NameEllen “Nellie” Elizabeth Burke 120,121,17
Birth4 Apr 1873, Cincinnati, OH or St Louis MO118
Birth Memo1895 and 1920 census list MO
Census1895, Harrison, Iowa102 Age: 21
Census1920, Omaha, NE118 Age: 46
Death11 Oct 1960, Omaha, NE Age: 87
Residence1940, 2519 G St, Omaha, NE122,123 Age: 66
BurialSt Mary's Cemetary, Omaha NE
Census1900, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska117 Age: 26
Residence2519 G St-Omaha, NE 68107
ReligionRoman Catholic, attended Mass nearly daily
FatherPatrick J. Burke (1833-1907)
MotherBridget Burns (1846-1907)
Birth29 Jan 1860, Illinois111,113,114
Birth Memofolklore says Brooklyn, IA, 1870 & 1880 & 1930 census says born in Illinois
Census1870, Madison, Poweshiek, Iowa115 Age: 9
Census Memonot far from Brooklyn IA
Census1885, Boyer, Crawford, Iowa116 Age: 24
Census1895, Harrison, Iowa102 Age: 34
Census MemoDaniel listed on image but not in computer text
Census1900, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska117 Age: 39
Residencebef 1910, 2519 G St, Omaha, NE Age: 49
Reside MemoAndrew says he was born at G street house
Census1920, Omaha, NE118 Age: 59
Census1930, Omaha, NE112 Age: 69
Death31 Oct 1934, Omaha, NE106,119 Age: 74
BurialSt Mary's Cemetary, Omaha NE119
OccupationBuilder, Founder/Owner of construction firm of Farrell, Ruther and Farrell
ReligionRoman Catholic, said to have had strong faith
FatherDaniel Joseph Farrell (1825-1901)
MotherAnn Ward (1832-1905)
Marriage6 Feb 1894, Harrison County, Iowa120
ChildrenHellen Veronica (1895-1970)
 Mercedes Ann (1897-1943)
 Kathryn Marie (Died as Child) (1899-1902)
 Daniel Joseph (1900-1981)
 baby girl (1903-1903)
 Mary Jane (1907-1952)
 Andrew Harry (1910-1993)
 Ruth Claire (Died as Child) (1915-1930)
Notes for Ellen “Nellie” Elizabeth Burke
Regarding our grandmother (paternal) her name was either Nell (Nellie) Eliz(s)abeth Burke or first name of Ellen (for which Nellie might be a legitimate nickname). Have no proof of either version. Had no notion of the Ellen name until after 1960. She was always Granda Nellie to us. But my mom said that when we visited in 1960, essentially on her deathbed, Nellie said that she disliked that name and prefered to be called by her "real name". Which I thought was Elizabeth but may have been Ellen. What I do remember is that Grandma smiled a ton when my mom called her by the preferred name, and said "no one has called me that in many years." — subsequent research shows name on marriage certificate to be Ellen E Burke121
Research notes for Ellen “Nellie” Elizabeth Burke
US Census of 1900 lists Ellen/Nellie’s birthplace as Montana. Its pretty clearly written as Montana, not just a typo for Missouri. No other source points there, altho many say Cincinatti Ohio and a few talk about St Louis. — Pat Farrell, 20 jan 2016
Notes for Ellen “Nellie” Elizabeth Burke
Raised Bob Dahlquist after his mother (Merceses Ann) died. Often took Bob to horse race track, where she and her friends would combine quarters and bet on races. She would leave when she'd lost $2.
Research notes for Ellen “Nellie” Elizabeth Burke
Many of the US Census records show Nellie’s birthplace as Missouri
Notes for Daniel Joseph (Spouse 1)
Firm built St Bridget’s Catholic School at 25th & F street, Omaha about 1913
Research notes for Daniel Joseph (Spouse 1)
Most of the available US Census records record his birth state as Illinois

This raises questions of the accuracy of the Brookly, Iowa claim, which is solely from family folklore
Last Modified 25 Jan 2016Created 20 Dec 2017 using Reunion for Macintosh