My husband is a Doherty descendant. We were just doing research in Gilman, IL and found the following bio on the Fruin Family in the Jubilee Book from the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 1872-1952: John Fruin born in county of Tipperary, Ireland April 5 1840. He came to Brooklyn, New York with his parents at age 10. In January 1872, he married Mary Doherty at Gilman, Illinois. In 1874 he bought land just east of El Paso, Illinois. There, all of the children shown in picture except Edward were born. (sorry I can't post the picture here but the kids names were Ellen, Elizabeth, John, Mary, Josephine, Jerry, Mark Richard C., Edward and Frank Doherty Fruin.) John Fruin took active part in church, school, and community affairs. The youngest son , Mark Fruin taught school northeast of Gilman in the 1907-8 year. He and family since then operate the home farm east of El Paso, IL. In 1906, John Fruin bought a farm one and a half miles southwest of Gilman. From 1907 his sons, Frank and Richard Fruin farmed there many years. Frank and his wife, Theresa (his second wife) still live in Gilman. His four children (by first wife Margaret Brady, deceased) Mary Lois, Dorothy, Edmund and Lorene are all married and live elsewhere. (another child Clare died at age 20 months from drowning) (Mary Lois married Lloyd A. Dodd and moved to Seattle, Wa. ,Dorothy married Edwin C. McEnroe and lived in Aurora, Illinois, Edmund married Laura Wright and Lorene married Thomas F. Hull.) Richard C. Fruin passed away in 1950. His widow Nellie Fruin and daughter Mary (Mrs. LeRoy Gerdes)live in Gilman. Francis Fruin who lives northeast of Gilman with his family is a son of Jerry, shown in picture. (sorry can't show the picture here).
Another bio in the same book says: Frank Doherty Fruin The mother of Frank Doherty Fruin was Mary Doherty who at the age of 16 was married to John Fruin of El Paso in the Immaculate Conception Church in Gilman, IL. in 1872. The Doherty's lived in Gilman. Mary's parents were Michael Doherty and Johanna Burke of Tipperary, Ireland (there is a separate bio on them in the book) The rest of this bio on Frank Fruin is long so I will send it to anyone who is conneted. Hope this info helps someone. I would love to hear from anyone connected to the Fruin or Doherty families of Illinois.