Posted By:Eileen Wilson
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Subject:Re: O'keefe Family
Post Date:October 10, 2012 at 06:13:51
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1870 US Census
Ward 4, Jersey City, New Jersey

Keefe, Owen, aged 34, iron melter, born Ireland, married
Keefe, Sarah, aged 50, born Ireland, married
Keefe, Thomas, aged 13, born England
Keefe, Agnes, aged 11, born England
Keefe, Julia, aged 9, born England
Keefe, Andrew, aged 5, born New York
Keefe, Mary, aged 3, born New Jersey

Also in the same house are a James & Bridget Smith, he a stone mason from Ireland.

I am of the opinion that Owen and Sarah married in the US, and that the older children are Sarah's from a first marriage -- there is just such a large age gap between them, and like you, I can find no reference to the children's birth in England.

You should look for their death certificates to see if you can find any more clues.

From familysearch.org:

name: Edmund Keefe
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 17 Dec 1870
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 04 Dec 1870
birthplace: St. Mary, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Owen Keefe
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Serah Burk


groom's name: Joseph Riester
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: U.S.A.
groom's age:
bride's name: Julia Okeefe
bride's birth date: 1865
bride's birthplace: England
bride's age: 27
marriage date: 21 Feb 1892
marriage place: Saint Patricks Pro-Cathedral-Catholic, Newark, Essex, New Jersey
groom's father's name: Wolfgang Riester
groom's mother's name: Mary Frey
bride's father's name: Owen Okeefe
bride's mother's name: Sarah Burke


groom's name: Thomas Keefe
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: England
groom's age:
bride's name: Mary Doyle
bride's birth date: 1859
bride's birthplace: U.S.A.
bride's age: 31
marriage date: 01 Sep 1890
marriage place: Saint Patricks Pro-Cathedral-Catholic, Newark, Essex, New Jersey
groom's father's name: Owen O'Keefe
groom's mother's name: Sarah Burke
bride's father's name: John Doyle
bride's mother's name: Mary Welch