Selected Schueth_Rice_Families and Individuals

Notes


Ruth Margaret Egan

DWS: Biglin Funeral Home O'Neill, Nebraska
" A Mass of Christian Burial for long time St. Mary’s Catholic High School teacher Ruth McCarville, age 91, of O’Neill, will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, December 12, 2015, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill. Burial will follow in the O’Neill Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, December 11, 2015, from 5-8 P.M. with a Catholic Daughters Rosary at 4:45 PM and a Parish Rosary at 7 P.M., at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill. Ruth passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015, in Omaha, NE. To honor her memory and her passion for education, the family requests memorials to St. Mary’s Schools in O’Neill.
‘Irish Eyes Were Smiling’ in a farmhouse on the Iowa-Minnesota border on January 21, 1924 when Casey and Margaret Egan welcomed their second child into the world. Ruth Margaret joined her sister, Mary Clare (Fischenich), and was later joined by Patricia (Lopez), Raymond, Eugene, and Gerald. In a home surrounded by love, a strong Catholic faith, a true appreciation for education, solid work ethic and a passion for music, Ruth grew into a beautiful, scholastically motivated, and musically talented young woman. She graduated from St. Mary’s in Ellsworth, Minnesota and went on to pursue degrees in Piano and Vocal Music and Secondary Education at the College of St. Theresa in Winona, Minnesota. She became a high school Music, English, and Journalism teacher in South Dakota.
While a college student, she met a charming and handsome young John McCarville (from Bonesteel, South Dakota). When John returned from his WWII Naval Duty, they became engaged and were married in August of 1948. They moved to O’Neill, Nebraska where John would join his father and brother, Joe, in the retail clothing and shoes business (McCarville’s). With her outgoing personality and many talents, Ruth became involved in St. Patrick’s with choir and as an organist, as well as participating in community drama and music endeavors. She embraced her call to motherhood and became “best mother in the world” to Michael, Mary Kay, Patricia, John Thomas, and James.
While a young mother, Ruth was involved as Scout leader, room mother, piano teacher and accompanist. She was active in Altar Society, Catholic Daughters, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, and the Community Concert Series organization. For years, she would assist Sister Flores with Music at St. Mary’s and when her children were all school age, she returned to the teaching profession there where she directed Vocal Music and taught English and Journalism. In collaboration with Drama Director, Barbara Birmingham and with the help of choreographer Vivian Melena and accompanist Nancy Grady, Ruth directed Musicals at St. Mary’s in O’Neill from 1968 thru 1986. The four are remembered fondly by their students as the “Fantabulous Foursome”, who could turn football players into show-stopping dancers and transform a small town high school stage into a glimpse of Broadway for a few nights each year. As Faculty Yearbook and Newspaper Sponsor, Mrs. McCarville also molded young men and women into efficient young journalists who could cover a story objectively, meet deadlines, and persuade the readers with well-researched editorials. It was no wonder that in 1998, she was honored by the Omaha Archdiocese as Secondary Educator of the Year.
Upon retirement, Ruth continued her work as organist and adult choir director at St. Patrick’s Parish, providing inspiring music for liturgies, weddings and funerals. She was an avid reader, loved to play Bridge, and taught newcomers to the house to play “Pitch” and Pinochle with fierce competiveness. She loved to watch Nebraska football and all baseball, cheering for the Cardinals (NL) and her victorious Royals (AL). She listened to the St. Mary’s Boys and Girls Basketball and Volleyball games on KBRX cheering them on just like she was still on the gym bleachers.
Her gift of inspiration extended to her grandchildren. She always tried to “be there” for them as they received the sacraments, graduated, and got married. Her home on North Seventh was always “abuzz” on the holidays with great food and traditions like family caroling around town, to the patients in the hospital, to her beloved Sisters at the convent and to family friends, and then home for an evening of trivia and board games with family.
On December 3, 2015, at nearly 92 years, Ruth answered the call to join the choirs in heaven. Her passing from this life will be difficult for those who have counted on her optimism, strength of character and strong faith, but they have a mountain of fond memories and the certainty that her unconditional love for them will endure through eternity. Ruth leaves behind children Michael (Paula) McCarville, Mary Kay (Daniel Schueths), Tricia (Scott Reetz), and James (and friend Lisa) ; grandchildren Melissa (Brian Phillips), Cory (Christy) , Joshua, and Jesse McCarville-Schueths, Luke (Megan), Ryan (Emily) and Megan Ann Reetz, Matthew (Katie), John, and Patrick McCarville; Randy (Kristy) Arellano, Heather (LaRon) Henderson, and Noni (Chuck) Furlano; and great-grandhildren Tyler, Carter, Gillian, Hailey, Casey, Owen, Evelynn, Mariana, Chad, Blake, Zach, Noni, Justus, Christian and Amelia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband John, one son J.T., her sister Mary Clare and brother Raymond."
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Richard Adam Dinges Sr

