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 S-T

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.

Special Note: Please note that Catherine Shay, mother of Ella or Ellen Shay Hilliard is living with them in the 1880 US census in district 161. She is listed with them in the Surname G-I section.

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
Water Street, First Ward Skelley, Laurence married 53 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Skelley, Anna, 50 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents Skelley, Mary, 19 yr old daughter born in Ohio, parents born in Ireland Laurence is a Tailor; Anna- Keeping House; Mary works in Dress Making
146 St Vincent Street, Fourth Ward Smith, Gottleib, 34 yr old born in Bavaria as were his parents Smith, Mary 38 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents Smith, Gustave, 11 yr old son born in IN, dad in Bavaria? mom in Ireland Gottleib is a Cabinet Maker who is disabled with Dropsey. Son Gustave is at home
" " " Smith, Anna 8 yr old daughter born in Indiana, dad in Bavaria, mom in Ireland Home
" " " Smith, Charles 6 yr old son born in IN, dad born in Bavaria, mom in Ireland Home
48 Water Street, First Ward Sullivan, Jeremiah, married 36 yr old born in Michigan, parents born in Ireland Sullivan, Catharine, 29 yr old wife born in Vermont, parents born in Ireland Sullivan, Florence, 12 yr old daughter born in Indiana, dad in MI, mom in Vermont Jeremiah is a Road Master? RR; Catharine - keeping House; Florence is in school
" " " Sullivan, Mary, 10 yr old daughter born in Indiana, dad in MI, mom in VT School
" " " Sullivan, Charles 6 yr old son born in IN, dad in MI mom in VT  
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward   Talbott, Hannah, 29 yr old widow born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland Talbott, John 10 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Hannah keeps home;John is at home
"   " Talbott, Joseph 6 yr old son born in Indiana, parents born in Ireland Home
"     Talbott, John married 39 yr old ?son?? born in Maine, dad in Ireland, mom in ? Brick Maker * a crossed out entry in district 162 indicates that Peter Talbot, Tailor wife of Hannah is deceased in the 1880 census; unsure who John Talbott is.
Notre Dame Avenue, Fourth Ward Tansey, Patk married 68 yr old born in Ireland as were his parents Tansey, Bridget 54 yr old wife born in Ireland as were her parents Tansey, Hugh, 25 yr old single son born in New York, parents born in Ireland Patk works in the Sewing Machine Factory as does son Hugh
" " " Tansey, Dennis single 20 yr old son born in IN, parents born in Ireland Works in Sewing Machine Factory
" " " Tansey, Lizzie 18 yr old single daughter born in IN, parents born in Ireland Home
" " " Tansey, Maggie 16 yr old single daughter born in IN, parents born in Ireland Home