DATE SUBMITTED: 10 11 2011
Timothy O'Mara and Catherine Powers O'Mara
I am doing some family history research, and I was hoping you could help me or direct me to someone who could. My great-great grandparents, Timothy O'Mara and Catherine Powers O'Mara were married at St. Bernard's Church in Watertown in August 1847. In June 1848 their first child (and my great grandmother) was baptized at St. Bernard's. In July 1848 Timothy purchased an 80-acre parcel of land down in Milford.
I find Timothy, Catherine and children on the farm in the 1850 U.S. Census, the 1855 Wisconsin Special Census, and the 1860 U.S. Census. However, in 1870, I find Timothy and the 6 children (but no Catherine) down in Chicago, IL. I am assuming she has died prior to this, but, unfortunately, the 1870 U.S. Census for Chicago does not show "marital status". The information I'm requesting from you is "When did they leave the farm?"
The circumstances are not really important, but, if they are readily available, I would like to have them . . .
I'm hoping that with this information I can determine the approximate date of Catherine's passing. I have found burial records for a Cathrin Omara at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston,IL., in January of 1863 age 36. The name, age (my Catherine was 33 in 1860), the time-frame, and the burial location are reasonable matches, but you know how that goes!
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