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I am the great, great granddaughter of Michael Dwyer and Anne Elliott; great granddaughter of their oldest daughter Mary Agnes Dwyer (later Wallace). They went from St. Columban to Montreal and then to Chicago where they arrived around 1865. Michael & Anne later went to Hobart, IN. Also, some of the family ended up in the Denver, CO area.

I would love to find out why they picked Chicago, as none of their immediate family seemed to be there. I'm also trying to figure out how people would have traveled from St. Columban to Chicago in those days.

I have been researching these families for a while now. Happy to share/recieve information about this family and their offspring.
I believe my 2nd great grandmother was Mary Dwyer - sister of Michael and daughter of John Dwyer (1794-1860) and Bridget Colleton Dwyer (1800 - 1870). Mary Dwyer married Keyron Walsh (1815-1874) whose headstone was gratefully restored in the St. Columban cemetery.

Mary & Keyron’s Daughter Ann married my great grand-father Calixte Scheffer, son of Francois - grandson of Pierre and I believe great grandson of Andreas Scheffer. Ann and Calixte also moved to Chicago around 1883.

I also have gathered quite a bit of information on the Scheffer’s but less on the Dwyer and Walsh families. Happy to share with you.