John S. Tracey (1918-1990) of Saugerties New York and Demarest New Jersey, campaigning Irish Republican




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October 24, 1990 The Record (Hackensack, New Jersey)

John S. Tracey, at 72; leader of Irish-Americans

By Susan Edelman Record Staff Writer

John S. Tracey, a longtime leader in the regional Irish-American community, died Sunday of heart and kidney failure. He was 72. A retired trucking company manager and Demarest resident for 36 years, Tracey was a councilman and Planning Board member in the late 1950s, and founded the town's volunteer ambulance corps. Described as gregarious, jovial, and helpful to those in need, Tracey was elected grand marshal of St. Patrick's Day parades in Bergenfield and Rockland County, N.Y. He was active in many Irish-American political and cultural groups, helped raise money for the Irish Republican movement, and organized numerous rallies and demonstrations against British involvement in Northern Ireland.

In a "Reverse Boston Tea Party" in 1981, Tracey joined a group of protesters who marched across the George Washington Bridge and sent tea bags skyward attached to green helium-filled balloons. Also that year, wearing a bright green cap in chilling winds, Tracey demonstrated outside Brendan Bryne Arena to protest a concert by British Army bands.

"He was one of those Irishmen born in the United States that be came more Irish than the Irish-born," said John F. Curran, a former Bergen County freeholder who in 1983 accompanied Tracey and U.S. Rep. Robert Torricelli, D-Englewood, on a trip to Ireland to investigate alleged human-rights violations. Tracey was past president of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians of New Jersey, a fraternal society, and a national chairman of the group's Boycott British Goods Committee. He was past president of the New Jersey Gaelic League, a cultural group, and a drummer in several bagpipe bands. He also was active in the An Cumann Cabhrach of Bergen County, which supports families of political prisoners in Ireland.

In 1984, after the Irish Republican Army took credit for the bombing attack on an English hotel where British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was staying, Tracey was quoted in The Record as calling the bombing "a great thing." But his wife of 41 years, Susan, who has many relatives living in Ireland, described Tracey as a gentle man who believed deeply injustice and "sympathized with all persecuted people."

His mother of German descent and his father of Irish ancestry, Tracey was born in Ulster County, N.Y. Both parents died before tie entered grammar school, and Tracey was raised in a Catholic-orphanage,

"You wouldn't think anybody with that kind of start could be that much of a people person," said his son, Patrick C. Tracey' of Dumont. "His thing was to help other people. He was a doer." Patrick Tracey, Dumont's .Volunteer recycling coordinator, recalled his father taking him as a youngster to view building developments. "He wasn't going to yote on something without knowing what was going on," he said. "He voted his conscience ind put the people of Demarest above his Republican party," said Joseph Ringelstein, a former Demurest mayor and 30-year neighbor of Tracey's. "We've lost a gcd friend." Tracey is also survived by his daughter, Jean McBee of Spring Valley, N.Y., and eight godchildren.

Visiting will be at Quirk Funeral Home in Tenafly today from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A formal Mass will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's R. C. Church in Demarest, with burial following at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tenalsy.



3 Nov 1990 Irish People (USA)

Obituary For John S. Tracey

Demarest, NJ. Born 1918, Saugerties, NY; died October 21, 1990

A bitter loss came to his family and friends with the death of John Tracey, a legendary figure to every Irish American in northern New Jersey. John's death occurred on October 21, after a protracted illness.

John Tracey was a man of unique ingenuity and enthusiasm. With his perfectly matched wife, Susan, he devoted boundless energy and talent to the Irish cause. Whether he was in Killarney outwitting the Dublin government's political police and a hotel manager, or renting a plane to carry alighted sign over a NJ Meadowlands crowd, or merely talking with a handful of chance acquaintances, John always brought the plight of the Irish in British-occupied Ireland to public attention-good-naturedly, ingeniously, and effectively.

The list of associations and organizations to which John belonged and was active in is impressively long. Even more impressive is the simple fact that John never entered or stayed in an organization in which he couldn't be a true worker for the organization's aims.

He led some parades, he marched in the rear ranks in others, he gave uncounted hours to charities and welfare. And always a favored place in his hear went to the land of his ancestors. To his wife and their children and other family go the respect and sympathy of all of us who knew him.

Is duitse, A Ri na n-aingeal, a anam usual. Lig do a scith a dheanamh i mease laochra eile na nGael.


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28 Feb 1987 Irish People (USA)

The Grand Marshal of the 1987 parade is John Tracey of Demarest State President of the AOH.


26 Feb 1977 Irish People (USA)

Rockland Co. News

Irish In The North Look For Help From The South

The Irish are known for doing the unexpected and so they have done it once more. Last week at a meeting of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Rockland County, New York [North of the Border] they chose John Tracey, a 25 year resident of Demarest, New Jersey [South of the Border] as Grand Marshal of their Sixth Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. The Parade will be held on Sunday, March 20th in Pearl River, New York, starting at 1 P.M. from the parking lot of Lederle Labs.

John is a member of A.O.H. Division 5 of Orangeburgh, New York, Business Manager and Drummer of The Pipes and Drums of Na Geanna Fiaine, Past President of the New Jersey Gaelic League, Advertising Manager of The National Hibernian Digest, a Charter Member of The Irish Northern Aid Committee, Past Chairman of The Dallas Defence Fund Committee,  a   member   of   the Bergen Irish  Association,  Past National President of Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity and a former Councilman of the Borough of Demarest. He is the Manager    of   a    Major    Motor Carrier in North  Bergen,  New Jersey.

