This work and everything I do is dedicated to my mother,
Martha Christine Christopher Tiernan
Born - December 25, 1929
Died - July 1, 1984
Now 21,601 Names - Upd 29 June 2006!
This family tree database includes 6 United States Presidents, Fronteersman Daniel Boone and Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence!
Persons with the following surnames in their family trees, please email me: Tiernan, Maguire, Walt, Faletti or Falleti, Christopher, Harlan, Harland, Zewe.
I am especially intrigued with the Tiernan's. I need info on Thomas Tiernan (b. 1776 in Ireland, d. in 1870 in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois). Records indicate that Thomas (married Bridget Dalton) came over to Montreal from County Meath or Mayo. They had many children. One, my great-great grandfather, Bartholomew (married Margaret Duff) was the father of James Francis Tiernan, James (married Helena "Lena" Zewe) was the father of Leo Bartholomew Tiernan, Leo (married Margaret Mary Walt) was the father of Paul Lawrence Tiernan and Paul (married Martha Christine Christopher) is the father of Mark Stephen Tiernan married Hiwatha Shead). Mark is my brother. This Tiernan line ends here; Mark does not have any children. This family line settled in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, appoximately 1845-1850, and there are still many Tiernans in Lake County, Illinois.
What happened to Thomas' parents? Did they stay in Ireland? Who were his brothers and sisters? Where did they go to? If you have info, please email me.
I am equally interested in the Walt family. Please see my family tree files. Perhaps you are a decendent of David Walt (married Sarah ?), born on 9 November 1810 in Ontario, Canada.
- Helena "Lena" Ernestine Zewe Tiernan - Approx 1918 (247 KB)
Lena Tiernan was the wife of James F. Tiernan and mother to Leo, Lawrence, James, Mathew and Elizabeth (Bette). Born 31 Mar 1876; Died 11 Nov 1957
- John and Barbara Mueller Walt Family - 1920 (261 KB)
Top from left: Margaret, Lawrence, Genevieve
Bottom from left: Barbara, Lucille, John, Ambrose
- Margaret Mary Walt - Approx 1918 (308 KB)
On the occasion of her 8th grade graduation
- James and Helena Zewe Tiernan Children - 1912 (114 KB)
Top from left: Leo, Lawrence, James
Bottom from left: Elizabeth, Matthew
- Tom & Terri Tiernan Maguire (1334 KB)
June 25, 2005
- Leo and Margaret Walt Tiernan Family - 1957 (18 KB)
Top from left: Gerald, Paul
Bottom, sitting from left: Charlene, Margaret, Leo, Maralee
- Tom & Terri Tiernan Maguire & Family (346 KB)
June 25, 2005
- Martha Christine Christopher Tiernan - 1947 (177 KB)
Born in Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois on December 25, 1929
Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 1, 1984
- Robert Alan Christopher (101 KB)
Born 27 July 1932,
Died 9 November 2005
- Leo and Margaret Walt Tiernan Children - 1938 (225 KB)
From left: Paul, Charlene, Gerald (Jerry)
- Mark Stephen Tiernan (138 KB)
Approximately 18 months old, 1956
- Paul Lawrence Tiernan - approx 1935 (10 KB)
First Holy Communion - Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Waukegan, Lake, Illinois
- Mark Stephen Tiernan (97 KB)
Approximately 3 years, 1957
- Margaret Walt Tiernan (127 KB)
First Holy Communion (year unknown)
- Paula Suzanne Tiernan (95 KB)
Approximately 2 years, 1958
- Thomas and Therese "Terri" Tiernan Maguire - 1999 (11 KB)
Our 15th wedding anniversary