Greene 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 Greene Township when the 1860 US Census was conducted, Greene Township does not have a South Bend Post Office (unlike Portage, Clay and Center Twps). 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; or if or how those listed in the same residences are related. 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.

Father/ Male Adult Mother/Female adult Child/ Other Miscellaneous
Finney?, Patrick 24 yr old born in Ireland Finney?, Hannah 26 yr old born in Ireland   Patrick has $120 in Personal Estate
McCuen, Margarete 18 yr old born in Ireland     Margarete is a Domestic living with teh Reeves Family
Myers, Jacob 53 yr old born in Germany Myers, Mary 48 yr old born in Ireland   Jacob has $900 in Real Estate and $170 in his Personal Estate; they cannot read nor write
O'Brian, Wm 14 yr old born in Ireland     Wm is living with theClemmons Family from Germany
Ragan, Catharine 55 yr old born in Irleand     Catharine lives with the Linggood Family from Ohio