Friday, November 29, 2013

The Journey of Daniel Daniel Buckley of Millstreet, Cork, Ireland Part 1 (re-created)

  In fact, my blog is following the story of my great grandfather, Daniel Daniel (Daniel II) Buckley and my search for his ancestors. For some reason my first post disappeared, but the gist was that when he was 6 years old in Millstreet, Cork, Ireland his mother Ellen Hickey sent him off to apprentice to a tailor. He became a full-fledged tailor at age 14, and was here in the U.S. by age 16. He set up a successful tailor shop in North Adams, Berkshire, MA and that's where he fell in love. Louise (Louise I) Noetzel, from Magdeburg, Germany, came to the U.S. with her brothers. They seem to be from money, because Louise I was a lady tailor and spoke American English without an accent. You wouldn't be able to tell she was not American. She walked into Daniel's II shop and he fell in love with her right there and then. She became Roman Catholic to marry Daniel II, much to the chagrin of her family. They were married and had three children, Daniel (Daniel III) "Buck" Buckley, Owen Buckley, and Louise (Louise II) Gertrude Buckley Bass. Louise I died of meningitis when Louise II was only seven years old. She was the only one in the city that year.  Daniel II and children moved in with Aunt Kate, Daniel's II sister. Kate had lost her husband and a son recently, and was taking care of the other three brothers and their families as well.

Kate was known to feed the Hobos cake and sandwiches out her kitchen window, back when Hobos were good men who simply lived by traveling the rails. She had a blanket, floor and pillow for anyone down on their luck. She even forgave my grandfather, Robert Bernard Bass, for being English and Protestant when he joined the Army. She even wrote to him every day he served. This was not a small thing for a woman who'd witnessed rape and pillaging back in Ireland.

Kate and her four brothers, Daniel II, Eugene, Cornelius, and John had come over together with their mother Ellen Hickey, already a widow of Daniel (Daniel I) Buckley.  According to the 1900 Census, she had had ten children of whom five were living, presumably the five that came with her.

Feel free to make suggestions or make comments.  This is a new journey into Irish Genealogy, so I am open to all commentary and assistance.

The Journey of Daniel Daniel Buckley of Millstreet, Ireland Part 2

Sorry, it has been so long.  I have been ill.  So, what do I have for records for Daniel.  I also seem to have lost my first post. So if anyone has an image of it, please send it to me.  Thanks.

So far I have, Daniel Daniel Buckley born 3 May 1872 in Millstreet, Cork, Ireland form his naturalization petition.  According to the "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881", he may have been born 16 Apr 1870 in Cullin, Cork, Ireland, and christened at 675, Cullin, Cork, Ireland.  This record also confirms his parents as Daniel Buckley and Ellen Hickey.  This may also be a child who didn't live very long. 

Daniel and Ellen have other children who were also born in Cullen, Cork, Ireland - Cornelius b 2 Apr 1868, Denis b 15 May 1873, and Michael b 3 Oct 1865.  There are also references to several children of a Daniel Buckley and Ellen Hickey being christened at Rathmore with Nohaval and Kilcummin, Kerry, Ireland - Catherine c. 12 Jul 1863, Con (who may be Cornelius) c. 5 Mar 1868, Timothy c. 11 Apr 1870, and Eugene c. 10 Apr 1860.  According to family knowledge and the 1900 Census we know Ellen Hickey came to the US with the following children but no husband -  Eugene, Cornelius, John, Kate, and Daniel.  She had had 10 children and 5 were living.  There is also another Ellen Buckley in North Adams of unknown relation with a son Timothy, and 3 daughters - Minnie, Nellie, and Anne. 

Daniel Daniel married Louise Noetzel, a lady tailor from Magdeburg, Germany according to census and death records.  I have marriage information in North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts for Eugene, Kate and Daniel Daniel.  I have yet to find any further information for Cornelius and John.  John is rumored to have been adopted and moved out west somewhere.  We have no further information on him.

Stay tuned for the next installment.