Born c 1833 Ireland - Tipperary??
1867: Michael McGrath ran a oyster saloon at the Hamilton Market when a fight broke out between
- John c 1827 born Ireland
Died before death of Michael in 1896.
- Bridget c 1830 born Ireland
Died 1898 - no descendants.
- Michael c 1833 Ireland
Died 1896 -
married _______ O'Brien
Her children, Daniel, Michael and/or John O'Brien, of Toledo, Ohio,
were mentioned in the probate papers of Michael and Bridget McGrath
Alice McGrath O'Brien had never been in tne US and had died begore 1896.
- Mary Donovan Holbrook listed in probate papers of Michael McGrath and
- ????? ________ Mc Grath (female) married _____ Kelly and had Margaret Kelly
who was listed as a niece of
Michael McGrath in the 1880 census.
Mary Breen and Katie Breen nieces of Michael McGrath
- Daniel McGrath
John McGrath nephew of Michael McGrath,
- James McGrath
Mary McQuillan Sayville, N. Y., niece, Catherine Adams, Sayville N.Y. niece in probate papers of
Bridget McGrath 1899
Daniel McGrath and Caroline McGrath children of James McGrath in probate papers of
369 Van Brunt
Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1876, 1877 - no Bridget - no John on Van Brunt.
1880: Census Ward 12, 361 Van Brunt Street: Michael McGrath 48, saloon, born Ireland,
John McGrath 53, brother,
Bridget McGrath 50, sister, dressmaker, born Ireland, Kelly, Margaret, niece
Michael M Mcgrath
361 Van Brunt
Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1882 - no Bridget - no John on Van Brunt.
1883: Real estate transfer Van Brunt southerly cor
Tremont st 21x70 h&? Mary, wife of James
Michael and Bridget McGrath as joint tenants.
John McGrath and Michael McGrath 1886
269 Van Brunt
Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1886
In 1889 Michael McGrath was a saloon keeper at 269 van Brunt
when he was arrested for violating the Excise Law. He reportedly
sold a pint of ale to an 8 year old. The child
drank some of it and became ill.
1889: Real Estate Van Brunt st south cor Tremont,
21x70 House and lot, Michael McGrath to Bridget McGrath (Columbia University Online Library)
1890: Mrs. Lulu Lee, the wife of Olaf Lee of 116 Williams
street was shot in the leg while sitting in her back yard. Five teenage boys who were playing in the yard when the
shot was fired were arrested.
The boys denied any involvement and insisted that
the shot was fired by Michael McGrath age 58 of 269 Van Brunt
from his rear window.
Michael McGrath was also arrested. At the hearing all pleaded "not guilty".
McGraph's wife paid the bail. It was said that she owned $10,000 of property at the corner of Tremond and Van Brunt streets.
(Note: His probate in 1896 indicated he had no wife.)
1891: McGrath John M. liquors, h 269 Van Brunt McGrath
1892: Ward 12 same page as Rosanna McKenna, Michael McGrath age 59 Ireland liquor, and
Bridget McGrath, next to John Garbade, grocer, age 27, born Germany.
1895: Michael McGrath of 269 Van Brunt died December 18, 1895, age 66,
- solemn requiem mass and funeral at
of Visitation Church, buried Holy Cross. (McGrath Michael, 66 y , Dec 18 1895, 21761 Kings)
1896: Solemn mass in memory at Visitation Church
1896 Probate: Bridget McGrath, petitioner, of 269 Van Brunt was a sister of Michael McGrath deceased.
Michael McGrath had no will, died a natural death, personal property value did not exceed $100,
no widow, children, children of children, father, mother, but two sisters,
Bridget McGrath and
Mary Donovan, also Michael
O'Brien, nephews and sons of Alice O'Brien, also Mary Breen and Katie Breen
nieces and children of Kate Breen, also John McGrath nephew son of Daniel
McGrath, also Daniel McGrath and Caroline McGrath
children of James McGrath. Bridget McGrath signed her name.
1896: Real Estate Van Brunt st s. e cor Tremont
rebuilt rear wall est cost $200,
269 Van Brunt "Mrs." B. M Mc Grath
1898: Death of Briget McGrath (McGrath Bridget 70 y Mar
23 1898 4709 Kings)
BRIDGET MCGRATH. Funeral from her late residence, 269 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, on Saturday, half-past,
nine A. M. Interment Holy Cross.
1899 Probate: Bridget McGrath died March 22, 1898. Petitioner,
Patrick McCabe - Persons entitled to a portion of the estate:
Mary Donovan Holbrook, New York sister,
Mary McQuillan Sayville, N. Y., niece, Catherine Adams, Sayville N.Y. niece, John O'Brien Ireland nephew,
Daniel O'Brien, of Teledo Ohio, nephew, John McGrath Albany nephew, William T McGuier of Brooklyn
legatee, Thomas S Drihigg (Dulrigg?Duhigg??), Sayville, legatee, Dora (?) McKay New york City legatee -
(Michael) John O'Brien named in the will, lived in Ireland, had never been
in the US and was the son of Alice O'Brien a deceased sister of Bridget O'Brien.
He had last been seen in Tipperary thirteen years previously. He could not be found.
Most of the papers deal with trying to find the heirs and legatees.
Surrogate Court announcements in the paper included: Mary Donovan, Mary McQuillan, Catherine Adams,
John McGrath, Daniel O'Brien, Michael John (AKA John) O'Brien. the others were not mentioned.
Contact was made with Daniel J. O'Brien of Toledo Ohio who stated that: he was the brother
(Michael) John O'Brien, known as John, the son of Alice O'Brien, the nephew of Bridget McGrath,
he and his brother were born in Tipperary Ireland he immigrated in 1884, he had not seen
or hear from his brother since 1884. When last seen John O'Brien was a dealer in stationary in
Tipperary. Patrick McCabe lived at 357 Van Brunt. The will was not included and there was not mention of
the value of the estate.
Bridget McGrath 21x70 1 story, 269 Van Brunt S. E. $2,000 value of property
To see an image of 269 Van Brunt go to Red Hook Streets