Linda, the book I mentioned is "History of Indiana - Special Edition for Marshall Co." by A.C. Thompson, printed 1890.When I looked at the information more closely, the biography is actually of Mary's brother, not her father, but it does give information on their parents.
"Michael Ryan, deputy auditor of Marshall County, and one of Plymouth's popular young citizens, was born in the city of La Porte, IN, February 23rd, 1857, and is the son of David and Mary (Ryan) Ryan, both parents natives of Ireland.The father came to America in 1854 and located in the town of La Porte, and from there moved to Plymouth in 1858.His wife, whom he married in La Porte, came to the United States in 1855.They were the parents of three children, two living, Michael Ryan and Mary, wife of Michael McGary of Plymouth.Mr. (David) Ryan died April 18th, 1885, in his sixty-first year.His widow still survives, making her home in Plymouth.They were both active members of the Catholic church, and assisted in the organization of St. Michael's congregation in this city.Michael Ryan was educated in the public schools of Plymouth, and the parochial schools of the same place, and at the age of fourteen became clerk in the dry goods and clothing store of R. Williamson, in whose employ he continued for a period of nine years.He then engaged with M. Laur & Son, in the same line of trade, with whom he remained as salesman for six years.March 14, 1887, he was appointed deputy auditor of Marshall county under C. H. Lehr, the duties of which position he has discharged in a very creditable manner until the present time.Mr. Ryan has been very active in church work, striving with laudable energy and enterprise to build up the congregation and place it upon a substantial financial basis.February 18th, 1890, he read a very carefully prepared and elaborate address upon the history of the congregation at this place, the major portion of which is reproduced in this volume."
I checked the cemetery records and found David and Mary Ryan, and Michael and Mary Ann Ryan, buried in St. Michael's Cemetery here in Plymouth.
David Ryan, born 1829died 18 Apr 1885 Mary Ryan, born 1828died 12 Mar 1893
Michael Ryan, born 1857died 1941 Mary Ann Ryan, born 1862died 1941
I looked in the newspapers from 1885 and 1893 to see what kind of information might have been printed there when David and Mary Ryan died, and unfortunately all there was was a notice that they had passed away, no further information.
I'm not certain if St. Michael's Church here in town might have some further information on this family.The church underwent restoration this past year, and they were going through all the old records to put together and publish a history.I have asked a friend of mine if I could see her copy, and will let you know if I find anything in it.