Category Archives: USA

Ellis Island Wall of Honor

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor at Ellis Island commemorates the names of immigrants who came to America. Not every immigrant is listed, but they, or their descendants, can have the relevant names added. These are the Buggy names that … Continue reading

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Accusation of illegal voting 1888

On 12 February 1889 votes were recounted in an election for state representatives from Clark, Co. Missouri. He recount was ordered by the state house of representatives and carried out by the clerk of the county court of Clark County. … Continue reading

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Holahan & Buggy, Waukon, Iowa

I have previous come across references to Buggy’s from Waukon, Iowa in a US newspaper obituary. History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa contains a few paragraphs about a metal work firm that was owned and operated by James Holohan … Continue reading

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Irish Newspaper Articles I

Ballinakill, Laois 1895.                                                                                                               Death. BUGGY – May 8, 1895, at Ballinakill, Queens Co, to the inexpressible sorrow of his mother, sister, brother, and a large circle of friends, James Buggy aged 23(? text is worn) years. Office and high mass … Continue reading

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New York City Directories 1849 &1850

Entries for 1850[1] r = rear Buggy, James     laborer                 430 Cherry Buggy, William   tailor                      r. Trinity Pl. Buggy, William   harnessmaker      r. 48 Roosevelt Entries for 1849[2] Buggy, James     laborer                 430 Cherry [1] Ensign &Thayer, compilers. Ensign and Thayer’s Street and … Continue reading

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New York City Directory 1871

Entries from the 1871 New York City Directory.[1] h = home address                                                                                                                        Wash’n = Washington Buggy, John        driver    h 743 Ninth av. Buggy, John        laborer  h 420 Cherry Buggy, John        laborer  h 272 tenth av. Buggy, John        tailor      h 18 … Continue reading

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Information Wanted Ads in The Truth Teller 1850-1871

When people emigrated to the US one of the main ways that family and friends tried to find them was through ‘Information Wanted’ adverts in different newspapers. Word of mouth was the key with some reunited and others never to … Continue reading

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US Newspaper Articles VII

Waukon, Iowa – 1941                                                                                                                     An obituary for Elizabeth Keenan, formerly Buggy, outlines that she was born in Waukon on 19 September 1865. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Buggy and was married on 14 October 1903 to … Continue reading

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New York City court transcriptions 1803

Examples of the Buggy name from the early 19th century in America are few and far between. One recent example I came across is from genealogical transcriptions from New York City court records.[1] In the February 1803 sessions of the … Continue reading

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US Newspaper Articles VI

Williamstown, PA – 1936                                                                                                              The sparks of a bonfire ignited the warehouse of a local merchant, John P. Buggy.  The west side of the building and the roof were badly damaged. Local firemen removed the merchandise … Continue reading

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