Clay Township, St Joseph County, Indiana Irish Born Individuals and their Families in the 1860 Census

The 1860 Census for St Joseph County Indiana has the sections grouped by Townships. There were a smattering of Irish immigrants living throughout Clay Township when the 1860 US Census was conducted, but a higher concentration of them appear to be boarders (they may be working on the various farms where they live) living with just a few families. Clay Township has a South Bend Post Office. The 1860 Census does not give street names or addresses that would have been helpful to differentiate the areas covered.

I am going to document these families alphabetically in one section as there don't appear to be too many Irish immigrants. Many of the Surnames appeared to have been spelled phonetically and some look like a wild guess; this would make them a challenge to find in a census search. My Great Grandparents are listed as Martin and Catherine Bowman (Brennan) and their neighbors and close friends the McNultys are spelled McAnulta. I am transcribing them exactly as I see them without correction. I will include the entire family if one individual was born in Ireland (many times the spouse and children were born elsewhere). The 1860 Census does not document how individuals listed at the same location are related to the head of the house unlike later census years, so it is impossible to ascertain if they are borders, related or even working for them.

One caveat: I think it is important to keep in mind that the 1860 census does not give the origins of their parents. If a family happens to have arrived in the US earlier than the bulk of the Irish famine immigrants (such as Scotch Irish) then the descendents we see in this census may have been born in the U.S. but still have Irish roots. They will not be reflected in this compilation even if they have an Irish surname.

Specific observations about this Township: Numerous Irish Immigrants appear to be boarders living with both the Chas Love family from Maryland (Conley, Cofey, Palois, THornton, Riley, Fleind and Shelley), Dennis Ragan from Ireland (Riley, Canudy), Patrick Owen from Ireland (Walsh, Mooran, Taby, Fitzpatrick, Egan, Kavanaugh, Conner, Dunn), Felix Raugh from Germany (Casey, Reynold, Neddy, McGorman, Slater, Mangan, Quigley, Kettering McGrath, Kelly, Keefe) and the Ignatius Gogler Family from Germany (Barry, Horrety, Kaffer, McManus, Park, Harlan, Coonley). I am wondering if some of these clusters of individuals could be part of a seminary; especially as I see Refectory, Chamberlain, listed as occupation for several of them. They all seem to hold diverse occupations that might enable to self sufficient community to run.

Regarding Surname Mulligan: There is a John Mulligan age 2, who was born in Indiana who was listed as living with the Clarence and Gidling Johnson Family. This family lives next door to Edward and Mary Mulligan. It would seem to be likely that this may be a son of their's as well.

Regarding Surname Donahugh: There is a Peter Donahugh age 25 who was born in Indiana living with the Pulling Famiy from New Jersey. I think there is a good chance that he may be related to both Joseph and John Donahue in some way.

