I went looking through census records for more details. It seems Michael and Margaret were married in IA, lived in Dover, Pocahontas Co, IA in 1880 and 1900 and had several children there. They moved sometime between 1900 and 1910 to Lime Lake, Murray Co, MN.
This family in the 1870 census in Prairie Spring, Jackson Co, IA looks like a possible match for Michael's family:
KERNS, Patrick age 54 b. Ireland
Catherine age 39 b. Ireland
Michael age 19 b. MO
Mary age 17 b. IA
John age 15 b. IA
Julia age 13 b. IA
Margerett age 10 b. IA
Catherine age 7 b. IA
Bridgett age 5 b. IA
Eliza age 4 b. IA
Roseanna age 2 b. IA
In 1880 and 1900 this family is in Cedar, Pocahontas Co, IA. In the 1900 census Patrick's year of immigration is 1847, Catherine's is 1848 and they were married in 1849. They had 11 children, 7 of whom were still living.
In the 1850 census for St. Louis, MO, there's a Patrick KEARNS, age 36 (transcribed as 26, but I think that's wrong), Catherine, age 20, Thomas CLARK, age 25 and Andrew SMITH, age 23, all born Ireland, living in the same household. Since the 1850 does not list relationship to head of household, we don't know if Thomas and Andrew were relatives or just boarders.
HI I AM LOOKING FOR ANY OF THE KEARNS FROM ILLINOIS OR MISSOURI GRANDPA WAS MARRIED TO ROSIE AND HAD 4 BOYS. THEN HE MARRIED ANNIE BOTH ARE BURIED IN WILLIANSON IL. HIS SONS WERE GLENN I CANT FIND ANY INFOR. ON HIM, EARL DIED 1N FEB 1975 BUT DO NOT NO MUCH ABOUT HIM, GEORGE DIED IN 1963 I FOUND HIS FAMILY, NOBLE IS MY HUSBANDS GRAND FATHER HE DIED IN 1975 IN MISSOURI HE HAD THREE DAUGHTERS GLORIA MOVED TO CALIFORNIA MARRIED A MAN NAME CRAWFORD I AM LOOKING FOR HER/ HER FAMILY JOYCE DIED IN 2000, AND CAROLYN IS STILL ALIVE IN MISSOURI. I HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP KATHY
hi all you Kearns out there.. need info on family , Daniel and Julia arrived here in the 1890 and settled in Texas Maryland
now I have most of the family history but what I need to find out is about 3 of the children twin girls and the last of the family born If any one can help out that would be great Need info on Christain Teresa Veronica and Vctoria Elizabeth born 1901 and christined and thats all I know and Agnus 1907 and nothing more so I am at a loss hope somone can help Bob Kearns
hey all. as i figured, not much goin on in the kearns group. i am building my own family tree starting from me and going back. if your a kearns in Ontario, it would be a great idea to have a look http://kearns.myheritage.com .