My grandmother was Alice Ludden (Gorham), born around the turn of the century, her sister's name was Catherine Ludden (McCarthy). They had brothers, Thomas, Edward, and James. Both girls married at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church on Chicago's NW side.
Their parents were Thomas Ludden and Mary McConnell. Before them were Thomas Ludden and Katherine Fitzgerald / Thomas McConnell and Mary Daley.
Does anyone have the Ireland connection to these folks? Any other info on the Chicago contingent?