Search found 45 matches

by Eric E. Durnan
May 2nd, 2016, 5:01 pm
Forum: Stephen and Bridget's Children
Topic: Life on the Durnan Farm - 1896
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Life on the Durnan Farm - 1896

I have a collection of news snippets from the Sumner Newspaper. In the July 30th, 1896 edition, it mentions Jack Durnan coming down from Minnesota and helping with the oats. I grew up on a farm, but we had tractors and more modern machinery. I've always been fascinated with how my great grandfather'...
by Eric E. Durnan
April 25th, 2016, 11:08 am
Forum: Stephen and Bridget's Children
Topic: Photo Correction
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Photo Correction

I am putting this photo here because it has been mislabeled for some time. The photo that I have came to me from my aunt, Martha Slagle, and she got it from Durnan cousin, Anne Voegtlin. I noticed that it was labeled as being Charles Durnan in the photo, but I did not think that it looked like him. ...
by Eric E. Durnan
April 16th, 2016, 2:53 pm
Forum: Welcome to the DurnanFamily.Com Forum!
Topic: Thanks for Stopping By!
Replies: 0
Views: 272

Thanks for Stopping By!

Boy, it's been awhile since I've done any work on this board. Recently, I upgraded it and in the process, photos and files were deleted. Most, if not all of them, were uploaded by me, so I will be working on restoring them in the upcoming days/weeks. We have lost one member, Larry Durnan, son of Phi...
by Eric E. Durnan
April 21st, 2012, 10:59 pm
Forum: Our Durnan History
Topic: Some Durnan history from Grandpa Leo and his brother Joe
Replies: 0
Views: 814

Some Durnan history from Grandpa Leo and his brother Joe

I'll upload the file here that has the written account that my Grandpa Leo and his brother Joe wrote about our family. It's a rather large file. It has other information in the file as well. Note: Of great interest to me is the part about Stephen going south to work in the rice fields. There was a p...
by Eric E. Durnan
March 9th, 2012, 6:55 pm
Forum: Stephen and Bridget Durnan
Topic: Stephen and Bridget in Illinois
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Re: Stephen and Bridget in Illinois

There's nothing in our family (Leo) that mentions anything about how Stephen met Bridget, but this would make sense. I guess the closest that we have in our line regarding what Stephen did was that he "worked a farm". Aurora wasn't the large city that it is today. I know for a fact that Pa...
by Eric E. Durnan
February 12th, 2012, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Testing YouTube video
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: Testing YouTube video

Just testing after the recent update.
by Eric E. Durnan
August 1st, 2011, 11:47 pm
Forum: Stephen and Bridget Durnan
Topic: Stephen's Naturalization
Replies: 0
Views: 1286

Stephen's Naturalization

According to the history that my grandfather wrote, Stephen took out naturalization papers in 1861, after he headed north at the breakout of the Civil War. This would, I assume, put him in Illinois, probably around Kane County or Kendall County. This is just an assumption. I was finally able to find...
by Eric E. Durnan
July 4th, 2011, 1:37 am
Forum: General Genealogy Discussion
Topic: Genealogy Form
Replies: 0
Views: 821

Genealogy Form

I made a .pdf form a little while back. It can be filled out on your computer, then printed out. I was in the process of making it the type of form that you could fill out and hit the submit button and have the form sent back. This way I could e-mail the form to someone, have them fill it out and hi...
by Eric E. Durnan
July 4th, 2011, 1:19 am
Forum: Unidentified Photos
Topic: Father Norbert with his mother or aunt? - SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: Father Norbert with his mother or aunt?

Agreed. I also saw that photo of Lizzy and it sure does appear to be her. I think I'll label this photo as such from here on in.
by Eric E. Durnan
July 4th, 2011, 1:17 am
Forum: Stephen and Bridget's Children
Topic: Jack Durnan
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Jack Durnan

I noticed that about Irish Free State. Yet others list Stephen as coming from Northern Ireland while Bridget came from Irish Free State. It is very interesting. I'll take a look at the census records in the morning. I'm getting ready to head to bed. Good eye catching that. Now that we have the Sheph...

Go to advanced search