
William . Died young.
Jack. The oldest. No children. (Probably named after his father, James (?) (Grandma gave me this list of Sarah's children's names in this order, so I am just typing it up that way)
Martin . Married Daisy (____) and had 5 children: Lillian, Violet, Pansy, Raymond, and Alice Rose. (!)
Nora. Mom (Verna) called her “Aunt Noan” (as in zone). Married name, Webster. She had “lots of
kids”. Known children: Donald, Lilly, Laura, Rosella. She was a “Holy Roller” preacher. One story Mom (Verna) told me: Grandma (Anna Cummins) went to a prayer meeting Aunt Noan held. Grandma was wearing a hat with a feather in it. The group of ladies sat around praying “Lord, make her take her feather out of her hat...Oh Lord, make her take her feather out of her hat!” Grandma (Anna (McDonald) Cummins) did not remove the feather
Anna. The youngest. My grandmother, Anna(McDonald)Cummins, born Aug. 3, 1882 in
Ghent, Ky., lived most of her life in Addyston, OH, Married William Lewis Cummins
(notes will be added in Cummins section of family history) see wedding picture on Ancestry.com, moved to Florida
when William (Bill) retired, to be with their son and family, Albert and Dorothy Cummins and
grandchildren Carol and Bobby. Anna died in Ocala, FL Nov. 11, 1963, age 81. She
had three children:
Verna (Cummins) Bump, (my mother) B. Nov. 30, 1907; died June 14, 1999
James (Jimmy) who died of spinal meningitis his first day of school
Albert Leroy Cummins (Pedro or Petie) Born 5.5.1911,
in Addyston, OH., D.April 1, 1978. He married Dorothy (___) and they had 2 children: Carol Ann, 7/22/41 and Bobby 2/14/__
Anna and William Cummins also raised two other children: Jim (Bellman) who went by the name of Cummins and his sister Wilma.


GREAT GRAND MOTHER-FATHER (Nan’s Parents)
Julia O’Hara Cassidy & Patrick Cassidy



William Francis McDonald, Senior 9th person from left and working on the railroad (second left hand on engine number)

William Francis McDonald, Sr. as a baby, young man and older.


William Francis McDonald Civil War Discharge 1816


A relative, Reverend Joseph McCaffery was the priest who married William and Agnes McDonald. A Reverend Vincent Burke baptized Suzanne (Hoffman) McDonald, William, III, and Robert McDonald in Pottsville, PA. Father Martin J. Schmidt baptized Mary Ellen McDonald.
John P. McDonald and Elizabeth Ginther McDonald were Reverend James V. McDonald paternal grandparents. John P. McDonald was the assistant superintendent for the Pacific and Reading (P & R) and the Cambria and Indiana (C & I) railroads in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.



William Francis McDonald, Jr. and Agnes Marie Cole Reilly




MARRIAGE RECORDS FOUND - Marriages Pottsville, Schuylkill PA
Patrick J. McDonald to Mary Hanlon 5 Oct 1848 Pottsville, Schuylkill PA
Jane McDonald to Thomas Moore September 28, ? Pottsville, Schuylkill PA
Mary Ann McDonald of Ashland to Robert Hunter of Germanland 1863 Pottsville, Schuylkill PA
Mary Ann McDonald married Martin Meiden Pottsville, Schuylkill PA
John T. McDonald of Maychunk married Mary Adeline Snuch of Altoona July 15, 1868 Pottsville, Schuylkill PA
Owen Brennen married Catherine McKernan 1842-1858 Pottsville, Schuylkill PA
Marriage in 1828 Co. Mayo Ireland
Thomas CASSIDY to Margaret WARD January 14, 1829 Mayo Ireland
Hugh QUINN to Mary MADDEN February 15, 1831 Mayo Ireland
James QUINN to Winny MORRIS September 1, 1836 Mayo Ireland
Hugh QUIN to Biddy WALSH October 9, 1836 Mayo Ireland
Thomas TIERNEY to Eleanor DURGAN 2-13, 1822 Mayo Ireland
Thomas BRENNAN to Mary FLYNN 1-25,1825 Mayo Ireland
Edmond QUINN to Bridget JOYCE 6-20, 1821 Mayo Ireland
John BRENNAN to Honor MALY February 15, 1828 Mayo Ireland Aughaval (Westport) Parish
McDonald Confirmation Records
Michael McDonald; confirmation name Josephus PARENTS Patrick [Patricius] & Marie McDonald

Burial Records
Mary Elizabeth McDonald (1846) age 79 died 19 Dec 1924 Presbyterian Cemetery

Oath of Loyalty
A Catholic in penal times was presumed guilty of disloyalty to the authorities unless he could prove himself innocent. To avail of the provisions of the Catholic Relief Acts from 1778 he had to take an oath of loyalty at the assizes in the county town. The names were then registered in the Catholic Qualification Rolls according to surname, Christian name, occupation, address, date and place of taking the oath.
McDonald, Bernard, linen draper, Templetate; 14 Dec., 1778; Chancery.
McDonald, John, merchant, Templetate: 14 April, 1779; Monaghan
McDonald, Bernard, respecting prize money due to his brother
McDonald, Michael. Struck off the Pension List &c.

Taken from the Schuuylkill Digital Library
Pepper, Frank J., member of the firm of Thomas Pepper's Sons, wholesale liquor dealers, of Ashland, was bom at Mine Hill Gap,
Schuylkill county, Jan. 6, 1865, his parents being Thomas and Elizabeth (McDonald) Pepper. He was reared to manhood in Ashland, and after attending the public schools of that city took a course in the Bryant & Stratton business college of Philadelphia, thus equipping himself for a business career. Upon attaining his majority he became associated with his father in business, and when the latter retired, in 1897, he, with his brothers, Thomas R. and John W., succeeded to the business, which is now conducted under the title above designated. Mr. Pepper is* one of the public-spirited men of Ashland, always takes an active interest in all matters pertaining to the advancement of the city's moral and material interests, and is liberal in his support of measures to secure those ends. He is aligned with the Democratic party in his political views, and in religious matters is a member of the St. Joseph's Ro- man Catholic church. He is also a member of the Holy Name society, the Knights of St. Joseph, and Ashland Lodge, No. 384, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Nov. 25, 1890, Mr. Pepper and Miss Loretta Sweeney were united in marriage. She is a daughter of John and Margaret (Murphy) Sweeney, of Ashland. To this marriage have been brn five children: Mary, Elizabeth, Francis, Thomas and Howard. The last named is deceased.

Pepper, Thomas, retired, for many years a prosperous and influential merchant of Ashland, was born at Mine Hill Gap, South
Cass township, this county, in March, 1842. His parents, Patrick and Marcella (Reilly) Pepper, were natives of County Longford,
Ireland, and were married in New York city, about 1836. 5"or a number of years the father was employed in a foundry in New York city, but about 1839 ^r 1840 he came to the coal regions of Schuylkill county, where he earned his livelihood about the mines for a good many years. The latter part of his life was spent in Ash- land, where he died in the fall of 1888, at the age of seventy-five. He was the father of twelve children, ten of whom grew to maturity, the subject of this sketch being the third in order of birth. Of the ten who grew to maturity Francis and Charles are deceased; William and James died in infancy. The others are Ann, now the wife of James Bradley; Michael; John; Mary, now Mrs. Hugh Tye; William; Angelo; and Lizzie. Thomas Pepper was reared at Mine
Hill Gap and received his education in the common schools there. At an early age he began work in the mines as a slate-picker, subsequently becoming a driver and later a miner. When he left the mining occupation it was to engage in the bottling of non-intoxicating beverages at Ashland, and in 1872 he embarked in the whole- sale Uquor business. This he continued to conduct personally until 1899, when he disposed of his interests to his sons, who have since been operating it under the firm name of Thomas Pepper's Sons. In 1863 Mr. Pepper was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth McDonald, a daughter of Peter and Hannah (Patton) McDonald. Mrs. Pepper's parents were natives of Ireland and England, respectively. Eight of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Pepper grew to maturity — Frank, Hannah (Mrs. Patrick Laughlin), Thomas R., Mary (now deceased), John, George, Charles V., and Joseph. The family are all communicants of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church. Mr. Pepper is a Democrat in his political beliefs, and he was county treasurer from 1891 to 1894 and a member of the borough council for two terms. His varied business interests include a directorship in the Citizens' National bank, of Ashland.


McGettigan, Rev. Hugh J., pastor of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church at Ashland, is a native of Schuylkill county, having been
born in Blythe township, in May, i860. He is a son of Hugh Mc- Gettigan, who was for many years a successful teacher in the schools
of this county. Both parents of Father McGettigan were natives of Ireland, the father immigrating to America and locating in Port
Carbon in 1852 and later removing to Blythe township. The family in the mother country has given to the Roman Catholic church
some of its most distinguished leaders among the clergy of past generations. Hugh McGettigan, father of the subject of this article, received in this native country an education far above the aver- age afforded to the laity, and came to America well qualified for the
honorable station which he filled so acceptably during the last thirty-two years of his life. This was no doubt a material aid in shaping the studies of his son, who aspired to the exalted station which he now fills many years before his hope was gratified. Hugh McGettigan was a man of broad and liberal views, highly esteemed by the community in which he lived, and possessed the good will of all who knew him. He was a devout Catholic and did much to extend the influence of the church in the community in which he lived. He died May 31, 1891, at the age of sixty-five years. He was survived by a widow and six children. The subject of this sketch passed his youthful days in attendance at the district school and in working about the mines, devoting all his leisure moments and holidays to private study and to preparation for his contemplated calling. At the age of fifteen he was found qualified to teach school, and he entered into this pursuit with a determination to turn the opportunity to good account in the furtherance of his well grounded ambition, and also with excellent results as a careful, conscientious instructor. He entered upon a course of study at St. Charles semi- nary, at Overbrook, Pa., to prepare himself to enter the ranks of the Catholic clergy. Having completed his work in the seminary Tie was ordained to the ministry of the Holy Catholic church June 15, 1889. He was immediately appointed assistant pastor of St. Patrick's church in Pottsville, and remained in that position for three years. June 11, 1892, he became rector of St. Mary's church at St. Gair. He was transferred from this charge to the rectorship of St. Joseph's church in Ashland on July 24, 1894. This is the oldest English speaking congregation in the county north of the mountain, having celebrated its golden anniversary March 17, 1907. Father McGettigan is a genial, scholarly gentleman, who sustains the highest regard of the people, irrespective of church affiliations. He is alive to the importance of his work and enters into it with an enthusiasm indicative of his personal interest in the spiritual welfare of humanity. Father McGettigan has been at the head of the board of health of the city since its inception in 1902, and is always to be found prominently identified with all matters pertaining to the public welfare.


Hubert and Mary A. (Walsh) Martin, the former of whom was a native of County Roscommon, Ireland, and the latter of Heckscherville, this county, where she was born, Dec. 24, 1843. The maternal grandparents were Michael and Julia (Moran) Walsh, natives of County Kilkenny, Ireland. They were pioneer residents of Heckscherville, this county, where they both died, the grandfather having been a miner by vocation. Julia Moran, with her mother and several of her brothers and sisters, emigrated from Ireland to Canada in the spring of 1842. Michael Walsh accompanied them and soon after their arrival in Canada the courtship which dated back to their earlier days in the Emerald Isle resulted in their marriage.
In the fall of the following year, the Moran family, including Mr. and Mrs. Walsh, located in Heckscherville, where two of Mrs. Moran's sons, James and Michael, had located several years prior, and where they erected a comfortable home, one of the few which at
that date dotted that beautiful valley. This valley is noted for its rich coal deposits, whose veins have up to this time proved valuable producers, and will thus continue, as mining experts agree, for many years to come. In those early days the nearest Catholic church to Heckscherville was St. Patrick's, at Pottsville, where the mother of the subject of this sketch was baptized. Later her father, with others, gratuitously gave their services in excavating for the foundations for St. Vincent de Paul's church at Minersville. Mrs. Martin's grandfathers both died in Ireland, and her grand- mothers, Mary (McKinley) Walsh and Mary (Ryan) Moran, both died in Heckscherville, Pa. Her family tree is one of the most extensive in eastern Pennsylvania. Hubert Martin was a son of Patrick and Catherine (O'Brien) Martin, both of whom died in County Roscommon, Ireland, where they owned and tilled a farm. He came to America in 1851, locating at Palo Alto, where he followed railroading for many years, dying m that town Oct. 24, 1900. He and his wife, who survives him, were married at St. Stephen's church. Port Carbon, by Rev. Daniel Magorien, on Sept. 13, 1859, and to them there were born twelve children, four of whom were reared to maturity: Catherine, born June 28, i860, was married to diaries P. Gillespie, at St. Stephen's church, Port Carbon, June 8, 1882, by Rev. John O'Rourke, and she died at Palo Alto, July 4, 1892, leaving to survive her three children, Mary, Catherine, and Marcella ; Patrick J. is the subject of this review ; Margaret B., residing at Palo Alto, was born Jan. 18, 1869 was married to Harry O'Neil, at St. Patrick's church, Pottsville, by Rev. F. J. McGovern, on June 18, 1902; and Michael J. C. Martin, now of Pottsville, was born in Palo Alto Dec. 24, 1870. The last mentioned
is the manager of the Pottsville store of the Cunningham Piano Company, of Philadelphia. He formerly taught in the public schools
of West Penn township and in the borough of Palo Alto. He learned stenography in the meantime, and subsequently taught this branch in Wood s business colleges at Pottsville and Hazleton, Pa., and in Newark, N. J. Following is a brief record concerning the eight children who died in childhood: James, who was born April 29, 1862, 20-Voi. II died Jan. 16, 1865; Julia, born Jan. 6, 1865, died Oct. 27, 1866; Mary- Ann, born Sept. 15, 1867, died Sept. 12, 1868; infant boy, died May 9, 1872; John, born May 30, 1874, died Jan. 30, 1878; Hugh, born March 28, 1878, died Nov. 7, 1879 ; Elizabeth, or Bessie, born March 9, 1883, died Nov. 10, 1887; and Leo Francis, born May 16, 1886, died Dec. 23, 1891. Patrick J. Martin was reared in Palo Alto and was educated in the public schools of that borough. For a short time he also attended the parochial schools of St. John the Baptist church at Pottsville, where he took up the study of German. His first employment was in a cigar-box factory. He then became messenger in the office of the Evening Chronicle, in which office he learned the art of printing, which he followed for a short time. He was subsequently employed in the Philadelphia & Reading car shops at Palo Alto and at Atkins' rolling mills, Pottsville. In 1889 he and John J. O'Connor founded the Saturday Night Review, a weekly newspaper published in Pottsville. He disposed of his interest in that publication two years later arid became identified with the Evening Chronicle. For eleven years he was the court reporter for that paper, resigning that position Dec. 8, 1906. Sept. 16, 1901, the family moved from Palo Alto to 330 South Center street, Pottsville,
where Mr. Martin established a cigar, tobacco and confectionery store, which he still conducts. He is a member of St. Patrick's Ro- man Catholic church of Pottsville, Pa., and is a member of several fraternal organizations. He was a delegate to the grand court sessions of the Foresters of America, held at York, Pa., in May, 1907, representing Court Pottsville, No. 297, of Pottsville, and was one of the forty-eight delegates elected by the grand court to the sessions of the Supreme Court to be held in Chicago in August, 1907. Though not a candidate for the office, nor present at the convention, he was tendered the nomination for county auditor on the Democratic ticket in 1887, his enthusiastic friends winning the nomination for him over several other candidates. He was triumphantly elected, was chosen chairman of the board and filled the duties of the office in a manner most satisfactory to his constituents. In almost the same manner, on Feb. iq, 1907, he was elected to the office of justice of the peace in the Second ward of Pottsville. He declined to be a candidate for the office, but his friends were persistent and as his name was not printed on the ballots his friends wrote it on the space allotted for that purpose and elected him over two other candidates, His election coming in this way was considered by the subject as a mandate from the people to serve, and he accordingly opened modernly equipped offices at 105 East Norwegian street. He represented the Fourth legislative district at several state conventions of the Democratic party — two at Harrisburg and one each at Reading and Allentown. He was one of the delegates to the Democratic convention in Harrisburg in 1905, who nominated William H. Berry for state treasurer. Mr. Berry, as a reform candidate, was triumphantly elected by the people. While a resident of Palo Alto Mr. Martin filled several local offices with credit to himself and the approbation of the tax-payers, the offices he filled for two terms or more having been those of town clerk, tax collector and borough treasurer. His father also filled several borough offices, including those of school director and tax-collector, and was secretary of the school board for a number of years.

