1827
John McSorley is born: Co.Tyrone, Ireland

1847
Potato Blight begins in the South of Ireland

1850
Potato crop failure reached the Northern Counties of Ireland

1851
John McSorley arrives in New York City on the Ship The Colonist from Liverpool

1854
John McSorley opens up an ale house at
15 East 7th Street in New York City.
He calls it "The Old House at Home"

1855
John McSorley marries Honora Henley

1856
First child Peter, is born to Honora and
John McSorley

1861
William J. McSorley born, John's favorite son and the son who will take the helm of McSorley's Old Ale house.

1864-65
The building at 15 East 7th Street is improved to become a 5 story tenement. John and family move upstairs over the bar.



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