The James (Jerry?) and Mary Haggerty (Hagerty) Family of South Bend, Indiana: An Analysis of the Core of This Family's Migration from Ireland to Canada to New York and on to South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana

The James (Jerry) Hagerty Family appears in the South Bend, Indiana area in the U.S. 1860 St Joseph County, Indiana census. He is noted there with children Mella? (19), Timothy (17), John (16), Cornelius (15), Mary (13), Honora (11), Terry (8), James (7)and Michael (3). His wife is noticibly absent from the entry. I believe they appear 10 years earlier in the 1850 Addison, Steuben County, New York Census conducted on July 27, 1850. In this census parents Jerry Haggerty (45), Mary (35) both from Ireland, and children Ellen (11), Timothy (8), John (7), Cornelius (5), Mary (3), Honora (1) were noted. If my connections are correct, mother Mary Haggerty age 51 appears in the 1870 South Bend, Indiana census living with son John (26) Lawyer, Cornel (25) Blacksmith, Hannah (20), Jerry (18) painter, James (15), Michael (13) and Daniel (9). A 61 yr old John Haggerty lives 2 doors down. I have yet to ascertain proof of Mary's maiden name, but I believe that obtaining the marriage applications for some of their children like Timothy, John or Michael from the St Joseph County Archives would likely produce big clues.

The objective of this compilation is to try to establish the earliest possible evidence of this family in the United States through all available resources. I would love to hear from anyone who believes that they may be a descendent of this family so that we can work together to find their origins in Ireland and migration trail to the U.S. This will most definitely be a work in progress and all findings I speculate on would have to be proven for accuracy with Ireland and U.S. marriage records, church baptismal records and death records among other genealogical resources. Please use this information with that caveat in mind so that nothing is assumed and no stones are left unturned to assure it's your family and the connection is accurate.

There is a publication entitled the "Hagerty Family History" that was printed by the University of Notre Dame by Cornelius J Hagerty, CSC. A copy is available in the South Bend, Indiana Public Library as well. According to Cornelius, the Silverpolish company "William Haggerty and Sons" was founded in 1895. I think the likelihood is great that there is a connection to this family. (Hagerty; 1972).

Other Observations of possible interest: There is a Cedar Grove Cemetery entry on a page for L.W. McGann (I believe a funeral home) for Hagerty G & D (possible Grave and Digging?) on July 19, 1921 or 1922.

Please contact me if you feel that you are descended from this family or another South Bend, Indiana Irish Family so that we can share information, see if there were common migration trails followed and delve further back into their origins in Ireland!

The following is a brief summary of what I have discovered about their children thus far:

