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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Visitation
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 01:14:58 -0500
What a great recap!
You are very fortunate to know your ancestral townland, too.
I noticed a rootsweb posting on Mulchrones/Chambers..and
Buckagh...are you already hooked in to those researchers?
On Apr 25, 2007, at 6:09 PM, wrote:
> Good Evening Nan,
> Thank you for the "welcome note" After reading everyone's e-mails,
> it seems
> to me that the majority are from the South side of Chicago - no
> since I think South Side Irish is a large community. In fact my
> cousin, Kathy
> McGann married and defected from the North Side and there may be other
> relatives as well.
> I grew up on the Northwest side - attended St. Edward's, which in at
> Sunnyside and Kostner. I graduated in 1952. I then went to
> Madonna High School at
> Pulaski & Belmont (which in not open any more) and graduated from
> there in
> 1956. My husband Bill and I have lived in Lisle (about 23 miles
> West) for 45
> years. We have 5 grown children and 14 grandchildren - the oldest
> are 10 and
> the youngest are triplets nearly 2 so we are busy.
> My grandparents were from County Mayo - Newport - Buckagh.
> She was Mary Ann Murray, born in 1886 and came to the US in 1906 -
> lived in
> Cleveland for a while before coming to Chicago.
> My grandfather was also from Buckagh, Newport, County Mayo. He
> was Patrick
> Brice. In fact he lived next door to my grandmother's family. He
> was born in
> 1888 and came to the US in 1909. He also went to Cleveland but
> again don't
> know when he moved here. They were married in 1914 at St.
> Veronica's Church
> on the Northwest side.
> She was the 2nd of 13 children - 6 of her sisters joined here
> together with
> her youngest brother.
> My grandfather was the oldest of 9 - I think only 2 of his brothers
> came to
> the US and possibly 1 sister.
> However, his mother was a Chambers, one of 13 children, so I recently
> discovered there are many, many relatives along with several of his
> family marrying
> Mulchrones, of which there are "hundreds"
> My husband & I went to Ireland last October in hopes of finding
> but due to poor planning and a horrendous rain storm (which I've
> learned is
> very common) we were unsuccessful. I have found several very nice
> buddies that have provided a lot of information and for that I am
> most grateful.
> I will look forward to hearing from everyone and hope there is some
> You sound like a great bunch.
> Take care. Nancy
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