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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Fitzgibbon-using Stephen Morse one step
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 23:41:44 -0500
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Forgot to give you the link:

http://stevemorse.org/


On Aug 3, 2007, at 11:38 PM, Ann Smith wrote:

> Wow!! this should keep me going till Christmas!!
> Thanks,
> Ann
>
> Nan Brennan <> wrote:
> Hi Ann,
>
> Sometimes when I am stuck, I will use Steven Morse One Step to find
> others of the same Surname coming to the US later.
>
> The hope is to find someone who listed a known US relative (in your
> case Chicago Fitzgibbons or Gillens, etc) as their destination and a
> relationship, ie. aunt, uncle, cousins is given too on the passenger
> manifest if you can get page two.
>
> Sometimes I get lucky doing this and will find the townland and a
> close relative, sometimes even a parent, of the person I am
> searching. Because your Gillens and Fitzgibbons came so early, you
> aren't likely to find their parents this way, but you might find an
> uncle or a cousin or a sibling and be able to confirm the townland or
> placename.
>
> I did a quick check on Gillen/Sligo (using "Sounds like" and I picked
> up the misspelling, "Slego". and found 39 Gillens coming from Sligo
> through Ellis Island, 1894-1924. The next step would be look at the
> records and see who came to Chicago and where did they go. You can
> do this for Castlegarden and other ports of immigration, too.
>
> Nan
>
> On Aug 3, 2007, at 6:05 PM, Ann Smith wrote:
>
>> Thanks to Judith Mason and Nan Brennan for their replies to my
>> Fitzgibbon, Gillen, and
>> Gilmartin quandaries. Yes, that Kate Fitzgibbon on the 1880
>> census was my g-grandmother, son John, 24, my grandfather. The
>> other info from "Chgo. Irish Families" I have seen, but cannot
>> prove a connection to my family. Actually, the Chgo. directories
>> have a lot of them in there, too---but the proof is lacking. The
>> Chgo. Fire didn't do us any
>> favors!!
>> Ann Smith
>>
>> Nan Brennan wrote:
>> From: Chicago Irish Families 1875-1925
>>
>> Sullivan, Mrs. James, nee Fitzgibbon, July 29, 1891, at 770 Hinman
>> st., aged 26 yrs., native of Castlemahon, Co. Limerick. Funeral from
>> St. Pius Church to Calvary (1)
>>
>> Fitzgibbon, James, Sept. 26, 1889, son of James, brother of John and
>> Garrett, native of Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, aged 18 yrs. Funeral
>> from resid., 130 N. May st. to St. Columbkille's Church to Calvary.
>> (1)
>>
>> Quinlan, Philip, at resid., 99 W. 11th st., Feb. 2, 1893, son of Ella
>> Quinlan, nee Fitzgibbon, and brother of Garret Quinlan, native of
>> Dromcolliher, Co. Limerick, aged 34 yrs. Funeral from the Jesuit
>> Church to Calvary (1)
>>
>> Fitzgibbon, Mary (nee McMahon), wife of the late James, mother of
>> Officers John J., William J., and Hannah Fitzgibbon, Mrs. John P.
>> Nolan, Mrs. Brisbois, and Mrs. Richard Barry. Funeral from her late
>> residence, 756 W. Erie st. to St. Malachy's Church thence to Calvary
>> cemetery. Native of Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. --May 5, 1903
>>
>> Fitzgibbon, Edmond Husband of the late Bridget (nee Callaghan),
>> native of Parish Murroe, Co. Limerick, father of Mamie, and Annie
>> Fitzgerald and brother-in-law of Edmond Callaghan. Funeral from his
>> late residence, 529 N. Hamlin ave. to Our Lady of Angels Church
>> thence to Calvary cemetery. --March 27, 1905 (1)
>>
>> Bermingham, John, President of the Chicago Distilling Co., died at
>> his residence, 454 W. Taylor st. on Saturday, (Dec. 14), aged 65
>> yrs., after an illness of a few months duration. He was a native of
>> Co. Kildare, and came to America in early manhood, settling in
>> Chicago. His connection with the Chicago Distilling Co. began at its
>> foundation about 18 years ago and he gradually rose by his merits to
>> be Pres. of that flourishing concern. Among his first partners in the
>> company was the late John J. FITZGIBBON who retired about 1884, and
>> established the Calumet National Bank of which he was President when
>> he died on Oct. 1, 1892, and his living associates in the same
>> enterprise are Col. P. J. Hennessy, Mr. Thomas Hutchinson, and Mr.
>> Richard Walsh. Mr. Berminghan was remarkable for his magnificent
>> personal appearance and he was liked by all who met him, because of
>> his whole souled, pleasant, manners. In politics he was a vehement
>> Democrat-so vehement that he could barely tolerate anyone-especially
>> an Irishman-who differed from him in his favorite theory. His malady
>> was stomach trouble that developed rapidly. He leaves a widow but no
>> children. Funeral from Holy Family Church to Calvary cemetery. -Dec.
>> 22, 1894
>>
>> On Jul 30, 2007, at 5:46 PM, Ann Smith wrote:
>>
>>> My Irish g-grandparents James Gillen and Winifred Gilmartin b.
>>> around 1835 Co. Sligo,
>>> most likely in Ahamlish Parish--no birth or marriage or
>>> immigration records so far. They
>>> surfaced in Chgo. late 1850's in Holy Family Parish records.
>>> Their daughter Anna Gillen b.
>>> 1863 m. John Fitzgibbon 1892 Holy Family. They are my
>>> grandparents and they lived in
>>> various parishes: Holy Family, Blessed Sacrament, Presentation,
>>> St. Mel's. Finally ended
>>> up in Austin and into Oak Park in St. Catherine of Siena Parish,
>>> where I was born and grew
>>> up.
>>> The Fitzgibbons are another brick wall---g-grands Patrick
>>> supposedly from Co. Cork and
>>> Catherine O'Brien or Dwyer (LImerick or Mayo) again no records
>>> until they surfaced in Chgo.
>>> late 1850's in Holy Family Parish.He disappeared off the census
>>> in 1870, possibly dying in
>>> 1863. Catherine died in 1911.
>>> Now if this was a Danish list, I could REALLY give you info!!
>>> Ann Fitzgibbon Smith
>>>
>>> Nan Brennan wrote:
>>> Hi Ann,
>>>
>>> Tell us more about your Gillens, Gilmartins and Fitzgibbons and what
>>> you are looking for.
>>>
>>> Nan
>>>
>>> On Jul 17, 2007, at 7:46 PM, Ann Smith wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm so jealous--had lunch there last Sept., but living in CA--
>>>> that's the problem. Searching
>>>> for Gillens, Gilmartins, and Fitzgibbons--
>>>> Ann Smith
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi gang,
>>>>
>>>> At last count there will be 9 of us for lunch at the Garden
>>>> Restaurant in
>>>> the Art Institute of Chicago.
>>>>
>>>> If there is anyone else who wants to come, please let me know soon
>>>> so I can
>>>> adjust the reservation.
>>>> We had a great time during our last lunch. We talked, shared, and
>>>> laughed
>>>> for over 2 hours.
>>>>
>>>> Those of us attending the lunch will be deciding when/where/agendas
>>>> for
>>>> future luncheons, so anyone who would like to attend future
>>>> lunches, please send
>>>> me your ideas, locations, etc. so we e can consider your ideas.
>>>>
>>>> Maureen N
>>>>
>>>>
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