McDonald, John J., president of the school board and agent for the Adams Express Company at Shenandoah, was born in that city March 22, 1870. His parents, John and Mary (O'Donnell) McDonald, were born in Ireland, but were married in this country and were
among the early settlers of Shenandoah. The father, who was a miner, died when he was about fifty-five years of age, and the mother is still living in Shenandoah. Five of their children are living, viz. : Mary, John J., David, Joseph and Nellie. Mary lives at
home with her mother; John J. is the subject of this sketch; David is employed in Pittsburg; Joseph is a miner, and Nellie is a graduate of the State normal school at Bloomsburg, and is now a teacher in the Shenandoah public, schools. John J. McDonald received his education in the schools of his native city and began his career as a worker in the mines, where he continued in various positions for about fifteen years. He then took a place as driver of one of the Adams Express wagons and gradually worked his way up with that company until, in Feb., 1903, he was appointed agent at Shenandoah. Politically Mr. McDonald is one of the active Democrats of Schuylkill county. He served three years as borough auditor; was elected to the school board in the spring of 1901. He has been twice re-elected, and in June, 1906, was made president of the board. He is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and he and his family are communicants of the Annunciation Roman Catholic church. In Oct., 1900, he was united in wedlock to Miss Nora McGrath, who at the time of their marriage was a resident of Mahanoy Plane. To this union have been born four daughters : Mary, Anna, Helen and Margaret.

Hubert and Mary A. (Walsh) Martin, the former of whom was a native of County Roscommon, Ireland, and the latter of Heckscherville, this county, where she was born, Dec. 24, 1843. The maternal grandparents were Michael and Julia (Moran) Walsh, natives of County Kilkenny, Ireland. They were pioneer residents of Heckscherville, this county, where they both died, the grandfather having been a miner by vocation. Julia Moran, with her mother and several of her brothers and sisters, emigrated from Ireland to Canada in the spring of 1842. Michael Walsh accompanied them and soon after their arrival in Canada the courtship which dated back to their earlier days in the Emerald Isle resulted in their marriage.
In the fall of the following year, the Moran family, including Mr. and Mrs. Walsh, located in Heckscherville, where two of Mrs. Moran's sons, James and Michael, had located several years prior, and where they erected a comfortable home, one of the few which at that date dotted that beautiful valley. This valley is noted for its rich coal deposits, whose veins have up to this time proved valuable producers, and will thus continue, as mining experts agree, for many years to come. In those early days the nearest Catholic church to Heckscherville was St. Patrick's, at Pottsville, where the mother of the subject of this sketch was baptized. Later her father, with others, gratuitously gave their services in excavating for the foundations for St. Vincent de Paul's church at Minersville. Mrs. Martin's grandfathers both died in Ireland, and her grand- mothers, Mary (McKinley) Walsh and Mary (Ryan) Moran, both died in Heckscherville, Pa. Her family tree is one of the most extensive in eastern Pennsylvania. Hubert Martin was a son of Patrick and Catherine (O'Brien) Martin, both of whom died in County Roscommon, Ireland, where they owned and tilled a farm.
He came to America in 1851, locating at Palo Alto, where he followed railroading for many years, dying m that town Oct. 24, 1900. He and his wife, who survives him, were married at St. Stephen's church. Port Carbon, by Rev. Daniel Magorien, on Sept. 13, 1859,
and to them there were born twelve children, four of whom were reared to maturity: Catherine, born June 28, i860, was married to diaries P. Gillespie, at St. Stephen's church, Port Car- bon, June 8, 1882, by Rev. John O'Rourke, and she died at Palo Alto, July 4, 1892, leaving to survive her three children, Mary, Catherine, and Marcella ; Patrick J. is the subject of this review ; Margaret B. residing at Palo Alto, was born Jan. 18, i869> ^"d was married to Harry O'Neil, at St. Patrick's church, Pottsville, by Rev. F. J. McGovern, on June 18, 1902; and Michael J. C. Martin, now of Pottsville, was born in Palo Alto Dec. 24, 1870. The last mentioned is the manager of the Pottsville store of the Cunningham Piano Company, of Philadelphia. He formerly taught in the public schools of West Penn township and in the borough of Palo Alto. He learned stenography in the meantime, and subsequently taught this branch in Wood s business colleges at Pottsville and Hazleton, Pa., and in Newark, N. J. Following is a brief record concerning the eight children who died in childhood: James, who was born April 29, 1862, 20-Voi. II died Jan. 16, 1865; Julia, born Jan. 6, 1865, died Oct. 27, 1866; Mary- Ann, born Sept. 15, 1867, died Sept. 12, 1868; infant boy, died May 9, 1872; John, born May 30, 1874, died Jan. 30, 1878; Hugh, born March 28, 1878, died Nov. 7, 1879 ; Elizabeth, or Bessie, born March 9, 1883, died Nov. 10, 1887; and Leo Francis, born May 16, 1886, died Dec. 23, 1891. Patrick J. Martin was reared in Palo Alto and was educated in the public schools of that borough. For a short time he also attended the parochial schools of St. John the Baptist church at Pottsville, where he took up the study of German. His first employment was in a cigar-box factory. He then became messenger in the office of the Evening Chronicle, in which office he learned the art of printing, which he followed for a short time. He was subsequently employed in the Philadelphia & Reading car shops at Palo Alto and at Atkins' rolling mills, Pottsville. In 1889 he and John J. O'Connor founded the Saturday Night Review, a weekly newspaper published in Pottsville. He disposed of his interest in that publication two years later arid became identified with the Evening Chronicle. For eleven years he was the court reporter for that paper, resigning that position Dec. 8, 1906. Sept. 16, 1901, the family moved from Palo Alto to 330 South Center Street, Pottsville, where Mr. Martin established a cigar, tobacco and confectionery store, which he still conducts. He is a member of St. Patrick's Ro- man Catholic church of Pottsville, Pa., and is a member of several fraternal organizations. He was a delegate to the grand court sessions of the Foresters of America, held at York, Pa., in May, 1907, representing Court Pottsville, No. 297, of Pottsville, and was one of the forty-eight delegates elected by the grand court to the sessions of the Supreme Court to be held in Chicago in August, 1907. Though not a candidate for the office, nor present at the convention, he was tendered the nomination for county auditor on the Democratic ticket in 1887, his enthusiastic friends winning the nomination for him over several other candidates. He was triumphantly elected, was chosen chairman of the board and filled the duties of the office in a manner most satisfactory to his constituents. In almost the same manner, on Feb. iq, 1907, he was elected to the office of justice of the peace in the Second ward of Pottsville. He declined to be a candidate for the office, but his friends were persistent and as his name was not printed on the ballots his friends wrote it on the space allotted for that purpose and elected him over two other candidates, His election coming in this way was considered by the subject as a mandate from the people to serve, and he accordingly opened modernly equipped offices at 105 East Norwegian street. He represented the Fourth legislative district at several state conventions of the Democratic Party — two at Harrisburg and one each at Reading and Allentown. He was one of the delegates to the Democratic convention in Harrisburg in 1905, who nominated William H. Berry for state treasurer. Mr. Berry, as a reform candidate, was triumphantly elected by the people. While a resident of Palo Alto Mr. Martin filled several local offices with credit to himself and the approbation of the tax-payers, the offices he filled for two terms or more having been those of town clerk, tax collector and borough treasurer. His father also filled several borough offices, including those of school director and tax-collector, and was secretary of the school board for a number of years.

Seigfried Northumberland county, on April 21, 1865. He is one of the five children born to Benjamin B. and Catherine (Christine) Siegfried, the others being Simeon C, Mellmont, Elmira and Emma. Elmira died while still an infant and Simeon passed away in his twenty- first year. The maternal grandfather, Simeon Christine, came to the United States from England and located in Snyder county. The subject of this sketch attended the public schools of his native country until he was thirteen years of age and then started work in the iron mines. When he had completed that he accepted a position on a farm and there remained for a period of four years. On obtaining a job as Rodman with a government surveying party he went to the Indian Territory and on his return east entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company on Nov. 10, 1887, at Sunbury, as a fireman. On Feb. 22, of the following year, he was transferred to the Pottsville division and in 1892 was promoted to the position of locomotive engineer. In 1890 Mr. Siegfried married Miss Ida Hawk, daughter of William Hawk, of Mainville, Luzerne county, Pa. They have no children and both are members of the Reformed church of Pottsville. Mr. Siegfried is prominent in fraternal circles through- out the state, being identified with all the prominent orders. He is a Scottish Rite Mason of the Philadelphia Consistory; a member of Camp No. 36, Patriotic Order of the Sons of America of Pottsville; Seneca Tribe, No. 41, Improved Order of Red Men; Miners' Lodge, No. 20, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Franklin Encampment, No. 4, of the same order, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He has passed through all the chairs of the Odd Fellows' organization, is a past sachem of the Red Men, a past chief of the Engineers' Brotherhood, and at the present time is serving his fifth year as treasurer of the last named order. Politically he is independent of party or faction in the exercise of his right of franchise as to candidates for local offices, but generally votes the Republican ticket in state and national affairs. Mrs. Siegfried has six brothers and a sister living — Alfred, Jerry, Boyd, Harrison, Wright, Claude and Mary. Another sister, Anna, died a few years ago. The Siegfried home in Pottsville is one of the handsomest as well as one of the most homelike places of the city.

Ship Constellation arrival 7-19-1826 McDONALD
Elizabeth L. 17 weaver
Bridget 23 weaver
Sarah 19 weaver
Mother Mary 56 house keeper
James McDonald 25 laborer
Margaret 25 weaver

BAPTISMS RECORDS IN IRELAND
Ellen Brennan 1809 John Brennan E.Clancy Baptism North Mayo
Brennan John Glenmullynaha West Kilbeagh Mayo
Mc Donald Alexander Lavy Beg Kilbeagh Mayo
Mc Donald Luke Tomboholla Kilbeagh Mayo
Mc Donald Owen Carnmore Kilbeagh Mayo
Mc Donald Patrick Lurga Lower Kilbeagh Mayo
***Name: Mary Brenan
Gender: Female
Birth Date: abt 1808
Baptism Date: 20 Feb 1808
Baptism Place: Roman Catholic, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Father's Name: Ty. Brenan
Mother's Name: Ellen Keliher
FHL Film Number: 823809

***Ireland, Catholic Parish Baptisms, 1800
Name:Patt McDonald
Parish:Killeen, Dunsany and Kilmessan
Diocese:Meath
County:Meath
Birth Date:abt 1800
Baptism Date:23 Mar 1800
Father's Name:John McDonald
Mother's Name:Anne McDonie
Sponsor:Micl Geoghegan

County Meath Ireland Parishioners PARISH OF JULIANSTOWN AUGUST 1802
MOORE William Head, Margaret Wife, William Son, Eliz Daughter
Cassidy Dillon Ballyglass, East Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Dillon Carrowntober Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Dillon Cloonmore Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Dillon Lavy Beg Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Dillon Lowpark Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Dillon Lowpark, Town of Charlestown Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Dillon Stripe Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy James Barnacahoge Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy James Bulcaun Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy James Lurga Lower Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy John Puntabeg Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Martin Barnacahoge Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Martin Treanacally or Hagfield Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Michael Gortanure Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Michael Treanacally or Hagfield Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Patrick Puntabeg Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Philip Lavy Beg Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Philip Lavy More Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Philip Lowpark, Town of Charlestown Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Thomas Barnacahoge Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Thomas Bulcaun Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Thomas Lurga Lower Kilbeagh Mayo
Cassidy Thomas, Jr. Barnacahoge Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn Andrew Roosky Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn Anne Roosky Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn Edward Gortanure Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn James Barnalyra Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn James Barroe Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn James Roosky Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn John Cragagh Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn John Park Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn Mary Barnalyra Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn Michael Barnalyra Kilbeagh Mayo
Quinn Thomas Barnalyra Kilbeagh Mayo

Internet research by Mary Ellen McDonald discovered land records “Tithe Applotments” for County Mayo, Ireland under “Poor Law Union”.
Land Records – McDonough – Carrowheannie, 1824.
Land Records – McDonnell – Ballyhanhee, 1826.
Land Records – McDonnell – Blallyglass, 1826.
Land Records – McDonald – town of Aghaglasheen, 1826.
Land Records – McDonald - town of Clooncarrabaun. Leased and owned land & houses 21, 22b, 23, & 27 from Robert Savage, 1827.

Patrick McDonald & Mary Ellen Brennan McDonald relatives taken from Reunion newspaper
Reunion #1, first since 1940 at Pine View Acres.
Descendants of Patrick and Mary Brennan McDonald immigrated to this area from Ireland in 1828. Their children; Alexander, Michael, Thomas, James, Jeremiah, John, William, Edward and Julia remained in Schuylkill County, PA.
Attending the reunion were:
Alex McDonald of Dover, NJ. Thomas Maley of Baltimore, MD.
Oldest male James McDonald of Allentown, PA. Rose Maley of Port Carbon, PA oldest female. Krisstine Schultz of Debran, NJ youngest child.
Mrs. Kathleen Rineker and family of Virginia Beach, VA. Thomas McDonald and family of Morgantown, PA.
Alex McDonald, Mary McDonald, Mrs. Eleanor Wressig and Arthur, Mrs. Catherine Towey, Mr. & Mrs. Marty Towey and Marty, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. George DeNapoli and Darcelle, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas DeNapoli and Jackie & Denise, Mr. Mildred Schultz, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Schultz and Cheryl, Mr. & Mrs. Russell James, Warren O’Neil, Terry Polklitas all of New Jersey. Mrs. Kathleen Riniker, Kathy, Shawn, Mandy and Billy all of Virginia Beach, VA.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Maley, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McMullin and children Bryon, Kelly and Erin, Mrs. Alice Gobster, Mr. & Mrs. William McDonald, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. William McDonald, Jr. and sons Bobby and Billy all of Maryland.
James McDonald and Mrs. Eleanor Hassler of Allentown, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ryan, Thomas and Patricia of Lebanon, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Louise Elliott, Mr. & Mrs. Louise Elliott, Jr., Laura Jane, Mrs. Helen Patrick all of Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ryan, children Edward & John of New York. Mrs. Marie McDonald, Philip Grillo of Reading, PA. Mrs. Mae Ryan Jones, Mrs. Nellie Perry of Shenandoah, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McDonald, children Susanne, Thomas, Edward and Brian of Morgantown, PA. Mrs. Anna McDonald and Joseph, Mrs. Mary Slotwinski, Elizabeth and Rose Mary, Mr. & Mrs. James Otto and Mary Anna all of Brockton, PA, Michael McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Gotsick, Mrs. James R. Evans, Mrs. Mary Folweiler and Thomas, Dorothy Boyle all of Kaska, PA.
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Trachte, Tom, Art, George, Mary, Peggy and Carl of Wyomissing, PA. Mrs. Rose Maley, Catherine Seigfried, William Seigfried, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brennan and Shannon all of Port Carbon, PA. Mr. & Mrs. John Patrick of Bryn Mawr, PA. Lois Hummell, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Williard of Schuylkill Haven. Barbara McDonald of Forrestville, PA. Mr. & Mrs John Boyle of Middleport, PA. Thomas & Violet O’Boyle of Cass Township, PA. Bart McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Sulikoski, Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Myro, Nora Sirianni all of New Philadelphia. Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Andruczyk and Edward of Shoemakerville, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pelachick, Carla, Michael and David of Temple, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Lee Fassnacht, Patrick and James of Pennside, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Guy Lengel, Mark, Alisa, Jessica and Matthew of Orwigsburg, PA. Mrs. Florence DeNapoli, Mrs. James Schuren, and children Jim, Jeff and Jane, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McDonald and children Patrick, Ellen and Michael, Joseph Fabiano, Mr. & Mrs. James McDonald and children Linda, Jimmy and Bobby. Mrs. Elizabeth Feeley, Mrs. Margaret Kelly, Mrs. Joseph Gretsky and children Karen and Joanne, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O’Boyle, Mrs. Mildred Stoudt, Mrs. Monica McCaffrey, Mrs. Theresa Brennan all of Pottsville, PA.
Sister Mary DePaul, Vincent Higgins, Florence Gray, Ben Botzer, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Brennan and daughter Melissa, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Wapinsky and children Heide, Holly, Gary and Kelly, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Setlock and children Ralph, Tommy and Ricky, Mr. & Mrs. James Love, Mrs. Frank Mansell and son Mark, Frank Uhrin, Ann Louise Tomashunis all of Saint Clair, PA.
Mrs. Eleanor Hale, Marguerite Stone, Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Shortz, Mrs. Isabelle Ketnr and son William, Mr. & Mrs. John Ketner and children Carole Ann and Margaret, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth McCarthy and children Joe Ellen, Donna and Shannon, Mrs. Robert Brennan and daughter Jule Ann, Catherine Hoke, Joseph Shellhammer, Mr. & Mrs. William McDonald and Mrs. Carmen LeGrande all of Mill Creek, PA.

