Does anyone have a connection to a Catherine Ryan of Bismarck, ND? She was listed as the sister of Ellen Kelly (Mrs. Patrick, or Edward H.)in 1899 in a burial at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Ellen was a Little Big Horn widow. Ellen was born in Ireland in 1836. Ellen ran a restaurant in Bismarck from 1876 to about 1884, then moved to Winona, Emmons County, D.T.
Pallbearers were Thomas Cunningham, John Boyle, Steve Welch, J. D. McDonald, Thomas McGowan and John Quinlan. I have looked up the bios of some, and it seems the Cunninghams and Ryans and Welch have names in common through marriage. J. D. McDonald seemed to be a Bismarck blacksmith. Ultimately, I am seeking Catherine & Ellen's maiden name. Ellen Kelly may have had a 2nd and 3rd marriage to a Moran and a Flynn.Thank you!