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Categories => Genealogy - Census => Topic started by: Fergus Keyes on April 05, 2011, 07:25:57 AM

Title: Keyes-Madden Family moved to Dubuque, Iowa around 1848
Post by: Fergus Keyes on April 05, 2011, 07:25:57 AM
My great grandfather Andrew Keyes had three sisters – Mary; Elizabeth (sometimes called Betty); and Judith (some records note her as Julia).

All were born in Ireland and were the children of Patrick Keyes & Honora Phelan

Mary married James Madden, on June 1st 1835, in St. Scholastique. They left St. Columban around June of 1848, when James and Mary moved to Dubuque, Iowa.

It seems that perhaps both her sisters - Elizabeth who married Matthew Power; and Judith who married who married Patrick Ryan - may have also moved to Dubuque

There are a number of people researching this part of my family and one, Pat Geiser, (Patriciamarx1@aol.com ) just sent me some great photos of James Madden and Mary Key(e)s, which I am attaching.
Pat is also looking for any information about her own great grandmother Honora Madden who was born in 1840.

I have other records of children born to Mary Keyes and James Madden – but not one for Honora – Not sure if anyone on the list has any information about Honora Madden…

In the meantime, here are the photos

Title: Re: Keyes-Madden Family moved to Dubuque, Iowa around 1848
Post by: claude bourguignon on April 05, 2011, 01:30:55 PM
La famille se serait établie comme cultivateurs en juin 1848 a Table Mound Township comté de Dubuque, Iowa (communication de Mme Rachael Rogers). Mary est décédée d’une péritonite le 16 aout 1880 et James décede en 1894.

For more info :  St.Columban-Irish, link History, Famille Madden, Claude Bourguignon 2008.
Title: Re: Keyes-Madden Family moved to Dubuque, Iowa around 1848
Post by: Fergus Keyes on April 05, 2011, 02:34:51 PM
Merci Claude;

Maintenant je vois que Honora était né dans St. Jerome pas dans St. Columban - qui est pourquoi elle n'est pas dans mes rapports.
Title: Re: Keyes-Madden Family moved to Dubuque, Iowa around 1848
Post by: Fergus Keyes on April 06, 2011, 06:42:31 AM
Pat Geiser, has now registered in our forum & has sent me some additional information and a photo. She noted that

 “I would so much like to give credit for the photos and wonderful family history to my great aunt Cecilia Gertrude McDonald who passed it on to me.  She also left  me a solid gold cross that her mother, Honora Madden owned.  Aunt Ceil died in 1962.  She lived with us when I was growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She worked for many years as a saleswoman in a Cincinnati department store.  She was a wonderful seamstress, as was her mother, Honora, who was a professional "Cloak and Dressmaker" (I have her business card.)    Aunt Ceil took care of her aging mother and never married.  Attached is a picture of Cecilia as a young woman.”

In addition to the attached photo Cecilia, the daughter of Honora Madden and grand daughter of James Madden & Mary Keyes, Pat has also sent me a page from Cecilia’s family history notes that is also attached.
Title: Gerogeann Herzog researching the same family
Post by: Fergus Keyes on April 06, 2011, 07:23:42 AM
In addition to Pat Geiser, who is a direct descendant of Honora Madden, daughter of James Madden and Mary Keyes,

Georgeann Herzog Walton (georgeannwalton@gmail.com) is also researching the same family.

Gerogeann is the great granddaughter of Mary Ann Herzog.

Mary Ann was Honora’s sister; and another daughter of James Madden & Mary Keyes.

Here is her note….

“Hello Fergus....these are just some of the photos I have of MaryAnn (Madden) Herzog(daughter of James and Mary Key(e)s Madden)....and her family.... she married James Herzog and lived the rest of her life in Dubuque......I have a few more photos if anyone is interested in those I would be happy to share....they had a daughter as well as the two boys Henry (my grandfather)and John.....her name was Mary(Mayme) and I have photos of her and her family(Kress)  .....Thanks again for all you have done.....Great Great site!
Georgeann Herzog Walton”
Title: Post Notes & Summary
Post by: Fergus Keyes on April 06, 2011, 09:04:32 AM
To make my recent posts, a little less confusing, there are now 3 individuals researching James Madden & Mary Key(e)s.

They include:-

Pat Geiser                           Patriciamarx1@aol.com

Georgeann Walton                georgeannwalton@gmail.com

Rachael Rogers                    gffr73@msn.com

Summery;

Patrick Keyes & Honora Phelan arrived in Canada between 1825 and 1830. They had four children – Andrew; Mary; Elizabeth & Judith.

- Mary married James Madden and eventually moved to Dubuque Iowa.

- Andrew, my own great-grandfather remained in Quebec….

The other two sisters – Elizabeth who married Mathew Power;

and Judith who married Patrick Ryan are lost in my records –

They both may have also moved to Iowa. Does anyone know for sure?
Title: Re: Keyes-Madden Family moved to Dubuque, Iowa around 1848
Post by: Pat Marx Geiser on April 06, 2011, 09:49:57 AM
In my Aunt Cecilia McDonald's 1928 family history she writes:  "Mrs Betty Keys Powers [and] Mrs Julia Keys Ryan also died in Dubuque Iowa and left large family connections". 
Title: Re: Keyes-Madden Family moved to Dubuque, Iowa around 1848
Post by: Pat Marx Geiser on April 06, 2011, 12:56:32 PM
Here are more pages from my Great Aunt Ceil's maternal family history:
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Post by: Fergus Keyes on April 06, 2011, 01:13:08 PM
Thanks Pat

This is good information and great details

Fergus
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Post by: Pat Marx Geiser on April 06, 2011, 01:14:47 PM
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Post by: Pat Marx Geiser on April 06, 2011, 01:18:26 PM
One more picture of Honora Madden
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Post by: Pat Marx Geiser on April 06, 2011, 04:42:14 PM
Here are the business cards of Honora Madden McDonald and her son, my grandfather. Unfortunately he didn't win the election.  Both cards are from Cincinnati, Ohio, where Honora met and married William J McDonald, a widower with three young children. Together they had three more children, one of whom was my grandfather. One son from William's first marriage, William Purcell McDonald, was an artist with Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati.  One of his vases is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Title: Re: Keyes-Madden Family moved to Dubuque, Iowa around 1848
Post by: Pat Marx Geiser on April 11, 2011, 08:01:03 AM
Just found this!