Phlip, It was nice to hear from you and though I can't help you out I will but a copy of your note into my file in case I come across something that may be related. I did try to reach you at your email address and all I would get was an error message. I do beleive we may be talking about the same family though how I don't know.Eillen Bridget Dollard McKernan was my Grandmother and she mairred my Grandfather Francis Joseph McKernan, he was born in Galena, IL and was the son of William Raymond McKernan and Ceciela Duggan McKernan both born in Galena, William was the son of John McKernan and Bridget FLINN McKernan. According to cences records both of them are from Irland. I do wish I could be of more help and I do wish you luck.