John and Estelle Hannigan Kinsella Family History John, born Mary22, 1863, to Patrick and Margaret Bolan Kinsella, married Estelle Hannigan, born March 14, 1881, at St. Malachy Church in Rantoul, Illinois. Their children were Margaret, John, Harold, Mary and Daniel. Their grandson David Kinsella and his wife Patricia Larkin Kinsella live in the home built by David's grandparents, John and Estelle, in Merna. John died on March 9,1932 and Estelle on March 27, 1959. They are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Merna. Their children are oldest to youngest. *Margaret Ethelreda (Margaret E.) was born July 22, 1907, She graduated ISNU, and taught at Merna Grade School and later in Bloomington. She was an accomplished musician in organ and piano and served for some years as organist at St. Patrick's Church, Merna. Margaret never married. *John Edmund was born November 29, 1909. On February 17, 1938 he married Marcella Grace Weber, born December 22,1913, daughter of Joseph Basil and Agnes McKeown Weber. John always farmed and also worked in the elevator business for some years. Their children are oldest to youngest: John Robert was born January 12,1939. Jack attended St. Ambrose College, and married Barbara Ringuette. Jack works with the Commodities Exchange and has a seat on the Board of Trade. Their children are Brian Joseph, Karen, Gregory and Timothy. Later Jack married Grace D'Allard. Their children are Matthew and Steven. Carole Jean was born June 11, 1942. She married Thomas Edmund Carloni October 5, 1968. The family lives in Pennsylvania. Their children are Thomas Patrick, Sally Ann, Jennifer Marie, Karin and Lisa. Sheila Ann was born December 18, 1943. She married David George Hinds on September 6, 1969. She graduated U. Illinois and taught at Clarendon Hills. Sheila died Therese Diane was born November 22, 1946. Diane married James Anthony Yeagle June 8, 1968. Their children are Angela Lynn and Julia Ann. Angela died October 9, 1996 and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery. Kevin Gerard was born November 15, 1956. He graduated Trinity High School and St. Ambrose College. He married Patricia Schaumburg. They have three daughters, Colleen, Katie and Kelly. John died April 16, 1989 and Marcella died March 4, 1988. They are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Merna. The family home in Merna was sold. Harold was born August 18, 1911, a son of John and Estelle Hannigan Kinsella. He married Edith Wahlstrom February 5, 1946, at Holy Trinity Church in Bloomington. Harold farmed in partnership with his brothers, John and Dan until his retirement. After
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Harold's death, April 1, 1986, Edith continues to live in the home they built in Merna. Their children are: James Terrence (Terry) was born January 1, 1947. He married Catherine McGinn August 12, 1972, at St. Mary's Church in Oregon, Illinois. Their children are: Mary Katherine (Kate), Washington, D.C.; Margaret Elizabeth, Athens, Georgia; Erin Maureen, New York, New York. Terry is retired from the investment business. He and Catherine reside in Camden, Maine. Linda Ann was born December 23, 1947. She married Roger Swartz July 5, 1969, at St. Patrick's Church, Merna. They reside in Bloomington. Roger is with American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois. Their children are: Ann Marie (Dan) Kauppi, Plainfield, Illinois. They are parents of Andrew, William, Matthew and Caroline; Mary Kathleen (Andrew) Sahr, Geneseo, Illinois. They have twin sons, Alex and Thomas; Michael Kelly (Lori), Bolingbrook, Illinois. Their children are Jacob and Charles; Emily Elizabeth, Bloomington. * Mary Agnes, daughter of John and Estelle Hannigan Kinsella, was born June 28, 1913. She graduated ISNU and began teaching at Ballard School near Barnes and later taught the next generation of some of her first students at Epiphany School in Normal. She married Joseph Arteman July 5, 1941. Their children are Maureen Frances, Josephine Anne, Jane Catherine, Martin Joseph and Susan Carole. Mary and Joe are deceased. *Daniel Joseph, son of John end Estelle, was born Marcb7 1915. Dan married Lucille Buck January 9, 1943 at St. Paul's Church, Odell. Lucille graduated Saint Joseph's School of Nursing in Chicago. She was a Registered Nurse at State Farm, Illinois Regional Office for 18 years. Daniel farmed in partnership with his brothers, John and Harold. Their children are: Barbara Jeanne was born September 30, 1944. She married Michael Schmidt on Octover 23, 1976. Their children are Shawn Michelle, born August 3, 1977 and died August 4, 1983. Aaron Michael and Joseph Martin, twin sons, were born January 5, 1979. Aaron married Elizabeth Ohl, November 12, 2005. John and Estelle Kinsella Hannigan History David Joseph, born August 18,1946, married Patricia Larkin, daughter of Raymond and Estelle Grimes Larkin (see Grimes -Carmody History) January 4, 1969. David and Trish live in the home built by John and Estelle Hannigan Kinsella in Merna and farm his grandparents' farm. Dennis Michael was born June 17, 1948. He married Mary Kay Biddle on August 10, 1968 in Kansas, her home. They farm in Creston, Iowa. Their children are Jeffrey Michael who married Ann Marie Mayberry July 1, 1995; Jason, who married Marilyn Moore August 10, 1997, and have two children, Mason and Jackson. Ryan married Brook Snodderley 3, 31, 2001; and Kelli, who is not married. Rebecca Ellen married Philip Pollacci July 21, 1973. They live in the Chicago area. Daniel died December 24, 1999 and Lucille lives in the home they built in Merna.
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