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The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.
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Nov 19, 2009
1:16 PM
I am looking for any information on the David J. Connell and Julia Callahan/Callaghan family line. He was born in N. Tipperary Ireland in 1866 or '65 to Cornelius James O'Connell/Connell and Mary Hayes.

Julia was born in Whiteside County, I believe, in 1872, and I think her father's name was Michael.

David J. Connell married Julia Callahan/Callaghan in Ida Grove, Iowa in 1895. They moved between Iowa and Whiteside County, I believe, since my father was born in Whiteside County in 1915, but moved to north Scott County.

When I was a child, we visited my father's (Harold P. Connell) cousins by the name of Steder in the Whiteside Co. area. I believe he also had cousins by the name of Burke there.

David J. Connell had a sister Bridget also born in N. Tipp and a brother Cornelius born in Ireland (not sure where) who I believe married Julia's sister Anna Callahan.

I have been to the birthplace of my grandfather, David J. Connell, in N. Tipp. and would like to share and exchange any info other relatives may have of either the Connells or Callaghans.

Julia Callaghan also had brother Jim, I believe. David J. and Julia Connell are buried at St. Ann's Cemetery in
Long Grove, Iowa, not far from their home place. David and Julia's children were as follows: James, Timothy, John "Leo", a daughter Beryl Connell Tobin who died in her 30s in the 1930s, Harold (my father), and Vincent, all deceased.

Please contact me if you any info.

~~Kathleen Connell

Last Edited by on Nov 20, 2009 4:10 PM
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Nov 22, 2009
8:41 PM
From our archives:
Mary Connell 1936

This death notice was printed in the August 24, 1961 issue of the TAMPICO TORNADO. It was part of their "LET'S GO BACK" (in time) column.

(Let's Go Back) To the Tampico Tornado dated August 20, 1936. There we had:

Funeral Services were held at St. Mary's church for Mary, 15 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David CONNELL of Hahnaman, who drowned in a water tank. She leaves her parents, her brothers, and grandfather, John CONNELL.

Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery:

Bessie J. 1905-1896
Daniel, 1859-1910
Dennis, 1827-197
Edwarad D., 1900-1976
Ellen, --- d. 1893
Elizabeth, 1869-1940
Hazel e., 1898-1993
James E., 1903-1952
John, d. Feb. 13, 1907
Julia A. 1895-1938
Leo, 1893-Nov. 20, 1915
Michael, d. Jan. 07, 1903
Michael, 1856-1947
Nellie, Jan. 8, 1892
Timothy, 1872=1908

Anna L., 1874-1951
Cornelius J., 1870-1947
Elizabeth, June 10, 1867-May 16, 1932
John Bernard, August 25, 1920-Nov. 14, 1920
Mary, Feb. 26, 1935-Aug. 14, 1936
Nellie, d. 1901
William, d. 1897

Last Edited by on Nov 22, 2009 8:53 PM
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Nov 22, 2009
8:58 PM
There are several obits for Callahan.

You might want to contact the Church:
Saint Mary's Catholic Church
105 Benton Street
P.O. Box 159
Tampico, Illinois 61283
(815) 438-5425 Phone & Fax

Fr. Louis is the pastor. Sharon Callaghan is the historian.

Last Edited by on Nov 22, 2009 9:07 PM

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