Biography of Eugene Dean
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Eugene Dean, justice of the peace, was born in Ireland, in 1823. Came to America in 1850, and first worked on the Hudson River railroad, afterward worked in different parts of the country. In 1855, came to Hastings, purchased some lots, also pre-empted one hundred and sixty acres in Vermilion. Two years subsequently he was elected county treasurer, which office he held until 1860. The next four years he run a farm, and later engaged in grocery business. Was a member of school board in 1873, elected justice of the peace in 1876, and. still continues in the office. His principal business at present is contracting. Has been twice married; his first wife, Ellen M. O'Connor, died in 1865; his present wife was Elizabeth Quirk of Illinois, married in 1866. James and Mary are children by his first; John, Francis Eugene and Johanna by present wife.


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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