Patrick McDonald & Mary Ellen Brennan McDonald relatives taken from Reunion newspaper
Reunion #2 held on August 19th at the Catholic War Veterans
Descendants of Patrick and Mary Brennan McDonald immigrated to this area from Ireland in 1828. Their children; Alexander, Michael, Thomas, James, Jeremiah, John, William, Edward and Julia remained in Schuylkill County, PA. Attending the reunion were:
Mrs. Rose Maley oldest woman
Bart McDonald oldest man
William Siegfried youngest child
Kathleen Rinker
Florence DeNapoli oldest granddaughter, Peg Trechte, Helen Patrick, Mrs. Margaret Purcell, Mrs. Liza Feeley, Betty Feeley, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McDonald. Mrs. Eleanor Hale, Mrs. George Hahn and daughter Karen of Pottsville, PA.
Mary O’Neil, Irene Correll, Bart McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Sulikoski of New Philadelphia
Mr. & Mrs. Gene Gotsick, Dorothy Boyle, Thomas & Mike McDonald, Mary Folweiler, Thomas Folweiler of Kaska, PA.
Mr. & Mrs. James Scheuren and Barbara of Forestville, PA.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Willard; Schuylkill Haven, PA.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McDonald and children Patrick, Ellen and Bretta Thompson of Reading, PA.
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pelachick of Temple, PA>
Mrs. Anna McDonald of Pennside, PA.
Mrs. Mary McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Trachte and family of Wyomissing, PA.
Nellie Perry of Shenandoah
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Brennan and daughter Molly of Levittown
Mrs. Helen Patrick, Mr. & Mrs. John Patrick and family, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Leary, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Elliott, Mrs. Rita McDonald all from Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Schultz, Mr. & Mrs. Russell James, Alex McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. M Marionas, Mrs. Catherine Towey, Mr. & Mrs. Leo Schneider and children Elaine, Leo, Larraine, Mr. & Mrs. George DeNapoli and family all from New Jersey.
Mr. & Mrs. James Love, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Brennan and daughter Melissa, Mr. & Mrs. James Kelly and family, Benny Botzer, Mrs. Frank Mansell, Frank Urhin all from Saint Clair, PA.
Cate Hoke, Mr. & Mrs. R. T. Brennan, Mrs. Anna Mae Sbord, Marguerite Stone, Mrs. Isabell Ketner and Carol Ann Ketner of Mill Creek, PA.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brennan and daughter Shannan, Mrs. Rose Maley, Mrs. William Siegfried, Mr. & Mrs. William Siegfried and son William, Mrs. Emma Schaffer of Port Carbon, PA.
Mr. & Mrs. Guy Lengel and children Mark, Alisa, Jessica, Matthew of Orwigsburg, PA.
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McMullin and family, Mr. & Mrss. William McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Maley of Baltimore Maryland.
Mrs. Kathleen Rinker and children Kathy, Shawn, Mindy, Brian of Virginia Beach, VA.

Patrick McDonald & Mary Ellen Brennan McDonald relatives taken from Reunion newspaper
Reunion #3 held at Beckville Fish & Game Club first week of August.
Descendants of Patrick and Mary Brennan McDonald immigrated to this area from Ireland in 1828. Their children; Alexander, Michael, Thomas, James, Jeremiah, John, William, Edward and Julia remained in Schuylkill County, PA. Attending the reunion were:
Marie McDonald, Marylou Scheuren, May Ryan Jones, Catherine & Billy Seigfreid and James Schneider of Pottsville, PA.
Florence DeNapoli, James & Dorothy Boyle, Bill Rineker.
Children Christine Schultz, Jamie Fassnacht, Patrick Fassnacht, Bobby McDonald, Bryan McMullen, Melissa Marinos, Jeff Scheuren, John Patrick, Elisa Lengel and Denise DeNapoli.
Local & out of towners:
Helen & John Patrick, Nina Boyle, Mr & Mrs. Frank Mansell, Mark Mansell, Mr. & Mrs. Guy Lengel; Mark, Elisa, Jessica and Matt Lengel, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Pelachick, Michael & David Pelachick, Mr. & Mrs. Tom DeNapoli, Denise DeNapoli, Mr. & Mrs. Chuck McDonald, Chucky & Kathy McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Bill McDonald.
Mr. & Mrs. James Schneider, Leo, Laurie and Elaine Schneider, Dorothy Boyle, Catherine Seigfried, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Seigfried, Billy Seigfried, Rose Maley, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Schultz, Kristine Shultz, Florence McDonald, Jim McDonald, Bobby & Linda McDonald, Cindy (McDonald) Andruczyk, Eddie Andruczyk, Eliza Feeley, Betty Feeley, Isabel Ketner, Carol Ann, Jackie & Susie Ketner, Anna May Sborz, Mr. & Mrs. Leo Schneider, Roger & Jane Schneider, Helen Brennan.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Lee Fassnacht, Jamie & Patrick Fassnacht, Mr. & Mrs. Louise Elliott, Laura & Susan Elliott, Mr. & Mrs. James Love, Peggy Marinos, Margaret, Maria, Melissa & Jim Marinos, Catherine Towey, Mr. & Mrs. John Boyle, James Boyle, Mr. & Mrs. George DeNapoli, Mary Ryan Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Maley, Billy Rineker, Bryan McMullen, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Leary, Shannon Leary, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Trachte; children George, Mary & Carol Trachte, Mrs. Anna McDonald, Sister Mary DePaul, Marguerite Stone, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Williard, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Gotsick, Mr. & Mrs. Joe McDonald, Ellen and Maureen McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. James Scheuren, Jim, Jeff and Jane Scheuren.

Patrick McDonald & Mary Ellen Brennan McDonald relatives taken from Reunion newspaper
Reunion #4 held at Pottsville Catholic War Veterans Post on August 14, 1978
Descendants of Patrick and Mary Brennan McDonald immigrated to this area from Ireland in 1828. Their children; Alexander, Michael, Thomas, James, Jeremiah, John, William, Edward and Julia remained in Schuylkill County, PA. Attending the reunion were:
Oldest surviving granddaughters of the founders Rose Maley & Florence DeNapoli
Oldest man Jerry McDonald. Youngest child Laura Hogland.
Mary McDonald, Catherine Towney of Riverside, NJ, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas DeNapoli and Denise of Delray, NJ. Mr. & Mrs. Fred Schultz and daughters Kristine and Nellie, Mr. & Mrs. Russell James and children Sharon and Corey, Mr. & Mrs. George DeNapoli and daughter Darcelle, Mount Holley, NJ
J. M. McCrane of Moorestown, NJ. Steven & Clare Woods of Vincentown, NJ. Thomas Maley family and Mr. & Mrs. William McDonald of Baltimore, MD. Kitty Rineker family of Virginia Beach, VA. Nina Elliott of Philadelphia, PA. Marie McDonald, Patrick McDonald, Philip Grillo, Anna McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Lee Fassneckt and sons Patrick & Jamie of Reading, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Trachter of Wyomissing, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Guy Lengel and children Mark, Alice, Jessica & Matthew of New Holland, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pelochick and sons Michael & David of Mohrsville, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Gotsick, Dorothy Boyle of Kaska, PA. Margaret Mansell of Saint Clair, PA. Rose Maley, Catherine Siegfried, Mr. & Mrs. William Siegfried and sons, Elmer Scheaffer of Port Carbon, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Willard of Summit Station. Mr. & Mrs. Charles McDonald and children Charles and Cathy of Mahanoy City, PA. Sister Mary DePaul of Minersville, PA, Catherine Hoak, Sara Brennan, Elanor Hale, Isabel Ketner and children Carol Ann, Jackie and Susan. Anna Mae Sborz of Mill Creek, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. McDonald, Michael McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. James McDonald and children Linda, James and Bobby, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McDonald, Florence DeNapoli, Elizabeth Feeley, Betty Feeley, Mr. & Mrs. John Klemer, Sr. from Pottsville, PA.

Patrick McDonald & Mary Ellen Brennan McDonald relatives taken from Reunion newspaper
Reunion #5 held at Christy Joy Catering, Deer Park, PA on August 14
Descendants of Patrick and Mary Brennan McDonald immigrated to this area from Ireland in 1828. Their children; Alexander, Michael, Thomas, James, Jeremiah, John, William, Edward and Julia remained in Schuylkill County, PA. Attending the reunion were:
Oldest man and woman; James Boyle and Mrs. Rose Maley.

Mrs. Charles McDonald and Mrs. James Scheuren of Pottsville, PA. Mrs. Rose Maley and Mrs. Florence DeNapoli surviving granddaughter. Youngest child was Billy Seigfried. James Gotsick of Kentucky traveled the longest.
Prayer & remembrance for recently deceased, Sister Mary DePaul.
Dorothy Boyle, James Boyle, Sara Brennan, George & Rosemary DeNapoli, Denis DeNapoli, Florence DeNapoli, Lou & Karen Elliott, Sue & Laura Elliott, Nina Elliott, Dorothy & Bill Evans, Jim & Theresa Evans, Eugene & Jenny Gotsick, James Gotsick, Eleanor Hale, Catherine Hoke, Frank Uhrin, Isabel Ketner, Jackie, Carol Ann and Susie Ketner, Gloria & Guy Lengel, Alissa, Mark, Jessica and Matthew Lengel, Rose Maley, Catherine Seigfried, Mim & Bill Seigfried, Billy Seigfried, Tom & Ellen Maley, Sharon & Pat McMullin, Brian & Kelly McMullen, Kitty Rineker, Mandy, Billy & Shawn Rineker, Kathy & Bill Hoagland, Monica McCaffrey, Peggy Marinos, Margie, Marie, Jim and Missy Marino.
Chuck & Katherine McDonald, Charlie & Kathleen McDonald, Anna McDonald, Pat & Jamie Fassnacht, Jim & Joad McDonald, Linds, Jimmy & Bobby McDonald, Jose & Marie McDonald, Maureen, Patrick, Ellen and Pat McDonald, William McDonald, Jim & Joanne Kane, Jimmy Kane, Betty LaGrande, Billy McDonald, Alice McDonald, Stacia McDonald, Jerry & Florence McDonald, Frank & Bixie Mancell, Eliza Feeley, Carla & Mike Pelachick, Mike & David Pelchick, Anna Mae Sborz, Jim & Marylou Scheuren, Jimmy, Jeff & Jane Scheuren, Fred & Joyce Schultz, Kristine Schults, Mary & Joseph Sulicoski, Diane, Donna & Chris Sulicoski, Marguerite Stone, Arthur & Frances Trachte, Mary, Peggy, Carl & George Trachte, Jim & Mary Schneider, Elaine, Roger, Jane & Lorraine Schneider, Jean & Leo Schneider, Catherine Towey, Mary & Charles Williard, Sister Mary DePaul, Paul & Betsy Leary, Shannon Leary, Clare & Steve Woods, Stevie & Shayne Woods.

Attached are some family stories and a newspaper article on a family reunion that I would like to share with you. You e-mailed me several weeks ago through Ancestry.com and revealed that we have 3rd Great Grandparents in common. The stories relate to Patrick & Mary Ellen (Brennan) McDonald's son Thomas' family. Thomas's daughter Isabelle married Robert Shellhammer and their son Joseph (my Grandfather) was raised in the McDonald homestead.
I believe these stories to be compiled by Alexander McDonald son of Thomas's son Alex. Although the stories are more tradition than historical, Uncle Alex was an educator and detailed in his attempt to capture these family memories.
I hope you enjoy them!
Sincerely,
Pam Weir
pweir1624@gmail.com

INTERNET POSTINGS
Rachel Fafinski
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Source: Internet Posting, Nov. 20, 2003
Hi.
Looking for information on Alexander (Alex) Mcdonald Born 16 Sep 1844 in Pennsylvania. Died December 1 1914 in Melrose Iowa. Wife was Mary Knowles. She was born in 1850 in Wapello County Iowa and died 24 Dec 1916.She is buried in Melrose Iowa as well. They had at least 9 kids together. Thank you!

