Index and Links as of September, 2010
"East Chicago Dunns"
A blog where we explore our ancestral family's history, photos and stories...
Compiled by Patrick William Dunn
In Irish / Gaelic: Pádraig Uiliam Ó Duinn
An Irish Toast:
Here's to lying, stealing, and cheating:May you lie to save a friend;May you steal the heart of the one you love;
And may you cheat death!
Introduction, Disclaimer and Thanks!
In the research I've done online, and even in some of the "original" materials I've used - hard copies of documents, letters and other items - I've learned that compiling a Family History is more art than science. Occasionally I've found that information previously believed to be correct has not been accurate. In fact, I've come to realize that errors and omissions are inevitable. If you discover something that needs correcting, please let me know and I'll gladly make the necessary changes. And if you have something to add - a photo, a letter, a birth certificate or obituary, for example - I'd be thrilled to hear from you!
If you can use information, photos, etc., you find here for your own family history, feel free to utilize it; after all, the archive being created here belongs to all of us. My only request is that you acknowledge the source. Consistent with that request, I've tried to document the sources from which I've drawn the info in this blog - and also to alert you when I've included something I'm not sure of. In addition, at times I've made assumptions and/or guesstimated about timelines, dates, and so on. I've also let you know when I've done that.
What you'll find here is my absolute best effort to nail down the facts and preserve the stories of the sometimes amazing, sometimes sad, sometimes inspiring and sometimes disappointing - but always interesting - events and people whose DNA has been passed down to make us who we are.
Finally, I must extend a heartfelt thanks to the many people who have contributed things you see here. In this process I've connected with several long-lost relatives because of this blog - people I didn't even know existed - and that's been one of the most exciting parts of this experience! It's an ongoing labor of love, and I hope you enjoy having it available as much as I'm enjoying the process of compiling it.
Index and Links ◄ Updated 9/8/2010
♦ Why Did Our Ancestors Leave Ireland?
♦ How Could They Afford the Passage?
The Furthest We’ve Gotten Back On the Paternal Side:
♦ Pierce Dunn / Ireland
♦ Michael Dunn / Ireland
– Dunns in 1860 Madison County, Illinois
♦ Edward Nolan / Ireland – Where Our Nolan Line Came From in Ireland
♦ John Ring / Ireland
♦ Mathias Schwarz / Casper Lauer / Germany
The First Generation Americans:
♦ William Edward Dunn, Son of Michael Dunn
♦ William Edward Dunn's 1892 Marriage License, 1902 Letters
♦ Peter L Dunn, Son of Michael Dunn
♦ Stephen G Dunn, Son of Michael Dunn
♦ Photos: Edward Francis Nolan and Family
♦ Nolan Family Obituaries
The Second Generation:
♦ Eugene Michael Dunn, Son of William Edward Dunn
♦ John Henry Dunn, Son of William Edward Dunn
♦ Stephen C Dunn, Son of William Edward Dunn
♦ Edward T Dunn, Son of William Edward Dunn
♦ Francis A. (Smiley) Dunn, Son of William Edward Dunn
♦ Helen Dunn Green Wolf, Daughter of William Edward Dunn
♦ Leo Peter Dunn, Son of Peter L Dunn
The Third Generation:
♦ Franklin L [Dunn] Myers, Great Grandson of Michael Dunn
♦ William Edward (Bill) Dunn (1918-1986)
Our Maternal Side - The Cash Family Line:
♦ The U.S. Revolutionary War and Our Cash Family
♦ Our Cash Family Connection
♦ Historic Cash Family Letter and Photos
♦ More Historic Cash Family Photos
♦ Still More Ancestral Cash Family Photos
♦ Memorial Day, 1891 - Article Referring to William Galen Cash
♦ Our Cash, Bonar, Perkins and Field Lines & the U.S. Civil War
♦ William H. H. Cash - a Colorful Family Member
♦ The Politics and Religion of Our Maternal Ancestors
♦ "Civil War" Jonathan Cash - and Cash Family Obituaries
Our Maternal Side - The Anderson, Bonar and Perkins Lines
♦ Our Anderson/Bonar/Cash Family Connection
♦ Our Perkins/Anderson/Cash Connection ◄ Expanded on 8/23/10
Our Maternal Side - The Jones/McPherson Lines
♦ Our Jones Family Connection - Part 1 ◄ New 8/30/10
♦ Our Jones Family Connection - Part 2 ◄ New 9/8/10
♦ Our Jones Family Connection - Part 3, Bessie Whitsett Bradstock ◄ New 9/20/10
♦ Our Jones Family Connection, Part 4 - 124 Year Old Photo? ◄ New 9/22/10
♦ Did Irish Immigrants Live in Caves in Chicago?
♦ Historical Info About Ancient Dunn(e)s
♦ Life in Brittas, Family Seat of the Ancient Dunn(e)s
♦ What Became of Brittas Castle - and the Brittas Dunnes?
Surnames and Coats of Arms:
♦ Variations of the Dunn Coat of Arms/Crest
♦ The History of Surnames and Coats of Arms
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Dunn
♦ The Dunn Name and Interesting Trivia
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Anderson
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Cash
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Cavanaugh/Kavanaugh
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Grace
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Jones
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Lauer
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Nolan
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Perkins
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Ring
♦ Origin and History of the Surname Schwarz