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Re: John, Lily and Belle Candy of NJ..any knowledge or advice?
Posted by: Philip Candy (ID *****9740) Date: August 22, 2007 at 06:50:12
In Reply to: John, Lily and Belle Candy of NJ..any knowledge or advice? by Christy M of 152

I am not related to this family, but I think you will find that the trail leads back to Philadelphia, and to John M Candy and his wife Catherine.

Here is Arthurís SSDI entry, which gives his birth date as September 1900.

Arthur CANDY
Birth Date: 6 Sep 1900
Death Date: Aug 1971
Social Security Number: 081-12-5065
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: New York

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 07644
Localities: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey

Using this information, and a reference to John and Eleanor in the IGI, I found the family in Pittsburgh in the 1880 Census (21st Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania):

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Mikel CANDY Self M Male W 38 PA Brick Layer PA PA
Mary CANDY Wife M Female W 28 NY Keep House ENG IRE
John CANDY Son S Male W 5 D. C. At Home PA NY
Lillian CANDY Dau S Female W 3 WASHINGTON CITY At Home PA NY
Michael (Mikel) was born to John and Catherine (Snyder) in about 1842 or 1843. Iím pretty sure you will find quite a lot about his wider family on the web, but as far as I know, these are his brothers and sisters:

John CANDY b: 1833 in Pennsylvania
Samuel CANDY b: 10/2/1836 in PA
Joseph CANDY b: 1841 in Pennsylvania
Michael CANDY b: 1843 in Pennsylvania
Nicholas CANDY b: 4/8/1844 in Pennsylvania; died: 2 Nov 1863
Charles CANDY b: 1846 in Pennsylvania; died: 28 Aug 1889
Elizabeth CANDY b: 1848 in Pennsylvania
Catharine CANDY b: 4/16/1850 in Pennsylvania; died: 16 Apr 1930, Bridesburg, Philadelphia, Pa
Sarah CANDY b: 7 Feb 1855 in Pennsylvania

I believe that John and Catherine were both born in Germany.

I hope this helps with your research.

Kind regards

Philip Candy

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