Name: Alexander "Alec" McDonald
Sex: Male
Father: James McDonald (abt 1811 - Feb 15, 1887)
Mother: Ellen Nolan (abt 1811 - Aug 24, 1878)
Individual Facts
Birth Sep 16, 1844 Pennsylvania
Death Dec 1, 1914 (age 70) Melrose, Jackson Twp., Monroe County, Iowa
Burial Dec 1914 (age 70) Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Melrose, Monroe County, Iowa
Cemetery Ref. 300890
IGSRef 58
Obit (Need)
Marriages/Children
1. Mary Knowles
Marriage 1862 or Nov 25, 1868 (age 18) Monroe County, Iowa
Children Ellen Amelia "Ella" McDonald (Sep 18, 1869 - Nov 29, 1937)
Margaret Cecelia "Maggie" McDonald (Jul 21, 1871 - Apr 1, 1937)
Elizabeth M. McDonald (Apr 8, 1873 or Apr 8, 1979 - May 23, 1920)
Agnes Catherine McDonald (Apr 28, 1873 - 1941)
James McDonald (1875 - )
Joseph P McDonald (Feb 26, 1877 - Sep 13, 1949)
Franklin Edward "Frank" McDonald (Mar 4, 1881 - 1957)
John Henry "Jack" McDonald (Feb 6, 1884 - Dec 18, 1942)
Anna McDonald (Feb 6, 1884 - Sep 6, 1889)
Arthur McDonald (1886 - )
Clara McDonald (1888 - )
Teresa McDonald (1891 - )
William "Willie" McDonald (Aug 21, 1893 - Mar 28, 1894)

Name: Mary Knowles
Sex: Female
Father: Patrick Knowles (Feb 23, 1813 or Feb 23, 1819 - Dec 17, 1890)
Mother: Margarette Delaney (abt Apr 14, 1820 - Aug 14, 1898)
Individual Facts
Birth Nov 18, 1850 Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa
Death Dec 24, 1915 (age 65) Melrose, Jackson Twp., Monroe County, Iowa
Burial Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Melrose, Monroe County, Iowa
Cemetery Ref. 300900
IGSRef 58
Obit Albia Republican, Dec. 30, 1915
Marriages/Children
1. Alexander "Alec" McDonald
Marriage 1862 or Nov 25, 1868 (age 12) Monroe County, Iowa
Children Ellen Amelia "Ella" McDonald (Sep 18, 1869 - Nov 29, 1937)
Margaret Cecelia "Maggie" McDonald (Jul 21, 1871 - Apr 1, 1937)
Elizabeth M. McDonald (Apr 8, 1873 or Apr 8, 1979 - May 23, 1920)
Agnes Catherine McDonald (Apr 28, 1873 - 1941)
James McDonald (1875 - )
Joseph P McDonald (Feb 26, 1877 - Sep 13, 1949)
Franklin Edward "Frank" McDonald (Mar 4, 1881 - 1957)
John Henry "Jack" McDonald (Feb 6, 1884 - Dec 18, 1942)
Anna McDonald (Feb 6, 1884 - Sep 6, 1889)
Arthur McDonald (1886 - )
Clara McDonald (1888 - )
Teresa McDonald (1891 - )
William "Willie" McDonald (Aug 21, 1893 - Mar 28, 1894)
Notes (Individual)
Birth (Nov 18, 1850 or Nov 19, 1851):
Agnes McDonald/O'Brien's death records states that her mother was born in Keokuk, IA.
Obit:
Mrs. Alexander McDonald died at her home on North Elm Street, Friday, Dec. 24, at 9:45 a.m. after a lingering illness of several months.
Mrs. McDonald was born at Keokuk, Nov. 18, 1849. She was married to Mr. McDonald in 1862, at Georgetown. They purchase a farm west of Melrose. There the family of thirteen children were born, two dying in infancy. After leaving the farm, they came to Melrose and resided here for several years. Mr. McDonald preceded her a little over a year ago, dying Dec. 1, 1914. Mrs. McDonald failed rapidly since his death.
Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic church Monday, Dec. 27. Solemn High Mass was celebrated by Rev. W. J. McCormick assisted by Rev. P. J. Murphy of Georgetown, and Rev. Father Albert Conception, Mo. Father McCormick preached a touching funeral sermon.
She leaves to mourn their loss 5 sons, James, Joseph, John, Frank, Arthur, 6 daughters, Mrs. J. J. O'Brien, Mrs. J. P. Hannam, Mrs. Henry Hannam, Hrs. T. P. Carr, Mrs. J. B. Murray, and Mrs. J. J. O'Conner, of Omaha, 39 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. S. Riordan, Mrs. Chas. McEniry of Sedalia, Mo., 2 brothers, James D. Knowles and Patrick Knowles of Kansas City, Kansas.
The pall bearers all nephews of the deceased, were; S. M. Riordan, W. S. Knowles, James Lahart, Edward McDonald, John Stone, Jas. F. McDonald.
Chas. Carr of West Liberty, a brother-in-law, attended the funeral, besides many old time relatives and friends.
Source Albia Republican, Dec, 30, 1915

BRENNAN'S
Patrick James Brennan BROTHERS
Mark John Brennan (1810) married Mary Ellen Unknown (1808) born in Ireland living in New Hampshire 1880 NH Census
They had several children:
1. John Brennan (1835-1908); Ireland died before 1910 PA Census. He married Martha Kane (1836); Ireland. 1910 PA Census lists her as a widow.
John Brennan & Martha Kane children:
A. Patrick Brennan (Feb 1863-) married Theresa Unknown (Nov 1868-)
B. Michael Brennan (1857/1859) 1860 PA Census
C. Kate Catherine Brennen (1856/1858) 1860 PA Census
D. Margaret Anne Brennen (July 1853) 1874 marriage to Francis P. Garrity (June 1853-) 1860 PA Census. They had seven living children:
1. Margaret Claire Garrity (1875- 14 Jan 1971); PA married Robert F. Bolan (1871-1919)
2. John P Garrity (Jul 1877 -1935); PA
3. Owen J Garrity (Oct 1879 -); PA
4. James E Garrity (March 1881-); PA married two women
1st wife Hannah Unknown (1884-)
a. Harold T. Garrity (1906-); NY
b. Genevieve Garrity (1908-); NY
2nd wife Mary B. Unknown Garrity (-)
5. Katie A Garrity (Dec 1885 -); PA
6. Francis M Garrity (Apr 1888 -); PA married Hannah Unknown Garritty (1883-)
a. Helen J Garrity (1905-)
b. Harold T Garrity (1906-)
c. Genevieve Garrity (1908-)
7. Mary Garrity (Jan 1881-) France ?
E. Anna Brennen (April 1857-) not listed in 1860 PA Census
F. Edward Brennen (Oct 1870-) not listed in 1860 PA Census
G. Katharine Kane (1846-) 1860 PA Census living with John Brennen & Martha Kane
H. Thomas J. Brennen (1882-) 1910 Census
I. Patrick Brennen (1874-) 1910 PA Census has (1964) also?
2. Bridget Brennan (1838) born in Ireland living with Ellen; both are widows in 1880 NH Census.
3. Michael E. Brennan (Sept 1838-) in 1867 married Mary Unknown Brennan (July 1841-) both were from Ireland. 10—PA census lists them as having seven children with three surviving.
A. John J. Brennan (19 Jun 1884- Mar 1968) married 1st wife Catherine Unknown; WWI draft of 1918. 2nd wife Laura E. Kehoe (Mar 1885-Dec 1962) 1900 PA Census; occupation brakeman for rail road. WWII draft dated Sept 1942 list Laura as wife.
*NOTE* 1st Ray G. Harrison (29 Nov 1886-Jan 1981); emigrated from Canada in 1885 & naturalized 1906. Ray Garvin Harrison PARENTS Richard William Alexander Harrison (1859-Jan 1918); Belfast, Ireland & Mary Eidolon Haddock (30 December 1858 -); Michigan. DIVORCED sometime in 1918. CROSS REFERENCE
*NOTE* 2nd husband John J. Brennan (19 Jun 1884- Mar 1968)
CHILDREN:
1. John Brennan (1915)
2. Alice Brennan (1919)
3. George Brennan (1920)
4. Joseph Brennan (1921)
5. Cyrilla Brennan (1923)
6. Viola Brennan (1924
7. Martha Marie Mary Harrison (1912)
8. Dorothy Florence Harrison (1909-1935) married 1928 1st husband Harry Stockton Ream (1904-1930) married after 1930 2nd husband
B. Daniel Brennan (Nov 1881-)
C. Mary Jane Brennan married a Michael Purcell [listed on WWI John J. Brennan draft]
D. Annie Brennan (1885)
E. Mary Brennan (1882)
4. Mark J. Brennan (1848-1915) born in Ireland. First wife was Theresa Unknown. He then married Mary Walsh (1825) of Scotland and lived in Carbondale, PA. They had several children:
A. Mark J. Brennan Jr. (August 2, 1878-January 21, 1926) born in Carbondale, Schuylkill county, PA married Mary Elizabeth (1850-1931) Scotland died in Carbondale, PA.
Their children:
a. Mary Frances Brennan (1896)
b. Blanche Brennan (April 22, 1897-July 15, 1955) born Carbondale, PA married James Moran born Carbondale, PA (February 14, 1896-December 6, 1960) East Orange, NJ.
They had six children:
1. Thomas Moran (September 12, 1934-October 30, 1998) born in Carbondale, PA and died in Florida. He married a Massey.
They had six children:
a. Moran Boy no information available at this time.
b Moran Boy no information available at this time.
c. Barbara Moran (October 27, 1962-June 25, 2001) Born in Passaic, JJ and died in Saddlebrook, NJ
d. Moran Girl no information available at this time.
e. Moran Girl no information available at this time.
f. Moran Girl no information available at this time.
2. James Moran (1927-1987) born in Carbondale, PA married Mary Mannion. They had two children:
a. Moran Girl no information available at this time.
b. Moran Boy no information available at this time.
3. Romayne Moran (1925-1991) born in Carbondale, PA. married Jack McInerney (1920-1994) born in Carbondale, PA.
4. Jane Moran (July 14, 1923-April 24, 2002) born in Carbondale, PA and died in Nevada.
5. Mary Anna Moran (May 7, 1922-1931) born in Carbondale, PA.
d. John Brennan (June 23, 1901-) born in Carbondale, PA.
e. James Brennan (Oct 1, 1903-) born in Carbondale, PA.
f. Alexander Brennan (September 8, 1906-May 10, 1960) born and died in Carbondale, PA.
g. Joseph Brennan (October 4, 1908-) Carbondale, PA.
B. Jeremiah Brennan (January, 1872) married Mary Unknown (July, 1874). They had seven children; four survived.
1. Joseph (September, 1891)
2. Thomas (November, 1893)
3. Alfonso (July, 1895)
4. William (April, 1898)
5. Unknown Brennan child, deceased.
6. Unknown Brennan child, deceased.
7. Unknown Brennan child, deceased.
5. William F. Brennan (1852-1926) born in Ireland. Buried at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Cenetary section 1 row 16. He married & had several children.
A. Thomas Brennan married Mae Larkin lived in a small section of School Row in Branchdale, PA
*NOTE* Bridget Quinn was Mae Larkin’s grandmother who married John Larkin. Bridget died when she was young; Mae Larkin then lived with her grandmother.
B. Paul Vincent Brennan (July 7, 1894-November 20, 1950) married Louise Collins. One child known:
C. Lucille Brennan deceased
D. Winifred Brennan lived in a small section of School Row in Branchdale, PA.
E. Martin Brennan lived in a small section of School Row in Branchdale, PA.
F. James Brennan (3 May 1863) lived in a small section of School Row in Branchdale, PA. Served in Company F during the Civil War. He was killed in Second Battle of Fredericksburg, VA, May 3, 1863
6. Patrick James Brennan SISTER Margaret Brennan (Apr 23, 1810-Dec 23, 1878) born and died in Carlow, Ireland married Patrick Moran Byrne (Nov 15 1862) born and died Carlow, Ireland and had children. 1851 England Census
1. Bridget Ellen Byrne (1836) Ireland. 1860 Louisiana Census lists her as a servant. 1851 England Census
2. Ann Byrne (1838) 1851 England Census
3. Catharine Byrne (1840) 1851 England Census
4. Maria Byrne (1843) 1851 England Census
5. Eliza Byrne (1850) 1851 England Census
7. Edward Brennan (1825-March 1979); Ireland. Died from miners asthma which is listed census year May 1880 Schuylkill, PA on the same page as Patrick McDonald (1808) death!
A. Edward H. Brennan (1848-) married Julia O’Rourke (1850-)
1. William Brennan (1868-1913-)
2. Edward H. Brennan Jr. (1870-)
3. Eleanore Brennan (May 30, 1870-Jan 28, 1938) marriage to John J. McDonald (Oct, 1862–1918) May 2, 1888 and had fifteen children. CROSS REFERENCE
4. John Francis Brennan (1874-) married Virginia Ann Clarkes (19 March 1857-24 Dec 1943)
5. James Brennan (1876-) married Ellen Unknown (1878-) 1940 Cass PA Census
a. George Brennan (1919-) 1940 Cass PA Census
b. William Brennan (1907-) married Mary Unknown (1906-) 1940 Cass Census
1. Joseph Brennan (1936-) 1940 Cass PA Census
6. Charles Brennan (1878-)
B. Margaret Brennan (1886-); PA single 1940 Cass PA Census
C. Patrick Brennan (1888-); PA single 1940 Cass PA Census; miner
8. Margaret Brennan (1836-) on 27 July 27 1853 marriage to John Sunderland Sr. (1830-29 March 29 1877); Ireland at St. Stephan's
Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon, PA. He first appears in the Schuylkill Census in 1850, in East Norwegian Township; Port Carbon. 1860 Schuylkill Census, John and Margaret are living in Middleport, in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County with three children. His occupation is a Coal Miner. 21 Feb 1877 John Sunderland is injured by the Monkey Rollers at Indian Ridge Colliery, Shenandoah, Pa. (Source: The 1877 Annual Mine inspectors Report, Pa) John Sunderland is buried in Annunciation Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, Pa. John was enlisted into Company E, of the 48th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers at Silver Creek, Pa. April 11, 1863, John is discharged from the Army with a certificate of disability. He was wounded in the right arm on December 13, 1862 at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. His arm was amputated to the shoulder due to the gunshot wound. On his discharge, he is described as 31 yrs of age, 5' 5 1/2", light complexion, lt. grey eyes, light hair, and by occupation a miner. Sept. 1, 1863 John is granted a Civil War Pension in the amount of $8.00 a month Sept. 1866 Pension is increased to $15.00 a month. In the 1870 Schuylkill Census, they are living in Jacksons Patch, Mahanoy Township.
Margaret Brennan & John Sunderland, Sr. Children:
A. John Sunderland Jr. (1891-) Shenandoah PA 1910 married Clare Unknown (1901-)
B. Clara Sunderland (1903-) Shenandoah PA 1910
C. William Sunderland (1895-) Shenandoah PA 1910
D. Helen Sunderland (1897-) Shenandoah PA 1910
E. Sherman Sunderland (1899-) Shenandoah PA 1910
F. Agnes Sunderland (1901-) Shenandoah PA 1910
G. Richard Sunderland (1904-) Shenandoah PA 1910
H. Mary Sunderland (1906-) Shenandoah PA 1910 married a Quinn
I. Gladys M Sunderland (1908-) Shenandoah PA 1910
J. Benjamin Sunderland (1893-) Shenandoah PA 1910
K. Margaret Sunderland (1896-) Shenandoah PA 1910
L. Ann Sunderland (1904-) Shenandoah PA 1910

