(Brooklyn, NY)


1 Ellen (May 1839 - Apr 10 1903) {born Ireland - arrived U.S. c.1855} [Parents: John McCarthy & Mary ?Carroll] [my Great-Great Grandmother]
m. Timothy Desmond {See the Desmond family tree}

1 Charles (1831 - Aug 1871)

1 Julia (1845 - Aug 6 1920)
m. Michael McKeon (1838 - Jun 1912)

None of the McKeons had children. A 1960's court filing concerning the disposal of McKeon property said the following:
"Julia McKeon was one of a family of three, she having a brother named Charles McCarthy and a sister, Ellen Desmond. ... The following persons survive said Charles McCarthy: Peter Dolan, Robert Dolan, Joan Conlin, Shirley Dolan, Lillian Feurehurd, Paul Dolan. The mother of the foregoing named children, Lillian Dolan, died intestate in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on November 12, 1964."

There are several other McCarthys who appear in the records connected to the Desmonds, although their relationship, if any, is undetermined:
? Honora (1800 - Dec 13 1875) {Buried in the Desmond plot. Ellen's Aunt?}
? Edward {Godparent of James Desmond in 1896}
? Ann {Godparent of Matthew Desmond in 1895}
? Anna (born Apr 1876) {Appears in the 1900 Census, where she is listed as a "boarder" living with Mary Vetter and her daughter Lillian, at 90 Butler St.}


1 John (@1835 - Apr 20 1896) {born County Cavan, Ireland - arrived U.S. c. "1861"} [Parents: John Hyland & Catherine Masterson]
m. Catherine Brosnan (Feb 28 @1844 - Aug 27 1911) {born Ireland - arrived U.S. "1862"} [Parents: Timothy Brosnan & Catherine Leahy]


1 Francis (Jan 1847 - Sep 11 1924) {born Canada - arrived Manhattan b. 1850 and moved to Brooklyn c. "1886"} {See the Hewson family tree}
m. [1874] Catherine Robinson (Jan 1852 - Aug 24 1900) {born Richmond, VA - arrived N.Y.C. c. "1855"} {See the Robinson family tree}


1 Charles (Nov 4 1848 - Jun 6 1889) {born "Klosterwald", Wurtemburg, Germany - arrived U.S. c.1867?} [Parents: Philip Bohle & Franciska Nothhelfer]
m1. [1871] Anna Heun (Apr 15 1851 - Oct 1940) {born Hildburghausen, Thuringia, Germany - arrived U.S. 1869} [Parents: Johan Heun & Augusta Frank]

m2. [1892] Louis Noll (Feb 1851 - Jul 1905)


1 Michael
m. [1859] Mary Kearns


* NOTE: The surname of Michael Lisetza's mother is a mystery. His death certificate lists it as "Worzchek". His marriage certificate lists it as "Wechesg". His Social Security application lists it as "Vergechic".
My assumption is that those are just phoenetic pronunciations of the actual name.
I wouldn't discount the possibility of the name starting with "Wie". I've read that 2 Belorusian surname endings are "czyk" and "chuk", so maybe it includes a variant of those.

* Dates marked @ are calculated from ages given on 1870 or 1880 Census Records
* Dates in italics are from 1900 Census Records
* Dates in block are calculated from ages given on 1920 or 1930 Census Records
* Other dates are either from Baptismal, Birth, Death, Cemetery, Ship Arrival, or Social Security Records

* A few people

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Last Revised: 3/2/19