Pennsylvania McNelis Records

The following are various Pennsylvania records pertaining to McNelis families. They may not be complete, but they might provide some clues regarding your McNelis families. Most have been provided by Bob Greer.

Summary of 1880 Pennsylvania census for surnames "McNelis" and "McNellis"

The following table is courtesy of Joe McNellis (mcnelli@snet.net ) whose family is Bernard McNellis of Girardville. The census was performed during the month of June, 1880. Since not all people were literate in 1880, the spelling of McNellis with 1 or 2 "L's" sometimes represented the census taker's opinion as to how a sounding should be spelled. Other variations (McNealus) also occur. Also ages should be considered as estimates. The information is only as accurate as the knowledge of the person answering the questions and adults have been known to understate their ages. This list may miss a few families. Where other information is known about the family reference to the main McNelis page occur.

Surname 1st Name Sex-Age Relation Occupation self.born Fthr.born Mthr.born
Roll # 1103, Enumeration District # 172, pg 28, line 31, Blair County, Logan Township, PA
McNellis Anthony M-48 head Farmer Ireland Ireland Ireland
Catherine F-46 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
James M-23 son farm laborer PA Ireland Ireland
John M-21 son farm laborer PA Ireland Ireland
William M-17 son farm laborer PA Ireland Ireland
Mary F-15 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Annie F-13 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Bernard M-11 son PA Ireland Ireland
Francis M-9 son PA Ireland Ireland
Joseph M-7 son PA Ireland Ireland
Peter M-5 son PA Ireland Ireland
Catherine F-2 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
This family is the first under McNelis families from Ardara. For more information write Jim McNelis at jmcnelis@aol.com

Roll # 1102, Enumeration District # 152, pg 4, line 48, Blair County, First Avara Altoona, PA

McNellis Dennis M-36 head Motion Peddler Ireland Ireland Ireland
Mary F-22 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Celia M. F-10 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Charles M-8 son PA Ireland Ireland
Dennis M-5 son PA Ireland Ireland
This family is the first under McNelis families from Ardara. For more information write Jim McNelis at jmcnelis@aol.com

Roll # 1107, Enumeration District # 115, page 5, line 31, Carbon County, Summit Hill Township, PA

