|Bob Staggs: Re: Grandpa McCosky|
|You will find other threads from descendants of John Patrick (sp) on this site. Ellen Dinzler, Ruth Mathis and I are all first cousins and great grandchildren of his. My mother, Mary Staggs, still lives in Granite City. She remembers driving by your grandfather's house near the mill and corresponded frequently with Julie (Nitz) and Mary (Trecka).
According to my Mom's notes, your great grandfather John married twice. His first wife, Lizabeth Fougler, died c. 1903 and had one child, Alice, born in Romania. John later married Suzu Fabian and had at least 5 children: Susie, John, Julie, Mary and Paul. Alice married Robert McCosky c 1920 and had 10 children: James, Daniel, Robert, Helen, Katie, Mary, Betty, Thomas, Dottye and Shirley. So my grandmother (Alice) is your grandfather's (John M.) half-sister.
According to my tree, our great grandfather John had a brother Andrew. I believe you are describing the brother Andrew that married Anna (Annie Uhrim in my notes) and had sons named Mick and John (I was not aware of Paul). Their father was John and mother was Eva Adame according to the death certificate. My mom thought John and Andrew's parents were Andrew and Julie Patrick but perhaps Julie was the first wife's name.
Let me know if this is accurate. With so many Johns, Pauls and Andrews, it's hard to get it right