Welcome to the Kevin Duerinck Irish Genealogy Home Page--POWER surname

Scope: To list my Irish POWER families and to request assistance from other Irish families in completing my Irish family tree

LAST UPDATED: 21 June 2010 [posted a link for the Power DNA Project] [on ancestry.com, if you have a world deluxe membership, someone has posted a tree of POWER that has a Mary Power born 11 March 1866, and married Richard Bird in Ireland. We were missing that date.]

ORIGIN: The POWER name is one of Norman origin from the old French Pohier. There was a La Poer who arrived in Ireland with Strongbow in the 12th century in County Waterford.

Patrick Power, born ~1835 Co Kilkenny, Thomastown, Thomastown, married Alice Cronyn [from researcher on ancestry.com: born Dec 1832 in Ireland, Co Kilkenny, Thomastown, Thomastown, Ladywell St; Father: William Cronyn b: 27 Dec 1806 in Ireland, Co Kilkenny, Thomastown, Ballylinch, Legan; Mother: Anna Murphy b: abt 1810 in Ireland, Co Kilkenny, Thomastown, Columbkille, Kiljames Upper]. 7 children:

[Note regarding Mary Jo Power, below. Another researcher on ancestry.com's "OneWorldTree" (TM) shows her as being born on 11 March 1866 in Ireland. That might be why I never found her birth record while I was in Ireland. My previous April 25 date was taken from a family document, but I believe was wrong. Kevin]
Mary Jo Power, b. 11 March 1866, (Thomastown?, Co. Kilkenny) Eire, d. 23 December 1933, Chicago (Cook Co.), Illinois; married Kilkenny, Ireland on April 1896 to Richard Aloys Bird, b. 4 Sep 1866, Hoodsgrove (Co. Kilkenny), Eire, d. 15 February 1956 Chicago (Cook Co.), Illinois [Richard's parents were Patrick Bird and Bridget O'Keeffe (b. ~1835 Coolnahau, Co. Kilkenny, Eire, d. 25 Feb 1908, Hoodsgrove, Co. Kilkenny, Eire]. 8 children:
Richard Bird(died at 7 months), buried Rosbercon, Eire
Edward Bird (died at 5 days), buried Rosbercon, Eire
Alice Bird, b. 28 Jul 1912, d. Jan 1986, Chicago Ridge, Cook County, Illinois, had Parkinson's disease
John J. Bird, married Hermine ____, b. 24 Jul 1904, d. Sep 1976 Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois. 2 children:
John Bird, married Marilyn. 5 children:
John Bird
Bill Bird
Greg Bird
Brian Bird
Keith Bird
Carol Bird, married Jack Herman. 1 child:
Kathy Herman, married Martin Murphy. 1 child:
Hannah Murphy
Patrick A. Bird, b. 15 May 1897, d. Dec 1978 Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois; Catholic priest, pastor St. Mary's Church, Des Plaines, Illinois
Veronica Bird, married Steven Sexton. One child:
Steven Sexton, married Margaret ____. 4 children:
Kathleen Sexton, married Howard Brandeisky. 2 children:
Kara Veronica Brandeisky
Paul Stephen Brandeisky
Anne Sexton, married Neil Doughty. 2 children:
Nina Doughty
Peter Doughty
Julie Sexton, married Bryon Stallworth. 2 children:
1. Maya Rose Stallworth
2. Jerome Byron Stallworth
Michael Sexton, married Colleen Wagner
James P. Bird, married Margaret M. Lanphear, b. 18 Jun 1914, d. 24 Jul 2005 Mendota, La Salle County, Illinois. 2 children:
Michael James ("Jim") Bird, married Rita ___. 3 children:
Susan Bird, married Bernard Enright
Katie Bird, married Michael Kerinboth
Michael James Bird
Richard F. Bird, married Bernadette Scully. One child:
Richard F. Bird
Thomas Francis Bird, b. 23 May 1898, Chicago (Cook Co), Illinois, d. 8 January 1983, Brookfield (Cook Co.), Illinois; married Teresa Marie Guschke, b. 1903, Chicago (Cook Co.), Illinois. 4 children:
Patricia Ann Bird, b. July 1930, Chicago (Cook Co.), Illinos; married Louis Theophiel Duerinck, b. August 1929, Chicago (Cook Co.), Illinois. 7 children:
Louis Michael Duerinck, b. April 1954, married Suzanne Pelowski. 4 children:
Kimberly Duerinck, married Nathaniel Harris. Children:
Madilyn Suzanne Harris, b. November 2002
Alexander Quinn Harris, b. March 2004
James Duerinck
Patrick Duerinck
Robert Duerinck
Kathleen Marie Duerinck, b. April 1955, married John Lutgen. 4 children:
John Lutgen
Megan Lutgen
Sarah Lutgen
Timothy Lutgen
Kevin Francis Duerinck, b. June 1956, Hinsdale (DuPage Co.), Illinois; married Terri Ann Huston Schram, b. 1954, Michigan. 3 children:
Jamie Schram, b. Sep. 1973, m.Oct 2004 to Amy Siegler
Jeffrey Schram, b. Nov. 1977
Douglas Schram, b. Oct. 1979, m. Laura Konnis in Las Vegas, NV. 1 child:
Amelia Konischram, b. May 2006
Mark Vincent Duerinck, b. Aug. 1957, married Jennifer Imfeld. 3 children:
Caitlin Duerinck
Courtney Duerinck
Michael Duerinck
Lynn Patricia Duerinck, b. Jan. 1959, married Glen Dressel. 3 children:
Ryan Dressel
David Dressel
Jessica Dressel
Brian Thomas Duerinck, b. Jan. 1961, married Dawn Knicely. 6 children:
Danielle Duerinck
Kelsey Duerinck
Stefanie Duerinck
Nicholas Duerinck
Melanie Duerinck
Matthew Louis Duerinck
Paul Steven Duerinck, b. Nov. 1963
Thomas F. Bird, b. 31 Oct 1931, Chicago (Cook Co.), Illinos; married Wanda Proetti. 6 children:
Louise Bird, b. 1956, married James Gutgsell. 2 children:
Matthew Gutgsell
Olivia Gutgsell
Thomas J. Bird and Janet Wallow. 1 child:
Thomas F. Bird, b. April 2001, Illinois Colleen Bird
Sylvia Bird, married Brian Hasty. 2 children: Mallory Hasty
Christopher Hasty
Diana Bird, married Gregory Steinl. 3 children:
Gabrielle Steinl
Shane Steinl
Joseph Gregory Steinl
Kathleen Bird, married Carl Gerlach. 2 children:
Rachael Gerlach
Nicole Teresa Gerlach, b. July 2002
Loretta Jean Bird, b. 25 Apr 1933, Chicago (Cook Co.), Illinos; d. 16 Mar 1994; married (1)Robert Kral, (2)John Burke, (3)Harold Burke. 3 children:
Deborah Kral, married John Winkelman
John Kral, b. 1955, married Julie. 2 children:
Warren Todd Kral
Geoffrey Kral
Stephen Kral, b. 1956, married (1) Josie, (2)Tracy Travis. 1 child:
Maggie Marie Kral, b. June 2002 Wisconsin
Mary Therese Bird, b. 11 Aug 1937, Chicago (Cook Co.), Illinos, d. __ Jan 1989, Brookfield, Cook Co., Illinois; married (1) Daniel Amodeo, (2) Leroy LeGros. 1 child of first marriage:
Greg Amodeo, died early.

