Patrick McTeague-Wilkes Barre, PA 



1.     Patrick Montague’s Early Years...........................p.1                                         

2.     The Meehan/McCole Family………………..........…..p.6                                        

         McCole Family………………………………................. p. 7

        The Meehan Family………………….......………...........p. 13

3.  First Generation Montague/Meehan Children.........p.20                        

4.  Second through Fifth Generation Children of John...p. 28

 5.  Second through Fifth Generation Children of Hugh....p. 47

6.  Immigrant Patrick, a Look Back…………………...……...…p. 76

If your name is Bisignano, Booth, Brazell,  Brennan, Brislin, Chivarella,  Clune, Costanza, Cunningham, Derhammer, Erdman, Feebish, Fisher, Foster, Furman, Gallagher, Gould,  Healey, Kane, Keeley, Konycki, Krushnowski, Martin, Matalonis, McCarthy, McCole, McDermott, McTeague, Meehan, Meighan, Merritt, Meyer, Montague, Moran, Morton, Mundy, Nicholson, O'Connor, Pasternack, Powers, Reilly, Rhome, Ryan, Schuler, Sheridan, Shovlin, Sterling, Suchochi, Tluczek,  Tucker, Turinski, Turner, Valentine, Wills, or Wood we may be related!

Where are they?  Patrick and Catherine’s descendants have moved beyond the Miners Mills, Hudson and Plains sections of Wilkes Barre and are now in many other sections of Wilkes Barre plus:  Charlotte and Davidson NC, Lansdale PA, Port St. Lucy FL, Bayonne NJ, Staten Island NY, Rochester NY, Holmdel NJ.

 Section 1. Patrick Montague's Early Years

Here is a graphic of Patrick's lineage as far back as we know in Ireland:

Here is a graphic of Patrick’s father, Hugh, second family:

We suspect there was a bit of a family squabble that led to four of Patrick’s six siblings from Hugh’s first family emigrating to the USA.  Catherine, John, Patrick and Joseph came to the USA in the 1880’s and lived here the rest of their lives.  Their brother Jamey stayed in Ireland and their sister Mary did come to the USA for a period of time but returned to Ireland and lived there the rest of her life.  In terms of the second family, we know a great deal about Hugh and Susan and little about the other five children.  Hugh emigrated to Glasgow Scotland and began his family there.  Susan emigrated to Beacon, NY and joined her children there after they had emigrated to the USA and her husband Edward Bradley passed away in Ireland.  We have sections on both Hugh and Susan, click here for Hugh, and click here for Susan.

Patrick Montague was baptized September 4, 1863 in Disart, Ireland. The Baptismal sponsors were Cormick McEldowney and Alice Mellan. His religion was Catholic. Patrick immigrated to the USA on April 25, 1883 through the Port of New York when he was 20 years old though the immigration papers say he was under 18 when he arrived. He became a citizen of the USA on 4 October 1888 at the age of 25 after being in the USA 5 years. His sponsor was J.J. Whelan. For some period of time he and his brothers stayed with the Connor Family  who had a “hotel” at the corner of East Main Street and Dillon Street in Miners Mills. The hotel was operated by the Connor family and the wife of the hotel owner was a sister to Catherine Meehan and Elizabeth Meehan. Patrick had a “green thumb” and grew tomatoes. The picture above is of Patrick circa 1920's. The location is on Central Lane looking toward Thomas Street in Miners Mills. He was said to be a “head taller than his sons.” His sons were 5' 6” to 5' 8” tall making Patrick roughly 6 foot tall. He married Catherine Meehan on June 25, 1891 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Catherine Meehan, Patrick’s wife, was born August 25, 1868 in the Schuylkill County, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania area and died August 10, 1921 at age 53. Her father was named Con or Conrad  Meehan and her mother Mary Munday. Both parents were born in Ireland. Catherine was a sister to immigrant John Montague's wife Lizzie Meehan Montague.  Her obituary from the Wilkes Barre Record reads as follows:

Death of Miners Mills Woman Thursday August 11, 1921

  Mrs. Patrick Montague, a highly esteemed resident of Miners Mills died at their home on West Main Street yesterday morning at 6:30 following an illness of complications.  She is survived by her husband and the following children: Joseph, John, Hugh, James and Catherine; also, three sisters, Mrs. William Brazell, Miss Ellen McCole both of Miners Mills, and Mrs. Sarah Sheridan of Plains.  The funeral will be held from the home on Saturday morning.  A high mass of Requiem will be celebrated in the Blessed Sacrament Church at 9 O'clock.  Interment will be in St. Mary's.

It is important to note that in another death notice found in the Times Leader newspaper in Wilkes Barre Pa, Mrs. Patrick Montague’s name is spelled Mrs. Patrick McTague:

Mrs. Patrick McTague

The death of Mrs. Patrick McTague, a very well-known resident of Miners Mills occurred this morning at 6:30 o’clock following an illness of complications.  Besides her husband, Mrs. McTague is survived by the following children: Joseph, John, Hugh, James and Catherine; also the following sisters: Mrs. William Brazell, Miss Ellen McCole of Miners Mills, and Mrs. Edward Sheridan of Plains.The funeral will be held from her residence in Miners Mills.  A high mass of requiem will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church in Miners Mills.  Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hanover PA.

Also found was a death notice: 

   Mrs. Patrick Montague

The funeral of Mrs. Patrick Montague will be held Saturday morning from her late residence, West Main Street, Miners Mills.  A high mass of requiem will be celebrated in the Blessed Sacrament Church at 9 O’clock and internment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hanover.

Another obituary reads:

     Mrs. Patrick Montague

The esteem in which the late Mrs. Patrick Montague of Miners Mills was held by the residents of that community was evident this morning when hundreds of people attended her funeral.  Long before the hour of the funeral throngs gathered at her late home on Main Street in Miners Mills to pay their final tribute to her and the floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.  Services were conducted at the house and at 9:30 o’clock a solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated in the Blessed Sacrament Church in Miners Mills.  The celebrant was the Rev. J. R. Lynch and he was assisted by the Rev. John J. McCabe of East End as a Deacon and Rev. Thomas Leonard of Parsons as a sub-deacon.  Interment was in St. Mary’s in Hanover.  The pall bearers were William Joyce, John Walsh, Patrick Dillon, Michael McDonald, John Brazell and Patrick Sheerin.

Patrick's last residence was 272 Mayock Street, Miners Mills Pa where he lived with his son Hugh and Hugh's family. In the 1900 census, Patrick is shown living in the first ward in Miners Mills next door to his brother Joseph. In the 1910 census it shows Patrick living at 44 North Street in the first ward in

Miners Mills; in the 1920 census, it shows Patrick living at 28 Miner Road in the first ward in Miners Mills. Patrick was known to be a quiet, mild mannered man who was heard to have said “I have rich relatives in Ireland.” His occupation was a coal miner and he worked most of his life at the Madera Coal Company in

Hudson Pa. The Madera Coal Company became the Conlon Coal Company in 1927 when Chip Conlon bought the mine. He last worked in 1931 after 45 years in the mines. He died at the age of 77 in Wilkes-Barre on October 24, 1940. He was a full-fledged miner and had a crew of laborers that he

contracted directly with the mine owner. His obituary reads as follows:

Patrick Montague died yesterday morning at his home, 272 Mayock Street, Miners Mills, after several weeks illness of complications. He was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church. The funeral will be held from the home on Saturday morning at 9:00 am with a 9:30 requiem mass at Blessed

Sacrament Church followed by burial at St. Mary's cemetery in Hanover Pa. Surviving are four sons: John, James and Hugh of Miners Mills and Joseph of this city; a daughter Catherine and a sister Mrs.Catherine Meehan both of Miners Mills.

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