Father/ Male Adult Mother/Female adult Child/ Other Miscellaneous
Barry, David, 36 yr old born in Ireland     David is a Farmer living with the Gogler Family from Germany
Donahoe, Michael 19 born in Ireland     Michael is a Mason, living in residence of Fredk Mcgloghlin
Bryan, Thos 60 yr old born in Ireland Donahue , Bridget 50 yr old born in Ireland (I am unsure of how or if she and Thos are related) Donahue, Michael 10 yr old born in Indiana Thos is a Farmer with $500 Real Estate and $75 Personal
    Donahue, Elizabeth 16 yr old born in Michigan Elizabeth is a Domestic
Canudy, Daid 34 born in Ireland     he is a Refractinary? and lives with Dennis Ragan from Ireland
Casey, Patrick 27 yr old born in Ireland     Patrick is a Refectory?
Cofey, Wm 56 born in Ireland     Wm lives with the Chas Love family from Maryland
Conley, Michael 53 born in Ireland     Michael is a Laborer; he and 6 other Irish immigrants live with the Chas Love family from Maryland
Conner, Andrew 35 yr old born in Ireland     Andrew is a Farmer living in the home of Patrick Owen
Coonley, Patrick 63 born in Ireland     Patrick lives with the Gogler Family from Germany
Crain, John 38 born in Ireland     John is a L--- burner? residing in the home of Fred'k McGlochlin (It doesnt looke like Lime)
Donahugh, John 38 born in Ireland Donahugh, Margarette 31 born in Ireland Donahugh, Rich'd 9 born in Indiana John has $4000 Real Estate; $500 Personal Property
" " Donahugh, James 7 born in Indiana  
" " Donahugh, Joseph 4 born in Indiana  
" " Donahugh, Henry 1 born in Indiana  
Donahugh, Rich'd 75 born in Ireland     no occupation is listed; he is living with the John Donahugh Family. I would guess that he is John's father but can't be sure of this.
Donahugh, Joseph 21 born in Ireland Donahugh, Ann 28 born in Ireland Donahugh, Charlott 3 born in Indiana Joseph is a Farmer with $1400 Real Estate; $300 in Personal Property
" " Donahugh, Mary 2 yrs old born in Indiana  
" " Donahugh, Margarett 1/12 yrs old born in Indiana  
Dunn, John 48 yr old born in Ireland     John is a Farmer living in the home of Patrick Owen
Egan, Charles, 40 yr old born in Ireland     Charles is a Farmer living in the home of Patrick Owen.
Ferrell, Wm 38 born in Ireland     Wm is a Farmer residing in the home of Fredk McGlocklin
Fitzpatrick, John 53 yr old born in Ireland     John is a Carpenter living in the home of Patrick Owen, Farmer
Fleind?, James 50 yr old born in Ireland     James is a Farmer; lives with the Love Family
Harlan, Jas 38 born in Ireland     Jas is a Shoemaker who lives with Gogler Family from Germany
Horrety, Michael 36 yr old born in Ireland     Michael is a Luin? Worker living with the Gogler Family from Germany
Kaffer, David, 42 born in Ireland     David is a Farmer living with the Gogler Family from Germany
Kavanaugh, Michael, 47 yr old born in Ireland     Michael is a Shoemaker living in the home of Patrick Owen
Keefe, Eugene 26 yr old born in Ireland     Eugene is sa Chamberlain- residing in home of Felix Rauch
Kelly, Chas 19 born in Ireland     Chas is a Brick Mason- residing in home of Felix Rauch of Germany
Kettering, Thos 28 yr old born in Ireland     Thos is a Farmer residing in home of Felix Rauch of Germany
  McDonald, Catherine 24 born in Ireland   No occupation is given; Catherine is living with the Edward Mulligan Family from Ireland.
McGlochlin, Fred'k 44 yr old born in Ireland     Fred'k is a Sower or Sawer??
McGorman, Lawrence 37 born in Ireland     Lawrence is a Shoemaker living in residence of Felix Rauch
McGrath, John 27 yr old born in Ireland     John is a Farmer residing in home of Felix Rauch of Germany
McManus, Patrick 28 born in Ireland     Patrick is a Farmer who lives with the Gogler family from Germany
Mangan, John 42 yr old born in Ireland     Gardener- in residence of Felix Rauch of Germany
Mooran, Michael, 30 yr old born in Ireland     Michael is a Luin? Worker living in home of Patrick Owen.
Mulligan, Edward 53 born in Ireland Mulligan, Mary 40 born in Ireland (Catherine McDonald 24 from Ireland lives with this family as well) Mulligan, Mary 16 born in Indiana Edward is a Farmer with $1600 Real Estate and $200 Personal Estate; Dtr? Mary is a Domestic
" " Mulligan, Laurence 14 born in Indiana  
" " Mulligan, Bridgett 12 born in Indiana  
" " Mulligan, James 10 born in Indiana  
" " Mulligan, Wm 8 born in Indiana  
" " Mulligan, Elizabeth 6 born in Indiana  
" " Mulligan, Frank 5 born in Indiana  
" " Mulligan, Joseph 6/12 born in Indiana  
Mulligan, Patrick 52 yr old born in Ireland Mulligan, Elizabeth 47 yr old born in Ireland Mulligan, Margarett, 16 yr old born in Ireland Patrick is a La-??n? Real Estate Value $3000, Personal Estate $200; Daughter Margarett is a Domestic
" " Mulligan, Patrick, 22 yr old born in Ireland Patrick is a Farmer
" " Mulligan, Elizabeth 12 yr old born in Pennsylvania  
" " Mulligan, Joseph 11 yr old born in Pennsylvania  
Neddy, Edward 40 yr old born in Ireland     Edward is a Cooper living in the residence of Felix Rauch
Nevitt, Byon? 38 born in Ireland     Byon is a Farmer living with the Gogler Family from Germany
Owen, Patrick ,50 born in Ireland     Patrick is a Farmer living in the residence of Felix Rauch
Palois?, Renolds 41 born in Ireland     Renolds is a Carpenter; lives with Love Family.
Park, Thos 40 born in Ireland     Thos lives with the Gogler family from Germany
Quigley, James 35 yr old born in Ireland     James is a Land? Burner? (it doesnt look like Lime)- in residence of Felix Rauch of Germany
Ragan, Dennis 67 born in Ireland     Dennis is a Baker and has numerous Irish Boarders? living with him
Reynold, John 23 yr old born in Ireland     John is a Refectory? living in the residence of Felix Rauch of Germany
Riley, Philes, 45 born in Ireland     Philes is a Laborer; lives with the Love Family.
Riley, Ths 59 born in Ireland     he lives with Dennis Ragan from Ireland
Ryan, James 33 born in Ireland     James is a Farmer with $2000 Real Estate; $500 in Personal Estate (the Thos Whatin family lives with him)
Shelley, Thos 63 born in Ireland     works Gardens? lives with the Love Family.
Slater, Thos 31 yr old born in Ireland     Thos is a Mason- in residence of Felix Rauch of Germany
Taby, Michael 24 yr old born in Ireland     Michael is a Carpenter living in the home of Patrick Owen
Thornton, John, 54 born in Ireland     John is a Farmer; lives with the Love Family
Walsh, Patrick 35 yr old born in Ireland     Patrick is a Chamberlain living in the home of Patrick Owen
Whatin, Thomas 35 born in Ireland Whatin, Margarett 32 born in Ireland Whatin, Thos 5 born in Ireland Thomas (Sr) is a Farmer
" " Whatin, Margarett 2 born in Indiana