Michael Lynch Family Outline

The following information was submitted by Mike Kearney (email: mikejkearney@yahoo.com)   

Generation No. 1  

1.  MICHAEL2 LYNCH  (LYNCH1) was born 1810 in , Ireland, and died in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.  He married BRIDGET FLEMMING July 15 in , Ireland.  

Notes for MICHAEL LYNCH:

Purchased land from U.S. Government; NE of NW portion of Section 7 Elk River Twp. #82-7 40 acres $1.25 per acre $50 purchase price Date of Sale August 15, 1843 Certificate No. 2887D Date of Patent January 1, 1846 Recorded in Volume 6, page 278  

History of St Irenaeus

The oldest parish is St Irenaeus, which was established by Bishop Loras in 1848, and its firs t pastor was the Rev. Frederick Cyrillus, Jean, a native of France. Jean, thought by many to be a saint, died in Clinton 1890, at the age of 62, 18 years after he had been defrocked by Bishop Hennessy. The charges brought against Jean were varied and many, including offenses as refusing the last rites to parishioners he disliked, giving angry sermons, being inconsistent on the temperance cause; letting cattle overrun the cemetery, and misappropriation of church funds. In rebuttal, Jean accused Hennessey of slander and liable, forgery, fraud, collecting money under false pretenses, and employing liars and spies. Throughout the years, the priest, who fought his dismissal with numerous lawsuits naming the Bishop, continued to say mass in private homes. He even traveled to Rome to plead his cause, but all to no avail. He also took his case to the Iowa Supreme Court. The case eventually was settled, but Jean's funeral and burial was not allowed at St Irenaeus, the church he helped build. The bells of St Ircnaeus, however, tolled his death, as the burial was taking place in the St Boniface cemetery. In 1852 he built a brick edifice, costing about $1500, with much of the labor donated by the members of the parish. Prominent among the Catholics were Michael Daly, James Conlin, Herman Kahle, Martin and Patrick Daly, Henry Manemann, James Owens, Clemens Detterman, Benedict Detterman, Bernard McLaughlin, James Handy, James Doherty, Edward Babbington, Michael Linch and Patrick Hannaher. In 1856, Jean built a new large frame church on the same block on which the present building is situated. Before too many years had passes it was present building is situated. Before too many years had passes it was determined a larger church had to be provided. In 1864, Bishop Smyth laid the comer stone of the present beautiful church at 2811 N 2nd Street. It cost $45,000 at the time of construction, and seated between 800 to 1,000 people . It was built from limestone taken from quarries near the city. There was later erected, in conjunction with the church, a parochial school, that was in charge of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The school cost approximately $4,000.

Clinton, Iowa, Herald - Page I I, Friday, December 9, 1988  

Mill Creek (Holy Cross) Cemetery: LYNCH MICHAEL 07/01/1852 Unmarked grave.

Notes for BRIDGET FLEMMING:

Declaration for Dependent Pension of a Mother prepared on 3 January 1891.  Bridget Lynch stat ed that she was 81 years of age and that she was the mother of Michael Lynch jr. who enlisted in Lyons, Iowa on 29 June 1862 in Co. A. 21 Regt. Iowa Infantry and who died at St. Louis o n 19 August 1863 in Hospital from Chronic Diarrhea, caused by exposure while in active service with his Regiment.

It said that Bridget Lynch was married to the father of Michael Lynch Jr. on 15 July 1840 by a Catholic Priest.  The father died on 1 July 1851.  Her claim was numbered 342790.  She lives at 337 16th Avenue Clinton, Iowa.  She signed with her mark.  

BURIAL: Holy Cross Cemetery (previously known as St. Mary's) LYNCH BRIDGET 04/10/1892 Mother ; Wife of Michael; Aged: 82y;        

Child of MICHAEL LYNCH and BRIDGET FLEMMING is:

2.                i.       ANDREW3 LYNCH, b. March 17, 1848, , Clinton, Iowa; d. October 7, 1915, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.  

Generation No. 2  

2.  ANDREW3 LYNCH (MICHAEL2, LYNCH1) was born March 17, 1848 in  Clinton, Iowa, and died October 7, 1915 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.  He married SARAH MCLAUGHLIN September 1, 1874 in Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, daughter of OWEN MCLAUGHLIN and MARY KIRNAN.  

Obituary for Andrew Lynch

More About ANDREW LYNCH:

Burial: October 9, 1915, Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois

Record Change: April 20, 2001  

Notes for SARAH MCLAUGHLIN:

CHRISTENING: St. Mary's of the Lake Church; Watkins Glenn, New York  

Obituary for Mrs. Sarah Lynch

CENSUS: 1860; Tyrone, Schuyler County, New York;  

A letter from Immaculate Conception Church in Fulton dated April 3, 1974 says:  I consulted our church records through 1915 and was able to find the following information.  Andrew Lynch and Sarah McLaughlin were married in the Fulton church on April 31, 1874 before Rev. John Kilkenny with Thomas Ferry (?) and Catherine Taylor as witnesses (License #3642).  

The Clinton Daily Herald of Tuesday Sept. 1, 1874 reported the arrival at the Revere Hotel o f A. Lynch and wife, Whiteside Co.        

Child of ANDREW LYNCH and SARAH MCLAUGHLIN is:

3.                i.       ALBERT JOSEPH4 LYNCH, b. October 27, 1886, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; d. July 14, 1935, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

  Generation No. 3  

3.  ALBERT JOSEPH4 LYNCH (ANDREW3, MICHAEL2, LYNCH1) was born October 27, 1886 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, and died July 14, 1935 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.  He married THERESA WEINBECK November 22, 1906 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, daughter of JOHANNES WEINBECK and ANNA DUHR.  

EMPLOYED: Initiated as Apprentice Boilermaker; 24 May 1912; Local Lodge 129 IBBISBBF&H  

Obituary for Albert J. Lynch

Notes for THERESA WEINBECK:

CENSUS: 11 June 1900; City of Clinton; Ward 4; Sup. Dist. No. 2; Enum. Dist. No. 12; Sheet 18; 540 17th. Ave. So. Age 11 born Sept 1888  

Obituary for Mrs. Bert J. Lynch 

Child of ALBERT LYNCH and THERESA WEINBECK is:

4.                i.       EVELYN LORRAINE5 LYNCH.  

Generation No. 4  

4.  EVELYN LORRAINE5 LYNCH (ALBERT JOSEPH4, ANDREW3, MICHAEL2, LYNCH1).  She married VINCENT JOSEPH KEARNEY, son of MICHAEL KEARNEY and ANNA BOYLE.        

Child of EVELYN LYNCH and VINCENT KEARNEY is:

                   i.       MICHAEL JOHN6 KEARNEY.  

 

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