Tuesday, January 12, 2010
These are the tombstones of Luke and Bridget (Carroll) Higgins, the parents of Thomas Higgins who married Emma Ruch, daughter of Charles and Salome (Siegler) Ruch. Luke and Bridget are buried at the Catholic cemetery in Hampshire, Illinois.
This is the immigrant couple for this Higgins line. Luke was a dairy farmer in Hampshire and Thomas later moved to Chicago where he was a milk dealer. He went to the train station each morning to pick up milk delivered from his father's farm.