What a surprise!
Though my wife and I are now living in Orlando, I am originally from Michigan, near Detroit. I am one of 8 children (Irish Catholic) of Richard G. Loftus. He is one of 5 children of George Loftus, who I understand, came to America during the famine. My aunt has more details, since she trace the genealogy (sp?) of our branch.
Just for a count, I have 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 9 cousins, 5 nephews, and 7 nieces. Most of the family is in southeastern Michigan, with travelers in Ohio, Florida, and an uncle whose last location is unknown to me. If you would like more information, I would be happy to track it down.