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The Roes & Hamers of Brooklyn, NY

Updated November 22, 2005

Greetings to All - All this began quite accidentaly with a period of my being virtually homebound in the winter of 2005. Just proves once again that good things come out of bad things. So, life is a struggle,but thank the Lord that I enjoy the loving, supportive family and friends that I do. Please share any information that I am missing with me. Enjoy an American journey which began with a few immigrants from Ireland, a man from Norway, a woman from Sweden, a man from England and a couple from Wales. We are truly American mutts!!
On my paternal side, I am researching the family of Michael & Honora Doherty from Limerick, Ireland. He was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, fighting in Company A of the 11th Massachusetts and she died in 1906 in Tuckahoe, NY. They had five children, 2 born in Ireland and three in America. A am also researching the Mathews family of Tuckahoe, NY. Mary Mathews is Michael & Honora's daugther and she had eleven children in Tuckahoe, NY. Joseph and Charles Matteau moved to Kansas City, MO to become professional golfers.
I am also reasearching the Jacob Pedarsen family of Tromso, Norway. His name became Jacob Roe in America and he married Sophia Soderstrom of Uppsula, Sweden.
On my maternal side I am researching the Hamer family, decesndents of Abraham Hamer of Wales. They arrived in America prior to 1829. Their son, Daniel Hamer was a Blacksmith on Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn, NY and his son was a NYC Fireman in the late 1800's. My mother's maiden name is Hamer. Other families on her side includes Robert Stuart of Sheffield, England and his wife, Delia Gorman of Sligo, Ireland, Edward Quigley of Ireland and Emily Connaly of New York.

Kathleen Roe OConnor
7218 Narrows Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
United States

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