Biography of Michael Donohoe
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Michael Donohoe. Was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, October 23, 1823, where he resided till September, 1847, when he immigrated to America. He landed at New Orleans and remained there till 1852, when he came, via Panama, to California, arriving at San Francisco, February 20th of that year. He went at once to Downieville, Sierra county, and began mining, where he remained till 1861, meeting with fair success in all his enterprises. During the last named year, he came to Mendocino county, and settled on his present ranch, comprising six hundred and forty acres, and is now engaged in general farming and stock raising April 14, 1858, he married Catherine Donalley, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, born in 1825. Their children are as follows: Alice, born February 12, 1859; Mary, born June 5, 1860; Rosanna, born April 25, 1863; Elizabeth, born January 15, 1865; Frank, born January 13, 1867; John, born December 8, 1868; Katie, born July 16, 1871.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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