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Posted: 1371224995000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bunce
I am looking for any information on my Great Great Grandmother Nellie Bunce who was born in Kerry Ireland. Her birth year varies from 1866 to 1875.
Her parents were Thomas Bunce and Mary Lucid. She had a sister Mary and a brother Patrick.
Nellie Bunce married Michael O'Connor in 1887 at St. Gabriel Church in Chicago, Illinois.
Nellie died in Chicago 1936.
Any information or pictures of her family would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You
Deborah Hentgen

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Posted: 1371375598000
Classification: Query
There are anumber of Baptisms to Bunce children parents Thomas Bunce and Mary Lucid on the free site at

Link to a possible baptism/birth for an Ellen Bunce 1862

Posted: 1371405332000
Classification: Query
Thank You Annclare. This is very useful information.
Posted: 1371493628000
Classification: Query

I think annclare has answered this already but I'll add what I have found. My searches were through,,, and

Edmund Bunce married Margaret Fitzmaurice on 12/05/1811 in Ballyheigue R.C. Church. At the time, Ballyheigue was part of Causeway parish and remained so until the mid 1860's.

They had 8 children born in Doonamontane, Ballyheigue. They were born as follows:

Maurice b. 1812
Patrick b. 1813
Margaret b. 1816
Edmund b. 1819
Johanna b. 1820
Honora b. 1824
Thomas b. 1829
George b. 1832

Thomas married Mary Lucid on 24/02/1857 in Ballyheigue R.C. Church. On the same day, Thomas' sister Honora married George Lucid. Patrick Williams was witness to both marriages. I cannot prove that the two Lucids (George and Mary) were related but Thomas and Honora were brother and sister.

Their respective families were born as follows:
Thomas Bunce and Mary Lucid:

Patrick b. 1858 Doonamontane
Edward b. 1861 Doonamontane
Ellen b. 1862 Doonamontane
Timothy b. 1865 Doonamontane
Mary b. 1868 Doonamontane
Thomas b. 1872 Doonamontane
Philip b. 1876 Dirtane

George Lucid and Honora Bunce:

Ellen b. 1857 Doonamontane
John b. 1860 Doonamontane
Philip b. 1862 Doonamontane
Thomas b. 1865 Doonamontane
Edward b. 1868 Doonamontane

As you know, your g.g. grandmother was married to Michael O'Connor but the date of death I found for her was 30/03/1935 in Chicago. Her sister Mary was married to a Mr. Lynch and died in Chicago on 19/12/1916. I'm still searching for their families. Their younger brother Philip stayed at home and can be found on the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census living with his mother Mary (Lucid) in Dirtane, Ballyheigue. I cant find any trace of the other brothers. Their father Thomas Bunce died in 1891 and his wife Mary died in 1916. Philip died in 1946.

As for their cousin Philip Lucid (b. 1862) he married Kate Miller on 14/11/1910 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Both were listed as widower/widow so there's possibly another marriage there somewhere, only to find it. Philips parents are listed as George Lucid and "Mary Brunse" and he's from "BallyLage" Ireland. Kates parents are John Merrick and Julia Fisher so I'm guessing her maiden name was Merrick and not Miller which is probably the name from her first marriage.

Philips brother Edward (b. 1868) married Catherine Moriarty on 27/02/1900 in Ballyheigue R.C.Church. They had a daughter Mary b. 1900, Dirtane, Ballyheigue.

Eoin Quilter
Posted: 1371495459000
Classification: Query
Philip Lucid emigrated to the USA around 1882.

Philip Lucids first wife was Elizabeth Corridon from Keelmacada, Ballyheigue (west of Doonamontane). Today its known as Keel. They were married in Indianapolis, Indiana on 13/11/1884 and had 6 children before Elizabeth died on 06/03/1900. Their children were:

George Steven b. December 1885, Indiana
John Leo. September 1887, Indiana
Anna b. March 1890, Indiana
Edward b. September 1892, Indiana
Ella b. August 1894, Indiana
Eliabeth b. April 1898, Indiana

George Steven married Bertha James on 16/02/1912 in Indianapolis.
John Leo married Katherine Marie O'Leary on 28/11/1918 in Indianapolis.
Anna married Aron Neal Sprong on 26/04/1909 in Indianapolis.
Posted: 1371501302000
Classification: Query
Ellen Bunce arrived in the port of New York on 31 May 1882, aged 20. She was listed as an Irish Servant. She had sailed on board the Batavia in Steerage section.
Posted: 1371513570000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bunce
I don't know how to thank you for your in-depth information. I only thought they had 3 children. Mary (Bunce) Lynch and Nellie(Bunce) O"Connor and their brother Patrick Bunce. They all lived in Chicago, Illinois. I am curious if her birth name is Ellen instead of Nellie. I do have their marriage certificate and it is signed Nellie and on the census says Nellie. Just a little confused.
Your are a true blessing to have looked up all of this information for a perfect stranger. God Bless you for your time and effort.
Posted: 1371573230000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bunce/O"Connor
I was wondering if you could help my find information on Nellie (Bunce) O"Connor husband Michael O"Connor. I would like to find out who his parents were. Since they were not on his death certificate.
Michael O"Connor came from County Cork Ireland. He was born Sept. 1863 and died April 3, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois. I think he immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1883
He married Nellie Bunce 1887 at St. Gabriel Church in Chicago, Illinois. Their children Michael-Patrick-Helen-Frank-Mae-Phillip O'Connor all born in Chicago Illinois;
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you Debbie
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