Sunday, June 7, 2009

Patrick Mulvaney in the 1892 NYS Census!

Those of you who are not familiar with the intimate workings of the genealogical universe may not know how exciting it is to have an 1892 New York State Census available online from FamilySearch. The 1890 Federal Census was destroyed, so there's a huge information void between 1880 and 1900. These records aren't indexed, though, so I've been paging through them in order to come across our relatives. I'd particularly like to find Julia Toner (since I've never seen her on a census prior to 1900 (unless she's Judith, argh!), and the Madigans and Mulcahys; I've never seen Matthew Madigan living with his second wife and youngest daughter, and I'd like to know whether or not the Mulcahys were living at 85 Luqueer St. before Matthew died or not. I don't have either of those for you, though, but I do have (drum roll, please!) Patrick Mulvaney, living with his brother, in 1892.

Patrick is towards the bottom right, listed as 30 years old, and a machinist, as he's always been. He appears to be - and I'm making assumptions, here - living with his brother John, the John that Betty and John tell us was a Brooklyn alderman around the turn of the century. It appears that John's family are wife Moria (Maria?) and children Agnes, Thomas, and Stella. John is currently a Foreman, though it doesn't say in what industry. He's listed as being 4 years older than Patrick, though when they were kids, he was only 2 years older.

He's not living with Julia yet, of course, as they weren't married until about a year later, in 1893. Back in the day, people didn't live together until they got married.

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