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Hannah Walsh, Julia Walsh Algoe and Elizabeth Ann Walsh Fecht
Hannah's name in some records was Johanna.In an era when any kind of deformity or disability was viewed with superstition and shame, Aunt Hannah was viewed as undesirable for suiters. She lived out her adult life with her sister Elizabeth and is buried in Saint Brendan Cemetery in Mexico, Missouri. Julia Walsh Algoe was a half-sister to Hannah and Elizabeth. She was the child of her father Patrick Walsh's second marriage.
All three of these women were strong Roman Catholics, and shared an intense loyalty to their Irish heritage.