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 George Patrick Govers, Sr

George Patrick Govers, Sr

Longford, County Longford, Ireland
Death 15 Oct 1885 (aged 76)
New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 62429387 · View Source
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The New York Herald Newspaper on October 17, 1885 Issue 290 Page 9. Death of Govers; At New Rochelle, on Thursday, October 15, George Govers, in his 76 year. Requiescat in Pace. Funeral Services on Saturday, October 17, at ten 'clock A.M., at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, New Rochelle, New York.

George Patrick Govers Sr., was married 2 times
1st Marriage; George Govers married 1829 Anastasia Byrne in Longford Co Ireland.

New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850
Name George Gover
Arrival Date Sep 14, 1835
Age 25
Gender M
Port of Arrival New York
Port of Departure Liverpool
Place of Origin Ireland
Occupation Painter
Destination United States of America
Ship Ship American
Microfilm Serial Number M237
Microfilm Roll Number 28
List Number 685

Leaving Liverpool, England, United Kingdom Aug 1835, George & Anastasia Govers and 2 sons got on the boat "American" to come to United States of America.
On 14 Sep 1835 they arrived at Port of New York, George Govers 25 born in Ireland, occupation a Painter, wife Anastasia 25 and a male child, 3 years and 6 months old.

In 1836 New Rochelle, New York Blessed Sacrament;
The first Mass was said in the home of George Govers in 1836 by Rev. ...

Residence on 1 Jun 1840 census, 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.

On 3 Aug 1850 census, living in 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, Joseph 2 NY. George Govers Value of Real Estate $1,000.00 sons; George is a Painter and John is a Apprentice.

Death of Anastasia Byrne Govers ??, as George Govers remarried Ann Carney on 29 Nov 1855.

2nd Marriage; George Govers 45, a Painter, born abt 1810 in Ireland, his father; George Govers, married 29 Nov 1855 to Ann Carney 30, born in Ireland, her 1st marriage, her father; Francis Carney. Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915.

In the 1859 New York State Business Directory New Rochelle, Westchester Co. NY., George Govers & Son [Painters]

On 19 Sep 1860 census, PO Pound Ridge, New Rochelle Westchester NY., George Govers 50 Painter, wife Ann 30 and children; James 17 Clerk Edward 16 Mary A 15 Joseph 12 Teresa 8 George Govers Value of Real Estate is $3,000.00 and Personal Estate is $1,000.00.

Residence on 12 Oct 1870 census in New Rochelle, Westchester Co NY., George Govers 61 Painter and wife Mrs Ann 40, children; James 30 Clerk, Edward 26 Painter, Joseph 23 Painter, Theresa 18 at home, Richard Burnett 40y Ire Plumber. George Govers Value of Real Estate is $7,000.00.

In Jun 18 1880 census, New Rochelle, Westchester Co NY., George Govers Sr., 70 a Painter and wife Ann 54 children; Edward 36 Soda Water Manuf, Joseph 35 Soda Water-Bottles; George Patrick Govers Sr., has been unemployed for 6 months.

In his will..children; John, Robert, George, Edward, Joseph, Mary, Terease the sum of One dollar to have and to hold the same forever.

In 1884-1885 U.S. City Directories NY., New Rochelle, Westchester Co. NY., Church near Main St. George Govers Sr; Real Estate. Main corner of Franklin Ave; Edward Govers; Bottler, Joseph Govers; Clerk.

In 1885-1886 City Directory; New Rochelle, Westchester Co. NY., Church near Main St. George Govers Sr., Main corner of Franklin Ave; Edward Govers; Carbonated Waters, Joseph Govers Soda Water Mfr.

On Oct 15 1885, death of George Patrick Govers in his 76th year, New Rochelle, Westchester Co NY.

New Rochelle.---The contest over the will of George Govers, Sr., was before Surrogate O.F. Coffin at White Plains yesterday, in a suit to break the probate of the will, made in 1881, by which he left his estate, valued at $50,000. to his second wife, Anna, cutting off the claims of his 7 children by his first wife. Mr. Govers died in 1885 and the second wife died about a year afterward, and while the contest of the will of Mr. Govers was going on the second wife maded a will, bequeathing all the property to her sister, Mrs. Bridget Carney, of Boston, who has brought a suit against Edward Govers, a son of Mr. Govers, sr. by the first wife, to obtain possession of the property.

George and Anastasia Govers
8 Children;
*1.Grandpa George Patrick Govers: 1830-1894
2.John C Govers: 1833-1900
3.Robert Govers: 1838-1910
4.James Govers: 1840-1872
5.Edward Govers: 1842-1919
6.Mary Ann Govers: 1846
7.Joseph Govers: 1847-1930
8.Teresa Govers Glass: 1852-1930

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  • Created by: Ann Harmon Govers
  • Added: 2 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62429387
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Patrick Govers, Sr (10 Oct 1809–15 Oct 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62429387, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Ann Harmon Govers (contributor 47390317) .