Dinges -- Richard A. Sr., 62, Lincoln, died Sunday (12/21/97). Retired, U.S. Postal Service maintenance. Member, Frie- den Lutheran Church, Liberty Lodge A.F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Youth of Lincoln, Sesostris Shrine, Sesostris Motor Corpora- tion. Survivors: wife, Jean; son, daughter- in-law, Richard A. Jr. and Debra Dinges; daughters, sons-in-law, Lori and Steve Crowther, Lincoln, Christian and Linord Szmurlo, Glenwood, Iowa; sister, Kathleen Dinges, Lincoln; grandchildren, Nicholas, Erin, Jeremy, Eric, Jennifer, Jenny, Adrian; aunts; uncles; cousins. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Friedens Lutheran Church, Sixth and D streets. Memorials to Shrine Children's Hospital.


James Connelly

DWS: Moved with the Higgins families with parents to Warren, Rhode Island in 1846 then to Stanton Mills (later called Chilton) Wisconsin around 1850. Was at Oelwein, IA in 1870 till at least 1879, and then Madison county, NE by 1885. They moved to Fremont, Dodge county, NE abt Oct 1904.
His brother Michael was in Madison county Nebraska by 1885 but Michael returned to Chilton, Wisconsin in 1901 where he died a few months later.
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DWS: from LDS IGI British Isles
DWS - date is correct and parent names
Early church records often are 'Latinized'.
Jacobum Connelly Male
Event(s): Christening: 16 SEP 1836 Roman Catholic, Strokestown, Roscommon, Ireland
Parents: names were Latinized by the Parish Priests in Europe
Father: Dionisii Connelly
Mother: Winfridae Nolan
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record.
Source Information:
Batch No.: C701711 Dates: 1830 - 1862 Source Call No.: 0989745
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DWS: dobs for James and Margaret don't match dobs in censuses??
dates of birth from other sources has 16 Sep 1836 vs Sept 1834 in 1900 census - below
wife Margaret was also shown 2 yrs earlier?
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DWS: 1850 Fed Census Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin dist 36 4 Sep 1850
living with his father
Dennis Connelly 56 b. Ireland, Tailor
Michael 23 farmer, b, Ireland, farmer
James 13, b. Ireland
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DWS: 1870 Fed Census Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin 6 July 1870
James 30 farmer b. Ireland, had $2200 farm and $300 personal (would be considered wealthy)
Margaret 36 wife keeping house b. Ireland
George 10 son b. Wisc
Elizabeth 8 dau b. Wisc
James 6 son b. Wisc
Catharine 4 dau b. Wisc
John 2 son b. Wisc
Patrick son 6/12 b. Wisc
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DWS: 1880 Fed Census of Jefferson Twp, Fayette county, IA - 1 June 1880
James Connelly 45 farmer, born Ireland as were parents
Margeret 41 keeping house b. Ireland as were parents
George 19 son b. Wisc works on farm
Libby 16 dau b. Wisc
James 14 son b. Wisc works on farm
Kate 12 dau b. Wisc
John 11 son b. Wisc
Patrick son 10 b. Wisc
Mary 8 dau b. Iowa
Ella 6 dau b. Iowa
Josie 4 dau b. Iowa
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DWS: 1885 Nebraska state census Norfolk pct, Madison county, Nebraska 30 June 1885
Conley James 48 b. Ireland as were both parents, farmer
Margaret 47 wife b. Ireland as were both parents
James 20 son single b. Wisconsin
John 17 son single b. Wisconsin
Patrick 15 son single b. Wisconsin
Mary 13 dau single b. Iowa
Josie 10 dau single b. Iowa
Alice 4 dau single b. Iowa
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DWS: 1900 Fed census Norfolk prnct, Norfolk city, Madison county, Nebr 22 June 1900
they owned their home in Norfolk, mortgage free, both could read and write, naturalized citizens
Conley, James 65 retired b. Sept 1834 Ireland as were parents, marr 40 yrs, immig 1845
Conley, Margaret 63 wife b. Nov 1836 Ireland as were parents, marr 40 yrs, 13 ch 10 living, could read and write, immig 1843
Conley, Josie 24 dau single, b. July 1875 Iowa, was a teacher
Conley, Allie 19 dau single, b. Sept 1880 Iowa, was attending college
Thornton, Ella 26 dau b. Aug 1873 Iowa, marr 3 yrs, 3 ch 3 living, was a dress maker
Thornton, Earl 5 grandson b. Sept 1894 Nebr, mother b. Iowa, father b. Iowa
Thornton, Tony 4 grandson b. Oct 1895 Nebr, mother b. Iowa, father b. Iowa
Thornton, Lucille 2 granddau b. May 1898 Nebr, mother b. Iowa, father b. Iowa
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DWS: Owned land as found in secs 27 & 26 in Jefferson Twp, Fayette county, IA
which is about 1.5 miles southeast of Oelwein, IA which is east of Waterloo.
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DWS: Owned land as found in 1899 Plat Book of Madison Co. NE Warnerville twnshp NW 1/4
of Sec 28 belonging to M. Connelly and W 1/2 of E 1/2 of same Sec 28 belonging