James Patrick Brennan (1800-23 March 1863); parish of St. John's, County Roscommon, Ireland buried at St. Patrick’s #2 Cemetery
1st wife Sarah Unknown (1875-); Ireland
2nd wife Margaret Mary Kelly; Ireland
James Patrick Brennan & Children:
1. Thomas Joseph (or Joseph Thomas) Brennan (1824) a 1851 England Census Listed son Thomas age 7 (1844)
Married 22 years in 1910 Ill Census and had 12 children living. Arrived in United States 1885
A. Thomas J. Brennan (1861) Coal miner born in Kilkenny, Ireland he married Ellen Kate Mulhall (1867). Home in 1900; Springfield Ward 1, Sangamon, Illinois
Thomas J. Brennan & Ellen children known:
B. Mary J. Brennan (November 16, 1889-June, 1977) born in Illinois she arrived married Albert E. Hagele (1887)
Mary Brennan & Albert Hagele children:
A. Albert E Hagele (1914)
B. Evelyn M Hagele (August 1921) SSN: 359-42-0738 Last Residence: 62629 Chatham, Sangamon, Illinois, United States of America
C. Bridget Brennan (1890)
D. Patrick Brennan (1891)
E. Ellen Brennan (1892)
F. Thomas Brennan (1893)
G. "Maggie" Margaret Brennan (1894)
H. Martin Brennan (1899)
I. James Brennan (1909)
J. Nellie Brennan (1892)
2. Mary “Marie” Brennan (1839) born in Ireland. 1860 marriage to Owen Deady (January 8, 1839); Ireland.
Mary “Marie” Brennan & Owen Deady children:
A. Thomas E. Deady (July, 1861-March 15, 1932) born in Rhode Island.
B. John F. Deady (1863-December 10, 1905) born in Conn.
C. Eugene Deady (January, 1865-December,1938) PA born.
D. Mary Ellen Deady (May, 1868) born in Mass she married Francis Kennedy. One child that we know of:
1. Francis Wheaton Kennedy
E. Hannah M. Deady (July, 1869) born in Mass.
F. William H. Deady (June, 1872) born in Mass.
G. Emma V. Deady (July, 1876) born in Mass.
H. Jeremiah "Jerry" M. Deady (September, 1878) born in Rhode Island.
3. Bridget Brennan (1838) born in Ireland married a McDonald and resided in Philadelphia, PA 1870 Philadelphia Census.
Bridget Brennan & a McDonald children:
A. Kate McDonald (1853)
B. James McDonald (1851)
C. Martin McDonald (1859)
D. Mary McDonald (1861)
4. Edward J. Brennan (1840) born in Ireland he married Mary Anna Unknown (1835) of Ireland.
Edward J. Brennan & Mary Anna Unknown children:
A. Lizzie Brennan (1866) born in Ireland
B. Patrick Brennan (March 18, 1868-1930) born in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland emigrated in 1883/1890 when he was 20. He was naturalized in 1910; 1920 Mass Census. He married Mary T. Boyle They had one child. A sister Sady Boyle (March, 1877) was living with them in 1900.
Patrick Brennan & Mary T. Boyle children:
1. Mammy P. Brennan (November, 1893) born in Pennsylvania. 1900 PA Census
1st wife Mary T. Boyle (May, 1865-Nov 1893) born in Pennsylvania.
2nd Hannah L. Casey (Sept 1973-) she immigrated when in 1893 from Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland. She was naturalized in 1910 as per 1920 Mass Census. Her brother John Casey (Dec 1863) of Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland was living with Patrick & Hannah in 1900 Mass Census with two children at that time.
Patrick & Hannah Brennan as having six children with five living; 1910 Mass Census
2. Daniel Casey Brennan (Sept 24, 1898-Sept 8, 1978) SS# 266-54-8885 was born in Mass Census married Alice E. LeClair (1906) of Mass in 1924 and had one child that is known. Alice’s brother Romeo J. LeClair (1913) was living with them in 1930 Mass Census. Their parents were of French Canadian decent.
a. Daniel J. Brennan (1930) born in Mass 1930 Mass Census
3. Margaret M. Brennan (Sept, 1898/1900) born in Mass 1910 Census
4. Ellen V. Brennan (1902) born in Mass 1910 Census
5. Catharine T. Brennan (1903) born in Mass 1910 Census
6. John W. Brennan (1905) born in Mass 1910 Census
7. Edward J Brennan 8 (1912) 1920 Mass Census
8. Louise A Brennan 5 (1915) 1920 Mass Census
9. May (1894)
10. William E (1896-1964)
C. Edward J. Brennan, Jr. (Aug, 1870) born in Pennsylvania he married Hannah Pricilla Unknown (May, 1872) of Pennsylvania in 1894. They had four children and lived in McAdoo, Pennsylvania; 1900 PA Census.
Edward Brennan, Jr. & Hannah children:
1. May Brennan (Sept 5, 1894) 1900 PA Census
2. William E. Brennan (April 1, 1896-1964) 1900 PA Census married Edith Stevenson (1907-1948) and had two children. He was living with his widowed mother Hannah and sister Mary Brennan Higgins in 1930 Pottsville Census
a. Kenneth Brennan who married a Romeo
b. Female Brennan
3. Ella Brennan (Dec 5, 1896-July 20, 1955) 1900 PA Census married Edwin Bangs (1898) in 1925 who was from Iowa; 1930 Philadelphia, PA Census
a. Joseph Bangs (1926) born in PA
b. Edward Bangs (1928) born in PA
4. James Brennan (Dec, 1899) 1900 PA Census married Loretta Unknown (1901-) 1940 Schuylkill Census
a. Thomas Brennan (1929-) 1940 Schuylkill Census
b. Mary Brennan (1932-) 1940 Schuylkill Census
c. James Brennan Jr. (1939-) 1940 Schuylkill Census
5. Mary Brennan (1900) married John Higgins (1900)
D. John W. Brennan (1872) born in Pennsylvania married a Anna Kowalski
1. John Joseph Brennan (7 Oct 1920-21 Nov 1985) WWI Veteran buried at Calvery Cemetary. He married Unknown; three children.
a. Living Brennan child
b. Living Brennan child
c. Living Brennan child
E. James E. Brennan (1864) born in New York 1880 Census
F. Maria Brennan 24 (1857) Ireland 1891 Ireland Census
G. Thomas Brennan 20 (1870) Ireland 1891 Ireland Census
5. John James Brennan (1835-23 April 1898) came to the States from Ireland as young man settling in Pottsville, Pa. He was a shoemaker. Birth year is different for several censuses. It was fashionable to fib about age for getting work. He served in the Civil War Company "F", 96th Pa. Volunteers on the Pennsylvania monument at Gettysburg. July 2nd and 3rd 1863 Gettsburg, Pennsylvania. John J Brennan joined the 1st call for volunteer's in April 1865. This was for a 90 day enlistment. He was in Company K of the 9th Pennsylvania Infantry. This unit was called "The Port Carbon Rifles". After the 90 days were up they come home. Then in September of the same year the 96th Pennsylvania was formed in Pottsville. John J Brennan entered this unit as a sarge ant in Company "F". As the war went on John J Brennan rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was discharged in October 1864. He was in the battle of Gettysburg but his regiment arrived on the field of battle on the end of the 2nd day. As a result his unit which was in the wheat field missed the heavy fighting which was further north the 3rd day of the battle. Not one member of the 96th was killed at Gettysburg. From the Pottsville Republican newspaper dated March 25, 1891, John J. Brennan of New Street was called to the bedside of his brother Patrick, at Jackson's Patch yesterday. He is seriously ill. Funeral notice from the Pottsville Republican dated October 22,1889. Lieut. Brennan of the "Gallant 96th," attended the funeral of Harry Strouse this afternoon. He married Catherine Mary Colebraker "Colby” (Sep 1843-29 March 1893) on 23 April 1865. John and Catherine are buried at St. Patrick’s #3 Cemetery in Pottsville. Francis Colebreaker 70 (1810) father-in-law 1880 Schuylkill Census was living with them during this census *NOTE* Catherine Mary Colebraker last name is spelled Kohlbrecher!
John James Brennan & Catherine Mary Colebraker "Colby children were 1870 & 1880 Schuylkill Census:
A. James Andrew Brennan (14 May 1867-1923) 1860, 1870 & 1880 Schuylkill Census marriage to Mary Agnes Curran (13 Feb 1867-16 June 1944); Pottsville, PA
CHILDREN:
1. Catherine Brennan (Feb 1893-1911)
2. Katharine Brennan (1893-)
3. Regina Dolores Brennan (29 July 1894-24 Oct 1974) 1912 marriage to August Mann (6 March 1892-March 1966); 7 living Male Mann
a. Edwin Mann 16 (1914-) 1930 worked as a river passer in ship yard
b. August Mann 13 (1917-)
c. Joseph Mann 11 (1919-)
d. Living Male Mann
e. Living Male Mann
f. Living Male Mann
g. Living Male Mann
4. Agnes Brennan (July 1896-)
5. Francis Brennan (Oct 1898-)
6. Frances Brennan (1899-)
7. David Brennan (17 March 1900-Oct 1975) 1930 Schuylkill census lists him living with sister Regina Dolores Mann; occupation sheet mentalists’ in ship yard.
B. Mary Ellen Brennen (25 April 1872-20 Aug 1960) 1880 Schuylkill Census 1870 Census. Never married
C. Francis Henry Brennen (28 April 1874-5 Dec 1898) 1880 Schuylkill Census 6 December 1898 , New Street, Norwegian Township From the Pottsville Republican. Dated December 6,1898. DIED Brennan-At New St., on Monday, Dec. 5th, 1898, Francis H. Brennan, aged 25 years. Funeral Friday morning December 9th, to proceed to St. Patrick's church, Pottsville, where High Mass will be celebrated at 10 o'clock. Interment in No. 3 Catholic cememtery. Friends and relatives invited to attend. 9 December 1898 , New Street, Norwegian Township From the Pottsville Republican. Dated December 9,1898. Deaths And Funerals The funeral of the last Francis Brennan took place from his late residence New St., this morning at 9 o'clock. High Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick's church at 10 o'clock. Rev. F. J. McGovern officiating. He also preached a very touching sermon. The floral offerings were very beautiful. Interment in No. 3 cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held. Undertaker R. A. Waldron in charge.
D. George Albert Brennen (27 Nov 1876-9 Nov 1928) 1880 Schuylkill Census buried at St. Patrick’s #3 Cemetery in Pottsville Newspaper Snippet November 10, 1928 , New Street, Norwegian Township. From the Pottsville Republican. Dated November 10,1928. MT. LAFFEE MAN IS DEAD DUE TO FALL Albert Brennan, 53, Fractures Skull in Drop From Bedroom Window of His Home VICTIM OF MINERS ASTHMA Suffering from miners asthma, Albert Brennan, 53 years old, last evening, fell from his bedroom window, in the second story of the home of his sister, Miss Mary Brennan, with who he lived, at New Street, Mt. Laffee, and met instant death. He was accustomed to seat himself at the open window in order to better get the fresh air which relieved heavy breathing occasioned by a closed room. The deceased was employed as a laborer at the Beechwood colliery and was single. His tragic death was discovered by his sisters, Misses Mary and Maria Brennan, when they returned home about 9:30 o'clock after spending the early part of the evening visiting a neighbor. The body lay in the yard just below the window. Dr. Angelo Gallo, of this city, who was summoned, pronounced death as due to a fractured skull. Claude A. Lord, of this city, deputy coroner, who made an investigation, deemed an inquest unnecessary. The latter directed that the body be turned over to Undertaker T. D. Bergan who will prepare it for burial. The funeral will be held next Tuesday morning. Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Pottsville. Brennan was the son of the late John Brennan and Catherine Kohlbraker. Several sisters and brothers survive.
E. Patrick Brennan (1863) married Bridget McClusky (1872). They had eight children.
1. Julia Brennan (1892)
2. Robert A. Brennan (1895) married Alice McPhillips (1890). They lived in Philadelphia, PA and had three children that are known:
a. Helen Brennan (1914) married James Healey
b. Marie Brennan (1916-2002) married Herbert Phillips. They had four children:
1. Marie Phillips born in Philadelphia, PA and married Martin Stenson
2. Herbert Phillips born in Philadelphia, PA.
3. James Phillips born in Philadelphia, PA.
c. Alice Maria Brennan (1918) born in Philadelphia, PA and married John D. Hunter (1912-1951). They have five children:
1. Robert Hunter (1944-1945)
2. Unknown Hunter
3. Unknown Hunter
4. Unknown Hunter
5. Unknown Hunter
3. Catherine Brennan (1896)
4. Josephine “Emma” Brennan (1899-1979) married “Stu” Stewart Crawford
5. Charles Brennan (1900)
6. Frank Brennan (1903)
7. Maria Brennan (1905)
8. Joseph Brennan (1907)
F. William John Brennan (1852-1938)
G. Alexander Brennan
H. Michael Brennan (1859)
I. Annie Marie Brennan (12 Apr 1868-20 Apr 1937) 1870 & 1880 Schuylkill Census. She married James Thomas Quinn, Jr. (Oct 1967-) 1880 Pottsville Census. He worked for a while in Walgreen’s, Pottsville. CROSS REFERENCE
Annie Marie Brennan & James Thomas Quinn, Jr. children:
1. Helen M Quinn (1888) 1910 PA Census
2. John Quinn (1890) 1910 PA Census
3. James J Quinn (1894) 1910 PA Census
4. Harry Quinn (1898) 1910 PA Census
5. Anna M Quinn (1902) 1910 PA Census
6. Kenneth Quinn (1908) 1910 PA Census
2nd marriage 1898 to John Nicholas Curran (31 May 1873-2 Sept 1910)
Annie Marie Brennan & John Nicholas Curran Children:
7. Catherine Curran (26 Jan 1898- 8 May 1898)
8. Estella Curran (12 May 1899-7 Apr 1969)
9. Mary C Curran (24 Jan 1902-7 Aug 1989)
10. Rose Curran (2 Mar 1904-1910)
11. Nicholas J Curran (19 Oct 1907- 3 Oct 1982)
12. Veronica Curran (9 Feb 1910-28 Oct 1936)
J. Thomas H. Brennan (May, 1867-August 20, 1960) born & died in Pottsville, PA. 1880 Census. In 1902 he married Johannah Brennan (1879). 1910 PA census list them as having six children with two surviving.
1. Emilie Brennan (1905) 1910 PA Census
2. Gertrude Brennan (29 May 1910-Oct 1975) 1910 PA Census
3. Margaret Brennen (1900-1905) approx. death
K. Oswald Brennan (Feb 1866) 1880 Census
L. Sara Brennan (17 Feb 1866-) 1880 Census
M. Ida Brennan (15 Feb 1886-)
6. Katherine “Kate” Brennan (1858) 1880 PA Census born in Pennsylvania
7. James A. Brennan (1854) in 1872 he was a Captain in the Civil War. He married Bridget Gallagher (1850). They had several children know children:
James A. Brennan & Bridget Gallagher children:
A. Delia Brennan (1884)
B. Eleanor Brennan (1870)
C. Hugh Joseph Brennan (1888) born in Pennsylvania.
D. George Brennan (1882) married Elizabeth Delaney (1885) in 1905 and had listed them as having two children with one living; 1910 Schuylkill Census
1. Rose Brennan (1905) 1910 Schuylkill Census
2. Deceased Brennan child (1906) 1910 Schuylkill Census
*NOTE* Margaret Delaney (1842) born in PA mother of Elizabeth Delaney was living with them in 1910 Schuylkill Census. It lists Margaret as having thirteen children and a widow.
8. Anne “Annie” Brennan (1867) married Frank McKeon (1860) and had six children.
Anne Brennan & Frank McKeon children:
A. Eugene McKeon (1904)
B. John McKeon (1898)
C. Francis T. McKeon (1895-1954)
D. Martha McKeon (1893)
E. Michael J. McKeon (1891)
F. Ann McKeon (1889)
9. Edward Brennan (1870) he married Margaret Unknown (1873)
Edward Brennan & Margaret Unknown children:
A. Joseph Brennan (1911)
B. Anna Brennan (1904)
C. Thomas Brennan (1901)
D. Patrick Brennan (1897)
E. John J. Brennan (1895)
F. James A. Brennan (1894)
G. Collis Brennan (1897) approx.
H. Jenny Brennan (1899) approx. married Patrick McDonald’s brother Jeremiah, Jr. (1907). Their offspring’s were double first cousins!
10. Thomas L. Brennan (April 1871) married Kathleen Tierney and had 11 children. He went to school in Pottsville and work at the mines as boy picking slate. He later became a miner at Locust Gap, PA.
Thomas L. Brennan & Kathleen Tierney children:
A. Katharine Brennan
B. Mary Brennan
C. Kevin Brennan
D. Patrick Brennan
E. Thomas Brennan
F. Edward W. Brennan (June 17, 1893-Oct 24, 1962) married Julia E. Unknown (1893-1966)
Edward W. Brennan & Julia E. Unknown children:
1. Mary Louise Brennan (Dec 13, 1924-Oct 31, 1991) married Albert P. Nicholas (July 13, 1928-March 27, 2003) and had three children:
a. Female Nicholas
b. Female Nicholas
c. Male Nicholas
2. Female Brennan
3. Male Brennan
4. Male Brennan
G. Maureen Brennan
H. Rose Brennan
I. Isabelle Brennan
J. Robert J. Brennan (1924-1951)
K. Unknown Brennan
11. Mary Ellen Brennan McDonald born 1806-3/4/1888 died at age 73 married Patrick McDonald (1803-1879) MY GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER BREAK DOWN UNDER PATRICK MCDONALD
12. Francis Brennan (1899) 1930 PA Census. He married Florence Devlin (1899) in 1920. They had five children:
Francis Brennan & Florence Devlin children:
A. Rose Brennan (1920)
B. Marion Brennan (1922)
C. Anna Brennan (1927)
D. Dorothy Brennan (1925)
E. Mary Brennan (1926) married a Devlin.
A sister-in-law Catherine Devlin (1911) age 19 was living with them during the 1930 PA Census.
13. William John Brennan (1863-March 13, 1939) born in Minersville, PA. He married Elizabeth Higgins (1865-11-22-1940) who was born in Ireland. Both are buried in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Shamokin, PA. They had several children.
William John Brennan & Elizabeth Higgins children:
A. Julia Brennan (6-29-1897-1990) born in Shamokin, PA.
1st husband William Rupp who died in 1919 during a flu epidemic. Julia and William had one son
1. William Rupp, Jr.
2nd husband Albert Smythe who died in 1921 during a flu epidemic. There were no children in this marriage.
3rd husband William John Quinn, Jr. (1895) married in 1922 and three boys and one girl.
Julia Brennan and William Quinn children:
1. William Quinn, Jr. (1922) no additional information available at this time
2. Thomas Quinn (1923) no additional information available at this time
3. Patrick John Quinn (1925) married Mary Norma Fries and had several children;
4. Female Quinn no additional information available at this time
B. John Brennan (1889-1954) born in Shamokin, PA., buried in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Shamokin, PA
C. Michael Brennan (1892) born in Shamokin, PA., buried in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Shamokin, PA
D. Virginia Brennan (1891-1990) born in Shamokin, PA., buried in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Shamokin, PA
E. Nellie Brennan (1892) born in Shamokin, PA., buried in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Shamokin, PA
F. Edward Brennan (1893-1952) born in Shamokin, PA., buried in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Shamokin, PA
G. Mary Theresa Brennan (1895-1962) born in Shamokin, PA., buried in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Shamokin, PA
H. Veronica Patricia Brennan (1899-1975) born in Shamokin, PA., buried in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Shamokin, PA
I. Thomas John Brennan (1903-1983) born in Shamokin, PA., buried in Montour, PA
J. Elizabeth Brennan (1906-1940) born in Shamokin, PA., buried in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Shamokin, PA
K. Patrick Brennen (1886) born in Shamokin, PA in 1905 married Bridget Unknown (1889) 1910 PA Census
1. Stella Brennen (1907)
2. Mary Brennen (1908)
3. Harold Brennen (1910)
14. James Brennan (1867) married Mary (1867) in 1892; 1900 Schuylkill, PA Census
James Brennan & Mary Brennan children:
A. Katharine Brennan (1893)
B. Regina Brennan (1895)
C. Agnes Brennan (1897)
D. Francis Brennan (1899)
15. Jenny Brennan (about 1836); Mary Ellen Brennan sister married Jeremiah “Jerry” McDonald (January 16, 1835-April 1, 1873) who died at the age of 38 years old from gun shot wounds. BREAK DOWN UNDER JEREMIAH McDONALD
Jenny Brennan & Jeremiah “Jerry” McDonald children known so far:
A. Jeremiah McDonald Jr. (1871-1949) married Mary Aunsback (1875-1919)
B. Male McDonald no additional information known at this time.
C. Male McDonald no additional information known at this time.
D. Elizabeth Brennan (1865-) married Patrick J. McDonald (1853-1910) CROSS REFERENCE
1. Mary Veronica McDonald (1891-1973) married Michael James Noone (1890-1971) [Looking for descendants or relatives of Thomas Noone (NOONAN) (1863-1911) of Lost Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Coxe. He had a brother John Noone (NOONAN) (1860-?) who also lived in the Lost Creek area. Both immigrated via Philadelphia in 1879 and 1880. John's grandson was a Monsignor in the Philadelphia archdiocese. Both worked in the mines in the Shenandoah/Lost Creek area. Thomas was killed in 1911 in Packer #10 mine. His oldest son Michael James Noone (1890-1971) raised 6 other brothers and sisters. He married Mary Veronica McDonald (1891-1973). Her parents were Patrick J. McDonald (1853-1910) and Elizabeth Brennan (1865-). Elizabeth Brennan was a first cousin of Cardinal Francis Brennan. The descendents of this family are actively search for any and all relatives. If any of this looks familiar contact noonet@nicom.com or Dr. Timothy B. Noone, 2899 Chalet Court, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192, or call 703-490-0056. Looking forward to hearing from you!]
16. Patrick Brennan (1816-) married Margaret Mary Condren (1822-) ALSO KNOWN AS PATRICK MCGEE
Patrick Brennan & Mary Unknown children:
A. Julia Brennan (1856-) 1880 Schuylkill Census
B. Alice Brennan (1859-) 1880 Schuylkill Census
C. Maryann Brennan (1865-) 1880 Schuylkill Census
D. John M. Brennan (Sept 1852-) 1873 marriage to Margaret Glennan (1853-1933)
a. Thomas F Brennan (June 1877-1934) 1896 marriage to Mary E. Unknown (187-)
i. Mary C. Brennan (1898-)
b. Margaret Brennan (1878-)
c. Mary Elizabeth Brennan (Jan 1881-1957)
d. Annie C Brennan (March 1883-)
e. Elizabeth Ellie Brennan (July 1885-)
f. Joseph Patrick Brennan (Dec 1894-1940)
E. David Brennan (1871-) 1880 Schuylkill Census
*NOTE* Mary Unknown (1828) - now this Mary Unknown could possibly be Patrick Delaney wife Mary Curran who attest to being married to Patrick Delaney who was killed during the Civil War. [Delaney, Patrick Private August 28, 1861 Missing at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864 55th Penna. Vol Co “E”] at the Laughlin Lawrence Curran Delaney (1859-) giving an approximate date as per custody proceedings of March, 1885 where Martin Delaney was asking for custody & pension money. Apparently Mary Curran produced a letter that she was married to Patrick Delaney and that she re-married a McGee. 1st husband Patrick Delaney - ALSO KNOWN AS PATRICK MCGEE, 2nd husband James Moran – he died, 3rd husband Patrick McGee married 27 Sept 1868, 4th husband Patrick Brennan, So this is pure speculation that Mary Unknown is Mary Curran. CROSS REFERENCE
17. J. Patrick Brennan (Dec 1838-); 1850 emigrated from Ireland marriage to C. Anna Unknown (March 1842-); 1851 emigrated from Ireland 1900 Philadelphia Census list them as having twelve children with seven surviving; married in 1864. From the Pottsville Republican newspaper dated March 25,1891, John J. Brennan of New Street was called to the bedside of his brother Patrick, at Jackson's Patch yesterday. He is seriously ill.
A. Anna Mary “Marie” Brennan (12 April 1868- 20 Apr 1937) married to James Thomas Quinn, Jr. (Oct 1867-) CROSS REFERENCE
Annie Marie Brennan & James Thomas Quinn, Jr. children:
a. Helen M Quinn (1888) 1910 PA Census
b. John Quinn (1890) 1910 PA Census
c. James J Quinn Jr. (1894) 1910 PA Census
d. Harry Quinn (1898) 1910 PA Census
e. Anna M Quinn (1902) 1910 PA Census
f. Kenneth Quinn (1908) 1910 PA Census
B. V. Anna Brennan (Dec 1872-)
C. E. Margaret Brennan (Oct 1874-)
D. A. Katie Katherine Brennan (July 1876-)
E. R. Agnes Brennan (Oct 1879-)
F. J. Patrick Brennan (1866-)
G. Male Brennan (1870-)
18. John Brennan (1834–1890) and Mary Gallagher (1834–1878) both of Mayo, Ireland. They were married on February 28, 1859 in Mayo, Ireland.
John Brennan and Mary Gallagher children known:

