Thank you, Val, The obituary is very long and the only info I have that would help is as follows. Catherine Sullivan was born in Ireland on May 15, 1836.She came to America when she was a smal child. The family settled in Freeport, Ill.and later lived at Quincy, Ill. During the Civil War they moved to Wisconsin, Living on a farm near Beloit.Her parents died when she was quite young and she married at 18 years of age to Patrick Downs of Delavan, Wisc.They had 12 children and at her death only 4 were still alive. She died at 101 years of age, on August 5, 1937.
What I am looking for is information on the Sullivans from perhaps the Census. I would like to know who Catherine's mother married and any siblings.Maybe her mother's maiden name.