Monday, December 14, 2009

West Bend, Wisconsin - Kenney's Winter Wonderland

"Pictures of our backyard of the 12 inch snowfall we had last Wednesday. Gene."

The Kenneys immigrated from Laois County Ireland. The Sons, and at least one Daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth Kenney, came to America with their Mother. They settled in Farmington, Washington County, Wisconsin. The Kenneys were Catholic. My 2nd Great Grandfather James Kenney married Catherine Burns/Byrns, and they had many children, and so did his siblings. Martin, Patrick, Catherine, and possibly a Lance Kenney. Many of our Kenney Kin are buried in St John Of God's Catholic Cemetery in Farmington, Washington County, Wisconsin. And I was so fortunate to be reunited with my Kenney cousin Gene, who has done an enormous amount of research into our Kenney's ancestry. Including sending me photos of not only the Kenneys' resting place in St John Of God's Cemetery. Gene also traveled to neighboring Sheboygan County, for my Great Grandfather James Aloysius Kenney's wife's family, the Jordans, also Irish Immigrants from Sligo and Mayo Countys Ireland. Thomas & Sarah (Morgan) Jordan, and some of their children, are resting in St Michaels Catholic Cemetery. When the Irish arrived in these two areas, they got busy, and built Catholic Churchs which their children were baptized in, and later the church's cemeteries, would hold their mortal remains. Gene, is related to me through Martin Kenney, who enlisted in the Union Army, during the Civil War.

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