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Connell Family History

Descendants of James Connell

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 CONNELL was born Abt. 1799 in Ireland (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lists age at death as 82 yrs in Nov 1881.), and died 06 Nov 1881 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He married MARGARET "MARY" SCULLY. She was born Abt. 1799 in Ireland (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Records has her as age 90 yrs in Oct 1889.), and died 05 Oct 1889 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About JAMES CONNELL:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery Blk: 10 Row: 30W, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence: 06 Nov 1881, 158 Chicago St., Milwaukee (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.)

More About MARGARET "MARY" SCULLY:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery Blk: 10 Row: 30W, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence: Bet. Nov 1881 - 05 Oct 1887, 158 Chicago St., Milwaukee (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, From James' death in 1881 to her death in Oct 1889. She is also listed in the 1889/90 Milwaukee City Directory as living same.)

Children of JAMES CONNELL and MARGARET SCULLY are:

i. KATE2 CONNELL.

2. ii. JAMES O'CONNELL, b. Abt. 1827.

3. iii. BRIDGET "BIDDY" CONNELL, b. 1840, Ireland; d. 04 May 1916, Milw. Co. V381-p229, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

iv. JOHN CONNELL, b. Abt. 1845 (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Record shows age 42 at death in Feb 1887.); d. 03 Feb 1887.

More About JOHN CONNELL:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery Blk: 10 Row: 30W, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residence: 03 Feb 1887, 158 Chicago St., Milwaukee (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Living with mother.)

 

Generation No. 2

2. JAMES2 O'CONNELL (JAMES1 CONNELL) was born Abt. 1827. He married ?.

Child of JAMES O'CONNELL and ? is:

i. ANNA3 O'CONNELL, m. OWEN MCQUILLAN, 1878, Caledonia, Racine, Wisconsin.

More About OWEN MCQUILLAN and ANNA O'CONNELL:

Marriage: 1878, Caledonia, Racine, Wisconsin

 

3. BRIDGET "BIDDY"2 CONNELL (JAMES1) was born 1840 in Ireland (Source: 1880 Federal Census, 1880 Census lists her as 40 yrs old (born 1840); the 1870 as 35 yrs (born 1835); and her burial record at Calvary says she died 1916 at age 72 or born abt 1844.), and died 04 May 1916 in Milw. Co. V381-p229, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married PATRICK RILEY 17 Nov 1867 in St. Gaul's Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Source: Milw Co. V3-p82. (Source: Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907, Milwaukee County, Vol 5 Page 315, lists groom as Patrick Reiley.), son of JAMES O'RILEY and MARY MOONEY. He was born 31 Oct 1831 in Dunshaughlin, Meath, Ireland, and died 08 Oct 1888 in V9P611, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Notes for BRIDGET "BIDDY" CONNELL:

Name: Patrick Reiley Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1867 County: Milwaukee

Volume: 05 Page: 0315

Name: Bridget Connell Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1867 County: Milwaukee

Volume: 05 Page: 0315

More About BRIDGET "BIDDY" CONNELL:

Burial 1: 06 May 1916, Calvary Cemetery Lot 236 Blk. 5, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Listed as "Bridget Riley.")

Burial 2: By Brett Funeral Home

Emigration: 1858, at age 18.

Residence 1: 1910, Census: 142 Grove St., 5th Ward, Milwaukee.

Residence 2: 1909, Milw City Directory: Bridget Reilley, widow of Patrick, h. 219 Grove St.

Residence 3: May 1916, Living with step-daughter-in-law, Anastasia Mccarthy Reilly who had been widowed herself in 1913 at 447 14th Ave., Milw., WI.

Notes for PATRICK RILEY:

Patrick's and Bridget's Registration of Marriage gave his name as Patrick "Reily" (See Bridget's Notes - Reiley), son of James Reily and Mary Moony, laborer in Milwaukee, born in County of Mead (Meath), Ireland.

