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Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] FITZGERALD inquiry
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 22:28:42 EST


Most of the Irish settled on the West Side of Chicago and on to the South
side after that.

How and to where they came can be a real puzzle. Many came to the Wast Coast
and surfaced from there. There was no St. Lawrence Seaway so they had no
choice to sail to Chicago.

The earliest Catholic cemeteries in Chicago were Calvary and then Mt. Olivet
and St. Mary's. Up to 1890 I believe the burials would probably have been in
Calvary cemetery on the north end of the city.

You might try the LDS Family Library site for the 1880 census.

There are a lot of online records for the State of Illinois at -----

Good luck.

Maureen N

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