|Martin Langan||Ellen Moughan (Mohan)|
| November 9, 1872 Mochara, Co. Mayo, Ireland|
January 5, 1915, New York City
| March 25, 1874, Ballinrobe, Ireland|
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Martin Langan information from Ken Carty|
Some information in this section came from Langan descendant, Ken Carty, who first contacted me by email in the spring of 2004. Ken is the descendant of Martin Langan and his wife, Ellen Moughan, though their daughter, Martha. The information that he supplied is entered in blue.
Martin Langan (1872-1915), A Brief Biographical Sketch
Martin Langan, the son of Mathias Langan and Penelope Byrne, was born November 9, 1872 in the village of Mochara in the parish of Shrule in County Mayo, Ireland.
He immigrated to New York City circa 1890/91, where he married Ellen Moughan in 1897. They had two children, Martha and Helen, both born in New York City. Ellen Moughan Langan and her two children went back to Ireland before 1911. They returned to the States in 1920. Martin Langan died in New York City in 1915.
The exact date of Martin's immigration is not known.
For general information on the Langan immigration to New York City, go to The Langans in New York City now or at the bottom of the page.
I did not find a naturalization record for Martin Langan.
He was not naturalized in the US Supreme Court in NYC.
Not all immigrants were naturalized. Estimates are that between 1890 and 1930 only about 25% of the immigrant population were naturalized.
New York City Directory Listings
I did not find any listings for Martin Langan in the NYC directories between 1890 and 1896.
Martin Langan, age 23, place of birth, County Mayo, Ireland, son of Matthew Langan and Philomena (sic) Byrnes, address 445 E. 19th Street
Ellen Moughan, age 22, place of birth, County Mayo, Ireland, daughter of Mary Hallorans and Patrick Moughan, address, 445 E. 19th Street
December 7, 1897
Witnesses, Joseph Walsh and Maggie Walsh, clergyman, Thomas P. Phelan at 239 E. 21st Street.
The marriages between the Walsh, Langan, and Mohan siblings was a little complicated.
Ellen Moughan was married to Martin Langan. Her brother, Pat, was married to Fanny Walsh, the sister of Joseph Walsh. Joseph Walsh was married to Martin Langan's sister, Maggie Langan.
Pat "Mohan" was the brother of
Ellen "Moughan" married Martin Langan
Martin Langan was the brother of Maggie Langan
Maggie Langan married Joseph Walsh
Joseph Walsh was the brother of Fanny Walsh
Fanny Walsh married Pat "Mohan"
Martin Langan and Ellen Moughan had:
Martin and his family were listed at 246 E. (?) 6th Street in the 1900 US census as follows:
I did not find a listing for Martin Langan or Ellen Langan in the 1910 census.
Return of Ellen Moughan Langan to Ireland
Notes from Agnes Walsh Lahiff (the daughter of Joseph Walsh and Maggie Langan)
"Martin Langan married Ellen (Muddy) Mohan- went to Ireland, 2 children, Ellen-Ireland, Martha- Mat Flannery, Fred"1901 Census, Ballinrobe, Ireland
1911 Census, Ballinrobe, Ireland
Ellen Moughan Langan and her daughters were listed in the 1911 Irish Census on Glebe Street in the town of Ballinrobe as follows:
Ellen's, grandson, Ken Carty says:
My mother, Aunt Helen and grandmother Ellen (Muddy) went back to Ballinrobe in 1904. They stayed until 1920 and returned to the states leaving from Liverpool on the Carmania, arriving October 17, 1920.Information from the 1920 Manifest
On her return to the US in 1920 Ellen Langan indicated that she had first arrived in the US in 1891 and left in 1900.
Langan, Ellen age 38, domestic, from Ballinrobe, Ireland, Martha age 18, ch-mst assnt, born 3-5-1898 NYC Helen age 16 born 8-23-1900 NYC, all US Citizens, from Father in law M Langan high street, Ballinrobe, to New York City to sister Mrs. Pat Brown, 207 E 37th St NYC.
