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Loftus - John, Patrick, Delia, Michael, Catherine, etal

Updated May 23, 2005

Michael A Nichols
4110 Old Homestead Dr
Imperial, Missouri 63456
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Hello: My name is Michael A. Nichols, and I am conducting research into my family roots in St. Louis, Ireland, Minnesota, S. Dakota and Iowa.

Born: November 15, 1863
County Mayo, Ireland
Naturalized a United States Citizen on October 25, 1887
Died: Saturday, November 20, 1915
On Daughter's Farm Between
Geddes & Lake Andes South Dakota
Buried: November 25, 1915
Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

My Great-Great-Grandparent John Loftus, born Ireland, date unknown, whose wife's first and maiden names are presently not known, had at least two children in Ireland. The exact number of children born is unknown. The names of the two known children were Patrick Loftus and Delia Loftus. John Loftus had a brother Michael Loftus who married a Mary Hyland in Ireland and later moved to St. Louis, MO.

Patrick and Delia had a first cousin, whose name was Ann Loftus. Anna Loftus' first marriage was to a Peter F. Finnegan, and her second marriage was to a August Siebuhr.

Anna Loftus Finnegan Siebuhr, had a sister, who was also a first cousin of Patrick and Delia Loftus and she is identified as Catherine Kate Loftus. Catherine Kate Loftus married a Thomas "Tom" F. Connors, and they had 7 children identified John Connors, Joseph Connors and Margaret, Mary "Mamie", Winifred "Viola", Anna "Blanche", Loretta and Ester Catherine "Grace" Connors., Margaret Connors would later marry a Conrath.

Anna Loftus Finnegan Siebuhr & Catherine Kate Loftus Connors' parents were Michael Loftus and Mary Hyland.

I have no birth place information on Delia Loftus, born 12/25/1863?. PATRICK LOFTUS, my Great-Grandfather was BORN in Parish Kilmaine (Kilmainmore), Neale Post Office, Village of Blessingtown, County Mayo Ireland.
Blessingtown appeared to be a small village or hamlet of approximately 30 structures. It was located on the north edge of Turloughaclava and is very close to the town or city of Ballinrobe, just to the southeast. The area is identified as being the Plains of Ellestrin.

During the years 1879-82, when Patrick Loftus was approximately seventeen (17) years of age, my Great-Great-Grandfather John Loftus brought the family to America. They arrived in New York City, as the story was told and when he looked at New York, it appeared to him that America was a dirty country and so he packed up the family and returned to Ireland, with the exception of his son Patrick and daughter Delia who stayed in New York with their cousins names unknown. Patrick would then travel with an unknown cousin to St. Louis, Missouri where they lived with relatives. Delia would marry a Thomas C. Collins and have at least five children Harry, Henry, Edward V., Thomas J. and & Jeanette. Jeanette would marry a William Schilling.

I am also researching the following surnames: Collins, Connors, Conrath, Siebuhr, Dougherty, Finnegan, Carl, Schnatzmeyer, Walsh, Lernart, Feehley, Welch, Ball, Cocoran, Forschler, Brown, Hynes, Gavin, Mullen, Kearney, McCluskey, Kinyon, Hartog, Truesdale, Doerrer, Lehman, Schultz, Nichols, Sinkey, Tevlin, Zeller, and Hoelker.

Michael A. Nichols, St. Louis, Missouri,

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  • Margaret Loftus Loftus (1st Wife) (352 KB)
    On or about November 29th 1882, Patrick Loftus my Great-Grandfather married Margaret "Maggie" Loftus, born approximately 1856, somewhere in Virginia, died July 29, 1894 in St. Louis, Missouri, buried August 1, 1894. The marriage took place in St. Louis, Missouri, per license # 5614. Patrick on the marriage license stated he was twenty-four (24) years of age and Margaret stated her name was Maggie and would further state that she was twenty (26) years of age. In fact Patrick, would have only been nineteen (19) years of age, if his date of birth is correct.
  • Margaret Walsh Lenart Loftus (2nd Wife) (356 KB)
    Margaret Lenart, nee: Walsh, born approximately 1863 in St. Louis, Missouri, died May 12, 1911, according to her death certificate numbered 4621. The marriage of Patrick Walsh and Margaret Walsh-Lenart, took place on June 10, 1897, in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, per marriage license # 70987. Patrick at that time gave an age of thirty-three (33) years and an address of 1711 North Broadway, St. Louis, Missouri. Margaret gave an age of thirty-five (35) years and an address of 1209 Howard Street, St. Louis, Missouri. This marriage produced to my knowledge three (3) offspring.

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