Family immigrated abt. 1837 they may have come through Catholic French Canada
Eventually they ended up in Waupaca Co. Wisconsin and Will Co. Illinois. Early on the family was in what is now Clintonville, Wisconsin
The woman who copied this down died in 1975, so this lead is over 25 years old, This is supposedly from a tombstone in St. Rose Cemetery, Clintonville WI
The piece of paper says,
"Michael - Patrick Anthony John & Matilda McGOWAN came to America from Ireland Co. Mayo, Felix remained."
There's another sentence, hard to read, looks like
"Ellen Devere Klondoff Glenhest Co Mayo"
I know the two siblings Matilda and John(#1) moved south to the Joliet, Illinois area, within only a few years of leaving Ireland. Matilda married Edward Graham in 1839 in Joliet. John married Margaret Ann McGowan (Also her maiden name)in February 1851 in Joliet.
Margaret Ann is the daughter of Patrick McGowan and she was born in Co. Mayo in about 1823. Margaret had at least two brothers who also lived in the Joliet area - James born March 1821 and John(#2) born 1824. I have the name of a third man, Edward McGowan, I suspect he is probably a brother of Margaret Ann, as he and his family are buried close to other family members south of Joliet. Edward was born in 1825, he was also born in Co. Mayo
There is some evidence that at least James came to the US via Catholic French Canada. Don't know if that's the route for the rest of that family as well. James had to be in Joliet by 1857 when he married.
I do not know what happened to Anthony, Patrick, Felix or Michael –having just found them. But I have no evidence of them being in Joliet.
I don't know if Ellen is a sibling, a spouse, or what, Maybe she's their Mother, but for some reason she is not mentioned in the first sentence. I don't know what the last sentence really says or means, I hope it is giving me the name of a town or Parish in Co. Mayo Ireland.