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Patrick Barrett & Mary Gardiner Barrett Genealogy


1898 Land Ownership, Franklin Co MOPatrick Barrett

Born: 1828?, County Mayo, Ireland
Emigrated from Ireland on board the steamship Mertoun; landed in the port of New Orleans, 10 May 1847, with his parents Martin and Nelly and 5 siblings: Thomas, Martin, Catherine, John, and Sally.
Died: June 1905, Catawissa MO.

Mary Gardiner Barrett

Born: 1820? Ireland
Emigrated from Ireland to the port of New Orleans with her brother. He died there of yellow fever and she migrated to St. Louis some time prior to 1849.**
Died: 1906 [2]

See Ellen Gibbons entry to get a little of her personality.

1849 Marriage: Oct 21, 1849, St. Louis MO

1850 Census: Living in 4th Ward, St Louis, with Owens family. No employment listed for Pat.

1860 Census: not found

1870, 1880 Census: living as farmers in Catawissa (Calvey Township, Franklin County) MO

1900 Census: Pat & Mary living in Catawissa with daughter Katie, her husband Wm. Timlin (farmer) and their 6 children. Nearby is son John Barrett (farmer), his wife Catherine, and their 6 kids.


Only included down to Pat and Mary's grandchildren (where available), with a few exceptions.

All though a contemporary history** tells us that Mary had 10 children, only 7 are accounted for. We assume the other 3 died in infancy. While the tough Irish immigrant parents lived till they were around 80, their children did not fare as well. Their oldest, John, lived till he was 70. The two youngest — Jane and Martin — died in their teens. The rest — Frank, Bridget, Catherine, and Mary — all died in their forties after marrying and having families.

John Barrett

Born 1850 St. Louis MO. (See also here.)
Died: 1920

Marriage: 1877, Catherine Brennan (daughter of Thomas and Ann McAllaster)**

1850 Census: Living in 4th Ward, St Louis, with Owens family.

1860 Census: not found

1870, 1880, 1900 Census: Catawissa (Calvey Township, Franklin County) MO

1910, 1920 Census: 4041 Connecticut St, St Louis MO. 1930 widow still living here, with oldest 3 girls


Mary Ann (Mayme), b. 1878

Jane, b. 1880

Catherine, b. 1882


(b. 1884; d. 1957; m. Anna [b. abt 1888]

1918 Draft Registration Card: Living at 4432 St. Louis Ave, St. Louis MO. Grocer operating his own business at 3105 Newstead, St. Louis MO. At that time he was married to Anna. Medium height, medium build, glue eyes, brown hair, and hard of hearing
Children: Loretta (b. 1914), Martin T (b. 1918), George B (b. 1924)

"Loretta Barrett was the same age as Mary, my sister, and I think they were buddies for a while and my mother evidently visited them or they visited us." [5]

Margaret, b. 1886

Thomas, b. 1891

Francis Barrett (my great-grandfather)

Born 1852 St. Louis

Married Ellen Gibbons abt 1881

Died 3 April 1899 in St Louis (also recorded as 2 Apr 1899), about age 47. Living at 2217 Chippewa.


Thomas Patrick

(b. 24 Dec 1882, Catawissa MO; m. Catherine Flanagan; d. 1 Oct 1926, St. Louis MO)

... Mary Barrett Hohmann (m. Lester; children: George Hohmann, Barbara Hohmann Holland, Tom Hohmann, Jim Hohmann)

... Bob Barrett

... Bill Barrett (m. Lill Demme; children: Robert Barrett, Catherine Goergens, Carmen Barrett)

... Kathleen Barrett Price (m. Walter Price; children: Susan Price, Thomas Price, Ellen Price Stretch, Kathleen Price McDermott)


(b. 8 Feb 1884, Catawissa MO; m. Molly Curran; d. 1 Jun 1950, St Louis MO)

... Frank Barrett b. Jan 11, 1917; d. about 1945 in Germany, during WW II. Married to Marie Barrett.

... Florence (Florrie) Barrett b. Aug 5, 1919; d. Dec 16, 1944 of leukemia in Guadalcanal, during WW  II.

... Ella Rose Barrett b. Feb 12, 1921; d. 2005

... Jack Barrett b. Jan 5, 1924; d. 1929

... Delaney Barrett b. Aug 24, 1927; d. Aug 15, 1995 in Akron OH

1940 City Directory: Operated confectionery at 5310 St. Louis Ave and lived at 2519 Semple Avenue

Mary Ellen "Mamie"

(b. abt 1885; m. William "Mickey" Coleman; d. 19 Nov 1954, St Louis MO)

Catherine "Katie"

(b. 4 Aug 1896; m. Charles "Chas" Dyer; d. 27 Aug 1982)

Bridget Barrett Geatley

Born 2 Feb 1857, Catawissa MO

Married John Greatley (b. abt 1844 in New Orleans, son of Luke Geatley and Margaret Quigley — both born in Ireland )

1880 Census: living in Meramec Township, Jefferson County MO. John is a farmer, Bridget "keeps house." Had 3 "servants" — 2 farmhands and a housekeeper.

