Compiled and Edited by Michael R.
Descendants of ? Pendergast
Generation No. 1
Children of ? PENDERGAST are:
2. i. MICHAEL2
PENDERGAST, b. Bet. 1825 - 1826, Ireland; d. 28 Apr 1910.
ii. ANDREW PENDERGAST, b. Abt.
More About ANDREW PENDERGAST:
Occupation: 1880, Blacksmith, own
of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Generation No. 2
was born Bet. 1825 - 1826 in Ireland (Source: Calvary Cemetery Record, Age 86.),
and died 28 Apr 1910 (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Michael's obit, May 12, 1910.).
He married MARY (ANN) L. LANNON (Source: 1860 Federal Census, Lists her age 21
and as Margaret, not Mary.) Abt. 1862, daughter of WILLIAM LANNON and ANN
CRINUHAN. She was born Abt. 1832 in County Louth, Ireland (Source: Calvary
Cemetery Record, Age 88.), and died 11 Aug 1920.
Notes for MICHAEL PENDERGAST:
In 1855 there was a PATRICK PENDERGAST
in the city of Racine, Racine Co, relative?
1860 Federal Census - Michael
Michael P. died at his Milwaukee home,
April 28, 1910, age 86. Funeral at St. John's cathedral. Interment at Calvary
cemetery. His wife, three sons and five daughters survive him. Waukesha Freeman
May 12, 1910
More About MICHAEL PENDERGAST:
Burial: 30 Apr 1910, Calvary Cemetery,
Milwaukee, Block 20 Section ? Row 7S
Occupation 1: 1870, Farmer, Town of
Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census, July 16, 1870.)
Occupation 2: 1900, Physician
Residence 1: 1860, Town of Lisbon,
Residence 2: 1855, Town of Menomonee,
Waukesha county as MICHAEL PENDERGRASS
Residence 3: Apr 1910, 755 Cass St.,
More About MARY (ANN) L. LANNON:
Burial: 11 Aug 1920, Calvary Cemetery,
Milwaukee, Block 20 Section ? Row 7
Residence: Aug 1920, 377 28th St.,
More About MICHAEL PENDERGAST and
Marriage: Abt. 1862
Children of MICHAEL PENDERGAST
and MARY LANNON are:
i. ANN M.3
PENDERGAST, b. Abt. 1863, Wisconsin (Source: Calvary Cemetery Record, Age
80.); d. 20 Nov 1942.
More About ANN M. PENDERGAST:
Burial: 29 Nov 1942, Calvary
Cemetery, Milwaukee, Block 20 Section ? Row 7S
Residence: Nov 1942, 1223 North
28th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ii. MICHAEL H. PENDERGAST, b. Nov
1865, Wisconsin; d. 09 Feb 1932.
Notes for MICHAEL H. PENDERGAST:
Age at death as noted in Calvary
cemetery record is 63; doesn't quite match census birth year.
More About MICHAEL H. PENDERGAST:
Burial: 09 Feb 1932, Calvary
Cemetery, Milwaukee, Block 19 Section ? Row 234S
Occupation: 1900, Bookkeeper (for
Political: 17 Jan 1891, Deputy
Sheriff Assistant for Town of Laibon (Source: Waukesha Freeman, January
Residence: Feb 1932, 1223 North
28th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3. iii. THOMAS J. PENDERGAST, b.
Nov 1865, Wisconsin; d. 22 Dec 1936.
iv. MARY JANE PENDERGAST, b. Abt.
v. AGNES PENDERGAST (Source: 1880
Federal Census, Age 12.), b. Abt. 1867, Wisconsin.
vi. MARGARET PENDERGAST, b. Abt.
vii. CATHERINE "KATE"
PENDERGAST, b. Abt. Nov 1869, Wisconsin (Source: 1870 Federal Census, Age
9 mos, Census July 9, 1870.).
viii. LUCY PENDERGAST, b. Abt.
1872 (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Age 8.).
ix. WILLIAM PENDERGAST, b. Abt.
1874 (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Age 6.).
x. SARAH PENDERGAST, b. Abt. 1875
(Source: 1880 Federal Census, Age 4.).
