American grown with Irish Roots

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…]

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Our family tree is almost full of branches

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…]

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Rosanna Hannigan {1877-1925}

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…]

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The family plot at Saint Raymond’s Cemetery

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…]

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Marriage Certificate for William Henry Haring and Mary Ellen Hannigan

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…]

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