Hugh Foy HANNIGAN likely emigrated to Hudson, Columbia county, New York circa 1847 during the Potato Famine. It is likely he came from Braca, Buncrana or Glenties in County Donegal, Ireland. He married first Elizabeth SULLIVAN. She died in 1854. After her death, Hugh served in the New York military for a few years. He married second, Bridget WHOOLEY who bore him several children. They appear in 1860 through 1880 censuses in and near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin before moving to Henry, Codington county, South Dakota where he died in 1899 and Bridget passed away in 1907. Related are a Doctor D Ward Scanlan of Atlantic City, New Jersey, ; cheese making Scannells near Eden, Wisconsin & various Fitzgeralds and Foys married into the Hannigan family.
Am wondering if Elizabeth SULLIVAN was related to 2 brothers, Henry & Frederick, who, during the late 1800s had a photographic studio - Sullivan Bros. - in Hudson, New York.
Another family mystery is the origin, siblings and parentage of Benjamin PORTER who may have been born circa 1801 - 1806 in New York or Pennsylvania and his wife Julia Ann or Julienne WERNER or WARNER. They likely married prior to 1834 but don't know where. Most of their children were born in Ontario, Canada in Haldimand, Huron and Middlesex counties. His son Martin & most of his daughters moved to Michigan. One daughter married Henry FARMER and moved to Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Benjamin's gravesite is unknown as yet. He expired in East Williams twp, Middlesex county, Ontario 27 March 1879. Julia is buried in Bay City, Michigan but I have not uncovered a death record or obituary for her.
Where oh where in America did William WATERHOUSE and his first wife, Johanna STRICKLAND originate before settling in Brantford, Ontario ?
George CUNNINGHAM lived in Norfolk county, Ontario, Canada and married Magdalene SPRINGSTEAD / SPRINGSTEEN & moved to Michigan's thumb area.
Does anybody out there know the Scottish ancestry of Matthew GILMOUR & his wife Agnes FORSYTHE who are probably buried in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec near recorded graves of kin ?
Who were the parents of Nicholas CONWAY and his wife Mary FREEMAN whose son Lawrence died in 1853 at Belle River, Ontario, Canada. Lawrence married Therese RENAUD.
- Magdalene PORTER & husband, Henry FARMER. (451 KB)
Magdalene was daughter of Bejamin PORTER & Julienne WERNER. Henry & Lena are buried in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada.
- Silas Edward Cunningham as a boy (73 KB)
This portrait was taken in Cadillac, Wexford co, Michigan. Did he have kin there ? Possibly WESTOVER folk ?
- Daniel David Dominic MARENTETTE (243 KB)
Son of Dominic GODET MARENTETTE & Lucy CAMPEAU.
- Young Julia Ann Porter (203 KB)
She was 17 or 18 years old when she sat for this portrait in London, Ontario, Canada
- Pearl & Olive NIVEN graduate (30 KB)
They grew up in Hampton twp, Bay co, Michigan
- Carol Gertrude Cunningham (192 KB)
She was a very social gal.
- John Elton Niven & his family (277 KB)
John Elton Niven & Grace Ellis Stoutenburg raised their family near Kamloops, BC, Canada
- Susan DOUN (359 KB)
- Robert Stoutenburg & family (2377 KB)
Olive Rose NIVEN with her husband & children
- Constance Vera Seline (99 KB)
Mother of Charles Daniel & Helen Isabelle Hannigan.
- John Doane Niven (198 KB)
Son of Mars Niven
- Frances ZANG & Daniel Francis HANNIGAN (163 KB)
They married in Elk Rapids, Michigan and moved many times after that.
- Robert Niven, son of Mars (340 KB)
He settled in Bay county, Michigan
- Charles Conrad ZANG (193 KB)
Born in Germany. Served in the US Navy shortly after immigrating and re-enlisted during the Civil War.
- Four Feminine Generations (420 KB)
Corey Marentette, Claire Hannigan, Carol Cunningham with the Matriarch of the family, Pearl Niven.
- Robert NIVEN & Marie TESSIER (392 KB)
- Bunce family (275 KB)
Esther Porter must've died in Havre de Grace. George & adopted daughter, Ada LEGO went out to California.
- Phoebe DuCharme (1366 KB)
Wife of Remie Israel MARENTETTE
- Eve PORTER (189 KB)
Wife of Lawrence MICHENER. They lived in Howard City, Michigan.
- Jerome Jacob DuCHARME (43 KB)
Son of Joseph Heli or Ely DuCHARME & Emerance GUERARD AUREZ LAFERIERE