UPDATED: Below- Hello I have found out that my 2xs Great grandmother's family name was Bogart? My Grandfather's sister who is 90 yrs old, said her name was possibly Jennie (Bogart) Smith from NY. I was told their parents were German and Dutch. She supposedly married a Joseph Smith. and they had my Great Grandfather Frank Joseph (but my aunt says his middle name was Grant) Smith born Feb 25, 1898 or 1895 in NYC, NY. and he died in Newburgh, NY August 25, 1963.
His wife was Agnes Marie (They called her Mary and Agnes) (Holahan/Houlihan/Holohan) Smith who was born in Astoria Long Island, NY B:March 8, 1899 in New York D: November 9,1971 (or 19th) in New York (most likely Newburgh). They had 5 girls (Ruth, Helen, Genevieve(Jean), Marie, Loretta (Rita) and my grandpa Frank Joseph Smith born August 17, 1924 Brooklyn NY.
I have been trying for months to find something to help further my search. Thank you so much~Shanan
UPDATE: My great aunt said the following "All I know is her mother's family she thinks were from Ireland. Her Great grandmother was a Barlow? Agnes's parents died when she was very young. 2 sisters (Mary and Margaret) went to live with a wealthy Aunt on Long island, and 2 sisters (Agnes, and Catherine "Aunt Kitty") and 1 brother went to a Catholic Orphanage type home in NY. She said my great grandpa was born in New York on Feb 25, 1898 or 1895 in NYC, NY. and he died in Newburgh, NY August 25, 1963. His family was German-Dutch. She thinks his grandparents name was Bogart or the German spelling of it.
I don't know why I can not find hardly any information, and I'd really like to tell my 2 Great Aunt's before they pass away. They are 90 and 91 yrs old. Thank you so for any help. ~Shanan