Thanks for such a prompt reply Karen!
James and Alice Hamill first lived in Morris County, New Jersey when they arrived in the U.S. Do you know when John immigrated, or where John and Maria lived in N.J? They lived there for 8 years before settling in Minnesota.
The 1885 MN. Territory State Census shows 7 living children, including my Great-Grandmother, Mary Hamill Chapman.
I found an interesting story about the family in a Minnesota History Book circa 1915. This is where I found out what county they were from in Ireland as well as where they lived in New Jersey. One of the boys - Terrence, served as a messenger and scout during the Sioux Indian outbreak in 1862, and was the first of those to receive a pension for service in the war. Patrick Hammel(the spelling of their last named changes at some point after they arrived, but occasionally reverts back to the original spelling in other documents) moved to Duluth and was a prominent politician and businessman.
I have a photo of My Gr. Grandmother, and a group photo of some of her children if you are interested.
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