The Petrus and Hannah (Anna) Talbot Family of South Bend, Indiana: An Analysis of this Irish Family's Migration from Ireland (Hannah) and New York (Petrus) to South Bend Indiana in South Bend St. Joseph Church and Sacred Heart Church Records, Census and other Resources

Peter Talbot appears to have married Anna Talbot on August 11, 1868 in St Joseph County, Indiana according to a marriage license application I obtained from They were married by Alexis Granger. I believe that Hannah (as she is referred to in the 1870 census) is most likely Anna Talbot, daughter of John and Catherine Talbot who live next door to them in that census year, but more evidence is needed to confirm this.

The objective of this compilation is to try to establish the earliest possible evidence of this family in the United States through all available resources. I would love to hear from anyone who believes that they may be a descendent of this family so that we can work together to find their origins in Ireland and migration trail to the U.S. This will most definitely be a work in progress and all findings I speculate on would have to be proven for accuracy with Ireland and U.S. marriage records, church baptismal records and death records among other genealogical resources. Please use this information with that caveat in mind so that nothing is assumed and no stones are left unturned to assure it's your family and the connection is accurate.

Research Observations and Analysis on the Talbot Family: Peter Talbot clearly dies sometime between January 1, 1877 and June 1, 1880 when the census was taken, although I have yet to find a death record for him. I have not found Hannah beyond the 1920 census, nor have I found her death record at this point. Her son John, his wife Mary and their son Harol appear to be living next to her in the 1900 South Bend Census. It appears that Catherine (sister of Anna?) may have married Phillip Letourneau at Sacred Heart Church in January 1869. Catherine is listed as the daughter of John Talbot of this parish. Of further interest, there is an entry in the 1880 South Bend, St Joseph County Census, District 162 for Peter Talbot, 39 Tailor born in New York, Parents born in Ireland who is listed as being dead. He is listed apart from his widowed wife Hannah who appears on the District 161 census.

Special Note: There is a list of lot owners in the Cedar Grove Cemetery Microfilm 1637531 item 3 that indicates that the "Talbot family" owns lot numbers 152 and 153 in Section B. I'm not certain that these lots are tied to this family but it would be worth pursuing to check it out! There was also a St Joseph Church Communion Class record for a John Harold Talbot on June 19, 1910 that may be more distant connection to this family.

Census, Church or other Record Date Born, Baptized, Married, Died, Buried Father/ Husband Mother/ Wife Child or other Occupation; Misc. Info.
1860 Portage Twp, South Bend, St Joseph County IN Census (Possible family of Anna Talbot) June 15, 1860 Tarbet or Tarbot, John, age 50 born in Ireland Tarbet or Tarbot, Catharine, age 42 born in Ireland Tarbet or Tarbot, Margarett, age 20 (Domestic) born in Ireland Father John is a Laborer;
" "     Tarbet or Tarbot, Katy, age 16 born in Ireland Domestic
" "     Tarbet or Tarbot, Anna, age 9, born in Ireland (I believe that this is Anna who is married to Peter Talbot in 1868
" "     Tarbet or Tarbot, John age 1 born in Indiana Indiana Marriage License Application St Joseph County, IN August 15, 1868 Marriage (August 11 application) Talbot, Peter Talbot, Anna   witness George Wallace; marriage by Alexis Granger Catholic Priest
Sacred Heart Church Marriage Record for Peter and Anna Talbot August 15, 1868 Talbot, Petrum of this parish Talbot, Anna of this parish   witesses: Nathaniel Shelton and Brigitta Quinland; A Granger Priest
1870 US Census for South Bend, Ward 4, St Joseph County, Indiana July 9, 1870 Talbot, Peter, age 28 born in New York Talbot, Hannah, age 19 born in Ireland Talbot, John, age 6/12 born in December in Indiana Peter is a Tailor and Hannah's occupation is keeping home; value of real estate $1500
St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana Baptismal Record November 26, 1873 Birth and November 30, 1873 Baptism Talbot, Petrus Talbot, Hannah Josephum Edwardum sponsors: Philip Letourneau and Katharina Letourneau ( I believe this is Katy her sister)
St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana 1876 Census 1876 Talbot, Peter, age 34 Talbot, Johanna, age 25 Talbot, Jno J age 6  
" "     Talbot, Joseph Edw age 2  
St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana Baptismal Record December 28, 1876 Birth and December 31, 1876 Baptism Talbot, Petri Talbot, Anny Talbot, Mariam Innocentem (Maria Inocens) Michael Brennen and Julia Murphy sponsors; G Demers Priest
St Joseph Church Burial Records (Death of Maria) December 18, 1877 Burial Talbot, Petri Talbot, Annae Talbot, Maria, 13 months Helena Logan and Petris Deniger? Sp
St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana 1880 Census 1880 Talbut- Dead Talbut, age 29 widow Talbut, Johanne age 10  
" "     Talbut, Joseph age 6  
1880 US Census for South Bend, St Joseph County Indiana district 161; Residence on Notre Dame Avenue June 1, 1880 **crossed out entry in district 162 indicates Peter Talbot 39, Tailor is dead. Talbott, Hannah, age 29 born in Ireland Talbott, John, Son age 10 born in Indiana; parents both born in Ireland? Hannah- Keeping Home and John is at home
" "     Talbott, Joseph, Son age 6 born in Indiana, parents both born in Ireland? at home
" "     Talbott, John, Son??? age 39 born in Main?, father born in Ireland, mother in ?  
South Bend Indiana City Directory- 1894 1894   Talbot, Hannah M (wid Peter)   resides at 701 N Notre Dame Avenue (sons Joseph E, Machinist and John W, atty, reside here as well)
1900 US Census for South Bend, Portage Twp, St Joseph County, Indiana; (residence is on 701 Notre Dame) June 5, 1900   Talbot, Hannah, Head age 48 widow born December 1851 (a John Talbot family (wife Mary, son Harold) likely her son John, is living next door Talbot, Joseph E, Son, 26 single born November 1873 in Indiana Hannah arrived in the US in 1855 (in US 45 years) 1 child? 1 living? Son Joseph E is a Lawyer
South Bend City Directory, 1901 from Database 1901   Talbot, Mrs Hannah M (Wid of Peter)   residence at 701 N Notre Dame Avenue (son Joseph E of Talbot and Talbot) also resides here. ).
St Joseph Church of South Bend Burial Records Death on November 3, 1910, burial on November 7, 1910   Talbot, Josephum E Talbot died at the age of 37   microfilm 1617235
1910 US Census for South Bend, Ward 4, St Joseph County Indiana (residence is at 605 N Notre Dame Avenue April 25, 1910   Talbot, Hannah, Head, 58 yr old widow born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland   3 kids, 2 living
1920 US Census for South Bend, Portage Twp, St Joseph County, IN January 18 and 19, 1920   Talbot, Hannah M, Head 68 yr old widow born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland   1855 arrival in the US, naturalized the same year;no occupation