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Peter Fortune b. 1836 Ireland to Chicago, Illinois
Posted by: Reinhart Char (ID *****2588) Date: March 23, 2006 at 16:06:36
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In the Chicago Irish Families, 1875-1925, I found:

Fortune, Peter, Cook County commissioner, born in Roundtown, outside Dublin. He was a proprietor of a grocery store in 1856 at the corner of Polk and Desplaines st. In 1865 he became one of the best known brewer's in Chicago. His wife died in Sept., 1886, at the age of 37 yrs at their residence, 209 S. Green st. She went to Colorado to improve her health, but died there. She was the mother of five children, only two of whom survived her. -Sept. 11, 1886 (2) (21)
(2) The Chicago Citizen , 1883-1909, obituaries, marriage and social notices
(21) Ahern, M. L., The Political History of Chicago , Chicago, 1886


Fortune, John, one of the founders of the Fortune Bros. Brewery, died at resid., 526 W. Jackson Blvd., on the 16th inst. Born at Ferns, Co. Wexford in 1828, Mr. Fortune's ancestor bore a gallant part in the Irish uprising of 1798. He had resided in Chicago more than half a century, beginning as a house carpenter. In 1866 he went with his younger brother, Peter, into the brewing business. John Fortune's son, William J., is now Secretary of the company. Funeral from St. Jarlath's Church to Calvary. -June 23, 1900 (2) The Chicago Citizen , 1883-1909, obituaries, marriage and social notices.


John Leo Fortune, another son, married Agnes Dorothy Stenson, daughter of James Stenson, and the niece of the late Hon. William F. Mahoney, at St. James Church on June 20, 1906. -May 29, 1906 (2) The Chicago Citizen , 1883-1909, obituaries, marriage and social notices.


Grace, Jane, nee Fortune, at the residence of her niece, Mrs. John Mulloy, 516 W. Indiana, Oct. 25, 1887, native of Co. Wexford, aged 60 yrs. Funeral from St. Columbkille's Church to Calvary (1) The Chicago Daily News , 1878-1902, funeral notices.


Lyons, Patrick J., husband of Nora, nee Casey, died on Aug. 20, 1888 at his residence, No. 71 Miller st., of consumption, at the early age of 30 years, and was buried on the 23rd ult., from the Jesuit Church thence to Calvary cemetery. He was born at Ahane, Co. Limerick and had been employed at Messrs. Fortune Bros. as teamster for the last three years. He leaves a wife and two children. -Sept. 1, 1888 (2) (1)
(2) The Chicago Citizen , 1883-1909, obituaries, marriage and social notices.
(1) The Chicago Daily News , 1878-1902, funeral notices




Chicago Business Directory, 1866-67
BREWERIES.

Fortune P. & Bro., 138 and 140 W. Van Buren


Chicago TRIBUNE
December 23, 1903
(Wednesday). Page 11

BUILDING PERMITS.
The following building permits were issued yesterday by the building department:

FORTUNE Bros., 1 story and basement brick front addition, 280 W. Harrison-st......$900



In the 1860 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860 Birth Year Birthplace Gender

Kate Fortune Chicago Ward 1, Cook, IL 25 abt 1835 Not Stated Male

Household Members: Name Age
Thos Richmond 63
Oliver Richmond 11
Chas V Richmond 36
Alen Richmond 34
H M Richmond 31
Joseph Richmond 30
Maria Richmond 28
Nelly Richmond 4
Kate Rice 24
Kate Fortune 25
Joseph Watson 23


In the 1860 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860 Birth Year Birthplace Gender

Peter Fortune Chicago Ward 5, Cook, IL 26 abt 1834 Ireland Male
William Fortune Chicago Ward 5, Cook, IL 20 abt 1840 Ireland Male
Johanna Fortune Chicago Ward 5, Cook, IL 30 abt 1830 Ireland Female

Household Members: Name Age
Peter Fortune 26
William Fortune 20
Johanna Fortune 30
John Johnson 28


In the 1860 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860 Birth Year Birthplace Gender

James C Fortune Chicago Ward 7, Cook, IL 30 abt 1830 Ireland Male
Mary Fortune Chicago Ward 7, Cook, IL 25 abt 1835 Ireland Female
Ellen Fortune Chicago Ward 7, Cook, IL 3 abt 1857 Illinois Female
Mary A Fortune Chicago Ward 7, Cook, IL 1 abt 1859 Illinois Female


