Updated:19 June 2024

William Thomas Barrett

Eusebius Merkel

Originated in Ireland. Records are from Tompkins Co. New York and later from Rochester, Monroe, New York

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The following information is what I have found on the Barrett family.

WILLIAM THOMAS BARRETT>   born July 1948 in Ireland
(the father of my grandmother, Katherine Barrett)

First appearance of the Barrett's occur in the 1875 NY census of Tompkins Co.:
I found William & wife Johanna with Children: Ellen, James, William.

I went back to the 1870 of Tompkins Co. which included the towns of: Caroline, Danby, Dryden, Enfield, Groton, and Ithaca. The Barretts were not there.

1880 Federal & New York census & the 1875 & 1892 NY census says William Thomas Barrett was born in 1845. The 1900 census says he was born in 1848.

Only address given is Dryden until the 1900 census.

19 Smith Street, Rochester,NY. SOURCE: 1900 Federal census. Sometime between 1892 and 1900 he moved to Rochester, NY.OCCUPATION
Laborer in 1900 and all census records through 1900.

Listed as Widower living in Dryden, Tompkins Co. NY. SOURCE: 1892 NY census. Sometime between 1892 and 1900 he moved to Rochester, NY.

KATHERINE  BARRETT   the 5th child of William Thomas Barrett was born on the 24th of April 1877 in the town of Dryden in Thompkins County, NY.  She married Gustave Merkel on 6 July 1908 in Rochester, NY. The following is what information I have on Katherine.

1880 Town of Dryden in Tompkins Co., NY.      SOURCE: Federal census of 1880 in Tompkins County. ED 227, sheet 11, line 36 film roll: 1254938.

1900 living at home. 19 Smith St.Rochester, NY. SOURCE: 1900 Federal census of Rochester, NY. ED 65, sheet 12, line 85.

1910 Now married and living at 283 Jefferson Ave. Rochester, NY. SOURCE: Address given on birth certificate of son, William.

1915 living at 244 Jefferson Ave. downstairs Rochester, NY with husband and children: William, Thomas, & Paul. SOURCE: 1915 NY census ED 9, Block 7, page 25.

1918 living at 377 Knickerbocker Ave. Rochester, NY. SOURCE: 1918 Rochester City Directory film roll: 1320992 page 690.

1920 living at 67 Elba Street, Rochester, NY with husband & children: William, Thomas, Paul, Helen. SOURCE: 1920 Federal census ED 234, sheet 1, line 42.

1925 living at 3 Elgin St, with husband and children. SOURCE: 1925 NY census Rochester, NY. ED 15, Block 4, page 23. film roll: 528879.


Laborer at shoe factory. SOURCE: 1900 Federal census (see sources above for details).


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