Death of Martin Langan
Martin Langan died on January 5, 1915 at Metropolitan Hospital. He was listed as, single , aged 40, occupation, waiter, born in Ireland, resident of New York City for 24 years, son of Matthew Langan and Napper Burns, cause of death; pulmonary tuberculosis. Martin was admitted to Metropolitan Hospital on August 31, 1914. His former residence was listed as 1485 2nd Ave., New York. Martin was buried in Calvary Cemetery on January 8, 1915 in the same grave as his mother Penelope, his brother, James, James' wife, Anastacia and several of his nieces and nephew.
Return Ellen Moughan Langan and her Daughters to the US in 1920
Ellen Moughan Langan was listed with her daughters, Martha and Helen on the ship manifest for the Carmania arriving at Ellis Island, New York on October 17, 1920 as follows;
Other information for Martha and Helen is the same as that for their mother.
Mathias Langan, Ellen's father in law, died November 28, 1920 in Ballinrobe. See Mathias Langan
Death of Ellen Moughan Langan
Ken Carty says:
Muddy died in 1962Ellen Langan - Age: 79 - Birth Date: abt 1883 - Death Date: 30 Jun 1962 - Death Place: Queens, New York, New York, USA - Certificate Number: 8080
|Helen Langan, from a photo in A Century of Memories an undated magazine
about Ballinrobe, xeroxed at the Castlebar Library in 2004.
See Old Photos of Ballinrobe for the total picture.|
The Moughans in the Records in Ballinrobe|
The 1901 Census
Ellen's parents, Pat and Mary Moughan, were listed in the 1901 census on Glebe Street in Ballinrobe as follows:
The Griffith Tax Records for No. 44 Glebe Street Town of Ballinrobe
The Griffith Tax records indicate that Patrick Moughan was the head of household at no. 44 Glebe Street in the ledger that covers the mid to late 1890s to to about 1903.
The Griffith Tax records indicate that Patrick Moughan was the head of household at no. 44 Glebe Street town of Ballinrobe in the ledger that covers the years 1900ish to 1915ish. Patrick Moughan was crossed out and Mary Moughan was entered. There are two dates in the observation column, 1911 and 1915. I do not know why there are two dates and only one change of name. However, it would suggest that Patrick Moughan died in either 1911 or 1915.
The Griffith tax ledger that covers the 1920s and 1930s shows two changes at no. 44 Glebe Street:
Pat Moughan and Mary Hollerans, Marriage, Children and Death
1901 Irish census
Glebe street, Ballinrobe,
Moghan Patrick 60 Male Head of Family R Catholic, carrier, cannot read or write,
1911 Irish census
Not found in Ballinrobe under Mohan, Moghan, Moughan
Death of Pat Moughan, senior
The change of head of house hold in the Griffith Tax ledger suggests a death in either 1911 or 1915.
Death of Mary Holleran Moughan
The Griffith Tax ledger that covers the 1920s and 1930s suggests that Mary Holleran Moughan died in 1927 and that Ellen Langan continued to have some control over the property in Ballinrobe in 1929.
Note: Langan descendant, Ken Carty, says that Elllen and her children returned permanently to the United States in 1920.
A Town Girl's Shoes
In her reminiscences of life in Ireland Martha Langan Carty told her sons, Ken and Bob, about what nice shoes she had. They both found it very funny that she should brag about her shoes. However, shoes were probably a status symbol as many pictures of women and children in western Ireland show them shoeless, see People.
Social Security Claim
Ellen Mohan Langan [Ellen Mohan Mohan] SSN: 076123907 Gender: Female Race: White Birth Date: 25 Mar 1876 Birth Place: Republic of Ireland Father: Patrick Mohan Mother: Mary Halloran Type of Claim: Original SSN. Notes: Mar 1939: Name listed as ELLEN MOHAN LANGAN
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