A. James P. Brennan (1866-1921) born in Mayo, Ireland died Pittsburgh, PA. He emigrated in 1881 married Mary Elizabeth Forsythe (1878-1964) who emigrated from England in 1882. They were married in 1892 when she was 18 and he was 23. They were actually married in St. Coleman's Church in Turtle Creek, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Their Children per 1920 PA Census
James P. Brennan (1866) and Catherine Mary Brennan (1876) children:
1. John Brennan (1904)
2. William Brennan (1905)
3. Howard Brennan (1908)
4. Anna M. Brennan (1909)
5. Robert Brennan (1910)
6. Betty Brennan (1913)
7. Anna Jane Brennan (August 1, 1916-November 23, 2007) born and died in Pittsburgh, PA. Married a Czyzewski
8. Rosaline Brennan (1919)
9. Mary M Brennen (1909)
10. Paul Brennen (1924)
B. Thomas Joseph Brennan (March 1861–January 21, 1934) born in Ireland and died in Illinois married Ellen Walsh (May, 1865–June 21, 1942) who was born in Mayo Ireland and died in Illinois. They emigrated from Ireland to the US in 1884 and had been in the US for 15 years and married in 1888 as per the 1900 Illinois Census. He worked in the coal mines. They had twelve children.
Thomas Joseph Brennan & Ellen Wash children are:

