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 D-F

District 161 covers the City of South Bend. 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.

Regarding Surname Day: There was an entry for a Harriet Day (possibly Mullatto) widowed 45 yr old (Keeping House) living on Michigan Avenue who was bonr in Canada as was her mother. Her father is indexed as having been born in Ireland but I believe it says England so I have not included her in this compilation.

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
89 Lafayette Street, First Ward   Fox, Maria, 45 yr old widow born in Ireland as were her parents Fox, Anna A, 18 yr old single daughter born in Ne york; dad born in New York, mom in Ireland Maria - Keeping Home
Notre Dame Avenue Frain, John, married 53 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Frain, Catharine 50 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents Frain, Michael, 24 yr old single son bonr in Illinois, parents born in Ireland John is a Carpenter and Joiner as is son Michael
" " " Frain, Nellie, 20 yr old single daughter born in Illinois, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Frain, Maggie, 18 yr old single daughter born in Indiana, Parents born in Ireland Home (see Margaret in church recs)
" " " Frain, Peter, 17 yr old son born i in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Sewing Machine Factory
" " " Frain, John 15 yr old single son born in Indiana, parents born in Irleand Sewing Machine Factory
" " " Frain, Joseph, 13 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home; see Joseph in church recs
" " " Frain, Theresia, 10 yr old daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home; (see Theresa in church recs)