I am looking for information on John Hooley (Wholey), son of James and Hannah
Mahoney Wholey. His obituary states that he was born in Cork in 1829 and that he
arrived in this country at the age of 15. That would be 1844 or 1845. However, a later
census record gives his date of arrival as 1849. John Wholy was employed as a farm
laborer for a family named Feeter in in Manheim Center,near Little Falls, in 1860.
John Hooley settled in Little Falls, NY where he married Mary Hayes of Cregg,
Kilfaughnabeg, Cork. Mary's brothers were living with a widow,Johanna Mahony (68)
and her son John (28) in Little Falls in 1865. Her husband may have been Daniel Mahony.
John Hooley and Mary Hayes were married in the late 1860s. Hannah "Holey" (90),