1. Bridget Theresa Brennan Esslinger (October 4, 1889-February 14, 1968) married Henry Leo Esslinger (1890-1936)
Obit - Mrs. Bridget Theresa (Brennan) Esslinger, 78, of 1815 E. Jefferson St. was dead on arrival at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospital. She was a lifetime resident of Springfield, the daughter of Her husband, Henry, died in 1936. Mrs. Esslinger was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Irvin R. Will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The body is at Kirlin and Egan Funeral Home.
Bridget Theresa Brennan & Henry Leo Esslinger children:
A. John Henry Patrick (1916-1991) of St Louis
B. Arthur Francis (1923-1976) of Springfield
2. Mary Brennan (November 1888) 1900 Illinois Census married Albert E. Hagele (1887) when she was 18 in 1906. They had two children in 1930 Illinois Census
Mary Brennan & Albert E. Hagele children:
A. Albert E Hagele (1914)
B. Evelyn M Hagele (1920)
3. Ellen Brennan (September 1891) 1900 Illinois Census married a Russell.
4. Margaret “Maggie” C. Brennan (August 1895)1900 Illinois Census
5. Elizabeth Brennan 1900 Illinois Census
6. Jeanette Brennan (October 10, 1908-July 28, 1990) 1900 Illinois Census married Fletcher P. Utterback (1919-2004) on August 4, 1948 in Illinois.
7. Martin Brennan (March 1899) 1900 Illinois Census
8. Patrick Brennan (September 1890) 1900 Illinois Census US Marine in 1910 census
9. Thomas Brennan (March 1893) 1900 Illinois Census
10. James Brennan (1901) 1910 Illinois Census
11. Nellie Brennan (1892)
12. Unknown Brennan, still looking
16. Edward H. Brennan (1848) born in Canada married Julia O’Rourke (1850) born in Pennsylvania and had six children:
Edward H. Brennan & Julia O’Rourke children:
A. Eleanore Brennan (May 20, 1871-January 28, 1938) marries John McDonald (October, 1863–1918) and had seventeen children with fifteen surviving.
Eleanore Brennan & John McDonald children:
1. Tom McDonald married Ruth Motley
2. James Bernard McDonald (1888-1977) Kaska Village, Schuylkill, PA married Jennie K. Snyder (November, 25-1890-March, 1965) and had a daughter.
James Bernard McDonald & Jennie K. Snyder children:
a. Female McDonald
1. Eleanore L. McDonald born in Pa (June 4, 1910-November 27, 2000) died in Allentown, PA.
3. Julia V. McDonald (January, 1890-1943)
4. John McDonald (February, 1891-1958)
5. Dolly McDonald (1892)
6. Sarah McDonald (April, 1892)
7. Edward McDonald (December 13, 1893-January 11, 1894) Kaska Williams, Schuylkill, PA
8. Margaret McDonald (November, 1898-1920)
9. Eleanore McDonald (1901-1962)
10. Thomas McDonald (1902) married Ruth and had two children.
Thomas McDonald & Ruth children:
a. Male McDonald
b. Female McDonald
11. Francis McDonald (1903-1904)
12. Bartholomew McDonald (1905-1905)
13. Mary McDonald (1906-1906)
14. Clarence McDonald (1908-1972) married Loretta Mary (Kit) Cole (1900-1979) and had 1 son.
Clarence McDonald & Loretta Mary (Kit) Cole children:
a. Clarence McDonald (1950). From what my Grandmother Helen Cole Reilly said was Clarence’s father ran off with another woman after his son was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Loretta never talked about him. CROSS REFERENCE COLE & MCDONALD
15. Elizabeth McDonald (1911-1965)
16. J. John McDonald (1897-1897)
17. Mary McDonald (1907-1907)
B. Julia Brennan (1860-) - nieces & nephews living with her in 1920 PA Census Francis Brennan (1892-), Mary Brennan (1895-) & Leo Brennan (1898-)
C. Edward H. Brennan, Jr. (Feb 1871-) 1899 marriage a widow Mary Unknown Brennan (Feb 1861-) with three children
1. John Brennan (June 1882-)
2. Ellen Brennan (Oct 1890
3. James Brennan (June 1892-)
D. John F. Brennan (1874)
E. James Brennan (1876)
F. Charles Brennan (1872)
F. William J. Brennan (14 Sep 1869- 7 June 1930); Canada Three Wives
1st wife marriage 22 Jul 1891 Flora Laura Desmond (May 1875-1913)
2nd wife Catherine C “Kate” Brennan (11 May 1864 - 18 Sep 1941)
3rd wife marriage Eliza Simms (11 May 1869-18 Sep 1930)
William Brennan & Wives - Children:
a. Raymond David Brennan (3 Oct 1895-6 Jan 1952) Wash DC/ his 1st marriage was in 1911 at the age of 17. Census list his occupation as a brakeman for the railroad.
1st marriage to Florence Gertrude Cummings (1897-1938);
1st marriage was in 1911 at the age of 17. 1920 Census list his occupation as a brakeman for the railroad. They were living with his father & family.
1st marriage to Florence Gertrude Cummings (April 1897-1938); MD/Atlantic City her 1st marriage in 1924 at the age of 25. PARENTS Horace J. CUMMING (1869- 2 Sep 1943) & Blanche Unknown (Aug 1874-) SIBLINGS: Margarita Cumming (Aug 1892-), Dorothy Cumming (May 1896-)
Children
1. Raymond D. Brennan (1927-); NJ
2. Dora B Brennan (1929-); NJ
3. Cecelia Pearl Brennan (11 Oct 1927 - 15 Oct 2001);PA/Washington marriage to a Maddux
a. Cecila Ann Maddux (-1990) married Unknown
i. Living
ii. Living
b. Living Maddux
c. Living Maddux
d. Living Maddux
e. Living Maddux
4. Sommers Thomas Brennan (29 May 1930 - 28 Jan 1994); PA/Washington
5. Harold Raymond Brennan (19 Oct 1912 - 23 Jul 1986); AC/FL mother?
6. Ruth E. Brennan (1919-)
3rd marriage to Helen Burroughs (-)
7. Harold Raymond (19 Oct 1912 - 23 Jul 1986);
8. Living Brennan (-)
b. Thomas Justin Brennan (16 Jun 1915 - 28 Jun 1966) WWII Veteran, Navy. 1930 he was living with his brother James Brennan (1893-), mother and siblings in 1930
c. Francis John Brennan (11 Jul 1892 - 9 Feb 1973) marriage to Alice Levine Setree (12 Apr 1895- 5 Jun 1985) 1920 lived with his aunt Frances Brennan
Children:
1. Alberta Brennan (1923-)
2. Charles Brennan (1921-)
3. Francis John Brennan Jr. (-)
4. Joseph Francis Brennan (6 Feb 1914- 17 Apr 1972) marriage to Bernice M. Toy (9 Aug 1912- 19 Dec 2001) living with her Grandparents 1920 William Cook (1863-) & Clarissa Cook (1866-)
5. Leroy Mayfield Brennan (6 Sep 1916- 21 May 1955) marriage to Grace Elizabeth (-1951)
Children:
1. Robert John Brennan (29 Nov 1947 - 19 Jan 1986)
2. Living Brennan
3. Living Brennan
4. Living Brennan
5. Living Brennan
6. Ardell John Brennan (1919-)
7. Ada Brennan (1926-)
d. Mary Ann Brennan (9 Jan 1895 -) 1910 married private
e. Charles Joseph Brennan (4 Jan 1898-24 Apr 1976) 18 Dec 1923 marriage to Mary Elizabeth Stern (5 May 1902-15 Feb 1977) six living children. WWI Draft worked for Alleghany River Mining Company
Children
1. Phyllis [Priscilla] Mae Brennan (7 Jun 1924-7 Nov 1987) 1st marriage Territt Higinbothom Mowbray (28 Mar 1911 -19 JUN 1994); Bermuda/Bahamas his 1st wife Janet Gray Rand on 24 Jul 1958 & 2nd marriage 1947 to Harry Edward McKenna (28 MAY 1916 - 21 AUG 1970); PA/FL
2. James Brennan (1926-)
3. Charles Brennan (1928-)
4. Living Brennan (-)
5. Living Brennan
6. Living Brennan
f. Edward G Brennan (17 Dec 1914-30 Apr 1988); PA/KY marriage to Leona Alma Pfeiffer (20 Apr 1916-17 Jun 2009); KY Korean War Veteran. PARENTS Joseph E Pfeiffer (1890-1962) & Irene E Steiner (1895-1984) SIBLINGS: Angeline Pfeiffer Schmitt and Anita Pfeiffer McDaniel. Irene E Steiner PARENTS Louis A. Steiner (1863-) & Katie Steiner (1865-)
Children:
1. Edward J. Brennan, Col. Retired married Jo Ann Unknown
2. Eileen A. Brennan married Marty Clary
3. Rosalind A. Brennan
g. Joseph Ardella Brennan (23 Mar 1910 - 25 Jun 1980) 15 Jul 1936 marriage to Jeanne Marie Rafferty (12 Nov 1915-20 Oct 1984); Canada/PA Joseph in 1920 was living with sister. WWII service 15 Apr 1944 Jeanne Marie Rafferty PARENTS George J Rafferty (1869-1939) & Jean Smith (1882-1936)
1. Living Brennan
h. Bernard Leo Brennan (11 Jul 1913 - 31 Mar 1966) 1920 lived with his aunt Frances Brennan & aunt May Brennan Leidle. 1936 marriage to Rose Veronica Bauer (13 Jan 1912-12 Feb 2005) PARENTS John Bauer (1869-) & Katheryn Bauer (1878-)
1. Mary P. Brennan (28 May 1937- 8 Aug 2006) marriage to Benedict
2. Private Brennan
3. Private Brennan
4. Private Brennan
5. Private Brennan
i. John F. Brennan (Jan 1874-) 1899 1st marriage to Mary E. Bright (Aug 1880-1904) 2nd marriage 1905 to Caroline E. Unknown (1879-) PARENTS William J. Bright (Mar 1855/ Apr 1856 -); England & Lola Ann Bloom (1860-); PA Married 1878 SIBLINGS: Phoebe Bright (-) Harry Bright (1879-) Mary E Bright (1880-) David Bright (1882-) Lizzie E Bright (1884-) Stanley L Bright (1888-) Zelma P Bright (1890-) Melvin Edward Bright (1892-) Letha E Bright (1894-) Ida Celia Bright (1897-1982). William J. Bright PARENTS: George Bright (1806-1884) & Mary Ann Lambourne (1812-1861). Lola Ann Bloom PARENTS William L. Bloom (1820-) & Mary Ann Tidmarsh SIBLINGS: Lynn Bloom (1862-), Watson Bloom (1865-), & William L. Bloom Jr. (1867-)
John F. Brennan & Mary E. Bright & Caroline E. Unknown Children:
1. Thomas Brennan (1910-)
2. Margret Brennan (1912-)
3. Elizabeth Brennan (1914-)
4. Ellen Brennan (1916-)
j. Frances Mary Brennan (21 Jan 1898-3 Oct 1990) 1920 lived with her aunt Frances Brennan. 1920 marriage to Thomas James Macauley (8 Apr 1888 –20 Jan 1858) A 1910 PA Census list Thomas James Macauley living with his grandmother Annie McGee (1840-) listed as a widow with seven children three surviving daughter Annie McGee (1871-) son Thomas McGee 3(1872-) & wife Ella McGee (1870-) grandchildren: Anna McGee 14(1896-) Ella McGee (1989-) Elizabeth McGee (1902-) Thomas McGee (1905-), John C. Macauley (1927-)
Frances Mary Brennan & Thomas James Macauley Children
1. Robert Macauley (April 1914-)
2. Thomas Macauley (1925-)
3. Joseph M. Macauley (2 Nov 1930-17 Feb 2011) marriage to Theresa
Children:
a. Helen Macauley married John Breslin
b. Terri Macauley married James Jim Lewandowski
c. Joseph Macauley married Kim Unknown
d. Frances Fran Macauley married Michael Sales
4. John C. Macauley (23 May 1926-16 March 2011) marriage to Tillie M. Schmitt
Children:
a. Annemarie Macauley marriage to a Yerger
b. Carolyn M. Macauley marriage to a Risell
5. Margaret A. Macauley (1921-)
6. James Patrick MacAuley Sr.(10 May 1923 - 7 May 2005); PA/Atlantic City marriage to Doris Jane Hamilton (10 Aug 1925 - 7 Apr 2004) PARENTS Henry Harry John Hamilton (20 May 1890 - 25 Jun 1957) & Madeline Allendorff (15 Jul 1894 - 17 Nov 1977)
Children:
a. Michael T. MacAuley (5 May 1968 - 24 Aug 1972)
b. Living MacAuley
c. Living MacAuley
d. Living MacAuley
e. Living MacAuley
7. Catherine M. Macauley (4 Nov 1932 - 17 Aug 2001)
8. Agnes Macauley (March 1916-)
9. Mary Macauley (March 1918-)
k. May Brennan (2 Apr 1895- Nov 1968) Marriage to John J. Leidle/Liddle (1894-) her brothers Joseph Ardella Brennan & Bernard Leo Brennan were living with them in 1920.
l. Harry J. Brennan (1902-) 1910 marriage to Edna A. Unknown (1906-) 1930 PA Census list occupation as foreman in a garage
m. Daniel Brennan (1900-)
n. Michael Brennan (Feb 1894-)
o. Harold Brennan (May1896-)
p. Loretta Catherine Brennan (18 Oct 1902-5 May 1980) 1919 marriage to James Joseph Faulds (22 Jan 1898-21 Sep 1973) PARENTS James Henry Faulds (1865-1936) & Louisa R Ripley (1863-1936) GRANDPARENT: Joshua R. Faulds
1. Mary T. Faulds (1923-)
2. James Faulds (1924-)
3. Phillip Faulds (1926-)
4. Joseph Faulds (1931-2011)
q. James Brennan (1893-) in 1920 PA Census his mother Kathryn Brennan (1875-) and siblings, Clare Brennan (1908-), William Brennan (1909-), Edward Brennan (1913-), Justin Brennan (1915-) & Bernard Brennan (1916-) were living with him.
r. Clare Claire Brennan (1905-) 1930 PA Census living with brother James & Mother
s. William Brennan (1909-) 1930 PA Census coal miner
t. John Brennan (Jan 1889-); PA living with his father William and grandmother Julia
O’Rourke in Cass township, PA 1910 Census eight children with seven surviving.
u. Joseph Brennan (1904-)
v. Albert Brennan (1903-) 1927 marriage to Betty Harris (1909-)
Children:
1. James A. Brennan (1927-2010)
2. Betty Brennan (1928-)
w. Annie Brennan (1908-)
1st wife of William J. Brennan marriage 22 Jul 1891 Flora Laura Desmond (May 1875-1913); French Canadian/PA 1900 Troutville, PA Census list them as having five children with four living. 1910 PA census list twelve children with five surviving emigrating in 1879 from French Canadian PARENTS Dennis John Desmond (1841-6 Dec 1899); Ireland/WVA & 2nd wife Margaret Mary Roynan (13 Jun 1841 - 1 Oct 1900); emigrated 1820 from England/Pittsburg, PA married 1867. 1900 PA Census list Dennis & Mary as having seven children with four surviving. 1st wife Susanne O'Neil (1812-1847)
Dennis Desmond & Margaret Mary Roynan Children:
1. Julia Desmond (May 1868 -1872); New Brunswick, Canada/ Ottomwa, Iowa
2. Margaret Desmond (1872-); New Brunswick, Canada *
3. Nellie Desmond (1873-); New Brunswick, Canada
4. Flora Laura Desmond (1875-1913); New Brunswick, Canada
5. Patrick John Desmond (5 Sep 1877 - 3 Jul 1953); New Brunswick, Canada/PA *
6. Dennis Edward Desmond (16 Feb 1882 -1925)
7. Gertrude Desmond (Jun 1895 -); PA
8. Francis Desmond (1877-); New Brunswick, Canada
9. Mary Jane Desmond (1874-) *
10. Julia Ann Desmond (1875-1972) *
11. Annie Mary Desmond (May 1880-); Mass *
12. John Desmond (1869-) *
13. Lizzie Elizabeth Desmond (1878-); Mass *
Dennis Desmond PARENTS Timothy Desmond (Apr 1799 - 6 Oct 1891); Cork, Ireland/Norwich CT & Julia Lynch (1812- 2 Feb 1888); Cork Ireland/Norwich, CT
CHILDREN:
1. Monsignor Desmond (-)
2. Ellen Nora Desmond (1831-1900)
3. Dennis Desmond (1840-1899)
4. Timothy Desmond (1842-1898)
5. Johanna Desmond (1849-) marriage to Jeremiah Hurley (1800-)
Children
a. Michael (1834-1877)
6. Mary Desmond (1852-)
7. Jeremiah Joseph Desmond (1856-1928)
8. Julia J Desmond (1857-1938)
Timothy Desmond (Apr 1799 - 6 Oct 1891); PARENTS Michael Desmond (1774-1846) & 2nd wife Mary O'Connor (1778-1852) & 1st wife Jul 1822 marriage to Catherine McCarthy (1791-1 Nov 1825); Ireland CHILD: Timothy Desmond (1 Nov 1825-4 Sep 1904); Cool Mountain, Cork, Ireland/MA & Jeremiah Desmond (25 May 1823-1899); Inchigeelagh,, Ireland/MA
*NOTE* William J. Brennan PARENTS Thomas R. Brennan (1832-1894) & Bridget Ryan (1833-1910)-married 1852 1900 PA Census list them as having eight children with seven surviving. Thomas R. Brennan (1832-1894) PARENTS Martin (1798-1893); Roscommon Ireland/Ontario, Canada & Mary Cox (1799-1891); Killiban Ireland/NY
2nd wife of William J. Brennan Catherine C “Kate” Brennan (11 May 1864 - 18 Sep 1941) PARENTS 1863 marriage Patrick Brennan (1 Jan 1840-Dec 1899); Kilkenny, Ireland & Ellen Foley Allen (March 1847-1920) of Ireland were married in 1863 and emigrated 1883.
*NOTE* Ellen Foley Allen PARENTS: John Foley (1820-); Ireland & Bridget Delaney (1820-); Ireland. A 1900 PA census their grandsons James Haughney (July 1888-) Marighner Haughney (April 1890-)were living with them. It’s hard to read but I believe their mother was Mary.
Patrick Brennan & Ellen Foley Allen CHILDREN:
1. Edward Brennan (1864-)
2. Patrick Brennan (1865-)
3. Mary Brennan (1867-) married a Haughney
a. James Haughney (July 1888-)
b. Marighner (MALE) Haughney (April 1890-)
4. Catharine C Katie Brennan (11 May 1869-18 Sep 1930)
5. Michael Brennan (1871-)
6. John Brennan (1875-)
7. Julia Brennan (April 1877-Dec 1957) 1898 marriage to John Motley (July 1871-1906) 1920 Schuylkill census she is a widow with four children living with her mother Ellen Foley
Children:
a. James Motley (Jan 1899-21 Apr 1989) marriage to Catherine Brennan (May 1852-) *NOTE* PARENTS: William Brennan (1816-1875); Ireland & Margaret Mc Donald (1820-1865); Ireland SIBLINGS: Mary Brennan (1844-) Elizabeth Brennan (1847-) William F Brennan (1851-1902) Jane Brennan (1854-) John Brennan (1858-) Kinn Brennan (1859-)
1. John Motley(1871-) marriage to Julia Brennan(1877-)
a. Edward Motley(1901-)
b. Joseph Motley (1900-)
c. Edward Vincent Motley (1902-1958) marriage to Florence Brennan (15 Dec 1903-March 1979) PARENTS: Thomas Brennan (1860 – 1937) & Catherine Loftus (1864-1941) SIBLINGS: William Brennan (1883-) Edward Brennan (1885-) Stella Brennan (1886-) Michel Brennan (1887-) Kattie Brennan (1888 -) Lauretta Brennan (1897-) Teresa Brennan (1900-1942) Margaret Brennan (1902-) Philomena Brennan (1908-) John Brennan (-January 1949)
Edward Vincent Motley & Florence Brennan Children:
1. John Motley (1925-1949)
2. Margaret Rita Motley (1927-2012)
3. Helen Motley (1929-2008)
4. Female Motley
5. Female Motley
6. Female Motley
d. William Motley (1904-)
*NOTE* Great Grandfather John Motley sandyisaacman By all accounts John Motley died at a very young age. Probably around 1906-1908. He was a miner as were many young men in the early 1900's in Pennsylvania. My grandfather, Ed, said his father was killed when he went out drinking with his friends and was electrocuted by a trolley track on his way home. Julia his wife was left to take care of four young boys by herself without the benefit of an income. Julia never remarried and had a difficult life financially. Her husband, John was buried in an unmarked grave in St. Kiernan Cemetery in Heckersville because she couldn't afford a headstone. John was in his early thirties when he died. Julia sent her sons to live with various relatives and worked and lived in the basement of the church doing laundry and ironing for the priests and wealthy coal barons. I have an ironing board made of wood with a 1905 stamp on it. It belonged to my grandmother Florence who was Julia's daughter-in-law. My grandmother had not used it for many years and I asked if I could take it to college with me. In 2012, I am still using that beautiful ironing board. I am pretty sure it belonged to Julia since she lived with my grandparents their entire married life. How wonderful that a woman doing laundry to survive with a beautiful wooden ironing board passes it to her great granddaughter who takes it to college.
Julia died when I was twelve years old. We lived next door to my grandparents Ed and Florence. They had a young daughter who was only 5 months older than I was. Kathy and I grew up together attending the same schools and having the same friends. The church, Mary Queen of Peace was proudly situated at the bottom of the hill on which we lived. We had to attend mass every Sunday at 9 AM along with our entire school. Julia would walk there every Sunday and come in to the Church during the Mass. She would walk around talking to people and eventually worked her way up the aisle to interrupt the priest. Kathy and I were so very embarrassed. Julia would also love to walk down town Pottsville as it was a bustling American town then driven by the financial success of the coal mines. When she was tired walking, she would go to the police department and tell the "young whipper snappers" that she needed a ride home and yes, of course, with sirens. As a child we didn't know why Julia behaved as she did. Now that we are adults and have a better understanding of dementia, we realize that Julia did in fact suffer from dementia. She lost her desire to live when my grandfather Ed had a stroke and died. Julia died shortly after that. He was a good and gentle man and provided for Julia his entire life. Julia was lost without him. Until the last couple of months of her life she always dressed well, fixed and colored her hair, wore perfume, and loved the jewelry she bought in Woolworth's 5&10 cent store. She always told us a woman should look her best. Although, she died at a point in her life that was sad and lost most of her memory, she was a great lady with tremendous survival in the face of so many hardships in her life.
8. James Brennan (1880-)
9. William Brennan (Dec 1881-)
10. Ellen Brennan (Oct 1883-)
11. Mable Mary Allen (1869-)
12. Nellie Allen (1872-)
13. Charles Allen (1874
14. Joseph Allen (1878-)
*NOTE* Patrick Brennan (1 Jan 1840-Dec 1890) PARENTS James Brennan (1813-) & Bridget Moran (1815-); Ireland. Occupation miner.
James Brennan & Bridget Moran Children:
1. John W Brennan (1847-14 July 1900); Ireland/PA buried at Port Carbon St. Stephen’s Cemetery. Tombstone erected by his brothers and sister.
2. Ellen Brennan (1852-); Ireland
3. Mary Brennan (1854-); Ireland
4. Michael J. Brennan (1855-); Ireland
5. Thomas Brennan (1859-); Ireland
6. James Brennan (1861-); Ireland
7. Patrick Brennan (1 Jan 1840-Dec 1899); Kilkenny, Ireland married Ellen Foley Allen (March 1847-1920)
8. Bridget Brennan (1848-); Ireland
9. Margaret Brennan (1844-); Ireland
*NOTE* Bridget Moran (1815-); Ireland PARENTS Tobias Moran (1795-) & Elizabeth Unknown Moran (1798-) both from Kilkenny Ireland
*NOTE* Ellen Foley PARENTS John Foley (1815-5 Jan 1877) & Ellen Delaney (1819-)-still alive in 1900 & living in Illinois with son Martin Foley. Grandmother Bridget Unknown Delaney (1770-); Ossory, Kilkenny, Ireland living with them in 1850. John Foley (1815-5 Jan 1877) Civil War Veteran buried in St Canicus Cemetery.
Ellen Foley Allen 1st marriage to an Charles Allen
Ellen Foley Allen 2nd marriage to John Foley
John Foley & Ellen Delaney CHILDREN:
1. Mary Foley (1841-)
2. Rebecca Betty Foley (1844-)
3. Sarah Foley (1846-)
4. Michael Foley (1855-)
5. Martin Foley (Aug 1856-) 1875 marriage to Margaret Unknown (Dec 1858-); Ireland
a. William (March 1882-); Illinois
6. Ellen Foley (March 1847-)