  1. The Ellen Hagerty and George McCreary Family: Ellen Hagerty appears to have married Geo McCreary on November 16, 1862 in St Joseph County, Indiana according to the Indiana Marriage Collection on Ancestry.com.
  2. The Timothy Hagerty married Jane Martin on July 16, 1867 in St Joseph County, Indiana.
  3. Honora (Nora) Haggerty married Patrick M Tuohey on November 30, 1871 in St Joseph County, Indiana. They were living on South Street in South Bend, Indiana with children Simeon, James ,Patrick, Mary and Nora in 1880. Patrick and Nora resided at 524 S William Street according to the South Bend City Directory from at least 1904 to 1906 and Honora is noted as being the widow of Patrick, living on 419 S Taylor Street in the 1919 South Bend City Directory. I believe that Patrick Tuohey died on April 19, 1918 in South Bend, Indiana at the age of 70.
  4. Cornelius Hagerty married Bridget Sinnott in Cook County, Illinois on February 12, 1874. Cornelius (28, worked at the RR depot) was living with wife Bridget (22) and children John (4) and Mary (2) in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana at 82 Scott Street in 1880. By 1900 Bridget, was listed as a Widow livng at 522 South Scott with children John, Mary, Nellie, Cecelia, Cornelius J, Angelia J, George as well as her widowed mother Mary Sinnott (80). In 1910, Bridget lives on the same street with children Mary, Cecelia, Angela, Ganachia?, George and her mother Mary Sinnott (80). In 1920, Bridgett remains on 522 Scott Street with daughters Mary and Angela. There is an Illinois Northern District Naturalization index record for a Cornelius Hagerty who was born in Canada who naturalized on Octoboer 7, 1872 that could possibly be the same Cornelius. There is a death record for a John Hagerty, son of Cornelius Hagerty and Bridget Sinnott who died at age 62 on March 29, 1938 in Cook County, Illinois. His spouse was listed as Julia Hagerty.
  5. John Hagerty married Johanna Mansel on November 16, 1876 in St Joseph County, Indiana. When the 1860 Census was conducted for South Bend, Indiana they were living at 63 William Street with their two children Jeremiah (3) and William (1). I believe that they more than likely had at least 5 more children (John P, Johannah, Florence, Frank and Charlie) before their father John Hagerty died at the age of 46 on December 25, 1889 in South Bend, Indiana. I believe that widow Johanna then have married John's brother Daniel (who was born in May 1861) on January 30, 1894 in South Bend, Indiana.
  6. Daniel Hagerty married Johanna (Mansel) Hagerty (the widow of his brother John) on January 30, 1894 in St Joseph County, Indiana. When the 1900 US Census was conducted for South Bend, Indiana, Daniel Hagerty (39) and wife Johanah (42) who had been married 7 yrs, were living with their children Leo (5), Clement (4) and their adopted children Jerry (22), William (21), John P (19), Johannah (17), Florence (16), Frank (13) and Charlie (12). When the 1910 Census was conducted Johana (5) was again widowed living with children Frank, Floranse, Leo, Clement and Maria. I believe that Daniel died on April 21, 1908 in South Bend, Indiana at the age of 47 and wife Johanna died on October 2, 1914 in South Bend, Indiana. Their daughter johanna appears to have died earlier on December 19, 1908 in South Bend, Indiana as well.
  7. Mary Haggerty married Michael Casey in St Joseph County, Indiana on June 26, 1866. When the 1900 US census is conducted for South Bend, Portage Township, Indiana, Michael and Mary Casey are living at 420 Taylor Street with their 5 children (Mary, Katherine B, Joseph J, Helen P and James M). Two children appear to have died by this point. In 1910, they are living at 418 Taylor Street (Surname appears to be Curry on the entry) with their three children (Katherine, Ellen and James).
Census, Church or other Record Date Born, Baptized, Married Father/ Husband Mother/ Wife Child; others Occupation; Misc.
1850 US Census for Steuben County, Addison, New York (possibly the same Hagerty Family in NY) Census conducted on July 27, 1850 Haggerty, Jerry 35 born in Ireland Haggerty, Mary 35 born in Ireland Haggerty, Ellen 11 born in Ireland Jerry is a Laborer (James and Mary Cane from Ireland live with them)
" " " " Haggerty, Timothy 8 born in Ireland  
" " " " Haggerty, John 7 born in Ireland  
" " " " Haggerty, Cornelius 5 born in Ireland  
" " " " Haggerty, Mary 3 born in Ireland  
" " " " Haggerty, Honora 1 born in New York  
1860 US Census for South Bend, St Joseph County, IN Census conducted on June 12, 1860 Haggarty, James, 60 born in Ireland   Haggarty, Mella 19 born in Ireland I believe there is an error in the occupation section of this entry for James- it appears to read DM (dressmaker) the same as the entry above - with ditto marks indicating the same occupation for Mella, Tim, John, Cornelius and Mary
" " "   Haggarty, Timothy 17 born in Canada DM?
" " "   Haggarty, John 16 born in Canada  
" " "   Haggarty, Cornelius 15 born in Canada  
" " "   Haggarty, Mary 13 born in New York  
" " "   Haggarty, Honora 11 born in New York  