His wife, Susan is the Irish side of the family having roots in County Fermanagh and County Meath-again North and South of the Border. John admits to being born in the County of Ulster, New York.

Mrs. Thomas Keane of Dumont Past President of The Irish American Social Club has been appointed his New Jersey Aide. Tracey has designated James Moloney of Washington Township as his Personal Piper. Jim is also a member of Na Geanna Fiaine.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians held their Annual Emerald Ball at the Platzl Brauhaus, Pomona, New York on Saturday, February 19th at which time Brother Tracey was installed as Grand Marshal.





JOHN TRACEY (born circa 1828-1832) OF IRELAND


1850 Census - Saugerties, Ulster, New York

[Malone Family]

John Tracey, 25, b. Ireland, labourer


1870 Census - 497 Saugerties, Ulster, New York

John Tracey, 38, b. Ireland, works in paper mill, cannot read & write, US citizen

Catherine Tracey, 30, b. England, keeping house

Annie Tracey, 8, b. New York

William Tracey, 7, b. New York

Kate Tracey, 2, b. New York


August 10th, 1876 Saugerties Telegraph

Sunscribers to the Long Dock

...Dated Saugerties N.Y. June 26th 1876...John Tracy $5...William Tracy $5...Thomas Tracy $5....


Jno Treacy & Catherine Flynn

Elizabeth Treacy b. 1878 St Mary Parish Ulster County


1880 Census - 552 Saugerties, Ulster, New York

John Tracey, head, 52, b. Ireland, works in iron mill

Catherine Tracey, Wife, 42, b. Ireland, keeping house

Annie Tracey, Daughter, 19, b. New York, Works In Paper Mill

Katie Tracey, Daughter, 13, b. New York

Mamie Tracey, Daughter, 7, New York

Lizzy Tracey, Daughter, 2, b. New York


1880 Census - Highland, Orange, New York

William J Treacy, 16, b. New York, parents born Ireland, Bandsman USMA


17 December 1891 Saugerties Weekly Post

Married. In this village, by the Kev. Denis Paul O’Plynn, Dec. 8th, Herman Brink and Miss Katie Tracey, all of, this village.


Katherine Brink, 65, of 941 Washington Ave New York City New York, born 4 May 1878 USA (d. of John Tracy & Katherine Flynn both born Ireland), Widowed, Spouse's Name Harmon, Occupation Housework, died 7 Sep 1943 The Bronx New York City New York, buried 10 Sep 1943 St. Marys Cemetery


Saint Mary of the Snow Cemetery - Saugerties, Ulster County, New York, USA

Catherine “Katie” Tracey

Birth         Jun 1872

Death       1943 (aged 70–71)

Bronx County, New York, USA

Harmon Brink

1869–1915 (m. 1891)

Aylward Joseph Brink




Feb. 15, 1892 Daily Post, Saugerties, NY. 

Lewis H. Kleeber, A. L. Decker, John Tracey, Geo. M. Connolly, Erastus D. Brooks and Geo. Keim, were elected delegates to represent the town of Saugerties in the Assembly District convention, which is called for the purpose of choosing delegates for the State convention which convenes at Albany on Washington’s birthday.


5 May 1892 Saugerties Weekly Post

The following bills [for April] were read and ordered paid:

Thos. Tracey, 8 $12

John Tracey, 7 1-2 $11.25


9 March 1893 Saugerties Weekly Post

Washington Hook & Ladder Co...John Tracy, See’y.


1893? Washington Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1

...John. M. Tracy, Secretary...William Tracy...


1893 Proceedings of the Ulster County Legislature

Town Allowances...Saugerties...John M. Tracy, Inspector $14...


Name     John Tracey

Death Date        24 Feb 1894

Death Place       Flatbush, Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States


1905 Census - Saugerties, A.D. 01, Saugerties Village, E.D. 03, Ulster, New York

Margaret Tracy, head, 70y, b. 1835 Ireland

Mary Tracy, Daughter, 33y, b. United States

Lizzie Tracy, Daughter, 25y, b. United States


1910 Census - 95 East Bridge Street, Saugerties Village, Saugerties, Ulster, New York

Catherine Tracy, head, 79, b. 1831 Ireland, widowed, 10 children, 4 alive, emigrated 1849, housework private family

Mary V Tracy, daughter, 40, b. 1870 New York, single, mill hand book bindery

Lizzie Tracy, daughter, 28, b. 1882, New York, single, none




William Tracey married Kate Hurley 1883 St Mary Parish Ulster County

William E/William Tracy/Tracey & Catherine Hurley

John Tracy b. 1884 St Mary, Ulster County

William Tracey b. 1887 St Mary, Ulster County

Paul Treacy b. 1891 St Mary, Ulster County

Thomas Dgrick Tracey b. 1893 St Mary, Ulster County

Margarete Tracey b. 1894 St Mary, Ulster County

Mary Tracey b. 1896 St Mary, Ulster County

Stephen Tracey b. 1899 St Mary, Ulster County

Catherine Tracey b. 1902 St Mary, Ulster County


4 February 1892 Saugerties Weekly Post,

...On motion a certificate of membership was ordered granted to William Tracy of Washington Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1...


