My grandfather John Joseph Halpin emigrated from Kilmallock, Limerick area to the USA through Ellis Isl in 1900.He was about 18 then.
We think he went first to Layfayette, Indiana - possibly to an Uncle.We know he lived in the NY area before finally settling around Chicago.He married Cronin from Kerry (my grandmother - whose Irish family we have lots of contacts with).
John Joseph's father (my great-grandfather) was Michael Halpin from the Kilmallock area.Michael married a lady whose surname was "Ahearn", possibly Elizabeth.
We know that my Grandfather (John Joseph) had relatives around the NY area as my father (who is now 70) remembers visiting them years ago.
We'd like to get in touch with the NY relatives, the Irish relatives or any.
Please contact us with any leads. Halpinmcmahonwedding@yahoo.com or 860-514-1973.