Biography of Michael McHugh
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Michael McHugh was born in Brooklyn, New York, January 8th, 1826. Here he grew to manhood and learned the trade of tinsmith. Continued at his trade there, except two years at Philadelphia, until coming to Hastings in May, 1856. He followed his trade until 1861, then built a store at his present location, and started in the hardware business. Was for several years connected with the school board, and was instrumental in converting the system of - common schools to the present graded schools. In 1846, married Mary Casey, of Brooklyn, New York. James P., Mary J. and Agnes C. are their children. Margaret A., who died in May, 1874, was a well-known and popular teacher in the schools of Hastings.


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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