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The Kiernan of County Cavan,Ireland.

The Kiernan of County Cavan,Ireland.

Posted: 970671278000
Edited: 1012946040000
Hi fellow Kiernan's,
I am looking for relative's that are related to:
John P.Kiernan
born: County Cavan,Ireland
died: October 9,1935
He married: Catherine Sherman

There children are:
1] Patrick Kiernan
2] Bernard Kiernan
3] Catherine Kiernan
4] Eugene Kiernan
5] James Kiernan
6] John Francis Kiernan
7] Birdie Kiernan

If anyone has a connection please contact me
at this e-mail address:

Thank you
Margaret Kiernan

Re: The Kiernan of County Cavan,Ireland.

Posted: 1038248563000
Classification: Query
Does anyone know these Kiernans?
Michael Kiernan March 1843 or 1844– 1902.
Catherine Anna Clarke August 1846 –May 4th 1914.

At the ages of 21 and 19 in the year 1864, Michael Kiernan and Catherine Clarke, daughter of Gus Clarke and Anna Fitzpatrick, wed in Ireland. The exact county and town are unknown. Son John, was born two years later in 1866. In 1868 these three Kiernans emigrated to the United States, port unknown. Although a Londonderry to Philadelphia sea route is the most probable. Source: 1900 U.S. Census.
The Church of the Latter Day Saints FamilySource records show a John F. Kiernan's birth on 8/9/1866 in Ballyconnell, Cavan Ireland. Yet another source, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Record of Priests for Fr. John F. Kiernan, show his birth in Drumlarah, County Cavan Ireland on July 14, 1866.
Michael and Catherine called Kate, lived the remainder of their lives in Norristown, PA and are buried with six of their children and three grandchildren in St Patrick's Cemetery (SPC) Section B. Range 3, Lots 146-151, with one unoccupied lot, 148. The gravestone on lot 146 simply states “Father & Mother”. SPC is located at 714 De Kalb Street, Norristown, PA. Birth and death years are from some of these SPC headstones. Other dates are compiled from various U.S. census reports.
Michael & Kate’s eight children:
John Francis 08/09/1866 –02/25/1932 Age 66. Ordained June 14, 1892. Fr. Kiernan was pastor in three parishes over a 32 year period. He once escorted then Cardinal Pocceli around the country. Pocceli later became Pope Pius XII. Fr. Kiernan was a great friend to Cardinal Dougherty, Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
SPC. Lot149.
Mary Agnes 05/1869- 10/13/1944 Age 75 SPC Lot 149. Maiden aunt who ruled the household. An excellent seamstress.
Mary Eleanor 12/05/1870- 10/21/1948 Age 77. Called “Ella” as a child. Sister Mary Cecelia was a
Mother Superior in the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) order in Villa Maria House of Studies Immaculata, PA from 1896. She was listed as Ellen B. Kiernan on her order’s community record card. Many of her years were spent teaching elementary school or as school principal. (610) 647-2160 Sister St Michel is their order’s archivist. DOB came from the IHM records. Sister is buried in the order’s Immaculata cemetery (18th row, 1st grave).
Thomas J. 08/1873-1901 Age 28. SPC Lot 151
Charles Augustine 10/1876-10/10/1944 Age 68. Worked forty years for the Pennsylvania Railroad
Buried in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Section K Lot 174
Attended business school, was artistic and an avid horticulturist. A good singer and public speaker. Organized social and civic affairs.
Katherine R 03/1880-1956 Age 76. “Aunt Katy” wed Dr. Harry Podel and they later
adopted Harry Jr. SPC Lot 148.
Agnes Cecelia 01/1885-1925 Age 40. SPC Lot 146
Leo Joseph 11/1890-1957 Age 67. SPC Lot 149 Graduate of Villanova 1912? Worked
as a journalist (what paper?) Never wed is alleged to have a daughter.

Chuck Kiernan

Re: The Kiernan of County Cavan,Ireland.

Posted: 1038533489000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042095544000
I can't confirm any relationship to your Kiernan, However,
Thomas Kiernan born 1825 Ireland. Came to America via Phil in abt 1847/1850 Married Catherine Ann Righter from Phil. PA and settled in Orange Co. New York on 260 ac.

They build and founded the first Roman Cath Church in Otisville, New York. Thomas's brother was named MIchael.
He named one of his sons Nicholas Francis Kiernan ( born 1867). In 1866 they donated a large sum of money to the Catholic seminary in Troy, NY. The Church stain glass windows are engraved with the Kiernan family names.

There are some Dolans in the family cemetary.
There was a brother John that was mentioned in a court document but was unable to locate. I was told a Grandparent was named Charles. However I thought that maybe the name Charles was really Christopher.
Maybe someday that piece of the puzzle will become clear.
Good Luck
Carol Kiernan

Re: The Kiernan of County Cavan,Ireland.

Cheryl Kernan Fontenot (View posts)
Posted: 1158438910000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kiernan, Kernan, Mckiernan, pryor, gleason, dolan, mcmanus, brady, reilly, mccabe, mccann
My kernans were McKiernans from Cavan County.

Peter Mckiernans children married into the Dolan family. Peter's brother John Kernan was my ggggrandfather.

Interested in dialoq with Carol Kiernan

Re: The Kiernan of County Cavan,Ireland.

Posted: 1174496094000
Classification: Query
Re you're post of 04 Oct 2000: I've just started on the Kiernan side of my family. Most of them are deceased, and we never visited with them when I was a kid. So,it's a challenge just to find my relatives names.

Two names on your children list interest me. I have a JAMES KIERNAN b. 1880 in Arva, County Cavan,Ireland. Married Elizabeth Henry m.1905(somewhere in Europe). Immigrated to US from Glasgow, Scotland through New York 1907. Arrived in Trenton New Jersey to live with his brother PATRICK J. KIERNAN b.1879 who was already here with his wife Mary(?). Patrick was a well known restaurant owner in Trenton New Jersey.

Need tie to parents of James and Patrick.

Thanks, Bob Allen

Re: The Kiernan of County Cavan,Ireland.

Posted: 1174599548000
Classification: Query
Ah, now isn't it sad that so romantic and imaginative a people as the Irsh don't use that imagination in naming their kids? :-D James F. and Patrick are prolific on every family tree, it seems! And since there's a tradition of naming the oldest girl Mary ((whatever))....Mary is a useless name to trace.

I do know my original 3 Kiernan men (brothers, I think,though cousins possible)came through Boston - hence the shoe factory they opened in the west of Mass.

However....if you discover anything, do let me know!

Re: The Kiernan of County Cavan,Ireland.

Posted: 1219189828000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pryor, McManus
I noticed that the names you are researching include two in my family: Pryor and McManus. My ggrandfather, Michael Pryor, son of Patrick and Anne, was born in Ireland (don't know which county) in 1831 and married Margaret, daughter of John McManus and Mary Dolan, who was born in Ireland in 1839 (don't know which county). I don't know if they married in Ireland or the US, but by 1860 they were living in Philadelphia and had one child. They moved to Branchdale, PA and had seven more children. Michael, a coal miner, died in 1900 and Margaret in 1912.
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