to J. Connelly. Warner the town is 3 so. and about 1 W of Norfolk, NE.
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DWS: From papers received from Terry Connelly to Madelyn (Conger) Rice 1996:
Volunteer enlistment form Civil War for Union Army 9/28/1864 for one year. He is
described as being 5'5 1/2" with blue eyes, fair complection and light hair.
He was in the 4th regiment Co K Wisconsin Calvary enlisted at Janesville WI. He
was discharged at Vicksburg, MS 6/20/1865 and given $66.66 as muster pay.
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DWS: from the Tilden Citizen (newspaper Tilden, Nebraska) January 7, 1905
from Obit included in above papers from Terry Connelly:
"James Connelly, age 68 years, died at 4:30 December 28, (1904), at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Bender, of Fremont. Mr. Connelly was brought to Fremont from St. Joseph Hospital, Omaha, where he had been under treatment for cancer of the stomach.
The deceased is survived by a wife, ten children, forty-one grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Owen Wade, of Norfolk, Nebraska. The children are; George Connelly of Tilden; Mrs. Frank Hughes of Platte Center; James Connelly of Norfolk; Mrs. Thos. Dugher of Wisner; John Connelly of Oakdale; Patrick Connelly of Deadwood, S.D.; Mrs. Frank Nolan of Fon du Lac, Wis.; Mrs. J.F. Thornton of Omaha; Mrs. Isaac Francis and Mrs Arthur Bender of Fremont.
James Connelly was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, September 16, 1936. He came to Providence, R.I., with his parents in 1846, and from there moved to Calumet Co, Wisconsin, 1850. On November 14, 1859, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Higgins. In 1864 he enlisted in the Fourth Wisconsin Calvary and served through the civil war. in 1870 he moved to Oelwein, Iowa, and from there came to Nebraska, settling on a farm in Madison Co, where he lived until 1894, when he retired and moved to the city of Norfolk. Here he made his home until last October, when he moved to Fremont.
During life Mr. Connelly was a devout member of the Catholic church. Services were held at St.Patrick's church in Fremont at 8 o'clock Friday morning, immediately after which the remains, accompanied by the family, were brought to Tilden for burial. After a short funeral services conducted by Father Walsh at the church of Lady St. Michael, Tilden, the remains, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends from Norfolk, Battle Creek and Tilden, were taken to the cemetery southwest of town, where the last rites were performed."
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DWS: from ancestry.com family tree of user: Kathleen Leadley
"Chilton Times Chilton, Wisconsin January 14, 1904
James Connelly, aged 68 years, died Dec. 28, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Bender, of Fremont. Mr. Connelly was brought to Fremont from St. Joseph's hospital, Omaha, where he had been under treatment for cancer of the stomach.
The deceased is survived by a wife, ten children, forty-one grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Owen Wade of Norfolk, Neb.
James Connelly was born in Roscommon County, Ireland, Sept. 16, 1836. He came to Providence, R. I., with his parents in 1846, and from there to Calumet County, Wisconsin in 1850. On Nov. 14, 1859 he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Higgins. In 1864 he enlisted in the Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry and served through the war. In 1870 he moved to Oelwien, Ia., and from there he came to Nebraska, settling on a farm in Madison County where he lived until 1894, when he retired and moved to the city of Norfolk. He resided there until October 1904, when he moved to Fremont.
During life Mr. Connelly was a devout member of the Catholic Church. Services were held at St. Patrick's church in Fremont Friday morning. The remains, accompanied by his family, were taken to Tilden for burial. After short funeral services, conducted by Father Walsh at St. Mary's church, Tilden, the remains, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends from Norfolk, Battle Creek and Tilden, were taken to the cemetery southwest of the town where the last rites were performed.
James Connelly was a brother of the late Michael Connelly of this place (Chilton, Wisconsin). He was known to all of the early settlers, by whom his death will be regretted. Mrs. Thos. Flatley and Mrs. Luke Owens of this city are nieces of the deceased.
Burial: Saint Mary's Cemetery Tilden, Antelope County Nebraska, USA
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DWS: May have also been a surveyor as well as a farmer per Marion Preece a granddaughter of his sister Elizabeth Wade.
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Margaret Higgins

