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 71 
 on: May 08, 2011, 05:47:20 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
E-Mail Received....from Ray Cowan

the_cowans@optusnet.com.au

Reference: 1851 Census

Hi guys.

I may have already sent this information, but thought that I would do so, just in case.

On page 3,:-


Numbers 5, 6, 7 and 8 are the Scheffer family (two children born in St Colomban and in Church records and originally from the German Schaeffer with no “e”, just an “a umlaut”).  Number 5 is Eusebe (or Seb for short) with his wife Christian Miller (daughter of John Miller and Elizabeth Miller (nee Cowan – my g.g.g aunt - of Lachute) and two children.  You will find the Scheffer family (and particularly son, Peter, who was also baptised in St Colomban) among the pioneers of Montana, to where they travelled from St Colomban – Frenchtown, Missoula.



Numbers 38, 39 and 40 are the McDonald family.  Husband Duncan, son John, and Duncan’s wife Christian McDonald (nee Cowan – Elizabeth Miller’s sister).


The reason I contacted you earlier, was to track down the latter family, but I have not had much luck – given the common surname.  I think I may have the death details of Duncan (and maybe his son Duncan), but I am not positive.  I have found nothing on Christian McDonald, another g.g.g. aunt).

I hope this is of help, and if you can help me in return, I would be grateful.

Ray Cowan
Sydney, Australia

 72 
 on: April 19, 2011, 04:08:39 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
Hi my great great grandmother Mary Ryan married a Micheal McGuirk around 1851.  Mary was the daughter of Ellen Dorney and Thomas Ryan of Tipperary, Ireland.

I know she came with her mother to the Shefford area not sure abouts siblings but there is a rumor that Mary may have had a sister that had gone to Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA.  My McGuirk family came this way.  Anything you could add to this information would be helpful.
 

LAURA HOGAN

HOGANL@MIDDLESEX.MASS.EDU


 73 
 on: April 11, 2011, 09:02:15 AM 
Started by Pat Marx Geiser - Last post by Pat Marx Geiser
Just found this, another page from Cecilia McDonald's notes!

 74 
 on: April 11, 2011, 09:01:03 AM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Pat Marx Geiser
Just found this!

 75 
 on: April 06, 2011, 05:42:14 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Pat Marx Geiser
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.

 76 
 on: April 06, 2011, 02:18:26 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Pat Marx Geiser
One more picture of Honora Madden

 77 
 on: April 06, 2011, 02:15:19 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Pat Marx Geiser
Pg 14

 78 
 on: April 06, 2011, 02:14:47 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Pat Marx Geiser
Just 2 to go!  Pg 13

 79 
 on: April 06, 2011, 02:13:08 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Fergus Keyes
Thanks Pat

This is good information and great details

Fergus

 80 
 on: April 06, 2011, 02:10:48 PM 
Started by Fergus Keyes - Last post by Pat Marx Geiser
Pg 12

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