Patrick Nelan Sr.

(9 April 1907 - 2 June 2002)


Patrick Nelan Sr. was born in the town of Ballylanna; Causeway; county Kerry, Ireland on 9 April 1907.

His parents were Thomas & Mary (Horgan) Nelan. He had 3 sisters & 3 brothers, Catherine; Molly; Hannah; John; Phillip; and Michael.

He immigrated to America, and arrived in New York from Ireland via the ship "S.S Carinthia " on Sept. 6, 1926 at the age of 18

The trip took 9 days. There were no other family members listed on the Ship's manifest, thus, he appears to have traveled from Ireland alone.

The Immigration records indicates that he had $25 in his pocket when he arrived in the U.S. and that he had paid for his own ticket.

He received his Immigration Visa at Cobb, Ireland on Aug. 26, 1926.

His destination was 763 Amsterdam Av.; New York City. (His Uncle Philip's residence)

He married Catherine Shine on June 1, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ. They raised their family in Jersey City and retired to Spring Lake, NJ in 1960.

They had 6 chidren; 11 grand children; and 17 great grand children.

Patrick Nelan Sr. died in Spring Lake, NJ on 2 June 2002 at the age of 95

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"S.S Carinthia" ship manifest - Sept. 6, 1926 ** See line 25 **
US Immigration records - Sept. 6, 1926
Picture of ship "S.S Carinthia " -- Sunk by the Germans in 1940







S.S. Carinthia (Sunk by the Germans in 1940)