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A shot taken at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, when visited by Catherine Dwyer Burns, our family's genealogist. Her son Martin scanned many of the pictures in this series (including all those of his grandparents, Florence (née Englert) and Jack Dwyer. Buried here are Henry Roman Englert, his first wife (mother of all four Englert Girls, featured in many places in this archive) Catherine "Kitty" (née Trainor) Englert, and Henry's parents Christian Englert and Jacobina (née Rung) Englert, both born in 1825. Christian and Jacobina immigrated in the mid-1800s from Alsace, where she had once been a nun and his family grew hops. Kitty's father, Thomas Trainor, came to the U.S. in 1825 at the age of 15, apprenticed to a carriage maker in Boston named McLaughlin, married that gent's daughter, named Catherine, and eventually moved to New York, where he prospered as a carriage maker on lower Broadway, while also maintaining a farm in Harlem, or so the story goes. He also had at least one son, who died in the Civil War, and another daughter, "Aunt Mag," featured in at least one other photo here. Thomas took the boat to Boston from Letterkenny. His mother's name was Hannah Hockey. And that's about all we (thanks to Catherine Burns) know at this point.

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Taken on May 20, 2005