DWS: from papers of Lucille A Cannon Omaha NE 1964.
"She was engaged to marry Conde McCole. Two weeks before they were to be
married, he was drowned at Oconto, WI in the Oconto River while logging. Conde
was the brother of Cornelius McCole who married her sister, Catherine Higgins.
Conde died 1887 born 1855."
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DWS: 1850 Fed census town of East Greenwich, Kent county, Rhode Island, USA 21 Aug 1850
Staying with siblings in Rhode Island while parents went to Chilton, WI to homestead
William Higgins 25 m. b. Ireland, laborer
Mary Higgins 23 f. b. Ireland
Ellen Higgins 21 f. b. Ireland
Catherine Higgins 17 f. b. Ireland
James Higgins 15 m. b. Ireland, laborer
Margaret Higgins 12 f. b. Ireland
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DWS: From papers received from Terry Connelly to Madelyn (Conger) Rice 1996:
This obituary was copied from the Tilden Citizen, (Nebraska Newspaper) September 17, 1925:
"Mrs. James Connelly, despite her advanced age enjoyed robust health and a remarkable keeness of intellect until Friday morning, Sept. 11, 1925, when she answered the final summons to return to her maker. Duing the past few months she was visiting amongst her children, and relatives in this section of Nebraska and was just contemplating to return to Omaha where she has made her home for some years. A few weeks ago, however, she suffered a heart attack which eventually caused her death.
Margaret Higgins was born in Roscommon, Ireland almost 87 years ago and whilst still a child, accompanied her parents to America where they settled in Rhode Island. The lure of the West invited them to Wisconsin in 1855. Sixty-six years ago, she was united in marriage with James Connelly in Chilton, Wisconsin and there they homesteaded until 1870 when once again they moved Westward, settling in Oelwein, Iowa. Finally in 1883 they moved near Norfolk, Nebr., where they resided till the death of her spouse in 1904. Being a woman of high intellectual calibre, she was able to paint a very vivid picture of the trials and hardships of pioneer days and of the almost superhuman struggles of those who ventured west 'where cowards never started and the weak perished on the way'. Even then the covered wagon was a luxury.
Mrs. Connelly was the mother of twelve children, four of whom died, Thomas and Willie in infancy. George and James in manhood. The surviving children are Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes and Mrs. Alice Bender of California, Mrs Kate Dougher and Mrs Ella Thornton of Omaha, John of Neligh, Pat of Landers, Wyoming, Mrs Mary Nolan of Wisconsin and Mrs Josephine Francis of Pierce. Mrs Connelly had sixty grandchildren and twenty seven great-grandchildren. She was an aunt to James McCole of Tilden and grandmother of Mrs Anthony Stanton * who lives south of Tilden.
The funeral services were conducted in Mt. Carmel church Tilden, where High Mass was chanted by Father O'Sullivan assisted by Father Vogel of Clearwater. Her favorite hymm 'Graces from my Jesus flowing' was sung by Mrs. Charles Corkle. Burial took place in St Mary's cemetery beside her husband and two sons. The pallbearers were six great-grandchildren, and as a mark of the high esteem in which she was held, a very large congregation assembled to pay their respect. May she rest in peace."

