Lawrence Kerwin stated that he was from Town of Cullen, Ireland, when he enlisted in the service during the Civil War.His sister stated that she was from Kilkenny, Ireland.
Lawrence came over in 1850 with James & Ann on the same ship.So we assume they are siblings.I haven't been able to locate James, but think that Ann is Johanna.In his obit he lists Johanna Damery and Mary Doyle as sisters.In Johann's obit it states 2 sisters and 4 brothers.
Lawrence listed his age as 19 in 1850 and diff on various reports.Johanna was born 1819 and Mary 1932.They came to central IL; Sangamon, Morgan and then Christian Co IL.We do not know who their parents were.I haven't been able to track them in Ireland.
I do suspect a John in Christian Co IL, as a brother.There is also a William in MI and Patrick in Sangamon Co, IL who could also be brothers, but no fact to back it up.
Does this sound like your Kerwin's?I sure could use some help with my Kerwin's.