1900 Census - West Bridge, Saugerties Township Saugerties village (south part), Ulster, New York

William Tracy, head, 38, b. Dec 1862 New York, parents born Ireland, gardener

Catherin Tracy, Wife, 37, b. Feb 1863 New York, married 18 years, 10 children 8 alive, parents born Ireland

John Tracy, Son, 17, b. Oct 1883 New York

William Tracy, Son, 14, b. Nov 1886 New York

Agnes Tracy, Daughter, 13, b. Sep 1887 New York

Paul Tracy, Son, 8, b. Apr 1892 New York

Dederick Tracy, Son, 7, b. July 1893 New York

Marie Tracy, Daughter, 4, b. Mch 1896 New York

Helen Tracy, Daughter, 3, b. Aug 1897 New York,

Stephen Tracy, Son, 1, b. Dec 1899 New York


1905 Census - Saugerties, A.D. 01, Saugerties Village, E.D. 02, Ulster, New York

William Tracy, head, 42y, b. 1863 United States

Kate Tracy, Wife, 42y, b. United States

John Tracy, Son, 20y, b. United States

William Tracy, Son, 17y, b. United States

Agnes Tracy, Daughter, 15y, b. United States

Paul Tracy, Son, 13y, b. United States

Dean Tracy, Son, 10y, b. United States

Marie Tracy, Daughter, 8y, b. United States

Helon Tracy, Daughter, 6y, b. United States

Stephen Tracy, Daughter, 4y, b. United States

Cathrine Tracy, Daughter, 2y, b. United States


June 08, 1907 The Pokeepsie Evening Enterprise (Pokeepsie N.Y.)

An UnusuaUy Large Turnout of Fire Fighters in This City at the Annual Gathering ot the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association...

Saugerties. Wm. Tracy, Foreman


1910 Census - 51 Bridge Street, Saugerties, Ulster, New York

William Tracey, head, 44, b. Long Island New York, labourer general labor

Kathrine Tracey, Wife, 47, b. New York, married 30 years, 11 children 9 alive,

John Tracey, Son, 27, b. New York, labourer paper mills

William Tracey, Son, 22, b. New York, labourer paper mills

Agnes Tracey, Son, 21, b. New York, labourer paper mills

Paul Tracey, Son, 18, b. New York, labourer paper mills

Dedrich Tracey, Son, 17, b. New York, labourer general labourer

Marie Tracey, Daughter, 14, b. New York

Hellen Tracey, Daughter, 11, b. New York

Stephen Tracey, Son, 10, b. New York

Kathrine Tracey, Daughter, 7, b. New York


2nd Marriage

Wm. Tracy of Saugerties, coachman, widower, 48, b. 1864 Saugerties (s. of John Tracy & Catherine Flynn, both born Ireland) married Catherine Callahan of Saugerties, housekeeper, widow, 45, b. 1867 Saugerties (d. of Edward Carr b. Ireland & Catherine Welch b. NY) 1 Sep 1912 Ulster, New York, United States Wit: William Tracey & Agnes Carr


Paul F Tracy married Elizabeth K A Koch 1911 St. Mary Parish Ulster Co. NY

4 December 1911 Kingston Daily Freeman

Tracy-Koch Miss Elizabeth Koch and Paul Tracy, both of Saugerties, were married at St. Mary's Church in Saugerties on Sunday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Edward Harty. The attendants were Miss Helen Hentschel and William Tracy, Jr.


August 9th, 1929 Saugerties Telegraph

Moved and carried, that Paul Tracey be appointed Fire Warden to fill the unexpired term of William Tracey, Sr , deceased.


April 21st, 1939 Saugerties Telegraph

Tracey Germann Wedding In Woodstock Church

The marriage of Louis Tracey, son of Mr. and Mrs Paul Tracey of Main St...and Miss Jane Germann...Mr Tracey ia a well known and highly esteemed employee of the Saugerties post office...


August 21st, 1953 Catskill Mountain Star

Louis P Tracey Rites Largely Attended

Louis P Tracey of Main St , Saugerties, 41 years...years, Mr Tracey was well known throughout the community He...Atonement, Mr Tracey served in several official capacities He had...School Mr Tracey was born in Saugerties, the son of Paul and Elizabeth Tracey who survive him. His wife, Jane Germann Tracey, and daughter, Dorothea, also survive...



10 September 1912 Kingston Daily Freeman

Saugerties...Mr. and Mrs. William Tracy of West Bridge street were tendered a skimmington last evening by the Washington Hook and Ladder Company of which Mr. Tracy is the captain and the Colonel's Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Tracy was escorted to the Firemen's Hall where a spread was served.


Agnes C Tracy married Arthur Oliver 1912 St. Mary Parish Ulster Co. NY

The Descendants of Three Hilton Brothers by K.R.H. Oman, 1985

...Art [Arthur Oliver] married 25 Sept. 1912 , Agnes Tracy in Saugerties...


Dean T Tracey married Bertha M Avery 1915 St Mary Parish Ulster County

Dean T. Tracey, of Saugerties NY, livery stable, 21, b. 1894 Saugerties, (s. of Wm. E. Tracey & Catherine Hurley, born US) married Bertha M. Avery, of Saugerties, housework, 20, b. 1895 Woodstock, (d. of Elijah Avery & Lillie Smith, born US) 25 Feb 1915 Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States Wit: William Tracy & Marie Tracy


1920 Census - 188 West Bridge St, Saugerties village, Ulster, New York, United States

Dean Tracy,

Bertha Tracy


1940 Census - 94 Academy Pines, Woodstock Town, Ulster, New York

Dederick Tracy, head, 44, b. New York, lived same house 1935, clerk grocery

Bertha Tracy, wife, 45, b. New York, lived same house 1935,

Marion Avery, sister-in-law, 30, b. New York, single, lived same house 1935, housekeeper private house

Vincent Tracy, nephew, 14, b. New York, lived Saugerties 1935


31 December 1940 Kingston Daily Freeman

December...17 Dedrick T. Tracy in Woodstock.


