Creegan Family History
Most of the information in this section is based on the 1900 census.
The 1900 census shows George (36)
and Bessie (34)
Actually, Molly turned 40 the previous year, I wonder if that played a part in her listed age.
Michael (42) and Ida Creegan (39)
are living at
Mary C (14) Feb 1886
Ida Rose (12) May 1888
John T. (8) Oct 1891
Owen C. (4) Nov 1895
Margaret (2) Jan 1898
It is indicated that they have 7 surviving children out of 7. The Family Tree Maker list I have listing I have shows a Catherine, born in 1886 as having died July 25, 1891. Maybe there is a more recent revision but it appears that Catherine and Mary Catherine is the same person and there was no death in 1891.
Grace J. Kinslow (23), Ida’s sister, is living with them as well.
Milard and Sarah Padgett lived just
around the corner from Michael and Ida at
Arthur C. Thomas and Ella (Ellen)
Thomas nee Creegan are living at
Thomas, Arthur (33)
Ella (33), married 9 years with 4 surviving children out of 5
Bernard McCann is living in Washington, DC at 4 ½ Street SW with Daughter Catherine (33) and son Edward (32), both single, and daughter Mary Schlessinger and grand-children Edward, Helen and Ruth. We have an old photo circa 1890 of ‘Mamie’ Schlesinger (McCann) and I believe this is her. It is the only photo of one our McCann’s that I am aware of. Bernard is listed as a widower and as immigrating in 1849 but was never naturalized. His occupation was: Capitalist. Edward’s occupation was listed as a Tobacconist.
McCann, Bernard (67), Wd, Birthdate: May 1833
Catherine (33), daughter, single
(Bernard) Edward (32), son, single
Schlesinger, Mary (Ellen) (30), daughter, married 6 years, 3 surviving children out of 3
(Bernard) Edward (4), grand-son
Helen (2), grand-daughter
Ruth (1), grand-daughter
David Schlesinger is Mary Ellen’s husband, however, I have seen no census records for him. He is of German origin as indicated by the census.
John and Sarah (Sally) McCann are
living in Elvin (sp?) in
Hugh McCann, Son of John McCann,
Catherine Creegan nee McCann’s brother, is living in
John J. McCann (Son of Bernard McCann) is living in DC with his wife Laura and children (Mary) Ester and John J. John’s occupation is listed as a plumber.
John and Laura had a son on 1 Jul 1901 who lived for 4 days (DC Death certificate #138113). His death certificate can be viewed in the McCann Concise History.