Richard Power, born 8 Nov 1867 Co. Kilkenny Ireland, married Anna. 6 children:
Richard Power, married Lillian. 1 child:
Richard Power, married Camille. 3 children:
Richard Power
Jonathan Power
Jeffrey Power
Thomas Power, married Jewel. 2 children:
Thomas Power, married Nancy. 4 children:
Susan Power
Thomas Power
James Power
Anne Power
Lois Power
William Power, married Helen. 1 child:
William Power
James Power, married Margaret. 3 children:
Margaret ("Peg") Power
Robert Power
James Power, married Maureen
Honora Power
John Power, married Mary. 1 child:
John Power, married Noel (Michigan)
James Power
Bridget Power, born 21 Aug 1869 Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Margaret Power, b. 6 May 1871 Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, married James Martin (NY). 5 children:
John Martin
Alice Martin
Frank Martin married ___ (Chicago, IL)
?? Martin
Margaret ("Peggy") Martin
Anne Power, b. 24 Jan 1873, Dublin Road, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Alice Power, b. 23 Jan 1875, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, married Ed Morissey (NY). 2 children:
John Morissey, married Anna Nolan
Alice Morissey, married Paul Vigneaux (Long Island, NY); adopted Paul, and Edward
*** [NEW]Catherine Kate Power, b. 13 Aug 1876 in Ireland, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland


Power DNA Project

Paul Powers' site Paul Powers' main site

Bill Power's site [from his book: "Morgan and a History of the Power Family" by Bill Power, 1997]

Richard Power's site [history, sources]

History of Poer/Poher/Power in Co. Waterford, Eire, plus main branches--Joe Power's site [Joe, where are you?]

History of Poer/Poher/Power in Co. Waterford, Eire, plus main branches--Another version, Joe Power's site [Joe, where are you?]

Bruce Power's site [Bruce, where are you?]


Kilkenny computerized church records (Kilkenny Family Heritage Center)

Colossus International Search--Ireland

Ireland's E-Mail Directory--E-Search

Ireland's Phone Directory--Golden Pages

Northing's Irish Genealogy Links

Ireland's Eye (articles, genealogy links, Irish proverbs, message board)

Local Ireland (genealogy forum sharing; search for news by county or category)

Island Ireland (Ireland and its people)

Irish Abroad Newspaper

Irish Chat

Irish Net

Every Celtic Thing on the Web

Something Irish (online store, spend the green)

Owen Brennan's Images of Ireland

Irish of the Week (language lessons)

Eire Pages (language links)

Ireland History in Maps

Irish Writer's Center

A Taste of Ireland

Irish American Heritage Center (events, museums, links)

Chicago Gaelic Park (festival, concert, dancing, scholarship information)

Siamsa (step-dancing, jig)

St. Patrick's Day

Clover All Over (recipes, gifts, parades)

DreamLand's St. Patrick's Day (Irish blessings, folk tales)


Y-chromosome variation and Irish origins, E. Hill, M. Jobling, D. Bradley, 23 March 2000 Volume 404 Nature No. 6776



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