Household Members: Name Age
James C Fortune 30
Mary Fortune 25
Ellen Fortune 3
Mary A Fortune 1
Catherine Ryan 18


In the 1870 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Gender

Rowena Fortune Chicago Ward 20, Cook, IL abt 1851 Canada White Female


In the 1870 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Gender

Michael Fortune Chicago Ward 6, Cook, IL abt 1820 Ireland White Male
Anna Fortune Chicago Ward 6, Cook, IL abt 1840 Ireland White Female
Maggie Fortune Chicago Ward 6, Cook, IL abt 1856 Ireland White Female
Bridget Fortune Chicago Ward 6, Cook, IL abt 1858 Canada White Female
John Fortune Chicago Ward 6, Cook, IL abt 1860 Missouri White Male
James Fortune Chicago Ward 6, Cook, IL abt 1863 Illinois White Male
Annie Fortune Chicago Ward 6, Cook, IL abt 1867 Illinois White Female




In the 1870 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Gender

John Fortino Chicago Ward 9, Cook, IL abt 1830 Ireland White Male
Peter Fortino Chicago Ward 9, Cook, IL abt 1840 Ireland White Male


In the 1880 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Parents or spouse Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Est. Birth Year Birthplace Relation

M. Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1845> New York Something other than a direct relationship


In the 1880 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Parents or spouse Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Est. Birth Year Birthplace Relation

Michael Fortune Ann Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1825> Ireland Self
Ann Fortune Michael Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1838> Ireland Wife
Maggie Fortune Michael Fortune, Ann Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1856> Ireland Daughter
Agnus Fortune Michael Fortune, Ann Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1858> Canada Daughter
John Fortune Michael Fortune, Ann Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1860> ST LOUIS MO Son
James Fortune Michael Fortune, Ann Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1863> Ohio Son
Annie Fortune Michael Fortune, Ann Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1867> CHICAGO IL Daughter
Mary E Fortune Michael Fortune, Ann Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1871> CHICAGO IL Daughter
Willie Fortune Michael Fortune, Ann Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1873> CHICAGO IL Son
Joseph Fortune Michael Fortune, Ann Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1875> CHICAGO IL Son


In the 1880 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Parents or spouse Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Est. Birth Year Birthplace Relation

Peter Fortune Mary A. Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1836> Ireland Self
Mary A. Fortune Peter Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1849> Ireland Wife
Josie Fortune Peter Fortune, Mary A. Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1876> Illinois Daughter
Dora Fortune Peter Fortune, Mary A. Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1878> Illinois Daughter
Mary Fortune Peter Fortune, Mary A. Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1880> Illinois Daughter


In the 1880 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Parents or spouse Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Est. Birth Year Birthplace Relation

John Fortune Staztie Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1835> Ireland Self
Staztie Fortune John Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1850> Ireland Wife
William Fortune John Fortune, Staztie Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1872> Illinois Son
Thomas Fortune John Fortune, Staztie Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1877> Illinois Son


In the 1880 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Parents or spouse Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Est. Birth Year Birthplace Relation

Andrew Fortune Annie Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1844> ITALY Self
Annie Fortune Andrew Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1844> NOR Wife
William Fortune Andrew Fortune, Annie Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1872> California Son
Henrietta Fortune Andrew Fortune, Annie Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1873> CHICAGO IL Daughter
Lawrence Fortune Andrew Fortune, Annie Fortune Chicago, Cook, IL <1879> CHICAGO IL Son


In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

Guy Fortune Chicago Ward 28, Cook, Illinois abt 1874 Illinois White Head
Alice Fortune Chicago Ward 28, Cook, Illinois abt 1878 England White Wife
Clarence Fortune Chicago Ward 28, Cook, Illinois abt 1899 Illinois White Son
Irine Fortune Chicago Ward 28, Cook, Illinois abt 1900 Illinois White Daughter


In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

Geo B Fortune Chicago Ward 28, Cook, Illinois abt 1865 Kentucky White Boarder


In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

Anastacia Fortune Chicago Ward 11, Cook, Illinois abt 1855 Ireland White Wife
George Fortune Chicago Ward 11, Cook, Illinois abt 1871 Illinois White Boarder
John Fortune Chicago Ward 11, Cook, Illinois abt 1840 Ireland White Head
Louis F Fortune Chicago Ward 11, Cook, Illinois abt 1878 Illinois White Son
Martha Fortune Chicago Ward 11, Cook, Illinois abt 1876 Norway White Servant
UNKN Fortune Chicago Ward 11, Cook, Illinois abt 1882 Illinois White Wife
Wm J Fortune Chicago Ward 11, Cook, Illinois abt 1872 Illinois White Head

