My Irish roots begin in County Mayo where my Great Grandfather, Nicholas Hoey, was born in 1846. He emigrated around 1873 with his brother, John, and a sister whose name is unknown. He settled in Pittsburgh, PA where he worked in the steel mills. Rose Quinn, my Great Grandmother, was born in 1849 in Crosscavanagh, County Tyrone, Ireland. She came to Pittsburgh around 1874 and married Nicholas Hoey around 1875.
Michael Donahue was born in Galway, Ireland while his wife, Mary Agnes Donohoe, was born in Cong, County Mayo. He emigrated to Pittsburgh in 1875 and Mary emigrated around 1883.