The Donahues and Cashells are my brick wall. I can trace back to my grandmother Margaret A. Donahue (Donehue, sic) aka Maud N. Donahue b 1892, and her brother Benjamin Henry Donahue b.1899. But her parents seem to have disappeared.
Mate (Mattie, Matie) Cashell (Cashell) and Benjamin Donahue
Left both children at St. John's orphanage in 1895.
Benjamin Sr. worked at Leitelt as a steam fitter.
Both parents stated they were born in Vermont on the childrens' birth certificates.
There is no evidence of either one of them having been in in Vermont, though there is a Benjamin Donahue born 1830 in Vermont. (He may be a relative.)
If anyone has any suggestions where to look, or is related to this family, please contact me. Thanks