I have researched my ancestry and that of my husband, John P. Tillman, for over 30 years. I have traced the following ancestral lines. My paternal families are famine Irish immigrants with surnames of Kavaney(Keavany/Kaveny)/Waldron/O'Neil/Mulheron/ Murray. Peter Keavany and Bridget Waldron emigrated separately from Ireland (Roscommon/Galway area) to the USA in the mid to late 1840s and settled in Freehold, Monmouth Co.,NJ. marrying abt. 1850/in 1860 they were in Galena, ILL./in 1862 in Waukon, Allamakee Co.,IA /Bridget and children moved to Miner Co.,SD. abt.1882. My paternal Isaac Bechtol family was Pennsylvania Dutch who settled in Stephenson Co.ILL mid 1840s.Susan Bechtol married Charles O'Neil abt.1850 in ILL. then moved to Waukon,IA.where she died in 1864. My father's maternal line also includes the names James Murry(b.1841,IRL;d.1909 Downsville, WI) wife, Veronica Taylor(Thaylon?) and James Mulheron (b.1844,IRL,d.1922 Eau Galle, WI) wife, Catherine Sexton.

My maternal family names are Charles Holland Rector (b.1858-d.1928)wife,Clara Hadden (b.1867-d.1953) who settled in Chicago,ILL where son Charles was b.1900.Other maternal names are Carl Belling(b.1853-d.1933),wife Ernstine Schultz and August Radtke (b.1851-d.1931),wife Pauline Semler who were all German Prussians who emigrated to Appleton,Outagamie Co.WI about 1880.


On my husband's side, the paternal surnames are Tillman (originally Thielemans)/Kobussen(Cobiessen)/Onkles/VanderBurgt (VandenBroek), all of whom emigrated from Boekel and Erp, Noord Brabant, Holland 1848-1850 and settled in Little Chute and Hollandtown, WI. The Irish names there were Patrick Clark(b.1809 Co. Monaghan, IRL.,d.1887 Hollandtown,WI) and wife,Catherine Murphy(b.1810-d.1892). His maternal family names are Krautkramer/Milheiser/Hammer, German Prussians who settled in WI around 1880. The name DuVall also appears in that family in Oshkosh, WI 1860.

I am interested in all of these family lines and would appreciate any input.Thank you.
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Maureen Kavaney Tillman
416 No. 24th St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
United States
jmajtillman@centurytel.net

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