*Mrs. Anthony Stanton was the daughter of George Connelly.
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DWS: Also on back of picture date of death as 9/11/1925, marriage 11/11/1859 and
date of birth as 11/20/1838. Date of birth may of been 1839.
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DWS: 1920 Fed census Omaha Ward 10, Douglas county, Nebr 7 Jan 1920
living with daughter Allie and son-in-law
James A Bender 41 head owned home, b. Illinois, father b. Pennsylvania mother b. Pennsylvania, buyer grain co
Alice R Bender 39 wife, b. Iowa, parents both b. Ireland English, not working
Helen P Bender 17 dau b. Nebr
James R Bender 15 son b. Nebr
Margaret Connley 81 mother-in-law widow, b. Ireland as were parents, immig 1845
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Thomas Augustine Connelly

DWS:'James Connelly-Margaret Higgins Family'
compiled by Colleen Connelly Kamas and Terrence M Connelly
distributed at the first Connelly family reunion held at Tilden, Nebraska on Aug 2, 1997:
THOMAS AUGUSTINE CONNELLY
BORN
JANUARY 7, 1862
IN
CHILTON, WISCONSIN
DIED
FEBRUARY 2, 1862
IN
CHILTON, WISCONSIN
BURIED IN
ST. AUGUSTINE'S CEMETERY
CHILTON, WISCONSIN
PARENTS; JAMES AND MARGARET CONNELLY
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Stephen Dwyer

From "Home Brood (Brewed)" Recollections by Eileen Connelly Toppin:
"..Stephen and Honorah were married in London (Stratford) Ontario, Canada on August 21, 1853.
Stephen made a trip to Australia soon after, but upon his return they moved to Fairfield, Iowa in October of 1864."
DWS note: if daughter Margaret was born in Canada Feb 1866 and son Anthony was born in Iowa in 1868 then Stephen and Honnorah came to Iowa in 1866-1868 vs 1864.
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From the back of picture "DOB 3/1/1832 and came to London Canada in 1850."
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DWS: 1861 Canada Census of West Nissouri, Middlesex, Canada West
this is a part of London, Ontario, Canada today.
Canada officially became a country in 1867 and the first national census wasn’t held until 1871.
Censuses of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were made from 1851.
age shown is 'age at next birthday'
Stephen Dwyer M 30 b. Ireland, Roman Catholic, Laborer
Hannora Dwyer F 30 b. Ireland, Roman Catholic
John Dwyer 7 M b. Canada, Roman Catholic
Robert Dwyer 4 M b. Canada, Roman Catholic
Ann Dwyer 4 F b. Canada, Roman Catholic
Bridget Dwyer 1 F b. Canada, Roman Catholic
it must be assumed that John is their son
Bridget is Winnifred per other researchers
the dates of birth for Stephen vary from 1827 - 1831
They lived in a single family, single story log home 3 males, 3 females
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DWS: 1880 Fed census Fairfield, Jefferson county, Iowa 11 & 12 June 1880
Stephen Dwire 52 head b. Ireland as were parents, farmer
Hanora Dwire 46 wife b. Ireland as were parents
Anna Dwire 21 dau b. Canada, parents b. Ireland
Bridget Dwire 19 dau b. Canada, parents b. Ireland
Stephen Dwire 16 son b. Canada, parents b. Ireland
Margret Dwire 14 dau b. Canada, parents b. Ireland
Anthony Dwire 12 son b. Iowa
Ellen Dwire 9 dau b. Iowa
Mary Dwire 7 dau b. Iowa
William Dwire 1m son b. May, Iowa

