Saturday, May 9, 2009

1880 census

Click here for Post one-Martin McGovern and Mary Moran family to the USA

Click here for post two- McGovern's to America

This is the third post-1880 Census

10 years later, we have Martin McGovern and the three youngest boys in Monona Iowa.
Thomas is married, and the 2 boys are farm hands we believe. Martin is living with Thomas on the 1880 and 1885 census:

1880 United States Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Thomas MC GOVERN Self M Male W 28 IRE Farmer IRE IRE
Mary MC GOVERN Wife M Female W 27 OH Keeping House IRE IRE
Thomas MC GOVERN Son S Male W 2 IA At Home IRE OH
Anna MC GOVERN Dau S Female W 1 IA At Home IRE IRE
Morton (Martin) MC GOVERN Father W Male W 60 IRE Farmer IRE IRE

Source Information:
Census Place Monona, Clayton, Iowa
Family History Library Film 1254333
NA Film Number T9-0333
Page Number 514D



Iowa State Census, 1895

Name Age Birthplace Race County Town

Thomas McGovern 43 Ireland White Clayton Giard
Mary McGovern 42 Ohio White Clayton Giard
Thomas McGovern 17 Clayton CO IA White Clayton Giard
Mary McGovern 13 Clayton CO IA White Clayton Giard
Katie McGovern 11 Clayton CO IA White Clayton Giard
Rosa McGovern 9 Clayton CO IA White Clayton Giard
Nellie McGovern 6 Clayton CO IA White Clayton Giard
Agnes McGovern 4 Clayton CO IA White Clayton Giard
Maggie McGovern 2 Clayton CO IA White Clayton Giard
Martin McGovern 78 Ireland White Clayton Giard
James McGovern 35 Ireland White Clayton Giard

Patrick was working as a farm hand for a family named Carroll.

The family attended the Catholic Church in Menona and became familiar with the locals. Patrick and James left for South Dakota to Homestead along with John Carroll (wife Mary Ryan) and Mary's Aunt Ellen Bennett, and found the land not too fertile compared to the beautiful soil in Iowa. In Patrick's Homsteading papers, when asked if patrick had been a resident in Aurora, South Dakota, James replied "all except for one month where he went home to get him a wife". We have not been able to locate the marriage records for Patrick McGovern and Ellen Ryan, but know it was that one week.........

Things did not work out in South Dakota, and the group all moved on:
Patrick and wife Ellen and 2 kids Margaret and patrick moved to South Omaha
James went back to Iowa and lived with his brother Thomas and his family (Dad lived there too)
John and mary Carroll moved to Chicago
Ellen Bennett also moved to Chicago

(And, no relation to George McGovern who lived in So Dakota)
1880 United States Census

Meanwhile, the other 3 kids remained in Cleveland:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Martin MC GOVERN Self M Male W 40 IRE Coal Heaver IRE IRE
Cecelia MC GOVERN Wife M Female W 40 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE
Thomas MC GOVERN Son S Male W 11 OH Attends School IRE IRE
Joseph MC GOVERN Son S Male W 9 OH IRE IRE
Martin MC GOVERN Son S Male W 6 OH IRE IRE
Mary Jane MC GOVERN Dau S Female W 4 OH IRE IRE
Ann MC GOVERN Dau S Female W 1 OH IRE IRE

Source Information:
Census Place Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Family History Library Film 1255006
NA Film Number T9-1006
Page Number 379C


And Mary with her husband William Chambers
Catherine with her husband Patrick Chambers

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