December 20th, 1940 Saugerties Telegraph

Former Resident Passes away after brief illness

Dederick T Tracey better known as "Dean" Tracey, died at his house in Woodstock...wife Bertha Tracey, two sisters, Mrs William Wynckoop and Mrs Russell Teetsell of Saugerties; and two brothers, Paul Tracey of Saugerties and William Tracey of Philmont NY also a stepmother Mrs Catherine Tracey of Saugerties...


1915 Census - Saugerties, Ulster, New York

William Tracey, head, 51, b. Long Island New York, labourer general labor

Kathrine Tracey, Wife, 47, b. New York, married 30 years, 11 children 9 alive,

John Tracey, Son, 31, b. New York, labourer paper mills

William Tracey, Son, 26, b. New York, labourer paper mills

Marie Tracey, Daughter, 19, b. New York

Steven Tracey, Son, 15, b. New York

Kathrine Tracey, Daughter, 13, b. New York


John J Tracey, 31, b. 1885 (s. of William E Tracey & Catherine Hurley) married Margaret Christill Moroney, 29, b. 1887 (d. of Joseph Christill & Margaret Brems) 10 Jun 1916 Kings, New York, United States

John J Tracey & Margaret Moroney

John Beryl Tracey b. 1918 St Mary Parish, Ulster County NY


June 16th, 1916 Saugerties Telegraph

Are Housekeeping

Mr and Mrs John Tracey, who were married in Brooklyn, Saturday, June 10th, have commenced housekeeping in Charles Jack's house on Market street. Mr Tracey is the rural mail carrier on route 1.


November 15th, 1918 Saugerties Telegraph

Funeral of Mr. Tracy

...late John J. Tracey...

Mail Carier Dead

John Tracey, who has been ill only a week with pneumonium died at the Benedictine Sanatorium Kingston early Sunday morning. He was in the 34th year of his age..besides a wife and child, Mr. Tracey leaves to mourn his loss, his father William Tracey, three sisters, Mrs Arthur Oliver Catherine and Marie of this village, and four brothers, William of Gornersvllie, NY, Paul, Dedcrick and Stephen of this village...


November 15th, 1918 Saugerties Telegraph

Doings at Blue Mountain

The sad news of the death of our mail carrier J J Tracey was received here on Sunday...


1920 Census - 98 Lugueer Street, Kings, New York

Margaret Tracy, head, 34, b. New York, widowed, parents born Germany, examiner tool sligh

John Tracy, Son, 2, b. New York, parents born New York


April 27th, 1928 Saugerties Telegraph

Young Woman dies after lingering illness

Mrs Margaret C. Tracey, widow of John Tracey, died after a lingering illness on Sunday, April 22nd, at the T B camp in Kingston She was in her 42nd year and is survived by a young son. The body was brought here. Funeral services were held in St Mary's Church Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, Interment in St Mary's Cemetery.


Old Saint Mary of the Snow Cemetery, Saugerties, Ulster County, New York, USA

Margaret A Tracey (1886-1928)



Joseph Christill & Margaret Brems



William V Tracey, of Saugerties NY, teamster, 29, b. 1888 Saugerties (s. of William E Tracey & Kate Hurley, born US) married Mina L Overbaugh, of Saugerties NY, factory worker, 17, b. 1900 South Leeds, (d. of Edward Overbaugh & Maud Lesette, born US) 12 Dec 1917 Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States Wit: Catherine Tracey & Stephen Tracey


July 20th, 1917 Saugerties Telegraph

Draft List for this township

1548 Frank Robert Tracey, Saugerties

1898 Dean Tracey, Saugerties


1920 Census - 183 West Bridge St, Saugerties village, Ulster, New York, United States

William Tracy, head, 56, b. New York, parents born Ireland, farmer farm

Kathrine Tracy, Wife, 53, b. New York, parents born New York

Marie Tracy, Daughter, 24, b. New York, sorter paper mill

Katharine Tracy, Daughter, 17, b. New York

Stephen Tracy, Son, 20, b. New York, laborer paper mill

Arthur Oliver, son-in-law, 39, b. New York, laborer paper mill

Arthur Oliver Jr, grandson, 5, b. New York


February 13th, 1920 Saugerties Telegraph

Mrs William Tracey and Misses Marie and Catherine Tracey of West Bridge street are suffering from influenza.


April 23rd, 1920 Saugerties Telegraph

Washington H & L Co.No.1

...Paul Tracey, second assistant Captain...William Tracey, Sr.,...


Stephen Tracey, of Saugerties NY, yardman, 22, b. 1900 Saugerties NY, (s. of William Tracey & Catherine Hurley born USA) married Florence Avery, of Saugerties NY, factory work, 20, b. 1902 Woodstock NY, (d. of Elijah Avery & Lillie Smith born USA) 14 Aug 1922 Saugerties Ulster, New York, United States Wit: Geo R Teetael & Catherine M Tracey


Stephen W Tracey

Birth         1900

Death       1930 (aged 29–30)


Florence Avery Tracey

1901 – unknown



Born in Saugerties, Ulster, New York, USA on Dec 1899 to William E. Tracey and Katherine Hurley. Stephen Tracey married Florence Avery Tracey Dargan and had 1 child. He passed away on 16 Feb 1930 in Woodstock, Ulster, New York.


