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George Patrick "Grandpa" Govers
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Birth: Aug., 1830
County Longford, Ireland
Death: Apr. 2, 1894
New Rochelle
Westchester County
New York, USA

George Patrick Govers, 64 years, formerly Chief of Police of New Rochelle and a Charter member of the Fire Department, died at his home, 17 Centre Avenue, New Rochelle, on Monday night. He leaves a Widow, 2 sons and 4 daughters.(New York Herald-April 4 1894)

George Patrick Govers
Parents; George P. Govers & Anastasia Burns.
Born; Aug 1830 Longford Co. Ireland
Baptism; 28 Sep 1830
Baptism Roman Catholic Church
Longford Co. Ireland

On Aug 1835, Family Departure; Liverpool, England, United Kingdom-- on the Ship name: "AMERICAN"

George Govers came to New York in 1835 and 1836 settled in New Rochelle NY with Parents; George Patrick Govers and Anastasia Burns and sibling.

1 Jun 1840 they are living in New Rochelle, Westchester Co. NY., Geo Govers 30-40, Anastasia 30-40 with their children; George 5-10, John 5-10. There's another couple with daughter 15-20 living with them. Man 30-40 wife 30-40

The family living on 3 Aug 1850 New Rochelle Westchester Co. NY., George Govers 44 Ire is a Painter and wife; Anastasia 46 Ire and children; George 19 Ire, John 16 Ire, Robert 13 NY, James 10 NY, Edward 7 NY, Mary A 5 NY and Joseph 2 NY.
George Govers Value of Real Estate $1,000.00 sons; George is a Painter and John is a Apprentice.

On May 1, 1853, Father O'Reilly united in marriage Miss Mary Willis and George P. Govers, eldest son of the Mr. and Mrs. George Govers who had figured so outstandingly throughout the early history of Catholic beginnings in the town. Mary Willis, daughter of James Willis and Caroline Fisher of New Rochelle, Westchester County. Caroline Fisher was the daughter of James Fisher and Sarah (Sally) Mildeberger of White Plains.

1859 Age: 29 New York State Business Dir., New Rochelle, Westchester Co. NY., George Govers & Son [Painters]

26 Sep 1860 PO: Pound Ridge, New Rochelle, NY., George Govers 30 is a Painter, wife Mary [Willis] 26 a Dress Maker and children; George Govers 6, Anna 4 and Elizabeth 3 years old. Boarders; Margaret Murphy 22 a Servant and William Reily 20 is a Painter.

On September 2, 1867 the Huguenot Hook and Ladder Company became the Huguenot Fire Company #1 with the Fire Departments first Engine, or Pump. Prior to this, the fire
department's only ability to extinguish fire was using buckets. That first engine was first used by the NYC Volunteer Fire Department and was obtained at the cost of a whopping $1,500.

The 2 Mar 1870 New Rochelle, NY., Geo P. Govers 38 a Painter and wife Mrs. Mary [Willis] 33 and children; George 16 a painter, Annie 13, Elizabeth 11, Mary 9 and Ella 7 years.

On 15 Jun 1880 New Rochelle, NY., Geo P. Govers 49 a Painter and wife Mary [Willis] 44 and children; George Jr. 26 is a Book Keeper, Mary 19, Ella 17 and Frank [Francis] 9, Anna A(Govers)Case 23 Widow, Cousins; Wm F & Mary Carpenter are living with the family.

1884-1885 City Dir. New Rochelle, NY., Church near Trinity; George P. Govers a Painter and George Govers Jr. Clerk in New York City.

1885-1886 City Dir. New Rochelle, NY., Church near Trinty, George P. Govers is a painter.

1891-1892 City Dir. New Rochelle, NY., Centre Ave near Main St. G. P. Govers [Painter and Supplies]

1892-1893 17 Centre Ave, New Rochelle, NY., G. P. Govers & Son, Painters

1892-1893 City Dir. New Rochelle, NY., 17 Centre Ave near Main St. G. P. Govers [G.P. Govers & Son] F. X. Govers and daughter Miss Elinore Govers.
Notice Of Death from the
New York Herald
April 4, 1894
Issue 21044 Page 1
Govers-At New Rochelle, Monday, April 2nd, George P., in the 64 years of his age.
Funeral Thursday, 10 A.M, from Church of the Blessed Sacrament

Between 1895-1901 U.S. City Directory, New Rochelle Valley, living on 17 Centre Ave. F. X. Govers "House & Signs Painter" and Mother Mrs. G. P. Govers is Widow.
George P. Govers & Mary Willis known Children;
1.Uncle George Patrick Govers Jr:1854-1916
2.Aunt Anna Agatha Govers Betts:1857-1941
3.Aunt Elizabeth Govers 1860
4.Aunt Mary G. Govers 1863
5.Aunt Eleanor Govers 1864
6.Father Francis Xavier Govers:1871-1943

Family links: 
  George Patrick Govers (1809 - 1885)
  Anastasia Byrne Govers (1804 - ____)
  Mary Willis Govers (1840 - 1895)
  George Patrick Govers (1854 - 1916)*
  Anna Agatha Govers Betts (1857 - 1941)*
  Elizabeth Govers (1860 - ____)*
  Mary Ann Govers Harvey (1863 - ____)*
  Eleanor Govers (1864 - ____)*
  Francis Xavier Govers (1871 - 1943)*
  George Patrick Govers (1830 - 1894)
  John C Govers (1833 - ____)*
  Robert Govers (1838 - ____)*
  James Govers (1840 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
New Rochelle
Westchester County
New York, USA
Created by: Ann Harmon Govers
Record added: Dec 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62428810
George Patrick Grandpa Govers
Added by: Ann Harmon Govers
George Patrick Grandpa Govers
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Retired Chief of Police, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York.
- George Patrick Govers
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
Charter Member of Fire Department
- George Patrick Govers
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
Grandpa George, your son Francis Xavier Govers is my Father!
- Francis Xavier Govers II
 Added: Apr. 17, 2011

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