Biography of John McGroarty
Inver Grove, Dakota County, MN Biographies

John McGroarty was born in Liver parish, Ireland, in 1824. Came to America in 1848 and landed at New York, where he purchased a stock of Irish linen and peddled from that city to Minnesota, which occupied his time until 1853. During the spring of that year he arrived at St. Paul, and in August came to Inver Grove, making a claim of one hundred and sixty acres, on which he has since lived. He is is the oldest living settier in the township on which he betowed the name of Inver, in honor of his native place. In 1844, in Ireland, he married Miss Bridget McNellis, by whom he had one son, Barnard. He is working his father's farm in partnership; was married in 1879 to Miss Ellen Dalton, a native of this state; John is their only son.


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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