next door to them - guessing them to be brother's family

Anthony Dwire 56 head b. Ireland as were parents, farmer
Abby wife 47 wife b. Ireland as were parents
Aug. Rhugasber male 17 adopted b. Germany as were parents
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DWS: 1900 Fed census Fairfield, Jefferson county, IA 4 June 1900
name search indexed as 'Swin' - poor penmanship on census prob meant Dwire
Stephen Dwire 70 head b. 1830 Ireland as were parents, marr 48 yrs, immig 1852, rail road section
Honora Dwire 66 wife b. May 1834 Ireland as were parents, marr 48 yrs, 10 children 8 living

dws : farther down the page - is this his nephew or other relation?
Dwire Thomas 27 head b. Nov 1872 New York, parents b. Ireland, marr 2 yrs, watchman railroad switch
Hannah 26 wife b. May 1874 1 child 1 living, b. Illinois, parents b. Ireland, marr 2 yrs
Mary M 1 dau b. Oct 1898 Iowa
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DWS: 1905 Iowa state census in Fairfield, Jefferson county, IA
Stephen Dwyer
Nora Dwyer
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dws note: in the 1905 Iowa state census in Fairfield, Jefferson county, IA on same page as Stephen and Honnorah is a
T M Dwyer
Fannie Dwyer
Mary Dwyer
Edward Dwyer
Margaret Dwyer
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DWS: 1910 Fed census Fairfield, Jefferson county, IA sheet 3A 16 April 1910
Head - Dwyer, Stephan age 80 mar.1x 57 yrs, b. in Ireland, both parents b. Ireland, came to America in 1851, naturalized, was a farmer, owned home, no mortgage, could read and write
Wife - Honnorah age 75, mar.1x 57 yrs, 10 children, 7 living, b. Ireland, parents both b. Ireland could read and write
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The 1892 Jefferson, IA farm directory has him living near Fairfield as well as Anthony Dwyer.
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DWS: from www.findagrave.com :
"Stephen Dwyer
Birth: 1827, Ireland
Death: Jun. 4, 1912 Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Note: The DOB is iffy - it could be 1927 as per the headstone inscription, or it could be March 1, 1832 per death record. Will use the headstone inscription date of 1827 date with caution.
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The Fairfield Daily Journal
Fairfield, Jefferson county, Iowa
Wednesday June 5, 1912
Pg. 4 Col. 3

STEPHEN DWYER DIED LAST NIGHT
Stephen Dwyer, one of the oldest residents of Jefferson county died at his home on West Kirkwood street last evening at 7:30 o'clock after an illness of some time of a complication of diseases. Mr. Dwyer was eighty years of age (sic. this may be the source that led to 1832 being thought of as his birth year) and had made his home in and near this city since early young manhood.
For many years Mr. Dwyer and family resided on a farm near Fairfield and were known as most successful farmers. They moved to this city about eighteen years ago. Here Mr. Dwyer was known as a most estimable man with a great strength of character. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dwyer, four of whom have preceded their father in death. The aged wife, four daughters, Mrs. Anna Dorsey of St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs. J. Conley (sic. Connelly) of Tilden, Neb., Mrs. Winnie Holland of Chicago, and Mrs. C. J. Lodge of Lincoln Neb., and two sons, Robert of Lincoln, Neb., and Stephen of Denver, Col., survive him.
Mr. Dwyer was a life long member of Saint Mary's Catholic church of this city and the funeral services will be held at the church on Friday morning at ten o'clock. The interrment will be in Evergreen cemetery.
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Listing of children (compiled by Verda Baird) of Stephen and Honora Dwyer. While some of the children are accounted for with memorials on FindAGrave, for some of the children we have very limited information. Any information on their whereabouts would be greatly appreciated.
(not necessarily in chronological order):
* Robert Dwyer
* Stephen Dwyer
* Anna V Dwyer Dorsey - (Anna V Dorsey)
* (daughter, name not known, m. a Mr. Holland ???)
* Margaret Dwyer Bettendorf
* Anthony Dwyer
* Ellen Frances Dwyer Lodge (Mrs. Charles Lodge)
* Mary Dwyer Connelly (Mrs. John Connelly)

