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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] Another Posting Names
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 22:14:06 -0500
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Hi Cathy,

There are Dacey marriages online in the Illinois Marriage index in
later generations (from your 1854 date) 1873 forward.
You have probably already looked at them. http://

I was curious about that one Dacey that married a Ryan girl, Mary
Ryan. I know it was Logan , not LaSalle Co.
Do you think there is any link between your Dacey/Ryans and the Logan
Co ones?


On Apr 2, 2006, at 3:30 PM, wrote:

> I am still looking for information on TImothy Patrick Dacey who was
> in the
> Chicago area by about 1850 and Ann Ryan. They had my great-
> grandmother in
> 1854, christened at St, Patrick's (?) in LaSalle. She was in an
> orphanage in
> her teens and was hired out at about age 16 to a family. I can
> find her with
> the family in 1870. Her name was Alice Lavinia Dacey. It seems that
> orphanage records were destroyed in the Chicago fire. We can find
> out nothing about
> her parents. I am not sure that they were married. I find a
> Dennis Ryan in
> the census for Cook County and for some reason I'm inclined to
> think that was
> Ann Ryan's brother, but no proof. I am wondering if she died
> either in
> childbirth or soon after, but have no idea how to search for her
> death in the
> 1850s or early 60s. Timothy Dacey signed on for the Union Army,
> but turned
> around and deserted quickly and that's the last heard of him.
> Alice married my
> great-grandfather in Chicago when she was 17 and at some point
> moved to St.
> Joseph, Missouri. As far as we know, she had no siblings.
> If anyone has suggestions or information, I'd be very happy to hear
> as this
> has been a stumbling block for many, many years.
> Thanks in advance,
> Kathy Wright
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