Zalewski Family Genealogy

Patrick Sylvester CORRIGAN[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1860 - 1902  (41 years)


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  • Name Patrick Sylvester CORRIGAN 
    Born 18 Feb 1860  Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 18 Feb 1860  Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 18 Feb 1861  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 2 Jan 1902  Mineral Lake, Ashland County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age 41 years 
    Buried Sanborn, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I78  Zalewski Family
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 

    Father William CORRIGAN,   b. 1823, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1876, Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Mary MCCANN,   b. 1828, Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1884, Uptergrove, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1848  Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, British North America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johannah HOFFMEISTER,   b. Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1888  Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Feb 1861 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1888 - Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jan 1902 - Mineral Lake, Ashland County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sanborn, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Emigrated to USA via Detroit in April 1885

      As far as I have been able to determine, my family's branch of the Corrigan clan immigrated to Wisconsin from Canada, arriving near Eau Claire in the 1880's. Six of the seven Corrigan brothers of Orilli, Ontario, better themselves in the newly-opening logging operations of the mid-western United States. Hugh settled in the Eau Claire area, Pat and Tom in northern Wisconsin, and Henry, Jim, and Mike went to the far west in Washington state after several years in northern Wisconsin. Oral tradition in the family has it that only "Curly" Bill remained at home in Orilli. Of the five sisters, at least two left home for the United States; Rose settled in Detroit, Michigan, and Maggie to go to Washington and Alaska. All of the Corrigan boys worked in the woods and mills, married, raised families, and settled permanently in the areas of their choice.

      My father, Patrick, married Johannah Hoffmeister in Chippewa County in 1888 and their first child, Ida, was born in June, 1889. They came north to Drummond in Bayfield County after their second daughter, Ann, was born in November, 1891. The young family soon moved to Mineral Lake in Ashland County where Pat began working for the newly re-organized Mineral Lake Lumber Company as a lumber piler. In April, 1894, their first son, William, was born. At this time. Hannah also had her three sisters join her in the north country. Pat continued his work at the mill in the growing little community. The Corrigan family grew also with the birth of George (the author) in 1896 and that of a third daughter, Frances, three years later.

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] 1881 Ontario Census, Mara, Ontario North, Ontario, Film No. 1375881, #C-13245, District 133 G, Div 1, Pg 65, HH# 259.

    2. [S242] 1861 Canada Census, Roll C-1057, p.32; Patrick Corrigan; 9 June 2010.

    3. [S207] 1871 Ontario, Canada Census, 19 June 2010; Patrick Corrigan, Mara, Ontario North, p.58.

    4. [S252] Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926, 9 October 2010; Frances Corrigan, Batch C00306-8, Source 1306420, Ref P 412 RN 1450.

    5. [S253] Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968, 9 October 2010; Patrick Corrigan, Batch B06540-7, Source 1310171, Ref 1513.