Crowley Clan News from Around the World

Don Perkins, New Albany, Indiana, USA (dcperkins@mcreccwb.com): I regret to inform you that my wife, Bobbie, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last July, and it had spread. She went through seven periods of chemo plus surgery, but she passed away on March 7, 2009. We celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary February 6, 2009. She really enjoyed the 2007 Ireland reunion, and we were looking forward to 2010.

I also have cancer, and have had 41 radiation treatments and then six chemo periods. Not sure of the outcome or whether I could make it to Ireland. I sure want to attend. If I don't make it, just give me an old fashioned Irish wake. You all are some of the nicest people I could ever want to have as cousins.

David Crowley, Eckington, Worcestershire, UK (dave@whitegateszero.wanadoo.co.uk): I have recently found the Crowley Clan website, and it intrigues me. Recent research we have carried out takes us back to Denis Crowley born in 1765. Perhaps the most interesting find was Jerimiah Crowley born 1785 in Killarney, Ireland. I would like to trace the lineage back as far as possible, but it stops there with Jerimiah. Perhaps could you point me in the direction I need to go because somewhere one of the Crowley Clan, probably in Ireland, might be able to help me.

When my grandfather William Jerimiah (1888-1969) died, in his possessions was a family bible I remember as a child and there were pages of handwritten names in the first few pages. Sadly the book, which was the size of a small suitcase, disappeared.

Terry Crowley, Goderich, Ontario, Canada (terryachara@yahoo.ca): It is on a very rare occasion that I would ever recommend a book to anyone; however, there are exceptions to the rule and this is one of them. My daughter, Mary, gave me this book as a gift for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and since then I have been totally captivated by it. The title of the book is "Tracing Your Irish Family History" by Anthony Adolph. It is a soft cover with 223 pages. It contains information for anyone who is interested in researching his or her ancestry.

What I was most intrigued about was that the surname "Crowley" is mentioned on 26 different pages. Michael-Patrick and his book are acknowledged and there is special mention of Tom as being instrumental in setting up the Crowley DNA Project. Even if you're not into tracing your Irish Ancestry, this book makes for fascinating reading about Ireland and its history.

Celebrating Practical Education Institute's 20 years in business; photo provided by Pauline Crowley-ZieltjesPauline Crowley-Zieltjes, New Plymouth, New Zealand (nakicrowley@gmail.com): Hi all from NZ. I thought you might be interested to know that our Practical Education Institute is celebrating 20 years in business!

All is well here, but we are hating the winter wet. The time spent at our schools in Brisbane is warmer, but still wet.

Blessings to all.

Mary Casteleyen, Birmingham, UK (mary.casteleyen@btinternet.com): As promised here are two more articles for the newsletter. By the way Brian Crowley was re-elected as MEP in the recent Irish elections to the European Parliament (the first week of June).

Jerry Lenz, St. Cloud, MN (jlenz@cloudnet.com): This is exciting. I just discovered your wonderful web-site and am enjoying your newsletters. Is it possible to post an inquiry somewhere on your site?

I am having trouble tracing my great great grandfather Humphrey Crowley to his origins in Ireland, apparently somewhere in County Cork.

We think he immigrated to the USA in 1854 or 1855, perhaps on the Fidelia in December of 1855. He first appears in the Minnesota State Census in 1857 with Eliza Crowley who was also born in Ireland. Humphrey had a brother James in Galena Illinois.

It appears that Humphrey's parents were Humphrey and Julia Crowley. We know more about his life in this country, but nothing of his family in Ireland.

I am a retired mathematics teacher in St Cloud, Minnesota. Both my wife Mary Lou and I were born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

I believe Humphrey is an unusual name, so perhaps someone will recognize the family.

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