1900 Census: same as above

Died 21 June 1905, about age 48.


Mary Theresa (Mamie)

[Listed as "Eliza May" in 1900 Census] Geatley (b. 1878; d. 1967; m James J Dailey, who married Virginia after Mayme's death)

Margaret Geatley

(b. abt 1880; m George Breen)

Luke Geatley

(b. 1881; 1910 Census, living with the McLaughlins; m to Rose Fitzgerald)

Anna (Sr Beatrice) Geatley

(Sister of St Joseph; b. 1883)

Martin Geatley

(b. 1885; 1920 living with the Bernard Sheve family)

Kathryn/Catherine (Sr Hortensia) Geatley

(Sister of St Joseph; b. 1886)

John Geatley

(b. 1893; m Edna Kendrick)

Frank Geatley

(b. 1894; m Annabelle Forthman)

Ambrose Geatley

(b. 1898; m Cecil Young)

Mary Barrett McLaughlin

Born 1859 [3], Catawissa MO

Married Michel (Michael?) McLaughlin (b. about 1856, in Ireland) [3]

1910 Census. Michael and son Thomas J lived at 4122 Grand Av and both worked as "salesmen" in a grocery store. Living with them was Michael's nephew Luke Geatley (see above). They also had a 41-year-old German servant woman living with them.

Died before 1910 Census, in her forties.


Thomas J McLaughlin

(b. 16 Nov 1884; m. Julia Agnes Kelly; m#2. Mary O'Neill)

"Thomas McLaughlin had a grocery store on Easton Ave, They had money and a home in Lake Forest.  However, he was caught selling oleo for butter and did a stint in prison because of it. But came out looking like a rose. He and his wife, Agnes used to play bridge with Mom and Ewald. However, Agnes went to her grave worried about finding her missing son, Thomas.  Never found." [5]


...Barrett T McLaughlin (b. Nov 1912; m. Nancy Henderson; enlisted 24 Feb 1944; d. 22 Nov 1944 in Germany) Private First Class, 175th Infantry 29th Division. Purple Heart Medal. Buried in the Netherlands.

...Gloria McLaughlin (b. 23 March 1921; m. Ed Behrens, 2 daughters; d. 19 Jun 1993)

...Thomas McLaughlin

(b. 14 Mar 1926; MIA Germany, declared dead 1949)

Catherine "Katie" Barrett Timlin

Born 1860 Catawissa MO

Married William Timlin (b 1859, County Mayo Ireland, son of Stephen Timlin and Kate Cronin; d 6 Nov 1942)

1900 census: The Timlins were living with Katie's parents Patrick and Mary on the farm.

Died 1906 in Catawissa MO, about age 46.


Mary Jane "Mamie" Timlin

(b. 1886; m Dennis Pedrotti; d 13 Dec 1947)

1930 census: Dennis living at 8024 North Av, St Louis MO. with the 4 children. Mamie was apparently deceased by this time.

...Mary Catherine Pedrotti b. about 1918
...Francis Pedrotti b 1919; d 1941 Pearl Harbor
...Rita Pedrotti b 1924; d 1998
...Margaret Pedrotti b. abt 1923

Catherine "Kate" Timlin

(b 17 Nov 1888; m Richard Pedrotti 3 May 1919 - he was a widower with 4-6 children; d 26 July 1942)

...Ellen "Ella" Agnes Timlin (b Apr 1890; d 13 Oct 1964)

...Martin Timlin (b 6 Nov 1891; d 21 May 1954)

...William Francis Timlin (b 6 Nov 1893; d 1 Spt 1961)

...Patrick A Timlin (b Dec 1894; m Ruth Smith b 1898; d 31 July 1998)

...Elizabeth "Betty" J Timlin (m James V Glaser)

...Margaret C Timlin (b 15 Sept 1901; m Herman Scheve, 19 Jan 1924; d 8 Feb 1993) [2]

... ...Rita Scheve (m Vincent Campana)
... ...Mary Scheve (m William Probst)
... ...Herman Scheve (m Monica Rottler)
... ...William Francis "Frank" Scheve (m Mary "Detta" Poliak)
... ...Patricia Scheve (m Bruce Gardiner)
... ...Marcella "Marcie" Scheve (m Norvell Benoist)
... ...James Aloysius "Al" Scheve (m June Hanselman)


Jane Barrett

Born 15 July 1862, Catawissa MO. Died 1 Apr 1876, Catawissa MO (Rock Church Lot 46), abt age 14.

Martin Barrett

Born 10 Jun 1864, Catawissa MO. Died 13 Nov 1882, Catawissa MO (Roch Church Lot 46), abt age 18.

9.3.06 (rev. 9.6.06)


Map: farmland owned by the Barrett family in 1898 in Calvey township, near Catawissa, MO. From Franklin County plat book.


**Source: The History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and Gasconade Counties (Goodspeed)

[2] Linda Grobelny

[3] 1910 Census

[4] 1870 Census

[5] Kathleen Price