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From: patricia meyers <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Need help with Catholic parish in 1864
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:53:27 -0700 (PDT)


Loree,
Holy Name Cathedral is within the boundaries of Ward 19 at that time.
Patti


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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Need help with Catholic parish in 1864

I'm overwhelmed with the replies to my questions(s) last night. Thank you all so much.  I'm happy to have the names of streets that defined Ward 19.

To answer a few specifics...  I believe the fire of 1871 did destroy the civil record of the marriage. The Ill. Statewide Database Online does have the marriage listed, with a notation of FINK.... meaning (it seems to say) that there was some newspaper recording - although it's certainly understandable that most publications would have been of the more well-off people.... 

There are no addresses in the 1870 census... so the ward informaton should be, hopefully will be, most helpful.

I did contact the Archdiocese and they returned an infomative letter. They cannot help without the parish name; but seem most willing to try, even if I get one or two possible parishes. 

The Catholic Chicago website is most interesting too. Thanks for sharing that.

Loree Muldowney 
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  Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Need help with Catholic parish in 1864


  19 W. Division St., Lake Michigan, W. Chicago Ave., N. Franklin St.
  These are the boundaries for Ward 19 in the 1870 census. Perhaps someone on this list might know what churches were in existence in this area at the time of the census.
  This would be Division Street on the north, Chicago Ave on the south, Franklin St on the west and the Lake on the east.
  Patti


  ----- Original Message ----
  From: Loree <>
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  Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 10:13:17 PM
  Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Need help with Catholic parish in 1864

  I'm looking for a record of a marriage, 14 January 1864, Cook County, which appears in the Illinois Statewide Database.

  The Archdiocese archivist has written me that they would need the parish in order to find the record. These people moved back to New York sometime after the 1870 Census.... so I don't have any address or neighborhood.... only that they were in Ward 19 in that 1870 census. A sister of this family lived in Ward 17... probably all the same neighborhood and maybe parish, I would guess.

  Is there a way to know what R.C. parish(es) might have been in or close to that Ward?

  Also, the Ill. Index notes that their marriage is in the FINK index (I guess Cook Co. does not have the records of those years.) Is it worth my while to write to IRAD, Northeastern univ. for the whatever information is in the Fink Index?

  I know these questions may be quite elementary.... but I'm somewhat at a loss, finding records in Cook county. I would appreciate any help.
  Thank you.

  Loree Muldowney


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