I recently ordered a vital records search from the New York City Vital Records office. I ask them for several birth, marriage and death records associated with Sadie Donnelly, John Reilly and both Nelson Baldwins. I just received the first response that is in response to the two marriage records I requested. The first record I request was a search for Sadie’s marriage to John Reilly on April 30, 1893 in Brooklyn. They were unable to find the record of the marriage.
I also requested a search for a marriage to Nelson Baldwin in Brooklyn, but I requested a three year search based on the information I found in the 1910 Federal Census. I requested the search be conducted for 1908, 1909 and 1910. They were unable to find the record of the marriage.
So my next thought is to look in Queens for vital records and to start tracking down potential Catholic churches for record of a church wedding. They were living in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, so I plan to start there for possible neighborhood churches. I also plan on contacting the cemetery where Sadie is buried for any potential information that they may have.