Biography of Robert O'Neill
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Robert O'Neill was born in Ireland, July 29th, 1811. When seven years old moved with his parents to America. Through the advice of friends his father removed to Perth, Ontario, remaining until 1828; thence to Buckingham, Lower Canada, and settled on a farm. In 1850, Robert came to Minnesota, and engaged in lum bering three years. In the meantime be made a claim of two hundred and thirty acres in Eagan township, and in 1853, moved to it. During the fall of that year he was elected first chairman of county board of commissioners; was a member of the territorIal legislature in 1857, and has since held several town offices. In politics he is a staunch democrat. His wife was Miss Catherine Forbes, who was born on the beautiful Isle of Montreal. She has borne him twelve children, eight of whom are living.


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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