Bridget Murnane1

F, b. August 10, 1837, d. June 9, 1918
Father*Patrick Murnane1 b. circa 1801, d. between 1860 and 1863
Mother*Ann Adams1 b. circa 1805, d. between 1863 and 1869
     Bridget Murnane was born on August 10, 1837 in Dromcomogue in the Parish of Emly, County Tipperary. Sponsors for the baptism were John Murnane and Mary Adams. The 1910 Census indicates that her birthdate was August 1840. The death certificate gives a date of birth as 9 Aug 1839.1,2 She was the daughter of Patrick Murnane and Ann Adams.1 Bridget Murnane married Patrick Hopper on February 11, 1854 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois.3,4 Bridget Murnane died on June 9, 1918 in Osage Township, Winona, La Salle County, Illinois, at age 80.5 She was buried in Lostlands Cemetery, La Salle County, Illinois.5
     She immigrated with Patrick Murnane on December 18, 1849 to New York, New York. Listed on the manifest for the Queen of the West was Patrick's family--Ann, Michael Bridget and Thomas. We assume that Patrick's other sons, John, Patrick and James, had died before 1849. His daughters, Mary, Ann and Elizabeth, may have died or may have married before 1849. Also listed on the manifest was a Widow Murnane (aged 54), her son Patrick (aged 20) and daughter Margaret (aged 14). This is Nora Keeffe, widow of James Murnane, Patrick's brother.6

Children of Bridget Murnane and Patrick Hopper

Residence

September 3, 18501850 Federal Census: Note that Ann's brother, Thomas who had immigrated only a few months before Ann and her family (November 1848), was also living in Ontario County in 1850 (East Bloomfield Township borders Canandaigue Township.)East Bloomfield Township, Ontario County, New York7
1854It's possible that several families, seventeen people in all, made this trip together to Illinois and that it may have been made in two steps: the first step was to gather in Buffalo, New York, and then to set out from there: Darby and his family, Darby's sister's family (Bridget and Timothy Dorsey), Johanna's first cousins, Patrick and Ann Murnane and family and the widow of James Marnane and family.Henry, Marshall County, Illinois
June 28, 18601860 Federal CensusOsage Township, Winona, La Salle County, Illinois8
July 27, 18701870 Federal CensusOsage Township, Winona, La Salle County, Illinois9
June 16, 18801880 Federal CensusOsage Township, Winona, La Salle County, Illinois10
June 1, 19001900 Federal CensusOsage Township, Winona, La Salle County, Illinois11
April 22, 19101910 Federal CensusBruce Township, Streator, La Salle County, Illinois12
Last Edited2 Dec 2021

Citations

  1. [S162] Roots Ireland, online http://www.rootsireland.ie, https://rootsireland.ie/ifhf/view_detail.php
  2. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org
  3. [S718] [Unknown author], Obituary Bridget Hopper.
  4. [S10] County Clerk's Office, Vital Records Marshall County.
  5. [S214] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63589414/bridget-hopper : accessed 28 November 2021), memorial page for Bridget Murnane Hopper (9 Aug 1839–9 Jun 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 63589414, citing Lostlands Cemetery, Eagle Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Joanie (contributor 47173192).
  6. [S100] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by Ancestry.com, Microfilm Roll: M237_85; Line: 20; List Number: 1589. Note" surname spelled Murrance.
  7. [S96] September 3, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Note that the surname is spelled Mammen in the index.
  8. [S101] June 28, 1860 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Patrick's name is spelled Hepper in the index.
  9. [S102] July 27, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S103] June 16, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah.
  11. [S104] June 4, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah.
  12. [S105] April 10, 1910 Census Record, Provo, Utah.
  13. [S214] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125600682/loretta-white : accessed 28 November 2021), memorial page for Loretta Hopper White (17 Jul 1874–29 Nov 1978), Find a Grave Memorial ID 125600682, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Wenona, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Tony Cannon (contributor 46527423).