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 M-N

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.

Regarding Surname Neenan: I have traced the Daniel Neenan and Johanna Hilliard Family on this website. They most likely are related.

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
Portage Avenue, First Ward McCartney, John, married 56 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents McCartney, Susannah, 57 yr old wife born in PA,dad born in NY, mom in PA McCartney, Martha, 11 yr old daughter born in Indiana, dad in Ireland, mom in PA John is a Laborer but he is disabled due to consumption; Susannah keeps house; Martha is in school
" " " McCartney, Elizabeth 13 yr old daughter born in Indiana, dad born in Ireland, mom in PA School
" " " McCartney, Geroge, 7 yr old son born in Indiana, dad in IR, mom in PA  
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward   McCloskey, Julia 65 yr old Widow born in Ireland as were her parents McCloskey, John, 28 yr old single son born in New York, Parents born in Ireland Julia Keeps Home; son John is a Brick Maker
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward McNulty, James married 55 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents (see James McNulty family in church records) McNulty, Margaret, 49 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents McNulty, Eddie, 24 yr old single son born in New York, Parents born in Ireland James is a Laborer and Eddied works at the Sewing Machine Factory
" " " McNulty, Martin, 22 yr old single son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Sewing Machine Factory
" " " McNulty, James, 20 yr old single son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Sewing Machine Factory
" " " McNulty, Maggie, 18 yr old single daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland House Servant
" " " McNulty, Mary 17 yr old single daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland House Servant (see her family in the church recs)
" " " McNulty, Sarah, 16 yr old single daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland House Servant
" " " McNulty, Mark 15 yr old single son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Sewing Machine Factory
" " " McNulty, Thomas, 13 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
Burrough Street, First Ward Messenger, William, married 43 yr old born in Ohio, parents born in New York (they have 3 Irish Boarders living with them- Ireton, Roughan, Johnston) Messenger, Effie, 35 yr old wife born in Michigan, parents born in Ireland Messenger, Charles 13 yr old son born in Michigan, Dad born in OH, mom in MI William is a retired Farm-??; Ettie keeps Boarding House and Charles is in school
" " " Messenger, Hattie, 11 yr old daughter born in OH, dad born in OH, mom in MI School
64 Michigan Street, First Ward   Monahan, Catharine 40 yr old widow born in Ireland as were her parents Monahan, Thomas, 21 yr old single son born in Illinois, parents born in Ireland Catherine- keeping home; Thomas- Laborer
"   " Monahan, Mary, 16 yr old single daughter born in Illinois, parents born in Ireland  
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Nealand, Dan'l, married 50 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Nealand, Johanna, 42 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents   Dan'l is a Laborer
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Neenan, John married 30 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Neenan, Catherine 26 yr old wife born in New York, parents born in New York Neenan, John, 7 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland John is a Carpenter and Joiner; son John is at home
" " " Neenan, Eddie 6 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Neenan, Thomas, 4 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Neenan, Nellie, 2 yr old daughter born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Neenan, Leonore, 1/12 daughter born May 1880 in IN, parents born in Ireland Home