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Archive for January, 2013

Thomas Henry Dunn and Andrew Dunn

Thomas Henry Dunn, my great-grandfather, was born on 14 Oct (1855 or 1856) to William and Magdalena Dunn.  Thomas H. first appears in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, of Hollidaysburg, records as being baptized there  on 22 Oct with sponsors Patrick McKenna and Mary Walsh.  In {1860 US} five year old Thomas is listed with his […]

William P. and John S. Dunn

William P. Dunn – Eldest Son of William and Magda Dunn The widower William Dunn Sr.  and  the widow Magda (Senneger/Fogel) began having the first of their five sons soon after they married in 1850.  The eldest of these was William P. Dunn, born 31 Mar 1851.  The 1860 Hollidaysburg Census lists William with some […]

Robert Henry Fogel Dunn’s Long Life

Robert Henry Dunn was the longest lived of all the Dunn children and step-children.  He also settled the farthest from Hollidaysburg.  Robert was the younger son of his mother Magdalena Senneger’s first marriage to Mark Fogel.  Magdalena re-married with the recent widower William Dunn early in 1850.  Three year old Robert is first mentioned in  […]

Roman Fogel/Bird Dunn – A Troubled Civil War Veteran

In my last essay I admitted that our Dunn Cousins Collaboration does not know much about Magdalena Senninger? Fogel Dunn, nor about her first husband Mark Fogel.  We are pretty sure they were the parents of Roman (b.1844 Germany) and his younger brother Robert (b. 1847 Altoona, Pa. We do know that Magda immigrated here […]

Magdalena (Nee?) Senneger, William Dunn’s Second Wife

Hello, Today I won’t be revealing any great new discoveries.  In fact, today I’ll write about a mystery that we Dunn family collaborators have not solved in years of trying.  Most researchers agree that Magdalena Sennenger was William Sr.’s  second wife.  Records from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hollidaysburg confirm that they were married on […]