13 February 2010

Surname Saturday - 5: Kain

This week I start on the maiden names for my grandmothers.

1. Kevin Joseph HUIGENS

2. Joseph Anthony HUIGENS
3. Shirley Ann OGDEN

4. Joseph Andrew HUIGENS (b. 9 Mar 1891 near Creighton, Knox Co., NE, m. 18 Feb 1914 at St. Ludgers Catholic Church in Creighton, Knox Co., NE, d. 8 Nov 1957 in Rushville, Sheridan Co., NE)
5. Mary Julia KAIN (b. 19 May 1896 in Knox Co., NE, d. 29 Apr 1979 in Rushville, Sheridan Co., NE)

10. Francis J. "Frank" KAIN (b. 14 Oct 1861 in Clinton Co., IA, m. 14 Feb 1888 at St. Iraneaus Catholic Church in Lyons, Clinton Co., IA, d. 12 Dec 1930 in Yankton, Yankton Co., SD)
11. Margaret H. "Maggie" KENNEDY (b. 9 Sep 1864 in Clinton Co., IA, d. 8 Dec 1831 in Creighton, Knox Co., NE)

20. John KAIN (b. 11 Jun 1819 in Armagh, County Armagh, Ireland, UK, 2 Jul 1848 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, d. 16 Nov 1893 in Lyons, Clinton Co., IA)
21. Mary FOX (b. 29 Sep 1823 in County Leitrim, Ireland, UK, d. 12 May 1890 in Lyons, Clinton Co., IA)

I'm not sure when John KAIN arrived in America from Ireland. The earliest record of him in America is his 1848 marriage in St. Louis, which I about in this post. The Armagh information comes from his grave marker. Neither his will, death record or obituary provide any clues to his ancestry. I need to track down his immigration papers for more detailed information on where he came from. There is an elderly David KAIN born in Ireland listed in the 1870 US Census on the farm of John's widowed sister-in-law. He might be a possible relative.

His son, Francis KAIN, was married on Valentine's Day 1888. He farmed for a few years in Plymouth Co. IA, near his brothers and his wife's brother. He moved to Knox Co., NE where my grandmother was born. He was active in the Knights of Columbus and represented Creighton, NE at several state conventions of that organization.

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