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 G-I

District 161 covers the City of South Bend Wards one and part of Ward 4 (the other part is in district 162). 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 Gorman, James, single 19 yr old born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland. He is a Boarder with the Samuel Fisher family from PA     Carriage Painter
Madison Street, First Ward Graham, John A, married 43 yr old born in New York, parents born in Ireland Graham, Mary M, 40 yr old wife born in New York, dad born in Maine, mom in NY   John is a Machinist; Mary- Keeping House
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Hanley, Mike C married 45 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Hanley, Margaret, 33 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents Hanley, John 16 yr old son born in Wisconsin?, parents born in Ireland Mike is a Moulder and son John is a Laborer
" " " Hanley, Sarah 15 yr old daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Hanley, Mary 12 yr old daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Hanley, Ann, 10 yr old daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Hanley, Frances 4 yr old son born in IN, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Hanley, James 5 yr old son born in IN, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Hanley, Michael 3 yr old son born in IN, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Hanley, Joseph 2 yr old son born in IN, parents born in Ireland Home
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward ?, Martin, married 53 yr old born in Ireland as was his parents ?, -la 50 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents (likely Ella or Ellen) Hilliard, Mary 24 yr old single daughter born in New York, parents born in Ireland Martin is a Farm Laborer; Mary is a House Servant (the parents appear on the previous census page with their surname cut off- I believe they are Hilliards)
" " " Hilliard, Mike 23 yr old single son born in New York, Parents born in Ireland Farm Laborer
" " " Hilliard, John 22 yr old single son born in New York, Parents born in Ireland Sewing Machine Factory
" " " Hilliard, Julia 18 yr old single daughter born in NY, parents born in IR House Servant
" " " Hilliard, Johanna 15 yr old daughter born in NY, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Hilliard, Daniel, 12 yr old son born in NY, parents born in IR Sewing Machine Factory
" " " Hilliard, Thomas 10 yr old son born in NY, parents born in IR Home
" " " Hilliard, Lizzie, 8 yr old daughter born in NY, parents born in IR Home
"     Shay, Catherine, single? mother in law born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland Home
Lafayette Street, First Ward   Hodges, Eliza, 37 yr old widow born in New York, parents born in Ireland Hodges, Jackson, 14 yr old single son born in Michigan, dad born in Kentucky, mom in New York Eliza- Keeping Home; Jackson is a Laborer
" " " Hodges, Mary, 10 yr old daughter born in Michigan, dad in Kentucky, mom in New York  
"     Sullivan, John 33 yr old single half brother born in New York, parents born in Ireland Black Smith
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Holland, Patrick, married 60 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Holland, Ellen, 51 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents Holland, James, 17 yr old son born in Michigan, parents born in Ireland Laborer; son James is a Dragenan??
" " " Holland, Catherine 14 yr old daughter born in Michigan, Parents born in Ireland Home
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Horan, Thomas, married 54 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Horan, Maggie, 44 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents   Thomas is a Laborer
67 Market Street, First Ward   Graham, Josie?, single 23 yr old servant born in Ireland as were her parents; she is living with the Cummins Family from PA   Servant
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Haighten, Michael, married 42 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Haighten, Maggie, 40 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents Haighten, Mary, 16 yr old daughter born in Pennsylvania, parents born in Ireland Michael is a Laborer; Mary is at home
" " " Haighten, John, 12 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Haighten, Patrick 9 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Hogan, Martin, married 32 yr old born in Ireland, dad in Ireland, mom in ? Hogan, Julia, 33 yr old wife born in Indiana, parents born in ? Hogan, Mary, 5 yr old daughter born in Indiana, parents born in ? Martin is a Brick Mason; Mary is at Home
" " " Hogan, Thomas 1 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in ? Home; the right side of this census page is illedgible for the parents origins.
Burrough Street, First Ward Ireton, William, single 27 yr old boarder born in Michigan, parents born in Ireland (he is living with the Messenger Family and 2 other Irish boarders, Roughan and Johnston     Painter