The William Joyce and Maria Ormond Family of South Bend, Indiana: An Analysis of this Irish Family's Migration from Ireland to South Bend Indiana in South Bend St. Joseph and Sacred Heart Church Records, Census and other Resources

William and Maria Joyce most likely were married in Ireland (around 1863 according to the 1900 and 1910 Census) as their son Redmond was born in Ireland around 1862 according to the 1870 South Bend, Indiana census. Maria's maiden is obviously written phonetically with numerous variations in both the Sacred Heart and St Joseph Church records. It ranges from Ormond (clearly an Irish surname) to Armond (French, not likely since she was born in Ireland); however, their were numerous french families in the early Sacred Heart Church Records at Notre Dame, to Horman, Armant and Arman. The Surname Joyce is also written phonetically as Joice in numerous St Joseph Church Records. The core of this Irish family was part of the Portage Township, Ward 4 Irish Community in the 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 Census records for South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana. They lived on Notre Dame Avenue as well as North St Peter Street surrounded by many other Irish families including my own!

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.

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. 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!

Special Kudos to Julie Walker, a descendant of this family, whose contributions have filled in the gaps and significantly expanded the information on this webpage. Their family lore appears to support a possible origin in Waterford (as both Waterford and/or Cork were passed along in family lore). I think that obtaining a death record as well as an obituary (South Bend Tribune) on William Joyce could possibly yield big clues on William's parents names (particularly his mother's maiden name) which in turn could lead to discovery of his other siblings. The Naturalization records for William as well as Patrick could also be of value.

Research Observations and Analysis: It appears that Redmond and possibly Patrick were born in Ireland and that William and possibly John died in childhood (though I am uncertain if John was a child of William and Maria). According to the 1900 census, three of their 11 children perished. This page needs more extensive research such as obtaining marriage applications for some of the children, obituaries and death records which could yield huge clues. Death records of William and Maria could yield clues as to origins in Ireland as could obits from the South Bend Tribune Newspaper. The following information is a short summary on the children of William and Mary Joyce:

  1. The Patrick Joyce and Mariam Costello Family: It appears that Patrick Joyce , the son of Gulielmo Joyce and Maria ? married Mariam Costello on April 4, 1872 at St Joseph Church in South Bend, Indiana. That marriage record seems to imply that Patrick was born in Waterford, Ireland. This is further confirmed by an Ireland Births and Baptisms Record indicating he was born November 16, 1865 in Tallow, Waterford, Ireland. In the Indiana Marriage Collection, Patrick Joyce married Minnie Costello on January 12, 1897 in St Joseph County, Indiana. By the time the 1910 US Census is conducted, Patrick is listed as being widowed and is living with this parents on 1035 N St Peter St in South Bend. Patrick appears to have been naturalized on February 6, 1912 (Circuit Court South Bend, Indiana. At that time he resided at 1035 N St. Peter Street in South Bend. He was listed as Patrick Andrew Joyce in this record.
  2. The Edward Joyce and Rose Howlett? Family: It appears that Edward married Rose Howlett around 1887. They appear in the 1900 El Paso, Colorado Springs, Colorado Census living on 10 South Weber Street with no children, married 13 yrs. Edward was listed as being born December 1863 in Ireland and Rose in Michigan.
  3. The Margaret Joyce and Clarence Geo Klein Family: Margaret Joyce appears to have married Clarence Geo Klein in St Joseph County, Indiana on September 28, 1908 according to the Indiana Marriages 1811-1959 Collection. Her mother was Mary Ormond and father William Joyce.
  4. Elizabeth A Joyce and William P Cass Family: Elizabeth Joyce (born March 8, 1885 in South Bend, Indiana) married William P Cass on August 31, 1909 in St Joseph County, Indiana (Father William Joyce and mother Mary Ormond).
  5. James Joyce and Helen C Turnock Family: James Joyce married Helen C Turnock on September 24, 1913 in St. Joseph County, Indiana. In 1910 Helen is still living with her parents William and Catherine Turnock in Clay Township, St Joseph County, Indiana. By the time the 1920 Census is conducted, James and Helen are living with their two children Eileen and Catherina in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They remain in Tulsa, Oklahoma through the 1930 and 1940 census adding son William.

Of note: There was a Communion Class record from St Joseph Church for a Maria Joyce on June 19, 1910 that could be connected to this family in microfilm 1617236 item 2.

