Biography of Edward McDermott
Inver Grove, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Edward McDermott was born in Ireland, in 1832. He was reared on a farm and came to America in 1850. The first five years on American soil were passed in various vocations, in Delaware, New York and Illinois, and in 1855, came to Dakota county, Minnesota. He made a claim of one hundred and sixty acres in what is now Inver Grove township, on which he has since lived. Although Mr. McDermott could not get a team to do his breaking he has by diligence and perseverance seventy-live atres under cultivation. Married in 1875, at St. Paul, Miss Bridget Daley. Six children have been born to them: James J., Hugh F., Kate A., Margaret J., Mary E. and John.


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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