My Brick Wall – Eliza Bourke — 3 Comments

  1. One surname variation you might try is Bourque. Seeing as the family was in Illinois in the mid to late 1800’s, was Catholic, with given names Louis and Mary (Marie), perhaps they were from French Canada.

    Good luck,

  2. Thanks, Rob! They actually WERE from Canada, according to the 1870 census. Louis’ father listed his place of birth as Canada … I will definitely try that variation and see if anything shakes out! Thanks again!

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