Doonan Ireland Parish Marriage record marriage of Marriage records for
Martin Delaney to Mary Brennan 5/2/1844 of Clancrooth, Ireland witness McReily & Mary Da**ling &
Patrick Brennan to Ginafred (?) McGann 5/5/1844 Newtown, Ireland. Mother & Father Thomas & Bridget McGann &
Michael Brennan to Mary Eagan 11/12/184; County Doonane Ireland

1900 Illinois Census list
Ellen Brennan listed as a widow. She was born on March 1840 in Ireland. She emigrated in 1867 and was the mother of nine children with 6 surviving. Ellen emigrated from Ireland in 1867.
Sons living with her in 1900 Illinois Census were Thomas (June 1877) working in the coal mines and Edward (1879) working as a clerk. Both born in Illinois.
1900 Illinois Census list
John Brennan (May 1870) born in Ireland he immigrated to the US in 1889 and married in 1894 to Annie (1872) born in Ireland and emigrated to US in 1890. 1900 Illinois Census listed as three children with two surviving. Children at that time were Katie (1894) and Margaret L. (1899) both born in Illinois.
1900 Illinois Census list
James Brennan (June 1866) born in Ireland emigrated in 1885. He married Maggie In 1900 who was born in Illinois on (August 1877). In the 1900 Illinois census there were no children.
1 2 3 4
1. Patrick Brennan (1863) Civil War 2. Paul Vincent Brennan (1950) 3. Mark A. Brennan St. Rose Cemetery Carbondale, PA 4. Michael Brennan (1859)
1 2 3
1. Thomas Joseph Brennan 1861 2. Ellen Walsh Brennan 1865 3.Thomas and Ellen (Walsh) Brennan Family
2
1. Julia Brennan Walsh (1873 - 1932) Julia holding John Walsh, Agnes Brennan, GG Grandmother Annie Brennan, Verna Brennan; 1st row right to left: Andrew Walsh, Anna
2. Julia Brennan Walsh (1873 - 1932)
3. Andrew, Anna & baby Nellie Walsh

Andrew Walsh (1897-)
Andrew Walsh 1897
Anna Annie C Walsh 1898
Andrew Brennan (1 Jan 1840- 8 Jan 1894)
Andrew Brennan (1 Jan 1840- 8 Jan 1894)

John Walsh (1907-) & William Walsh (1909-)
Mary Walsh Leffring (1 March 1912-27 May1997) Margaret Walsh
Lawrence Alphonse Brennan (3 Apr 1880-8 Nov 1964) son of Andrew Brennan

BRENNAN
1918 Annual Report of the Inspectors of Mines for 12 months ending December 31, 1917
MINE INSPECTORS REPORT BY MICHAEL J. BRENNAN, INSPECTOR
FOR THE NINETEENTH ANTHRACITE DISTRICT, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1917
POTTSVILLE, PA., MARCH 11, 1918
FATAL ACCIDENTS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF MINES
Columns: Date, name of person; nationality, occupation; age; married or single; number of widows; number of orphans; name of colliery; county; nature and cause of accident in brief:
DATE;
JAN. 13 DANIEL ZAMBIERO, Italian, miner, 32, m, 1, 2, Phoenix Park,) Both men were instantly killed by explosion of gas on haulage tunnel
JAMES ANGELLO, Italian, miner, 35, m, 1, 4, Phoenix Park, )
JAN. 15 DOMINICK PATSY, Italian, machine runner, 24 Buck Run, Instantly killed by explosion of blast.
FEB. 10 ANTHONY DORISH, Slovonian, miner, 26, m, 1, 2, Buck Run, Instantly killed by fall of slate at face of breast.
FEB. 27 WILLIAM CONGER, Lithuanian, miner, 51, m, 1, 1, Pine Hill, Fatally injured by explosion of blast in breast.
APRIL 27 JOSEPH SAVAGE, American, laborer, 30, m, 1, 4, Phoenix, Park, Instantly killed by fall of coal near face of gangway.
MAY 3 JAMES WILSON, American, oiler, 16, blank, blank s, Newcastle, Instantly killed. Dragged into breaker machinery. Outside.
May 10 JOHN OSSMAN, American, miner, 45, m, 1, 7, Otto, Instantly killed by fall of coal at face of breast.
June 22 PATRICK TRACY, American, laborer, 18, s, blank, blank, Buck Run, Electrocuted while crossing over coal pocket in boiler room. Outside.
JUNE 22 CYRIL BAITER, American, laborer, 21, single, blank, blank, Pine Hill, Fatally burned by explosion of gas in working place.
JUNE 26 ALEXANDER STERUSKI, Polish, miner, 33, s, blank, blank, Phoenix Park, SCHUYLKILL, Fatally injured by fall of coal in pillar work.
JULY 3 FRANK GODITUS, Lithuanian, miner, 33, m, 1, 2, Howard, Fatally injured by fall of coal in breast.
AUG 20, FRANK SHELKO, Austrian, laborer, 27, m, 1, blank, Lytle, )
Frank Shelko and
Chas. Zalishnie were instantly
CHAS. ZALISHNIE, Austrian, laborer, 30, m, 1, 1, Lytle ) killed and John Shelko was fatally injured by explosion
JOHN SHELKO, Austria, charge man, 32, m, 1, blank, Lytle, ) of gas at mouth of tunnel.
SEPT. 4 JOHN SHILEAVAGE, Lithuanian, miner, 42, m, 1, 4, Phoenix Park, Fatally injured by fall of coal at face of pillar breast
SEPT 26 NORMAN TOBIAS, American, teamster, 21, s, blank, blank, Phoenix Park, Fatally injured. Struck by trip of cars. Outside.
OCT 4 FRANK SLIFKA, Polish, laborer, 31, m, 1, 2, Buck Run, Fatally injured. Struck by rope while hoisting plank from the surface to breaker. Outside.
OCT 22 JOE MORAN, American, laborer, 22
Thomaston, Instantly killed. Slipped and fell down slope while timbering.
OCT 23 SIMON MOROSKO, Lithuanian, miner, 56, m, 1, 6, Lytle, Fatally injured by fall of coal at face of gangway.
OCT 30 JOHN WHITEASH, Hungarian, laborer, 24, Pine Hill) Whiteash was instantly killed and Dalfus was fatally injured
JOSEPH DALFUS, Italian, miner, 34, m, 1, blank, Pine Hill ) by fall of slate on gangway while opening breast.
OCT 30 LOUIS THREVENA, Austrian, driver, 45, m, 1, 8, Phoenix Park, Instantly killed. Caught between car and top rock of gangway.
NOV 2 JOHN GRIFFITH, American, fire boss, 54, m, 1, 3, Pine Hill, Fatally injured. Caught under derailed car on slope.
DEC 4 HENRY HEIM, American, laborer, 35, 2, blank, blank, Otto, Found dead on ash bank. Cause unknown. Outside.
DEC 7 JOHN NEBESHEMSKY, Polish, miner, 38, m,
Glendower, Instantly killed by fall of slate near face of breast.
DEC 7 WILLIAM JENKINS, American, miner, 45, m, 1, blank, Pine Hill, Fatally injured by explosion of gas in breast.
Contributed by Shirley E. Ryan

Buried in St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Cemetary
Section 2 row 14 Thomas P. Moran (2 April 1862-16 July 1894)
Section 2 row 14 Frances J. Moran (21 Nov 1890-29 May 1913)
Section 2 row 15 Thoas J. Martin (1892-1936) WWI
Section 2 row 17 William Forgarty (10 Oct 1837-13 Feb 1897)
Section 3 row 1 Patrick H. Carr (3 Nov 1836-11 April 1898) RVT CO K 82 Reg
Section 6 row 4 Laurence L. Brennan (1882-1908)
Section 6 Row 31 Anna Moran (-1957)
Section 6 Row 31 Joseph Moran (-1947)
Section 6 Row 25 John J. McDonald FAMILY PLOT
Section 8 row 4 Charles P. McDonald (1879-1955) and
Section 8 Row 4 James McDonald (1845-1908) and
Section 8 Row 4 Mary McDonald (1855-1947)
Section 10 Row 18 Kyran Brennan (-1950) wife Gertrude (-1911), Baby Joseph Brennan (-1911) & son William (-1936)
Section 10 Row 29 Joseph A. McDonald (1887-1936)
Section 10 Row 30 Raymond McDonald (1902-1918), Anna Mary McDonald (1921-1921), Elizabeth McDonald (1921-1921), Dorothy McDonald (1922-1923), William McDonald (1924-1924) & Joan McDonald (1924-1924)
Section 13 row 11 John P. Kennedy (-7 Oct 1918)
Section 13 row 13 Michael J. Kennedy (-18 June 1931) & Mary Kennedy (-11 Oct 1930)
Section 15 row 1 Anna Devine (1881-1925)
Section 15 Row 2 Robert Devine (3 July 1844-13 June 1910) Co F 7 PA Cav
Section 15 Row 3 John J. Devine (1902-1944) WWII
Section 15 Row 5 Charles Devine (1876-1956)
Section 15 Row 9 Marcella McDonald (10 March 1921-6 July 1925)
Section 15 Row 19 Julia McDonald (1889-1957)
Section 15 Row 20 Michael J. McDonald (1880-1935) (SPAM)

Taken from the Schuylkill Digital Library
Brennan, Michael P., deceased, who in his day was one of the best known and most public spirited citizens of Schuylkill county, was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, Aug. ii, 1849. His father, Patrick E. Brennan, was born in Ireland, about the year 1816, and his mother, whose maiden name was Anastasia Purcell, was also a native of the Emerald Isle. In 1853 the family (name to America, locating first in Cass township, Schuylkill county, but later removing to Mount Pleasant, where the father died in 1873. After coming to this country he followed the occupation of a miner. He was an enthusiastic Democrat, always taking an active part in
campaigns, and held the offices of supervisor and school director for several terms. Michael P. Brennan grew to manhood in Schuylkill county. He was educated in the schools of Cass and Foster townships and at the age of nineteen years graduated at the state normal school at Millersville. Upon leaving school he accepted a position as clerk in the office of the prothonotary of Schuylkill county, under Hiram Moyer, and remained there for three years under that official. Subsequently he held a similar position under prothonotary Thomas F. Kern, until transferred from that office to the recorder's, under John A. Reilly. After about a year with Mr. Reilly he accepted a position in the auditing department of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Company and remained with this corporation from 1880 to 1887. He was then elected prothonotary of Schuylkill county and discharged the duties of the office with skill and fidelity, and to the entire satisfaction of the general public. At the expiration of his three years' term in this office he became a traveling salesman for a Philadelphia grocery house, with which he remained for three years, resigning his position to enter the employ of the United States Express Company as a clerk in the New York office, which position he held until his death in September, 1900. In all his relations with his fellow-men Mr. Brennan was affable and congenial, and as a citizen he manifested a commendable interest in every movement for the moral and material advancement of the community in which he lived. He was a friend to education and served several terms* as school director of Mahanoy Plane. On Jan. 21, 1888, Michael P. Brennan and B. Ann Ryan were united in marriage. Mrs. Brennan, who is now living at Mahanoy Plane, is a daughter of John and Bridget (Boylan) Ryan, both natives of Ireland. She was educated in St. Cecilia’s academy, Washington, D. C, a school conducted under the auspices of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. After completing her education she became a teacher in the public schools of Mahanoy Plane, and was for some time the organist in the Holy Rosary church at that place. She is a woman of refinement and culture, and now holds a lucrative position. Mr. and Mrs. Brennan had five children, four of whom are still living; Anastasia, Joseph, Edith and Paul.

Brennan, Patrick E., former chief burgess of the borough of Shenandoah, was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1849, son of Martin and Margaret (Riley) Brennan. He came to Schuylkill county with his parents when he was but five years of age: the father located at the Silver creek mines and lived and worked- there until his death, at the age of ninety-four years. The mother died at the same place, at the age of seventy-nine. Of the thirteen children born to the parents but two, including the subject of this sketch, are living, the other being Martin, of the borough of Shenandoah. One of the sons, Michael was a private in Company E, 48th Pennsylvania infantry, in the Civil war, and lost his life in his twenty-third year while in the service of his country at the second engagement at Bull Run. James died at Silver creek at the age of sixty-two, and a sister, Mary, departed this life at Roanoke, Va., in March, 1904. Most of the others died in infancy. Patrick E. Brennan received a somewhat limited education in the common schools of New Philadelphia, and at the age of ten years started to earn his own living as a breaker boy in one of the big collieries. From that time until he was elected to his present position, in 1903, he followed mining as a means of livelihood, and his labors were in all branches of that industry. On June 9, 1880, Mr. Brennan married Mias Ellen C Neil, who was born in St. Clair in 1851. The only child born to this union is Martin P., who is now a druggist in Shenandoah. He received his educational advantages in the public schools, St. Francis' college and Keystone state normal school at Kutztown. Mr. Brennan is a stanch exponent of the principles of the Democratic party and has always been intensely interested in the success of that organization. For thirty-one years he has been a member of the Total Abstinence Brotherhood society, which is under the Catholic church of the Annunciation, to which all the family belong. Since 1887 he has been a member of the Phoenix Fire Company, and is one of the charter members of Aerie No. 103 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, serving as a trustee and on the house committee. He is well to do financially and is the owner of considerable realty in Shenandoah.
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