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New Britain, Connecticut Fraher Family

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New Britain, Connecticut Fraher Family

Jim Sanders (View posts)
Posted: 1163982069000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fraher, Coyle, Schmidt
Hello all

Does anyone recognize the Farher Family listed below?

I'm mainly trying to identify where in Ireland this Fraher family came from. I found a index for a naturialization record which might be my Patrick Fraher. There was a Patrick Fraher who was naturialized in Kings County, New York in 1868.

Any help you could provide in determing where in Ireland this Fraher family came from would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Jim


What facts do I know about Patrick Fraher (Fryher, Friher) and his family.

1. Patrick Fraher was born Ireland around 1830 – 1833.
2. Patrick was married to Sarah.
3. Patrick’s wife Sarah was born in Ireland around 1833 – 1834.
4. Patrick’s son James was born in Ireland around 1852 – 1854.
5. Patrick’s daughter Fannie (Fany) was born in Ireland around 1853 – 1857.
6. Patrick’s son William was born in England around 1858 – 1860. He immigrated into the United States in 1861, according to a census record.
7. Patrick’s son Patrick Jr. was born in England around 1860 – 1861.
8. Patrick’s daughter Mary was born in New York around 1863.
9. Patrick’s son John was born in New York around 1865 – 1866.
10. Patrick’s daughter Sarah was born in Connecticut or Massachusetts around 1867 – 1868.
11. Patrick’s daughter Elizabeth was born in Connecticut in 1870 (most likely March).
12. Patrick’s brother William was born in Ireland around 1831. He is living with his brother’s family in 1880.
13. Patrick is not listed in the 1881 New Britain, Connecticut Census and most like died between June 19, 1880 and before the end of 1881. Mrs. Patrick Friher is living with James and William Friher on Lawlor Street. James and William are both grinders. The William could be either her son or her brother-in-law.
14. Sarah Fryher, widow of Patrick is living on Lawlor street in 1887. James Fryher and John J Fryher are also living on Lawlor Street. William Fryher is working as a polisher and living on
15. Sometime prior to the end of 1888, Sarah moved to 128 North Street in New Britain, CT. She is listed as living there in both the 1888-1889 and 1889 – 1890 New Britain City Directories. Sarah is not listed in any city directories after the 1889 – 1890 edition. She most like died sometime in 1889 or 1890.
16. William Fryher is living at 77 Lawlor Street in 1888 – 1890. He moved to 49 Winter Street prior to 1891. He does not appear on any census and most likely died. This is probably Patrick’s brother, not his son.
17. Daughter Mary married Joseph C. Sanders and died on May 17, 1933. At the time of her death, two sisters had out survived her. Mrs. E. P. Coyle of Hartford and Mrs. Sarah Schmidt of New Britain. Her obituary said she was a native of Port Henry, NY.

Facts which may or may not be my Fraher Line

1. A Patrick Fryher was arrested in May of 1874. The paper reports he’s given police considerable trouble and is said to be insane. The account goes on to say that the insanity doesn’t seem to show itself unless he is drunk. This is most likely my Patrick Fraher.

Other items I want to find out more about Patrick Fraher

1. Where is Ireland was he from? Can I find the ships manifest he came
2. Patrick fought as an artillery man in the civil war. What state and unit did he serve? The state most likely would have been New York, since both children born during the civil war time were born in New York.
3. Determine the date he died and where he is buried.
4. Determine what happened to all of his children. Did they marry, when did they die?


1. 1870 US Census, Connecticut, Hartford County, New Britain, Series M593, Roll 103, Page 152, Household of Patrick Friher, (Ficher).
2. 1880 US Census, Connecticut, Hartford County, New Britain, Series T9, Roll 98, Page 577, Household of Patrick Fryher.
3. 1900 US Census, Connecticut, Hartford County, New Britain, Household of William Fryher.
4. 1881, 1887, 1888-1889, 1889-1890, 1891, 1892, 1893 New Britain Connecticut City Directories
5. Obituary of Mrs. Joseph C Sanders in the New Britain Herald on May 17, 1933.
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