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.
Dakota County, MN
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