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The Pembrokes of South Dakota

Updated October 12, 2000

Mary Ann Pembroke
mpembrok@rushmore.com

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Edward Pembroke immigrated from Kilkenny, Ireland around 1888, settling in Brown County, South Dakota. He and his wife, Kate Mcpartland, adopted a son, George, who around 1899, arrived on one of the noted orphan trains from New York. George's date of birth is 06/15/1897, and it is believed his birth surname was Henessey (sp?). George married Anna Mae Conley (b. 05/19/1898), and they raised six children in the Conde and Turton, SD area.

The journey to the past is getting interesting. I continue to search for records relating to Edward's immigration and the adoption of his son George. George's adoption was arranged through the Catholic church in Frankfort, around 1899. I believe the priest who arranged the adoption was a Fr. Gennard. Thanks to the internet, I am also searching for family related to Edward's wife, Katherine McPartland. (Hi, Buzz.)

The McPartland's were early homesteaders in Dakota Territory, arriving in 1883 to settle in Brown and Spink Counties.

I look forward to any information people may have to help me in my family search.

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