Edward Pembroke immigrated from Kilkenny, Ireland around 1888, settling in Brown County, South Dakota.He and his wife, Kate Mcpartland, adopted a son, George, who around 1899, arrived on one of the noted orphan trains from New York. George's date of birth is 06/15/1897, and it is believed his birth surname was Henessey (sp?). George married Anna Mae Conley (b. 05/19/1898), and they raised six children in the Conde and Turton, SD area.
The journey to the past is getting interesting.I continue to search for records relating to Edward's immigration and the adoption of his son George.George's adoption was arranged through the Catholic church in Frankfort, around 1899. I believe the priest who arranged the adoption was a Fr. Gennard.Thanks to the internet, I am also searching for family related to Edward's wife, Katherine McPartland.(Hi, Buzz.)
The McPartland's were early homesteaders in Dakota Territory, arriving in 1883 to settle in Brown and Spink Counties.
I look forward to any information people may have to help me in my family search.