Irish Families Identified in the 1880 US Census Who were Living in the City of South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana Ennumeration District 161, with Surnames A-C

District 161 covers the City of South Bend- Wards one and. In addition to the Irish in this district there were many other immigrants from places like Bavaria, Prussia, Italy, Canada, England and a multitude of other places.

I plan to include Irish Descendents who were born in the U.S. but have at least one parent from Ireland, in this compilation. Many of the Irish in the City of South Bend had been here since the 1850's and by the 1880's their children who were born here could be having children.

I am in the process of tracing all of these South Bend Irish Families and have created pages on over 40 of them so far. I would love to hear from any descendents of these families so that we can share information and see how all of our ancestor's migration trails might have crossed. By working together, I think we will all have a much greater likelihood of finding our true origins in Ireland.

This is a work in progress!

They will be presented alphabetically by the father's or the head of the family's surname:

Street/ Ward Father Mother Child/Other Occupation/ Misc. Info
Michigan Avenue, First Ward Barrington, John H, single 47 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents; he is a boarder with the Samuel Fisher family from PA     Peddler
Market Street, First Ward Baxter, Peter married 34 yr old born in Scotland as were his parents Baxter, Olive M, 24 yr old wife born in Indiana, dad born in Virginia, mom in Pennsylvania Baxter, J Clarence 1 yr old son born in Indiana, dad in Scotland, mom in Indiana Peter is a Plumber; Olive- Keeping Home
"     McMullen, Jane, married 64 yr old mother in law born in Pennsylvania, dad born in Ireland, mom in New York  
Water Street, First Ward Bodkins, Alex J, married 36 yr old born in Canada, dad born in Ireland, mom in England Bodkins, Matilda, 40 yr old wife born in Ohio, dad born in Maryland, mom in Ohio Bodkins, Jennie M, 6 yr old daughter born in Indiana, dad born in Canada, mom in Ohio Alex is a Blacksmith; Matilda- Keeping Home;
" " " Bodkins, Ada B, 3 yr old daughter born in Michigan, dad born in Canada, mom in Ohio  
Market Street, First Ward   Branigan, Mary single servant 28 yr old born in Ireland as were her parents   Servant- Home work
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Brown (should be Brennan), Martin, married 52 yr old born in Ireland, parents born in ? (this is Martin Brennan my 2nd GGF) Brown (Brennan), Kate 52 yr old wife born in Ireland, parents born in ? Brown (Brennan) , John, 26 yr old single son born in Ohio, parents born in ? Martin is a Laborer; John is a Brick Mason; (see Martin Brennan family in church records)
" " " Brown (Brennan) Michael, 22 yr old single son born in Indiana, parents born in ? Laborer
" " " Brown (Brennan) Patk single 19 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Laborer; he suffers from Paralysis
" " " Brown (Brennan), William 18 yr old (son) says wife born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland (this is my 1st ggf Sewing Machine Factory
" " " Brown (Brennan) Martin 14 yr old single son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Sewing Machine Factory
Ward? Street, First Ward Byrn, Gerald, married 35 yr old born in Pennsylvania; dad born in Ireland, mom in Massachusetts Byrn, Catherine, 21 yr old wife born in Saxony as were her parents Byrn, Harry, J 2 yr old son born in Indiana, dad born in Pennsylvania, mom in Saxony Gerald is a Tailor
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Byrne, Mark, married 39 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Byrne, Kate, 29 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents Byrne, Willie J, 10 yr old son bonr in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Mark was a Carpenter/Joiner; Kate is listed as disabled - confirmed?? Willie is home
" " " Byrne, Mark F 8 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Byrne, Luke J, 7 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Byrne, James 5 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Byrne, Peter, 2 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Byrne, Maria infant daughter 1/30? born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
Sangan Street, First Ward Callahan, Michael, married 40 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Callahan, Mary 36 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents Callahan, John, 14 yr old son born in New York, parents born in Ireland Michael is a Varnisher and Polisher; Mary Keeps House, John is in School
" " " Callahan, Josephine, 11 yr old daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland School
" " " Callahan, Lizzie, 7 yr old daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland  
" " " Callahan, Thomas, 5 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland  
"     Ferguson, Kate 22 yr old single Sister in Law born in Ireland as were her parents House Work
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Cavenaugh, Dom'k, married 52 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Cavenaugh, Ann, 47 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents Cavenaugh, Edward, 28 yr old single son born in Ireland as were his parents Dom'k was a Brick Maker as was son Edward
" " " Cavenaugh, Mary, 18 yr old single daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Cavenaugh, Lizzie, 16 yr old single daughter born in IN, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Cavenaugh, Dominick, 13 yr old son born in IN, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Cavenaugh, William, 11 yr old son born in IN, parents born in Ireland Home
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward   Cending, Catherine, 43 yr old widow born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland Cending, Maggie, 15 yr old daughter born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland Catherine Keeps Home; Maggie is at home
"   " Cending, Mary A, 13 yr old daughter born in New York, parents born in Ireland Home
"   " Cending, Julius, 14 yr old son born in New York, parents born in Ireland Home
"   " Cending, John, 12 yr old son born in New York, parents born in Ireland Home
"   " Cending, James 4 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home; he has a hernia