Biography of Patrick Gilligan
Green Vale, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Patrick Gilligan, was born in 1832, in Ireland. At the age of fourteen he came to America, and after tarrying a short time in New York city, removed to Massachusetts, and worked in the cotton mills, also in Rhode Island and Connecticut, then came to Ohio. Here for three years he was employed in the gas works. In 1858 he came to Minnesota, settling in Northfield, Rice county, and in 1865 came to Green Vale, purchasing the farm on which he now lives. During the civil war he served one year, enlisting in 1864. His wife was Miss Ann Kennedy, a native of Ireland, married in 1852. Kate A., Owen A., Julia A., Louis, John, Mary J., James, T. Francis, Joseph 0., Mark and Theresa M. 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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