Family links:
Spouse:
Honora Gooley Dwyer (1830 - 1916)*
Children:
Anna V Dwyer Dorsey (1858 - 1933)*
Margaret Dwyer Bettendorf (1866 - 1903)*
Anthony J Dwyer (1868 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Plot: SDiv.1-019
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: Jan 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103550140
Added by: Richard K Thompson
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Richard K Thompson"
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DWS: from Bob Johnson pdf supplied by Sharon Lamberton to DWS 6 July 2013
Bob wrote this in abt 2000:
" (Bridget) Winifred Dwyer (1861) was born in St. Johns, British North America (Canada). Her parents were Stephen Dwyer from County Tipperary, Ireland and Honora(h) Gooley from County Limerick, Ireland. (For the curious, Stephens’ parents were Anne Franklin and John Dwyer from the townland of Doon in County Tipperary and Honoras’ parents were Bridget Kirby and Robert Gooley of the city of Limerick in County Limerick.) Both Stephen and Honora(h) were baptized at the same church in Doon.
The Dwyer and Gooley families separately emigrated to London, Ontario in 1850. Stephen and Honora were married at St. Basil’s Parish in Brantford, Ontario on Aug. 21, 1853. They had a large family. While in Canada, they had five other children, John (1854), Robert (1856), Annie (1858), Stephen (1864) and Margaret (1866).
Stephen Dwyer Circa 1890’s Honorah Dwyer
All Dwyer Family Photos provided by Terrence Connelly of Omaha, NE
Family lore is that Honora’s brother emigrated to Australia. Stephen left Honora to join her brother. He wanted to seek his fortune in Australia. It was quite a long trip by ship. Not successful, he returned shortly to the family. This might explain why Winifred was born in the seaport of St. Johns, Newfoundland.
Winifred’s family emigrated again in October of 1866. They moved from British North America (Canada) to Iowa. Stephen purchased a farm ($340.00 for sixty-five acres) and called it Hickory Grove. It was located 13 1/2 miles northwest of Fairfield. He worked the soil to support his family. The family expanded with the addition of Anthony (1868), Ellen (1871), Mary (1873) and William (1880).
Stephen and Honora purchased several lots in 1891, within the city limits of Fairfield, and built a new home. In 1903, Stephen and Honora celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at this home. (Photo celebrating this event is at the end of the Supporting Document Section) Relatives came from across the country to celebrate with them. The family gave Stephen an engraved cane as an anniversary gift. Recently on 8/28/96, another family descendant, Bob Dorsey and his wife, Ann, of Grand Island, NE, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. It might seem to be just a coincidence or even ironic, but Bob is the person in possession of the same engraved cane.
Winifred’s siblings stayed in the Midwest. Robert married Nora and had one child, Nora. John married Emma Buchanan and moved to Beatrice, NE. He was the mayor of Beatrice when he died. Stephen married Kit and had one son, Claude, and one daughter, Helen. Anthony remained in Fairfield and married Mame Alward. They had two daughters, Margaret and Catherine. Ellen (Nell) married Charles Lodge and moved to Lincoln, NE. Their family included one son, Steve, and five daughters, Louise (Sr. Demetria, BVM), Virginia (Sr. Virginella, BVM), Genevieve, Bernadine and Frances. Margaret married Henry Bettendorf and moved to Oakdale, NE. Family lore is that Bettendorf, IA is named after a member of Henry’s family. They had a family of two sons, Steve and Ray, and two daughters, Clara and Helen. Anne married Mike Dorsey and moved to St. Joseph, MO. Their family had three boys, Forest, Steve and Robert, and two daughters, Nell and Bertha. Mary married John Connelly. They lived in several Nebraska cities and finally settled in Omaha. Their family included two boys, Bob and Jack, and seven daughters, Nora, Margaret, Hazel, Neva, Maryinis (Sr. Johnora, Dominican), Pat and Eileen. William, the youngest sibling, died in infancy.
Today there are two surviving grandchildren of Stephen and Honora - both granddaughters. Bertha (Babe) Dorsey is over 100 years old. She resides in a nursing home in St. Joseph, MO. The other is Eileen Connelly Toppin. Eileen is a 1938 graduate of Creighton University majoring in journalism. She resides in Paramount, CA."
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DWS: from ancestry.com family tree of user: phidorsey90
born at Doon, Ireland
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DWS: Iowa, Cemetery Records, 1662-1999 about Stephen Dwyer
Name: Stephen Dwyer
Birth Date: 1827
Death Date: 1912
Age: 85
Burial Location: Fairfield, Jefferson
Cemetery: Evergreen
Source: Jefferson County Grave Records
Page Number: 135
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Honorah (Nora) Gooley