Vincent Stephen Tracey

1925 – 1997



January 30th, 1948 Catskill Mountain Star

Miss Carmela Longe and Vincent Tracey were married in Schenectady on January 18...Mr Tracey is a resident of Saugerties...The young coupe will make their home in Saugerties, where Mr. Tracey is the hair dresser at Micky's. He is the son of the late Stephen Tracey and Florence Dargan of Saugerties.


Catherine Tracey, of Saugerties NY, factory work, 19, b. 1903 Saugerties NY, (d. of Wm E Tracey & Catherine Hurley, born USA) married George R Teetsel, of Saugerties NY, mechanic, 23, b. 1899 town Saugerties NY, (s. of Asa B Teetsel & Rose Schoub, born USA) 2 Sep 1922 Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States Wit: Stephen Tracy & Alice Harins

September 8th, 1922 Saugerties Telegraph

Teetsell-Tracey Nuptials

Miss Catherine Tracey, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs William Tracey of West Bridge Street and Russell Teetsell of Partition Street were married Sepy 2nd by Rev Martin P. O'Gara of St Marys Church...Stephen Tracey brother of the bride...Arthur Oliver and son, Mr. and Mrs Dederick Tracey, Mr and Mrs Paul Tracey, Miss Marion Avery, Mr and' Mrs Stephen Tracey, Mr and Mrs Sheldon Teetsell all of Saugerties,...Mrs Marguerite Tracey and son all of Brooklyn.


October 9th, 1925 Saugerties Telegraph

Miss Marie Tracey of Troy, spent Thursday with her parents, Mr and Mrs William Tracey of West Bridge street.


June 25th, 1926 Saugerties Telegraph

The funeral of Sheldon W. Teetsel...The bearers wee Paul Tracy, Dean Tracy, Steve Tracy...


Marie A Tracy, of Saugerties NY, housework, 37, b. 1897, (d. of Wm E Tracy & Catherine Hurley, born US) married Wm J Wynkoop, of Saugerties NY, clerk, 44, b. 1890 Saugerties NY, (s. of Russell Wynkoop & Emma Van Loan, born US) 23 Sep 1934 Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States Wit: Wm V Tracy & Marie Tracy


April 8th, 1927 Saugerties Telegraph

Chief Tracey is "Watched" by Laddies

... William Tracey, who recently retired as chief of the department, a handsome white gold watch...member for forty-one years...


July 19th, 1929 Saugerties Telegraph

Well known man passes away

William E Tracey died very suddenly at his home from a heart complication - was an active fireman

...West Bridge street, Friday noon...67 year and he leaves to sorrow over his passing, a wife, two daughters, Mrs. Russell Teetsell and Miss Marie Tracey and four sons, William of Philmont, Paul of Saugerties and Dean and Stephen of Woodstock and two sisters Mrs Katherine Brink and Miss Mamie Tracey of New York city...a skilled gardener...serving in Washinton Hook and Ladder Co...


July 31st, 1931 Saugerties Telegraph

Bequests made in the will of late Jane Hurley [mother of Catherine Hurley]

...Agnes Oliver, granddaughter deceased, $50; John Tracy, grandson, deceased, $1.00; William Tracy, Philmont, N.Y. grandson, $1.00; Paul and Dederick Tracy, grandsons, each $1.00; Maria Tracy and Catherine Teetsal, granddaughters, $1.00...


1940 Census - 6 South Partition Street, Saugerties Village, Saugerties, Ulster, New York

Catherine Tracy, head, 74, b. 1866 New York, widowed,

Catherine Tietsel, Step-daughter, 37, b. New York, widowed, sorter paper mill

Evelyn Tietsel, Step-granddaughter, 14, b. New York

Edward Kerr, Brother, 67, b. New York, single


October 22nd, 1954 Catskill Mountain Star

Mrs Catherine Tracey Dies at Sanatorium

Mrs Catherine Marie Tracey of Hill Street, Saugerties, passed away Saturday morning, October 16... Mrs Tracey is survived by two sons, Paul Tracey of Saugsrties and William Tracey of Phllmont, N Y ; two daughters Mrs Marie Wynkoop and Mrs Catherine Teetsell, both of Saugerties a brother Edward Kerr, also of Saugerties; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren...




Jean P. McBee February 25, 2000

Still looking for anyone related to John Tracey b. Ireland md. Catherine Flynn


Looking for anyone desended from John TRACEY and Catherine FLYNN both born Ireland. Had at least one son William E. TRACEY who lived Saurgerties, NY.William E.'s 1st wife was Katherine HURLEY. 2nd wife Catherine Marie CARR.

William E. had 9 children one of which was my grandfather John Joseph TRACEY, who died when my father was about 10 months old.

Families that John Joseph's siblings married into include: OVERBAUGH, OLIVER, KOCH, AVERY, WYNNKOOP and TEETSEL


I'm searching for relatives of my father John B. TRACEY b.1/15/1918 in Saugerties, NY. His Parents were John Joseph TRACEY b. 10/6/1884 d.11/10/1918 and Margaret Annette CHRISTILL b.1/8/1886. John Joseph was the son of William E. TRACEY b.@1863 and Katherine HURLEY d.11/16/1810. William E. md.9/1/1912 -2nd wife Katherine Marie CARR. John Joseph had 8 siblings; William V. Tracey md. Mina L. Overbaugh, Agnes Tracey md Arthur Oliver, Paul F. Tracey md.Elizabeth A. Koch, Dean T. Tracey md Bertha M. Avery, Marie A. Tracey md. William J. Wynkoop, Helen Tracey, Steven Tracey md. Florence Avery, Catherine Tracey md. George Teetsel


Jean P. McBee (nee Tracey) matmom@aol.com


son William E. TRACEY b@1863 md 1st Katherine Hurley 2nd Catherine Marie Carr 9/1/1912.