Generation No. 3
was born Nov 1865 in Wisconsin, and died 22 Dec 1936. He married EMMA M. ?. She
was born Abt. 1875 (Source: Holy Cross Cemetery Record, Age 85.), and died 02
More About THOMAS J. PENDERGAST:
Burial: 24 Dec 1936, Holy Cross
cemetery, Milwaukee, Block 8 Section ? Row ? Lot 37 Grave 1
Residence 1: 1900, Milwaukee Ward 8,
Wisconsin living with brother Michael
Residence 2: Dec 1936, 1209 South
Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
More About EMMA M. ?:
Burial: 05 Jul 1961, Holy Cross
cemetery, Milwaukee, Block 8 Section ? Row ? Lot 37 Grave 2
Residence: Jul 1961, 2642 North 84th
St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Child of THOMAS PENDERGAST and
EMMA ? is:
i. THOMAS J.4
PENDERGAST, b. Abt. 1913; d. 01 Jun 1988; m. BERNADINE A. ?; b. Abt. 1922
(Source: Holy Cross Cemetery Record, Age 76.); d. 09 Dec 1998.
More About THOMAS J. PENDERGAST:
Burial: 04 Jun 1988, Holy Cross
cemetery, Milwaukee, Block 8 Section ? Row ? Lot 37 Grave 3
Residence: Jun 1988, 2460 North
96th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
More About BERNADINE A. ?:
Burial: 12 Dec 1998, Holy Cross
cemetery, Milwaukee, Block 8 Section ? Row ? Lot 37 Grave ?
Residence: Dec 1998, 13325
Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Michael Pendergast once
owned Willow Springs Mobile Home Court property
, Living Sussex Sun
By Fred Keller, Sussex Village Historian
Michael H. Pendergast, a member of the Irish
community that settled in the Lannon area and
along Town Line Road in Lisbon, once owned the
land where Willow Springs Mobile Home Court
stands today on McLaughlin Road, 1½ blocks west
of Town Line Road and Highway 74.
According to the "Waukesha County 1894
Portrait and Biographical Record," Michael was
the son of Michael and Mary Pendergast, who were
both born in Ireland. A relative of William
Lannon, the village's namesake, Mary lived in
Lannon when she met her future husband.
A member of St. James Catholic Church, the
elder Michael bought 160 acres immediately north
of today's Willow Springs Mobile Homes on land
that later served as a quarry (now owned by
Halquist Stone Co.). He later bought some more
land on today's Mill Road that protruded into
what is now the Silver Spring County Club golf
The couple parented nine children, three sons
and six daughters: Anna, twins Thomas and
Michael H., Jennie, Agnes, Kate, Lucy, William
and Sallie, who lived only four years, dying in
1881. In 1894, eight were still alive.
Though Michael received only a short primary
school education himself, he educated his eight
surviving children at great expense.
Thomas went to the Lannon-Willow Springs
school, then Carroll College. He studied
medicine at the Chicago Medical College,
graduating in 1893 as a surgeon before moving to
Jennie and Agnes also went to Carroll
College, as did William, who trained as a
teacher at Northern Indiana Normal College of
Born Nov. 30, 1865, just as the Civil War
ended, as H. M. Pendergast, Michael H. was
reared to take over the family farm, but he
still received a complete grade school education
that led to three years at Carroll College and,
afterward, a job teaching in Waukesha schools
for five terms (one-third of a school year).
He then managed his father's farm and
expanded it southward another 111 acres.
Just like his father, Michael H. was a
Democrat, casting his first presidential vote
for Grover Cleveland. He took a keen interest in
politics, serving eight two-year terms as
Lisbon's elected town clerk and as the (Willow
Springs) District School's elected clerk for
He also served as a Waukesha County Sheriff's
deputy under Sheriffs Charles Deissner and Chris
As he entered old age, Michael H. sold his
farm to Ed McLaughlin, who, with his former
wife, Dorothy, a teacher, raised a pack of kids
in the big old farmhouse. When McLaughlin had
had it with farming, he started the Willow
Springs Mobile Home Court, but then sold if to
Ed and his kids are major landowners in