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    1. [KIERCE] Kierce/Coan Ireland > NYC > NJ
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: sbyd00 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.kierce/168/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Both my paternal GGP's - John Kierce (b 1867) and Catherine Coan (b 1870) - came from Ireland to NJ presumably through NYC (although this is uncertain - it could have been Boston, or through Canada) when in their teens or 20's (1880's). They married in NYC 16 February 1892. Am having trouble tracing them across the water. I can find birth records of people by these names, but the dates are significantly different, and there are numerous immigration records under both names. They are believed to have both come from Clare or Galway. There are also 2 other families living in proximity in Jersey City in the early 1900's - that of Peter Kierce (b 1868)/Mary O'Neill (b 1870); married 16 February 1890, and that of Thomas Kierce (b 1868)/ Bridget Gavin (b 1862); married 23 June 1885 - who I believe to be either brothers or cousins of John, but I have been unable to make any connection. All but (possibly) Peter are also immigrants at about the same time; Peter is variously listed as being born in NJ or Ireland. Any help with connections or hints back to Ireland would be most appreciated. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    10/19/2014 07:47:43