William James Acker was the son of Rose Hannigan and Henry Edgar Acker. His story began with his birth in February 1897 and gets more interesting as he grows up. Read more to find out about the life he led.
In August 1887, William Henry Haring and Mary Ellen were married in the Melrose section of the Bronx. They went on to have six children over the next fourteen years of marriage before moving their family to New Jersey. Three daughters and their son went on to marry and have families. This is a breakdown of those children and their descendants.
While shopping in Orlando the weekend of August 12, 2017, I saw a man wearing a tee-shirt with the above message on it. I thought to myself, do I really need to add another tee-shirt to my extensive collection that I don’t have time to wear, even with such a great message? In our connected … [Read more…]
In researching our family tree, only four of the first generation siblings went on to raise families: Mary, Rosanna, John and Denis. To that point, I think we have exhausted those lines of descendants for my grandfather’s generation, and possibly even to my father’s generation. It is only the descendants of my current generation that … [Read more…]
In the 1880 US Census report for New York City, the family of Patrick Hannigan was enumerated on June 8, 1880 while living on 149th Street. In the enumeration, there were five children listed: Mary (11); Cornelius (9); James (7); Lizzie (5) and Rosanna (3). A sixth child, my great-grandfather, was born that day. The … [Read more…]
A caretaker at the Saint Raymond’s Cemetery in the Throggs Neck section of the Borough of the Bronx provided the following information regarding the burials of my Hannigan ancestors. The address is: Saint Raymond’s Cemetery; 2600 Lafayette Avenue; Bronx, New York Catherine Hannigan acquired two plots on September 7, 1884 in Section 2, Range 6, Grave 17/18 for the … [Read more…]
Mary was the oldest sibling of my great-grandfather, John Joseph Hannigan. William and Mary were married on the fourth day of August 1887 in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church at Courtlandt Avenue and East 154th street in the Melrose section of the Bronx, New York City. Pastor Charles J. Wielding conducted the ceremony. The information on the reverse provides … [Read more…]
Mary Ellen Hannigan was the first child born to Patrick and Catherine in Morrisania, New York. Morrisania was located north of New York City on the east side of the Harlem River in Westchester County. In 1874, the area was annexed to be part of the Twenty-Third Ward of New York City. The twenty-third ward was the … [Read more…]
As a young wife, Catherine Hannigan had to find a final resting place for her husband. As the Catholic cemetery for the area, Catherine was deeded two plots in Saint Raymond’s Cemetery in Section 2 to meet the needs of her large family. This copy of the deed provided by the staff of Saint Raymond’s … [Read more…]
My father and I have worked for decades to locate the roots of the HANNIGAN family as they came from Ireland and settled in the greater New York City area during the late 1860’s. These efforts were greatly enhanced in 2016 when the National Library of Ireland released the Ireland Catholic Parish Registers, a collection made up of … [Read more…]