Are there any Welch's left in Delaware Co. or the surrounding counties? If so, please let me know! This is why:
We have been at a brick wall for several years now!
John Welch and Bridget Hennessey Welch dropped out of the clear blue sky, into Delaware Co. IA about 1855.
We find them in the 1855 state census and there-after until 1880.
I have a copy of the bill of sale for the land they bought. I have John's last will & testament.(Jan 1871) I have Bridgets death certificate.
She died in Plymouth Co. as that is where my Grampa Edward settled.
So, there's plenty of that kind of info.
The census say they came from Ireland. Thats it! We don't know when, where or how they got here from Ireland. We think they met & married in New York (their daughter Ellen "thought" they were)!
I'd like to find WHERE in Ireland! I've posted messages in Ireland....no replies! And as I said, we don't know how they ended up in IA!
Their children were:
Edward (my grandfather, married Mary Pelroy)
Mary (married John Hynes)
Margaret (married Patrick Scanlan)
John (married Kate Doyle)
William (married Elizabeth Foley)
Ellen (married John Faust)
A very nice lady in Manchester researched her heart out for us many years ago. NOTHING!
Can someone help us crack this brick wall??!!!!
Desperate Deb !