William E. was Fire Chief in Saugerties, NY


Katherine HURLEY had siblings Mary (md James HUGHES), John(d.7/19/1949 )and Margaret( md. a Mr. Barry d. 4/23/47 San Fran., CA).


William E. TRACEY and Katherine had 9 children so I know there has got to be other descendants out there beside my brother, Dad's cousin Evelyn TEETSEL LEGG and me.

My father John B. Tracey was the son of John Joseph Tracey a rural route mailman who died from the Spanish Influenza on 11/10/1918.He lost his mother Margaret Annette CHRISTILL to TB 4/23/1928.Both are buried at St. Mary's Church in Saugerties, NY


Catherine CARR was the daughter of Edwin and Catherine WELCH CARR. She and William E. had no children together but she was the only person my father remembered as Grandma Tracey.


Other families my father's aunts and uncles married into were: Overbaugh, Oliver, Koch, Avery, Wynkoop, and Teetsel.


Descendants of John Tracey


1John Tracey b: in Ireland

.+Catherine Flynn b: in Ireland

..... 2William E. Tracey b: 1863 Occupation: Estate Caretaker, coachman

......... +Katherine Hurley d: November 16, 1910 in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY

............. 3John Joseph Tracey b: October 6, 1884 d: November 10, 1918 in Saugerties, N.Y. Cause of death: Spanish influenza Occupation: Rural route Mailman

................+Margaret Annette Christill b: October 8, 1886 in NYC ? d: April 23, 1928 in Kingston Hospital, Kingston, N.Y. Cause of death: tuberculosis

............. 3William V. Tracey b: Abt 1888 in Saugerties, NY Occupation: teamster

................+Mina L. Overbaugh b: Abt 1900 in South Leeds, NY

............. 3 Agnes Tracey b: Abt 1890 in Saugerties, NY d: November 18, 1918 Occupation: mill hand

................+Arthur Oliver b: Abt 1880 in Andes, NY.

............. 3 Paul F. Traceyb: Abt 1891 in Saugerties, NYOccupation: LABORER

................+Elizabeth A. Koch b: Abt 1889

............. 3 Dean T. Tracey b: Abt 1894 in Saugerties, NYOccupation: livery stable

................+Bertha M. Avery b: Abt 1893 in Woodstock, NY

............. 3 Marie A. Tracey b: Abt 1897

................+William J. Wynkoop b: Abt 1890 in Saugerties, NY

............. 3 Helen Tracey b: Abt 1899

............. 3Steven Tracey b: Abt 1900 in Saugerties, NY d: February 1929 Occupation: yardman

................+Florence Avery b: Abt 1902 in Woodstock, NY

............. 3 Catherine Tracey b: Abt 1903 in Saugerties, NY ................+George Teetsel b: Abt 1899 in Saugerties, NY

..... *2nd Wife of William E. Tracey:

.........+Catherine Marie Carr d: October 16, 1954 in Saugerties, NY?







THOMAS TRACY (born circa 1828-1830) OF IRELAND (BROTHER?)


Tithe Records

Hugh Tracy, Ballinahahie [Ballynahaia], Drumgooland [Drumgoon], Down [Cavan], 1828

Hugh Tracy, Ballinahahie [Ballynahaia], Drumgooland [Drumgoon], Down, [Cavan] 1828

James Tracy, Tullabrack [Tullybrick], Drumgooland [Drumgoon], Down [Cavan], 1828

Jas Tracy, Tullabrick [Tullybrick], Drumgooland [Drumgoon], Down [Cavan], 1828

Pat Tracy [crossed out with Pat McGune], Ballinahahie [Ballynahaia], Drumgooland [Drumgoon], Down, [Cavan] 1828

Pat Tracy, Ballinahahie [Ballynahaia], Drumgooland [Drumgoon], Down, [Cavan] 1828

Tracy [widow], Ballinahahie [Ballynahaia], Drumgooland [Drumgoon], Down, [Cavan] 1828

Wm [widow crossed out] Tracy, Ballinahahie [Ballynahaia], Drumgooland [Drumgoon], Down, [Cavan] 1828


1856-1857 Griffiths Valuation Cavan

Felix Tracey, Munnilly, Drumgoon, Cavan

Patrick Tracey, Munnilly, Drumgoon, Cavan

Thomas Jr. Tracey, Tullybrick, Drumgoon, Cavan

Thomas Sr. Tracey, Tullybrick, Drumgoon, Cavan


Thomas Treacy married Bridget Creanor 31 Oct 1859 Wit: Thomas Littleton? & Cathrin Malon. Drumgoon Parish [Cootehill town Drumgoon Co. Cavan Ireland]

Thomas Tracy & Bridget Trainor

Mary Tracy b. 1863 St Mary Parish Ulster County NY


1870 Census - 428 Saugerties, Ulster, New York

Thomas Tracey, 40, b. Ireland, works in Iron Mill,  cannot read & write, US citizen

