1.1.8 Patrick O'Donnell


Patrick C. O’Donnell


Nov. 27, 1889 in Sandhill, Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland


Patrick O’Donnell and Bridget McLoughlin


·         12 brothers and sisters, see parents sheet for all names


·         Married to Jeannette Burkheiser Sept. 23, 1920.  Cuy. Cty. Vol. 0118 Page 0102


·         None


·         November 22nd, 1973 in Cleveland, Ohio

Birth and Baptism

·         Not listed as baptized in Newport Chapel, probably baptized in Tiernaur Chapel (no records available).

Immigration & Naturalization

·         Patrick immigrated from Queenstown (Cork), Ireland on the Campania arriving in New York on July 6, 1907.  He was single, 19 years old, and last place of residence was Tiernaur, Ireland.  He had $30 at the time.  Patrick is 5’9”, brown hair, blue eyes, and works as a shop assistant.  He is going to stay with his sister Mary O’Donnell of 1727 Clark Ave., Cleveland.

·         O'Donnell Patrick Cornelius
Address: 1340 W. 61st St., Cleveland, Ohio
421817 --Vol. 23, pg. 157 Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland OH
Born: *Great Britain Nov, 27, 1889
Date and Port: July 6, 1907 New York
Naturalized: Feb. 12, 1914
Witnesses: John J. Babington 1349 W. 61st St. Patrick J. Moran 5715 Detroit Ave

Census Records

·         In the 1901 Burrishoole census, Patrick is living with his parents and 9 siblings.  Patrick is 10 years old (b: ~ 1891) and attends school.

·         In the 1910 Cuyahoga County census, Patrick is a boarder at the house of Martin Stanton.

·         In the 1930 census for Cleveland, Ohio, O’Donnell and his wife Jeannette are living at 11436 Carolina Road in the house of Jeannette’s mother, Gertrude Burkheiser.  Patrick is 40 years old (b: ~ 1890), immigrated in 1910, is naturalized, and works as a fireman for the city fire department.  Jeannette is 39 years old, born in Ohio, and does not work.  They have been married for 10 years.  Her mother Gertrude is 67 years old, widowed, and owns the house.  She was born in Ohio while her late husband (William) was born in Germany.

Military Records

WWI served in the U.S. Marine Corp:

·         Name: Patrick Cornelius O'Donnell
Serial Number: No Serial Number
Race: W
Residence: Cleveland, O.
Enlistment Division: United States Marine Corps
Enlistment Location: Cleveland, O.
Enlistment Date: 25 Apr 1918
Birth Place: Mayo, Ireland
Birth Date / Age: 27 Nov 1889
Assigns Comment: Parris Island Summary Court 25 Apr 1918; Headquarters Overseas Depot Quantico Va 25 June 1918; Co B Overseas Depot 4 Aug 1918; Machine Gun Battalion 16 Sept 1918; Co A Machine Gun Battalion 5 Brigade 16 Sept 1918; Co C Machine Gun Battalion 5 Brigade 16 Oct 1918; France 10 Nov 1918; Hampton Roads Va 8 Aug 1919. American Expeditionary Forces 10 Nov 1918 to 30 July 1919. Discharge 13 Aug 1919. Character excellent File no 113249. Volume #: 22

City Directories


Church Records

·         Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Death Records

·         Buried November 26, 1973 in Calvary Cemetery


From The Plain Dealer Nov 25 1973:

·         O'Donnell. Patrick C. O'Donnell, retired member of Cleveland Fire Dept., beloved husband of Jeannette (nee Burkheiser), brother of Frank of County Mayo, Ireland and the late Mary, Eileen, Elizabeth, Jane and James, Nov. 22. Funeral Mass Monday, Nov. 26, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, at 9:30 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at The Brickman & Sons. Funeral Home, 21900 Euclid Ave., Sunday 2-4 And 7-9 P.M.


·         Cleveland Fire Dept., retired



·         Sandhill

·         1340 W. 61st St., Cleveland, Ohio (1914)

·         11436 Carolina Road , Cleveland, Ohio (1930)

Other Documentation


Stories and Notes

·         Witness for his naturalization, John Babington, is related on my father’s side.  He married Mary Stanton, a cousin of my great-grandmother Bridget Stanton Gill.  Patrick was a boarder at the house of Mary’s father Martin Stanton in the 1910 census.

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