Harris 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 Harris Township when the 1860 US Census was conducted, HarrisTownship has a Mishawaka Office and was clearly a farming community. 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
Barun, George 33 yr old born in England Barun, Margaret 31 yr old born in Ireland Barun, Marvin 3 yr old born in Michigan George is a Farmer with $1500 Real Estate and $275 Personal Estate
" " Barun, John 2 yr old born in Indiana (Martha Nixon 64 born in Irelnad and Hannah Young 16- OH live with them)
Casy, Henry 48 yr old born in Ireland Casy, Rosanna, 42 born in Ireland Casy, Eddy 4 yr old born in Indiana Henry has $1000 in Real Estate and $150 in Personal Estate
" " Casy, Anna 2 yr old born in Indiana (John Casper-17 born in Illinois and listed as insane lives with them)
  Rourke, Catherine, 55 yr old born in Ireland Rourke, James 27, Born in Ireland Catherine has $200 Real Estate and $150 in Personal Estate. James (likely her son is in Farming)
  " Rourke, Eliza 29 yr old born in Ireland  
  " Rourke, Mary 18 born in Ireland  
  " Rourke, John 24 born in Ireland  
  " Rourke, Thomas 4 born in New York  
  " Rourke, James 3 born in Michigan  
  " Rourke, Catherine 1 born in Michigan  
  Rourke, Meary 20 yr old born in Ireland   Meary is a Domestic living with the Irvin Family from Ohio; could this possibly be another child of Catherine Rourke listed above?
Ryan, John 40 yr old born in Ireland Ryan, Eliza 30 yr old born in Ireland Ryan, Mary E? 14, born in Indiana John is a Farmer with $600 Real Estate and $250 in Personal Estate
" " Ryan, Elizabeth 10 yr old born in Indiana  
" " Ryan, John yr old born in Indiana  
" " Ryan, Emily 3 yr old born in Indiana  
" " Ryan, Nixon 1 yr old born in Indiana  
Shean, Alexander 30 yr old born in Ireland     Alexander is a Farm Laborer living with the Harris Family