Michael, Anna (Dixon) Barrett and Family Leam, Binghamstown to Minneapolis, Minnesota. SS Austrian

by ionaddeirbhile

Dick, Jan, Martin & Megan Barrett Dixon SS Austrian

Dick Scheurer, wife Jan, daughter Megan and husband Martin Moloney, travelled from Denver, Colorado, back to their family roots in Leam, Binghamstown on the Mullet Peninsula, County Mayo. Dick’s grandfather Michael was just 3 years old, when he boarded SS Austrian on the 25th May 1883 in Blacksod Bay, with his parents Michael and Anna and siblings Mary 10, John 8, Pat 7, Margaret 5, and Sarah aged 4 months.  Anna (Dixon) Barrett’s parents, Pat and Mary Dixon, and  her sister Sarah, were also leaving the Mullet Peninsula with the Barrett family. All were bound for Boston, with an onward destination stated as Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Many descendants of families boarding SS Austrian at Blacksod Bay, have now made contact with Ionad Deirbhile  Heritage Centre and “also each other”.

Thank you to the Scheurer Family for kindly sharing their photographs

Dick’s Grandfather Michael working as a young man of about 21, as a telegrapher at the Milwaukee Road Depot, the Minneapolis train station at the time

Dick’s Grandfather Michael working as a young man of about 21, as a telegrapher at the Milwaukee Road Depot, the Minneapolis train station at the time. Michael is in the foreground.

Michael Barrett and Anna Dixon Barrett and their family of 10 children, 6 of whom were born in Ireland. Michael, Dick’s Grandfather is in the back row on the left.

Michael Barrett and Anna Dixon Barrett and their family of 10 children, 6 of whom were born in Ireland. Michael, Dick’s Grandfather is in the back row on the left.

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