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From: Alexa <>
Subject: Re: [Phly-Rts] Johanna Mary Donoghue Kearney and Geoffrey Donoghue
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:48:16 -0800 (PST)
Did your Michael Kearney immigrate from Ireland, too? Did his family? Do you have any idea which part of Ireland they're native? I'm asking because we have some hidden Kearneys that I can't find any information on and county names might help.
Genealogy research since 1975
--- On Fri, 1/28/11, Leslie Rahling <> wrote:
From: Leslie Rahling <>
Subject: [Phly-Rts] Johanna Mary Donoghue Kearney and Geoffrey Donoghue
Date: Friday, January 28, 2011, 9:02 AM
I am searching for my great grandmother, Johanna Mary Donoghue Kearney. She
emigrated from Kerry in 1871, married Michael L, Kearney September 28, 1880,
but can find no record of her in the 1880 census. She does show up as
Johanna Kearney in 1900 and 1910. Her father Goodfriede (Geoffrey) was one
of the sponsors at her wedding, but can't find him either. Geoffrey seems
to be an unusual name for an Irishman but he remains elusive - no sightings
in Ireland or Philadelphia. Johanna and Michael's wedding took place at St.
Teresa's Church, which is now closed and St. Rita's holds the records. The
secretary at St. Rita's (who was very helpful, by the way) added that
Johanna's mother's maiden name was listed as "Hidd" or something close to
it.I'm guessing maybe Dodd or Wood(s). Any other ideas?
Thanks for any help!