" " "   Haggarty, Terry 8 born in New York  
" " "   Haggarty, James 7 born in New York  
" " "   Haggarty, Michael 3 born in New York  
Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 June 26, 1866 Marriage St Joseph County, IN Casey, Michael Haggerty, Mary (possible daughter of James and Mary)    
Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 July 16, 1867 Marriage in St Joseph County, IN Hagerty, Timothy (son of James and Mary?) Martin, Jane    
1870 US Census for South Bend, Wards 2 and 3, St Joseph County, IN   Haggerty, Timothy 27 born in Canada (son of James and Mary?) Haggerty, Jane 23 born in Ireland   Timothy was a Blacksmith with $200 Personal estate; Jane- Keeps House (Joseph Martin from Ireland and Thomas Laughy from OH live with them)
1870 US Census for South Bend, Portage Twp, St Joseph County, IN Census conducted on June 6, 1870   Haggerty, Mary 51 born in Ireland Haggerty, John 26 born in Canada Mary's occupation- Keeping House; $1500 in Real Estate; son John is a Lawyer
" "   " Haggerty, Cornel 25 born in Canada Cornel is a Blacksmith
" "   " Haggerty, Hannah 20 born in New York Hannah is at home
" "   " Haggerty, Jerry 18 born in New York Jerry was a Painter
" "   " Haggerty, James 15 born in New York James is at home
" "   " Haggerty, Michael 13 born in New York Michael is at home
" "   " Haggerty,m Daniel 9 born in Indiana Daniel is at home
Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 November 30, 1871 Marriage in St Joseph County, IN Touhey, Patrick Hagerty, Honora    
Cook County Illinois Marriages Index 1871-1920 February 12, 1874 Cook County, Illinois Marriage Hagerty, Cornelius (son of James and Mary?) Sinnott, Bridget   FHL Film 1030087
Indiana Marriage Collection November 16, 1876 St Joseph County, IN Marriage Hagerty, John (likely son of James and Mary) Mansel, Johanna   Book 7, Page 436
1880 US Census for South Bend, St Joseph County, IN; Residence 63 William Street   Hagerty, John 36 born in Canada, parents born in Ireland (probable son of James/Mary) Hagerty, Johanna 22 wife born in Michigan, parents born in Ireland Hagerty, Jeremiah 3 son born in Indiana, dad in Canada, mom in Michigan John was a Lawyer
" " " " Hagerty, William 1 yr old son born in IN, dad in Canada, mom in MI  
1880 US Census for South Bend, St Joseph County, IN District 163 Census Conducted on June 21, 1880   Hagerty, Mary 60 yr old widow born in Ireland as were her parents; this is the widow of James (Jerry) Hagerty, Jerry 24 yr old single son born iin New York, parents born in Ireland Mary- Keeping Home; Jerry was a Grocer (the Paul Houlihan family was 2 doors down on So Scott St as was the Cornelius Hagerty Family the other direction)
" "   " Hagerty, Michael 22 yr old single son born in New York, parents born in Ireland Printer
" "   " Hagerty, James 24 yr old single son born in New York, parents born in Ireland Works in Wagon Works
" "   " Hagerty, Daniel 19 yr old single son bornin Indiana, parents born in Ireland Works in Wagon Works
1880 US Census for South Bend, St Joseph County, IN, District 163 Census conducted on June 28, 1880 Hagerty, Timothy 35 born in Canada, parents born in Ireland (son of James of Mary) Hagerty, Jane 33 wife born in Ireland as were her parents Hagerty, Lizzie 12 yr old daughter born in IN, dad in Canada, mom in Ireland Timothy worked at a Wagon Works; Thomas Laffey 24 brother in Law who also works at the Wagon Works lives with them.
1880 US Census for South Bend, St Joseph County, IN District 163; residence on South St   Tuohey, Patrick, 88 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Tuohey, Nora 30 yr old wife born in NY, parents born in Ireland (Honora dtr of James & Mary Hagerty) Tuohey, Simeon, 8 yr old son born in IN, dad in Ireland, mom in NY Patrick was a Teamster; Nora was at home
"   " " Tuohey, James 6 yr old son born in IN, dad in IR, mom in NY  
"   " " Tuohey, Patrick 5 yr old son born in IN, dad in IR, mom in NY  
"   " " Tuohey, Mary 3 yr old daughter born in IN, dad in IR, mom in NY  
"   " " Tuohey, Nora 1 yr old daughter born in IN, dad in IR, mom in NY  
Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 St Joseph County, Indiana marriage November 24, 1886 Hagerty, Michael; son of James (Jerry) and Mary Houlihan, Nora E.    
1900 US Census for South Bend, St Joseph County, IN District 0124; Residence at 380 So Scott June 8, 1900 Census was conducted Hagerty, Michael Head 42 born June 1857 New York, parents born in IR; likely son of James (Jerry) and Mary Hagerty Hagerty, Nora E, 35 yr old wife born January 1865 in IN, parents born in Ireland Hagerty, Timothy P, 12 yr old son born November 1887 in IN, dad in NY, mom in IN School
" " " " Hagerty, Edward S, 9 yr old son born January 1891 in IN, dad in New York, mom in IN School
" " " " Hagerty, Michael 11 yr old son born July 1893 in IN, dad in NY, mom in IN  
" " " " Hagerty, William J, 4 yr old son born October 1895 in IN, dad in NY, mom in IN  
" " " " Hagerty, Seonora, 2 yr old daughter born February 1898 in IN, dad in NY, mom in IN  