In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

Romona Fortune Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois abt 1882 Canada French White Head
Laura Fortune Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois abt 1875 Canada French White Sister
Cesaree Fortune Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois abt 1845 Canada French White Mother


In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

William Fortune Chicago Ward 34, Cook, Illinois abt 1873 Illinois White Head
Rose Fortune Chicago Ward 34, Cook, Illinois abt 1877 Illinois White Wife
Dulcie B Fortune Chicago Ward 34, Cook, Illinois abt 1840 England White Mother



In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

Florence Fortune Chicago Ward 3, Cook, Illinois abt 1879 Illinois White Servant
Mabel Fortune Chicago Ward 3, Cook, Illinois abt 1882 Illinois White Niece
William Fortune Chicago Ward 3, Cook, Illinois abt 1873 Ohio White Boarder


In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

Peter Fortune Chicago Ward 13, Cook, Illinois abt 1836 Ireland White Head
Joanna Fortune Chicago Ward 13, Cook, Illinois abt 1876 Illinois White Daughter
John Fortune Chicago Ward 13, Cook, Illinois abt 1884 Illinois White Son


In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

John Fortune Chicago Ward 29, Cook, Illinois abt 1862 Illinois White Head
Mary Fortune Chicago Ward 29, Cook, Illinois abt 1872 New York White Wife
John J Fortune Chicago Ward 29, Cook, Illinois abt 1893 Illinois White Son
William F Fortune Chicago Ward 29, Cook, Illinois abt 1896 Illinois White Son


In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

John Fortune Chicago Ward 29, Cook, Illinois abt 1870 Ireland White Boarder


In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

Joseph M Fortune Chicago Ward 5, Cook, Illinois abt 1877 Illinois White Head
Mammie Fortune Chicago Ward 5, Cook, Illinois abt 1871 Illinois White Sister
Michael Fortune Chicago Ward 5, Cook, Illinois abt 1825 Ireland White Father


In the 1900 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

Kate Fortune Chicago Ward 6, Cook, Illinois abt 1854 Illinois White Boarder


In the 1910 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1910 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Gender

Albert Fortune 20-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1879 Indiana White Male

Anastasia Fortune 20-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1850 White Female

Hattie Fortune 21-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1884 Virginia Female

Joe M Fortune 2-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1877 Illinois White Male

John Fortune 30-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1857 Virginia Colored Male

John L Fortune 21-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1883 Illinois White Male

Kate Fortune 7-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1848 Illinois White Female

Leslie M Fortune 26-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1888 Missouri White Male

Marye Fortune 19-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1861 Missouri White Female

Peter Fortune 14-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1836 White Male

Robert L Fortune 25-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1885 Kentucky White Male

Walter E Fortune 25-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1864 Ohio White Male

William F Fortune 32-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1874 Illinois White Male

William J Fortune 7-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1877 Wisconsin White Male

William T Fortune 34-Wd Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1841 White Male



Peter Fortune found in:

International Records: Index to Griffith's Valuation of Ireland, 1848-1864
County: Wexford Parish: Ferns
Location: Effernoge


Peter Fortune found in:

International Records: Index to Griffith's Valuation of Ireland, 1848-1864
County: Wexford Parish: Carn
Location: Nineteenacres


Peter Fortune found in:

Irish to America, 1846-1865 Passenger and Immigration Lists
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Last Residence: England
Date of Arrival: May 13, 1862
Port of Debarkation: New York
Final Destination: USA
Ship's Name: Etna
Manifest ID Number: 901779
Port of Embarkation: Liverpool
Purpose for Travel: Staying in USA, but not a citizen of USA
Mode of Travel: Steerage


Peter Fortune found in:

Irish to America, 1846-1865 Passenger and Immigration Lists
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Occupation: Laborer
Last Residence: Great Britain
Date of Arrival: May 6, 1851
Port of Debarkation: New York
Final Destination: USA
Ship's Name: Martha J. Ward
Manifest ID Number: 5242
Port of Embarkation: Liverpool
Purpose for Travel: Unknown
Mode of Travel: Unknown


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