 

Census, Church or other Record Date Born, Baptized, Married Father/ Husband Mother/ Wife Child Occupation; Misc.
Ireland Births and Baptisms 1620-1881 familysearch.org November 16, 1865 Birth Joyce, William Ormond, Mary Joyce, Patrick Born in Tallow, Waterford, England; GS Film Number 101118
Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame Baptismal Record February 15, 1870 Birth and February 26, 1870 Baptism Joyce, Gulielmo of Hibernia Armand, Maria of Hibernia Catherine Joannem Nunan and Maria Hilliard Sponsors; check possible marriage to Andrew Pinshaw
1870 US Census for City of South Bend, St Joseph County Indiana Ward 4, Portage Twp July 9, 1870 Joice, William age 57 born in Ireland; Joice, Mary, 30 born in Ireland; Joice, Redman, age 6 born in Ireland William was a Laborer and Mary- keeping home
" "     Joice, Patrick, age 4 born in Indiana it looks like Ireland may have been crossed out
" "     Joice, Catherine, age 3/12 born in Indiana  
Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame Baptismal Record March 14, 1872 Birth and April 7, 1872 Baptism Joyce, Gulielmus of Hibernia Almond?, Maria of Hibernia Joannis Thomas McCarthy and Joannem Hilliard Sponsors; of possible interest there was a burial record St Joseph Church in 1873 for a John Joice but he was listed as son of Joannes Joice...
St Joseph Church Baptismal Record July 8, 1873 Birth and July 20, 1873 Baptism Joice, Guilelmo Ordmond?, Maria Willliam (Gulielmum) Thoma McCartha and Anna Fraan
St Joseph Church Burial Record July 26, 1873 Joice, Guilelmi Ordmond, Mariae Wlm (Guilelmum) born the 8th Witness- father
St Joseph Church Baptismal Record December 23, 1874 Birth and January 10, 1875 Baptism Joyce, Gulielmo Ardmond, Maria Mary (Mariam) Johanna Garceau and Maria Anna Julia Reilley? Sponsors
St Joseph Church Census for 1876 1876 Joice, Wlm, age 50 Joice, Mary, age 37 Edw, age 12  
" "     Pat, age 10  
" "     Katharine, age 5  
" "     Mary, age 1  
St Joseph Church Baptismal Record October 10, 1876 Birth and November 4, 1876 Baptism Joice, William Armant, Maria Ellena (Ellenam) Edward Joyce and Sarah Hanley Sponsors
St Joseph Church Baptismal Record December 22, 1878 Joyce, Guillelmi Horman?, Mariae Guillelmum William Hiliard and Maria Condon sponsors
St Joseph Church Burial Record August 2, 1879 Joice, Guillelmus Hormand?, Mariae Joyce, Guillelmum Witnesses: Guillelmus Joice and Patricius Hol-? PF Neniard CSS
1880 US Census for City of South Bend, St Joseph County, IN District 162; Residence Notre Dame Avenue June 1, 1880 Joice, William, age 47 born in Ireland, mom born in Ireland- blank for dad Joice, Mary, Wife born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland Joice, Edward, 16 son born in Indiana William works at a Gas Factory and Edward works at a Sewing Machine Factory
" "     Joice, Patrick, 14, son, born in Indiana Home
" "     Joice, Kate, 10, Daughter born in Indiana Home
" "     Joice, Mary, 5, Daughter born in Indiana Home
" "     Joice, Ella, 3 Daughter born in Indiana Home
St Joseph Church Baptismal Record Augst 2, 1879 Joice, Guillelmi Hormond, Mariae Guillelmus Guillelmus Joice and Patric-? Ho-? sponsors
St Joseph Church Baptismal Record August 10, 1880 Birth and August 15, 1880 Baptism Joyce, Wilhelmo Armon, Maria Margarita John Hiliard and Katharina Neenan sp
Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame Baptismal Record April 5, 1882 Birth and May 28, 1882 Baptism Joyce, Gulielmo of Hibernia Harmon, Maria of Hibernia Jacobi (Jacobus) Town of Lowell; Dyonicius Conor? adn Maria McCartney? Sponsors; marriage to Helena C Turnwell September 24, 1913
St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana Baptismal Record March 8, 1885 Birth and April 4, 1885 Bpatism Joyce, Gullelmi Arman, Maria Elisabetham (Elisabetha) Josephus Frain and Nelli Frain sponsors
Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 January 12, 1897 Marriage in St Joseph County, IN Joyce Patrick (I believe this is the son of William and Mary Joyce) Costello, Minnie    
St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana Marriage record January 12, 1897 Marriage Joyce Patritium born November 30, 1865 in Waterford, Ireland? to Gulielmo Joyce and Maria ? Costello, Mariam born April 4, 1872 to Johanne Costello and Maria ? born in New Brunswick, NJ?   Witnesses Frank J Kin-? and Rose McCafferty; NJ Stoffel, CSC
1900 US Census for City of South Bend, Portage Township, District 128, St Joseph County Indiana; residence 1135 St Peter June 12, 1900 Joice, William, Head, age 76 born January 1824 Ireland, Parents born in Ireland; married 37 years Joice, Mary, Wife, Age 60 born March 1840 Ireland; Parents born in Ireland; married 37 yrs 11 children, 8 living Joice, Patrick, Son 34 born December 1865, widow born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland William is a Gas Engineer; Patrick is a Saloon Keeper (Howard and Cressy Families live next door)