" "     Houlihand, Patrick, 27 yr old single brother in law bor nFebruary 1873 in IN, parents born in Ireland Patrick was a Lawyer (I don't think this says sawyer)
" "     Houlihand, Katherine, 35 yr old single Sister in Law born May 1857 in IN, parents born in IR  
IN Deaths 1882-1920 for Michael Hagerty Died November 17, 1901 South Bend, IN Michael Hagerty died at the age of 44; (son of James -Jerry- and Mary Hagerty)     Ch 44, Page 221
US City Directories for South Bend, IN 1904, 1906 Tuohey, Patrick M spouse Honora (Honora Hagerty dtr of James and Mary Hagerty)   Patrick was a Contractor; they resided at 524 S William St in 1904 and 1906; In 1904 Nellie (DM), Simon (Singer Mfg) and Timothy lived with them; In 1906, children THomas (Office Mgr Red Line Messenger Svc), Mary A, Ella N and Anna (DM's) and Catherine lived with them
Indiana Death Index 1882-1920 (possible death record for John, son of James (Jerry) and Mary) South Bend, Indiana Death of John Hagerty December 25, 1889 Hagerty, John died at age of 46 (son of James and Mary Hagarty)     CH 42, Page 27
1900 US Census for South Bend, Portage Twp, IN; Residence 420 Taylor Street   Casey, Michael, Head, 58, born December 1841 in Ireland as were his parents Casey, Mary 53 yr old wife born June 1846 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Ireland (I think this is Mary dtr of James and Mary Hagerty by birth is PA is puzzling) Casey, Katherine B, single 30 yr old daughter born September 1869 in ?, dad in Ireland, mom in PA Michael and Mary were married 34 yrs with 7 children, 5 living; Michael is a Day Laborer and Katherine a Milliner
"   " " Casey, Joseph J, 27 yr old single son born March 1873 in IN, dad in IR, mom in PA Works in a RR yard
"   " " Casey, Helen P, 24 yr old single daughter born September 1875 in IN, dad in IR, mom in PA  
"   " " Casey, James M, 16 yr old single son born June 1883 in IN, dad in IR, mom in PA James is a Drug Clerk
South Bend, Indiana City Directory 1903, 1904 and 1906 residence 524 S William Tuohey, Patrick Tuohey, Honora (spouse) (dtr of James and Mary Hagerty)"   In 1903, Patrick, wife Honora, and children Nellie, Nora, Simon live with them This family lives at 524 S William St through 1906. Patrick is listed as a Contractor in 1904 and children Nellie (Dressmaker), Simon (Singer Mfg) and Timothy live with them; in 1906, children Thomas (office mgr Red Line Messenger Svc), Mary A, Ella A and Anna (DM's) and Catherine
1910 US Census for South Bend, District 0171; Residence 418 Taylor Street   Curry (Casey?), Michael M, Head 67 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Curry (Casey?), Mary, 63 yr old wife born in PA, mom in Ireland as was dad. (I believe this is Mary Hagerty, dtr of James and Mary) Curry (Casey?), Katherine 40 yr old single daughter born in IN, dad in IR, mom in PA Michael was a Flagman LS at MS RR?; Michael was naturalized in 1863; First marriage for both; married 49 yrs; Katherine was a Milliner
"   " " Curry (Casey?), Ellen 34 yr old single daughter born in IN, dad in IR, mom in PA  
"   " " Curry (Casey?), James 27 yr old single son born in IN, dad in IR, mom in PA Clerk in a Surry? Store
1910 US Census for South Bend, St Joseph County, IN Ward 1; address 439 Cushing St Census Conducted on April 16, 1910   Hagerty, Nora Head 44 yr old widow born in IN, parents born in Ireland (this was Michael Hagerty's widow) Houlihan, Patrick 36 yr old Brother born in IN, parents born in IR Patrick was a Lawyer
" "   " Hagerty, Edward 19 yr old single son born in IN, dad in NY, mom in IN Cashier Standard Oil Co.
" "   " Hagerty, Victor 16 yr old single son born in IN, dad in NY, mom in IN  
" "   " Hagerty, William 14 yr old son born in IN, dad in NY, mom in IN  
" "   " Hagerty, Elenora, 12 yr old daughter born in IN, dad in NY, mom in IN  
" "   " Hagerty, Mary Agnes 8 yr old daughter born in IN, dad in NY, mom in IN  
IN Deaths 1882-1920 for Patrick Tuohey (hsb of Honora Hagerty) Patrick died on April 19, 1918 in South Bend, IN Tuohey, Patrick died at the age of 70     Ch 48, Page 469
South Bend, Indiana City Directory 1919 and 1920 Residence 419 S Taylor   Tuohey, Honora (widow of Patrick, dtr of James and Mary Hagerty)   In 1919 dtr Catherine A lives with her; in 1920, Edward P (Lab), Katherine A, Simon and Timothy live with her.
Indiana Deaths 1882-1920 for Patrick, husband of Honora Hagerty April 19, 1918 South Bend, IN Tuohey, Patrick died at the age of 70     Ch 48, P. 469
1920 US Census for South Bend, Indiana Ward 1, St Joseph County; 234 Cushing Street Census Conducted on January 6, 1920   Hagerty, Nora, Head 55 yr old widow born in IN, parents born in Ireland (widow of Michael Hagerty) Hagerty, Edward 28 yr old single son born in IN Edward is a credit man at Standard Oil
" "   " Hagerty, Michael 26 yr old single son born in IN, parents born in IN Monotypist at the RR office
" "   " Hagerty, William 24 yr old single son born in IN, parents born in IN  
" "   " Hagerty, Eleanor 21 yr old single son born in IN, parents born in IN  
" "   " Hagerty, Mary 18 born in IN, parents born in IN