Biography of James Callan
Eagan, Dakota County, MN Biographies

James Callan was born in Ireland in 1880. He came to this country, in 1847, and settled in New York for five years. Thence to Ohio, and on to Minnesota, locating on his present farm in 1854. He was one of the earliest settlers. His neighbors were far between. He has taken a great interest in his town and county; has held the office of county commissioner several years; has been one of the town board two years; was elected clerk of the first school board of the town. He has a farm of four hundred acres, and is owner of the Callan Norman Canadian stallion, one of the finest horses in the state. Married Miss Elizabeth Hodt, a native of Ireland, in 1851. Benjamin, James, Lizzie, Margaret, Frank, Ernest, Andrew, Charles and Robert are their children.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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