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What I Know About the Kane Family

December 9, 2010

I posted this history (pdf) — What I know About the Kane Family by Bampi — two years ago, but I think that this version is a cleaner scan.


Another Specalotzen Recipe

December 9, 2010

Another Specalotzen recipe, from Sarah Tansley, grandaughter of Eileen Kane Dickison. Note the original Kane, Dalsimer, Kane stationary.

More Pictures

December 9, 2010

Two more photos from David H.T. Kane

Bampi, Memo and their four children.


December 8, 2010

Details on the family cookie recipe (doc) from Kate Dell.

Tullamore Tribune

November 22, 2010

Irish Cousin James Kane sent along two newspaper clippings. First:

We have been instructed by MESSRS DANIEL and JAMES KANE to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION On the LANDS, On Friday 6th March, 1908, at 12’ o clock, All their right title and interest in and to that part of the Lands of KILMUCKLIN, Containing 94 acres 3 roads (statute) or thereabouts, with turbary attached, held as a yearly tenancy for first statutory term at the annual rent of £49 18s 0d, poor law valuation £57 15s 0d.

The dwelling house is a comfortable thatched residence consisting of Parlour, 3 Bedrooms and Kitchen. The Out-Offices consist of Barn, Horse-stable, Cowhouse, Storehouse, Stall-feeding house, piggeries, & o., with Farm Produce, Implements, and Household Furniture, &c, & c.


Others who died included the poor law guardian, Daniel Kane of Clara.

Mr, Daniel Kane, Clara

MT 26/02/1910

On Wednesday, the 16th instant, Clara laid to rest her oldest and most honoured inhabitant to rest in the cemetery of the Franciscan Monastery. Mr. Daniel Kane late of Kilmucklin, at the grand old age of 89 years, at length went to his reward.

He had been ailing for only a short time previously, and many of his friends had hoped, considering the life-long strength and soundness of his constitution, that he would rally again after a little while, but all in vain. Providence was calling him home, and gently day by day he sank in spite of all that loving care could do.

The Parish Priest, the Very Rev M Bracken was most assiduous in his attentions to him, and so, fortified and consoled by the Divine Sacraments of Holy Church, that Church to which during his long life Mr. Kane had ever been so lovingly attached, he peacefully and happily departed this life on Monday night the 14th inst, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. M McGlynn, Church Street, Clara.

Mr. Kane was born in 1821 at Ballinacarra, the old home of the Kanes, in the parish of Clara. He belonged to one of the oldest and most respectable families in this Part of the King’s County .

His nephew, the late Monsignor Murphy, of Dublin Diocese, was Rector of the Irish College, at Rome, and another was Canon Walter Murphy, P P, of St. Kevin’s Dublin.

Kate Dell PowerPoint

November 15, 2010

Kate Dell created this amazing PowerPoint slide show of family history.

Old Philbrook Photo

November 15, 2010

Photo of Bampi, Memo, David H.T. Kane, Sheila (Kane) Strenkert, Kate (Kane) Dell, Karen Carr.

Bampi Appointed Patrolman

December 1, 2009

Did you know that Bampi was appointed a police officer by Theodore Roosevelt?

Thanks to David H.T. Kane for the scan.

Grandpa Schilling

November 5, 2009

Thanks to long-lost cousin Scott Geidel for this information on Grandpa Schilling.

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Charles A. Schilling is well known as the proprietor of Schilling’s Atlas Hotel, at Rockaway Beach, which, with its seventy-five rooms for the accommodation of boarders by the day or week, with its elegant dancing pavilion, bowling alleys and two hundred and fifty bathing houses, is recognized as one of the most complete and popular resorts for summer visitors on the island. It is easily accessible either by railroad to the seaside station, or by steamboat to the seaside landing.

Prior to coming to Rockaway Beach in 1893 Mr. Schilling resided in Far Rockaway, where he still owns twenty valuable lots and some fine property well improved. He is a native of Germany, born March 30, 1842, and received an excellent education is his native land, learning the trade of a baker in youthful years. At the age of twenty-five he came to this country and followed his trade in Brooklyn until 1885, when he removed to Far Rockaway and entered the hotel business, being proprietor of the well-known Mansion House for seven years. While a resident of Brooklyn he was candidate on the Democratic ticket for the position of alderman-at -large. For fifteen years he has been a notary public and for more than two years has served as treasurer of the school board. He is a director in the gas company and has other important and valuable local interests.

During his residence in Brooklyn Mr. Schilling married Miss Maria Lindhorn, a native of Germany, who has spent her life principally in this country. Fourteen children were born of their union, of whom nine are living. Emma, the oldest living daughter, is the wife of Charles Pretz, a butcher of Far Rockaway. The others are with their parents and are named as follows: Louisa, Matilda, Martha, Bertie, Charles, Ida, Edwin and Henry. Mr. Schilling is among the German-Americans who appreciate the free institutions of this country and heartily gives his support to every measure calculated to benefit the town and county, state and nation.

Source: “Portrait and Biographical Record of Queens County (Long Island) New York”
(Copyright 1896 by Chapman Publishing Company)

Scott has this picture labeled as “Kane’s family home Carlton ave and Pinson Place – Far Rockaway.”

Memo’s Xmas Cookies and Sand Tarts

March 30, 2008

Here’s a link to Memo’s recipe for Xmas cookies and sand tarts.