Irish Families Identified in the Warren Township, St Joseph County, Indiana 1860 Census

Warren Township is located due south of the City of South Bend, Indiana. Warren Township lies west of Portage Township and east of Olive Township. When the 1860 St Joseph County Census for Warren Township was conducted, there were six families with Irish-born individuals. Warren Township has a South Bend Post Office. The men in this township were employed as Farmers, Laborers and a Railroadman and the Women did not hold occupations. 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/Other Female adult Child/ Other Miscellaneous
Canada, H 40 Born in Ireland Canada, Bridget 26 born in Ireland Canada, James 10 born in Indiana H was a Farmer? with $200 Real Estate and $50 Personal Estate
" " Canada, John 8 born in Indiana  
" " Canada, Joseph 6 born in Indiana  
" " Canada, Mary 2 born in Indiana  
Cummings, John 30 born in Ireland Cummings, Eliza 26 born in New York   John was a Farm Lab with $500 Real Estate and $50 Personal Estate
Daugher, John 39 born in Ireland     John is a Laborer; he shares a residence with Charles O'Brine and Owen Hickey
Hickey, Owen 33 born in Ireland Hickey, Ellen Jane 29 born in Ireland   Owen was a Railroadman (Charles O'Brine and John Daugher Irish immigrants live with them)
Nolan, Martin 40 born in Ireland     Martin was a Farm L. who lives with the Jones Family from Pennsylvania
O'Brine, Charles 50 born in Ireland     Charles was a Laborer and shared a residence with the Hickeys and John Daugher