1858-59 and 1859-60 Milwaukee City Directories also list another Patrick Reilly, 3rd and Clybourn, boilermaker; and then as Patrick Riley, boilermaker, hnc Third and Fowler. Our Patrick is also listed but reverse surname order, as a laborer, different address.

1860 Milwaukee 3rd Ward, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Patrick Riley, 29

Ellen, 24, Ireland

James, 6, New york

Thomas, 3, Wisconsin

William, 2, Wisconsin

living with

Edward Murphy, 38, Ireland

Maria, 28, Ireland

Mary Ann, 8, Louisiana

Thomas, 4, Wisconsin

Ellen. 2, Wisconsin

and Ellen Burns, 22, Ireland

The Murphys had to come to Milwaukee via New Orleans. It possible to speculate some relationship between the two families. They both have sons named Thomas, about a year apart in age, both born in Wisconsin. The Murphy's have a daughter named Ellen, but could be named aftrer the Ellen Burns, age 22, living with them; possible sister to Maria? But the Murphys left New York (if they were even there) before the Rileys had their son James.

Two doors(?) over is Michael Malone, 45, Ireland

Anne, 40, Ireland,

James, 18, carpenter, Wisconsin

Mary, 16, Canada

Margaret, 14, Wisconsin

John. 11,

Michael, 9,

Annie, 7,

William, 5,

Martin, 3,

So the family came to Canada abt 1843, then on to Wisconsin abt 1845.

So is Ellen a Malone, and if so, the daughter? She could be by age, and place of birth. But Michael and his family were in Wisconsin before Patrick Riley married Ellen in New York by about 9 yrs.

Alternate: Irish Immigrants: New York Port Arrival Records, 1846-1851 Record

Name: O'Reilly, Patrick Age: 20 Gender: Male Embarkation: Liverpool

Ship: ColomboOccupation: workman/woman Passengers: 165 Residence: Unknown

Native Country: Ireland Destination: New Haven, Connecticut (?) Arrival

Date: 1 August 1851

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Could this be Patrick O'Riley's kin, his father/mother? No mention was ever given that they immigrated to America. There is a story of William Patrick Reilly, I, having an Uncle John/Jerry? The John below would be a great uncle. Probably not, since Mary (probably the same person in 1860 and 1870) would have been only abt 11 yrs old when Patrick was born.

It's interesting to note that a number of 1860 Reillys happened to arrive in Milwaukee around 1856, from New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, plus a new couple arrival (?) from Ireland. With children either just born or recently in the state they came from or the Irish couople who had their first(?) child in Wisconsin then.

In 1860 Milwaukee Ward 4 was the only one (or its census taker) to include further place of birth info, such as the county in Ireland, or England.

1860 Milwaukee Ward 4

James Riley, 55, 1804, Meath, Ireland

Mary, 40, 1819, Meath, Ireland

John, 15, 1844, Ireland

Richard, 13, 1846, Ireland

James, 11, 1848, Ireland

Same persons as in 1860?

1870 Milwaukee Ward 4

James Reiley, 60, abt 1810, laborer, all Ireland born

Mary, 49, abt 1821 (This wouldn't match for Patrick's mother, but the 1809 age does.)

John, 20, butcher

Everyone listed above is six years younger, except Mary, 12 years.

No Richard Riley in 1870 Milwaukee County; though there are several possibles, one in Chicago, one in Missouri, and two in New York.

James Riley, age 23, 1847, Ireland, Milwaukee Ward 5, he's an apprentice in a boiler shop.

More About PATRICK RILEY:

Name 2: Originally O'Riley before emigrating

Burial: 08 Oct 1888, Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Block: 5 Row: 236W. He is listed as "Patrick Reiley.")

Emigration 1: 06 May 1849, Landed in New York aboard the "St. Lawrence" from Liverpool, England. Source: The Famine Immigrants 1846-51, Vol.5.; LC #83-80078.

Emigration 2: Bet. 1845 - 1849, New York

Emigration 3: 29 Jul 1850, Alt: "INFANTRY" from Liverpool to New York

Emigration 4: Bet. 1856 - 1857, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Occupation: 1856, Stevedore, Milwaukee lake front harbor

Residence 1: 1879, 170 Chicago St.

