Biography of Stephen Newell
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Stephen Newell, born in 1826, is a native of Ireland. Was educated in the Irish national schools, and for one year was employed as clerk by the government. In 1847 he came to America, proceeding to Rhode Island, where he learned the carpenter's trade, and followed it until 1851, then for three years was in Chicago. In 1854, came to Burnsville, Dakota county, and took charge of his father's farm of one hundred and sixty acres. His father died in 1855. Four years later he was elected to the legislature, and held his seat only thirty days, being displaced by the whole vote of Burnsville being thrown out. He held the office of school clerk until 1862; in the fall of the same year he was elected sheriff of Dakota county, and held the office until 1877; then resigned in consequence of ill health In 1863 he removed his family to Hastings, where he now resides. Married, in 1858, Ann Killelia. Frank, Mary, Annie, John, Joseph, Kate, Stephen and Vincent are their children.

The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.

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