From papers received from Terry Connelly to Madelyn (Conger) Rice 1996:
Back of picture shows dob 8/4/1830 and date of death 2/10/1916.
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DWS: "Hannorah Gooley Dwyer d. 1916
GOOLEY, DWYER, DORSEY, HOLLAND, CONLEY
Posted By: Volunteer
Date: 8/5/2006 Lockridge Herald; Lockridge, Jefferson Co, IA; Friday, February 18, 1916
" Word has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Stephen Dwyer, a former resident of Fairfield which occurred Wednesday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. Anna Dorsey, at St. Joe, Mo.
Mrs. Dwyer who was formerly Miss Hannorah Gooley was born in Ireland about 83 years ago and for many years she and Mr. Dwyer made their home at 609 West Kirkwood street. Nearly three years ago Mr. Dwyer passed away in this city and since that time Mrs. Dwyer has made her home with her daughter at St. Joe.
She is survived by thirty grandchildren, five great grandchildren and four daughters and two sons who are as follows: Mrs. Anna Dorsey of St. Joe, Mo. Mrs. Holland of Chicago; Mrs. Lodge of Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Mary Conley of Tilden, Neb., Robert Dwyer of Lincoln and Stephen Dwyer of Denver, Colo. Two children, Margaret and Anthony, have preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dwyer was a woman of an unusual strength of character and her death will be learned with regret by many friends here."
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DWS: from www.findagrave.com


Bridget Dwyer

DWS: 1861 Canada Census of West Nissouri, Middlesex, Canada West
this is a part of London, Ontario, Canada today.
listed with parents - she is listed as turning 1 at next birthday and there was one child born in 1860 per census questions.
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DWS: 1861 Canada Census of West Nissouri, Middlesex, Canada West
this is a part of London, Ontario, Canada today.
Canada officially became a country in 1867 and the first national census wasn’t held until 1871.
Censuses of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were made from 1851.
age shown is 'age at next birthday'
Stephen Dwyer M 30 b. Ireland, Roman Catholic, Laborer
Hannora Dwyer F 30 b. Ireland, Roman Catholic
John Dwyer 7 M b. Canada, Roman Catholic
Robert Dwyer 4 M b. Canada, Roman Catholic
Ann Dwyer 4 F b. Canada, Roman Catholic
Bridget Dwyer 1 F b. Canada, Roman Catholic
it must be assumed that John is their son
Bridget is Winnifred per other researchers -dws believes Winnifred is 2nd Bridget born end of 1861
the dates of birth for Stephen vary from 1827 - 1831
They lived in a single family, single story log home 3 males, 3 females
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William Dwyer

DWS: 1880 Fed census Fairfield, Jefferson county, Iowa 11 & 12 June 1880
living with parents
Stephen Dwire 52 head b. Ireland as were parents, farmer
Hanora Dwire 46 wife b. Ireland as were parents
Anna Dwire 21 dau b. Canada, parents b. Ireland
Bridget Dwire 19 dau b. Canada, parents b. Ireland
Stephen Dwire 16 son b. Canada, parents b. Ireland
Margret Dwire 14 dau b. Canada, parents b. Ireland
Anthony Dwire 12 son b. Iowa
Ellen Dwire 9 dau b. Iowa
Mary Dwire 7 dau b. Iowa
William Dwire 1m son b. May, Iowa
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