McNelis Patrick M-55 head coal miner Ireland Ireland Ireland
Susan F-45 wife Ireland Ireland Ireland
James M-25 son works in coal mines PA Ireland Ireland
Annie F-21 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Patrick M-17 son picks slate PA Ireland Ireland
Edward M-15 son slate picker PA Ireland Ireland
Susan F-12 daughter school PA Ireland Ireland
John M-10 son school PA Ireland Ireland
Mary Ellen F-5 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
This family is number 7 under McNelis families from Ardara. For more information write Phylis Heller at hellers@erols.com
Roll # 1107, Enumeration District # 114, page 13, line 47, Carbon County, Lansford Borough, PA
McNelis Patrick M-38 head Minor Ireland Ireland Ireland
Maggie F-30 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Eddie M-8 son school PA Ireland Ireland
Mary F-4 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Mary F-4 grand-daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1108, Enumeration District # 115, page 49, line 19, Carbon County, Jamestown, PA
McNelis Mary F-35 head housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Mary Ann F-9 daughter school PA Ireland Ireland
Edward M-8 son PA Ireland Ireland
Ellen F-6 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Kato F-5 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1146, Enumeration District # 180, page 37, line 8, Lehigh County, Allentown, PA
McNelis John M-31 head works in Rolling Mill Ireland Ireland Ireland
Margaret F-30 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Rosanne F-10 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Mary E. F-8 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Margaret F-5 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Hannah F-4 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Florance F-11mo. daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1146, Enumeration District # 180, page 9, line 21, Lehigh County, Allentown PA
McNellis Mary Ann F-35 head housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Edward M-14 son works in Rolling Mill Scotland Ireland Ireland
Michael M-8 son NY Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1149, Enumeration District # 104, page 48, line 33, Luzerne County, Foster Township, PA
McNelis Henry M-60 head works on breaker Ireland Ireland Ireland
Grace F-55 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Thomas M-24 son works in mines Ireland Ireland Ireland
Henry M-22 son Ireland Ireland Ireland
Pat M-19 son works in mines Ireland Ireland Ireland
Francis M-15 son works in mines Ireland Ireland Ireland
Grace F-12 daughter school Ireland Ireland Ireland
Barney M-8 son school Ireland Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1149, Enumeration District # 104, page 74, line 1, Luzerne County, Foster Township, PA
McNelis Hugh M-27 head Enginer PA Ireland Ireland
Bridget F-24 wife Ireland Ireland Ireland
John M-7 son PA PA Ireland
James M-5 son PA PA Ireland
John M-40 boarder PA Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1149, Enumeration District # 104, page 67, line 48, Luzerne County, Freeland Borough, PA
McNelis Neal M-60 head Laborer Ireland Ireland Ireland
Margret F-47 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
James M-10 son school PA Ireland Ireland
Roger M-8 son school PA Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1149, Enumeration District # 109, page 21, line 45, Luzerne County, Hanover Township, PA
McNelis James M-37 head Miner Ireland Ireland Ireland
Mary F-46 wife housekeeper PA Ireland Ireland
Mary F-13 daughter school PA Ireland Ireland
William M-11 son slate picker PA Ireland Ireland
Maggie F-9 daughter school PA Ireland Ireland
Anne F-5 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1151, Enumeration District # 149, page 14, line 22, Luzerne County, Plymouth, PA
McNellis Barney M-49 head works in coal mines Ireland Ireland Ireland
Anne F-45 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Mary F-12 daughter school Ireland Ireland Ireland
James M-8 son works at coal mines Ireland Ireland Ireland
Patrick M-7 son school Ireland Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1151, Enumeration District # 155, page 22, line 20, Luzerne County, Drifton Village, PA
McNelis Domnic M-50 head Ireland Ireland Ireland
Mary F-47 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Andrew M-16 son engineer PA Ireland Ireland
William M-14 son PA Ireland Ireland
Mary F-9 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
This family is discussed as number 1 under McNelis Families in Pennsylvania. It is the family of Paul McNelis (mcnelisp@gunet.georgetown.edu)
Roll # 1151, Enumeration District # 155, page 27, line 46, Luzerne County, Drifton Village, PA
McNelis Edward M-34 head Miner Ireland Ireland Ireland
Sarah F-28 wife housekeeper Scotland Ireland Ireland
Mary F-3 daughter PA Ireland Scotland
Neil M-30 brother Ireland Ireland Ireland
Maggie F-18 sister Ireland Ireland Ireland
John M-16 brother Ireland Ireland Ireland
Roll #1151, Enumeration District #146, page 24, line 34, Luzerne County, Plymouth Township, PA
McNelis John M-34 head Miner Ireland Ireland Ireland
Margaret F-29 wife housekeeper PA Ireland Ireland
John M-8 son PA Ireland PA
Dominic M-7 son PA Ireland PA
Bernard M-6 son PA Ireland PA
James M-5 son PA Ireland PA
Peter M-1 son PA Ireland PA
Catherine F-1mo. daughter PA Ireland PA
Roll # 1151, Enumeration District # 149, page 14, line 15, Luzerne County, Plymouth, PA
McNellis William M-35 head coal mines Ireland Ireland Ireland
Bridget F-25 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Nellie F-5 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Alice F-3 daughter PA Ireland Ireland
Roll #1151, Enumeration District # 155, page 9, line 47, Luzerne County, Village of Jeddo, PA
McNelis Pat M-41 head Fireman Ireland Ireland Ireland
Mary F-30 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Frank M-9 son school PA Ireland Ireland
Ellen F-5 daughter school PA Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1180, Enumeration District # 427, page 15, line 1, Philadelphia, PA
McNelis David M-40 head shoemaker Ireland Ireland Ireland
Agnes F-40 wife housekeeper Scotland Ireland Scotland
James M-21 son works in cotton mill PA Ireland Scotland
Agnes F-18 daughter works in woolen mill PA Ireland Ireland
David M-16 son works in woolen mill PA Ireland Scotland
John M-14 son works in woolen mill PA Ireland Scotland
Charles M-11 son school PA Ireland Ireland
Mary F-9 daughter school PA Ireland Ireland
Roll # 1191, Enumeration District # 181, page 24, line 9, Schuylkill County, Girardville, PA
McNelis Bernard M-35 head coal miner Ireland Ireland Ireland
Margaret F-30 wife PA Ireland Ireland
Kate F-4 daughter PA Ireland PA
Mary F-3 daughter PA Ireland PA
Loretta F-1 daughter PA Ireland PA
McLaughlin,Catherine F-69 mother-in-law, childs nurse Ireland Ireland Ireland
This family is number 4 under McNelis Families in Pennsylvania. For more information write Joe McNellis at mcnelli@snet.net
Roll # 1191, Enumeration District # 191, page 5, line 15, Schuylkill County, Rline Township, PA
McNelis James M-27 head brakeman Scotland Ireland Ireland
Annie F-26 wife housekeeper PA Ireland Ireland
James M-2 son PA Scotland PA
Mary F-3mo daughter PA Scotland PA
Roll # 1192, Enumeration District # 199, page 10, line 28, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah, PA
McNellis James M-39 head Laborer Ireland Ireland Ireland
Mary F-36 wife housekeeper Ireland Ireland Ireland
Ellen F-15 daughter dress maker Ireland Ireland Ireland
Daniel M-13 son slate picker PA Ireland Ireland
Francis M-11 son slate picker PA Ireland Ireland
Susan F-8 daughter school PA Ireland Ireland
This family married into my McNelis family, listed first under McNelis Families From Kilcar. I only know about Ellen, but if you know more write Jim Dunn at jwd6@psu.edu

If you find other McNelis families in the Census and send me the information, I will include them here. Write to Jim Dunn at jwd6@psu.edu

1920 Census Luzerne County, Pennsylvania: