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The John Ryan Family Home Page

Updated September 5, 2000

In our search for our family history we are looking for the following surnames: Ryan, Fitzgerald, Yelverton, Szurga and Golecki.John Ryan came from Tipperary, Ireland with his sister Mary sometime between 1845 and 1860. John's mother was Anne ? and his father was James Ryan. The family moved to Cleveland, Ohio sometime around 1865. John married Mary Purcell in 1868 and they lived on Oregon Ave. in Cleveland. Mary's father was Michael Purcell and she had at least one brother John. Mary's sister Catherine Purcell married a Frank Hathaway and they moved to Bellaire, Ohio sometime around 1900.

John Fitzgerald married Ellen Yelverton in Cleveland, Ohio on January 25, 1875. John Fitzgerald came from Tipperary, Ireland and Ellen Yelverton came from Cork, Ireland. John served in the Union Cavalry under General Sherman. I know very little about John. Ellen Yelevrtons father was Bryan Yelverton and her Mother was Ellen Murphy. Bryan died in March of 1916 at his residence of 14 Thomas Davis Street, Cork, Ireland. Ellen had 14 brothers and sisters. Ellen's grandfather was also a Bryan Yelverton and her grandmother was Mary McGann.

John Szurga married Mary ? somewhare in Poland. Their son Jacob Szurga married Anna Barbara Golecki in Uniontown PA. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Anna Barbara's father was Stanislaws Golecki. Jacob and Anna Barbara had one child, Charlotte. The family moved to Cleveland, Ohio and resided at 2379 Professor Ave. Jacob Szurga was born in 1877 and died in 1942, Anna Barbara was born in 1882 and died in 1929. Jacob's address at his death was 1021 Auburn Ave. Cleveland, Ohio. Their daughter Charlotte died in December 1989.

I would appreciate any help in following any lateral family relationships, especially the earlier family members. I will also be very happy to share any information I have with others following the same surnames or related data.

John James Ryan
11044 Drake Road
North Royalton, Ohio 44133
United States

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