" "     Joice, Catharin, 29 yr old single daughter born February 1871 in Indiana; parents born in Ireland Seamstress
" "     Joice, Mary, 25 yr old Single Daughter born December 1874 in Indiana; Parents born Ireland Seamstress
" "     Joice, Nellie, 22 yr old single Daughter born October 1877 in Indiana; Parents born in Ireland Dressmaker
" "     Joice, Margurite, 20 yr old single Daughter born August 1879 Indiana, Parents born Ireland Dressmaker
" "     Joice, James, 18 yr old Single Son born in Indiana; parents born in Ireland Plumber
" "     Joice, Elizabeth, 15 yr old single Daughter born March 1885 Indiana; Parents born Ireland at School
" "     Joice, Marae?, Grand Daughter born December 1897 Indiana; Dad born in Indiana, mom in New Jersey  
IN Marriages 1811-1959 Ancestry.com September 29, 1908 Marriage St Joseph County Indiana Joyce, Margaret born August 31, 1880 South Bend, Indiana; mother Mary Ormond; Father William Joyce Klein, Clarence Geo    
IN Marriages 1811-1959 Ancestry.com August 31, 1909 Marriage St Joseph County, Indiana Joyce, Elizabeth born March 8, 1885 South Bend, IN to William Joyce and Mary Ormond Cass, William    
1910 US Census for City of South Bend, Portage Twp, District 174; Residence 1035 N St Peter Street April 20 and 21, 1910 Joyce, William, Head 89 yr old born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland; first marriage, married 47 yrs; Joyce, Mary, Wife, age 70 born in Ireland; parents bor n Ireland; first marriage, married 47 yrs, 12 kids, 8 living Joyce, Patrick 44 yr old widowed son born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland William arrived in US in 1866, naturalized; Mary arrived 1869; William had no occupation Patrick immigration 1869 and was Comptroller City Office; William owns his home free of mortgage
" "     Joyce, Rose I, Daughter in Law, 46 born in Michigan, parents born in New York, first marriage, 22 yrs present marriage no occupation
" "     Joyce, Marie T, Grand Daughter age 12 born in IN, dad born in Ireland, mom in New York  
" "     Joyce, Mary C, Adopted Daughter, age 6, born in Colorado, parents born in the US  
US Naturalization Record Indexes 1791-1992 Ancestry.com February 6, 1912 Naturalization; he was born on November 30, 1865- was 46 yrs old. Joyce, Patrick Andrew (I believe this is the son of William and Mary Joyce)     Patrick was a resident of 1035 N St Peter Street, South Bend, IN; Naturalization took place at Circuit Court, St Joseph County, Indiana Certificate # P198; County of Origin Ireland-Great Britain.
Indiana Deaths 1882-1920 (Possible death record for William) August 6, 1912, South Bend, Indiana Joyce, William died at the age of 93     Ch 46, Page 234
St Joseph County Indiana Death Record for William Joyce August 6, 1912 Death; with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery on August 9, 1912 Joyce, William died at age of 93 yrs, 3 months 25 days.     This death record is courtesy of Julie Walker. William was born April 10, 1819 in Ireland; His father was Raymond Joyce; He was married to Mary Joyce at the time of death and was retired. Patrick Joyce of So Bend, IN provided the information. He died from Valvular Disease of Heart- Aortic. plus had Chronic Rheumatism for 30 yrs.
IN Marriage Records 1811-1959 Ancestry.com September 24, 1913 St Joseph County, Indiana Marriage Joyce James J (likely son of William/Mary Joyce) Turnock, Helen C    
Indiana Deaths 1882-1920 (possible death record for Mary wife of William) March 16, 1918 South Bend, Indiana   Joyce, Mary died at age 79   Ch 48, Page 447
1920 US Census for City of South Bend, Portage Twp, District 247; Residence 1035 N St Peter January 8, 1920 Joyce, P.A., Head 54 yr old widow born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland ( I think this is Son of William)     Cashier Bank
" "     Joyce, Marie, 22 yr old single Daughter born in Indiana, dad born in Ireland, Mom in New Jersey Stenographer in Office
Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, Indiana   Joyce, William who died 1912 Ormond, Mary who died in 1918   Section B, Lot 339 per Leon Glon, Cedar Grove Cemetery
Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, Indiana   Joyce, Patrick (I believe this is the son of William and Mary) Joyce, Minnie Joyce, Maria Section A, lot 226 per Leon Glon, Cedar Grove Cemetery
Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, Indiana   Joyce, Edward born 1863 died age 64 (I believe this may be the son of William and Mary) Joyce, Rose   Section D, Lot 230 per Leon Glon, Cedar Grove Cemetery