Looking for information related to Patrick MCGEEHAN who resided in Coaldale (Rahn Township) PA in 1890. He was married to Mary Ann BOYLE, and owned a hotel in the town. Would like to find parents' and siblings' names, and Patrick's date and place of birth (presumably in Ireland.) Contact me by email if you have any related info.
I have information from the 1870 census from the area of Hazleton (Luzerne County) PA showing a McGeehan family with a son named Patrick. This family is almost certainly the family of my great-grandmother, Bridget McGeehan who married Patrick HIGGINS in (Dec.?) 1870.
The census shows the following individuals:
Head of house: Catherine, born abt. 1828 in Ireland.
Bridget, born abt. 1853
Daniel, born abt. 1854
Anthony, born abt. 1856
Patrick, born abt. 1858
Grace, born abt. 1860
Ellen, born abt. 1862
Edward, born abt. 1864
All of the children are shown as being born in PA.
There is a good possiblity that this McGeehan family has connections to a Boyle family, but I have no specific proof of that as yet.
If you think you may have connections to this family, or to any Higgins family in the area of Drifton, Freeland, or Hazleton, PA I would love to hear from you.
My ggf, Patrick, was a bit older than the one on your list. He was 39 on the 1890 Rahn Twp. census. I believe he did have a sister named Bridget, and another named Anne. I will file away your info as I believe Patrick may be related to your line in a distant way. Your Patrick may be one I located in Montana in the early 1900s. Any evidence of a migration west in your family? I have been in touch with other McGeehans originating in the Hazelton area, and know that we will unravel all the tangled lines eventually! Thanks for your input.
Would Lisa Higgins Dalrimple please get in touch with me. T e-mail address I have doesn't work anymore.
My apologies for taking so long to respond to your last post.
You asked if I knew of any westward migration in my family. Actually, I know very little about the McGeehan line, other than what I mentioned in my first post. The only westward migration I have certain knowledge of is this: my grandfather Daniel Patrick Higgins (son of Patrick Higgins and Bridget McGeehan Higgins) left PA sometime after 1900, and after a stay in Washington D C, went to Chicago, Illinois, and then to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he lived the remainder of his life.
There is one other item that I haven't been able to prove, as yet. My grandfather had a cousin (I haven't even been able to prove the relationship yet) named Frank Boyle, who became a judge in Juneau, Alaska. I have found that there was a man of that name in Juneau in 1917, as an on-line database shows a WWI draft registration for a Francis Aloysius Boyle (born June 1, 1877)in Juneau. Furthermore, a 1930 Hazleton newspaper gives a brief mention of "Judge Frank Boyle of Juneau, Alaska" as visiting his sister (a Mrs. O'Donnell) in Hazleton. The only other information I have so far comes from my Aunt Peggy, who remembers receiving a letter from Judge Boyle when her father (my grandfather) died in 1947.
Hope I haven't gotten too far off track here, but perhaps the information might be helpful in determining if we have a connection.
Stan, I just came across your message here, as I don't visit this site very often.
My e-mail address is Mimity@aol.com
. If that address doesn't work, I can also be reached at Lisadal1@excite.com
My GGF was Andrew McGeehan and he had a brother named Patrick. Andrew was born in Ireland around 1852 and lived in the Hazelton area along with his siblings: Patrick, Daniel, Con, John and sisters Ann Grace in Ireland.
If you have any info that would add to this, I would appreciate hearing from you.
McGeehans in Hazleton, Pa.
We are working on the same McGeehan family. My wife is descended from Daniel McGeehan. We have his birth as Mar 1852 (1900 census). He married Mary Ann Boyle (B Aug 1857, d ca. 1927). They lived on Laurie St. in Hazelton, Pa. Also from the 1900 census, they emigrated in 1872. From immediate family members, we understood that Daniel McGeehan died 6 months after their last child was born in 1902. Also, there is family talk of an uncle Frank Boyle who removed to Alaska. This sounds similar to some of the postings I see here. CHildren I have from this family in 1900 are:
Daniel (Nov 1876)
Hanna (Apr 1881)
Fannie (Jan 1883)
Mary E. (May 1885)
Annie (Sept 1888)
Andrew (Apr 1892)
Julie (Nov 1895)
Frank (Jun 1897)
[From family members, there was also Mary b. 1901, and Peter ]
Reed,...Thank you for the info. I am fairly new at this and if you have other any info you can share, I would be most appreciative.
Was it you I was in contact with concerning Frank Boyle? My computer crashed and I lost a lot of e-mail addresses, but if it was you I had exchanged e-mail with please get in touch with me. I have a good bit of new information about Frank Boyle, including place of birth and the names of his parents.