OK. So one goal for the New Year was to do more in depth research on my Springer line. I was reading old O’Connell posts today and found a message my aunt put up a few years ago. This message stated that Rose had a sister Sophia. I already know that she had a brother William and her mother was Mary. I searched the 1900 census and found a family in Maine that fits these family members. The one exception is that the Mother is listed as Mosel, I cannot read the original copy to clearly. It looks like it could be Mary instead of Mosel. There is another brother listed as well. His name is Arthur. Will see if I can find them in 1880, 1910 and go from there.
Since the reply from PPK in the previous post, I have emailed the administrator of the Fairfield County GenWeb project about finding Anatole in a cemetery. She has not had any luck and I have not found him on any of the web sites either. She has suggested trying to contact their vital records to see if I can find anything there.
I believe I may have found one more of Dennis O’Connell’s (GGrandpa) sisters in NJ. According to his obit Mary Herring lived in NJ. I have found on the 1930 census a Mary Herring wife of Cornelius Herring in Palasides Park, NJ. Of course, I need to much more investigating into this to see if it is really her. Will keep you posted.
So, thanks to a reply on a message board, I found Rose and Dennis in the 1910 census. I learned something new from this. Rose and Dennis had 4 children at this point, with only 3 surviving. I checked my records to see if the fourth child was buried were Dennis was and no such luck. I will have to look into this more. Hopefully, we can find the “missing” child.
I got a response on a message board post. The post was looking for more information on Rose Springer O’Connell. Looks like we found her, with Dennis in 1910 in Saratoga, NY. They are with the 3 children and Rose’s brother William and their mother Mary E Robichaud. Mary is widowed, I am assuming for the second time. Will see if I can find an obit or anything else on her, which might lead to the first husband. Of course, I will keep you updated.