My great-grandfather Bernard Coan, b. ca. 1864, emigrated from Co. Galway ca. 1881.He did railroad work for a while in NJ before settling in Boston, where he was a streetcar driver foir the Boston Elevated Railroad Company.My grandmother Anna Coan (1904-1964) was born in Boston.
Do have any missing Bernards in your line? Would appreciate any info on Coans in Galway.