searching CLOONAN family from chicago, IL circa 1850-1950
Oldest family member to date is Anthony Cloonan married to Catherine Flood Cloonan, circa 1850-1855. Children of this union (known) are mary e. cloonan mcmahon, anna cloonan o'day, and bartholomew cloonan. cannot find the mcmahon line: mary e. cloonan married to john Mcmahon with these children: james b., daniel, and hellen r. also cannot find the oday line: anna cloonan married to patrick Oday with unknown children.i am a descendant of bartholomew cloonan, married to josephine polaschowski(polaschowska)circa 1885. Of this union these children: john, anthony bartholomew, genevieve (jenny), kathryn, madeline.
by the 1930 census rolls, much of this family is spread out with many still in the chicago, illinois area. due to the commonality of first names, researching has been difficult with the single distinction of the names anthony and bartholomew which appear even in present day related cloonan families in the chicago area.***of important note is this: the first anthony listed in this column may have actually been called "bart"....he came to this country in 1849 most surely through new orleans. please contact me if any of this sounds like a match with your family. [email protected]