My Walsh Line, maternal grandmother, came from Ireland, to Canada and finally Wisconsin Anyone else?

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Patrick Henry Walsh married Catherine Schwartz in Franklin Township Plain WI

Parents John Walsh and Mary Gibbons, both born in Canada, Patick Henry Walsh, was baptized at St Anthony's Mission in Cazenovia, Richland County, Wis. on April 5th, 1874-5

Second Marriage was on January of 1914 to Mary Coyne, she was baptized at Nativity in Keyville, Wisconsin, on April 16, 1879 the daughter of John and Anne (Hermue?) Clyne.

Due to the new Eugenics Law in Wisconsin in 1914, they eloped to Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago Illinois, Mary Coyne Walsh died that same year giving birth to son Austin Walsh.

The account of the elopement was the subject of a News Article in the Urbana Herald.
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in The Tree House by MaryDon Beeson G2G2 (2.7k points)

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I couldn't be sure of the Canadian locations or timing of your ancestors, but my Thomas Walsh arrived on Prince Edward Island about the time of the rebellions instigated by the Society of United Irishmen. Thomas was a farmer, his son Michael (1813-1893) became involved in the Canadian wooden shipbuilding industry, and Michael's daughter Anne (my great-grandmother) moved to Boston after steel ships ended employment opportunities for shipwrights and ship's carpenters.  Some of Michael's grandchildren moved west into Ontario.
by AL Wellman G2G6 (8.5k points)
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My mothers maiden name is Coyne. My maternal gg-grandparents were born in Co. Mayo circa 1830 and settled in Rush County, Indiana. They had a daughter Sarah Coyne that married Michael Walsh [Walsh-3508] who was also from Co. Mayo.  He lived in Bedford, IN, had brothers in Chicago and also family in New York.

My Coyne gg-grandparents Thomas Coyne and Bridget O'Malley are brick-walls in my genealogy research. If you come across links to Coynes in Rush county Indiana in your research I would appreciate any info you would care to share.
by M Galliher G2G Rookie (200 points)
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Any idea where your Walsh originated from in Ireland? I have  6 lines of Walsh from County Clare, (Mary Walsh 1840ish -1909). Bridget Walsh. County Cork -Richard Walsh or John R Walsh, b 1835ish. Moved to Birmingham England prior to 1860. County Kilkenny- Ellen Walsh
by Beth Walsh G2G1 (1.2k points)
It looks like my Walsh line came from Galway; however that being said, this was also a disembarkment point in Ireland. So I have not confirmed with a high level of confidence this is the origins of my family. Milwaukee has an Irish heritage museum and research center, I hope to search there archives on the Walsh ancestry and migration to Wisconsin. MaryDon

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