Biography of Michael Mitchell
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Michael Mitchell, section 19, Brookfield Township was born in County Galway, Ireland, March 17, 1830. His father dying when he was but twelve years of age he, with his widowed mother, his brothers, William and Peter, and his sister Mary, came to the United States, landing at New Orleans, Nov. 28, 1852. Going directly up the river to St. Louis, Mo., they remained there a few weeks, going from there to Marseilles, this county. Peter is now deceased, but the mother, with her children, Mary and William, is living in Brooklield. Michael Mitchell is a thorough practical farmer, and has established himself well in Brookdeld Township. He owns a splendid farm of 160 acres of well improved land, besides having one of eighty acres improved land on section 20. Aug. 28, 1855, he married Margaret Haley, who was also a native of County Galway, Ireland, and who was born in 1837, coming to Philadelphia in 1848. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell have three Sons and three daughters - Mary Ann, a school teacher by profession; Peter, who is married and living on his farm on section 20; Ellen J., wife of John Cull, of this township; Margaret B., Michael P. and Jolin W., the three latter living at home. The family are all members of the Catholic church. In politics Mr. Mitchell is a Democrat. lie is Commissioner of Highways, and has served several terms as School Director. He is one of the most liberal men of Brookfield Township, active in the support of all that tends to public good, and a valued and reliable citizen.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886