Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Next Generation - On My Mom's Side

the Irish


Margaret (Maggie) Quill  b 1856 Camden New Jersey d Waite Park MN 1896
                     m. Albert Litzinger in St. Paul MN
John Quill - my g-grandfather b 1858 Philadelphia d 1927 Chicago IL
                     m Kate Rochford in St. Paul MN 1880

Thomas Quill  b 1861 Philadelphia   d 1880 St. Paul MN
James Quill     b 1863     d1864 Philadelphia
Mary Quill      b 1866 Philadelphia d after 1930 in Oregon
                      m. John McPherson
                      m. Saunders Reid in St. Paul MN
James William Quill - b 1868 Philadelphia or Ohio d 1888 St. Paul MN


Mary Rochford        b Cohoes New York d.
                              m. Nicholas Baumhofer
Catherine/Kate Rochford- my g grandmother b 1863 Cohoes NY d 1950 Chicago IL
                             m. John Quill in St. Paul MN 1880
James J. Rochford   b New York   d 1943 St. Paul MN
                              m. Marie Moosbrugger
Anne Rochford        b New York  d 1938 St. Paul MN
                              m. Stephen McEllistrem
Caroline/Carrie Rochford   b New York  d. 1915 St. Paul MN
                                       m. John Strecker

 the Germans


Henry b 1844 Germany died in the Civil War in Tennessee Jan 1862
Ida Julia - my g grandmother b 1863 in Leyden Twp Cook Co. IL  d 1945 Evanston IL
and probably of couple of others who died very young
                 m. Ernest Dettman in Chicago


Emilie b 1852 Germany m. Otto Meyer/Mayer
Otto b Germany m. Minnie Mialke
Ernst - my g grandfather, b 1863 in Chicago or at sea d 1921 Chicago IL
                  m. Ida Julia Herbst in  Chicago
Charles  b Chicago
William b Chicago
Gotthardt b Chicago
Emma b Chicago
Clara b Chicago m. Perry Wilburg

Missing Mary

Mary Quill, sister of my g-grandfather John, and daughter of Jeremiah & Hannah, has been a mystery for the last 6 years. She was born in Philadelphia in 1866, and moved with the family to Ohio where they lived for a undetermined period of time. The family then moved west to St. Paul MN. I have her married name, from an IGI record on, and confirmed on the Civil War pension file for her father, but there the trail ended in 1891, no census or death records to be found.

One day  a few weeks ago I decided to search for a Mary McPherson (first husband's name) thinking maybe she married again. I found a marriage between Mary McPherson and Sonders Robert Reid on the FamilySearch website in St. Paul MN. in 1894.

I checked the 1900 census and the family was living in St. Paul MN with children and a border, who just happened to be the 13 year old daughter of Mary Quill's older sister,(who would become my great-aunt Mayme). In addition, Mary's birth place was Pennsylvania and both parents were born in Ireland.
Brick wall down!

I have been able to trace Mary through the census records in 1911(moved to Canada for a time), 1920 & 1930. She did not remarry and lived with her daughters which is what made it easy to keep track of her. In 1930 she lived in Portland Oregon. Next step, get her death certificate and obit if there is one.