Residence 2: Bet. 1856 - 1858, No listing in directory for Patrick Riley, though the 1856 lists a Patrick Malone (only listing).

Residence 3: Bet. 1858 - 1860, Van Buren bet Michigan and Huron; laborer; Patrick Reilly (Jas. Connell, lab., same address).

Residence 4: Bet. 1860 - 1861, Huron bet Jackson and Van Buren. (Note: Michael Malone had same address).

Residence 5: 1862, Hns Huron w. Van Buren (Pat Riley, teamster)

Residence 6: 1863, Huron and Jackson (Patrick Reily)

Residence 7: Bet. 1865 - 1867, 335 Milwaukee St.

Residence 8: Bet. 1867 - 1869, 360 Van Buren

Residence 9: 1869, 150 Detroit St.

Residence 10: Bet. 1870 - 1871, 141 Chicago St.

Residence 11: Bet. 1871 - 1872, 242 Chicago St.

Residence 12: 1873, 139 Chicago St.

Residence 13: Bet. 1873 - 1875, 274 Jackson St. (Note: John Malone, carp., Martin, lab., Michael, carp., William, gas-fitter, all lived at 272 Jackson).

Residence 14: Bet. 1875 - 1878, 168 Chicago St.

Residence 15: 1878, 163 Buffalo St. (Note: Nicholas listed first time.).

Residence 16: 1881, 247 Jefferson St.

Residence 17: 1883, 247 Broadway.

Residence 18: Bet. 1884 - 1886, 293 Milwaukee St.

Residence 19: Bet. 1890 - 1895, 7th Ave.

Residence 20: Bet. 1898 - 1900, 360 and 376 Mineral St.

More About PATRICK RILEY and BRIDGET CONNELL:

Marriage: 17 Nov 1867, St. Gaul's Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Source: Milw Co. V3-p82. (Source: Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907, Milwaukee County, Vol 5 Page 315, lists groom as Patrick Reiley.)

Witnesses: John Murray and Kate Connell

Children of BRIDGET CONNELL and PATRICK RILEY are:

i. FRANCIS "FRANK"3 REILLY, b. Bef. 21 Jul 1868, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Age is 29 yrs. Frank is buried with Grandparents James and Mary (Margaret Connell and his Uncle John Connell.); d. 21 Jul 1898, Emergency Hospital, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Source: Calvary Cemetery, Burial Record, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.).

More About FRANCIS "FRANK" REILLY:

Burial: 1898, Calvary Cemetery Blk: 10 Row: 30W, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

ii. MARY ANNE "MAYME" REILLY, b. 22 Dec 1869, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. 1935, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About MARY ANNE "MAYME" REILLY:

Baptism: Sponsors: Edward Leahy and Anne Sweeny.

Burial: 1935, Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Christening: 02 Jan 1870, St. John's Cathedral, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Occupation: Aft. 1888, Supported mother and her working in kitchen on the Milwaukee County Grounds (now the Milw Co. Medical Facilities)

Sponsors: Edward Leahy and Anne Sweeny.

iii. PATRICK REILLY, b. 1871, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. 20 Jun 1874, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About PATRICK REILLY:

Burial 1: Jun 1874, Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Burial 2: Lot 236, Blk 5.

Residence: 1874, 274 Jackson St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

iv. WILLIAM REILLY, b. 23 Oct 1873, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. 01 Nov 1873, age 9 per Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About WILLIAM REILLY:

Burial: 05 Nov 1873, Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lot 236 Blk 5.

Residence: 1873, 274 Jackson St., Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

v. ALICE REILLY, b. 29 Oct 1874, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d. 19 Jul 1875, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About ALICE REILLY:

Burial 1: 29 Jul 1875, Calvary Cemetery Lot 236, west half, blk 5, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Burial 2: Lot 236, West half, Blk 5, Section B.

Residence: 1875, 168 Chicago, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 


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