Bridget Tracey, 35, b. Ireland

Catherine Tracey, 10, b. Ireland

Mary Tracey, 6, b. New York

John Tracey, 4, b. New York

Sarah Tracey, 0y10m, b. New York


1880 Census - 424 Saugerties, Ulster, New York

Thos Tracey, head, 48, b. Ireland, gardener

Bridget Tracey, wife, 45, b. Ireland, keeping house

Kate Tracey, daughter, 19, b. Ireland, works in paper mill

Mary Tracey, daughter, 16, New York, keeping house

John Tracey, daughter, 13, New York, BLANK

Sarah Tracey, daughter, 10, New York, at school


Catherine Tracy married William G. Lenning 1884 St. Mary Parish Ulster Co. NY


Catherine Lenning, 80, born 31 Jul 1860 Ireland (d. of Thomas Tracy & Brigid Trainor, both born Ireland), Spouse Wm G. Lenning, house keeper, of 841 Herkimer St. Brooklyn Kings New York, died 23 Sep 1940, buried 25 Sep 1940 St. Mary's Saugaties, N.Y.


August 24th, 1959 Saugerties Post

Remenbering the Tracys?

...Edwin H Lenning...Their oldest daughter Katherine, was my mother, she married a William Lenning...Thomas Tracy and his wife Bridget came over from Coot Hills Ireland about 1860...settled on West Bridge Street...interested to know of his four or fives brothers who came over from Ireland...



5 May 1892 Saugerties Weekly Post

The following bills [for April] were read and ordered paid:

Thos. Tracey, 8 $12

John Tracey, 7 1-2 $11.25


Sarah A Tracy married Edward P McCormack 1893 St. Mary Parish Ulster Co. NY

16 February 1893 Saugerties Weekly Post

In this village, by the Rev. Father Murray, Feb. 11th, Edward P. McCormick to Miss Sarah A. Tracy, all of this village.


October 4th, 1918 Saugerties Telegraph

Young man dies in camp

Leonard Tracey McCormick a young man 24 years...He is a nephew of Capt. John M Tracey, USA Medical Corps, now stationed at Camp Devene and formerly of this village.


Thomas Tracy died 20 Apr 1899 Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States


Mary Tracy, 28, single, b. 1875 New York (d. of Thomas Tracy & Brigid Treaner) married Henry Reilly, 26, single, b. 1877 New York (s. of John Reilly & Sarah Maguire) 25 Jun 1903 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States


1905 Census - Saugerties, A.D. 01, Saugerties Village, E.D. 02, Ulster, New York

Bridget Tracy, head, 70, b. 1835 Ireland

Leonard Mccormack, grandson, 11, b. United States


John Tracy, single, 37, b. 1869 Saugerties NY (s. of John & Bridget Trainer) married Clara James, single, 34, b. 1872 Saugerties NY (d. of James & Martha Ball 03 Oct 1906 Manhattan, New York


John M. Tracy, physician, & Clara Day James, both born New York NY

Helen Mary Tracy b. 2 Aug 1907 148 Chestnut ht, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


Helen Mary Tracy Shaw, 69, b. 2 Aug 1907 Mass, (d. of Dr. John Tracy & Clara Day James), widowed, lives 1832 Birchcrest Drive, died 06 Dec 1976 Mecklenburg Charlotte North Carolina, Informant: Mr David Walter Shaw, 1527 Fieldcrest Circle, Rock Hill S.C., Buried 10 Dec 1976 Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte N.C.


John M. Tracy, physician, & Clara D. James, both born Saugerties NY

John Charles Tracy b. 23 Jul 1909 166 Chestnut ht, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts


John M. Tracy, physician, & Clara D. James, both born Saugerties NY

Thomas James Tracy b. 25 Aug 1910 166 Chestnut ht, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


January 13th, 1922 Saugerties Telegraph

Aged Woman Dies

Mrs James James who fell downstairs in the home of her son-in-law and daughter in Springfield Mass, a few days ago, and broke her leg in three places, died on Monday....


27 May 1907 Kingston Daily Freeman

Letters of administration on the estate of Bridget Tracy, late of Saugerties, were issued to John M. Tracy of Springfield Mass., an only son. The value of the estate is $4.0)0 real and $500 personal property.


April 1st, 1938 Saugerties Telegraph

Mrs John M. Tracey Dead; former Saugerties Woman



July 18th 1941 Saugerties Telegraph

Obituary of [Dr.] John M. Tracy



1. James Tracy (1804-) married Catherine Mullen (1808-) about 1829 Coote Hills Cavan Ireland

1.1 John Tracy (b. 1828-) married Catherine B. Burke (1838-)

1.1.1 Katie Tracey (1867–)

1.1.2 William Tracey (1869–)

1.1.3 Mary Tracey (1873-)

1.1.4 Lizzy Tracey (1878-)

1.2 Thomas Tracy (1830 Cootehill Co. Cavan - 20 April 1899 Saugerties Ulster NY) married Bridget Traynor (1835-1900) about 1859 Cootehill County Cavan [with pictures]

1.2.1 Catherine Tracy (1860 Cootehill Co. Cavan - 1940) married William G Lenning (1860-1940) 1884 Massachusetts

1.2.2 Patrick Tracy (1861-) married Catherine Gannon (1862-1899) 27 May 1882 Providence Rhode Island

1.2.3 Mary Tracy (1864-1926) married Mr. Williams (1862-1920)

1.2.4 John Matthew Tracy (1866-1941) married Clara Day James (1870-1938) 3 October 1906 NYC

1.2.5 Sarah or Saddie Tracy (1869-1896) married Ed McCormack (1858-1888) 1889 Saugerties NY




WILLIAM TRACEY (born circa 1820-1828) OF IRELAND (BROTHER?)


