Great to hear from you!
My name is Ann, I live in a Evergreen Park a little suburb south of Chicago. I am an only child. I am married and have two children.
I realize you're not a Minogue so some of this might be a little boring but your Mc's were from O'Callahan's Mills too. I am including more details then I normally do.
My Minogue's first settled in Saratoga Springs, NY.
James Minogue married Phebe Allen in Ireland and had the following children Patrick Ignatius Minogue b Feb 11, 1832 in O'Callahan's Mills, Ballynabrone, Co. Clare, Ireland;
d Aug 11, 1910. Margaret Minogue b abt. Jan. 1835, Henry Minogue b abt. May 1837, Mary Minogue b. abt. Aug. 1838, Thomas Minogue b abt. 1842 and Joseph Minogue b abt. 1843 Ireland.
Patrick Minogue m. Margaret McCarthy, rumor has it he came into some money and went to Chicago, Joe Minogue bought a farm a little North of Chicago in Waukegan his parents and brother Thomas lived with him.
Patrick was a grocer and then went into the custom made shoe business. At one time he had several stores.
Patrick and Margaret had the following children Joseph H. Minogue b abt. 1859 Saratoga Springs, Mary Minogue b abt 1860, Saratoga Springs NY d. December 17, 1929 Evanston, IL., John B. Minogue b abt. 1865 d. June 21, 1923, Elizabeth, Agnes, Peter, and Patrick J. Minogue (Agnes and Peter died as children in Chicago in 1879 nine days apart).
My dad was John Baptist Minogue son of John B. Minogue and Anna Hackett. He changed his middle name to Charles on his eighteenth birthday (don't blame him lol). He had two sisters Mildred and Margaret who never married and one brother Edward. Edward married Alice Burke and had 4 girls,
Mary Alice, Margo, Kathleen and Ellen.
My dad didn't get married until he was 48. He married Jarrell C. Bergin (15 years younger). I never met him. He died in Dec. of 1954 of a heart attack. I was born in June of 1955. My mom said he was georgeous, and a true gentleman, she never married again. He was in the family business for most of his life. His dad had TB so he and his brother Edward helped run the business when they were only boys. During WWII he was in charge of personnel for Douglas Aircraft and after the war was teaching aviation and electronics and the principal of night school.
My dads sister Mildred was a school principal and Margaret was a teacher.
The Minogue's were lovely people kind, gentle and very intelligent.
The Minogue men had beautiful eyes and very fair skin.
I don't know who the eyes came from (don't have a picture of James so I don't know if he had them) but from Patrick I Minogue down they had big crystal blue eyes.
I hope I didn't bore you with too many details or confuse you too much. I am just so excited.
My cousin Mary Minogue did most all of the reseach. She and her brothers and sisters are grandchildren of my grandpa John B's brother Patrick. Her whole family (brothers, sisters, parents, children etc.)are going to Ireland, in fact they may be there now. I emailed your message to two of them, one lives in NY, and one in Brussels but I haven't had a reply. I am sure they will be going to O'Callahan's Mills.
I would love to hear more about your family.
My email address is MINi9045@AOL.com
it might be easier to communicate that way.