My grandmother Johannah Phelan was born in Annestown, Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland in 1849. She emigrated to the United States in 1873, her passage paid by her aunt and uncle, Patrick and Catherine Phelan O’Rourke.
Johannah married Jeremiah King, a neighbor of the O’Rourke’s, and they had eight children, one of whom died in infancy. They lived in Owosso, Michigan, and this picture was taken there in 1908. Johannah died there in 1931 and is buried with Jeremiah at St. Paul’s cemetery, Owosso.
Pictured above, front row left to right: Richard, Johannah and Dorr. Back row, left to right: Mary Ellen, Anna, William, Margaret and Florence, my mother.
– Submitted by Mary J. Maginity