Edmond Kane, a native of County Limerick, Ireland, was born in 1839. After acquiring a common school education,
he learned the blacksmith's trade, working at it three years. In 1852, came to America and for three years made
his home and worked at his trade in Alton, Illinois. He afterward visited other places in the pursuit of his trade.
During the war was employed three years as blacksmith in Curtis' division. He then embarked in business for himself
in Hastings and in 1880, took a partner, the firm being Kane and Cavanaugh. Mr. Kane owns two hundred and sixty
acres in Vermillion township. Married to Kate Shayin 1860. John, Ellen, Patrick, William and Mary are their children.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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