1870 Census - 498 Saugerties, Ulster, New York

William Tracey, 50, b. Ireland, works in iron mill, cannot write, US Citizen

Mary Tracey, 10, b. New York, attending school

Bridget Tracey, 8, b. New York, attending school

Anastasia Tracey, 6, b. New York, attending school

Judy Kearney, 45, b. Ireland, housde keeper


March 13, 1879 The evening gazette (Port Jervis, N.Y.) [and several other dates, includes a reference to a daughter]

Adv, —One of the most remarkable cases is that of William Tracy of Saugerties. Mr. Tracy was actually so low with rheumatism that his numerous physicians had given him up to die. He could not move a limb, nor permit a touch without suffer­ ing acute agony. He was finally induced to try Dr. Kennedy’s Favorite Remedy, and is now a healthy and happy man.


1880 Census - 764 Saugerties, Ulster, New York

William Tracey, head, 52, b. 1828 Ireland, widowed, Works In Iron Mill

Mary Tracey, Daughter, 20, b. New York, works in paper mill, parents born Ireland

Bridget Tracey, Daughter, 18, b. New York, keeping house, parents born Ireland

Anastasus Tracey, Daughter, 16, b. New York, keeping house, parents born Ireland


26 May 1892 Saugerties Weekly Post

Wm. Tracy has gone to New York city where he intends to remain and work at his trade, that of harness maker.




JOHN TRACEY (born circa 1820-1830) OF IRELAND


John Tracy & Mary

Julia Tracy b. 1850 St. Mary Parish Ulster Co. NY

Patk Tracy b. 1853 St. Mary Parish Ulster Co. NY


1850 Census - 621 Saugerties, Ulster, New York

John Tracey, 29, b. Ireland, laborer

Mary Tracey, 30, b. Ireland, Do [laborer]

Julia Tracey, 0y3m, b. NY

Patrick Flood, 25, b. Ireland, laborer

Ann Flood, 21, b. Ireland

Bridget Flood, 3, b. New York

James Flood, 2, b. New York

Matthew Coon, 23, b. Ireland, laborer


1855 Census - E.D. 3, Saugerties, Ulster, New York

John Tracy, 26, b. Ireland, married, 16 years resident, labourer, naturalised, cannot read or write

Mary Tracy, wife, 27, b. Ireland, married, 8 years resident

Julia Tracy, daughter, 4, b. Ulster

Patrick Tracy, son, 2, b. Ulster

John Condland, 37, b. Ireland, married, 16 years resident, labourer, naturalised, owns land


1860 Census - 1460 Saugerties, Ulster, New York

Jno Tracy, 30, b. Ireland, laborer, cannot read & write

Mary Tracy, 31, b. Ireland

Chris Tracy, 1, b. New York

Pat Tracy, 8, b. New York

Julia Tracy, 9, b. New York


1870 Census - 487 Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States

Mary Rinkle, head, 45, b. Ireland, washerwoman

Christopher Tracey, 10, b. NY State, attending school

[Jones family]


1880 Census - 85 Glasco, Ulster, New York [beside Saugerties]

Chris Tracy, head, 21, b. New York, work brick yard

Mary Tracy, mother, 54, b. Ireland, keeping home


1920 Census - 26 South Main Street, Albany, Albany, New York

Christopher Tracy, head, 60, b. New York, parents born Ireland, watchman foundary

Mary E Tracy, Wife, 50, b. New York

Christpher Tracy, Jr, Son, 22, b. New York, car knocker rail road

Lucy F Tracy, Daughter, 20, b. New York, childs nurse private family

Julia Tracy, Daughter, 18, b. New York, candy clerk candy store

Katherine Tracy, Daughter, 16, b. New York, clerk bakery

Harry Tracy, Son, 14, b. New York

Thomas B Tracy, Son, 13, b. New York

Helen Tracy, Daughter, 8, b. New York


1920 Census - 235 South Main Street, Albany, Albany, New York

John E Tracy, head, 29, b. New York, parents born New York, fireman rail road

Nellie F Tracy, wife, 31, b. New York, father born Ireland, mother born New York

Mary H Tracy, daughter, 7, b. New York,

John E Tracy, son, 5, b. New York,

Joseph F Tracy, son, 10 da, b. New York,

Daniel F Whyte, brother in law, 24, b. New York, single, father born Ireland, mother born New York, brakeman railroad yard


June 3rd, 1927 Saugerties Telegraph

A young woman well known here becomes a bride

Miss Julia T Tracey, daughter of Mr and Mrs Christopher Tracey of Coeymans, and William F Logan of Davenport, Iowa, were married at 9 o'clock in St. Patricks church Rivena, on Monday morning, May 23rd...They will reside in Bogota NJ...


June 30th, 1944 Saugerties Telegraph

Former Residents Son killed in Invasion

Thomas Tracey...action in France...member of the 1st division which spearheaded the accack on the Normany beach and lost his life on June 6, D-Day. He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Chris Tracey of Coeymans and 27 years of age. Tracey was a nephew of Patrick J. Stone of this village and his mother, who passed away a few months ago, was the former Mary Stone, and a native of this village...


Christopher Tracy (1860-1928) & Mary E Stone (1869-1944)

John Edward Tracy (1890-1966) & Ellen Whyte (1888-1965)

Joseph Kidd Tracy (1919-1985) & Theora Bedell (1914-2008)




Last update: 24 October 2021